The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 4, 2013

Betty Jean Allen Gilman

ANDERSON, S.C. — Betty Jean Allen Gilman, 89, of Anderson, S.C., passed away on July 29, 2013, at Rainey Hospice House.

Born on May 21, 1924, in Joplin, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Walter Allen and Stella May Howell Ingram. She was the spouse to the late Clyde J. Gilman.

She graduated in the Seneca High School Class of 1942, and attended her 70 year Class Reunion in October of 2012. She was a member of Hornet Christian Church in Hornet, Mo. Her husband, Clyde Gilman, was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was co-owner of Gilman Brothers Feed Store in Joplin.

She is survived by her sons, Clyde "Jack" Gilman II and wife, Willyne, of Bella Vista, Ark., and Michael Gilman, of San Lorenzo, N.M.; daughter, Sherri Kelley and husband, Stan, of Anderson. Mrs. Gilman was blessed with several grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gilman fondly remembered helping with the Campfire Girls of Seneca, Class of 1971. She moved from Seneca in 1971, with her husband and daughter and began working in the National Park System. They retired to Florida in 1985, and eventually moved to South Carolina in 2004.

She was buried with her husband in MJ Dolly Cooper Veteran's Cemetery in Anderson.

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, Anderson, assisted the family with the arrangements.

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