5/6/2019 – Diane G. Kilmer, Clayton

Diane G. Kilmer, 78, passed away on May 5, 2019 with her family by her side at Samaritan Medical Center.

Diane was born in the Town of Clayton, on December 12th, 1940, to the late Leland and Bertha Peck Gokey.  She is predeceased by her mother and father, brother James (Bud) Gokey, and sisters Barb Palmer and Mary Bush.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School and Clayton Central. She worked for a time at the former E.J. Noble Hospital in Alexandria Bay, Graves Pharmacy in Clayton, and Fays Pharmacy in Watertown as a Pharmacist Technician, retiring after 25 years.

Diane married her middle school sweetheart, Arthur Kilmer, on July 18th, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Laurence M. Deno officiating. Together they loved and raised a beautiful family, traveled the country, and accomplished many dreams and goals.

Surviving is her loving husband of 59 years, Arthur Kilmer; a son Mark (Trudy) Kilmer; a daughter Jodi (Nick) Perruccio; an honoree daughter Lynne (Jerry) Spears; an honoree son Gordon (Shirley) Bailey; brother John Gokey; sister Jean Turck; grandchildren, Zachary (Meaghen) Cook, Michael (Marisa) Cook, Joseph (Aubrey) Cook, Jason (Cassi) Kilmer and Richard (Elizabeth) Kilmer; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Diane enjoyed crafting, word puzzles, gardening, traveling, cooking and most importantly spending time with her family and friends. She was always known for her way with words, gentle heart and feisty personality.

Per Diane’s request, no services will to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s name to T.I.E.R.S Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.

 

 

 

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  1. Valerie Pete Schwalm Posted:

    Jodi and family: So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a very dear lady. You will always have your memories, and hold her in your heart. Sending hugs and prayers.

  2. Sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Our condolence.

  3. Tina Foti Posted:

    Worked with Diane many years ago at Fay’s Drugs Diane was a kind and fun-loving soul. May you all find comfort in the difficult days ahead. With my deepest Sympathies.

  4. Art and Family, So sad to hear of Diane’s passing.You took good care of her during the rough times she had . May this give you comfort knowing this and she is no longer in pain..Love you brother..Hugs to you…

  5. Art and Family, So sad to hear of Diane’s passing.You took good care of her during the rough times she had . May this give you comfort knowing this and she is no longer in pain..Love you brother..Hugs to you…

  6. The Purcell Family & Louann Purcell Clark Posted:

    Art, Mark and Jodi: So sorry to her about Diane’s passing. I was just thinking about her the other day, all the times she and you kids would come down to our house. Diane spent many times with mom sitting around the table having coffee and chit chatting. So many years have passed but the memories are still there. Our thought and prayers are with you.

  7. George and Miriam Bowes Posted:

    Art, Mark and Jodi, So sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. I often think about the good times we had playing cards. Time flies by so fast. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Betty Willoughby Posted:

    Jodi and Mark, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Betty W and Frank K

  9. Charles Stage Posted:

    She was a great part of the traditional family community of Clayton. GOD bless and care for the family.

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