Sue Anne Eckman Gilmore

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Sue Anne Eckman Gilmore
October 13, 1938 - January 16, 2015
GREER, SC and SARASOTA, FL - Sue Anne Eckman Gilmore passed away peacefully in Sarasota, Florida on Friday, January 16, 2015.
Sue was born in Woodbury, New Jersey, the daughter of H. Leonard and Edith Budd Eckman. She was a 1957 graduate of Pitman High School, attended Keuka College in New York, graduated cum laude from Glassboro State College, and earned a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. She taught high school home economics, worked for an insurance company, and spent 25 years serving the senior citizens of South Carolina. Sue compiled and published two cookbooks and co-authored a book entitled, "Thru the Knothole: The Touch of Len Eckman." Her passion was flowers and gardening, as well as cooking and collecting recipes. She was an accomplished seamstress and crafter.
She is survived by the love of her life, Howard (Gil) Gilmore, whom she married 50 years too late! Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Deborah Haythorn McMurtrie (John), son Mark Haythorn, stepson Greg Gilmore (Darlene), stepson Mike Gilmore (Jessica), seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by a sister, Lynne Eckman Henry of Pennington, NJ; a brother, Len Eckman (Carol Lee) of Pitman, NJ; a brother, Bruce Eckman (Shelly) of Sherborn, MA; and a large extended family including Bob Haythorn (Tish), the father of her children.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Greer, SC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Senior Centers of Spartanburg, P. O. Box 2534, Spartanburg, SC 29304. In addition to planting a flower or shrub in her honor, she requested that you call a loved one and invite them to lunch. One of her mottos was, "Enjoy the living and leave the world with no regrets."
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Jan. 25, 2015
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