Betty Lou Gilmore

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Betty Lou Gilmore

Des Moines

Betty Lou Gilmore, 89 of Des Moines, died peacefully Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at The Taylor House in Des Moines. She was born July 9, 1924 in Centerville, Iowa.

Through the years Betty enjoyed bowling and attending her children's and grandchildren's many many activities. She was a loving, caring mother and grandmother whose family always came first.

She is survived by her sons, Rick of Van Meter and Rusty of Des Moines; granddaughters, Patty, Melissa, Tracy, Kassady, Heather, Rachel and Lana; grandsons, Robert, John and Alex; along with 20 great grandchildren; and 7 great great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James; brother, Billy; and son, Robert.

Friends may visit with family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines. Memorial Service will be held, 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family or to the ARL in loving memory of Betty.

On-line condolences to

Funeral Home
Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street Des Moines, IA 50309
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Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 27, 2014