David Oliver “Dave” Kile, age 92, of Kendallville, died Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. Dave was born June 20, 1927 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Howard and Mary Kile. He was the first of three children sister, Dorothy and brother, H. Richard. Dave was baptized at the Methodist Church in Chesterville, Ohio. He graduated from Chesterville, Ohio High School. He attended Ohio State University and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture Education. Dave was a WWII veteran and served in the Navy in the Pacific Area. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Ann Barton, June 12, 1949 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He taught High School in Edison and Caledonia Ohio for 3 years. Then Dave worked for the US Soil Conservation Service for 30 years, serving as District Conservationist in Scioto and Green Counties in Ohio. He was Area Conservationist in 13 counties in NE Indiana and 16 counties in NE Ohio. In 1974 he became Assistant State Conservationist at the state office in Columbus, Ohio. He retired in 1982.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie Kile of Kendallville; Daughter, Kathy Buckingham (Kevin) of West Lafayette; Daughter-in-law, Janis Kile of West Palm Beach, Florida and he was blessed with 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In death he was preceded by his parents; son, Howard Barton Kile and sister, Dorothy (Kile) Jones.
There will be a memorial service held in David’s honor on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM at First Christian Church in Kendallville with a gathering of family and friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM prior to the memorial service. Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church or to the Community Foundation of Noble County, David O. and Marjorie B. Kile Scholarship. Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.