Elizabeth Ann McKinley
Sunday 25th of September 1966 - Friday 19th of June 2020
Elizabeth Ann McKinley, 53, joined her Heavenly Father in the early morning of Friday, June 19, 2020. Ann was born on September 25, 1966 in Louisville, KY to Herman and Betty (Miller) Hardesty of Lexington, KY.
She graduated from Lafayette HS and Eastern Kentucky University. Ann was married on June 18, 1988 to James “JimBo” McKinley and together they celebrated 32 years. Ann was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was the current Director of Calvary Baptist PDO program, where she taught Pre-K for 27 years. She was also a former manager for Tupperware International. She loved scrapbooking, making cards, gardening, helping others, and mission trips with her church.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, JimBo McKinley; sons, Michael (Jasmine) Olivia Ann, Mason James, Thomas (Payton Schmidt), and Christopher; sister, Jeannie (Rick) Newman; nieces, Sarah (Anthony) Weidner Deijah, Charlotte, Rebekah (Adam) Shelley, Esther, Luke, and Hannah Newman; brother, Rob (Tanya) Hardesty, Sam, and sister-in-law to Steve (Jodie) McKinley, Katie (Chaz) Strubbe, Pierce, Sawyer, Easton, Karie (Eric) Davenport Avery, Ronan, Remi, Karyn (Tyler Ison) McKinley, and daughter-in-law to Marilyn (Kenneth) Caudell.
Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mrs. McKinley’s arrangements. A service will be observed by the family at a future date to celebrate Ann’s life.
In honor of her legacy Ann’s Family suggest memorial contributions be directed to Calvary Baptist Church (Christmas Project) and the American Cancer Society (Relay for Life).
To share a remembrance of Ann or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com
Love you so much just can’t stop thinking about you. You were a second mommy to me. I don’t know what to do with you gone and I’m so sad we pushed off our visit. I love you so much and I know you are my guardian angel watching over me and helping me heal from my cancer. Say hi to my dad for me.
Danny and Tina McSorleysays
We are so so sorry to hear about Ann. Glad we ran into you guys a while back at Malone’s. So many memories flooding my mind of Little League baseball games while we were watching you (Jimbo), and Danny coach the kids from the sidelines. Days we will never forget. You and the family are very much in our thoughts and prayers.
JimBo, I am remembering you, Ann, and your family in my prayers. You guys are among my favorite people and favorite former students. Ann always sent me grammatical errors she found in the papers and in people’s use. I will miss her editorial and grammatical remembrances. She was a great, courageous, compassionate, positive presence in our world. We will all miss her,
Jumbo so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember great times at Gardenside Little League. Lee
My cousin Ann & I were near birthday twins, born only 2 days apart. Our mothers even had the same doctor! (Her parents then lived in the Louisville area). Ann & I saw each other occasionally growing up. In the past several years we connected on Facebook through our closely alinged humanitarian views. I deeply miss our conversations now. Ann was a dear friend as well as family.
Jimbo and family, I am covering y'all in prayers for comfort, peace, and strength that only God can provide. Rest on the promise of seeing Ann again some sweet day. Hallelujah for our blessed hope. May God hold you all tightly in the difficult days ahead. Maranatha