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                                                           Archery losses another
Betty McKinney passes away at the age of 82

                                                                                                     1930 - 2013

A son's tribute to his mother                                
                                                                                   By Rick McKinney

     She was a gentle soul who mainly stayed in the background, raising 6 kids, taking care of the household, shooting her bow and arrow, running her own beauty saloon in house, being the secretary of the Indiana Field Archery Association and keeping the books of Paul’s Archery while coaching and inspiring 100’s of the Munsee Olympian JOAD archers.

     Her first love was dance roller skating. Since the family headed towards the sport of archery, she reluctantly set her skates to the side and picked up the bow and arrow. In less than three years, she became the NFAA Barebow National Field Champion. She put sights on her bow and traveled the Professional Archery Association tour winning the Ann Marston Memorial and other major events. She finished 2nd at the PAA National Outdoor Championships finishing behind one of the greatest female archers to ever shoot a bow and arrow.

            Her easy smile and friendly manner is what most remember.
Some had to deal with her fierce competitiveness when on
 the shooting line (where do you think I got that attitude?). She encouraged hundreds of kids at Paul’s Archery Center for years.
I think one of her proudest moments was when Becky Liggett carried the torch for the Indianapolis Olympic Festival. Becky won several national events and received an archery scholarship to Arizona State University.

     Eventually mom gave up the bow and arrow and went back to dance skating. She won her silver bars in her 70’s.
She was so excited about dancing again and continued on until she could no longer skate. I will never forget our discussions over the years. She was always positive, encouraging
and had a gentle heart.

Rest in peace mom. You lived a full and wonderful life.





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