Sarah Janine McKinney

July 30, 1957 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 64)


Sarah Janine McKinney, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Previously known as Robert Keith Gillenwater, she was born on July 30, 1957, to the late Robert Gillenwater and Nora McKinney in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sarah was an advocate and pillar of the Trans Community and kept many of the community organizations in Louisville, Kentucky communicating with each other, and helping provide a safe and thriving community. She an inspiration for many, and was always there to help “In her high heels and tool belt”, as she liked to express it. Sarah will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Robert and Nora, Sarah is preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Dale Gillenwater.

Left to cherish her memory, Sarah leaves behind 6 children, Chad Gillenwater (Jody), Alexis Gillenwater, Roxanne Gillenwater Chantiny (Joey), Alyssa Gillenwater, Morgan Gillenwater, and Billy Wulf; 2 siblings, David Lee Gillenwater, and Sharon Ann Peers; 1 grandchild; and a host of extended family and close friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial for Ms. Sarah Janine McKinney will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1 PM to 6 PM at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

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Celebration of Life Memorial
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Scott Funeral Home
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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