Doris Gilmore

Doris Gilmore

FARMER CITY – Doris L. Gilmore, 92, of Bloomington, formerly of Farmer City, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 18, 2014) at her residence.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with Pastor Jeremiah Thompson officiating. Graveside inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Weedman United Methodist Church, Bag Ladies Quilting Group or American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Gilmore was born June 9, 1921, in West Township, McLean County, Ill., to Carl and Ida Curtis Bennett. She married Clytus Ralph Gilmore on March 31, 1944, in rural Farmer City. He passed away Aug. 20, 2005.

She is survived by three daughters, Marian (Richard) Steege of Pflugerville, Texas, Elaine (Leslie) Franzen of Farmer City and Carolyn (Rick) Leiding of Danville; five grandchildren, Kimberly (Steve) Roberts of Austin, Texas, Douglas (Angie) Franzen of Farmer City, Diane Franzen of Mahomet, Mark Edsall of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Scott (Blair) Edsall of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Grimes Bartlett of Mesa, Ariz.

Mrs. Gilmore was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clytus Ralph Gilmore; two sisters; and one granddaughter.

Mrs. Gilmore was a member of the Weedman United Methodist Church, Bag Ladies Quilting Club at Weedman United Methodist Church, Busy Needles Club and the Sabina Social Club. She enjoyed sewing and making quilts for family and friends.