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January 7, 1993 - June 28, 2015
Burial Date: July 1, 2015
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
Visitation from 5-6pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney. Funeral Service will follow at 6pm.
Shalynne V. McKinney passed peacefully in her mothers arms and surrounded by all of her family and friends on June 28, 2015, at 22 years of age from a pulmonary embolism. Shalynne was a young vibrant woman who was studying to become a Registered Nurse. Shalynne was the recipient of numerous academic awards and her education was her priority behind her family. She followed her dreams even though it was thought to be impossible. Her humor, laughter and huge smile was infectious. She overcame trials that would immobilize many. Her last heroic selfless act was offering others the chance of life through organ donation. Shalynne is survived by her parents: Amy (mother) and David Vilela, Roscoe L. McKinney III (father) and Toni Choate. Brothers: Josiah McKinney, Sebastian Vilela, Antonio Vilela. Sister: Jozette Figueredo. Grandparents: Norman Bowen, Dan and Toni Miller, Roscoe L. McKinney II, Carolina McKinney. Aunts and Uncles: Rob and Julia Sherman, Danny and Kristin McGilvery, Daniel and Ellie Gonzalez, Derek Bowen, Megan Bowen, Camilla McKinney, Eugenia McKinney, Andrea Cahill. Cousins: Bryan VanderVeer, Adrieanna VanderVeer, Cherylin Sherman, Jennifer Schott-Martinez, Cody Schott, Ashleigh Gonzalez-Lockwood, Michael Dungan, Ana Oliverez, Marcellino Oliverez, Shawne McLaughlin, Misty Black. Her close friend Kaylyn Eshraghi and so many more friends and family that are too numerous to list. Shalynne was preceded in death by “Mama” Mariane Greene and Billy Green.