Stella Mae diBattista Gillmore of Cranberry Township, formerly of Elyria, has peacefully passed on into the loving arms of our Lord. Although she was challenged by a lengthy illness, she never lost her courage or her grace.
Stella was always concerned for the well-being of others and she will be forever carried in the hearts of her daughters, Polly, Peggy and Pam.
Stella was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Gillmore; son-in-law, Randy Clark; and her sister, Peggy Powers.
She is survived by her sister, Jessie Joviak, of Elyria; and daughters, Polly Gilreath and Don of Charlotte, North Carolina, Peggy Burr and Tom of Cranberry Township and Pam Clark of Elyria; she is also survived by her grandchildren, Stacey Lauer, Jason Burr, Danielle Waiter, Meghan Burr Bowser, Erin Clark and Emily Burr; she will also be greatly missed by her two great granddaughters, Kyla and Isabella.
Stella was a 12 year resident of Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry Township. Her family would like to express their deep gratitude to her personal aide, Pam Fox, who took such great care of her for many years. Stella was a life long member of First United Methodist Church in Elyria.
A service, celebrating Stella’s life will be held 3 P.M., Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Salem United Methodist Church in Wexford. There will also be a service at a later date at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Fifth Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or online at http://www.themmrf.org or The First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria, OH 44035.