Michaela Colleen McKinney (Schoel) Whitehead

April 25, 1943 - August 12, 2009

Our beloved Mike, wife, mom and grandmother passed away August 12, 2009 at home in McKinney, TX., surrounded by her loving family. Born April 25, 1943, in Cheyenne, WY. Michaela Colleen McKinney lived there for 26 years before moving to Carrollton, TX to be with the love of her life, Ken Whitehead. She was blessed to be able to spend her days doing things she enjoyed most: helping others, floral design, gardening and stained glass as well as rescuing lots and lots of kitties and the occasional mutt. In addition to her husband Ken, Mike is survived by sons, Todd Schoel, wife, Christie; Bryan Schoel; John Garrity; Steve Whitehead, wife Sandy; Scott Whitehead, wife Stephanie; and daughter Nicole Whitehead; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends. The family is forever grateful for the loving care Mike received from At Home Companions as well as Hospice Plus. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. A memorial service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. lol

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Mom was kind and loving. I will always be grateful for everything she did for me. Some of the things she did for me were not easy but out of her love for me she did them anyway. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for giving me life and an opprtunity for a better one. I will miss her every day for the rest of my life. Rest in peace Mom. I love you!!! John John Edward Garrity, August 19, 2009 dear ken, todd and families: we want to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. we haven't seen Mike since the late 60's or early 70's. we think the last time was when she was going to be moving to texas. my memories of her was that we had so much fun as children visitng down in Fort Collins with uncle john and aunt ethel. then in cheyenne when we were teenagers and then when Mike could drive was really fun, as she'd ask me to come along, thought I was cool to be going around with someone who could drive.wish that we could've come to texas, but it just wasn't meant to be. so I will remember the old times. Now she won't have to suffer any longer and she'll be with her mom, and our grandparents. they were very special to her. we will get a donation off to the alzheimers foundation in her memory. love to you all. from connie and corald connie and corald peterson, August 14, 2009 What wonderful memories I have of family dinners & get togethers at your house, with out Mikes help I might never have learned how to cook a turkey. Thanks to her talent in floral design I have a lovely floral design I will always cherish. She loved us, warts & all & we will always love & remember Mike. Barbara Hipsey (Whitehead), August 14, 2009 I always enjoyed Mike's company. A very talented lady. My thoughts are with Ken and family. Denis Hipsey, August 14, 2009 She took to her childerns friends like we were her own childern and made me feel comfortable the first time we were introduced. Letting us cook Thanksgiving dinner at her house. Our hearts go out to my long time personal friends... Ken,Todd,Bryan and Nikki Phil & Debbie Gamboa, August 13, 2009 We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this time. Denise and Jeffrey Morgan Denise and Jeffrey Morgan, August 13, 2009