Chester E. Kilbey, Jr.


SUBLETTE — Chester E. "Bud" Kilbey Jr., 93, of Woodhaven Lakes, Sublette, died at the home of his daughter on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

He was born Aug. 13, 1927 in Lake Forest, the son of Chester Kilbey and Myrtle (Rickgauer) VanOrder. Chester worked as a Design Draftsman for Keystone Steel and Wire in Bartonville, for 25 years prior to his retirement. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy and served in both Word War II and in Korea. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Amboy.

Chester married Lorraine Strand on May 24, 1952 in Yuma, Ariz.

He was proceeded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; three children, Kathleen (Ron) Sheaffer, of Chillicothe, Steven (Dianne) Kilbey, of Paducah, Ky., and Craig (Myra) Kilbey of Chillicothe; six grandchildren, Matthew, Adam (Colleen) Karilyn, and Kassandra Sheaffer, McKenzie Schlottman, and Corey Crutcher; one brother, Alfred Kilbey, of Chillicothe; two sisters, Joanne Chapel, of Beloit, Wis., and Florence Schatz of Omro, Wis.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Amboy starting at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy, and also Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Amboy from 9 to 10 a.m. A memorial has been established to the First Baptist Church in Amboy.

Arrangements made by the Mihm-Jones Funeral home in Amboy.

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