July 26, 1928 – September 25, 2020
Geraldine “Jerrie” A. Kilgore, 92, of Newburgh was called to her eternal home September 25, 2020.
Jerrie was born in Lynch, Nebraska to the late Richard and Irene Marston. She met her husband, Roy, during WWII. They married in 1946 and raised four children together. She was a stay at home Mom for years, then worked at Visiting Nurse Association, and finally created a daycare in her home.
Jerrie always loved to write poetry and travel. Tending her flower gardens and caring for her hummingbirds gave her a lot of joy. Spending time with family and friends was a blessing to her. She was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church whose congregation she considered “family”.
Jerrie is lovingly survived by her children, LeAnn (John) Bruce, Michael (Judy) Kilgore, Pat (Ana Linnemann) Kilgore, and Randy (Shirlene) Kilgore; her grandchildren, Andrea, Nichole, Jennifer, Ryan, Sophia, Alex; her great grandchildren, Chase, Riley, Avery, Colton, Aiden, Ethan, Amelia. She is also survived by many extended family members. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy, and a son Danny Lee as well as her sister, Naomi Sibbel and brother, Charles Marston.
Private funeral will be held October 10. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 6501 Madison Ave, Evansville, IN 47715.Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.
The graveside service will be livestreamed at www.FuneralStreamUSA.com.
October 7, 2020
Many happy hours were spent at “Mrs. Kee-gore’s “ house in the early 1980’s . We remember her fondly. What a kind and loving second grandmother she was!
Thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy and wishing you peace.
October 4, 2020
I know Jerrie from our church family at Our Saviour. I sat across from Jerrie in many Bible Studies, and she was always a contributor with pertinent stories from her past. I don't have any special memories of Jerrie, just the fact that she was a super nice person, and that I will miss her in church and those bible studies. God bless you Jerrie, hope to see you again some day.
October 2, 2020
Jerry’s Mom and my Dad were brother and sister and lived only 5 miles apart so our families visited back and forth but since I was 12 years younger than Jerry we were worlds apart. Then in 1998 we connected on the internet and thereafter emailed one another almost daily until the last couple of years and then it was several times a week. There isn't a day since her passing that I haven't thought of something I wanted to tell Jerry. She was a talented writer and story teller. She was very funny and it made great reading as she told the latest story of the misery of aging. Her greatest talent was poetry, She said they just came to her and she would hurry and write them down.
She had several poems published. One was part of the Nebraska Public TV presentation of “Nebraska Land and Sky”. She had the honor of her poem being one of two and the other was by Ted Kooser who served as the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and his book Delights & Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Here is a great article about her written by Joy Richter (the daughter in law of another our cousins). At the end of the article is a poem written by Jerry. Maybe she is roaming the hills once more.
October 2, 2020
I 'met' Jerrie Kilgore in 2009, but not in person. I corresponded with her by email, after my husband told me about her and how she was related. What a super nice lady! It was a delight to receive an email from her, as she seemed to be such a gracious, kind, and thoughtful lady. I enjoyed hearing of her childhood days growing up in Northeast Nebraska, and I was impressed with her lovely poetry. At this time of year, this time of her passing, I'd like to include a link to one of her poems, 'Autumn'. http://freshairlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/this-time-of-year.html Also, a link to her memories growing up in Northeast Nebraska. http://freshairlife.blogspot.com/2009/09/little-town-that-was.html ( Note to those who may edit this: I am the blog author of "Fresh Air Life". Jerrie gave me permission to include her poems on the blog).
October 2, 2020
Aunt Jerrie was one of the best! Her smile and laughter warmed the room and made you feel at home. Loved getting her poetry And letters in the mail as they always brought a smile. Her visits to Nebraska with her family was something to look forward to every time. We always knew it was going to be fun when Aunt Jerrie was with us. Rest In Peace and send messages from heaven when I need a good laugh!