Raymond H. McKinnie, 89


Raymond Harold McKinnie, 89, of Morrisonville, died  on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 116 E. Franklin St. in Taylorville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the church, with speaker William Harmon, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Morrisonville City Cemetery.

Mr. McKinnie was born on Dec. 10, 1934, in Morrisonville, the son of John and Ethel (Jarrett) McKinnie. He married Judy Lee Gant on March 17, 1956, in the Presbyterian Church, in Morrisonville. They were married for just shy of 68 blessed years.

Mr. McKinnie was born and bred in the Morrisonville community and spent his entire life as a farmer. He started farming at a very young age with his father and continued to do so with his son until his passing. It was his passion and in his blood. He loved to raise cattle and had many beef customers over the years.

He was a member of the Taylorville Presbyterian Church, a community leader and a member of several organizations. He belonged to Ansar Shrine, Legion of Honor and Past Masters in Springfield, IL. He belonged to the Morrisonville Masonic Lodge #681 where he was the treasurer for over 40 years and also a member of the Pawnee Easter Star #436. He served on the Christian County Fair Board for many years and was an honorably discharged Army veteran.

Mr. McKinnie’s greatest achievement and greatest gift was his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave him much joy and he liked watching them achieve, grow and turn into the great people they have become.

Surviving Mr. McKinnie are his wife, Judy McKinnie of Morrisonville; children, Janet Lee (Paul) Smith of Silvis, James Raymond McKinnie of Morrisonville and Thomas Michael (Philana) McKinnie of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Jacob (Karen) Smith, Darla (Justin) Kerwin, Michael McKinnie and Abbi McKinnie; and great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Theodore, Peter, Connor and Jack; and many extended family members.

Mr. McKinnie was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Pearl Lewis, Marjorie Blount, Jean Montgomery, Cecil McKinnie, Glenn ‘Spud’ McKinnie and Harry ‘Red’ McKinnie; and grandson, Joshua Smith.

The family suggest memorials to be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts. Memorials may be given at the visitation, funeral, or mailed to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis Ave, MO 63110.

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