The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 24, 2014

George William "Bill" Gillett

April 1, 1935 - June 17, 2014

CLINTON — George William “Bill” Gillett, 79, died peacefully at the Kansas City Hospice House Tuesday, June 17, 2014. His family is grateful for the loving care he received there.

Bill was born April 1, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, the second of four children of Ira and Atha Gillett. He was a 1954 graduate of Wyandotte High School and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University.

His life work was spent designing and engineering beverage dispensing equipment for the restaurant industry. He was employed by the Vendo Company, Alco Dispensing Systems, and United Beverage before becoming Owner and President of K-Way Products in Mount Carroll, Illinois.

Bill was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as an adult leader for over 25 years. He was also an active member of the Presbyterian Church, serving congregations in Kansas City, Kansas, Clinton, IA, and Kimberling City, MO, as Church Treasurer and Elder.

In 2000 Bill sold his business and retired to Kimberling City, MO, to pursue and enjoy the major interests in his life – genealogy and photography. In 2011 he moved to the Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community in Overland Park, KS.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, James Warren Gillett. He is survived by his sisters, Virginia Transue Oberheide of Overland Park, KS, and Anita Tindall of San Diego, CA, plus nine loving nieces and nephews and their families, including Kristi (Tom) Orte of Clinton, IA.

A memorial service will be held at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday, June 27 – Visitation 10:30 am followed by the Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64145 or to the Benevolent Care Fund of Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community, 13810 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS, 66223. Cremation rights have been accorded. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery, 3801 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

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