December 19, 2013

Shirley Jean Kilgore


---- — KOKOMO — Shirley Jean Kilgore, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 2:52 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Shirley was born May 21, 1939, in Paola, Kan., to the late Frank and Sarah Rhodes. Her marriage to Danny L. Kilgore who preceded her in death was on Sept. 14, 1958, in Paola, Kan. Shirley enjoyed going to garage sales, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved pets. She was a mother to all who met her.

Survivors include two sons, Danny L. Kilgore (Laura Crowley) and Robert A. Kilgore; a daughter, Donna Sue Enyart; a brother, Frank E. Rhodes; two sisters, Ruth Ann Weaver (Joe) and Elsie Grimm; nine grandchildren, Danelle, Daniel Joseph, Deanna, Alicia, Anthony, Joshua, Jillian, Christopher and Andrew; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Sarah Rhodes.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Services will conclude in the Chapel.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the mortuary chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital where Marissa Schoenradt, a family member, is receiving treatment. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary.

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