Rose Mary "PeeWee" McKinney

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March 8, 1941 ~ March 5, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Rose Mary “PeeWee” McKinney, 81, was born in Pueblo, Colorado on March 8, 1941, and passed away on March 5, 2023.

Survived by her daughters, Jody Joe of Pueblo, and Kelly McKinney of Colorado Springs; sister, Betty (Richard) Golob of Pueblo; brother, Joe (Linda) Marino of Pueblo; grandchildren, John (Amber) Drury, Chris (Brooke) Smith, Jovanna Joe, Alex (Kelsey) Montoya, and Kaelan (Kayla) Thorson; great-grandchildren, Johnny, Amaya, Aleah, Christopher, Jameson, Benjamin, Alexander, Alanna, Braunson, and Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews; and many very special friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. McKinney; parents, Louis and Theresa Marino; brother, Ralph Marino; in-laws, Betty and John Dykes; and nephew, Randy Golob

Rose Mary “PeeWee” loved working at Minnequa/Vetra Bank as she made this her career of 46 years. She would reminisce about the memories she made and all the friendships that developed through the years, and she always had a great story to tell about work.

She enjoyed shopping and gambling and was always looking for the next opportunity to do both, but the love that she had for her two daughters, and her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are what she held dear to her heart.

For all that you have done
For your accomplishments and what you have become
Your spirit will always shine
You will be in our hearts and on our minds
You will be dearly missed

Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2023, at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to any dementia charity of your choice. Online condolences at


Graveside Service: March 17, 2023 10:00 am

Roselawn Cemetery
1706 Roselawn Road
Pueblo, CO 81006


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  1. RIP dear friend. You have left wonderful memories to so many. I was so lucky to enjoy your friendship over the years at Minnequa Bank. Such an amazing woman with so much love for her family. Fly with the angels dear friend. My condolences to the family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Peewee left an enormous footprint in my life and in the lives of so many others. The love she had for her family was such an inspiration. I will always love her and cherish the memories.
    May she Rest In Peace

  3. Sending heartfelt condolences to her daughters and grandchildren and Betty and Joe. I only knew her as a little girl growing up on Currie. Our Italian families were always close on that street. May God comfort her family with His Love and Peace. Carolyn Cirullo Tollefson

  4. Lots of spunk in small package. I knew Pee Wee most of my life. She lived on Currie St and I lived on Eldorado St. She grow up in a great Italian family. It’s so sad to see another person pass from that neighborhood. My condolences to Betty and Joe. I will carry Pee Wee’s memory with me until inn be pass on.

  5. Pee Wee will be forever a great memory to me! She was professional, absolutely loved her family, always took care of her customers, believed in the empowerment of women, and one of the funniest humans to ever cross my path!

  6. Jody, Kelly and Families,
    I was so sorry to read of Pee Wee’s passing. I, too, was one of her Minnequa Bank friends. Pee Wee was one of a kind and her customers adored her. I loved her sense of humor and her unshakeable loyalty to her friends and especially her family. We kept in touch with phone chats – sometimes really long phone chats. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. She was so proud of them and talked about them often. She also never failed to ask about my family and especially my grandchildren. Her faith that she was firmly in God’s hands never wavered. I will miss her. You are all in my prayers.

  7. As I look at Pee Wee’s photo I fondly remember a woman who had a great sense of humor and always saw the upside of every situation. She was very generous and didn’t have a stingy bone in her body. She gave and gave with all of her heart to her family. She dealt with life as it was given to her and never questioned. I knew Pee Wee in high school and then reconnected with her years later when I went to work at Minnequa Bank in 1989. The employees of Minnequa Bank were like a family. Going to work daily wasn’t a chore it was a joy and I treasure all the friendships made and the memories of which Pee Wee is a large part and help create. I’m sure heaven will never be the same once Pee Wee sets up residence and of course she has her wings by now and is engaging in some of the most mischievous things only Pee Wee can think of. But the Good Lord will just sit back and enjoy her antics as that is who she is and remember HE did create her. Rest in peace My Friend. A peace you deserve and have earned and save me a seat.
    My most heart felt condolences to her family,
    Lucille Paglione-Corsentino

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