Dr. Dolores Gore

Sunday, November 6, 2011

OLMSTED, Ill. -- Dr. Dolores Gore, 85, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Olmsted, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Cedarhurst Memory Care in Shiloh, Ill.

She was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Ullin, Ill., daughter of Alfred William and Bertha Schultz Shumaker. She married Forrest Gore on Aug. 3, 1941.

Gore received a professional doctorate of education at University of Arkansas, earned a master's degree from Southwest Missouri State University, and a bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University.

She was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1981 until retirement in 2005. She began her career as a first-grade teacher in San Antonio.

Among other honors, she received the Distinguished Professor Award, 1998, given for outstanding teaching and determined by faculty, Austin Peay; the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service, 1992, based on service to the greater Clarksville community, with emphasis placed on contributions that have enhanced or will enhance the quality of life in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area; the Richard M. Hawkins Award, 1986, given for outstanding achievement in scholarship or creative activity at Austin Peay; the Big Apple Award, 1983, most outstanding teacher of the year award selected by students at Austin Peay.

She was a longtime member of Rotary Club of Clarksville and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Kenneth (Jennifer) Gore of Mexico, Mo.; two daughters, Beverly (Dr. Gerald) Stott of Cape Girardeau, Janice (Frank) Cappelletti of O'Fallon, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Bradley (Samantha) Gore and Kendra Gore of Branson, Mo., Kylah Gore and Gabe Marley of Mexico, Bryan (Jennifer) Cappelletti of Grants Pass, Ore., Drs. Dorrie (Trevor) Tredway of O'Fallon, Lance (Elizabeth) Stott of Austin, Texas, Dr. Tonia Stott of Chandler, Ariz., Janette Bell, Justin Stott of Cape Girardeau, Aaron Stott of Arcata, Calif., Ryan (Rachel) Stott of Cedar Hill, Mo., and Wendy Stott of Milwaukee, Wis.

Also 10 great-grandchildren, Jack and Allie Tredway, Sage Stott, Evelyn Stott, Sariah Stott, Annikah Stott, Kylyn Stott, Thomas Allen, Jordan Bell and Austin Bell; siblings, Jill (Bill) Insco of St. Charles, Ill., Dorothy Hileman and Jackie (Dick Cahill) Tredup of Elgin, Ill., Bill (Sandy) Shumaker of Morresville, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Calvin Gore of Swansea, Ill.; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Don and Wilma Gore, Carlos and Maxine Gore, Monroe Hileman; and a nephew, Kevin Insco.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Tabernacle Christian School, 303 Market St., Clarksville, TN 37040, and will be accepted at the church.

Special thanks to the kindness and care Mom received at Cedarhurst Memory Care and to Passages Hospice.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Olmsted United Methodist Church in Oldsted, Ill., with the Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr. officiating.

Visitation will be held immediately following the service until 9 p.m. Interment will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. in Mound City National Cemetery.

Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of arrangements.

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