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NAME Dorothy Marie Gilmore, age 89, of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on Wednesday November 7, 2012, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. BORN: Dorothy was born at home on January 30, 1923 in Wheaton, IL, the daughter of Adam and Helen (Lambert) Klein. She attended local schools until the 10th grade.MARRIAGE: On January 30, 1940 she married the love of her life Samuel Arthur Gilmore.RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: Over the years Dorothy and Samuel made their home in Wheaton and a farm in Carol Stream before purchasing a farm near Elburn. In 1946 the two built their house where they created many memories with their children until Samuel’s passing in 1991. Dorothy continued to live in their home until 2012 when she moved to Inspirations in St. Charles.MEMBERSHIPS: A spiritual woman, Dorothy was a parishioner at St. Gall Catholic Church where she was active with their Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Kane County Home Extension. LIFE NOTES: Dorothy had many interests in life. She enjoyed passing her time working on all types of crafts including knitting, crocheting, or stitching together some quilts for the church’s annual raffle. Dorothy was also no stranger to the kitchen. As you would enter her home you were greeted with the smell of home cooking. If you were lucky, it would be her homemade coleslaw or baked beans. Dorothy loved her family more than anything and devoted her entire life to them by attending to their needs as a homemaker. She especially enjoyed spending her time with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dorothy always made sure a birthday card was made to each and every one of them. SURVIVORS: Dorothy is survived byHer children:Sandy (Paul) Beyer of Arkdale, WIDan (Karen) Gilmore of South Elgin, ILMary Gilmore of Elburn, IL andKathy (Mike) Carney of Elburn, IL.Grandchildren:Anne (Dan) Carson, Peggy (Dave) Nelson, Betsy Beyer, Paula (Mark) Robitske, Laura (Paul) Ross, Chris (Jodee) Beyer, Kevin Gilmore, and Michelle (John Douglas) Gilmore.Great-grandchildren:Sam, Emily, Sarah, Becky, Eric, Michael, Jacob, Cassie, Deidra, Aiden, Megan, Tyler, Jessica, CJ, Jerome, Sara, and Grace. Great Great Granddaughter AnessaSisters:Bernice (Bill) Graf and Eileen (Bob) TrescottBrother Bob KleinBrother-in-lawDon StargardtPRECEDED:Her husband of 51 years Samuel Gilmore, her infant daughter Diane, her sister Betty Stargardt, her daughter-in-law Carol Gilmore, her sister-in-law Sharon Klein, and her brother-in-law Bill Graf. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm, with a wake service at 5pm, Sunday November 11, 2012 from at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W Pierce St. Elburn. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be at 10:30am Monday November 12, 2012 at St. Gall Catholic Church. Rev. Tim Siegel, pastor of the church will officiate. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities: Checks may be made to the "Dorothy Gilmore Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm, with a wake service at 5pm, Sunday November 11, 2012 from at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W Pierce St. Elburn. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be at 10:30am Monday November 12, 2012 at St. Gall Catholic Church. Rev. Tim Siegel, pastor of the church will officiate.
Interment will follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn, IL