Kelly Ann Gilmore
Kelly Ann Gilmore, of Elkton Maryland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with her loving family by her side.
She was born November 25, 1974 in Dover Ohio, to the late Rebecca J Marvin and Clyde Gilmore.
She graduated from New Philadelphia High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Ohio Northern University, Majoring in Environmental Studies and Minoring in German and Field Biology.
Up until Kelly’s illness, she was a dedicated employee, as an Agricultural Specialist, with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. She was also a Peer Support counselor, Union Steward and an Advisor with the CBP Explorer Program. She was written up for many awards and recognitions, too numerous to list.
Kelly lived an unselfish, humble, and rewarding life. She dedicated many of her hours to volunteering and helping those in need. She was an office helper and parking lot attendant for The Journey; a 1st Lieutenant and Deputy Commander for the Civil Air Patrol Senior Member of the Ohio Squadron and the North Chesapeake; a blood donor and volunteer for the American Red Cross, Central Ohio and Penn-Jersey Regions.
Kelly was a member of the Knit, Krochet and Konnect; J-Group, University of Delaware Botanic program, the Wilmington Trail Club, The Kappa Phi Club; Alpha Omega Chapter, member of the choir at ONU and the Boy Scouts of America Post 704 Venturing; Canton Ohio.
When Kelly wasn’t helping others or volunteering her time, she enjoyed many interests. She found great pleasure in growing plants, gardening, reading, bird watching, kayaking, crocheting, and watching her favorite movies/TV shows. She was happiest where she could enjoy nature and was an avid photographer. Of all her interests, Kelly absolutely loved spending time with her two lovable fur kids, her dogs, Kelsey and Tucker. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and pets.
Kelly was loved by many and her humility and subtle sense of humor will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched in her short 40 years. As a Gift of Life donor, her loving and giving nature will continue to live on through the lives of many.
In addition to her two special fur babies, she leaves many fond memories to her sister, Jill S. Gilmore-Newland of Elkton, MD; her father, Clyde Gilmore of Dover, OH; her nephew, with whom she shared a special bond, Tim (Danielle) Gilmore of Dennison, OH; her loving aunt, Suzanne (Alvin) Strong of Essex Junction, VT; cousins, Elizabeth (Iba) Al Wohoush of Fenton, MO and Christina Strong of Santa Cruz, CA, as well as other family members, co-workers and many dear friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Kelly’s life will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711. Interment will be private.
If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, a contribution to your local No Kill pound/shelter, may be made in Kelly’s memory.