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Jean Marie Sill, 99, of Lawrence, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Maple Lake Assisted Living in 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, 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 Friday, July 12, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a celebration of life will commence at 12:00 pm with Rev.Tim Gunderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Public Library .
Lawrence Public Library
212 North Paw Paw Street, Lawrence MI 49064