Virginia M. Kilbury


Virginia M. Kilbury, 104, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014, at Logan Acres Care Center.

She was born in Logansville on Dec. 15, 1909, to the late Clarence Oliver and Bessie M. Fisher Ellis.

On Nov. 25, 1927, Virginia married James Shannon Kilbury and he preceded her in death March 23, 1997. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Colletta Reser; an infant son, Richard Kilbury; a sister Maxine Winsett; and a grandson whom she raised, James Robert Geuy.

Virginia is survived by her daughters, June Clarice Bridges of Bellefontaine and Janet Coleen Malone of Greenville, Texas; 19 grandchildren, including two that she raised, Judy (Bob) Dunn and Joyce (Jim) Bayhan; 30 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.

A member of First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine, she was a certified ceramics teacher and taught classes for many years.

Virginia like to travel and enjoyed knitting, especially hats for the Christmas tree at church.

Pastor Jonathan Bull officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is one hour prior. Burial is in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine.

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