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Gayle L. (Redlich) Pillion

May 27, 1944 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 76)


Gayle L. Pillion, 76, of Ottawa passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am, Friday, October 30 at St. Columba Church, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm, Thursday, October 29, at Ottawa Funeral Home. Due to state regulations, masks and social distancing will be mandatory. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery at a later date.

Gayle was born May 27, 1944, in Ottawa to John and Birdie (Burkhart) Redlich. She married Robert Pillion on January 23, 1965 at St. Patrick's Church.

Gayle was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and especially enjoyed attending all of her grandkids' sports and activities. She was very proud of her grandchildren. Gayle was always happy to beat Bob at a game of golf and brag about her three hole-in-ones. She loved taking trips with Bob, and traveling to Florida for the winter the last 15 years. She was a member of Earlville Country Club and Catholic Daughters of the America's.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bob; three children, Robert (Anne) Pillion, Jr., Laurie (Joe Cook) Pillion, and Michael (Jennifer) Pillion; five grandchildren, Jack, Kate, Tess, Lauren, and Brendan; and her sister, Diane (Malachy) O'Connell. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Robert Pillion, Jr., Michael Pillion, Jack Pillion, Brendan Pillion, Joe Cook, Michael Newton, and John Liebhart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or St. Columba Building Fund.











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October 29, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ottawa Funeral Home
1111 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mass of Christian Burial
October 30, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Columba Church

, IL

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