Erma Elaine (Marvel) Kilgore
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BERLIN — Erma Elaine (Marvel) Kilgore, 68, of Berlin, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Wednesday of heart failure. She was born in Seaford on Oct. 6, 1943, to Howard Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Holland.
After graduating from Federalsburg High School, she married and had daughter a Diana Lynn. Three years later, she remarried and moved to Berlin, to grow her family.
Erma opened a new chapter in her life when she accepted Jesus Christ into her heart in 1975. She attended Delmarva Evangelistic Church for many years, and most recently was a regular attendee at Ocean City Worship Center.
Preceding Erma in death are her parents; an infant sister; a brother; a son, Joseph Daniel Kilgore; and just ten months ago, her husband of 48 years, Leo Harold (Bud) Kilgore.
She is survived by her brother, Alan Marvel and wife, Debra, of Secretary; daughters, Diana Lynn Moore and husband, Bill, of Salisbury, Natalie Elaine Adams and husband, Mike, of Tulsa, Okla., Sandra Renee Callahan and husband, Keene, of Denton, Tracy Dee Kilgore of Cambridge; and her son Samuel David Kilgore and his wife, Carrie, of Berlin. Erma was blessed with 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Erma was very adept at building websites, which started as a hobby and ended as a ministry of love to many friends and family. She also enjoyed composing Bible studies and shared them with others, offering hope and encouragement to all.
A memorial service will be held at Delmarva Evangelistic Church on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Worcester County Humane Society, 12330 Eagle's Nest Road, Ocean City, 21811.
Published in The Daily Times on August 11, 2012