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July 13, 1987 - September 12, 2018

Jillian passed from this earth on September 11, 2018, after suffering a fatal car accident. Jillian was born July 13, 1987, in Holdrege, to Betty Jones Slagle and James Marvin Slagle. Jillian attended Saratoga Elementary School, Irving Junior High, Lincoln High School, and attended the University of Nebraska majoring in communications. Her long term goal was to become a human rights attorney. She worked several years at the Tony Brock Law Firm.

Jill was the long-time partner of Cole Leibee and they are the parents of our children; Jordan, C.J., Cruz, and Faith. The family are members of St. Marks Methodist church in Lincoln. She is beloved by all her family and many friends, active in her bible study, and a true scholar of the bible. She was a gifted writer and wise beyond her years. She painted beautiful pictures and loved her children and all her family.

Jillian is preceded in death by her father, James Slagle, brother, Justin Mark Slagle, her grandparents, and cousin, Caitlin Rose Jones. She leaves behind her mother, Betty, her longtime partner Cole, and their children; Jordan, C.J., Cruz, and Faith, and many friends and family members.

Jill will be laid to rest next to her brother and grandparents at the Alma Memorial Cemetery in Alma. “God is my Father, giving me each day the ticket for the journey and I clung to that grace like a child,”

A celebration of life service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday (9-18) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Alma City Cemetery in Alma. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials contributions may be directed to the family for future designation. Condolences online at

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