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David Keith Lilly

February 21, 1952 ~ August 26, 2021 (age 69)


David Keith Lilly, 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 at this home in rural Salina after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Keith and Bernice (Timbers) Lilly on Feb 21. 1952, in Salina, and grew up in Mentor, Kan.

Dave was united in marriage to Linda (Meister) on June 13, 1981. He was happiest when with his beloved family, dogs, on the golf course, or in the mountains. He will be remembered for his loyalty, generosity, and notorious sense of humor.

He is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Linda; mother, Bernice; children, Derek (Holly), Jared (Veronica), and Kelsey Ward (Burl); siblings, Sharon Chaput (Dennis), Dwight (Sue), Susan Johnson (Mark), Shirley Sundgren (Don), and Sandy Seim(Kurtis Johnson); sister-in-law, Mary Kay Kuhn (Joe) and Barbara Meister; and his adored grandchildren, Jack and Avery Hildebrand, Elliette and Cameron Lilly, Grayson, Avery, Janie and Griffin Lilly, and Spencer, Madden, Kennedy, and Colter Ward.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Keith; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Meister; brother-in-law, Larry Seim; and niece, Mindy Reese.

A private family memorial service will be held Friday, Sep 3., with interment at St. Paul’s Cemetery, near Kipp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dave Lilly Memorial Fund, for a future project in his honor, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

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Private Family Graveside
September 3, 2021

St. Paul's Cemetery
5800 E Farrlley Rd
Gypsum, KS 67401


Dave Lilly Memorial Fund
c/o Ryan Mortuary, 137 N 8th St, Salina KS 67401

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