John William Sills passed away September 26, 2014. John was born to Jesse and Alice Sills August 26, 1928 in Newton, Kansas. John lived all his life in Newton, he graduated from Newton High School in 1947. On April 26th 1953 John married Vera Schroeder, to this union were born three children. John worked for Santa Fe Rail Mill 42 years, he also retired from Kansas National Guard after serving 21 years, two and a half of which were served in the Vietnam War. John is survived by his wife, Vera Sills; Daughter, Sheila & Neal Williams; Daughter-in Law, Nyla Sills; Daughter, Janet & Mark Scheffler; Grandchildren, Tonya & Tom Cowan, Ryan & Jay Williams, Nathan & Jess Williams, Brett Sills, Kelsey & Kyle Purdon, Melissa, Michelle, Marcia, Margo, Marie & Martha (Scheffler); and 9 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his Son, Larry Sills; parents Jesse & Alice Sills; Sister Alice Miller. Memorial suggestions : Newton Fire/EMS ; Salem United Methodist Church. Funeral Services will held at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM.