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Ellen Gilmore

Ellen Gilmore Ellen Gilmore, age 89, of Manhattan, died August 15, 2018, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

She was born May 27, 1929, in Chariton County, Missouri, the daughter of William and Dorothy (Naylor) Cravens.

Ellen graduated from Prairie Hill High School in Prairie Hill, MO.

On July 31, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was married to C.R. “Duke” Gilmore. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1987.

Ellen was a bookkeeper for the Manhattan Mercury for 25 years.

She attended First Christian Church in Manhattan.

Survivors include her two daughters: Carolyn Hatting and her husband Rich and Dorothy Smith both of Manhattan.

Ellen was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Gene and Bill Cravens.

Cremation is planned with private family inurnment in Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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