Kyoko McKinney, age 85, entered the light to the heavens above on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born on August 13, 1932 in Hokkaido, Japan, daughter of the late Yasuhisa and Motoyo Asano. She came to the United States in 1956 barely speaking the English language. Through persistence and fierce determination, she became a proud United States citizen on January 5, 1960. She never did return to her country of birth and was adamant her children not be taught the Japanese language as they were American children. She was a talented seamstress most of her adult working life, but also worked at many schools as a cook. She was preceded in death by her parents and many of her 7 brothers and sisters, whom she lost contact with after arriving to the United States. She is survived by her loving husband, Jack McKinney, whom she married on May 22, 1962. Also surviving are children Bruce (Marilyn) Jackson and Jackquelyn (Mark) Shepard. Also survived by her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Douglas (Emily) Jackson, Jordan (Chelsie) Baker, Trey (Maigan) Baker, Hannah (Will) Chadwick, and Rachel Jackson. Her great-grandchildren Sophia and Matthew Jackson, Brynlee and Piper Baker, Lennon, Grey, and Lincoln Baker, and Avery Chadwick. She also leaves behind her beloved cats, Tinker and Ralphie. A Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio, 43143. Rev. Woodrow Wilson officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, May 24th from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggest a memorial contribution be made to: Humane Society of Ross County, 2308 Lick Run Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
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