When Maurice Bristol Kilmer founded the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home in Argyle in 1927, wakes and funerals were still being held in the home. Since the funeral director's place of business was not a gathering place for families, a store front location was often used to sell furniture and coffins and was also used as a place to prepare the deceased for the home viewing/funeral. In 1930, "Mo's" store front location burned to the ground, rendering the business a total loss. Undaunted, he moved to what is now the present location at 123 Main Street in Argyle. Today the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, soon to be a fourth generation family firm, continues to thrive under "Mo's" son, George Kilmer, his grandson, Todd Kilmer as well as their staff. In addition to the Argyle location, the Kilmers also have funeral homes at 82 Broadway in Fort Edward which was opened in 1970 and the former Clark Funeral Home at 136 Main St. South Glens Falls which was reopened and expanded as the Kilmer Funeral Home in 1992.
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