Created on Friday, 12 October 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Jill Elaine Saunders, 49, of Dayton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Sept. 2, 1963, in Dayton, a daughter of Robert H. Sr. and Phyllis Saunders, who survive, along with brothers, Robert H. Jr. (Angela) Saunders and Gene (Cindi) Saunders; sisters, Jane (Tim) Jernee and Cheryl (Cory) Craft; nieces and nephews, Tony (Rianna) Blosser, Randi and Jacob Bickham, Marilee Kelhoffer, Dawn McNeese, Ben and Nathan Saunders, and Caleigh and Casey Craft; great-nieces and nephews, Jozey, Errol, Avery and Layla Kelhoffer, Taylor Bickham, Owen, Kale and Zane McNeese, Peyton Saunders, Brian, Colton, Rayna and Leland Blosser; special friend, Cathy Kaus; and numerous other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-niece, Abigail McNeese.
Jill was a 1982 graduate of Indian Lake High School, where she excelled in softball and basketball. She graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Lima Technical College and was a detective for the city of Dayton with more than 22 years of service.
The family would like to extend a special “thanks” to all of Jill’s wonderful friends who stayed with her continually at Hospice for all of their love and support.
A funeral begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Newcomer Funeral Home, South Chapel, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Kettering, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton 45420; and the ALS Association of Central and Southern Ohio, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus 43220.
Express condolence at www.NewcomerDayton.com.