Martha Marie (Griffin) Chronister Kilburn was born the daughter of Leonard William Griffin and Bonnie Frances (Shehorn) Griffin on March 24, 1925, at Barren, Missouri in Carter County, and departed this life on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the age of 89 years.
She is survived by one son, Michael Chronister of Alton, Missouri; two grandsons, Brent Crump and wife, Tina of Billmore, Missouri, and Derrek Crump and wife, Nicole of Portage, Michigan; two great grandchildren, Jaden Crump, and Jasmine Crump of Portage, Michigan; other relatives and many friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Kilburn; her daughter, Katherine Dianne Crump; and sister, Frankie Mayfield.
She loved flower gardening and nurturing the hummingbirds. Her favorite pastime was playing the piano, playing cards with friends, and being with her family.
Marie was a beloved member of the community in which she lived and a member of Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church.
She will always be remembered as a positive influence on the lives of those she knew and loved.
Marie, We Love You!
The family will have a private burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton, Missouri, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickory Grove Cemetery and left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.