In loving memory of

Daniel W. Kinney
May 16, 1996 - March 16, 2021

Daniel W. Kinney, 24, of Springfield, formerly of Elmwood, passed away at 1:22 a.m., on Monday, March 16, 2021, in Springfield, IL.
He was born in Springfield and came to live in Elmwood after being adopted and raised by John and Elizabeth "Beth" (Martin) Kinney. They survive.
He is also survived by one brother, Michael Kinney; two aunts, Kandice Guppy and Sarah Cox; four special cousins, Patrick, Thomas, Abigail, and Nathan Cox; and many more aunts and uncles.
Daniel loved playing and watching sports with his dad, John. He spoke last to his dad on Monday morning to talk about the Illini basketball game on Sunday. Daniel always seemed like a lost soul. Maybe now he can find peace.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.


Glenn Wilcoxen wrote on Mar 24, 2021:

"God bless his little soul."

Hailee Rushing wrote on Mar 23, 2021:

"Daniel was always a good friend of mine. He had the best sense of humor and could cheer anybody up instantly. I?ll always have good memories of running around Elmwood with Daniel. I hope he can find peace and I?ll continue to pray for his family."

Annie Kucia wrote on Mar 22, 2021:

"I didn?t know him,but I read his obituary and I?m very sorry for his loss. I do know some friends of various ages who have died last year and most recently and they were also viewed as ?lost Souls?. This pandemic is still very sad for many people and I?m very sad for his family and friends loss on their beloved loved one."

Sandy Autzen, Brenda Perry wrote on Mar 21, 2021:

"John and Beth we are so very sorry to hear of Daniel's passing. Please know Brenda and I are sending our prayers. Sandy Autzen and Brenda Perry. "

Hailey McFall wrote on Mar 20, 2021:

"As a fellow Elmwood High School graduate and upperclassman to Daniel, I truly am sorry for your families loss. May he Rest In Peace. "

Kole wrote on Mar 20, 2021:

"He had a beautiful soul this one really was a shocking I was very greatful to meet his parents and brother. I know he had his struggles but now he can rest peacefully. My prayer are there for his whole family!! "

Mark Marlott wrote on Mar 20, 2021:

"I never attended school at Elmwood, however, I did play football with Daniel. Him and I weren?t the closest of friends outside of football but he was nice to me and was able to make everyone laugh. I?m truly sorry to hear about this and I give my condolences and prayers to his family and friends. "

Stan Matheny wrote on Mar 19, 2021:

"So very sorry, just know you are all in our thoughts and prayers "

Stan Matheny wrote on Mar 19, 2021:

"So very sorry, just know you are all in our thoughts and prayers "

Jenny Peters wrote on Mar 19, 2021:

"To family of Daniel. I'm so sorry to hear of your great loss. May God hold him in His arms until you meet again. Will be praying for you all. Jenny Peters"

Heidi Pio wrote on Mar 19, 2021:

"Beth, John and Michael, We are so very sorry to hear about Daniel. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Martin and Heidi Pio Seth, Chris and Paige Koll"

Michelle Armbruster wrote on Mar 19, 2021:

"Beth, John, Michael & Family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Please let us know if there is anything we could do for you. The Armbruster Family Michelle, Chris, Taylor & Ian"

George Meacham wrote on Mar 19, 2021:

"God bless you an your family. You are loved an will always be in your families hearts. RiP"

Kim Sims wrote on Mar 18, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayer are with your family. Sorry for your loss. Greg and Kim Sims and family"

Janet Edmonds wrote on Mar 18, 2021:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, Please take comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God who knows every detail about him and will bring him back again in the very near future. John 6:40"

Elizabeth Haines wrote on Mar 18, 2021:

"I don't know Daniel, but I read his obituary and thought how young he is, and how sad he has passed away. I'm so sorry for your loss of Daniel, may God Bless his soul. Fly High with All of our Angels ? Sending out thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones, and my most sincere sympathy and condolences to you All ??"