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Lorene Fay McGinnis

November 7, 1945 - November 22, 2014

Lorene Fay (Gibson) McGinnis departed from us much too early on November 22, 2014 after a multi -year battle with an auto-immune deficiency disease that attacked her liver.
She was born on November 7, 1945.

Lorene was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She leaves behind a loving, devoted husband, Kyle, who dutifully saw to her needs over the last few years to ensure that she transitioned as peacefully and comfortably as possible into heaven. The couple was to celebrate 50 years of marriage on November 27. Two children and five grandchildren were born from this blessed union – Shelley Ann (McGinnis) Bussen and her three sons Isaac Gregory Bussen, Caleb Daniel Bussen, and Jonah Thomas Bussen; and David Kyle McGinnis with wife Melissa and two granddaughters Madalyn Adella McGinnis and Ava Moring McGinnis. All of whom will miss her immensely.

Lorene also leaves behind three brothers and three sisters – Howard (Mary) Gibson and James (Sandra) Gibson, both of Taylorville, Joe (Connie) Gibson of Pittsfield, twin sister – Corene (Lucian) (Gibson) Kent of Morrisonville, Diana (Gibson) Murphy of Taylorville, and Susan Gibson of Prairie Home, Missouri. Lorene was preceded in death by sisters Mary (Gibson) Kaydus and Sharon (Gibson) Freitag both of Taylorville. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

Lorene was born into a large family in Taylorville, IL. Her father, Chester Gibson, provided for the large family by entering a coal mine every day and coming out covered in coal mine dust. Her mother – Adella Gibson – provided for the family by keeping the family fed and clothed. Both Chester and Adella were hard working, God fearing individuals who took care of their family.

After being married, Lorene and Kyle moved to Overland Park, KS for a short time before moving back to the area and living in their same home for the last 41 years in Springfield, IL. Kyle and Lorene worked together to build a successful accounting practice, where Lorene was the managing partner. She enjoyed painting and was a member of the Sangamon County Water Color Society. Lorene was a dedicated member of Calvary Temple Christian Center of Springfield where she served as Deaconess of the church. Lorene was a staunch advocate and voice for those who couldn’t speak for themselves. She worked diligently and thru her efforts and the efforts of others Life Focus was formed. She fought for the unborn and labored tirelessly to make sure that every young lady knew of all available options when encountering an unwanted pregnancy. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Calvary Temple Christian Center’s Life Focus Fund in her honor with the hope that those donations would continue the fight for those who can’t speak for themselves.

A visitation will be held from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Calvary Temple Christian Center.

A celebration of Lorene’s life will be held at 10 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Calvary Temple Christian Center with Reverend Mark Johnson and Reverend Paul Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 am


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Calvary Temple Christian Center’s Life Focus Fund in her honor with the hope that those donations would continue the fight for those who can’t speak for themselves.


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