Jean A. Gilmore

January 18, 1938 ‒ May 11, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Our loving mother, Jean A. (Breece) Gilmore, age 81, of Gilmore Road, Fredericktown, was reunited with her loving husband Kenneth J. Gilmore and parents Steril and Blanche Breece on May 11, 2019 following a brief and unexpected illness.  She was surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born January 18, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed working in the garden with her father-in-law.  They would plant enough vegetables to feed the family during the season plus can enough to last through winter season.  Jean also worked at Gilmore’s Auction House, she would clerk the nightly sale bid winners.   She did this until her husband retired from the business.

Jean enjoyed going out to eat and spending one on one time with each family.  She also enjoyed working on word search puzzles.  In her earlier years she enjoyed going to garage sales, camping, fishing, and going on her yearly vacation to Canada.  But her all time favorite thing to do was spending time with her family.

Jean is survived by her sister, Joan (Breece) Algire of Mount Vernon; daughter, Ginger (Doug) Lester of Fredericktown; two sons, Keith (Jodi) Gilmore of Fredericktown, Jason Gilmore of Mount Vernon; four granddaughters, Jessica Lester, Jenna (Mathew) Boudinot, Justine Lester all of Fredericktown; Kayla Gilmore of Mount Vernon; six great-grandchildren, Bill Coss, Preston Coss, Gracie Lester, Haley Lester, Kinsley Streby, Addysin Boudinot all of Fredericktown; nieces and other family.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Gilmore and Parents, Steril and Blanche Breece.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 12-3 PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 East College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019. The family will observe a private graveside service in Owl Creek Cemetery in Ankenytown, with Pastor Kenneth Springer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055 or at

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  • So sorry for the loss of Jean. She will be missed by many. Deepest Sympathy to everyone.

  • Ginger,
    I am sorry about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family at this difficult time. Just remember the good times in the days ahead that you were able to share with your parents.

  • Ginger:
    I am sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. I know you have wonderful memories that will be a comfort, even though there will be a void. Cherish the good times.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    In Friendship,

  • To the families, so sorry for your loss, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Ginger,

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathies to you, Keith and your entire family.

  • To the Gilmore Family,
    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Jim and Rhonda Young

  • Our condolences and deepest sympathy for the family of such an upbeat positive lady.

  • Kayla and Jason,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Keep the memories fresh in your mind and it will bring you peace. We are praying for comfort at this time.

  • So very sorry for your family’s loss we always remember Jean with a smile on her face and a happy greeting to everyone. She will live on through her family and through your memories. She is once again reunited with Kenny and now they will be together forever. May it give you solace to know that you have friends who share in your loss. We are sending our deepest sympathy to all. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dear Ginger, Keith and Jason,

    Ron and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your families. Your Mom was a very kind and special lady.

    May your memories of her give you comfort.

  • Go back many years with our friendship. Jean and Kenny were sitting in our kitchen when I went into labor with our fourth child. She always had a huge smile, always dressed as neat as a pin and never had a hair out of place. One beautiful lady!! She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • My sympathy to all the family. May God keep you all in His loving care.
    Mary Braddock

  • Very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.