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McKill, Mary Ellen -

Mary Ellen McKill

Tullahoma - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen McKill, age 88, of Tullahoma, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM until the service time on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the funeral home. Mrs. McKill passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare Harton.

Mary was born in Pawnee, OK the daughter of the late Opal Grim. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tullahoma and the Red Hat Society of Tullahoma. She taught cake decorating at Middle Tennessee State University and Motlow College. She was a skilled seamstress. She also enjoyed gardening and was a master crocheter. She also loved to travel, having been to 49 states. But she especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Monroe McKill; two brothers; one sister; one infant grandson. She is survived by four children, Susie Miller (Dwight), Cheryl Ladner (Kevin), Dale McKill (Debra), Jo Ellen Walker (Bobby); brother, Bill Grim of Norman, OK; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living for their loving care.


Starts: 7/14/19 at 1:00pm
Ends: 7/14/19 at 2:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Funeral Service
Starts: 7/14/19 at 2:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Starts: 7/14/19 at 2:45pm
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
Tullahoma, TN 37388


Mike Grim says:

My Dearest Aunt Mary,

My heart broke this morning when I heard of your passing.

I enjoyed our talks on the phone about the times we went on vacation together to tour the caves, parks and lakes around Tennessee. You still got a chuckle about the time Dale and I traded one sock so that he and I both wore one red and one yellow one. We both laughed about the park where they had 10,000 visitors in one day from all of the McKill and Grim kids bouncing up and down on the park's car counter.

I know you are at peace and loving the company of Uncle Monroe, Dad, Aunt Betty, Uncle Jim, Grandma Grim, Uncle Buck and Bobby. We all will miss you but are rejoicing that you are with our Lord and Savior for eternity. Until we see you again, we will continue to keep you in our hearts and celebrate your life and the fond memories of you.

I love you, Aunt Mary. Enjoy your place that Jesus promised and prepared for you. Rest assured, we'll all be along in the blink of an eye.

Love from your nephew,


Cyndi Hanna says:

My sweet Aunt Mary, it's very difficult to find the words to describe what an amazing, talented, gifted, loving woman you have been in my life. You were always so kind and a pure joy to be with. You certainly showed your love to me time and time again. I will never forget you helping make the bridesmaid dresses for my wedding, and saving the day driving through the flood with my beautiful wedding cake that you made and decorated with love! Rest in peace with all our loved ones there to greet you. Xoxo Cyndi

Larry Hinsley says:

Cheryl, Dale and family,
So sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️

Phyllis Busch says:

Mary was a wonderful lady and I always felt welcome in their home as a child. Sweet Susie, your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

Lori Moffitt says:

My sweet Aunt Mary was a wonderful, talented and loved lady. She always had a smile on her face and a wonderful laugh. I know that all our love ones met her Thursday morning and are getting caught up on all the family news. You will be sorely missed. I love you.

Scott and Cindy Young says:

The Youngs are offering a prayer to the whole McKill family for God to wrap each of you in a blanket woven of memories for comfort as you begin this difficult part of life's journey. May you find solace in the love of friends.

Cheryl, Brookdale Tullahoma says:

We will always remember Ms Mary's wonderful smile and infectious laugh. It was a joy and honor to serve her and to get to know her sweet children. Our time together was too short but we look forward to a time when we will say Hello -- never to say say Goodbye again.

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