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Susan J. McKillip

September 8, 1939 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 81)



Susan J. McKillip, age 81, of McCook, NE passed away on Monday evening, February 15, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Hastings, NE.

Susan was born September 8, 1939 in Fort Collins, CO to parents Merle E. and Mollie E. (Schreiner) Raines.  She was one of five children.  

On January 26, 1959, Susan married Thomas McKillip in Edwardville, IL.  To this union three children were born.  Thomas passed away in 1973.  Susan shared the rest of her life with partner, Jerome Kirkpatrick, until his passing in 2008.

Over the years, Susan enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, Husker sports, WWE wrestling and visiting with people.  She was a member of the Assembly of God faith.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas McKillip; life partner, Jerome Kirkpatrick; son, Gale McKillip; brothers, Dale and Earl Raines; and sisters, Bertha Bitterman and Edna Kelly.

Those left to celebrate her life include sons, Thomas (Kelly) McKillip of Trumbull, NE and Tony (Bethany) McKillip of McCook; daughter, Loretta (Jerome Madden) McKillip of North Platte, NE; five grandchildren, T.J. McKillip, Natasha Goodman, Ethan McKillip, Wyatt McKillip, and Katelyn McKillip; as well as her great granddaughter, Taylee Sue Goodman.

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Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends
February 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Funeral Service
February 22, 2021

10:30 AM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001


Fort McPherson National Cemetery
12004 NE-56A Spur
Maxwell, NE 69151


In Her Name
C/O Carpenter Breland Funeral Home POB 476, McCook NE 69001

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