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Joyce Analie (Chatten) McKinley

January 14, 1928 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 90)


      Joyce Analie McKinley, 90, of Quincy, made her transition at 10:45 am Tuesday (October 2, 2018) at her home near Quincy, Illinois.

      Born January 14, 1928 in Quincy, Joyce was the daughter of Frank W. and Adelaide P. Thomas Chatten. She married Donald P. "Mac" McKinley on June 8, 1950. He survives.

      Joyce was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School, Monmouth College, and received her Master's Degree from Western Illinois University. She was a devoted wife and mother. Joyce taught at the high school level for over 30 years with 28 of those years at Quincy Senior High School before her retirement in 1987.

     Joyce had a life-long love of horses and showed American Saddlebreds throughout the Midwest. She was an accomplished Historian, poet, and spiritual truth seeker. She loved to create flower gardens, knit beautiful pieces and spend time with her family, her many friends, beloved horses, dogs and cats. Joyce enjoyed traveling to places of historical interest and to visit family around the country. As a continual student of life, Joyce was a wonderful communicator and listener, guiding and teaching many throughout her lifetime.

    In addition to her husband Don, Joyce is survived by two daughters, Connie L. Palmer (Wayne) of Omaha, NE and Cathy E. Huber (Marvin) of Quincy; one grandson, Daniel P. Bergman (Kristin) of Perris, CA; two great grandsons, Lincoln P. Bergman and Jack E. Bergman; many loving nieces and nephews as well as extended step-families in Nebraska, Illinois and Florida.

    Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Connie J. Graham and husband Ralph Graham Jr.; a brother, William T. Chatten and his wife Betty; and her granddaughter, Rebecca M. Bergman.

    An outdoor memorial service will be held Saturday October 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm in Nature's Cathedral (lawn) of Don and Joyce's home located at 1336 Boy Scout Road, Quincy, IL. 62305. Gates will open at 12:00 pm for parking.

   After the memorial service friends are encouraged to stop by and visit until 4:00 pm.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unity Point Hospice Moments That Matter or to Saddlebred  Rescue Inc.

   Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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