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Marion S Kilgour, age 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.
Marion 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 until its closing. Subsequent to her employment at Cable, she worked at the J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody as well as Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H.
Marion 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 25 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, Evelyn, all of Ipswich; six grandchildren, Jason Kilgour of Colorado, Mark Kilgour of Ipswich, Melissa Kilgour of North Caroline, Sherri Ryan of New Hampshire, Stephanie Kilgour of Salisbury, Nathan Kilgour of Ipswich; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m., 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 p.m., Thursday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to United Methodist Church of Ipswich, 31 North Main St., Ipswich, MA 01938.
For directions or to send a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  December 28, 2016
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