Obituary of Rhonda Tinkey

Rhonda Kay Tinkey, age 52, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

She was born July 12, 1969, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Lowell William Beerbower and Donna Kay Lawson Beerbower.

In earlier years, Rhonda worked at Larry’s Carry Out. Later she was employed by Jump Start and Peerless.

She married Preston Tinkey on May 10, 1991. When her boys were younger, Rhonda was actively involved with the Boy Scouts where she served as Den Mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and taking trips to the casinos.

Survivors include her husband, Preston, of the home; three sons, L.W. Beerbower of Ft. Scott, Kyle Tinkey (Katie Harper), also of Ft. Scott and Jessie Tinkey of West Virginia and ten grandchildren, Savannah, Charlotte, Jackson, Alexander, Keira, Kaizleigh, Kiaya, Kazmer, Cheyanne and Shaynna. Also surviving are two brothers, David Beerbower (Donna Jo) of Ft. Scott and Allen Beerbower (Kim), of Redfield, Kansas.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Ashley and two brothers, Troy and Gary Beerbower.

There was cremation. A memorial service with burial in the Marmaton Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Rhonda Tinkey Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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