Shirley M. McKinley

December 17, 2019

Shirley M. McKinley, 85, of Lafayette, Ind. died December 17, 2019 at Heritage Health Care, West Lafayette, Ind.  She was born March 29, 1934 in Niles, Michigan to Ben & Elgie (Ouderback) Hendershott.  She was married to Harold Lloyd McKinley and later divorced.

Shirley graduate high school in Niles, Michigan.  She worked for National Homes, Lomas & Nettleton Mortgage Company, then the City of Lafayette and retired from Purdue University.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking and spending time with family and grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Patrick Stephen “Steve” (Tammy) McKinley of Lafayette and Gary McKinley of Frankfort, 2 Granddaughters: Jackie (Companion Jason Lucas) McKinley of Indianapolis and Christine (Chad) McCord of Lafayette, 3 Great Grandchildren, Gary Lee McKinley, Baylee Jennings and Bentlee McCord.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 14 siblings and a granddaughter, Amanda McKinley.


Leave your Condolences

2 Condolences for “Shirley M. McKinley”

  1. Helen Terrell December 18, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Steve and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a god send to me when my daughters were younger – she was more like a grandmother to them than babysitter – they always had a great time at her house and I knew they were in good hands. She was a very talented, giving and kind lady – who always had a big smile for all.
    Sending my sympathy and prayers – God bless you all.

  2. Rosemary Weaver December 18, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Shirley. She was a very hard working person, providing for her two young boys all those years. She was the last one left of the Hendershott Family. Condolence to her family.

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