As a result of burns which she received recently, when an alcohol stove exploded, Mrs. Jennie Kilmer, wife of Egbert Kilmer, of this city, and one of the principles in the long drawn out Parrish-Kilmer case in the Circuit Court here, died at 12:30 this morning at the Old Soldier's home in Quincy, Ill.
Mrs. Kilmer was using the alcohol stove when it suddenly exploded causing her clothes to become ablaze. She was severly burned about the body before aid reached her. Mrs. Kilmer's daughters, Mrs. Harry Holcomb, Mrs. John Bowers, and Mrs. Albert Pope were called to her bedside when it was realized how serious her condition was.
The deceased was formerly Miss Jennie Perkins, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Perkins, and was born in Utica, Ill. She was married to Mr. Kilmer, in 1866 and for a number of years lived on a farm in Miller Twp.
Surviving she leaves her husband and three daughters - Mrs. John Bowers, of Rutland; Mrs. Harry Holcomb, of Marseilles; and Mrs. Albert Pope, of Seneca.
The body will be taken to the Holcomb home in Marseilles and the funeral
services will be held in that city. The funeral announcement will
be made later.
Submitted by Bertha Emmett