Raymond Luther Tennill, 78, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Salem Evangelical Church near Arrow Rock, with William W. Harlow officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials may be made to family choice and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Nov. 28, 1934, in Slater, he was the son of the late John Richard Tennill and Minnie E. (Dolly) Williams Tennill. On April 26, 1958, he married LaVerne Seibold, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County most of his life, was a truck driver for many years. He was currently a foster grandparent at Benton School in Marshall and was a previous assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop No. 42 and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a U.S. Army veteran, lifetime member of Malta Bend American Legion Post No. 558, and a member of the 40 & 8 Voiture Locale No. 333. He was a member of Salem Evangelical Church near Arrow Rock.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Raymond Glenn Tennill and his fiancée, Donna Bruce, of Marshall; one daughter, Cindy Adams and her husband, Eddie, of Ionia; three grandchildren, Brad Adams and his wife, Krystal, of Cole Camp, John Tennill and his wife, Franny, of Unionville, and Audrey Stapleton and her husband, Jason, of Edgerton; five step grandchildren, Don Adams and his wife, Randi, of Willard, Les Adams and his wife, Masha, of Brunswick, Priscilla Blackmore and her husband, Tad, of Green Ridge, Rachael Hinkle and her husband, Jake, of Mora, Heather Mustain and her husband, Kris, of Bolivar; five great-grandchildren, GraycieMae and Leelynd Tennill of Unionville, Shelby and Wyatt Stapleton of Edgerton, Alexis Dickerson of Kansas City; 23 step great-grandchildren; two brothers, David "Frank" Tennill of Marshall, and John E. Tennill of Mainze, Germany; one sister, Margaret Scharnhorst of Marshall; along with many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie and R.D. Tennill.
Additional information provided per family recompense.