PEKIN - Michelle Lee Kilgore, 44, of St. Pauls, N.C., formerly of Pekin, passed away after a long fight with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.
She was born on May 13, 1969, at Pekin Hospital to Eddie and Diana Cox of Floral City, Fla. She married Daniel D. Kilgore on March 22, 1993, in Dillon, S.C.
She is survived by her parents, husband and two children, Brit James of St. Pauls and Ericka Danielle of Detroit, Mich.
Shelly was known best for her love of her children, her family and her positive attitude. She was a die-hard New England Patriots and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She never turned away a stray, either animal or child. Her hobbies included crocheting scarfs for the cancer center, riding roller coasters and bowling.
Cremation has been accorded. Family is accepting friends at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria on Monday, Jan. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
in her honor.