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George Weber Gilmore Sr.

Monday, May 6, 2002

SIKESTON - George Weber Gilmore Sr., 83, formerly of Sikeston, died May 5, 2002, at his home in Cape Girardeau.

Born July 31, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late E.G. and Maude Gilmore, he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston.

Gilmore, who served as a major in the U.S. Army, participated in the Pacific Campaign of World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. A graduate of Columbus University in Washington, D.C., and former Scott County prosecutor, he practiced law in Sikeston for 50 years before relocating to Benton, Ky., where he continued practicing law until 1990.

On Aug. 9, 1941, he married Mildred "Dooley" DeField who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2001.

Survivors include: two sons, George Weber Gilmore Jr. and H. Marvin Gilmore of Sikeston; and five grandchildren, Brian Green and G.W. Gilmore III of Sikeston, Boyd Green of Portland, Ore., Hugh M. Gilmore of Cape Girardeau and Amanda Gilmore of Advance.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Suzanne Gilmore; and one son, Dr. David M. Gilmore.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Paul Walker of Lakeland, Fla., officiating.

Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley.