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DANVILLE - Betty Arlene Kilgore, 92, of Danville, passed away at 2:33 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.
Betty was born Dec. 9, 1924, the daughter of Arley and Lillian (Reinke) Huffman in Danville. She married Joseph R. Kilgore Nov. 14, 1947, in Marshall, Ill., and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1987.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Briscoe of Champaign; two sisters-in-law, Betty Huffman of Hoopeston, Ill., and Doris Huffman of Peoria, Ill.; five grandchildren, Tyler Kilgore of Danville, Brandon Kilgore of Dallas, Texas, Christina (Zachary) Marquez of Cissna Park, Colin (Jamie) Bricoe of Celina, Texas and Todd Briscoe of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joseph, one son, Gregory Kilgore and one daughter, Carol Bates, as well as five brothers, Leo, Ray, Ralph, Dale and Richard Huffman.
Betty was a member of Central Christian Church in Danville. She worked for many years at the Department of Rehabilitation Services in Danville. In her free time she enjoyed singing, especially at weddings in her younger days, reading Almanacs and informational texts, and watching Wheel of Fortune. She also enjoyed being outdoors in nature and when able, liked to hike, garden and take long walks.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion Street, Danville. Raymie Gordon will officiate. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Please join Betty's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 11, 2017
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