Rachel Adams Gilmore, 91, of Philpot, died on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Owensboro while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born at home in northeastern Daviess County on October 30, 1926 to the late Urban and Ida Mae Walker Adams. She attended the one room school, Sand Hill, from 1st to 4th grade. She then attended Thruston School and then graduated from Daviess County High School in 1944.
She attended, then joined the Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Daviess County at the age of 12 in 1938. She was an active member and through the years was a Sunday School teacher, Elder, Bible School music director and sang special songs at church with family and friends. She joined Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Mission Group in 1947.
Her senior year of high school, she worked at J.C. Penney’s department store in downtown Owensboro. After graduation, she immediately got a job in the office of Ken-Rad (General Electric) from May 1944-February 1947.
Rachel married William Beverly Gilmore in Daviess County in September 1946. They built their home on his family farm on Kentucky 144 after World War II. He died on November 5, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Carol Gilmore Smith and a son-in-law, Jerry Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Gilmore and his spouse, Judy and David Gilmore and his wife, Karen; a daughter, Sharon Gilmore Beyke and her husband, Ronnie; four grandchildren, Greg (Amy) Gilmore, Stephanie (Wes) Phelps, Hanna Gilmore and Emily Daniels; three great-grandchildren, Keaton and Beckett Gilmore and Ellison Gilmore Phelps.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 in the Chapel at James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory officiated by her grandson, Greg Gilmore and Dr. Dennis Preston. Private burial at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Heartford House, Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rachel