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Kathy Jeanne Iliff Searle, 58, of Gnadenhutten, Ohio, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, 2017 while in the care of Community Hospice's Truman House at New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Born at Erie, Pa., on May 30, 1959, Kathy was a daughter of the late Walter R. and Millicent A. Gruver Iliff.
Kathy was a 1979 graduate of River Forest High School at Indiana. She was a self-proclaimed "jack of all trades" who enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Searle Jr. whom she married on Dec. 28, 1988; her step-children, Laura, Patty, and Ralph James Searle; her siblings, Paul (Joan) Iliff and Walter R. (Erma) Iliff Jr. of Indiana, Chuck (Debbie) Iliff of Pennsylvania, and Laura Iliff Johnson of Florida; and a sister-in-law, Carol Iliff of Indiana.
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Elizabeth, and a brother, Newton Iliff.

SEARLE
Kathy Jeanne Iliff, 58, of Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday (11-17-17) in First Baptist Church of Sharon, 301 W. State St., Sharon.
Inurnment: Immediately after the service in Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage. Friends and family are invited to a reception following the committal service in the church fellowship hall.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Kathy by visiting the funeral home's website at www.GeibCares.com.
Cremation care has been handled by Geib's Tuscarawas Valley Crematory. Arrangements by LINN-HERT-GEIB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 116 Second St. N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Published on November 5, 2017
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