Kenneth George Gillig

Obituary

Kenneth George Gillig, age 88, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday,

March 25, 2017, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.  He was born November 11, 1928, in Kiowa, Kansas, the son of the late Fred and Mollie (Molz) Gillig.

Kenneth was a 1946 graduate of Kiowa High School in Kiowa, Kansas and served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict as a combat engineer.  Kenneth was a Black Angus Cattle Farmer and a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church.

On May 7, 1955, he married Joretta Faye Thomas, in Alva, Oklahoma.  She preceded him in death on March 10, 2008.

He is survived by his son, Ken Gillig and his wife, Elizabeth, of Aurora; daughter, Cheryl McWhirter and her husband, Darrell, of Bentonville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Ashley Carr and her husband, Ryan, of Webb City, Missouri, Brittany Gillig of Springfield and Ty McWhirter, of Bentonville; one sister,  Marjorie Gillig, of Pratt, Kansas and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, Fred and Mollie; wife, Joretta; two brothers, Albert and Howard Gillig and four sisters, Esther Cornwell, Dorothy Ellison, Ethel Gillig and Velma Moore preceded him in death.

A funeral service under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Aurora United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.  Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Aurora United Methodist Church or the Missouri Veteran’s Home in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.

 

 


  Visitation

2:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Aurora United Methodist Church.

1211 S. Carnation Dr, Aurora, MO

  Funeral Service

3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Aurora United Methodist Church.

1211 S. Carnation Dr, Aurora, MO

  Burial

Following Service

Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO

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Steven Walz

Our prayers go out to the Gillig family. I always enjoyed talking to Kenny

 Posted March 27, 2017 - 7:39pm
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Jean Gruetzemacher

On behalf of all Mr. Gillig's friends at Mercy Hospital, we send our sincere sympathy to his family. He has made a significant difference in the lives of many children and their families because of his generous spirit and genuine care for others. We are all better for having the honor of knowing him and calling him our friend. He will be deeply missed by all of us.

 Posted March 27, 2017 - 5:50pm
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J. D. & Carol Ann Pilkenton

May God comfort you. He was a wonderful Christian man.

 Posted March 27, 2017 - 4:58pm

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