Marion S. (Lord)
Kilgour, 88, died at home on Christmas Eve. Marion was a
lifelong resident of Ipswich and lived in the longtime family
home in the historic district at 83 High Street. Marion was the
wife of the late Rupert Kilgour.
spent her life working in the healthcare industry as an
Accredited Records Technician and Medical Librarian. She worked
at Cable Memorial Hospital in Ipswich for many years and up
until its closing. Subsequent to her employment at Cable she
worked at the JB Thomas Hospital in Peabody as well as Pease Air
Force Base in Portsmouth, NH.
was an active Member at the United Methodist Church in Ipswich
throughout her whole life. She was a Sunday school teacher,
soloist, member of the choir and often played the piano for
varied church meetings. She belonged to many church affiliated
groups and particularly enjoyed the Church “SSS” club. She was
also a frequent attendee at the Rochester New Hampshire Baptist
Church. In addition to her Church affiliations she was a member
of the American Legion.
For over twenty
five years her summers were spent at the Grandview Campground in
Rochester New Hampshire where she took particular delight in
spending time with her friends and family. She loved Baxter Lake
where she enjoyed her summer home very much. Marion’s “Thursday
Nights” out with the girls were indeed some of her happiest
times while at her summer home.
She is survived
by two sons, John W. Kilgour and his wife Rachel, Charles F.
Kilgour and his wife Elizabeth all of Ipswich; six
grandchildren, Jason Kilgour of CO, Mark Kilgour of Ipswich,
Melissa Kilgour of NC, Sherri Ryan of NH, Stephanie Kilgour of
Salisbury, Nathan Kilgour of Ipswich; ten great grandchildren;
five great great grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and
service will be held 10 am Friday, December 30 in the United
Methodist Church of Ipswich, followed by interment in the
Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are 6 to 8 pm Thursday in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Memorial
contributions in her name may be made to United Methodist Church
of Ipswich, 31 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.