A celebration of life for Coach Pilkington took place on Saturday, April 27 in Springfield, MO. at the James River Assembly south campus in Clark Chapel at 10:oo am.
Link to Obituary
Jim was preceded in death by his son, Matt; parents, Jim and Bernadine; younger brother, Ross and his wife Pauline Pilkington; and sister-in-law, Penny Sellergren.
Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Pilkington of Ozark, MO; children: Jeff (Lisa) Pilkington of Urbandale, IA, Gail Bodenhausen Cyr of Ozark, MO, and Dr. Kim (Lisa) Pilkington of Nixa, MO; 12 grandchildren: Tera (Chris) Schmidt, Gara (Brian) Powell, Gavin (Megan) Bodenhausen, Gabrael (Michael) Lampe, Gunnar Cyr, Josh (Darcie) Storms, Matthew Storms, Evan Pilkington, Spencer Pilkington, Jansen Pilkington, Taylor Pilkington and Conner Pilkington; great grandchildren: Peighton, Raleigh, and Durham Powell, Chanse and Maggie Bodenhausen, and Graham Lampe; nephews: Mark (Kari) Pilkington and Jay (Janna) Pilkington, many great nieces and nephews.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Service will be held
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home, Red Oak, IA
Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak with Military Honors
Visitation with the family present on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home.
Memorials to the
Maple Wood Alzheimers Special Care Center Employees Education Fund
1146 E. Lakewood St., Springfield, MO 65810
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com
Graveside Service with Military Honors
|Date:||Saturday, March 09, 2013|
|Location:||Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home - Red Oak, IA|
|Cemetery:||Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA|
FactsBorn: January 23, 1932
Place of Birth: Red Oak, Iowa
Death: March 6, 2013
Place of Death: Springfield, Missouri
Survived ByCarol Pilkington, Spouse
Jeff (Lisa) Pilkington, Son
Gail Bodenhausen Cyr, Daughter
Dr. Kim (Lisa) Pilkington, Son
12 Grandchildren 6 Great-grandchildren
Memorial DonationsMemorial donations can be made to:
Maple Wood Alzheimers Special Care Center Employees Education Fund at 1146 E Lakewood Street, Springfield, MO 65810
James Pilkington - UCM Emeriti Association Bio
Hall of Fame
Induction Class of 2007
A former track and field and cross country coach from 1971-83, Pilkington was the founder of the Mule Relays. He served as a professor at Central Missouri for 28 years (1971-99) and has been a starter at meets all over the country. Some of the meets include the NCAA-II National Championships, the USTAF National Championships, the Mule Relays for several years, and hundreds of high school district and state meets. He also founded the Midwestern America National Jump Championships, which was the largest jump meet in the Midwest. While a coach, he led UCM to the 1978 MIAA cross country title and tutored seven All-Americans in his career.
Dr. James Pilkington Hall of Fame Peru State Bio
Coach - Peru State College’s greatest Cross Country teams were led by their coach, Dr. James Pilkington, who served PSC throughout most of the 1960s. Six times his Cross Country teams placed in the Top 10 in the NAIA Nationals including a third place finish in 1965. On the home course his runners were 144-6, and Pilkington- coached Bobcats earned 10 All American citations. He was an Assistant Coach in both football and track and a respected faculty member at PSC as well.
Our condolences and prayers go out to Dr. Pilkington's family, friends and athletes that he coached. He was a legend at CMSU/UCM. Class of 73 WHS.