Elwyn Shepherd Kilgore, of Canton, died on February 27, 2017.  Mrs. Kilgore was born near Tchula, MS on December 11, 1924. Being extremely academically gifted, she skipped two grades in school graduating from high school at the age of 16.

After graduating from Mississippi College, Mrs. Kilgore went on to spend 33 years working for the Canton Exchange Bank and Trustmark National Bank. She was a Senior Vice President for Trustmark when she retired. Mrs. Kilgore is survived by her two sons, Robert Gordon (Joyce) of Mims, Florida and Charles Gordon (Kyra) of Gluckstadt, Mississippi. Her beloved grandchildren are Shane Gordon (Sally), Trey Gordon (Chrissy) and Crystal Gordon, all of Titusville, Florida and Dawn Gordon Russell (Dale) and Valley Gordon Hildebrand (Taylor) of Madison, Mississippi. She is also survived by her eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bob Gordon, Sam Latimer, Sr. and Ron Kilgore.

She worked with the Madison County Historical Society and was instrumental in restoring and saving the Old Madison County Jail in Canton, Mississippi. She was an active member of the Canton Garden Club and was a National Flower Judge. Her passion for dance and world travel continued well into her 80's as a member of many dance clubs and as part of the Friendship Force of Florida.  

A memorial will be held at the home of Charles and Kyra Gordon on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Memorial donations may be made to the Madison County Nursing Home, Canton, MS or The Alzheimer's Association, Flowood, MS.