|Sidney Claire Kilpatrick was born on January 11, 1920 to Jerome V. Winn and Annie Claire Trichel Winn. She was raised in a Christian home that provided the basis for her deep abiding faith, and her life of service to the church. After graduating from Centenary College, she became a teacher in Heflin, Louisiana.
During the summer, she was visiting her mother who then lived in Rodessa, Louisi-ana, and she volunteered to play the piano at a revival being preached by the pastor for Oil City, John Kilpatrick. Following a whirlwind romance, they were married in December. They had two sons, John Fred and Jerry.
She was dedicated to her family and the church and played an active part in her hus-band’s ministry until his death in 1972.
In the fall of 1972, she returned to teaching and taught in the elementary grades until she retired. During this period she attended LSU to earn a Masters Degree in Education. She was dedicated to her students and was a tremendously positive influence on many of them.
She remained active in the church until her health declined to the point that it was no longer possible for her to do so.
At Centenary, she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for women educators; a member of the United Methodist Women; a member of Chapter X of P.E.O.; and a member of the Woman’s Department Club.
She is survived by her two sons, Dr. John F. Kilpatrick of Louisville, Kentucky, and Dr. Jerry Kilpatrick of Austin, Texas, and two grandsons Kevin and Mark Kilpatrick.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1999; p. 265 By Jerry Kilpatrick|