|Eleanora E. Kill|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, June 04, 2012 1:26 PM|
April 28, 1922-June 3, 2012
Eleanora E. Kill, 90, of Spencerville, died Sunday at 2:35 a.m. at Hospice of Hamilton Care Center, following a short illness.
She was born April 28, 1922, in Delphos to Leo and Eleanora (Langmeyer) Sendelbach. Her mother died at her birth and her father preceded her in death. She was adopted and raised by I.V. and Laura Gemke, who also preceded her in death.
On June 19, 1948, she married Arnold Kill, who died on April 19, 2010.
Survivors include sons James “Jim” (Donna) Kill of Griffin, Ga., Donald “Don” (Jill) Kill of Cromwell, Ind., Dennis P. (Maria) Kill of Satellite Beach, Fla., Robert A. ”Bob” (Kristin) Kill of Dexter, Mich., and “special fifth son” Rob (Paula) Richardson of Spencerville; daughter Laura M. (Gary) Nichols of Hamilton; sister-in-law Virginia “Ginny” Sendelbach of Detroit, Mich.; grandchildren Jennifer (Peter) VanDenBerghe of Bowling Green, Heather (Ron) Barnes of Zebulon, Ga., Paul (Carlynn) Kill of Lawrenceville, Ga., Richard Kill of Dacula, Ga., Rebekah (Nick) Bratton of Grand Rapids, David (Shannon) Kill of Newnan, Ga., Kenneth Arnold Kill of Cromwell, Ind., Kristin (Roy) Bramblett of West Chester, Jason France of Fairfield, Kari (Steve) Lazroff of Columbus and Emma, Benjamin and Stella Kill of Dexter, Mich.; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings Valita (Bernie) Leasor, Lauretta (Al) Ehret, Luvilla (Frank) Kasmier, Mildred (Dick) McQuade, Louis Sendelbach and Richard (Jean) Sendelbach.
Mrs. Kill was the secretary at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Spencerville for 30 years. She was a 1940 St. John’s High School graduate, a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a charter/life member of Bowersock Brothers VFW Post Auxiliary in Spencerville.
Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Landeck.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, where a prayer service begins at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials are to Hospice of Hamilton Care Center in care of the funeral home.
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