Marvin D. Kilgore

April 10, 1946December 6, 2013
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Marvin D. Kilgore, 67, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at Victory Hills Senior Living Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14th at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, with a Repass following the service. Inurnment with military honors will be Monday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. in Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marvin was born April 10, 1946 in Clearview, Oklahoma, but moved to Kansas City, Kansas at an early age, graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1964. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and upon his discharge, lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota for a few years, before moving to Buffalo, New York for a short time. He then moved to New York City, where he earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and his Master’s Degree from New York University, and where he lived most of his life. In 1994, Marvin moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived until he returned to Kansas City last year.

He was a member of Saint John African American Methodist Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was a founding member and Corresponding Secretary of the male Chorus, the Chaplain for The Lay Ministry, a member of the Food Ministry, the Usher Board, and the Grief Support Group. Marvin worked in administration at the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, where he retired as a Manager in early 1990’s. He was a member of The Administrative Postal Workers’ Union, routinely served as an Election Judge in both New York and Birmingham, enjoyed attending and helping at church, and he also enjoyed traveling and watching sports.

Survivors include his brother, Eugene Norton & wife, Trudy of Merrillville, Indiana; 3 sisters, Beverly & husband Louis Scroggins of Kansas City, Kansas, Yvetta Sutton of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and Gail & husband Eddie Jones of Kansas City, Kansas; Godson, Tyler DuPass; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Sharyn Menzies, Wenston Delle, Howard & Georgia Berry, Ester Moten, Walter & Wandra Minor, Victory Hills and Crossroads Hospice for their care and compassion for Marvin.

Fond memories and condolences may left at as services are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street in Kansas City, Kansas (913)334-3366.


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Georgia Berry

December 18, 2013

Marvin was a special cousin to us. He was a listener and a tremendous participant in conversations. His passing has left an empty spot in our hearts and lives. We hope God will grant you comfort and peace in the coming days.
The love and care given to him by his siblings was so wonderful.
Howard & Georgia Berry

Luellen Lucas

December 18, 2013

I send my prayers out to the family of Marvin Kilgore, please accept my sympathy and may peace be with you.

December 15, 2013

To The Family of Mr. Marvin Kilgore,
I will miss talking with your love one Mr. Kilgore. He was a very warm, and kind person. It was a pleasure seeing Mr Kilgore on the job at Victory Hills. Marvin spoke often of his love and appreciation for his loving family. Marvin has made peace with the Lord and has gone to a better place.

Sadly missed by,
Nadine King
Victory Hills Retirement Community

Carolyn Tucker

December 14, 2013

My prayers go out to Marvin's family. Marvin was remarkable and special. I am so grateful for the blessing of his friendship for all these years. Rest in peace my friend, your spirit will always be with me.


December 14, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Kilgore. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Welcome home, Marvin.

Wendeline Williams

December 12, 2013

To the family of Marvin Kilgore, please accept my sincere sympathies of on the passing of your brother, Marvin. Peace be unto you.

Bernice Keith

December 11, 2013

Gail, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your brother. I pray he was saved and now lives in heavenly eternity. Much love to you! Bernice (Stephens) Keith

Bobby Chunn

December 8, 2013

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. To the Kilgore Family, Marvin's sunny disposition and always positive attitude will truly be missed. The Family is in my Prayers.