Michelle Lee Kilgore

May 13, 1969January 14, 2014

PEKIN - Michelle Lee Kilgore, 44, of St. Pauls, N.C., formerly of Pekin, passed away after a long fight with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C. She was born on May 13, 1969, at Pekin Hospital to Eddie and Diana Cox of Floral City, Fla. She married Daniel D. Kilgore on March 22, 1993, in Dillon, S.C.

She is survived by her parents, husband and two children, Brit James of St. Pauls and Ericka Danielle of Detroit, Mich. Shelly was known best for her love of her children, her family and her positive attitude. She was a die-hard New England Patriots and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She never turned away a stray, either animal or child. Her hobbies included crocheting scarfs for the cancer center, riding roller coasters and bowling.

Cremation has been accorded. Family is accepting friends at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria on Monday, Jan. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation in her honor.


  • Memorial Service Monday, January 20, 2014

Michelle Lee Kilgore

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February 8, 2014

Brit & Family,

As you might remember, I had the pleasure of having both you and your mom in psychology class and although I moved on and back up North, I wanted you all to know that I think of you often and miss her so very much. Your mom was-for me-a reminder of all the reasons that teacher's love to teach and, even more than that, a gentle reminder of all that's good in this world. Michelle was hard-working, generous and one of the kindest souls I met during all my time down South. I can only imagine the hole her absence has left. I also remember, however, talking to her about her love for her garden and the peace and serenity she found outside which I imagine to be in your backyard, I guess. That said, I hope you feel her presence and know that something loved is never lost and you all were loved so unfathomably much.
Dr. Browne
Psych Teacher from a year gone by

Karen Fennell

January 21, 2014

Daniel and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Shelli's passing and wish I could be there tonight. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My love to you all!

January 20, 2014

Diana, Ed & family, So sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. We hope you find comfort in knowing that this separation is not permanent. She is in Jesus' arms. Terry & Becky Howell

January 19, 2014

May God bless the Family of Michelle, our thoughts are with Daniel and children.-Don Potts, Church of Christ,Washington,Il

January 18, 2014

Daniel and Family We are very sorry to hear about your loss we think of you often Know our hearts are with you.Love Skip Drema and Chad

Todd Needham

January 17, 2014

Daniel and Family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services but please know that my heart and spirit are with you all.

God Bless,
Todd Needham