Born: July 11, 1919
Died: October 24, 2012
Edith Cora Killip, age 93, died Wednesday, October 24, at the Michaelson Center in Batavia, IL. She was born July 11, 1919, in Rochester, NY, to T. Herbert and Cora Killip.
Edith was the youngest of four children. Dorthea, Malcolm, & Beatrice were her siblings. Malcolm died just before his fourth birthday of scarlet fever. Edith was very proud of her father who was the chief of police in Rochester, NY.
Edith had a very strong and independent spirit. After graduating from Charlotte High School she immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 24, 1943, to help win World War II. Following her time as an Army WAC she joined her sister, Bea, at Moody Bible Institute, graduating in 2 years with the class of 1948.
Edith grew up in a very strong Christian family. She was a member of the St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville. In 1960 she started her 25 year service as secretary for the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Louisville. Everyone who worked with her was impressed with her integrity and honesty. After her retirement in 1985 she moved to Wheaton where she lived until retiring to the Holmstad in Batavia, IL.
She spent 6 months is Kenya, Africa, 8 months in Japan, and 3 weeks in Alaska, filling in for missionaries on furlough. She thoroughly enjoyed these adventures and supports missionaries to this day.
Visitation will be at Pleasant Hill Community Church, 26W401 Geneva Road, Wheaton, IL. 60187, on Monday, October 29 at 10 a.m. followed by the Memorial service at 11. Burial will be in the Wayne Center Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to Pleasant Hill Community Church's Missions fund.
Information and on-line guest book is available at Hultgrenfh.com or call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.