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IN MEMORIAM: Kim Millisor, 82;

Modeled High Fashion At The Otesaga

COOPERSTOWN – Kim Millisor, 82,  who modeled poolside at the Otesaga in the 1960s,  died peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2016.

Born in Albany on March 11, 1934, Kim moved to Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University where she met her future husband, Jim Millisor. During their 62 years of marriage, they moved 27 times, ending up in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they raised their family.


Kim was very active in her community, spending many hours raising money through the arts for those less  fortunate, especially children.  Kim ‘n Jim moved to Cooperstown in the early 1960’s when Jim was transferred with AT&T and he taught marketing at what is now The Otesaga Hotel. Kim modeled high-fashion clothes from area shops around the pool during the lunch hour at The Otesaga.  Kim ‘n Jim made life-long friends while in Cooperstown, spending weekends skiing down the mountain in Pierstown and hours playing bridge with friends, many of whom still live in Cooperstown and they reconnected after moving back.

She was an elegant lady who cherished her family above anything else. Her hobby was buying Nationally Registered Historic Homes along the eastern seaboard and “fixing them up” for her family’s enjoyment.  Another lifelong hobby was collecting antiques, from fine china to grandfather clocks.  After moving from Florida and spending 15 years in the Richmond,VA, area, they found their way back to Cooperstown to be near family and were able to enjoy the village once again.

Kim is survived by her husband of 62 years Jim Millisor, daughters Melanne Millisor Maddalene of London, UK and Tara Millisor Barnwell (Mark) of Cooperstown. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Taylor Maddalene of Washington DC.

Arrangements are entrusted the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Home.

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