Mr. Elmore worked as a Foreman for the Monsanto Company before his retirement. He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, and the Knights of Columbus Council 1028.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann, nee Wosylus, Elmore whom he married on April 11, 1959, and who died on March 15, 2014; his parents, Pet A. and Catherine A., nee Schoenborn, Elmore; two brothers, Wayne and Pat Elmore; and one sister, Patricia Conklin.
He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Sue Elmore of Centralia, IL;
Two sisters, Mary McFalls of Belleville, IL,
And Lucy M. (James) Gorman of Swansea, IL;
One brother-in-law, Richard (Linda) Wosylus of Smithton, IL;
And many very close nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Murray Parents Association, 1535 West McCord, Centralia, IL 62801. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2016, George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Cremation will follow the services with burial at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Ed has always been such a great supporter of Murray Parents Association and the residents of Murray Center. Never failing to visit until he was sick. He is a great man and will be missed on Earth but found again in Heaven. We have been blessed to know him. May The Kimee and the family find comfort and peace in love and friendship.
Rick & Nancy Langhauser , Breese, Illinois , 62230
Ed was a very good man. One of the original founders of the Murray Parents’ Association he fought tirelessly for the disabled both at Murray Center and throughout the state. His love for Kimmie was so evident. He will be so missed on Elm Cottage and by his many loved ones and friends.
Jitty and Rita Winkeler, Bartelso, IL, 62218
Ed and his deceased wife Pat- long time friends of myself and deceased husband, Dr. Paul , fought valiantly over many, many years,for a better life for the Developmently Disabled. Although we have come a very long way from where we started – it is an unceasing battle.
Ed has certainly left his foot-prints along that journey. Thank You Ed for the countless
hours of work and time spent to help make a better life for our loved ones, and the countless lives you touched along the way! You are sadly missed.
Anita Beherer, Swansea, il, 62226
I had the wonderful privilege of knowing Mr. Ed Elmore for 28 yrs. We visited with each other on Elm cottage when he came to visit Kimmie. He was a real gentleman, and will be missed by his MPA family.
Billie Miller, Centralia, il, 62801
Ed was part of the fight to keep Murray Center open, not just for Kimmie but for all the residents. May his soul rest in peace.
Karen Kelly, O’Fallon, IL, 62269
We will miss Ed.who was a tireless and vocal advocate for the disabled in Illinois.During the trip to Sprinhfield. we enjoyed his inspirational effort to enlighten the people in government.We convey our condolences to his lovely daughter and family
Mannil & Indira Ravin, Marion, Il, 62959
I had the privilege of having Mr.Elmore be my escort the last time I went with the MPA to Springfeild. Mr.Elmore was an excellent advocate for the Developemental Disabled. Mr.Elmore would stay and say prayers with Kimmie and then have her blow the light out. Let your light shine on in heaven, you have earned your time to rest.
KIM DAVIS, CENTRALIA, Illinois, 62801
Mary and Family,
We are saddened by Ed’s death and know that you and Kimmy will miss him dearly. He was a wonderful, compassionate man who had an enormous amount of energy to give to the disabled and their causes and fundraisers. Many a time mom and I stood with Ed at KMart collecting donations for the disabled and giving out toosie rolls. His efforts for the Murray Parents Group will never be forgotten. We only hope he is at peace with Pat and can leave the care of Kim to his “Family” at Murray Center.
Cindy (Becherer) and Bill Evans
Cindy and Bill Evans, Swansea, IL, 62226
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed and Pat were high school friends and they will be sadly missed.
jim & Carol Cange, nashville, il, 62263 5802
We are saddened by the the passing and the loss of Ed. He will always remain in our hearts as a warm and kindhearted gentleman. Please accept our deepest condolences for this profound loss.
Dan and Dolores Villarreal
Dan and Dolores Villarreal, Laredo, Texas, 78045
My family and I have known Ed for over 14 years. He was one of the founders of the Murray Parents Association. I had the privilege of working with Ed on the Advisory Board at Murray for nearly as many years. He was a tireless advoate for Kimmy and all the disabled. Ed was truly one in a million, and will be missed. Rest in peace, dear Ed.
denise schoppet, bethalto, Illinois, 62010
I am truly saddened to have learned this evening of Ed’s passing. I was his next door neighbor since March of 2012 and we became quick friends after we met. We had many chats across the picket fence over the years, many times about history. The reparte was always enjoyable. I will sorely miss those exchanges. He had a distinct joyful spirit that will be remembered dearly. May his family find peace in the blessing of his memory.
Ashley Pollock, Belleville, IL, 62220