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Lucile M. Kilmer

March 25, 1914 — April 24, 2015

Lucile M. Kilmer

Lucile M. Kilmer, 101, of Monticello, passed away at 5:08 am, Friday, April 24, 2015 at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born on March 25, 1914 in White County, near Brookston, to the late Frederic and Nellie (Clark) Malchow. On February 24, 1935 she married Eldred Kilmer. In 1991, after 56 years of husband and wife, Eldred passed away on to his reward in heaven. Mrs. Kilmer grew up on a farm in southern Pulaski County. In 1937, Mrs. Kilmer and her husband moved to their current farm, and were full time farmers until 1982. During their entire marriage, they were members and served in Sitka Baptist Church, in various offices and committees, and Lucile was still serving as church clerk until 2002. She also taught Sunday School at the church. Mrs. Kilmer was a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary. Lucile and her husband were charter members of the Monticello Camp, started in 1967. Within the Monticello Camp, she served in various auxiliary offices, participated in Bible placements, Saturday morning auxiliary prayer breakfasts, and through each year, attended many Pastor's Appreciation Banquets in surrounding Gideon Camps and Annual State Convention meetings. When she was unable to drive in the eveings in 2000, through the generous effort of younger Gideon members picking her up, she was able to attend the monthly camp meetings through February of 2013. Her last Pastor's Appreciation Banquet was in 2012. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, canning and singing in the church choir. Mrs. Kilmer was known for her yeast rolls that she made for soup suppers. In March of 2013, she moved to the Monticello Healthcare Facility. It was there that she celebrated her 100th and 101st birthdays. She is survived by a daughter, Marlene Peterson of Burnettsville; son, Raymond (Debbie) Kilmer of Monticello; three granddaughters, Melinda Ruemler, Julia Potts, Cynthia Reinke; three grandsons, Mark Crowder, Benjamin Kilmer, Timothy Kilmer; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Crowder and a brother, Carl Malchow Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello and also one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11am at The Sitka Baptist Church with Pastor Nord Zootman of Lockport Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverview I.O.O.F. in rural Monticello. Memorial contributions may be given to the Sitka Baptist Church or the Gideons. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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