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Gary Leroy Kious

1945 - 2021



Gary L. Kious, 75, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 3:52 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Course in Fillmore, IL. 

Mr. Kious was born on September 27, 1945 in Vandalia, IL to the late Cleo and Ruth (Hubbard) Kious. He was a graduate of Mulberry Grove High School in Mulberry Grove, IL. Mr. Kious married Debra A. Tiemann in Coffeen, IL on June 1, 2002, and she survives in Coffeen, IL. Mr. Kious was a truck driver; he had also worked for Olin ammunitions manufactory, and was the Marshall at Indian Springs Golf Course in Fillmore, IL.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union, as well as the Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church in Greenville, IL, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Mr. Kious had lived in Mulberry Grove, IL; Godfrey, IL; and Coffeen, IL throughout his lifetime.

Along with his wife, Debra A. Kious of Coffeen, IL, Mr. Kious is survived by his children, Renea (husband, Marshall) Kious Harpster of St. Peter, IL; Tracy (husband, Randy) Smith of Bethalto, IL; Julie Slimick of Bethalto, IL; twelve grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.  Mr. Kious was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Ruth (Hubbard) Kious, as well as one brother.

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Wendy Sheppard

July 23, 2021 8:23 PM

The Moore family from Indian Grove Campgrounds sends our deepest sympathy on your loss of Gary.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and in the future.  Please know he will never be forgotten.  
Eileen, Wendy, and Howard.

Lisa & Wayne Kious

July 21, 2021 10:50 AM

Gary was always a Special Uncle. Heart if gold came to our kids graduation parties & also came to my Mothers funeral.  RIP Uncle Gary! Prayers to all the families as you go thru this difficult time.. 

Kathy Kissiar

July 20, 2021 6:19 PM

One Christmas he played Santa and came to his nephew Wayne Kious house for our 2 year old daughter Katie. She was very scared of Santa. That is until he pulled a puppy out of his bag for her. She then asked  him if it was a lady or a tramp. Not a dry eye in the room. We all love Gary. Fly high with Pete and your folks.

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