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GLENA DEAN KILGORE


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GLENA DEAN KILGORE Obituary
Glena Dean Kilgore July 17,1926 - Dec. 22, 2013. Glena passed away early Monday morning in her home at Bickford Senior Living in St. Charles, IL. She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Bryant Kilgore; her mother, Edith Hill Kilgore; her brothers, Carroll and Ronald Kilgore; and her sister Gladys Linn Kilgore. She is survived by her sister in law, Sharon Kilgore (Ronald) and her beloved nieces and nephews Kathy (Todd Prigge), Kim (Andrew MacDonald), Jon Kilgore (Tammy), and Jay Kilgore (Susan), William Linn Jr. (Kathy), Karen Paradise, Martin Linn (Sandy), Steve Linn (Jennifer) along with 16 great nieces and nephews. Glena was born and raised in Elgin, Il and was a graduate of Elgin High School, class of 1944. She received her Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University and her Masters degree from University of Illinois. She continued to be an Illini and collegiate sports fan throughout her life. Glena taught at Glen Ellyn Jr. High, Wheaton High School and Triton College. After teaching, she enjoyed a fulfilling career life in Springfield Illinois where she retired from the Illinois State Board of Education after 18 years as the Consultant for K-12 Physical Education and Dance programs. Glena actively served in the following organizations: Society of State Directors, American Association for Health, Phys Ed & Dance, National and Illinois Dance Associations, Illinois Alliance for Arts Education, Arts for The Disabled, Co-founded the Illinois High School Dance Festival. Glena will be remembered for her great love of family and friends, tradition, her wonderful culinary skills and passion for entertaining friends, and most of all for her generous heart. We are sure she has already found the ideal antique store in heaven. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, December 27, 2013 at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services in the funeral home. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices or 847-741-8800.


Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 26, 2013
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