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D. Irena (McKissick) Kilgore

November 6, 1933 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 85)
D. Irena Kilgore, 85, of Sterling, passed away September 16, 2019 at Sterling Village. She was born November 6, 1933 in Clark County, KS, the daughter of Lee and Mary Creswell McKissick. Irena graduated from Minneola High School in Minneola, KS with the class of 1951, and later received her Teacher’s Certificate from Sterling College. She has resided in Sterling since 1955. Irena was a homemaker. She also worked as an Avon Representative; a cook for Sterling College; and for USD 376 as a bus driver and later as a cook. She was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and MIC Club both of Sterling. On July 30, 1954, Irena was united in marriage with Quentin Kilgore in Glenwood, IA. He preceded her death on July 28, 2015. She is also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Don and Archie McKissick; three sisters, Emma Lee McKissick, Mary Jane Wilkey, and Ruth Bunker. She is survived by her four daughters, Janet Fuller and husband Ken of Miltonvale, KS, Barbara Viramontez and husband Marty of Wichita, Connie McWhirter and husband Ken of Moran, KS, and Patricia Enoch and husband Mark of Topeka, KS; son, Bill Kilgore and wife Andrea of Sterling; sister-in-law, Ruth McKissick of Minneola, KS; fifteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Reformed Presbyterian Church, Sterling with Pastor Brian Wright officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to Reformed Presbyterian Church, Sterling in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.

 Service Information

September 19, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N. 7th
Sterling, Kansas 67579

Funeral Service
September 20, 2019

10:00 AM
Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery
421 N. 8th
Sterling, KS 67579

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