Kenneth M. Gill

September 17, 1922January 30, 2012

Kenneth “Ken” M. Gill, 89 of Albion, IL passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.

Ken was born September 17, 1922 in rural Albion, IL. His parents were Lyman and Myrtle (Durham) Gill. He married Patricia Henderson, May 30, 1964 at the First United Methodist Church in Albion with Rev. Gail Hines officiating and she survives.

Ken was a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service until retiring. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albion, a member of the Albion VFW, and a former member of Albion Rotary Club. He served his country during WWII in the European theatre. He enjoyed his family, friends, loved to play his guitar, working in his yard and flowers and gardening. Wood working was one of his specialties. Another pastime was fishing, which took him to lakes in Canada, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife Pat of Albion, 3 daughters; Charlotte McKechnie of Collinsville, IL, Karin (Phil) Gray of Albion, IL, Cindy Hocking of Albion, IL, 2 sons; Scott (Fay) Hedrick of Noble, IL, Gil (Kathleen) Hedrick of Hudsonville, Michigan, 1 sister; Virginia Tice of Pittsfield, IL, 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother; Rev. Robert Gill and his first wife Anna Hogue Gill.

Funeral service will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:00PM at the First United Methodist Church in Albion with visitation starting at 12:00 noon until time of service at the church. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery in Albion.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, IL is entrusted with all arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Albion.

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  • Visitation Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Kristina Hedrick

February 4, 2012

Grandpa will always be in my heart so many great memories I love you grandpa and will miss you dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to my wonderful Grandma Pat and the rest of my family at this tough time but knowing he's in a better place with no pain puts my heart at ease. Love Kristina Hedrick and family

February 4, 2012

Kathleen Hedrick, Amanda and Jordan Scholten

February 3, 2012

I just heard of Uncle Ken's passing with great sadness. I have the fondest childhood memories visiting him and Aunt Pat on Grandma & Grandpa's farm in Albion. I still have, and cherish, the wood musical-themed ornaments that he carved for our Christmas tree after I was married. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May your faith sustain you and may the love of friends and family wrap their arms around you and give you comfort and peace.
Love, Kathy (Gill) & Gresh

Stan Smith

February 2, 2012

Pat, Cindy, Gil:

I was sorry to learn of Ken's passing. I will always fondly remember the many times that I played guitars with Ken and Gil. I still remember how proud Ken was he acquired his Dove guitar.

I will keep you all in my prayers.

Stan Smith

Cheryl (Robinson) Patterson

February 2, 2012

Pat and family, I was sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him as I worked at Rest Haven. He was a kind and gentle person. God now has another angel in heaven. My condolences to you and your family.