Kathleen Fern Kilgore, 84, of Freeport, MI, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020. She was born December 11, 1935 in New Plymouth, ID the daughter of William Turner and Kathryn May (Ross) Matson. Kathy married James Kilgore on August 19, 1961 in Crescent City, California. James preceded her in death in 2011. Kathy attended Battle Creek Evangelical Friends Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed watching Westerns, playing cards and going to the movies with her friends, and visiting the Marshall Civic Theatre. Kathy had a big heart and would help anyone in need. Her greatest joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, John (Bonnie) Kilgore, Jerry (Nancy) Kilgore, and Carrie (David) Moses; sister, June Turner; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; daughter, Marlene Manley; and siblings, Kenneth Turner, William Turner, May Herriges, and Della Jerome.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 27th from 2:00-4:00 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Emmett Township, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com