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Herlene Kilby

September 20, 1924 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Herlene Kilby of Campbellsville, KY, the daughter of the late James McGaha and Lou Vada Wethington Kilby, was born September 20, 1924 in the Bull Run Holler community of Casey County, KY, and departed this life on Monday, July 17, 2023 in Campbellsville. She was 98 years of age.

She had professed faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the 920 birthday pen pals club and the Green River Homemakers Club. She enjoyed making dolls for her family, quilting, and was a great clothing seamstress.

She had united in marriage to Lendolph Kilby in 1940. He preceded her in death in April of 1987.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in law: Shirley Matney and husband Eugene of Campbellsville

One sister: Doris Owens and husband Bob of Washington state, one brother-in-law: Bill VanCleave of Campbellsville

Seven grandchildren: Diana Lenington (Roger), Doug Parker (Renee), Kim Knifley (Joe), LeAnne Smith (Jeremy), Amy Hicks (Carl), Renay Wethington (Mike), Jessica Brumm (Gus). 18 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by her step-father, Robert Lee Kilby, one daughter: Gerrie Parker and husband Harlin, four sisters and four brothers: Naomi Jones, Leona Pike, Ella Wagner, Ruth VanCleave, Elza Kilby, Troy Kilby, Roy Kilby, and Howard Kilby.

There will be a funeral service for Herlene Kilby on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home Acton Chapel.

Bro. Dale Curry will officiate.

The family requests visitation on Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home Chapel 1765 New Columbia Rd. Campbellsville.


Visitation continues on Friday, July 21, 2023 after 9:00 A.M. at the Acton Chapel of L.R. Petty Funeral Home.


Memorials are suggested to be donations to Hosparus of Green River or the Cox Cemetery Fund and can be made at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be : Jeremy Smith, Colin Smith, Joe Knifley, Carl Hicks, Mike Wethington, and Stan Lawrence.

Honorary Pallbearers: Gus, Brumm, Doug Parker and Roger Lenington.




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July 20, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

July 21, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
L..R. Petty Acton/Mannsville Chapel
250 Wooleyville Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Funeral Service
July 21, 2023

11:00 AM
L..R. Petty Acton/Mannsville Chapel
250 Wooleyville Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718


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