Lillian Anna MCKINNEY

February 18, 1931March 23, 2021


Lil passed away peacefully; at the home she shared with her husband Jack at her side. She was born February 18, 1931 in Mount Morris, Michigan to her Swiss immigrant parents Gustav & Elise Richner. She grew up in Flint & Port Austin Michigan where she graduated from Port Austin High School. Lil married her husband Jack in Port Austin on June 5, 1954, and spent 66 years together. She is survived by Jack, her three sons, Dennis (Cornelia), Douglas (Karen), and Robert (Brenda). Her five grandchildren Corinne Powers (Loren), Jaclyn McKinney (Joe), Jayme Broadnax (Matt), Kelsey McKinney, and Trevor McKinney, 3 great grandchildren, Precious, Aria, and Cassius Broadnax, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her sister Ruth, her brother Walt, and 2 daughters Debra and Donna. As an Air Force spouse, she lived in West Virginia, Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Battle Creek, Michigan and Colorado Springs. Jack and Lil also lived in Norfolk Virginia, Manhattan Kansas and Lake of the Ozarks Missouri, finally settling in Colorado Springs for the last 27 years. Lil was a homemaker, who loved to bake and worked part-time for AAFES in Alaska, and Widefield School District 3 in Colorado Springs. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, Mema, great grandmother and aunt who will be missed by friends and family. A memorial service is being planned for sometime in the summer with inurnment at Pikes Peak National Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to


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Lillian Anna MCKINNEY

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Irma Mattson

April 4, 2021

Rob and Brenda - We are so sorry that your mother has passed. We are looking forward to when we all can come together again in the heaven made new. If you need anything, please feel free to contact us. Lots of love, hugs and prayers,

Irma Mattson
Cherie Kemmerer
South SDA Church

Gail Whalen

March 31, 2021

My heart goes out to Jack and his family for the loss of Lil. She was such a warm person, and I so enjoyed the times we had a chance to talk. My favorite story was how she and Jack met at her family's restaurant. Such fun learning she saw right through Jack's bravado.
I know how difficult this time is, but it is tempered by how many lives she touched. Always in my heart.
Your friend, Gail Whalen, and the Peterson Museum staff and volunteers.