Golden McGinnis, 96, Overbrook: Oct. 13, 1922 – Dec. 6, 2018

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Golden McGinnis, 96, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Ray County, Mo., the son of Ramie and Nell (Smart) McGinnis.

Golden was united in marriage to Ruth Marie Mann, on Jan. 17, 1946, in Omaha, Neb. They shared more than 70 years of marriage. They moved to a farm in the rural Carbondale area of Osage County, Kan., in 1957. They moved to Overbrook in 2000.

He served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army Signal Corps, attaining the rank of T/4. Golden enlisted in December 1942, and was honorably discharged in January 1946. Returning home, he was employed at the Dry Ice Company, in Omaha, Neb., Ford Motors, Kansas City, and retired from Goodyear Tire, Topeka, Kan., after 28 years. During those 28 years he also worked on his farm.

Golden loved his trips to Branson. He would take Ruth to the shows and really enjoyed that he could avoid driving the crazy city traffic with the bus taking them straight from Silver Dollar City to the hotel. One of the fondest memories of his time in Branson was the vow renewal Ruth and Golden had for their 50th anniversary at the little chapel in Silver Dollar City. He was also an avid and knowledgeable Royals fan. He listened to the games good or bad and always was ready for the next great season. Most beloved in his life was his family, especially his wife Ruth. They were a beautiful testament of a strong and loving marriage.

Golden is survived by two sons, Wayne McGinnis and wife, Teresa, Scranton, Kan., and Steve McGinnis and wife, Katherine, Mulberry, Ark.; a daughter, Linda McGinnis, Overbrook; four grandchildren, Neal McGinnis and wife, Autumn, Leah McGinnis, Steve McGinnis and wife, Leigh, and Sheila Harrell and husband, Greg; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Strother McGinnis; and sister, Agnes Gregory.

Funeral services will at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Overbrook Bible Church, 719 Western Heights Dr., Overbrook. Burial will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery, Carbondale. Golden’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Dr., Overbrook.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Retirement Community and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at

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