Eldon Gillmore


Eldon Gillmore, 71, of Anamosa, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at the Anamosa Care Center following a brief illness.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Springville. Burial will be in St. Isadore Cemetery, Springville. Due to the current health pandemic, a public celebration of his life will be held at a later date. By visiting Goettonline.com you may share your thoughts, memories, and condolences with the family.

Eldon Ralph Gillmore was born April 14, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Ralph and Genevieve (Carter) Gillmore. He attended schools in Springville and graduated from Springville High School in 1968. On July 22, 1978 he married Shirley Espey in Marion. Eldon farmed in the Springville area until he retired in 2018. He was deeply devoted to land and enjoyed tractors, livestock and anything that had to do with farming.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley, his son Lucas (Cari), Tiffin, daughters, Josette Gillmore, Marion and Bobbi Gillmore, Marion; grandchildren: Keegan Gillmore, Gavin Gillmore, Rowan Gillmore and Georgia Gillmore, and brothers Gerry, Springville, Joe, Springville, and Randy, Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law Nancy Gillmore.

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