Dec. 24, 1968-Sept. 20, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Carla McKillip, youngest child of Lamoine and Betty McKillip, died at Hillcrest Nursing Care Center in McCook on September 20, 2011 at the age of 42. She was born Christmas Eve in 1968 at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook, Nebraska.
Carla attended early childhood education centers in North Platte and McCook, Nebraska. She enrolled in the Nebraska State School for Trainable Children in Cozad, Nebraska and attended there until the school closed. She continued her education at Medicine Valley School in Curtis, Nebraska before coming to school in McCook, Nebraska where she proudly graduated in 1990.
She worked at Southwest Area Training Services upon completion of her education. While at SWATS she was also employed at Pizza Hut where she greeted patrons with smiles and hugs. She was a loving and caring individual who, in her life never met a stranger. She enjoyed her nieces and nephews and while her health allowed, loved attending their activities and sporting events.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lamoine McKillip; grandparents, Fay and Mae McKillip, Elmer and Jessie Ward; and one uncle, Bob Ward; three cousins, Scott Loomis, Corey Cox and Darold Richards. Carla is survived by her family who lovingly cared for her throughout her life, mother, Betty McKillip of McCook; brothers, Kirk McKillip and wife Jane of Houston, Texas, Tim McKillip and wife, Cindy of Hayes Center, Nebraska and Monte McKillip and wife, Kathy of Lincoln, Nebraska; and sister, Sue Messersmith and husband, Kenny of Hayes Center, Nebraska; 13 nieces and nephews, four great nieces and one great nephew. She also leaves behind many aunts and uncles who have been a blessing in her life
Visitation will be today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Grace Baptist Church at 1010 East 6th in McCook, Nebraska.
Interment will follow, where she will be buried beside her father in the Hayes Center Cemetery in Hayes Center, Nebraska.
Hermann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.,