Martha Kilmer
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Martha Morrison Kilmer

1957-2013 ASHLEY FALLS, MA Martha Morrison Kilmer, 56, of 1272 Rannapo Rd. died Friday evening August 23, 2013, surrounded by her family at the Charlotte-Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT, after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Robert C. Kilmer, Jr. Martha was born February 4, 1957 in Sharon, CT, daughter of the late Bernard "Bernie" J. and Evelyn (Murphy) Morrison. Martha, along with her husband and family, ran the Twin Rivers Farm in Ashley Falls. The Kilmer's have owned the dairy farm for over 20 years. Martha's second career was as a school bus driver for the Greg Massini School Bus Company of Sheffield, MA. Her love of children and animals continued as the leader of two separate 4-H clubs. Martha has been involved with 4-H for her entire life. She was the leader of the Silver Mountain 4-H Dairy Club in Dutchess County NY and the River Valley 4-H club in Litchfield County CT. She was the current president of the Housatonic Valley FFA Alumni Association and the current president of the Litchfield County Cooperative Extension Service Association. In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by her four children: Sonia Gale and her husband Frank of Canaan, CT; Jessica Eichstedt and her husband Jason of Mill River, MA; Robbie Kilmer and Cami Willis of Ashley Falls, MA and Harrison Kilmer also of Ashley Falls, MA. Her sister Lana Morrison and her brother Lenny Morrison both of Millerton, NY and her five grandchildren: Krista Flynn-Padelli, Kelsey Eichstedt, Kaliegh Eichstedt, Logan Padelli and Madelyn Gale and several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of Martha's life will be held on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM in the Ashley Falls Methodist Church Main St Ashley Falls, MA 01222. Visitation will be held at the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home 118 Main St. North Canaan, CT 06018. On Tuesday August 27, 2013 from 5-9 pm. Memorial donations may be sent in Martha's memory to the Housatonic Valley FFA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 246 Warren Turnpike Falls Village, CT 06031 and to the Litchfield County 4-H Foundation 843 University Drive Torrington, CT 06790.

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 26, 2013.
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March 30, 2014
The world has lost a truly wonderful spirit, and I am lucky to be able to say that I knew her. Some of my fondest memories are of her and her wonderful family. Best wishes
K Fletcher
August 29, 2013
Richard and I are saddened by Martha's passing. We send our love and support to her family and friends.
Sara Joannides
August 29, 2013
Marty was truly a servant of God. Her life was about giving and serving those around her. She was happiest if she was helping, hence her involvement in 4-H, FFA and bus driver. She lent many a child a calf for a chance to learn lifes lessons. You will be sorely missed by all. Rest in Peace.
Patty Hall
August 28, 2013
To the family of Martha Kilmer,

I had never realized what an asset Martha was to this country. The last I spoke with her was in 1990 when my mom had died. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My best to her family.

Sincerely,
Richard Leigh
Richard Leigh
August 28, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about your loss.Our Prayres are with you.
August 27, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss
Lawrence Davis-Hollander
August 27, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marty was an incredible woman and her spirit endures through her beloved family.
Holly Henderson-Fisher
August 27, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Martha was a special person to so many.
With caring sympathy,
Roger & Jane Elwood
August 27, 2013
Bob ,so sorry for your loss,thinking of you and your family,may she rest In piece,regards,Wayne Ovitt and Family
August 27, 2013
My prayers go out to the Family of Martha - She will be missed dearly!!!
Lisa Meyer
August 27, 2013
Dear family and friends of Marty,
I was shocked to hear of your loss and want to extend my condolences to all of you. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Delos Luther II
August 27, 2013
Dear family and friends of Marty, We have known Marty since she was young. So sorry to hear of her passing. God bless you all and Rest in Peace, Marty. Bob & Ann (Lown) Ryan.
Bob & Ann Ryan
August 26, 2013
Very, very sorry for your loss....our sympathy to the family.
Barb & Dan Cuddeback
August 26, 2013
Dear Families & Friends,
My family's prayers are with you all. Martha always contributed to the community she was involved with. Her dedication to everyone and her love for farming was always admirable. Martha's love for all her friends is a legacy for us all to aspire to. She will be dearly missed by all.
Bob & Darlene Riemer
Bob Riemer
August 26, 2013
Dear families and friends of Martha, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I grew up with her family...living in Smithfield, riding the same bus. I always remember her liking coffee at an early age! My Dad and hers bowled together. Our moms were good friends. Marty, rest in peace!
Beth Leigh Kniffen
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