Jean M. Sill

    Jean Marie Sill, 99, of Lawrence, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Maple Lake Assisted Living, Paw Paw.
    She was born June 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Ralph Markillie and Louise (Krohne) Markillie.
    Jean worked along side her husband operating Sill Farms, which they opened in 1950 as a grocery and meat market in Lawrence. She was a member of the Allegan Draft Horse Club. She was active in Horse Drawn Plow Days and the Van Buren County Fair. Jean enjoyed knitting and especially reading. She would share her homemade items with her family and friends. For many years, she enjoyed breakfast with her friends in Lawrence.
    Jean is survived by three daughters, Mary (late John) Utter, Helen Sill, and Lois (Bob) Ross; three grandchildren, Janet Utter, Ashley  Ross, and Ben Ross; and her sister-in-law, Bonita Markillie.
    Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sill;  brother, Bob Markillie; sister, Alleyne Myers; and her brother, Paul Markillie.
    The family will receive friends today (Friday, July 12) from 10 a.m. to noon at Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, where a celebration of life will be held at noon with the Rev.Tim Gunderson officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Branch of the Van Buren District Library.
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