The daughter of Lee (Bailey) Gregory and John Hendricks Bailey, and the beloved niece of Iva (Harris) Hathcock, Bobbie grew up in Jackson's "East End," attending East Intermediate and then Jackson High. Many people also knew her from the East Michigan K-Mart, where she managed the jewelry department for several years, known and loved for her warm outgoing personality, her flame-red hair and her joyous laughter. Bobbie remained active with her K-Mart Retirees group, always looking forward to their next luncheon. She influenced, inspired and helped many, many people who will mourn her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Floyd Hawes and by her husband, Frederick Gillmore. Together they lived out one of the greatest love stories their daughters have ever seen.
Grieving her loss are her daughters, Linda (Philip) Gallaway, Linda (Jim) Breece, Laura (Jeff) Bachelder, along with 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
She chose to have her earthly remains cremated when her soul stepped across into Heaven, with her ashes buried next to her mother and brother at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A service in Celebration of her Life is being planned at Springville United Methodist Church in Onsted on Friday, November 2, 2018. Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm, the service will begin at 4 pm and dinner will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to consider would be a donation to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301), or to Springville United Methodist Church (www.springvilleumc.net 10341 Springville Hwy, Onsted, MI 49265).
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