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Lightstreet United Methodist Church
Saturday February 23rd, 2019
10:00am - 11:00pm

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Lightstreet United Methodist Church
Saturday February 23rd, 2019

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Willard H. "Bill" Kile, Sr.

Willard H. “Bill” Kile, Sr., age 91, of Lightstreet, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville., where he had been a patient.

He was born in Bloomsburg on January 30, 1928, a son of the late Glen W. and Lorraine (Howell) Kile. He graduated from the former Scott Township High School.

Following high school, he joined the U. S. Air Force and served during the Korean War.

Bill was involved in various business ventures, including being the co-owner of the Bloomsburg Ice and Cold Storage, Towne Marine and Kile and Kile Real Estate. He also served as a Columbia County Commissioner;  on the board of the former Columbia County Farmers National Bank and as a member of the Bloomsburg Fair board.

He was a member of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church; Washington Lodge 265, F & AM; Caldwell Consistory; Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436 and the former Columbia County Moose, all of Bloomsburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Glen Kile and a sister, Marjorie Jane K. Dent.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Joan Appleman, of Lightstreet; a son, Dr. Willard H. Kile, Jr., and his wife Margo (Aurand) Kile, Lightstreet and a granddaughter, Hope Kile, Buffalo, New York. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 11 a. m. in the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main Street, Lightstreet, with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Parks-Snyder officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family., The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a. m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main St., Bloomsburg, Pa 17815.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.


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Hope, Dr. and Mrs. Kile,
We all have many fond memories of Mr. Kile in Canada, Florida, and of course, field hockey games cheering us on! He was such a wonderful, sweet person. We are all praying for your family and our thoughts are with you at this time.
Lots of Love,
Ginny, Liv, Abby, Amanda, Megan

Ginny, Liv, Amanda, Abby, Megan Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Sending our love and sympathy. Bill was like a brother to our dad, and always considered family to us.

Christine Bradway Feb 20 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of loss. May your memories give you comfort. Buster will miss the spirited conversations with Bill. He will be missed by all.

Buster & Linda Dent Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willard Kile, Sr.

Alex Dubil Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,
We are thinking of you during this time....your father was so precious to so many. We had great times with your folks sitting on the sidelines of the Central Girls field hockey games! He was such a great fan of Hope and of all her friends on the team, too! He was a dear and sweet person, always fussing on everyone he encountered. Special hugs to your Mom and all of you.
With deepest sympathy,

Rachelle D'Ambrosio Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

We at the LightstreetBranch of FCBT are deeply sadden by your loss. We so enjoyedBill coming into our branch healwaysmade our day. Such a sweet man. We send our sympathy to the family.

Judy Fink Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

Remembering Bill and the visits on Fishing Creek. Sympathy to the family as you grieve his passing into Glory. May the God of all Comfort give you his peace in the days ahead.

Barbara and Dave Frank Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy to Joan & "young Bill" and family. May your hearts take comfort in the happy memories of times gone by and may a smile fill your face when you mention his name while your heart says "so glad you shared your life with us"
Doctor & Mrs. R.L. Grasley.

R.L.Grasley Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

We at FCBT the Lightstreet Branch are so sorry for your loss. Bill would always make our day when he would come in. With Deepest Sympathy he will be missed.

JUDY FINK Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

We at the Lightstreet Branch of FCBT would like to send our deepest Sympathy. Bill always made us smile, he will be missed. Please accept our Sympathy to the whole family.

Judy Fink Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

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