Ethel H. Gilmore

Ethel H. Gilmore, 97, of Myerstown, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown.

She was the wife of Wheeler Gilmore, Jr. who died December 10, 2000.

Born in Upper Darby, PA on May 28, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Epright) Henderson.

She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Myerstown. In her younger years, she was employed as a lab technician at the Merck, Sharpe, & Dohme Corp., Philadelphia. She was very involved in the community, her church, the StoneRidge community, and doing volunteer work.

She is survived by a daughter, Elaine, wife of Thomas Mitchell of Springfield, Mass.; sons, Philip, husband of Debra Gilmore of Corry, PA,: Michael Gilmore of Columbia, PA; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother, William Henderson of Collingdale, PA; a daughter-in-law Mary Ann Gilmore of Downingtown, PA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Gilmore; and sisters, Mary Shearer and Dorothy Verner.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. from Zion United Methodist Church, 22 E. Main Ave., Myerstown. There will be no viewing or visitation. Interment will be private at Hockessin Friends Meeting Cemetery, Hockessin, DE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114 or Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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