Ann W. McKinley

June 11, 1929January 21, 2013

Ann W. McKinley, age 83, died on January 21, 2013. She was born on June 11, 1929 in Pontiac, Michigan. Ann was in the Sacred Heart Monastery from 1963 to 1968. She came to live at Villa St. Benedict in February of 2007. Ann earned her Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She also earned her PHD in musicology at the University of Michigan. In 1968 Ann taught piano, theory, music history, American music, opera, and the music of other cultures at North Central College. She traveled extensively abroad. She was active as a performer and a composer. Her major love was music education and students she taught and mentored. Ann was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Helen nee Watson McKinley. A visitation will take place Friday from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am at Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel, 1920 Maple Ave., Lisle, IL. Interment private. Please visit or call 630-964-9392 for more information.


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

Ann W. McKinley

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March 8, 2015

A remarkable teacher 1961-1963 and friend thru the remaining years afterward, It took 2 years to hear of your passing. Rest in peace dear person!

Carol Ulsafer

February 18, 2013

A cherished friend long ago. Her passing is very sad.

January 27, 2013

So sorry to learn of the passing of this great lady! Dr. McKinley was one of my earliest musical inspirations through her teaching at North Central College. We maintained a close friendship through correspondence during most of the last 40 years. RIP, dear Ann.
Dr. Stephen Sturk, composer/conductor
North Central College class of 1972