Helen P. “Sis” Kill, 73, of rural Spencerville, died of a very sudden illness at 4:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Frances W. (Huber) and Earl O. Gaskill, who preceded her in death.
On April 29, 1967, she married Frank A. Kill, who died Sept. 8, 2002.
Helen is survived by two children, Tammy R. Crider and Terry J. (Julia) Kill, both of Spencerville; five grandchildren, Aaron Crider, Dane Gelivera, Amanda Crider, Isaac Kill and Alexander Kill, all of Spencerville; and five brothers, Ronald (Becky) Gaskill, of Kossuth, Richard (Lila) Gaskill, of Chicago, Tom Gaskill, of Spencerville, Dee (Pat) Gaskill, of Kingsland, Ga., and Frank Gaskill, of Lima; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Gaskill, of Lima.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Johnny (Helena) Gaskill, Homer “Bill” (Edna) Gaskill, Earl “Fritz” (Mary Ellen) Gaskill, Jr., and Lewis “Art” Gaskill; infant sister, Carolyn Gaskill; and sisters-in-law, Ginny Gaskill and Mae Gaskill.
A homemaker, Helen, was a 1958 graduate of Spencerville High School. She was a long time member of the Hardford Christian Church and its Ladies Friendly Circle and Prayer Team. She was a prayer warrior. She loved caring for her grandchildren, quilting and baking.
Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the Hartford Church, with the Rev. Robert King officiating. Burial is to follow in the Hartford Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, in Spencerville, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Hartford Church Building Fund.
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