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Sister Marietta Kill

January 28, 1932 — November 6, 2020


Sister Marietta Kill, 88, of the Sisters of St. Francis, died at 12:50 am Friday, November 6, 2020, at St. Francis Home.

She was born January 28, 1932, in Landeck, Ohio, to Eugene and Rosalia (Gengler) Kill.

She is survived by a brother, the Reverend Robert Kill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sister Thomas Kill, OSF.

Sister Marietta earned her Master's Degree in Church Music from DePaul University, Chicago.  She began her ministry as an elementary school teacher in New Washington, Carey, St. Anthony Villa, and Bucyrus.  She also served as organist and music director in these parishes.

Her musical talent and love for music led her to serve as an organist at St. Francis Convent and to give music lessons to children and adults at St. Francis School of Music for 51 years. In 1981 Sister Marietta became the Director of St. Francis School of Music while continuing to give music lessons. Over the years she gave countless lessons to students of piano, organ, and violin. She especially enjoyed her work with families and teaching small children to play using the Suzuki method. She was a certified member of the Ohio Teachers Association and helped to set up the guidelines and a format for the first Ohio Music Teachers Auditions festive.

When Sister Marietta was not in the Music Department, she could likely be found somewhere outside picking strawberries, tending to the flowers in the grotto, picking up walnuts, or somewhere between, driving the rusty trusty truck that was perfect for carrying around her tools, fruits, and flowers. At the time of her death she served as an organist at the convent and was a Minister of Service.

There will be no visitation and a private funeral Mass will be held at 10:45 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, at St. Francis Convent Chapel, officiated by Reverend Robert Kill. Burial will follow in St. Francis Convent Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Convent or St. Francis Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.

To send online condolences or to view the live streamed funeral Mass and cemetery service, go to

PLEASE NOTE:  A Wake Service by ZOOM for Sister Marietta Kill, OSF will be held on Thursday, November 12, at 7:00 PM.

Registration is required by noon on Thursday. Upon registration additional information will be sent.

To register contact: Sister Patricia Froning at or call 419.447.0435.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sister Marietta Kill, please visit our flower store.

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St. Francis Convent Cemetery

200 Saint Francis Avenue
Tiffin, OH 44883

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