February 28, 1974 ~ August 10, 2018

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Jennifer Lynn McKinney, 44, of Indianapolis passed away on August 10, 2018. She was born on February 28, 1974 in Indianapolis. Jen graduated from Warren Central High School in 1992. While in high school she was a part of the Warren Central Colorguard. Jennifer graduated with an Associate degree in 2000 and Bachelor degree in 2003, both in science, from Indiana Wesleyan University. She loved cooking, family and friends. She was always making someone something. And she just loved life in general. Oh, and let’s not forget her Diet Coke and holiday hallmark movies.

She is survived by her children, James Harlan, Desirae Lightcap and Connor McKinney; mother, Laura (Slagle) Payne; father, Chuck Payne; step-mother, Ann Payne; brother, Tom Payne; step-sister, Cathy Nulliner; and many other family and friends.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence. 

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  1. I will miss you. I’ve known you since the day you born. Such a wonderful mother and niece. Love you❤️

  2. RIP Jennifer! You were a very loved woman and definitely made your mark on the world!
    Prayers to your family Hugs and Kisses

  3. Words will never express how much I miss you!! I am blessed to have you as my childrens second mom and my best friend. Until we meet again, shine bright in the sky!!

  4. My sister from another mister! I know you are in heaven cooking and cracking jokes. I love you soooo much. Rest peacefully.

  5. I had forgotten that I nicknamed you caffeine. I’m sorry we didn’t see each other again after high school, but I believe that you were a good mother, and a good friend in your life, as you were to me all those years ago. Your light has left the world too soon.

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