Sally J Kilmer

Sally J Kilmer, 83, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday March 9, 2019, at Wood Haven Health Center.

She was born February 26, 1936, in Woodhull, NY to Percy E and Leona (Whiteman) Kilmer.

The oldest of three children, she is preceded by her parents, and sister Rose, and is survived by her sister Ella (Donald) Butcher, nephews, niece, great nephews, and great niece.

She was active in many local groups, including the League of Women Voters and National Association For the Education of Young Children. She traveled extensively for personal and professional development, visiting 6 continents.

Sally attended Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelors in Adult Education, and Masters in Child Development and Family Relationships. She completed her Ph.D. in Child Development and Psychological Studies at Stanford University.

Sally moved to Bowling Green in 1979, accepting an Associate Professor position with Bowling Green State University, and retired as Professor Emeritus 2006.

The family will have a private celebration of her life this summer in Woodhull, New York. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. 

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Sally Kilmer at BGSU. Sally consistently focused on the developmental needs of children and families. She encouraged all of us to strive to do what is in the best interest of children and the profession. Her intellect enriched all of us. I also enjoyed knowing of her passion for personal investing. Sally contributed so much to BGSU and the Bowling Green community. I feel blessed to have known her.” — Susan Peet, Bowling Green State University

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