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Jane L. Gilmore


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Jane L. Gilmore

Born: November 18, 1944; in Morris, IL

Died: May 10, 2018; in Egin, IL

Jane L. Gilmore, 73, of Elgin, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family including her husband of 52 years.

She was born on November 18, 1944 in Morris, IL the daughter of Thomas and Edith Tesdal Roswold. Jane was a warrior, 13-year cancer fighter that never complained and fought a valiant battle to be a shining light to her friends and family. She loved spending time with her many, many friends including the trivia group, work friends and the breakfast ladies. She adored her granddaughters and went to every sports and school event she could. Jane attended old Elgin High School and Northern Illinois University and married Gary Gilmore on June 11, 1966. She became a secretary in the day of short hand, skirt suits and IBM electric typewriters. Jane was lucky enough to work as a toy-manufacturing representative from home while raising children. The Xerox machine and typewriter stand replaced the dining room table while she juggled work and kids in the 1970s and 80s. She later worked as a purchasing agent for a local electrical contractor and then went to work in the guidance office of St. Charles East High School for 17 years until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband and amazing caregiver, Gary Gilmore. Her daughter, Kim Gilmore, and son-in-law, Jeff Bero and their children, Evangeline and Ainslee. Jeffrey Gilmore and his daughter, Alyssa and Jason Gilmore. Her siblings, Marian Schaible, Robert (Barbara) Roswold, Paul (Karen) Roswold, and Wesley Roswold. Her brothers and sister's in law, John (Louise) Gilmore, Donna Kane, Steve (Leslie) Gilmore, Gail (Drew) Frasz, Lori (Bill) Poczekaj, and Scott (Jennifer) Gilmore.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, Clarence (Jake) and Ollie Gilmore; her brother in-law, Wayne Schiable; and sister-in-law, Joyce Roswold; and her granddaughter, Peyton Jane Bero.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 215 Thomas More Dr., Elgin. A funeral luncheon will follow at the Highlands of Elgin. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 in the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Donations in Jane's name can be made to A Sliver Lining Foundation's "Buy A Mom a Mammogram " program. A Silver Lining Foundation - Helping men and women.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on May 17, 2018
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