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Ovia Marie Mcginnis

November 25, 1933 — January 11, 2023

The family of Ovia Marie McGinnis of Cuba, Missouri, is saddened to announce her passing away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the age of 89. She was born on Saturday, November 25, 1933, in Big Flat, Arkansas to the union of George and Ollie (Curtis) Crisp.

It was on Friday, March 10, 1950, in Salem, Arkansas that Leroy McGinnis took her to be his bride. Leroy will deeply miss his Ovia Marie and will always feel blessed to have been her loving husband of seventy-two years. There are others who were dearly loved and are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy; four children Don (Tina) McGinnis of Cuba, Pat (Bob) Bell of Cuba, Renee (Ed) Bowen of Cuba, Michele (Kevin) Harmon of Salem; two daughters-in-law Diana McGinnis of Springfield and Edna McGinnis of Cuba; She will also be sadly missed by her eighteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many dear friends including her beloved church family at the Church of Christ in Cuba, Missouri.


Ovia Marie was a beautiful woman and the matriarch of the McGinnis family. Her heart was always open, and the door of her home was never closed. Whether a relative or a friend (young or old), you were welcome at her table to enjoy Sunday dinner or a special treat of her chocolate gravy! She would always ask someone to bless the food with a prayer that ended with an extended invitation to church or bible study! She loved discussing scripture and unashamedly shared her knowledge of the Lord. She was a loving woman and will always be remembered for her kindness to others and her willingness to help anyone who was in need offering consoling words and a prayer. She worked alongside her husband and children in the family business and was a secretary at McGinnis Wood Products for many years.

Ovia Marie was preceded in death by her parents George and Ollie (Curtis) Crisp; two sons Jack McGinnis and Kim “Mac” McGinnis; siblings Horace (Erlene) Crisp, W.P. (Elenor) Crisp, Hayes (Marie) Crisp, Otilee (Everet) Wallace, G.R. (Jo) Crisp and Georgia Ann (T.J.) Robbins. Ovia was the last family member of that generation and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. at the Church of Christ 81 Merri Hills Dr. @ Hwy. 19, Cuba, Missouri.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ with Steven Wick and Vance Davis, officiating.

In keeping with her wishes, Ovia Marie will be cremated following the funeral service. Inurnment will be held at Kinder Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Fair Haven Children's Home 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, Missouri 65757.

The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the McGinnis family.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

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