Dr. George Tiller
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George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who became a national lightning rod in the debate over abortion, was shot to death Sunday, May 31, inside the lobby of his Wichita church.
Published in Wichita Eagle from May 31 to Jun. 5, 2009.
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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January 26, 2016
Thinking of you.
B
June 26, 2014
leti sandez
February 20, 2011
..I just don't understand
September 12, 2010
To the Tiller family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. The fear and hatred that grips so many is heartbreaking. May God continue to bless your family and keep you safe. From a mother who understands, Thank You.
June 21, 2010
My deepest condolences to the Tiller family. It is a shame such a terrible thing happened to such a good man in place of worship. He was a brave man, and did good things for women. If you have been in the position where his services were needed you would understand what great things he did. God bless you Tiller family.
June 16, 2010
George, I will uphold and defend your good name for the rest of my life. God love you and cherish you and hold you close to His heart forever. from a former prolifer whose health had to fail for her to understand...
Mary Ellen Mayo
May 29, 2010
Dr. Tiller was a true, American saint. He will be missed. May God bless Dr. Tiller.
William Stephens
May 5, 2010
Sitting in the office, starring at a woman's chart who came here last week for late term abortion due to fetal anomaly. Suddenly all I could think of was Dr. Tiller. I checked the website drtiller.com and nothing's there. I feel empty...and miss him greatly! I know that I am not the only one who misses him, because there is not a day go by to those of us who work at an abortion clinic not to think about Dr. Tiller when we step our feet in. Thank you for being selfless, Dr. Tiller! You are GREATLY MISSED! AJA (Atlanta)
AJA
April 21, 2010
Thank you for standing up to hatred, Dr Tiller. Thank you for being a brother in Christ.
Michael Boswell
April 2, 2010
For the loss of Dr. Tiller, who supported women's rights, I send my sincerest condolences. Thank you to your family for all the great care he provided to women and for your support of his life.
Ellen
March 31, 2010

George was a good man and did not deserve his fate. My deepest sympathies go to his loved ones. Rest in peace George...
January 31, 2010
For some reason my post did not appear.. I am hoping that with the GUILTY Verdict that the Tiller Family can have some COMFORT and CLOSURE.... I am Saddened that you LOST a WONDERFUL CARING Man that went ABOVE and BEYOND for Women Everywhere. I will NEVER forget all that he STOOD for and all that he had to ENDURE for his BELIEFS.... May GOD Bless The Tiller Family and May Dr. George Tiller have ETERNAL ~PEACE~
Nancy
January 30, 2010
I'm still sad and shocked that Dr. Tiller is gone. He did important work and helped many women.

I can't imagine how painful it must be to have lost your husband, father, grandfather, and beloved friend.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Wilkinson Hargett
January 29, 2010
Nancy
January 29, 2010
Justice has been served and Dr. Tiller's murderer will do time for the wrong he has done. Today I am finally proud of our legal system!
Marisa Kaneshiro
January 22, 2010
I can't tell you how much Dr Tiller ment to me and my family. At the worst time in my life, he was caring and supportive and helped me to get through the agony of letting go of a pregnancy that was a wanted child from the beginning. I realized while I was there that he protected all of the women there in the same way. I will never understand what happened, but I will pray for you all and continue to tell my story to further the cause that he fought so hard for in his memory.
susan
December 14, 2009
helen caruthers
November 9, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. May you take much pride in the legacy that Dr. Tiller has left behind. Dr. Tiller was a brave man who fought for women and their reproductive rights. Thank you, sir, for your courage.
November 3, 2009
To the family of Dr. Tiller,

I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. Dr. Tiller was a brave man who fought to help women with the most heartbreaking choice anyone could ever face. He was so kind and compassionate. He helped a few friends of mine who are so grateful to him. They have said many times that they don't know what they would have done without him.

I hope you can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Tiller gave so much compassion and comfort to women in such difficult situations who were terrified, something that has become very rare now.

Take care. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
October 28, 2009
To the family of Dr. George Tiller,
My heart will forever have a space for your loved one. I have pride that I ever met such a wonderful man as him.
With deepest sincerity.
Jill
July 29, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss, He was a brave person. As a former Wichitan
and nurse, I believed in what he did.
Judy
July 25, 2009
To Dr. Tiller's Family,

Words cannot express the gratitude that I have felt all these years for the help Dr. Tiller gave my little sister, only 14 years old. I am so sorry for your loss and will have you in my prayers.
Ilda N
July 15, 2009
He saved my unborn twin daughters, in turn saving not only their lives but my own as I would be very eternally lost w out them..there us a special place in Heaven where Mr G will have his wings.. I am so thankful & prayerful everyday for the rest of my days for my girls..Blessings to your Familia & his Soul..Breathe Deep, He is at Zpeace..
A&M Lane
July 5, 2009
To Wichita, to all Kansans, to all who have needed Dr. Tiller's services, to his family, friends, and neighbors---my condolences, my best wishes. To those who currently need and to those who may need him in the future, my hope is that others will step up and provide for you the services you need.
To the Wichita Eagle: thanks for this spot, and I hope you publish follow-up articles.
m gladney
June 23, 2009
Honour him forever please.
mynalee johnstone
June 23, 2009
Nearly 30 years ago I came to Dr. Tiller for his services. After the procedure was done, I was crying, he came up to me and said, "Are you going to be alright?" I've never forgotten that.

