Jeffrey Alan Kill
Jeffrey Alan Kill

Nov. 5, 1958-Sept. 6, 2019

SPENCERVILLE — Jeffrey Alan Kill, 60, of rural Spencerville, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2019, following an accident with his riding lawnmower west of Spencerville on St. Rt. 81.

He was born Nov. 5, 1958, in Lima to George A. and Rovina A. Rigali Kill, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 7, 1979, he married Penny Ann Collins, who survives; along with two daughters, Ashley E. (Lance R. Nickles) Kill of Harrod and Brittany A. (Randy A. Goodman) Kill of Ludington, Michigan.; one granddaughter, Audrienalynn S. Goodman; his brothers, Kevin G. Kill and Brian J. (Jodi) Kill; nephews, Eric J. and Jordan F. Kill; and his mother-in-law Phyllis Collins Blythe, all of Spencerville.

He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Thomas W. Collins; and his fathers-in-law; Cloyse “Bill” Collins and Sam Blythe.

Jeff was a 1978 graduate of Spencerville High School and became a licensed boiler operator. He was a lifelong farmer and member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck. He had been a carpenter with Burtchin and Gehring Construction Company and worked at Spencerville Middle School as a boilerman and custodian and later worked in security at the Lima Tank Plant. He was a past board member of United Equity Elevator.

Jeff enjoyed working with his nieces and nephews and children in surrounding local 4-H groups by getting their sheep projects together.

In school he was active in FFA, having earned his Ohio State Farmers Degree, then a member of the Spencerville Young Farmers and raised hogs and sheep over the years. For many years he was Swine Barn Superintendent at the Allen County Fair. He enjoyed farm auctions, truck pulls and collecting International Harvester farm toys, both large and small. He is a life member of Ohio FFA Alumni Association.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday in the Landeck St. John Church, the Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. His request was to be cremated following the services.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 Pp.m. Thursday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spencerville Education Fund for FFA activities or to the Allen County 4-H program.

Condolences may be sent to tbayliff@woh.rr.com