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1937 Sarah 2022

Sarah A. "Sally" Kilgore Wilson

September 15, 1937 — July 22, 2022

Sarah Ann Wilson (Sally Kilgore)

 

Sunrise September 15, 1937

Sunset July 22, 2022

 

Sarah was born to Joshua & Fannie Batts Kilgore, September 15, 1937, in Batavia, OH.  Sarah graduated from McNicholas High School in Mt. Washington, OH. Then Sarah served at St. Joseph Elementary School in Cincinnati, OH., until she received her degree in Education from Our Lady of Cincinnati College in Cincinnati, OH.  In 1958, Sarah married the late Orville Wilson, Jr.  To this union they had three sons: Aaron Thomas, Shawn Paul, and David Orville.

 

Sarah began her teaching career at St. Joseph Elementary School in Cincinnati, OH.  Sarah then taught and was the first black to teach in Mt. Washington, Ohio at a all-white school. Then Sarah was contracted as the first black to teach in the Milford Ohio school system.  Later Sarah became teacher of the year in Clermont County Ohio.

 

Sarah served as the first black member of the Clermont County League of Women.  While in the league Sarah served as the coordinator of "Now You Are Eighteen".  Sarah also served as secretary for Clermont County Senior Services.

Sarah and her sisters loved to travel the world. They took trips to Africa, the Panama Canal, Alaska and many countries and states as the family "Golden Girls".

 

Sarah was proceeded in death by her Brother Richard Kilgore of Stroudsburg, PA., Sister Barbara Jean Kilgore Ward of Atlanta, GA, Brother's-in-law William Wilson of Milford, OH and Wesley Wilson of Cincinnati, OH, and son David Orville Wilson of Batavia, OH.  Sarah leaves to mourn one devoted sister Janet Kilgore Taylor, of Denver, CO, one brother-in-law Erskine Wilson of Madisonville, OH, Sons Aaron Thomas of Batavia, OH. Shawn Paul and Naomi of E. Crest, CA, Three Grand Daughters Christen Wilson and Ashley McKinney of Cincinnati, OH, Keir Alexa of West Hollywood, CA,  Five Grandsons Jason Smith of Batavia, Taiga, Ichiro, Remington, and Erichsen Wilson of Crest, CA and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Sarah was highly active in her church Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Batavia, OH. She served as a counter and many other volunteer positions at her church. 

Sarah lived a full life and was loved by all who met  her.

 

Visitation will take place at Moore Family Funeral Homes, 225 Spring St. Batavia, OH 45103 on August 5th, 2022 from 5pm-7pm. 

Funeral Service will follow the next morning, August 6th, 2022, at 10am at the funeral home.

Burial in Batavia Union Cemetery.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 5, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Moore Family Funeral Home - Batavia

225 Spring Street, Batavia, OH 45103

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Moore Family Funeral Home - Batavia

225 Spring Street, Batavia, OH 45103

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022

11:30am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

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