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John R. McGill

John R. McGill, 70 years young, of French Lick, Indiana, formerly of New Albany, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on April 20th, 2017 at IU Health Paoli Campus in Paoli, Indiana.

He was born in Pekin, Illinois on November 4th, 1946 to Paul and Katherine “Justice” McGill.

John married Yvonne Overby in September of 1972 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and (1) Brother – Ronald McGill.

John graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Illinois with the Class of 1964. After high school, John continued his education by attending college at University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale where he graduated with a degree in Accounting.

He enjoyed fishing, riding his four-wheeler and giving any animal he could a better life. John also loved spending time with his family, and was always there to lend a helping hand in taking care of his brother-in-law.

John is survived by:

Wife Yvonne McGill French Lick, Indiana

(1) Sons Jason McGill Floyds Knobs, Indiana

(1) Sister Phyllis Bretsch (Donald) Centralia, Illinois

(1) Brother-in-law Harold Dennis Overby French Lick, Indiana

(1) Sister-in-law Vicki McGill Edwardsville, Illinois

(1) Grandson Austin McGill

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date.

If anyone would like to make memorial contributions, the family wishes them to be made to the Springs Valley Pet Services, 1827 S. Forest Drive, French Lick, Indiana 47432 or to the Orange County Humane Society, 856 N. Greenbriar Drive, Paoli, Indiana 47454 in Memory of John.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Yvonne, Jason and Austin,
I have so many memories of John, so many of them seam to make me smile. I hope they do you also. My pond...OH YES my pond. There still hangs an old milk jug in the tree from last year waiting. I would send him a message that the snapping turtles are back, and it wouldn't be long till he would be up there trying to catch them. We didn't want them to eat the fish. So many days I would see him ride his four wheeler around there fishing. Sometimes he would get to close and his four wheeler would have to be fished out....I'm going to stop here, becasue if I don't there would be a book of loving our neighbor and friend....If any of you need anything at all let us know.....We love our McGill's

Debbie & Jeff Lyons Apr 25 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest Yvonne and Jason you have our deepest sympathy.It seems like yesterday we were neighbors and he would sit quietly with his smirky grin snickering at Yvonne being funny. One of our funniest memories was when Yvonne told Krogers not to take Johns check because he had just got out of jail that time John had a quick comeback -he said "yea same time she got out of the nuthouse" or what about the time John,Bob,and,me ( John s) ran from your house to ours in sock feet on ice!  We hope our funny memories will bring a smile to you all. Please let us know when you have celebration of his life. Your family has our love and sympathy. My mom Mary Hobbs sends her sympathy also  Love Dianna and John Seaton

John and Dianna Seaton Apr 22 2017 12:00 AM

Yvonne we am so sorry and we know that right now there is nothing we can say to make you feel better just know if there is anything Steve or I can do all you  have to do is call.  

We love you Yvonne
Pam and Steve

Pam Phillips Apr 21 2017 12:00 AM

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