Jazlin Ray (Jazzy) McKinley, age 13, of Richfield, Kansas died Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was born July 30, 2003, in Liberal, Kansas, the daughter of Gregory L. and Melissa A. (Ochoa) McKinley.
Jazzy was a seventh grade student at Elkhart Middle School. She had a special greeting every morning for the office personnel. Jazzy was always busy and was a people person, and enjoyed spending time with her friends. She traveled many miles to support her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in all their sporting events and activities. Jazzy enjoyed McDonald’s french fries, and listening to all types of music. A highlight of hers was going to Florida in 2012 courtesy of the community and Kids Make A Wish Network.
Survivors include her parents, Gregory and Melissa McKinley of Richfield, Kansas; brother, AJ and twin brother, Justin of the home; sisters, Cristan Ball and husband Nat of Seneca, Missouri, Breanna Aranda and husband Chris of Elkhart, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Presley, Silas, Saul, Paisley, LD, and Lilly; grandparents, Richard and Shirley Ochoa of Walsh, Colorado; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Ochoa of Walsh, Colorado.
Jazzy is preceded in death by her grandparents, LP and Velda Faye McKinley; great-grandparents, Jim and Violet Weber, great-grandfather, Tony Ochoa; and niece, Nevaeh McKinley-Coen.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the First Church of God in Elkhart, Kansas with Reverend Keith Davis officiating. Friends may call Monday, January 9, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Interment will follow at the Richfield Cemetery. The family requests memorials be given to Elkhart Recreation Department in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.