Kelly Denise Tiller

March 07, 1965 ‒ July 09, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Kelly Denise Tiller, age 55, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital.  She was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio on March 7, 1965 to Carl Leon and Meredith (Rine) Tiller.

Kelly graduated from Highland High School in 1983 and went on to become an LPN at Mount Vernon Developmental Center for over 30 years.  She enjoyed going on cruises, watching movies, Thomas Kinkade Puzzles, and could not go without her morning Starbucks coffee.  Her pets were a huge part of her life, but nothing meant more to her than her loving family.

Kelly is survived by her parents; sisters, Michelle (Ken) Romans, Amy Meadows; 2 nieces, Allison and Karlie Meadows; great-nephew, Diesel James Emmert; friends, Zach Emmert and Pam; her canine companions, Angel, Faith and feline friend, Laney.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Beulah Rine, Bill and Chloe Tiller.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Mound View Cemetery at 2:00 PM with Pastor Erin Porter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.

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  • Meredith and Leon,
    I am so sorry to learn of your daughter’s passing. May the Word that passeth understanding be with you and your family and comfort you.

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. It was a pleasure to know her in a time that she worked at MVDC and hang out with Pat Levingston and her outside of MVDC. The world is a little less bright and she will be sorely missed.

  • This was such a shock and so new to retirement. May you find comfort in the arms of the angels. RIP Kelly. Condolences to family and friends. Colleen

  • I am sorry for your lost ,I was shocked to hear the news , I,ve been praying for you all and trusting God to comfort and strength an everyone love you all

  • We are so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. She was such a blessing to us as a family member and we loved her so much. We have such wonderful memories of her as our cruising friend and every time I see a cruise ship I will think of her. May God send his angels to give you comfort in this your time of need.
    Denise & Dean

  • I am so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. She was a wonderful and caring nurse to the people at MVDC. She was also a great friend and coworker to all. Rest easy Kelly.

  • Our heartfelt condolences due to the passing of a dear friend. Kelly will always have a special place in my heart. So very sorry to hear of her unexpected passing. God be with you as you all go through this difficult time. She was a damn good nurse too!

    Our Prayers
    Charlie and Melody Barnes (Brent)

  • Meredith…..my heart breaks for you….I am so very sorry. Pat and her are surely reuniting.
    Prayers for you and yours,
    Ruth Sigman

  • Meredith and Leon,
    So sorry to hear about Kelly passing. Prayers and thoughts are with both of you at this time. RIP Kelly

  • So sorry for your loss she was my Daughters niece by marriage . She was a very sweet person she will be missed RIP Kelly

  • My heart is breaking. I just talked with Kelly and we are all so shocked and saddened by her sudden passing. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was truly kind and helped so many people who will never forget. The world is a sadder place today.

  • I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Kelly’s family and friends. May beautiful memories of her comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Meredith, I am so saddened & heartbroken to hear of Kelly’s passing. So enjoyed getting to know her & talking with her. She has deeply touched so many of us, & will always be remembered. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Love & comforting hugs.
    Mary

  • Kelly was a great friend and wonderful person to work with.She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

  • Meredith , Leon, Michelle and Amy,
    So very sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. Our hearts break for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending love and hugs.
    P.K. and Rick

  • I am so sorry for your loss Merideth and Leon and Michelle and Amy and all of the Tiller Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I worked with Kelly before I met Bill and we all had a lot of great times together. I will miss her. Miss her laugh. I can’t imagine the heartache you all are feeling . May God give you all comfort during this very sad time

  • Leon andMeredith and all your family, So very, very sorry for your loss! May you find peace in our Heavenly Father! Love all of you!

  • So very sorry to hear this, prayers and thoughts with you and your family at this difficult time!! Love you all

  • Linda and I are lifting all of you up in prayer during this very difficult time. May God’s presence comfort you and help mend your broken hearts. Lean on Him and each other for strength and peace.💜

  • Amy. We were sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Sympathy is extended. We enjoyed the cruise we were on with you guys.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I always liked working with Kelly. You are in my thought.

    Jennifer Wolfe

  • Meredith, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family! My love to you in these terrible days of grief for you in your loss of Kelly!
    Love you Meredith!

    Barb Chadwick

  • Such a tragic loss and at such a young age. I loved working with Kelly and was so glad when she finally got to retire. Your family are in our prayers during this difficult time. Hugs to you Mrs. Tiller R.N.

  • I am so saddened and very sorry about Kelly’s sudden passing. My heart breaks for everyone, she was a sweet person. My prayers are that God holds you and comforts you as only he can. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today and the days to come. Love you all.

  • Meredith and family:
    We are so sorry for the untimely and unexpected passing of your beloved, Kelly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. I always enjoyed Kelly when working at the Center.
    May wonderful memories comfort you in the days ahead.

