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Lillie M. (Runyan) Kies


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Lillie M. (Runyan) Kies Obituary
Lillie M. Kies of Jerome, Michigan passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the MacRitchie Skilled Nursing Facility in Hillsdale. She was born on July 21, 1933 in Newberg, Oregon to John and Norabell (Edwards) Runyan.

Lillie is survived by 6 children, Josephine Miller of Quincy, MI, Carl (Dianna) Kies of Bryan, OH, Carol (Glenn Pratt) Diehl of Angola, IN, Dan Kies of Montgomery, MI, Martha (Bruce) Chandler of Munith, MI and Sandra Kies of Jonesville, MI; 19 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; several honorary grandchildren; 1 brother, Thomas (Mindy) Blackeagle of Toppenish, WA; 1 brother-in-law, Robert Kies; 3 sisters-in-law, Nancy Kies, Karen Runyon and Marilyn Kies; special neighbors at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility, Char and Dennis; and a special family friend, Leigh Fitton.

She was preceded in passing by her parents; her husband, Harold Kies; three great grandchildren, Skyler, Bane Michael and Shyla Kay; 2 brothers, Darrell Runyan and David Whitefoot.

Lillie was very devoted to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved going to church and was a member of the McKinley Indian Mission in Wapato, WA. She enjoyed playing BINGO looked forward to Tuesday afternoons when her honorary grandchildren would read to her. Lillie made a huge impact on all her friends and neighbors at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility and will be greatly missed.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Lillie M. Kies will be held at the Hampton Funeral Home in Hillsdale at 11 a.m. Monday. At her request cremation will follow the service. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Hillsdale. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to .

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 18, 2017
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