Dr. Freda Lou Patterson Kilburn

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Dr. Freda Lou Patterson Kilburn, 80, of Morehead, passed away Thursday morning, August 1, 2019 at Baptist Health - Lexington after a brief illness.
She was born on July 17, 1939 in Hazard, Kentucky, a daughter of the late John and Lottie White Patterson.
Dr. Kilburn was retired from Morehead State University, where she was a professor of nursing. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and received her PHD in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Freda was a member of the Midland First Church of God, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau and the Honorary Society of Nursing.
She loved quilting, reading, traveling, knitting and crocheting and she was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcat fan.
Freda was a well known quilter and had received numerous awards for the quilts she made.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Kilburn and two brothers, Charles Patterson and Wilson Ray Patterson.
Survivors include two sons, Ira Kilburn (Amby) of Salt Lick and Tim Kilburn (June) of Hazard, one grandson, Caleb Kilburn of Louisville, four brothers, Tom Patterson, Herbie Patterson and Dickie Patterson all of Hazard and Roy Patterson of Myrtle Beach, one sister, Sharon Caudill of Corbin and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 5, 2019 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Pastor Bush Stevenson officiating.
Burial was in the White-Francis Cemetery at Jackson.
Visitation was from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 Sunday.
Pallbearers were Ira Kilburn, Tim Kilburn, Caleb Kilburn, Jarrod Patterson, Charlie Patterson, Roy Patterson, II, John Albert Patterson, Josh Patterson and Mike Caudill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Dr. Freda L. Kilburn Scholarship Fund, C/O MSU Foundation, Inc., Morehead State University, 121 East Second Street, Morehead, Kentucky 40351.
The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead cared for all arrangements.
To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.mrgrayfh.com.
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Published on August 6, 2019
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Beverly Macey
Aug 17, 2019
Freda and I worked together at Saint Claire Regional medical center. I highly respected Dr Kilburn. She and Zi also had cardiac rehab together. I will miss our late night messenger that’s! And our friendship
Beverly Macey
Aug 06, 2019
I’m saddened by the passing of my fiend and colleague, Dr Freda Kilburn.
Freda and I worked together for several years. Our paths crossed on many occasions. Freda was one of the most beautiful people I know. We shared many of the same friends. I will miss chatting with Freda in the wee hours of the morning when neither of us were able to sleep!! My prayer is that your fondedtbmemories comfort you and God’s love bring you strength.
Beverly Macey
Aug 06, 2019
I’m saddened by the passing of my fiend and colleague, Dr Freda Kilburn.
Freda and I worked together for several years. Our paths crossed on many occasions. Freda was one of the most beautiful people I know. We shared many of the same friends. I will miss chatting with Freda in the wee hours of the morning when neither of us were able to sleep!!