Zelma L. Jeffers Gilmore, 81

Obit CandleZelma L. Jeffers Gilmore, 81, of Pomeroy, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at her residence. Born October 27, 1933 in Long Bottom, she was the daughter of the late James R. and the late Ethel Schiller Jeffers. She was a homemaker and a retired from being a cook at the Veterans Memorial Hospital after seventeen years.

Zelma is survived by her children, Bonnie Payne, of Pomeroy, Kaaron “Kay” Pickens, of Racine, Richard “Rick” (Kathy Haley) Gilmore, of Pomeroy, Shawn (Vikki) Gilmore, of Racine, and Teresa “Tracy” Payne, of Pomeroy. A special granddaughter, Jessyca (Jeremy) Barnette, of Pomeroy, seven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

In addition to her parents, Zelma is preceded in death by her husband Richard L. “Deke” Gilmore whom she married on June 18, 1951 in Pomeroy, and preceded her on October 5, 2007, brothers, James Jeffers, Jr., and Bob Jeffers, and grandsons, Craig Wendell Gilmore, and Corey Allen Hatfield.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, in Pomeroy. Pastor Larry Lemley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rocksprings Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service on Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com

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