Rebecca Belle Gilmore, 86, formerly of Milo, MO passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Rebecca, the oldest of three children, was born February 22, 1935 in Metz, MO to John C. and Beryl A. (Brown) Alexander. She married Delmar Ray Gilmore on December 17, 1955 in Nevada and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2016.
Rebecca attended the Metz and Milo Schools and graduated from Nevada High School in 1953. She was a homemaker and a Christian woman. She played the piano at the Milo Baptist Church for a number of years as well as the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Sheldon Baptist Church, and Deerfield Baptist Churches at different times. Rebecca lived in the Nevada and Milo area all of her adult life. She enjoyed raising roses and flowers. She mostly enjoyed being with her family.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Gilmore (Sandy) of Nevada, John Gilmore (Tina), Milo, four daughters, Debra Gilmore of Nevada, Suzann Page of Nevada, Mary Scotten (David), Harwood, and Jennifer Ogle, Ft. Scott; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Alexander, Castle Rock, CO; one brother, Darrell Alexander (Rosemary), Prescott, WI; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Delmar, she was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Gilmore; one grandson, Michael; and two great-grandchildren, Jasper, and Kennedi.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Milo Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Fox officiating. Cremation will follow and a private committal will be held at a later date in Milo Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Those who wish may contribute in Rebecca’s memory to the Moore-Few Care Center c/o the NRMC Foundation.
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