Bernadine “Bernie” McKinney, 86, of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015.  She was born on December 24, 1928 in Shelby County near Tower Hill; the daughter of Harry Orville and Nancy Elizabeth (Ballard) Nance.  She married Charles “Joe” McKinney on April 8, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL.  He preceded her in passing on September 10, 1990.  Bernie was the office manager and dental assistant for Dr. L.W. Heim for many years.  After her retirement she began working for Dr. C.L. Tankersley until her retirement in 1988.  Her laugh would brighten anyone’s day.  She was an avid reader, a master at crossword puzzles, and thoroughly enjoyed dancing.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

She is survived by her sons, Bruce (wife, Nancy) McKinney of Bloomington, IL and Brian (wife, Sheila) McKinney of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Kathleen (husband, Chris Wanless) McKinney of Bloomington, IL and Emma Wilson of Springfield, IL; sister, Lela Hazel of Taylorville, IL; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; five brothers, Donald, Lloyd, Harry, Jake, and Fred; nine sisters, Lela, Irene, Louise, Margie, Ruth, June, Dorothy, Susan, and Marlene. 

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on June 9, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating.  Visitation will be one hour before the service.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center (Activity Department) 800 McAdam Dr. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568. 

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