Jean Ann Kinne Burrill


Jean Ann Kinne Burrill died in Oregon City, Ore., on May 7, 2018, in the presence of her loving husband of 70 years, Roy Burrill.

Jean Ann Kinne Burrill was born June 5, 1926, daughter of the Rev. Theodore C. Kinne and Juanita Mary Anderson Kinne. She graduated from Bloomington (Ill.) High School in 1943. She joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp, graduating from Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She was employed at Moline Public Hospital until her marriage to Roy Eugene Burrill in 1948. She is survived by her husband; and children, the Rev. Rinya Frisbie (James) of Canby, Ore., Melany G. Burrill (Cheryl Conway) of Springfield, Va., Brint D. Burrill (Gail) of Sherrard, Karissa Burrill of Petersburg Ill.; grandchildren, Dane Frisbie (Elsbeth Casimir), Drew Frisbie (Julia), Trista Foster (Nick), Tagen Tipton, Taryn Riley (Brent), Caleb Burrill (Sabrina Stoll-Eggers), and Darcey Burrill; great-grandchildren, Peregrin “Pippin” Casimir, August Burrill, Ellis Frisbie, Audrey Foster, Hunter Foster and Andon Tipton.

Jean was an active participant in the preparation for the ordination of Roy in the United Methodist Church; they served churches in central Illinois. She led workshops for Sunday school teachers of nursery and kindergarten children, taught Sunday school for 40 years, co-directed 16 work trips for high school youth, and assisted with youth activities for many years, including resident youth camps and liturgical dance. She used her nursing skills as a volunteer in church and community, raising four children and sharing her home with foster children and youth. Jean enjoyed helping others, sewing, bird-watching, dancing, reading and being with family. In retirement, Jean and Roy participated in Nomads doing mission work projects across the country. She was a member of Tigard United Methodist Church in Tigard, Ore., the United Methodist Women and the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Jean was preceded in death in death by her parents; and brothers, Thomas A. Kinne and Richard M. Kinne.