    In Friendship,
    Vickie Marra
    Roger Marra

  • So sorry for your loss sending love hugs and prayers Kelly was an amazing Woman Daughter Sister Aunt and Friend she will dearly be missed and never forgotten dear Kell Bell you are an Angel spread your wings and fly

    With deepest sympathy Toni and Gary Fox

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Kelly passing. She was a great co-worker and talked me into going on my first cruise, which made my wife very happy. I’m praying for your family and may God comfort you through this trial.

  • Leon, Meredith, Michelle and Amy, our hearts are broken for you … what a huge loss. Kelly and I were in Sr IOE together and had a lot of fun and of course the three of us (David. Kelly and me) always had side by side lockers all through High School because they assigned them by last name. Kelly and I had fun talking about school and classmates when I saw her at family get togethers. We talked more recently about Oregon and Colorado and her desire to visit there. I can’t believe she has gone on so soon! You are in Pat and my prayers. May God give you peace and hold you in the coming days.

  • I am so so sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Kelly and she truly was such a beautiful person. She was always smiling and I don’t think I ever heard her say an unkind word about anyone. It truly is a horrible loss and I pray for comfort for all of her loved ones.

  • Kelly was a classmate of mine. She was quiet and sweet, just a lovely person. I am saddened by this loss, and my thoughts are with her family, friends, and loves ones at this difficult time. God be with you.

  • Kelly and I were classmates. She was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Meredith, Leon, Michelle and Amy,
    Ken and I want to send our condolences to your whole family for the loss of Kelly. We might have moved away in 1998, but memories of our 23 years living in Morrow County and the wonderful people we knew stay with us. Your family is part of those memories that we hold dear. We pray that you will be comforted by the beautiful life of your daughter and sister and for God’s comfort and peace to surround you and all who loved her these coming days. God bless you!

  • I went to high school with Kelly. She was always so kind to everyone. Just a fabulous person. I’m so very sorry for all of the people that she loved the most. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of her passing…she was a very caring nurse…she will be missed dearly. Prayers for family and friends

  • To my other Family, you are in my prayers Kelly was like a sister to me, went to school with her and came close to the family, you will be missed a lot. You are so special. Am send all my love to the family. Love you all. Tonya Wilson Perez

  • To all the Family, Prayers that God will comfort & he will give you strength!!! Guy & Brenda Tiller

  • Meredith, Leon, Michelle & Amy,

    Words cannot describe how I feel about this & for what you are going through. What I can say is Kelly dedicated her life to you, her friends, pet family & her patients & made a huge difference in her service as a caring nurse. I always looked forward to coming up “nawrth” to visit all of you for the last almost 40 years since high school ended, in all the places I’ve lived since then at that.

    My first memories of Kelly, was us always getting in trouble in Sunday school, because she always knew how to exactly push my buttons to get me to laugh. We had the same sense of humor & mastered our skills throughout high school. Our abilities in arguing with each other for fun, was just that, fun. On my last visit to see you all before I retired, Kelly “ordered” me (she was a master at that too) to get in her Avalanche for a “tour” of the dirt roads on our old school bus route, testing me for my incompetence of remembering road numbers & watching my reactions to her “driving skills” which gave her great joy. Her laugh & smile were contagious.

    I was so happy for her when she deservedly retired. We would discuss the trips she was going to take, starting with the Caribbean to Colorado.

    I lift all of you up in prayer. All my best.

    Patrick Baker

  • Praying for comfort for her family and friends.
    I went to LPN school with Kelly and remember her as a very nice person and good nurse.
    KCCC-PN Class of ’91

  • Meredith and Leon, We are so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. She was a wonderful person whom will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Meredith and family, I saw Kelly at Kroger shortly prior to the covid began. Always fun to talk to and a good friend. We will miss her. A few weeks ago we were our vehicle out of town. A call came in Hi and …Kelly and the call went dead. Joe called her as I told him I thought it was her and phone # confirmed. They enjoyed talking and catching up. She always said she may get a trailer some day and travel. He encouraged her to get busy and she can meet up with us. Our first Trans-Siberian orchestra concert was with you and she, Matt and Joann and some others I don’t recall right now. We have gone back three times. She brought a lot of care and kindness to all those residing at MVDC. Our thoughts are with you at the time.

  • Leon and family. We are so sorry to hear of your daughter passing. I am kin to you. I am Clayton Owens’ daughter. Chloe was my grandma’s sister. You all are in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏻

  • My husband and I send our heartfelt love and sympathy to the Tiller family.

    Kelly loved her family. She was a very loving and caring person, co-worker, and an excellent caregiver in our home. We will miss her.

  • To the Tiller family I am so very sorry to hear of your unexpected loss. I went to same school and graduated with Kelly and from what I remember she always had a smile and would say Hi to just about everyone. May you find the strength of family and friends to get thru this most difficult time.

  • so sorry for your loss i didnt get to know kelly like denise did but im sure she was like you and your family, im glad denise and dean made it there for you and your family for our family to be there in love and support. may god bless you and keep you safe with the loss of a loved one.. love you all.