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“I am so very sad to learn of Dr. Morrill's passing. He was my dentist for so many years and I hated to so him retire, even though he certainly...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Keith Oswald - East Leroy, MI

“Keith was a very special friend, colleague, and health care provider for myself and my family. I shall miss him greatly. He was always so positive...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Warren Sprick - Sarasota, FL

“I was honored to have known Keith and to have him as a friend. His concern for others and his sense of humor will be missed. Godspeed Bro. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Shanley - Kalamazoo, MI

“I so wish I had the opportunity to say goodbye to Keith. He was such a kind and positive man. He embraced hearing loss as if it was just a bump in...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Larry Manning - Grand Rapids, MI

“I am so saddened to learn of Dr. Morrill's passing. He was the best Dentist. After searching many years for a dentist I could trust I finally found...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Murphy - Fulton, MI

“Dr Morrill was our family dentist since we moved to BC in 1977. Later we considered Nikki as one of our own because of her friendship with our...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jo and Mike Olson - Battle Creek, MI

“A great guy, great family and he will be missed. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Steven Nesbitt - Friend

“What an incredible, accomplished man. Though we never met him, we can feel the love he had for his family and his community and the love they had for...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Anda and Kevin Scorza - TX

“Keith was always so positive, compassionate and fun. I feel very blessed to have married into such an acceptionsl family. His character will live on...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jill Morrill - Family

“Keith was always so positive, compassionate and fun. I feel very blessed to have married into such an acceptionsl family. His character will live on...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jill Morrill - Family

“We are sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad achieved so much and was loved by many. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Amy & Matt Kavanaugh - Portage, MI

“Dr. Morrill was just the sweetest man. He loved his students and he always had time to answer questions, help students with xrays and offer words of...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Heather Morse - Battle creek, MI

“Dear Donna & children: We were very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. We've only know you two for a few years but it is very obvious the love you...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brad & Janice Pratt - Mandan, ND

“The thing I enjoyed most about Keith was his ability to laugh and great sense of humor! Whether lately it was talking about "Gold Rush" or Hunger...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Bridget Korpela - Battle Creek, MI


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Dr. Keith Morrill, D.D.S., 77, of Battle Creek died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Keith was born July 17, 1939 in Lake Odessa, Michigan to Clifton A. and Julia M. (Wilson) Morrill. He grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan and was a 1957 graduate of Grand Ledge High School. Keith attended DePauw University for three years in the pre-dental program, received his Bachelors of Science from Michigan State University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan. Keith came to Battle Creek in the early 1970's as a supervisor and dentist for the KCC Dental Hygiene Program, where he worked until 1981, when Keith established Oak Ridge Dental Practice in Battle Creek. He cared for his patients and their families until selling the practice in 2013. After that, he once again supervised dentistry at Kellogg Community College Dental Hygiene Program part-time. Recently he was a Dentist Locum Tenens.

Keith was united in marriage to Donna K. Newell on August 11, 1973 in Battle Creek. Surviving are his wife, Donna; son, Robert (Kara) Morrill of Indianapolis, Indiana; three daughters, Patricia "Tricia" (Dr. Brian) Hays of Kalamazoo, Jennifer Morrill, Nichole "Nikki" (Greg) Watts of Mattawan; four grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew Morrill, Elle and Sienna Watts; and a brother, Dr. Charles Morrill of Grand Rapids. Keith was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Morrill.

Keith was a life member of the Michigan Dental Society, the Michigan State University and University of Michigan Alumni Clubs and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and its Gold Circle. He was a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, the Chicago Dental Society and the Presidents Club Honor Roll Donor for the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan. . Keith was a former member of Battle Creek Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf. He was a star multiple sport athlete in high school and college and enjoyed sports his entire life. He also enjoyed biking, traveling and attending the Chesterfield Dances. Keith was an artist by heart and a dentist by profession. He was very tech savvy and took pictures of family and friends and made video keepsakes. Most of all Keith loved attending and watching his children's and grandchildren's sporting events and activities. His life was all about his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather; a treasured friend and a respected professional.

Keith requested that he be cremated and that no public service be held. In his memory please share your memories with his family and how he touched your life while he was living.

Memorial contributions may be made to KCC Foundation to support the KCC Dental Clinic, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Arrangements are by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.