Billie ElmoreOWENSBORO, Ky. — Billie Jean Elmore, 87, of Owensboro, died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Augusta, Ind.

Mrs. Elmore was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother that enjoyed bowling, reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include two sons, Denzil G. Elmore, of Lucas, Texas, and Gregory A. (Marlo) Elmore, of Lascassas, Tenn.; one daughter, Cheryl Elmore (Jim) Gerteisen, of Maceo; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly Thompson, of Carrollton, Texas, Amy Elmore, of Plano, Texas, Jennifer (Todd) Clark, of Morgantown, Jeffrey Brown, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jason Gerteisen, of Maceo, Angela Puckett, of Owensboro, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Eva and Annsley Elmore, of Lascassas, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren, Garrett and Braden Thompson, Jaydon and Cammi Gerteisen, Jake Puckett, Nathan and Megan Clark.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Denzil D. Elmore, on Aug. 14, 2009; parents, Hurley Richardson and Matilda Norrick Richardson; two brothers, Charles and Oral Glen Richardson; one sister, Mildred Hurst Eaton and one daughter, Peggy Lynn Elmore Brown.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam with Bro. Larry Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam.

The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Western Kentucky. 

Online messages of condolence may be made at: www.danksfuneralhome.com.

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