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Kara Lynn McGinnis, age 47, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, in the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.  Born November 7, 1971, in Quincy, Illinois, Kara was the daughter of Lawrence Michael (Mike) and Janice Bishop McGinnis.

Kara is survived by her mother Janice McGinnis of Edina, Missouri; one brother Kevin Michael (Pamela) McGinnis of St. Joseph, Missouri; a nephew and niece, Kelton and Kenzie McGinnis of St. Joseph, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Donna Stockham and fiancée, Bruce Normile of Baring, Missouri, Sue (Dick) Johnson of Baring, Missouri, Dan (Judi) Bishop of Baring, Missouri, Brenda (Mike) Beckner of Corydon, Iowa; and numerous cousins.

Kara was preceded in death by her Father on July 14, 2018; and several aunts and uncles, Jack and Mary Bishop, J.W. Bishop, Kenneth Stockham, Judy Bishop, Mike and Carol Lee Bishop.

Kara attended Edina Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary’s Special School in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1989.  She came home and started attending Wider Opportunities.  She worked in the laundry department at Knox County Nursing Home for 22 years.  Kara enjoyed movies, shopping, getting her nails done. She really enjoyed going out to eat pizza.  She is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri.  Father Colin Franklin will officiate for the services with music provided by the Clark Family.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Michael Bishop, Mark Bishop, Ryan Bishop, Evan Glasgow, Alan Dixson and Bryce Dixson as casket bearers.

A Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knox County Nutrition Site or Hospice of Northeast MO.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.