Peace will come to you and your family.
Sydney
June 22, 2009
Dear Jeanne and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. George was an amazing man and literally saved my life 26 years ago. I knew him as an excellent women's doctor. I can't imagine your grief and I pray that God will send extra angels to comfort you and provide you with an extra cushion of his heavenly love. Thank you for sharing him with us for all those years. God bless you and keep you safe.
Sincerely,
Nancy Avery
Nancy Avery
June 19, 2009
No words can express what a great man Dr. Tiller was. What an unbelievable loss! I will never forget him and his compassion for our patients in time of need! Thank you for everything!
Barbara Szlendakova
June 17, 2009
The women of this nation have lost their bravest champion.

The women of Wichita have lost the brightest gem of their community.

We are eternally grateful to Dr. Tiller and his family. May we all carry on his work & never forget.
Kari Ann Rinker
June 16, 2009
Dear Tiller Family,
I have never agreed in abortion, but the tragedy your family has endured saddens me so much. No one should ever lose their life over their profession no matter what it is. I am truly sorry for your lose and pray you find comfort and strength to move on. May God bless you.
Taylor
June 16, 2009
Dear Mrs Tiller and family,

Please accept our most sincere condolences. Your husband and father was truly a remarkable man. May you find peace one day.

Dear Dr. Tiller,

I will forever enjoy a 3 Musketeer bar in your memory ;)
Please help find someone who will champion your cause again one day. You have more power from up where you are now...and there will ALWAYS be a need for what you risked your life for.

Rest in peace.... and thank you.
Poirier family
June 15, 2009
I never needed Dr. Tiller's services but I knew women who did. I have always been comforted by knowing that a woman in need would receive the best medical care available at a very difficult time in her life. I am grateful for the sacrifices the entire Tiller family has made over the years. I am deeply sorry for the loss of such a great man.
Deb Rogers
June 15, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
S Moore
June 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dr. Tiller was a great man and should be commended for his dedication to women and their health.
Amy Bess
June 14, 2009
Thank you for everything...an I am very sorry for the Tiller family..
June 13, 2009
Dear Jeanne and family,
At this difficult time, please find comfort in knowing many are thinking of you.
Lisa Dibben
June 13, 2009
Dear Jeanne and family,
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. George was a great man and compassionate doctor.
Dorothy&Phil Morris
June 13, 2009
Dear Jeanne and the family,
George and all of you have lived extraordinary lives of courage and leadership. There are few of us who could ever give so much to so many - - because of you, life for hundreds, probably millions of people, will forever be changed. You are an extraordinary family and treasures of this community and beyond.
Sincerely,
Rich and Marni Vliet
Marni Vliet
June 13, 2009
Dear Jeanne and family:
We express to you our heartfelt sympathy. May the Lord wrap His arms about you and comfort you.
Jody and Curtis
June 13, 2009
My condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Tiller. I have long admired him and appreciate tremendously his bravery in providing a necessary service for families in need. The world will definitely miss him.
Marsha Fitzpatrick
Marsha Fitzpatrick
June 13, 2009
I am so sorry about your loss. What a great man to stand for such a difficult cause. I thank him for his work.
June 12, 2009
With deepest sympathies. He was a good man doing good work. He will be missed.
Anonymous
June 12, 2009
A very sad loss of an amazing man. Dr Tiller endured so much to help women make the choices that were best for them and their families.

I hope at this difficult, heartwrenching time, his family can take some comfort in knowing Dr Tiller is a genuine hero and an inspiration to all of us. We may not have all known him personally, but we will always be grateful for him.
Victoria
June 12, 2009
I did not know Dr. Tiller but my deepest sympathy to his family, friends and fellow heros he worked with. I am from Buffalo, New York and our community suffered such a loss in the past. As a woman,mother and wife of a police officer I stand for those who protect the rights of this country. I thank all who stood behind and loved such a hero.
Robin Bell
June 12, 2009
So sorry for the loss of a courageous doctor, husband, father, son, uncle and brother. Dr. Tiller understood the need for his services and sacrificed his life. God bless you and your family.
June 11, 2009
My deepest condolences for the loss of a brave, intelligent and kind man. My heartfelt thanks to the late Dr. Tiller for his important work.
June 11, 2009
Bless you Dr. Tiller. There are so many of us who admire your bravery and wish to thank you for your service to women.
Michele M
June 11, 2009
Dr. Tiller was my family dr. as was his father before him. I worked for him in the early 80's. He was a wonderful man who would help anyone.
Dianna Young (Wilks)
June 11, 2009
May God bless you for the care you took of women in their direst need. My most sincere sympathy to your family and friends for their loss.
Janet Saxton
June 11, 2009
The loss of Dr. Tiller is a tragic loss for this country and above all for the women and their families who looked to him for his understanding and aid in time of great need. He was one of the bravest and most dedicated doctors in our nation's history.
Marilyn Quinn
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