MAYVILLE - Janet T. "Jennie" Kilgore, 83, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., passed away July 3, 2012. She was a long time resident of Mayville, N.Y.
She was born July 27, 1928 in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of John and Annie Taylor Robertson.
She moved to Mayville in 1954 with her husband, Zig, where they eventually became co-owners of Davidson and Kilgore's, a furniture and appliance store. Janet was also employed by the First National Bank of Jamestown in Mayville for 14 years.
Janet T. Kilgore
She liked reading, swimming, golf, bowling - Zig's girls- and having a house full of company. She was very active in the Eastern Stars in the 1960's.
She was best known for her crocheting and knitting skills and she got great pleasure making hats and mittens that she donated yearly to the United Methodist Church of Mayville for their Mitten and Hat Tree at Christmas.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold R. "Zig" Kilgore; two daughters, Deborah A. Johnson of Oceanside, Calif., and Janet D. (Dean) Snyder of Bemus, Point, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Jody L. (Randy) Holcomb of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Kevin T. Kilgore of Oceanside, Calif.; five great grandchildren, Kaleb R. Baerresen and MaKenzie L. Holcomb of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Brent T., Olivia R., and Ethan B. Kilgore of Oceanside, Calif.; two sisters, Ann R. Tatanus of Rochester, N.Y., and Jessie R. Bakerink of Corry, Pa.; 14 nieces and nephews; and a multitude of great nieces and nephews.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Thomas T., James and Allan R. Robertson; one sister, Bessie R. Mattiucci; one great grandchild, Kylie L. Holcomb; and one nephew, Robert F. Tatanus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Mayville, 81 S. Erie St., Mayville, N.Y. 14757.