Charlotte McKinlay, 93

   Charlotte Ida Frank McKinlay, 93, rural of North Manchester, died at 9:40 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  She was born May 17, 1921, in Wabash County, to Ralph and Minnie (Staples) Weller.

   Charlotte was a graduate of Lincolnville High School.  She first married Glenn L. Frank at the Dora Christian Church on Aug. 2, 1939; he died Nov. 13, 1991.  She then married Robert McKinlay and he preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife. Charlotte was a member of the Dora Christian Church and the Wabash Art Guild.  She enjoyed oil painting, drawing, crocheting, knitting, gardening and fishing. 

   She is survived by four children, Ralph (Cheri) Frank of Wabash, Karen D. Miller and Sheila (Alan) Wojtkowiak, both of Urbana, and Gary Frank, of Wabash; 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren, and her sister, Isabelle Picard of Phoenix, Ariz. 

   She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Fred Weller, sister, Doris Loy, and step-brother, Louis Winslow.

   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Mark Wisniewski officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 pm Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

   Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society or the Dora Christian Church.

   The memorial guest book for Charlotte may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jan 08