Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Gilmores in:
 • Richwoods North Cemetery
 • Athensville
 • Greene County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
William Mortimer Gilmore, II
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 6, 1945
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 2010
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

William Mortimer Gilmore II, 64, of Roodhouse, passed away early Monday morning, June 14, 2010, at Passavant Area Hospital.

He was born July 6, 1945, in Jacksonville, the son of William Mortimer and Emily Jane Handler Gilmore. He married Rosemary Kattelman on Sept. 11, 1971, in Quincy, and she survives.

He is also survived by three sons, William M. (wife, Ginger) Gilmore III of Carrollton, Benjamin M. (wife, Tracy) Gilmore of Jerseyville and Nicholas H. (wife, Sandy) Gilmore of Winchester; one daughter, C.C. (husband, Warren) Fischbeck of Alton; 10 grandchildren, Abigail Gilmore, Madison Gilmore, William M. Gilmore IV, Andrew Fischbeck, Mark Fischbeck, Dylan Gilmore, Benjamin M. Gilmore II, Lillian Gilmore, Nicholas H. Gilmore II and Sullivan P. Gilmore; one sister, Patricia (husband, John) Wurster of Temple, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Jan Keating (surviving husband, Michael of Shawnee Mission, Kan.)

Mr. Gilmore attended Roodhouse High School and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Economics from Illinois College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He then returned to the family farm near Roodhouse where he raised grain and livestock for many years. He was a member of the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville where he served on the Finance Council, the Dreams Council and the Family Fun Festival Committee. He taught PSR at St. Michael Parish in Greenfield and was involved in the Quincy Cursillo. He was associated with Burrus Seed Farms as a distributor for several years. He was a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau and was co-founder of the Illinois Tapioca Growers Association. He enjoyed fishing, travelling, reading, spending time at the cabin and snowmobiling. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he cherished spending time with his family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial at Richwoods Cemetery, east of Roodhouse. The family will meet friends from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A prayer service will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Quincy Cursillo, St. Peter & Paul Grade School in Alton or St. John's Grade School in Carrollton. Condolences may be left for the family online at

~~The Jacksonville Journal Courier, June 15, 2010~~

Family links: 
  William Mortimer Gilmore (1910 - 1989)
  Emily Jane Handler Gilmore (1918 - 2001)
  Janis Harriet Gilmore Keating (1941 - 2008)*
  William Mortimer Gilmore (1945 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Richwoods North Cemetery
Greene County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Raindrop
Record added: Jun 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53716993
William Mortimer Gilmore, II
Added by: Raindrop
William Mortimer Gilmore, II
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Diane & John
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

There isn't a symbol that fits what you make me think about, so I chose a sunflower for the way you brightened the people and places who spent time with you. We came to know each other so long ago in band, and in later years you were so kind with sharing...(Read more)
- Sarah Martin Neely
 Added: Oct. 30, 2010

- Raindrop
 Added: Jun. 15, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service