Mabel Kilgore, age 93, of Carrier Mills, Illinois, passed away at 8:10 AM, October 31, 2020, at Harrisburg Medical Center. Mabel was born on September 18, 1927, in Carrier Mills, to the late Daniel Green and Nora (Davis) Harris. She was married to John A. Kilgore who preceded her in death on May 16, 1993. Mabel was a 1945 graduate of Carrier Mills High School. She was a member of Carrier Mills Church of God. Mabel was skilled at sewing, quilting, and cooking; and even sometimes drove the tractor on the family farm. While in her 70's, Mabel sold chickens and eggs raised on her small farm.
Mabel had an astonishing memory, she could remember birthdays, and delighted in re-telling a good sermon; which she might re-tell to her listener nearly verbatim. She might possibly offer a few hymns along the way, covering all of the stanzas. Mabel loved to study the Word of God and tell you her favorite scriptures. It was a marvel at how well she knew her bible and was quite capable of quoting long passages even in her latter years. And yes, Mabel loved cats; red and pink were her favorite colors.
Mabel is survived by her nephew, Robert Harris; niece, Pamela Harris; niece, Aundria L. Pluck of San Antonio, Texas; great - nieces Christina (G. Morris) Jarkloh, Jillian (Tim) Quainoo, and Michelle Harris; great - nephew Kenneth (Angela) Johnson, all of Illinois.
In addition to her parents, and husband John, Mabel was preceded in death by brothers; Cecil Harris, Jerome Harris, Rhoderick D. Harris, Isaiah R. (Jeanne) Harris; sisters; Pearline Harris (Leroy) Lyles, Alene Harris, Irene J. (Richard) Shirley; and niece Cheryl Harris (Kenneth) Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, November 14, 2020
at Reed Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 11 AM, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
Condolences may be left for the family at her obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.
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