Penny McKinney Dolph

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Penny McKinney Dolph

November 26, 1956 - August 26, 2018

Penny (McKinney) Dolph, age 61, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Penny was born November 26, 1956 in Greensburg, Indiana to Donald C. and Marilyn "Audie" Gill McKinney. Penny was a 1975 graduate of Greensburg Community High School. She married Michael Dolph on May 6, 1995. She was dedicated to her career with Graceworks at Grace Community in Greensburg for over 15 years. She was generously devoted to the residents. Penny was an active member of the Indiana Association of Service Coordinators, American Association of Service Coordinators, Special Olympics Coach, The Arc of Decatur County, and Senior Executive Club.

Penny had a passion for life and a drive to help anyone or anything that crossed her path. She would always be the first to help and was committed to following through until the end. Penny loved nature and animals. She spent endless hours in her flower garden. She was a devoted wife and poured herself into all of his hobbies to be close to him. She believed her greatest accomplishment was raising a wonderful daughter and best friend, Jody. Penny also cherished being the "Cool Aunt" to her niece, Sharilyn. Penny loved sharing food and laughter with all of her family and friends.

Penny is survived by her husband, Michael Dolph; daughter, Jody Coffman; father, Donald C. McKinney; brother, Thomas (Carolyn) McKinney; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn "Audie" McKinney.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 am also at the Funeral Home. Contributions in Penny's memory may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201 and Cancer Treatment Centers of America- Chicago, 2520 Elisha Ave, Zion, Illinois 60099. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.
Published on August 28, 2018
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Beth Lawrence
Sep 03, 2018
I worked as a Service Coordinator with Penny for a couple of years. She was so dedicated and a great resource for those who needed help. I am so sad to hear this but know she can rest in peace now. I may not have known her more than those couple of years but I will never forget her.
The Woytsek Family
Aug 31, 2018
We're saddened that you're no longer here with us but rejoicing that you're with the Father now. We'll miss your smile, love, and optimism that you brought to Grace Lutheran and to us. ❤️
Cathy Collins
Aug 30, 2018
Mike and Jody, so sorry to hear about Penny. Loved working with her at STI . What a wonderful friend she was. She always made the most of each moment. She sure loved you guys so much. My love and prayers are with you.
Gregg and Dyan Keith
Aug 29, 2018
So very sorry on Penny’s passing. I went to school with Penny beginning in grade school and graduated with her in 75.

Our prayers and sorrow with your family, God Bless.
Jim Weber
Aug 28, 2018
I worked with Penny many years ago when she was a lifeguard at the Allen Memorial Pool and I was the pool manager. Her smile, laughter, and sense of humor could always be counted on to brighten everyone’s day. She will be fondly remembered by many. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.
Joyce and Shelly Mollenkopf
Aug 28, 2018
Thank you for being a wonderful part of our lives.