Friday, April 03, 2009

Robert Frank McGill (1919-2009)

The Arizona Republic published my father-in-law's obituary on April 1. It reads:

McGill, Robert Frank
89, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at his 
home in Sun City, Arizona on Friday, March 27, 2009. Robert was born 
on December 18, 1919 in Jennings County, Indiana the son of William 
Henry and Jennie Lee (Dishin) McGill. He married Mary Ruth Hanes on 
August 9, 1942 in Indianapolis. A devout Christian with a servant's heart, 
he served as an Elder at Lawrence Christian Church in Indianapolis, First 
Christian Church of Ft. Myers, Florida and, most recently, First Christian 
Church of Sun City. Robert was a quiet, hardworking man with a wonderful 
sense of humor. After his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his priority was 
always his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary 
Ruth McGill, 7 Children, 18 Grandchildren and 31 Great-Grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by 5 siblings and 1 Grandson. A memorial 
service to celebrate his life will be held in Indianapolis at a later date. 
Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the American Heart 

We are all richer for having known him. When all (or most of) the family would get together, he used to break out in a huge smile, and say, "Look what I started!" Indeed!

A Memorial Service will be held in Indianapolis, IN on June 6.

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