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Earline (Lingwood) McGinnis, 92, of Wellsville, Kan., departed this life to be with her Lord on Sept. 29, 2015, at Vintage Park in Baldwin City, Kan. Funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Wellsville Baptist Church, Wellsville, Kan. Family greeted friends after the service in the Family Center at the church. Burial was Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan.
Earline, daughter of Thomas and Ollie C. (Hodgson) Lingwood, was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Boicourt, Kan. She was raised on a farm in Linn County, Kan. On June 15, 1939, she was united in marriage to Lee McGinnis in Pleasanton, Kan. She and her husband owned and operated Lee’s Super Saver, a grocery store in Garnett, for many years. While there, she was an active member of First Baptist Church, served on various boards, played piano and was a member of a ladies’ trio, “The Gospelettes.”
After moving to Wellsville in 1986, she became an active member of Wellsville Baptist Church as a pianist, a member of a gospel group and served on the deacon board. She gave her heart to the Lord at age 14. She loved the Lord and Southern Gospel Music which was a big part of her life. In her later years she was blessed to have so many wonderful friends and church family to minister to her needs. She prayed earnestly that God would bless them as they had blessed her--and she knew He would.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lee in 2002; her parents; brothers, Arthur E. and Donald Ray Lingwood; and sister, Audrey E Morris.
Earline is survived by son, Donald Lee McGinnis, Michigan Valley, Kan.; daughter, Sheri and husband Joe Baugh, Mound City, Kan.; grandchildren, Diana Hermon and husband Don, Rod McGinnis and wife Evelyn, Lisa Huppe and husband Gary, Amy Earl and husband Dan and Tatum McGinnis and husband Marvin; 13 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren and three on the way. Earline loved them all dearly and was very proud of all their accomplishments.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wellsville Baptist Church. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan., (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at


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