Memorial Services for Ronnie Kenneth Gilmore of Annada will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Tom Schofield, pastor of Elsberry First Christian Church will officiate with inurnment in Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry.
Mr. Gilmore, 71, passed away early Friday morning, July 25, 2014 at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana. Born Dec. 27, 1942 in St. Louis County, he was the son of Frank and Florence Roark Gilmore. He was a 1960 graduate of Pattonville High School. He was united in marriage on April 14, 1984 in St. Charles to Wanda Jean Schmidt.
He worked as an assembler and insurance representative for General Motors in Wentzville retiring in 1991 after 30 years. He was a member of the Elsberry First Christian Church. He was also a member and a Past Master of New Hope Masonic Lodge No. 199, the United Auto Workers and the Wheelers – Dealers Square Dance Club of St. Charles. He was an Explorer Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts and enjoyed collecting knives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Florence Gilmore; one brother, Monroe Gilmore; and two half sisters.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 30 years, Wanda Gilmore of Annada; one daughter, Darla Teply and her husband, Richard, of Winder, Ga.; and two granddaughters: Destiny and Danielle of Winder, Ga. He also leaves one brother, Wilbert Gilmore and his wife, Joann, of St. Charles; four sisters: Shelby Morgan of St. Claire, Shirley Tuepker of St. Claire, Sharon Stapleton and her husband, Mike, of Fairborn, Ohio and Kay Hardman and her husband, Carl, of St. Charles; one sister-in-law, Eva Mae Gilmore of Overland; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4–8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to P.A.L.S. – Troy or the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South 5th Street; Elsberry, Mo. 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.