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Jean Kilgore Dunn

July 1, 1948 — August 9, 2023

Abbeville, SC

Jean Kilgore Dunn

Jean Kilgore Dunn, 75, of Abbeville, beloved wife of George Dunn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Calhoun Falls to the late Claude Dewitt Kilgore, Sr. and Mildred Louise Spence Kilgore.

Jean's journey through life was marked by resilience, achievement, and love. She was of the Baptist faith and after graduating from Piedmont Technical College, Jean dedicated many years of her life to Cardinal Health (formerly Covidien Medical Supplies).

Her joys were simple and profound. Jean cherished the serene moments spent on her back porch, where she could watch the hummingbirds flutter by. She embraced the adventure of camping, the freedom of boating, and the thrill of shopping. Yet, the pinnacle of her happiness was found in the presence of her grandchildren. Their laughter and warmth brightened her days immeasurably. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Dunn and six brothers, Jimmie Kilgore, James Bobby Kilgore, Harold Kilgore, Claude Dewitt Kilgore, Jr., Eddie Kilgore and Fred Kilgore.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, George, who was her constant companion and source of strength. Jean's legacy lives on through her three daughters, Laura Dunn Randall (Joey), Krista Dunn Shaw (Rodney), and Amy Dunn O’Quinn (Russell); a brother, David Kilgore and a sister, Kathy K. Grant (Donnie); ten grandchildren, Joseph (Lindsey), Beth Ann, Matthew, Ainsley, Alex, Maybree, Claren, Jackson, Sydney and Landon; and one great-granddaughter, Josie.

The family will receive friends 5:00PM to 7:00PM Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Harris Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 3:00PM Sunday, August 13, 2023, in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making contributions to organizations close to her heart. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association at Attn: SC Gift Processing, 4600 Park Rd, Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, or Agape Care at 326 Montague Ave. #200, Greenwood, SC 29649.

The family is at the home in Abbeville.

A message of condolence and shared memories can be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Dunn family.

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Visitation

Saturday, August 12, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Abbeville - Harris Funeral Home

302 N Main St, Abbeville, SC 29620

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Abbeville - Harris Funeral Home

302 N Main St, Abbeville, SC 29620

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Burial

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

2699 Hwy 72 West, Abbeville, SC 29620

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