Eugene McKinney

CLINTON, IL - Eugene McKinney, 97, passed away at 2:09 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013, at his family home in Clinton, Ill.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton with military honors at the gravesite. Visitation will be from 5–7 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Calvert Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Clinton First Christian Church or to Clinton Roque Park, Class of '73.

Mr. McKinney was born Sept. 2, 1915, in Texas Township, DeWitt County, Ill., to Robert N. and Emma (Blasengame) McKinney. He married Edna Azbill on Oct. 13, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, Ill. She passed away Jan. 12, 2004.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Armstrong of Clinton; one son, Vince McKinney of Semi Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

He was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church and a Veteran of the US Army Air Force.

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Calvert Funeral Home
201 South Center Street Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 935-3166