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Harold E. Kilgore

April 13, 1930 — November 1, 2011

Harold E. Kilgore, 81, of Newton, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2011) at the Newton Medical Cetner.

He was born on April 13, 1930 in Mullinville, Kansas, the son of John and Ruth Burnett Kilgore. Harold graduated from high school in Mullinville. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Harold married LaVona Mae Schmidt on June 10, 1951 near Mullinville, Ks. He had worked for Northern Natural Gas in Mullinville for 36 years until retiring. The Kilgore’s moved to Newton in 1990. LaVona died on November 2, 1996.

Harold married Joanne Lewis Hughes on October 9, 2004 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.

Harold was an avid square dancer, having been a member of the Kiowa County Kickers Dance Club and Newton Circle 8 Square Dance Club, he was also a member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, volunteered for Meals on Wheels for several years, and a past member of the Newton Lions Club. Harold enjoyed wood working and was a people person.

Survivors include his wife Joanne of the home in Newton; sons Terry E. Kilgore and wife Laura of Newton, Byron D. Kilgore and wife Linda of Dothan, Ala.; daughter Janean K. Williams of Newton; step-son Steven M. Hughes and wife Jan of Victorville, Calif.; step-daughter Linda L. Khan and husband Ali of Olathe; brothers Quentin D. Kilgore and wife Irena of Sterling, Ks., Robert Kilgore of Greensburg, Ks.; sisters Shirley Brown of Windsor, Colo., Sharon S. Rudd of Bucklin, Ks.; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents; wife LaVona; and sister Velma Kilgore.

Funeral services will be
held at 10:00 A.M., Friday (Nov. 4, 2011) at the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 3:30 P.M., Friday at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Mullinville, Ks.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 1pm til 8pm, where the family will receive friends between 5 and 7.

A memorial has been established with Meals On Wheels and Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton
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