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Jill Duane Kirtley

Jill Duane Kirtley, 80, of Lucasville, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, September 27, 2020. She was being loved and cared for by the special people at Rosemount Pavillion.
She was born July 25, 1940, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Samuel Clay and Laura Greene Otis.
Jill was a retired Registered Nurse working at Mercy Hospital, Scioto Memorial Hospital, Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Hospice of Ashland, and Interim Health Care. She never stopped nursing and caring for others and enjoyed the outdoors especially the birds and butterflies. She was a 1958 Valley High School graduate, a 1961 Mercy School of Nursing graduate. Jill was an active member of the Minford Community Church (formerly Glendale Christian Church) where she taught Sunday school and played piano for many years.
She is survived by her son, David (Sherry) Young of Lucasville; her daughter, Jane (Chet) Thayer of Lucasville; her grandchildren, Matthew (Melanie Moore), Justin (Suncerae Bland), Monte, and Reuben; two brothers, Bill (Ruth) Otis of Toledo and Dick (Donna) Otis of Corpus Christi, Texas; and one sister, Mollye Otis (husband Richard Zue) of Roanoke, Virginia; and sister-in-law Sally Otis of St. Paul, Minnesota. Jull is also survived by many special cousins, nieces and nephews, friends, and her Rosemount Pavilion (formerly Heartland) family.
Jill was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Michael Kirtley in 2014; her former husband, Frank Young in 2008; her son, Richard Dale “Ricky” Young; and her “Big Brother”, Jack Otis of St. Paul, Minnesota.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Minford Community Church. Friends and family are invited to attend and stay for dinner. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 205 North Street, Lucasville, OH 45648.

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