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Mary McKinley

September 10, 1950 — June 28, 2017

Kappa-Mary "Yvonne" McKinley, 66, of Kappa passed away at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born on September 10, 1950 in Bloomington, IL a daughter of William and Mary Kearfott Vandegraft. She married Donald L. McKinley on February 21, 1970 in El Paso. He survives.

Also surviving are her four sons, Donald W. (Dawn) McKinley of Kappa; Brian McKinley of El Paso; Philip (Michelle) McKinley of Normal; Rodney (Lola) McKinley of Kappa; her mother Mary Vandegraft of El Paso; two sisters Cora Parrish of Normal; Becky Vandegraft of El Paso; two brothers, Doug Vandegraft of El Paso; Mike Vandegraft of Benson; one sister-in-law Carol McKinley; two brother-in-laws Levern Yeske; Wesley McKinley; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, one brother Eddy Vandegraft; and two sister-in-laws, Freddie Vandegraft and Barbara Yeske.

Yvonne had worked for Dupont and the IGA in El Paso and also for Hobby Lobby.

She was a member of the Hudson Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev. Brandon Current will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hinthorne Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the El Paso Fire and Rescue or Hudson Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JUL 5. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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JUL 6. 10:30 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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