Charles “Dean” Gilmore

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Charles “Dean” Gilmore, 83, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Dean was born March 27, 1936, in Milo, Mo., to Reuben A. and Harriett M. (Fenton) Gilmore. In 1976, he married Donna Lemarr in Yuma, AZ and she survives of the home.

Dean was raised in the Milo area and attended Nevada High School. He was a milkman all of his life — working at Foremost Dairy in Nevada, and after moving to California he continued to work for Foremost Dairy in the Imperial Valley of California until his retirement. In 1994 he and Donna came back to Vernon County to reside for a time in Schell City. The couple eventually settled permanently in Nevada. In his younger days, Dean enjoyed rock collecting in the California Desert, was an avid fisherman and rattlesnake hunter, he also loved hunting deer, turkey, and squirrel, and woodworking. He was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 542 in California.

In addition to his wife, Donna, survivors include two daughters, Teresa Bird (Doug), Higginsville, Mo., and Teena White, Blue Springs, Mo.; 34 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; a stepson, Mark Moore, Nevada, Mo.; a brother, Harold Gilmore (Marge), Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Gilmore (2014); a stepdaughter, Rhonda Moore (2015); three brothers, George Gilmore, Roy Gilmore, and Delmar Gilmore; and three sisters, Ruth Langston, Della Price, and Ruby Cartwright.

No services are planned at this time.

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