OBITUARY

Susan Zepf Kilgore

24 August, 194514 August, 2020
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MARBLEHEAD – Susan Jean (Zepf) Kilgore, age 74, of Marblehead, passed away at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington, on Friday, August 14th. Sue was the beloved wife of Jeffrey B. Kilgore with whom she shared over 48 years of marriage. Born in St. Louis, MO, Susan was the daughter of the late Albert and Caroline (Ruemmler) Zepf. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in physical therapy and moved to Boston to work at Children’s Hospital. She worked for 35 years as a physical therapist, shifting from pediatrics to helping geriatric patients at nursing homes and private settings. She worked for 18 years at Devereux House Nursing Home in Marblehead. Sue will be missed for her dedication to helping disabled people of all ages. Sue was an avid golfer and skier at Sunday River in Maine for over 35 years. She was also a member of Tedesco Country Club for many years. She also started her own photography company, Reflections Portrait Photography, which was inspired by her interest in photographing children with disabilities as well as family portraits. Sue loved her boat and one of her favorite things was to ride around Marblehead harbor or sit on her mooring and enjoy the view of the harbor. She was most proud of being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to; her husband, Jeff, who devoted himself to her care, especially after 2016; and to her pride and joy, her daughters, Jennifer Gulko and her husband, Brett of Portland, ME and their precious children, Blake and Travis; and her daughter Leslie, of Big Sky, Montana, and her daughter Sedona. She was also the dear sister of the late Joan Zierenberg and her husband Ernest; the cherished aunt of Lynn Hiborn and her husband, Mark, Lee Ann Zierenberg and Jeff Zierenberg and his wife, Nancy; and the sister-in-law of Cyrus Kilgore and Tina Zelano, Andy and Diane Kilgore and Seth Kilgore and Susan Dilbert and the daughter-in-law of Allison Kilgore. Appropriately socially distanced Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, August 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street, 781-631-0076. A Memorial Service and a Celebration of Sue’s Life is planned for Wednesday, August 19th at 10:30am at an outside venue in Marblehead to be determined. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, Boston. To share a memory or offer online condolences please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Appropriately Socially Distanced Visting Hours

    Tuesday, 18 August , 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Memorial Service

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Joanella Deery

August 26, 2020

A great sadness to hear of your loss of Sue. She was a dear friend to know, with always time for tennis and lovely times. My sympathy to all your family. Sinderely, Joanella Deery
Mattapoisett, Ma.

Jeanne McDermott

August 19, 2020

Sue has been a cherished friend to me for about 56 years since we pledged Delta Gamma at Mizzou and I will feel a real loss, along with her family and friends, but know she is now at peace and finally free from the almost constant pain she had the last 3 years. One of my favorite memories with Sue was when she took me for a very informative and extremely fun tour of Boston back in 1980 when I was visiting from St. Louis. So loved looking at all the family pictures displayed here. Phil and I extend our sincere sympathy to Jeff, Leslie, Jen and the rest of the family. Hope all went well with the service at the lighthouse today.

Carolyn Boudreault

August 18, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sue. She was the warm and welcoming smile at every Delta Gamma event to all who saw her. I first met Sue at an event when I had just had my first child and was experiencing my first night out. She was so happy and filled with such warmth. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of her-warm thoughts and blessings to all of her family and friends. We are blessed to have known her.

Jan Bell

August 16, 2020


Remembering my longtime, dear, and most fun friend....so many great memories of Sue I will hold forever!
Jeff, Leslie, Jen and families....Henry and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss Jan

Susan Butterworth

August 16, 2020

Steven and I are so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Prayers for all of our Kilgore cousins and extended family. Best, Susan Butterworth

Sandy Cross

August 15, 2020

Jeff, Leslie, Jenny
We are so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. We remember all the good times in the neighborhood and various times with school and church. May she rest in peace,

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Biography

MARBLEHEAD – Susan Jean (Zepf) Kilgore, age 74, of Marblehead, passed away at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington, on Friday, August 14th. Sue was the beloved wife of Jeffrey B. Kilgore with whom she shared over 48 years of marriage.
Born in St. Louis, MO, Susan was the daughter of the late Albert and Caroline (Ruemmler) Zepf. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in physical therapy and moved to Boston to work at Children’s Hospital. She worked for 35 years as a physical therapist, shifting from pediatrics to helping geriatric patients at nursing homes and private settings. She worked for 18 years at Devereux House Nursing Home in Marblehead. Sue will be missed for her dedication to helping disabled people of all ages.
Sue was an avid golfer and skier at Sunday River in Maine for over 35 years. She was also a member of Tedesco Country Club for many years. She also started her own photography company, Reflections Portrait Photography, which was inspired by her interest in photographing children with disabilities as well as family portraits. Sue loved her boat and one of her favorite things was to ride around Marblehead harbor or sit on her mooring and enjoy the view of the harbor.
She was most proud of being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to; her husband, Jeff, who devoted himself to her care, especially after 2016; and to her pride and joy, her daughters, Jennifer Gulko and her husband, Brett of Portland, ME and their precious children, Blake and Travis; and her daughter Leslie, of Big Sky, Montana, and her daughter Sedona. She was also the dear sister of the late Joan Zierenberg and her husband Ernest; the cherished aunt of Lynn Hiborn and her husband, Mark, Lee Ann Zierenberg and Jeff Zierenberg and his wife, Nancy; and the sister-in-law of Cyrus Kilgore and Tina Zelano, Andy and Diane Kilgore and Seth Kilgore and Susan Dilbert and the daughter-in-law of Allison Kilgore.
Appropriately socially distanced Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, August 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street, 781-631-0076. A Memorial Service and a Celebration of Sue’s Life is planned for Wednesday, August 19th at 10:30am at an outside venue in Marblehead to be determined. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, Boston. To share a memory or offer online condolences please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

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