The Lusk Herald
June 29, 1994
Venus C. Kilmer
Services for Venus C. Kilmer, age 85, were conducted Tuesday, June 28, 1994, at the Bader Funeral Home in Lusk. Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Mr. Kilmer died June 25 at the Niobrara Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 7, 1908, to John Wesley and Paulina Close Kilmer in Kilmer Valley near Arnold, Neb.
In 1935, he married Ruth Janette Medlin of Arnold. They moved to Lusk, Wyo., in 1937 where he owned and operated a barber shop in partnership with Joe Curry. In 1942, he and four of his brothers, Willis, Roscoe, Idris and Myron formed the Kilmer Corporation, including the Kilmer Creamery and a number of other retail businesses around the state. Venus managed the Kilmer Dairy Farm and started Silver Springs Ranch raising purebred Arabian horses and Angus cattle. Venus was one of the original directors of the Stockman's National Bank of Lusk, where he served for 30 years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Clarence, Willis, Roscoe and Idris; and a sister Mary Atteberry.
Survivors include his wife Ruth; two sons, Karvin of Denver, Colo., and Rick of Douglas, Wyo.; four grandchildren, Kary, Kendal, Derren and Alisa; a brother Myron, of Mills, Wyo.; faithful friend and helper, Penny; and scores of wonderful friends.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Ella Sedonia Hale (March 29, 1909 - June 3, 1976)Frances Myra Hanson (October 12, 1910 - June 5, 1984)Alvin Dean Kilmer (July 7, 1936 - December 23, 2014)Anetta M. Kilmer (February 10, 1908 - July 25, 2004)Clarence Everett Kilmer (September 20, 1899 - June 10, 1973)Everett Deran Kilmer (August 1, 1938 - July 29, 2019)Karvin R. Kilmer (November 23, 1937 - June 27, 2001)Myron E. Kilmer (June 24, 1917 - November 15, 2014)Roscoe E. Kilmer (October 14, 1903 - November 12, 1978)Ruth Janette Kilmer (October 6, 1914 - June 27, 2013)Willis Clinton Kilmer (October 4, 1901 - May 4, 1952)Lillith Eva McLain (May 20, 1898 - July 14, 1984)Silas J. Medlin (July 30, 1866 - June 3, 1956)Raymond George Morris (March 12, 1908 - March 19, 1970)Anna Cecilia Vickory (September 21, 1893 - December 26, 1974)
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