Jerry Wilson McDill
July 19, 1938  -  November 5, 2018

Jerry Wilson McDill

Mount Hope Cemetery
1300 N Penn Ave
Independence, KS  67301
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I served in the Army.

Jerry Wilson McDill age 80, passed away November 5, 2018 at Journey Home in Bartlesville, OK.

Jerry was born July 19, 1938 in Alexandria, LA to Melvin McDill and Florence McDill. Later on they moved to Independence, KS where Jerry attended school and graduated from Independence High School in 1956. Soon after Jerry joined the Army in August of 1956 and was honorably discharged in June of 1959. After he came back from the service, Jerry worked with his parents at McDill Cleaners and graduated from Independence Community College. In July of 1978 Jerry began his postal career in the Independence Post Office as a clerk and then became postmaster in Latham, KS in 1982. After many years of service Jerry retired as postmaster in McCune, KS.

In June of 1964 Jerry married Judith Annette (Murphy) McDill in Independence, KS where they had two children, John Wilson McDill and Jennelle (McDill) Speer. Later on in life Jerry met Helen (Love) McDill and married in 1989 in McCune, KS. They shared 28 wonderful years of marriage until Helen passed in 2017. After retirement Jerry loved spending his time traveling, fishing, and gardening. He loved watching his Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball in his free time.

Jerry is survived by his son John Wilson McDill his wife Sarah of Independence and daughter Jennelle Speer her husband Michael of Coffeyville, sister Jean Clark her husband Butch of Independence, 5 grandchildren, and a niece.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Judith McDill and wife Helen McDill.

Private family services under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will be held at a later date as Jerry is laid to rest next to his wife Helen in Mount Hope Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


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  1. Mr.and Mrs. Ron Hill
    Marshfield, MO

    When we first moved to Independence, Judy and Jerry were two of the first people we met and shared many good times together. We are sorry for your loss as both your parents were exceptional people.

  2. Sandra Gross
    Coffeyville, KS

    Jenelle and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you. Thinking of you and your family in your loss. May God heal and strengthen each member of your family.

  3. Ronald & Umai Fox
    Albuquerque, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jerry during this time of your loss. Rest in peace Cousin Jerry.

  4. Cheryl Brown
    Woodbine, KS

    Jerry was a good grandpa teaching my kids how to sail.

  5. Jean Clark
    Independence, KS

    My brother I will miss you love you and now you are in my heart always see you someday!!!

  6. Susan Kniffen Vaughn Swanson
    Independence, KS

    My sympathy to Judith, John and Jenelle on the loss of Mr. Jerry McDill. May your memories hold dear in this time of sorrow. My daughter, Kimberly, used to play with Jenelle and my mother worked with Mrs. Murphy at Mercy.

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