Maude Irene (Snyder) Gillmer, 90, of Junction City, died of old age on Monday. Danner Funeral Home of Abilene is in charge of arrangements. As to her wishes, she has been cremated and there will be no funeral service. Inurnment will be at the Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon at a later date.
The family provided some of the following information.
Maude Irene was born on Aug. 17, 1923, to George and Maud (Johnson) Snyder in Abilene. She married Robert Lee Gillmer of Junction City on Dec. 6, 1939 and lived as a Navy wife until his death in 1966.
She is survived by one sister, Faye Willeford of Novato, Calif.; four children, Regina (David) Raney of Port Orchard, Wash., Barbara (Leonard) Bedwell of Ozark, Mo., Deborah (the late Robert S.) Gillmer of Goodyear, Ariz., and Beth Gillmer-Jones of Junction City.
Also surviving are five grandchildren: Jeannine Neimoyer, Robert Rutherford, Karen (Scott) Powell, Joseph Anaya, and Michael D. Jones; six great-grandchildren, Samuel and David Neimoyer, Amy (Christopher) Dennis, Joshua Powell, Savannah Powell, Desiree Bedwell; a soon-to-be born great-great grandchild; cousin Edith Bogart of Lawrence; and other extended family members.
Maude Irene requested that any memorial contributions be made to the Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association (KSARDA) who volunteer their time and personal money to search for persons and human remains during disasters throughout the country, as well as local missing persons.
Contributions will please be sent, in Maude Irene’s memory to KSARDA, c/o Treasurer Mike Jausel, 2239 North Penstemon St., Wichita, Kansas 67226, or by PayPal through their website, www.ksarda.org.
“I don’t want a funeral. And when I’m gone, tell them I died of old age. I’m old.”