Warren G. McKinney family death
BURNS FATAL TO FARMER'S WIFE AND 2 CHILDREN Store Explodes in Home Near Wyandotte—Woman Wai Building* Fire ' * A farmer's Wife and her two children were fatally burned when a cook stove exploded in their ru ral home, 8 miles southeast of Wy andotte, at about 5 p. m, Thurs day. The dead are: Mrs. Versie McKinney, 27; he daughter, Mary Sue, 6, and he baby son, Frankie Lee, 18 months County Attorney Richard Smith, who with Horace Rider, deputy on Sheriff Dee T. Walter's Walter's force, investigated the accident, accident, said Mrs. McKinney and the children were burned after apparently apparently being knocked unconscious unconscious by the explosion. The blast was caused, Smith said he believed, when Mrs. McKinney evidently used kerosene or other fluid in starting a fire in her cook stove. Soon after the blast, the twc children were removed from the burning home by Frank Morgan a neighboring farmer who hearc the explosion, Mrs. McKinney was dead when taken from the building The children were rushed by a Buzzard Funeral home ambulance to Neosho, Mo., but died at the Fale Memorial hospital. The boy died approximately 30 minutes after after reaching the hospital. The gir lived until about 9 p. m. Warren McKinney, husband oj the dead woman, Smith said, was working on a farm three miles distant distant when the fatal accident occurred. occurred. Flames, leaping from the stove, charred the inlerior of the kitchen but did not seriously damage other parts of the four- room stone dwelling. The house was located adjacent to Sycamore Sycamore chapel and was constructed as a parsonage. Besides her husband,. Mrs. Me• Me• ("Contih'ue'd oii"page Four)"