Ralph D. Sill


Ralph D. Sill, age 86, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
Ralph was born on October 18, 1932, in Pittsburg, KS, the son of the late Chester and Opal (Jones) Sill. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He worked as an engineer for Vicker's until 1972. He then owned and operated Hydraulic Specialties until retiring in 2010. He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Tri-State Barber Shop Chorus for over 50 years.
He married Linda Millard on May 7, 1955, in Joplin. She preceded him in death in October 2012. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Perry, Bill, Merle and Paul Sill; and two sisters, Phyllis Butler and Becky Whitney, a granddaughter, Michelle Gregory.
Ralph is survived by one son, Curt Sill and wife, Paula, Joplin; one daughter, Angela Chaney and husband, Bill, Neosho; three grandchildren, Kyle, Andrea and Samantha; and three great-grandchildren, Cristal, Annastaisia and Victoria.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Ralph will be cremated after the services and his ashes will be buried at Stone Cemetery near Diamond, Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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Adrienne Patton (West)
Jun 25, 2019
Curt and Paula and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all- try not to be sad, remember all the good memories and celebrate what a beautiful person he was. I spent Thanksgiving 2010 at Uncle Ralph and Aunt Linda's with Grandma and it will always be a very fond memorg of mine, he was a heck of a guy!