OBITUARY

Patricia L. McGill

September 1, 1928January 18, 2019

Patricia L. McGill 90 passed away on Jan 18, 2019, in Marshall Michigan. Mom was born Sep 1st 1928 to our Grandparents Ellis and Molly White, in Battle Creek Michigan, She was a 1945 devoted Marshall Redskin graduate. On Jan 1st 1948 she married Harold Gill from Marengo at the West Eckford Church. His passing preceded Mom on Dec 23rd 1949. From this union her Sister in Law and best friend Phyllis Gill survives along with two nephews Craig and Kent Gill. Mom met John A. McGill, they eloped and were married in Angola, Indiana on Feb 13th 1954. For 39 years Mom and Dad were married, Dads heart wasn't strong enough to make 40 years and he departed us in Jan of 1993.

Mom worked at Woodland Metal Products, McGraw-Edison, Seiler Tank Truck Service and American Greeting Card Company. She was dedicated to every employer and passed her work ethic on to her children Richard and Terri who survive with their spouses Becky and Jim. Mom and Dad were not homebodies, they made sure we knew who our relatives are and where they lived. That 1954 Pontiac was Dads pride which took us on vacations and weekends with our families. The VFW Post 3672 was our second home as we were heavily Involved. Mom became a VFW Auxiliary member in 1954 in which she held many chairs to include 3672 President, and 7th District Color Bearer. She loved working bingo at the post, by doing so she provided VFW life memberships for herself, her daughter and two Granddaughters Sarah and Jennifer. She transferred to the homer VFW Post, the Homer Ladies Auxiliary will perform their Ritual Rights for their Sister of 65 years of membership, who she missed being with the last few years as Moms health trailed off. Over the years Ma and Dad square danced and held various offices with the Albion Amblers Square Dance Club during the winter months. Come spring they enjoyed camping with relatives and the Never Ever Home Camping Club in their RV. The flower beds and garden never had a weed in them as the soil stains on Ma's knees, as well as ours, were proof that her green thumb would last up to her final days, as she was forever directing the gals helping her on how to water the plants, Being a soul that endured the Great Depression, Mom was a collector. Cheese Crocks, Tea Bell Strainers, and Shirley Temple Plates were her favorites. She chaired her 1945 Reunion committee for several years and loved each reunion thru 1995, at which time she turned to traveling on bus tours all over the Eastern States. She is survived by brother Norman and Bethel Mae White, residing in sunny Florida. Cousins Joyce Laing and Kenny of Lansing, Mich. Phyllis Riffell and Gene of N. Carolina. Bryon Norton of Atlanta Georgia. Bruce Norton and Elizabeth of California.

Pat also will remember her Grandchildren Chelsea McGill, Cody McGill, Christi Olmstead and Eric, Jessica Grunden and Joel, Jennifer Robinson and Robert, Sarah Robinson and Travis, and Julian Cunkle, her 15 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews of Indiana and Michigan.

Services will be held at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home in Albion Wednesday Jan 23rd 2019, with visitation at noon, service officiated by Al Henson at 1 pm with the interment at Riverside Cemetery.

Special thanks to the Ladies from All About You Care that provided around the clock Assistance while she was able to remain in her home, and the staff at Vista Grand Assisted Living in Marshall for the care and patience you provided Mom as well as the compassion expressed to Terri, Becky and Myself.

Ma contributed to St. Jude's and the VFW National Home regularly, so per her wishes, these are memorial tributes to consider.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 23, 2019
REMEMBERING

Patricia L. McGill

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John and Jan Shedd

January 22, 2019

To the family and friends of Pat. What a sweet, sweet lady and we know she will be missed by all that knew her and had the honor of calling her friend. Rest in Peace dear Pat. Sincerely, John and Jan Shedd

Sue Clark

January 22, 2019

I remember your mom so well while we all were part of 4-H. She was always a very busy lady, but always friendly to all of us.
Our deepest condolences from Scott and I to your entire family.

Dolores Manthei

January 21, 2019

My prayers are with the family, I know Pat will be missed by all that knew her.
I knew Pat for many years, we square danced when our husband's was alive and Pat
and I was in the Red Haters together.

Dolores Manthei

Bob and Karen Adams

January 20, 2019

Rich, Becky,Chelsea and Cody we are so very sorry for your loss.
Becky you were an amazing and loving daughter in law and was always making sure you took pat to all her appointments and made sure she was taken care of no matter what time of day or night . You and Rich have been such a Blessing .

We Love you Both ,

Bob & Karen

Rita Guilfoil

January 20, 2019

I'll never forget the night you scared us to death in Las Vegas, when you, mom Bert and I had to share a room the first night. Its our little secret, we still laugh about it and probably always will. You will be missed Aunt Pat... all our love and prayers to Rich, Terri and their families.

joyce laing

January 20, 2019

fond memory

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY