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Richard G. "Dick" or "Turtle" Kilmer

December 19, 1932 June 5, 2015
Richard G. "Dick" or "Turtle" Kilmer
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Richard G. Dick or Turtle Kilmer, age 82, of Eaton, OH and formerly of West Alexandria, OH, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. He was born December 19, 1932 in Dayton to the late Ruth Ann (Purnhagan) Burton and Glenn Kilmer. He graduated from Brookville High School and from Sinclair College with an Associates Degree in Business Administration; he was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean War; was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. #3288, Brookville, OH; he retired from Airborne Express in May of 2000; and was an avid golfer and train collector. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Kilmer; and brothers John Burton and Thomas Burton. He is survived by his wife, Hazel B. (nee Stump) Kilmer of Eaton, OH, whom he married on February 25, 1962; daughters Bernice Johnson, Diana (Jim) Staight and Debra (Chris) Kelly all of Eaton, OH; grandchildren Jennifer, Phoebe, Jamie, Justice, Jasmine, Stevie, Katie, Ashton, Madalyn, Bryon and Brett; 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brother Larry (Laura) Kilmer of Brookville, OH; sisters Jane (Bill) Gantt of Greenville, OH and Jean (Marvin) Gooch of Brookville, OH; numerous nieces and nephews; and special nurse Anna. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of funeral services at 11:00 am at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, OH. Memorial contributions may be sent to Kettering Medical Center Foundation, 3535 Southern Boulevard, Kettering, OH 45429. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

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