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John Ellis Tiller, Sr.


John Ellis Tiller, Sr. passed away March 4, 2012 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Joan, daughter Peggy Mitchell and her husband Bill, son John Tiller and his wife, Denise, and stepchildren Chuck Roberts, Susie Sympson and husband Dave Hinz, David Roberts, Don Roberts and his wife LynnDa, and Ken Roberts and his wife Janice. He is also survived by his sister, Irene Tidwell, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter.

John was born May 12, 1915 in Mitchell County, Texas the 8th of 9 children born to John H. and Mary E. Tiller. He was married Jo Ware for 60 years. After Jo's death, he moved to Kansas to be near his son & family. Love found him again and he married Joan in 2001.

Services will be Thursday, March 8 at 11:00 AM at Zion United Church of Christ (visitation at 10:00 AM) in Kansas City, Kansas. A second service will be held Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 pm at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City, Texas with internment following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kansas City Hospice House or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church are suggested.


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