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Moore Family Funeral Home - Batavia
Friday August 5th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Moore Family Funeral Home - Batavia
Saturday August 6th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Batavia Union Cemetery
Saturday August 6th, 2022
11:30am - 12:00pm

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Sarah A. "Sally" Kilgore Wilson

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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Shawn Paul and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your mother. While I had never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, I know in my heart, she had to be an incredible person based on how you were raised. My heart hurts for you but I pray for peace and knowing that she now sleeps in eternal peace. Love you bro! ~ Newby

John Newby Aug 8 2022 7:03 AM

For my cousin Sarah\'s family, You have our deepest sympathy during this time. From Audrey Perdue Bagby and family of Stone Mountain, Georgia

Audrey Bagby Aug 6 2022 12:30 PM

Cousin Sarah was beautiful inside and outside. She will not be forgotten.

G Woods - From Youtube Aug 6 2022 12:00 AM

?Cousin Sarah was the epitome of class and loved her family very much. I fondly remember our visits to Batavia as a little girl. I'll miss our long chats and will always cherish her memory.

Stephanie Rae Penn - From YouTube Aug 6 2022 12:00 AM

Aaron, Shawn, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I absolutely loved Mrs. Wilson! When I had to switch schools in 6th grade, there she was, my loving friendly face from my hometown church, and mother of my friends! She took me under her wing and made me comfortable. I wanted to just stay in math class all day.
I always talked to her in church and worried if she ever missed.
May you rest in heavenly peace, sweet Sarah Wilson. 🙏

Sharon Retzler Aug 5 2022 8:46 PM

To the Family of Sarah A. Kilgore Wilson, Our Love and Prayers Are With You. Thinking of you in this time of loss and asking God to tenderly care for your deepest needs.

Robert (Bob) and Chris Mosley Aug 5 2022 1:17 AM

Shawn I am so very sorry to read of your mom's passing. She was such a nice lady. I know my mom always spoke very highly of her. My deepest condolences.

Katie Erhardt West Aug 4 2022 10:55 AM

I served on the board of Clermont Senior Services with Sally and worked on Now You're 18! with her. A sweet, capable, delightful lady, Sally was the epitome of grace. Condolences to her family.

Mary Lynne Birck Aug 3 2022 10:11 PM

Rest In heaven! Please look after your granddaughter & her children & Jason . Also tell David he is missed & to look at his children . Also tell him & my mother Happy Birthday .

Louisa Smith Aug 2 2022 11:41 PM

Gone but never forgotten . It’s sad to see you gone . Please look over us . You will be truly missed . Rest In Peace Grandmother We love you . Khristian David Tamia & Trinity Smith

Khristian N Smith Aug 2 2022 11:31 PM

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