Michele McKinniss

Michele "Shelly" McKinniss (Roberts)

Saturday, March 15th, 1969 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Michele McKinniss, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Michele McKinniss

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Michele's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Michele's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Michele (Shelly) McKinniss (Roberts) died peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on Sunday October 13, 2019 in Dayton,Ohio at the age of 50.

Shelly is survived by her Son Harold and wife Britni McKinniss (Riverside); Grandchildren Daisy and Colton (Riverside); Sister Hazel (Gary) Watkins (Riverside); niece Pamela Watkins (Riverside); nephew Jason (Shannon) Watkins; great nephew Randy Watkins and numerous cousins and aunts/uncles.

She is preceded in death by her Mother Clara (Chappell) Roberts, Father Jack Roberts, Brother-In-Law David McKinniss and her 7 Babies she never got to hold during her time on Earth.

Shelly was born on March 15, 1969 in Campbell, KY to Clara and Jack Roberts. She graduated from Walter E. Stebbins High School in 1987. She was blessed to have her only child Harold (III) and Shelly set about being a stay at home mother for him. She instilled a great passion for being creative, kind, thoughtful and loving in him. Harold remembers a mother who always found the good in people and who encouraged him to always pursue his goals. His aspirations helped lead her to join the work force after raising him to pursue a career in customer service.

Shelly was accomplished at baking and anyone who knew her, knew her famous cheesecakes. She was a loyal, loving, dedicated and feisty individual who loved her friends and family and who was passionate about gardening, the revival of the Bald Eagles in the area and teaching her grandbabies the wonder and beauty of nature, especially butterflies.

A memorial is scheduled for 12:00pm on October 26, 2019 at Way of the Cross Church 612 Beatrice Dr. Riverside OH, 45431 with a reception to follow. Brother Bill Laudermilk will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shelly’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Five Rivers MetroParks, making the Gift Designation to the Butterfly House at Cox Arbortetum via Please feel free to leave condolences on the Memory Wall. The family would like to thank all her friends and family for their continued prayers throughout Shelly’s illness. Knowing just how much she was loved in this life was truly a comfort during the past few months.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michele "Shelly" McKinniss (Roberts), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Michele

Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 12:00pm
    Way of the Cross
    612 Beatrice Dr.
    Riverside, OH 45431
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Michele here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Michele "Shelly" McKinniss (Roberts) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Melody Long

Posted at 05:57pm
So I knew Michele through her time at Assurant. She was on my team and our desks were back to back. She always had a smile on her face and a cheerful Hello for everyone. She really loved her plants and had several on her desk. She knew I did not have a green thumb and go me a little squirrel on a post to put in my plant. The note she wrote is still attached and says " Mel, here is a little squirrel for you because you're my favorite nut" and it is signed by her. God has another Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

Hazel Watkins

Posted at 08:42pm
Life will not be the same without Shelly, my baby sister. She was so much like our mother, Clara Roberts. Shelly was a hard worker, loving, kind, and thoughtful. She cherished being a mother and grandma. Shelly loved her family & friends. She had so many dear friends and spoiled her fur babies. Shelly asked Jesus to come into her heart at a very young age, All Shelly wanted was to go home. She never made it to her temporary home, but Shelly did get to go to her Eternal Home. Now she’s healed and has no more pain. I will always miss her. Love, Sissy

Patty Gallagher

Posted at 12:44am
Our sweet, kind, beautiful Shelly! I can’t understand why God took you from us but he must have wanted to ease your pain and all the health struggles you have bravely endured. Life was not always kind to you but the amount of love you shared with everyone can never be measured. I am so sad we won’t be texting or chatting on the phone or running into you at the Second St Market. If I could possess one half of your fiery attitude and your zest for life, with the humanity and grace you have always shown and provided so graciously to others, my life would be so much richer. I have admired you, enjoyed your friendship and felt the immense love of your friendship. I am a better person for knowing you and receiving the gifts of what made you the special human being you were. You have left a hole in my heart and my life. Rest in Perpetual Peace my dear loving friend Shelly. I love you and your memory is forever stamped on my heart!

Mindi forshey Smith

Posted at 07:13pm
First of all I would like to send my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. I hope that God eases your pain and puts his hands around you and loving arms the blanket you with his love. As far as the memory of Shelly I have a lot of memories and Shelly. probably my favorite when is trying to teach her some of the line dances that I already knew that'll never forget rest in peace Shelley

Tracey Jackson

Posted at 12:22pm
So very sorry for your loss. Sending all positive thoughts your way during this unbearable time.

Susan Mason-Teague Posted at 01:07pm

My deepest condolences to the family. May God wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. God Bless...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: