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Celebration of Life

Oak Hill Cemetery
Sunday July 14th, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Janice "Elaine" McKinney-Johnston

Janice “Elaine” McKinney-Johnston, 58 of Taylorville formerly of California passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:35 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on April 26, 1961 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Larry and Barbara (Boehler) McKinney. She married Wade Johnston on October 27, 1990 in Las Vegas, NV. She and her husband Wade managed mobile home parks in California and later moved back home to Taylorville where she worked as a cashier at Taylorville Food Center in Taylorville. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, she loved the lake, traveling and she never met a stranger.

She is survived by her Husband: Wade Johnston of Taylorville, IL; Parents: Larry and Barbara McKinney of Taylorville, IL;  Brother: Eric McKinney of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Susan Nelson of Taylorville, IL; Maureen Landers of Citrus Springs, FL; Nieces: Amelia White, Elizabeth Nelson, Rebecca Nelson, Nephew: Michael Nelson and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister: Donna White, Grandparents: Nick and Helen Boehler of Waggoner and Earl and Florence McKinney of Palmer.

Elaine will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday July 14, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Taylorville American Legion Post 73.

Memorials may be made to the Charity of the donors choice.

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

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Elaine and I were classmates since 1st grade. What a lovely person. I will remember her laughter and smile. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Lorraine Oller Jul 2 2019 12:00 AM

What a lovely, kind lady you raised (Larry and Barb). Surely she is in Heaven with her sis. So very sorry for your grief.

Patricia Barry Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Elaines passing. She was a special person whom I have fond memories of as students and friends growing up. Lots of fun and laughter when with Elaine! God bless her and keep her and her whole family.

Mary Anne (Brown) Oller Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice McKinney-Johnston

Janet Bentley-Lane Peoria, Il Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM

She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I didn't know her long but what I did see and know was no matter what she was going through she always tried to stay positive and encourage others. She always made me smile. She had such a sweet Spirit and wonderful sense of humor. I will never listen to the 70s music again without thinking of her. I can close my eyes and see her beautiful smile that would light up a room. She is missed and what a blessing to know her for the little time I did.

Mary Hodge Frost Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM

Larry and Barb, I don't even begin to know what to say to you. I am so sorry that you are having to go through this again. May God wrap his loving arms around both of you and the rest of your family. If you need help with anything please let me know.

Mary Linda Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Wade and the family in the passing of Elaine. What a wonderful person! I met her at Davita and instantly had a connection with her. My dad would give her a hard time during their treatments and she made his time there less stressful. I will miss her calls. She was there for me after both my parents passed away last year. Elaine will always have a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed.

Kelly Goodman Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Carl & Mary Prose Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy for her family. She was a sweetheart.

Donna Kovack Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

We were high school classmates and she made a big impact on my life. She was funny and kind, sweet and caring. I will not forget her!

Nicholas Blair Showalter Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

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