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Richard Bruce Gilmore

June 27, 1936 — November 26, 2023

North English

North English- Richard Bruce Gilmore was born June 27, 1936, near North English, Iowa the son of Robert & Edna (King) Gilmore. He graduated from English Valleys High School. In 1959 Richard joined the US Army Reserves. In 1963, Richard was united in marriage to Alice Werner at the North English Christian Church, she passed away in 1987. In 1988, Richard married Sandra (Finch) Clawson at the Sigourney United Methodist Church. Richard owned and operated Gilmore Radio and TV from 1964-1989, he then went on to work at Kinze Manufacturing until his retirement in 2001. Richard was a member of the North English Christian Church, where he held various offices over the years. He enjoyed flying his ultralight aircraft, doing so into his early 70's, riding his Harley Sportster until two years ago and riding his fat-tire minibike on the acreage he lived on. Richard died on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney at the age of 87.

He is survived by his son Daniel (Melinda) Gilmore of Hanibal, MO, a granddaughter Paige Peer of Des Moines; three stepchildren Joe (Cathy) Clawson of Sigourney, Tammy Appleget and Tom Clawson both of Oskaloosa. Two step grandchildren Tyler Clawson and Megan (Braden) Horn; a step, great granddaughter Lucy Horn all of Sigourney; two brothers Robert Dean Gilmore of Natchez, Mississippi and Delbert (Marilyn) Gilmore of Iowa City; and good friend and house cat, Spook. He was preceded by his parents; both wives Alice & Sandra; and a sister-in-law Ethel Gilmore.

Celebration Of Life Service will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery, rural South English. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the North English Christian Church. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Powell Funeral Home-North English

116 West Broad St., North English, IA 52316

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 2, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Powell Funeral Home-North English

116 West Broad St., North English, IA 52316

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