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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Kris Mawhinney

Kris Ellen Mawhinney (Yoss)

Wednesday, July 14th, 1965 - Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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Kris E. Mawhinney, age 54, of Johnstown Center, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, November 17, 2019 at SSM Health/St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Kris was born July 14, 1965 in Janesville, the daughter of Clarence W. & Mary E. (Larson) Yoss. She attended school in Janesville and was a graduate of Parker High School.
On August 12, 2005 she married Bert J. “B.J.” Mawhinney in Darlington, WI.
Kris loved sewing and was an accomplished seamstress. She was working with Jacqueline King Designs at the time of her passing.
Kris loved camping, fishing, woodworking, and gardening. She loved the outdoors! Kris will be remembered for her incredible sense of humor. Kris always could make everyone else around her smile! She also enjoyed nothing more than hosting dinner get-togethers and parties for her family and friends.
Her greatest love was her family, and especially spending time with her granddaughter, her “Hunny-Bunny”, Lyla. She loved nothing more than having a dance party with Lyla
Kris is survived by her loving husband, B.J.; her son, Eliot (Jen) Yoss, and her sons Cody and Noah; her beloved granddaughter, Lyla Margaret; her Mom, Mary Yoss; her brothers and sisters, Dick (Rita) Millis, Bob (Julie) Millis, Tim (Jodi) Millis, Cher’rie Yoss, Mark (Cindy) Millis, Vicki (Todd McConochie), Denise (Paul) Meyer, and Sue Bargender; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends, including her “core group”, Laurie, Chris, and Karen. She was preceded in death by her dad, Clarence Yoss, on January 23, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Inurnment will be in the Johnstown Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. on Sunday at the FUNERAL HOME.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Service

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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    Rev. Jerry Amstutz
  • Interment

    Johnstown Cemetery
    5538 E. Cty. A
    Johnstown Township, WI
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Samantha Slates

Posted at 02:18pm
We are so sorry, and we hope that you are able to find the comfort you need to get through this time. All our love, Sam, Barb and Embrey
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Larry and Diane Rogers

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Condolences from Larry and Diane Rogers. We didn't know Kris but are blessed by her living kindness to our daughter in law, Andrea Rogers.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ernie, Patti, Morgan, Abby and Hattie Berger
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Jessica Whitford

Posted at 07:19pm
I am so saddened by Kris’ passing, I haven’t know her all that long, I met her through Jackie King... I enjoyed our brief conversations we had when I would drop off alterations. Deepest condolences to her family.
Jessica Whitford


Posted at 12:26pm
Our warmest condolences,
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