Richard H. Kilmer 1934 - 2017 

Richard H. Kilmer,
82, of Hot Springs, went to be with our Lord March 1, 2017.  He was born July 2, 1934, in Wadsworth, to the late Manford and Mary Kilmer.

Richard is survived by his wife Natalie;  son Paul;  daughter Leslie and son-in-law Eric Taylor;  grandchildren Tiffany and William, all of Hot Springs;  sister Dorothy Corbello of San Pedro, California;  brother Robert (Barbara) Kilmer of Wadsworth;  nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Richard loved being active with his church, Prince of Peace, and later with Westminster.   He served his country honorably as a member of the Army.

Richard was an avid golfer and was a member of Hot Springs Country Club.  He enjoyed being a salesman for many years and was the founder of Possum Grape RHK, which gave him the opportunity to work with his family and continue traveling, which he loved to do.

Richard loved his dog Hunter, so in lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Humane Society of Garland County.

Cremation is entrusted to Gross Funeral Home.   No services are planned.
The online guestbook and obituary are available at

Dick Kilmer
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1952 

1951 WHS Grizzly Baseball Team. 
Row 1: Bill Libert, Eugene Lee, Gene George, Gary Easterday, Andy Graham, Don Silchuk, Clayton Kramer.  Row 2: Jack Love (Mgr.), George Christner, Dick Kilmer, Jim Crumley, Mervin Handshue, Roger Dressler, Ronald Fields, Dick Thompson, Mr. Lyren (Coach).  Row 3: Richard Roberts, Don Hawk, Jerry Lange, Howard Leidy, Tom Marrin, Gene Files, Kenneth Shook, Jim Christner (Mgr.).

WHS Grizzly Football Team, 1951. 
Row 1: Mr. Lyren (Coach), Ora Thombs, Gene Gossage, Don Hawk, Jack Kelly, John Swigart, Joe Arpad, Don Silchuck, Larry Moore, Steve Mustric, Mr. Krauss (Coach).  Row 2: Dick Longsdorf, Dick Kilmer, Norbert Borth, Tom Marrin, George L. Held, Dick Walls, Chuck Kime, George Christner, Gary West, Bill Libert.  Row 3: Mr. Doan (Coach), Howard Leatherman, Bob Calbetzer, Ronald West, Andy Graham, Gene Files, Roger Dressler, Bill Butdorf, Bill Ely, Jim Kime, Art Sykes, Mr. Schaffer (Coach).
Grizzly First String.  42 - Don Hawk, 52 - Norbert Borth, 33 - Dick Kilmer, 39 - Bill Ely.   
WHS Hi-Y 1951-52. 
Row 1: Jim Lee, Ted Tannehill, Ralph Hammer, Tom Hammer, Dick Kilmer, Howard Leatherman, Charles Doss, David Luck.  Row 2: Gene Calame, Glenn Heath, Clarence Koon, Bill Libert, George Christner, Jim Stronz, Don Snyder, Phil Miracle.  Row 3: Gene George (Pres.), Eugene Johnston, Philip Laparo, George L. Held, Bill Elsass, John Olmsted, Ted Etling, Don Silchuk, Arno Welty, Mr. Hunsberger (Advsior).  Row 4: John Friedt, Norbert Borth, George Nielson, Gary Easterday, Mervin Handshue, John Jankowski, Sidney Kreider, Don Hawk.  Row 5: Clayton Kramer, Jim Morrison, Jerry Lange, Ed Rich, Bob King, Dick Walls, Roland Jordan, Jim Pahlau.

WHS Choir, 1951-52.  Row 1: Nagel, Bunnelle, Parmelee, D. Griesmenr, C.J. Griesmer, Leatherman, Dye, Kahl, Spicer, Doss, Buckingham, Hosfeld.  Row 2: Burbage, Maffet, Tiffany, Sondles, Springer, Kyle, Kuhn, Welty, Sigmon (Pianist), Koon, Sykes, Schwab, Snyder, Mr. Sears (Dir.).  Row 3: Heath, Elsass, Rohrer, Hartzler, Styer, Welty, Stronz, Morrison, Wohlford, Roberts, Buckingham, Urmos, Kilmer, Rivers.  Row 4: Farnsworth, Kreider, Swigart, Blyth, Nee, Handshue, Miller, Gibbs, Coolman, Armstrong, Christian, Heath, Etling.
Julie Batey  (WHS 1985), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth OH 44281.  
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