Helen Kilgore Anderson

12 years ago

    SMYRNA MILLS – Helen Kilgore Anderson, 94, passed away April 3 in Houlton. She was born in Moro on July 19, 1917, to Harriet (Stewart) and Frank O. Kilgore.

    Predeceased by her husband, Clair E. Anderson; sisters, Georgia and Arlene Kilgore; brother, Harold L. Kilgore; son-in-law, Ervin L. Stone; and brother-in-law, Major William Anderson.


    Helen is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth A. Stone of Houlton; granddaughter, Heidi Stone Venuti and her husband, Richard of Greenville, NH; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Jean Venuti, also of Greenville, NH; niece, Arlene Kilgore Crosby and her companion, Stephen DeVille of Ludlow; Arlene’s children and grandchildren; several cousins; special people, Althea Lloyd, Ashley Fitzgerald, Thelma Stone Henderson, Bonnie, Dale and Noel Pratt and Mildred Lewis.

    A lifelong resident of Smyrna Mills, Helen was a member of the former United Methodist Church of Smyrna where she devoted many joyful hours to the choir, church services and social activities. Also dear to her heart was RSVP. Helen’s gentleness, unfailing kindness, and compassion gave many people comfort, hope and support. For several years, Helen worked for the Clerk of Courts in Houlton, eventually retiring to care for her mother.

    A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at the former United Methodist Church in Smyrna Mills on Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Marilyn Rohdin officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family from noon until the time of the service. The family encourages those who wish to honor Helen’s memory to contribute to the support of the Smyrna-Merrill Historical Society, Box 21, Smyrna Mills, ME 04780. For an online memory book or to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.