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Geraldine McKinney

Geraldine McKinney, 96 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00 a.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 4, 1924 in Mt. Vernon, IL the daughter of Ed and Louise Heil. She married Wayne L. McKinney on September 10, 1949 in the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, IL. Geraldine was a homemaker, she loved to Cook and she especially loved her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by her son: Wayne McKinney of Springfield, IL; daughter: Karen McKinney of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Mark (Jodi) Anderson of Waverly, IL; Heather Digiovanna of Springfield, IL; great-grandchildren: Rachel and Brandon Dempsey, McKenna Anderson, Noah Anderson, Blayton Anderson, Callie Anderson, Remmi Anderson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her brothers: Wallace Heil and Chuck Heil. 

Private graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tom Belegante officiating.

Memorials may be made to Quad County Hospice 1 Huber St. Pana, IL 62557. 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Im so sorry to hear this, She was a great lady, I remember growing up going to visit her and Wayne at there house.They were both great people,

AJ McKinney Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.Your Mom was a special lady.

Christina Curry Chrisman Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Geri was kind soul with an memorable laugh. She was loved by many and will be missed many. Thank you for many great memories. I love you.

Deb Lysaker Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

My mom, Jean Brown Faulkner, and I have many memories involving Geraldine and her family. She was a great friend to my mom. We thank you for those memories. And to her families --all of you arein our prayers and God bless all of you.

Yolanda Brown Marucco Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Geraldine McKinney

Linda Friend Prosperini Jul 23 2020 12:00 AM