v. June Yates-McKinniss
January 25, 1927 - June 18, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Charles & Carol Whitten
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, West Lafayette Chapel
1184 Sagamore Pkwy W.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Thursday 6/25
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, West Lafayette Chapel
1184 Sagamore Pkwy W.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Thursday 6/25

June Yates-McKinniss, age 93, of Otterbein, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, at 3:52 p.m. in her home in Otterbein. She exited this life peacefully in her favorite chair, contentedly waiting for her best friend, Don Hayworth, to pick her up for a double date to their favorite restaurant. Born on January 25, 1927, in New…

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Michael and Patty Lunsford left a message on July 1, 2020:
June was a remarkable and extraordinary woman who made our community and world much better places simply by being here with us. We had the honor and privilege of knowing her and working with her for several decades in the Libraries of Franciscan Health (chiefly at the former Lafayette Home Hospital). Her joy, faith, music, and wisdom were gifts to us all, and she blessed our lives and taught us by her beloved example. Godspeed to a beloved colleague and friend; and may Our Lord envelope you all in His consolation and abundant grace.
Jo Micon left a message on June 26, 2020:
Our family offers our prayers and thoughts to June's family. She was a beloved piano teacher to our children and we recall many afternoons spent in her living room for lessons. She was an elegant lady and wonderful music mentor. She will be greatly missed. Jo and Joe Micon
Jenny Franklin left a message on June 25, 2020:
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to June's family. I am the woman who cleaned June's home and helped her with things outside as well. I was very shocked to see of her passing as I was just with her 2 days prior. I am so very sorry that I can't make it to the service as I am out of town. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Janet Bechman left a message on June 24, 2020:
We are sorry for your loss. We appreciated the time and talent that June shared with our son and daughter by giving them piano lessons for many years. She did such a good job of making recitals meaningful by doing them at the nursing home or in the mall or the retirement center. Those experiences left lasting impressions on her students. It was easy to see that June lived out her faith by giving so generously of her time to others. We are thinking of you and praying for God's comfort and peace.
Charles & Carol Whitten left a message on June 24, 2020:
We will never forget the wonderful friend that June has been. Such a talented musician and wonderful sense of humor. Rest in peace, June, and you and your family are in our prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jill Traeger Cheek left a message on June 24, 2020:
Mrs. Yates was my 4th grade teacher at Central Elementary in Portage. She was one of my most favorite teachers!! She was so kind during a very difficult year of family issues. I have always appreciated her concern for me. I am a teacher myself and I am grateful to have had Mrs. Yates as an example of excellence in the classroom. My condolences to her family. She was a lovely person inside and out.
Michael Young left a message on June 23, 2020:
So sorry to hear Jean of your Mom’s passing. I remember going to your house during high school and her and your Dad were the nicest people. Wow 93 years old! That was just awesome. Prayers and hugs to you and the entire family.
Susan Marlette left a message on June 23, 2020:
I met Mrs. Yates-McKinniss in person only one time, but after decades of friendship with her daughter, Jean- or Yates, as we call her in my family, I felt like I knew her really well. I know she had a great zest for life and lived each day to the fullest. She will be greatly missed. Sending my heartfelt condolences to a wonderful family.
Cheri L Janssen left a message on June 23, 2020:
Blessed by June's music and faith.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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