Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

May 7, 2013

Jacklyn Rudd Killen

ASHLAND — Jacklyn Rudd Killen, RN, BSN, OCN, died Sunday, May 4, 2013, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va., from complications of COPD. She was 77 years old.

Jackie was born in Frankfort and raised in Ashland. She was known as having a passion for life and overcoming obstacles with a stubborn tenacity, Jackie died as she lived, with a dogged determination that would never recede. She died with her body completely spent and broken and clinging to life with every last fiber of her being. Well done, good and faithful servant!

Jackie worked at Holzer Medical Center for 25 years until she retired at the age of 72 as a registered nurse, a calling that defined her and for which she dedicated her spirit. Over the years she worked in pediatrics, nursery and oncology, where she was certified by the Oncology Nursing Society and Pain Management. As a pain management expert, she was one of the first pain management nurses to receive the Ohio Pain Initiative “Excellence in Pain Management Award” in 2002.

As a broken sinner she accepted a relationship with Jesus many years ago and was a charter member of New Life Lutheran Church in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Oncology Nursing Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie; and her parents, Marco and Johanna Schmidt Rudd and Pauline Vowell-Eslick.

She is survived by her son, Mark Killen and his wife, Teresa; her granddaughter, Ashton; and her siblings, Johnda Sue (Al) Pintor, Jimma Ann Rudd McKendree, Ackford (Donna) Eslick, Carol (Ron) Hale and Danny Moreau. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 7, 2013, at Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis. Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland by Pastor Jimmy Dale Perry.

The family will graciously accept flowers. However, you’re asked to consider donations in Jacklyn’s memory to the Cabell Huntington Hospital Children’s Hospital.

Condolences may be sent to willisfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Bill G. Damron - 1933-2014

    Bill G. Damron, 81, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his summer home in Genoa, W.Va.

    July 23, 2014

  • Marlene Faye Reisinger Stambaugh - 1953-2014

    Marlene Faye Reisinger Stambaugh, 60, of Ashland, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, with her family at her side.

    July 23, 2014

  • Donna S. Hood - 1948-2014

    Donna S. Hood, 65, of Ashland, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

    July 23, 2014

  • Barry Keith Mowery - 1944-2014

    Barry Keith Mowery, 70, of Lloyd, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.

    July 23, 2014

  • Alan R. Robinson

    Alan R. Robinson, 55, of Ashland, died Wednesday at his residence.

    July 23, 2014

  • Aaron Lambert

    Aaron Lambert, 85, of Ashland, died Wednesday in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

    July 23, 2014

  • Arnold Stone - 1927-2014

    Arnold Stone, 86, of Vanceburg, died Wednesday in the Golden Living Center in Vanceburg.

    July 23, 2014

  • Trena Bradley Clark - 1941-2014

    Trena “Fern” Bradley Clark, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Clarence Williams

    Clarence Williams, 75, of Salyersville, died Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Joshua David Cooley - 1989-2014

    Joshua David Cooley, 25, of Vanceburg, died Monday in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    July 23, 2014