Edith Darlene Kilmer

July 14, 1935November 26, 2021
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Edith Kilmer, age 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, November 26, 2021. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patsy Ann Wierenga. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Dianne (Jerry) Meyaard, William (Jan) Ruthven, Leonard (Mary) Ruthven, Darlene (Dan) Hall (Johnson); 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Russell (Jean) Wierenga; special nephew, Scott Berends; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Edith was beautiful, smart, funny, and just purely good. She was everything a person should be; everything we strive to be. Edith’s concern for others was so genuine and true. She lived a life to give and help. Anything from surprise gifts to tediously planned favors, she always looked out for everyone, all of us. A true woman, daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother.

Words will always be lacking to describe who she was. Edie was so modest and proud that she would dig her own grave before letting us write this. She showed us bravery, independence, and strength. She worked hard, knowing that a little more would take us further.

She loved sharing every moment with her granddaughter, Sabrina, and her special great-granddaughter, and bestest of friend, Leena.

Thank you for protecting us and showing us what unconditional love is, without ever needing to say “I love you." We always knew and always well know your unconditional love. You taught us so much, and that it’s never too warm outside to wear a coat. I love you! We love you. Don’t worry, Grandma, we will get our work done.

Celebration of Life will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2021 at New Life Church, 160 Pine St, Wayland. In honor of Edith, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or the family for funeral expenses. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Celebration of Life