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Sadie Elizabeth (Rinehart) Kilgore

March 19, 1928 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 94)

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Sadie Elizabeth Kilgore, age 94, of Selma, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022. 

A celebration of life for Sadie Elizabeth “Lib” Kilgore will be held in the chapel of Lawrence-Brown Service Funeral Home, Selma, Alabama on Friday, May 27th. Visitation will be at 10:00 followed by the funeral service at 10:30. Graveside services will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens. Lib married John Robert Kilgore in 1946 and became a long-time resident of Selma, Alabama. She began working with Phillies Philadelphia which was later named Bayuk Cigar. After her retirement from Bayuk, she enjoyed working out at the gym and spending time with her friends and family. She devoted several years as a Pink Lady at the Vaughn Regional Hospital as well as volunteering with various organizations.  She later became interested in cross-stitching and making quilts. Lib created beautiful quilts for each of her children and grandchildren, attended the Joy Sunday Class, and was a long time member of Elkdale Baptist Church. She also served as a nursery worker for a number of years.

Lib was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Kilgore; parents, Sadie and Otha Rinehart; brothers, Will T. Rinehart, Walter O. Rinehart, Otha Rinehart, Jr., Henry Rinehart and James F. (Bud) Rinehart and sisters, Annie R. Barton, Gladys R. Gable, Mildred R. Weeden and Jean Hartshorn.

She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy Batey (deceased, Gwin) of Montgomery, Alabama and Connie (John) Morton of Selma, Alabama; four wonderful grandchildren, Todd (Lee) Batey, Angie Frasier, April Airhart, and John Robert Morton; four great-grandchildren, Elsie, Sadie Marie, Kensie Sue, and Daniel Todd; brother, Thomas J. (Thomasine) Rinehart of Heiberger, Alabama; sisters, Jonnie R. Campbell of Columbia, South Carolina and Shirley R. Fike of Heiberger, Alabama and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 

Pallbearers will be John Morton, Todd Batey, John Robert Morton, Bubba Stough, David Hulsey, and Mike Fike.

The family wishes to thank her long-time caregiver, Alfreda Phillips. Freda took care of Lib with such loving care and compassion. Other caretakers include: Dorothy Tyus, Lee Dixion, Betty Scott, and Louise Jones. The family would like to acknowledge our Lib's lifelong friend, Maxine Stough who was her friend for over 60 years. Also, we'd like to send a special thank you to Homestead Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, a Memory Donation can be made to Elkdale Baptist Church, 2221 Elkdale Street, Selma, Alabama, 36701.


May 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home
2900 Citizens Pkwy
Selma, AL 36701

Funeral Service
May 27, 2022

10:30 AM
Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home
2900 Citizens Parkway
Selma, AL 36701

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