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Monte K. Kilby

June 13, 1940 February 19, 2019
Monte K. Kilby
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Obituary for Monte K. Kilby

Monte K. Kilby, 78, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee. Monte was born June 13, 1940 in Kewanee, the son of Cecil and Alta (Campbell) Kilby. He graduated from Wethersfield High School with the class of ’58. Monte married Becky Jacobson on December 14, 1968 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kewanee, she survives.
Monte is also survived by two daughters, Terri Henderson, Jenny Osborne, both of Kewanee; granddaughters, Amanda Barrett, Davenport, Olivia Jordan, Kewanee; great granddaughters, Kathryn Barrett, Kaci Barrett; and a brother, Gary Kilby, Charleston, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Clarabelle Jean Tatum.
Monte served his country as a telecommunicator in the US Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Monte was a farmer and retired from McNeill Asphalt, where he worked as a laborer. He was a member of the VFW, and a bowling league. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church during childhood. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, and mushroom hunting. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. They all enjoyed his sense of humor.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee. Military Rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice, Galesburg. Please leave an online condolence for Monte’s family at

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1:00 PM 2/25/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/25/2019 2:00:00 PM
Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home

219 East Second St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home
219 East Second St. Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pleasant View Ave
Kewanee, IL 61443

Pleasant View Ave Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

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OSF Hospice

3405 N. Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

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