Virginia Ruth McKarnen

September 23, 1929December 2, 2018

Oakland Park- Virginia R. McKarnen 89, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Oakland Park, Florida, on December 2, 2018 at 5:40pm.

There will be a mass at 9:30am on December 28, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Decatur IL, followed by a graveside service at 1:00pm at Camp Butler Cemetery, in Riverton IL, followed by a Celebration of Life at Karen and Darrell Moore’s house in Argenta, Illinois.

Mrs. McKarnen was born on September 23, 1929 in Springfield, Illinois; the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bogenschutz) Melton. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert McKarnen of 55 years, and her twins Daniel and Dennis.

Surviving are her children; Tim McKarnen and Tammy of Springfield, IL, Karen Moore and her husband Darrell of Argenta IL, Pat McKarnen and wife Tina from Decatur IL, Kathy McKarnen of Oakland Park, FL, Kim Briggs and husband Brian from Oakland Park, FL and Mike McKarnen and wife Amy from Palymra, IL. Virginia also had 21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Virginia loved spending time outdoors at Otterlake, camping and fishing. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. Mom was an amazing, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandma.

We Love you and will miss you every day.


Virginia Ruth McKarnen

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Amy McKarnen

December 9, 2018

She was the best mother in law anyone could ever ask for I really didn't have mother figure in my life until I had Virginia in my life she always there for me and taught me alot in my life I will be forever grateful to her the best memories I will have of her when she would call me on my birthday she would sing Happy birthday to me she will be truly missed by her children and grandchildren Virginia will always hold a special place in my heart love Amy