Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Marsha Ray (Kilmer) Day

June 13, 1952February 25, 2020

Marsha Ray Kilmer Day, age 67, of, NC, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. She was born June 13, 1952 in Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Lionel Edward Kilmer and Dorothy Jean Cox Kilmer.

Marsha loved life, her husband, family and friends. She always cared for people and put others before herself. Marsha never met a stranger. She was an organizer who loved to plan events.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 21 years, Eugene Day; sons, Lee Strange and wife, Jillane of Lawrenceville,PA, Jason Day and wife, Courtney of Lenoir, NC; daughters, Mary Moore and husband, Wayne Carl of Tioga, PA, and Diana Padgett and husband, John of Taylorsville, NC; brothers, Martin Kilmer and wife, Roberta of Catawissa, PA, Allen Kilmer and wife, Helen of Alba, PA; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Tabernacle Advent Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1522 W Wildwood Rd., in Lenoir, NC, with Pastor Bob Copeland officiating. An additional Celebration of Life will be held in Tioga, PA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hudson Hospice, Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mtn. Rd., Hudson, NC 28638.

The Day family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 29, 2020


Marsha Ray (Kilmer) Day

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Mona Holland

February 27, 2020

All the motorcycle rides, the sisterhood runs the trips to Hershey , the coffee . All the long talks over the years you will be missed .You weremy sister in more ways then you will ever know . Ride in the wind my friend you are free

kim grabam

February 27, 2020

love ya always mom your third daughter

kim graham

February 27, 2020

Sharon Rudisill

February 27, 2020

I met Marsha around 15 years ago. Quickly it became apparent that she was a caring, loving lady. She became my best friend. No matter what the problem was, she was always there for me. She never judged me, only encouraged me, gave me comfort and unwavering friendship. She will forever be in my heart. I love you Marsha-you were my second mother. Rest easy precious lady. Until we meet again.🌹

Chyna padgett

February 27, 2020

She was a really good grandma and she cared about everyone I will miss her but she will always even in my heart and and an angel looking down on all of us