Peterson Funeral Chapel

     Thelma Mae Gilmore, 91, of Aurora passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

     She was born March 11, 1924 in Crane to Amos and Minnie Vaughn Bowling. She married David Carl Gilmore on August 2, 1941 in Galena, MO.

     Survivors include 9 daughters, Burnadean Loyd of Billings, Diane Schaffer of Renton, WA., Joyce Williams, Della Gilmore, Donna Jung, Dorothy McGlothlin and Mary Ellingsworth all of Aurora, Georgia Talbert of Pierce City and Betty Couch of Verona; 3 sons, David, Joe and John Gilmore all of Aurora; 1 brother, Dean Bowling and 1 sister, Nadean Loyd of Aurora; 32 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 daughters, Sharon Kay and Rose Ann; 1 grandson, David Carl Couch; 5 brothers, Odis, Chester, Claude, Ivan "Puss" and Ish Bowling; and 2 sisters, Sadie Jenkins and Sylvia Essary.

     She will be missed very much by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Clay Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.