When long-time Mount Kisco resident Edna McKinney was born on Feb. 8, 1913, she lived in a different era.
Mayor Michael Cindrich said that she lived through many significant events, such as World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and Vietnam.
“But she never lost her faith," he added, noting that she was a member of Mount Kisco's Methodist Church for about 70 years.
McKinney died on Jan. 11, less than a month before what would have been her 100th birthday. To honor her, the mayor issued a proclaimation for this past Friday, Feb. 8, the date of her centennial.
Cindrich read his proclaimation twice: at a Sunday church service, and again at the Mount Kisco Village Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night.
Born in Thornwood, McKinney resided in Mount Kisco for about seven decades. She worked for Mount Kisco Medical Group until retiring at 70, Cindrich said, and then worked at the Fox & Sutherland bookstore.
McKinney was also called the "brownie lady," because she would bake and share brownies, the mayor said. She also volunteered for FISH, which helps to drive senior citizens to medical appointments.
Several folks came for the honor for the trustees meeting, including Bobbie McCann, who was known as an honorary daughter of hers, Methodist Pastor Karen Burger, who attended, said. Additionally, there were several church members present.