Dorothy Jo Duff Gilmore, age 88, went home to be with her Lord on September 9, 2019. Dorothy Jo was born on March 30, 1931 in Port Neches, Texas to Lester and Viola Duff. She graduated from Warren High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University. A life-long teacher, she taught secondary and elementary school in Warren, Anderson, New Waverly, and Huntsville, Texas. She married the love of her life, James Everett Gilmore, on June 1, 1957. They made their home in Huntsville, Texas. Dorothy Jo and James served their Lord at the First Baptist Church. Dorothy Jo loved to cook for her family, quilt, and work in her yard.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters Susan Hopper and her husband Wade, of Kingwood, Texas and Kathy Gilcrease of Huntsville, Texas, as well as her grandsons Michael Hopper of Houston, Texas and Landon Hopper of Conroe, Texas. Dorothy Jo is preceded in death by her husband, James, sister, Lanelle Withers and parents, Lester and Viola Duff.
A gathering of Dorothy Jo’s family and friends will begin at 1:00p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 with the funeral services to follow at 2:00pm in the chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. Burial will follow at the Adickes Addition of the Oakwood Cemetery.
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