Montgomery – Barbara Allgood Killion a resident of Montgomery, died on March 12, 2022. After 91 years of loving and serving her family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ, Barbara Allgood Killion entered into the eternal kingdom while listening to her favorite hymns . She was preceded in death and triumphantly joined her husband of 67 years, Rev. Russell Killion, her daughter Ruth Ann Killion, her brother Walton Allgood, her grandson Miles Benjamin Killion Carnahan, and a multitude of other Saints who have gone before her.
Barbara was born on July 26, 1930 in South Chicago Heights, IL to Walton and Mabel Allgood. She was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger, IL.
Barbara married the Rev. Russell Killion in 1948 and the two lived in various locations across the US While in Illinois, Barbara was appointed as Governess to Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. The couple also lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin before moving to Enterprise, AL and finally to Montgomery where they resided for the remainder of their lives.
In addition to raising eight children, Barbara set an example of accomplishments outside of the home, dedicating years of her life in service; first, at Normandie Study Group, pioneers in the TMJ medical field, and then at Chemical Addictions Program Inc (CAP), where she became a trusted partner to hundreds of families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Her dedication to helping individuals and families heal from the disease of addiction will be felt for generations to come.
A passion-filled life was never a problem for Barbara. She was a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan and enjoyed seeing her final in-person game at Trustee Park in 2019. Barbara was also a devoted Auburn Tigers fan and was proud to have a son and several grandchildren attend the university.
Barbara’s affinity for all things British was impossible to overlook. Her transatlantic adventures brought her as much joy as the high teas she hosted in her home for special occasions in the lives of her family and friends. Throughout her life, she traveled to many foreign countries and went on an unforgettable around-the-world cruise.
But undoubtedly her greatest passions centered around her family; both in the home, and in the church. Barbara was a faithful member of Christchurch Anglican in Montgomery and treasured her Holy Land trip with the church in 2017.
Barbara was a beloved matriarch who relished in making those in her presence feel cherished. She leaves behind a village of adoring family, including daughter Nancy Killion Jaissle (Robert) of Centerport, NY; son Daniel Killion of Montgomery; daughter Josie Killion Firestone (Kenneth) of Monroe, TN; daughter Mary Margaret “Miggy” Killion Carnahan (Rev. Mark) of Lanesville, IN; son Rev, Timothy Killion (Kathy) of Forsyth, IL; daughter Amy Killion Millo (David, Sr.) of Montgomery, daughter Sarah Killion of Garland, TX, sister Karen Allgood Lowe of Auburn, IN, 28 grandchildren, and 42 great grandchildren. She cherished her very dear and special friends the Very Reverend Andrew Rowell, Reverend Alan Reid and Linda Cook.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested donations be made to the Daughters of the Holy Cross at Christchurch Anglican or to the building fund of Christchurch Anglican. Visitation will be held at 9:30 am with a funeral to follow at 11 am on Friday March 25 at Christchurch Anglican, 8800 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Leak-MC.com for the Killion family.
Posted online on March 17, 2022
Published in Montgomery Advertiser