Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

George L. Kilgore

George L. Kilgore, 85, of 67 Pearl Dr., died early Saturday morning in Crestwood Care Center after a long illness.

Born Feb. 11, 1908 near Shelby, the son of Clem L. and Cora Kilgore, he worked for several years for the Republic Construction Co. of New York City, and then for the Shelby Cycle Co. until the plant closed in 1953.

In 1954, he opened Shelby’s first public accounting office, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the National Society of Public Accountants and the Public Accountants Society of Ohio, where he served the local chapter as president and director. He was formerly on the Board of Accountants for the State of Ohio. He was made a life-member of the Public Accountants Society of Ohio in 1992 and was enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

He served on the Shelby Park Board under Mayor Kenneth Roethlisberger. He was a member of the Shelby Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby Club, the Shelby Elks Club, the Shelby Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow and served as secretary-treasurer for 22 years, and the First Lutheran Church in Shelby.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor (Sidle) Kilgore, whom he married on Nov. 7, 1929; one brother, William B. Kilgore of Republic; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Bertha Carnahan.

Funeral services will be held at the Turner Funeral Home 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with his pastor, the Rev. Carl L. Johnson, officiating. Entombment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Turner Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the 1:30 p.m. funeral on Tuesday. Elk services will be conducted at the funeral home at 8 p.m. tonight.

Memorial expressions may be made to the Shelby Public Health League or the First Lutheran Church and left in care of the funeral home.

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