Alan N. Gilmore

Alan N. Gilmore, age 78 of Maryville, IL, born October 2, 1935 in Collinsville, IL, passed away at 9:10 pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Edwardsville, IL.

Alan worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 309 and retired in 1998.  Upon retiring, he worked as an usher for the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was an Army veteran.  Alan loved to golf, watch football, and cheer on his St. Louis Cardinals.  He loved his beloved canine companions, Duffy and Tess, and enjoyed traveling with his wife, Joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy Oletha nee Hilgemeyer Gilmore; a brother, Donald Gilmore; and a niece, Leighann Gilmore.

He is survived by his wife, Joy nee Beard Gilmore, whom he married on June 18, 1969; a brother, Jack (Patricia) Gilmore of Collinsville, IL;  two sister-in-laws: Phyllis Jean (James) Cook of Imperial, MO and Lucille Gilmore of Orange Park, FL; beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

Memorial visitation will be Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 4pm to 7 pm at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL. Inurnment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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