A graduate of Calhoun High School, Mildred continued her education at Shurtleff College in Alton where she earned her degree in education and began teaching at various one room school houses throughout the area. She later married James Galore on February 28, 1947 in Jerseyville and the two were blessed with many wonderful years together and shared in the joys of raising their three children.
Mildred spent her life working to give to others, opening up not only her home, but her heart to all. She was dedicated to her family and instilled in them, by example, the importance of hard work and compassion. She worked various jobs throughout her life, including time spent at Olin Brass, Nugent & Schapansky, Eagletonke as well as jobs working in the area orchards.
She was an avid gardener, enjoyed canning and her most notable hobby, quilting. She put her love and prayers in everything she did and every stitch she sewed. The hundred of quilts she made throughout her life are still cherished by the many people whose lives she touched.
Surviving are her three children, Nelson and his wife Candice Galore of Grafton; Charles Galore of Rosedale; Alsia Galore and her companion, Thomas Tucker of Rosedale; seven grandchildren, Pamela (Rodney) Large of Carrollton; Melanie Wright and her companion, Bill Connell of East Hardin; William Galore and his companion, Terry Slaten of Grafton; Andres (James) Gresham of Jerseyville; JoAnn Galore and her companion, Josh Young of Jerseyville; Marcie (Travis) Rogers of Riverton; Michelle Noble and her companion, Buddy Daniels of Kampsville; 16 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Richie, Reanna, RaeLeigh, Emily, Kendra, Karena, Aliyah, Kayla, Brooklynn, Nytiah, Jaya, Logan, Isaac, Kenyon and Gabryel; one great-great granddaughter, Anya; a sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Bert Schaaf of Fieldon; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Whether by blood, or by choice, she loved us all the same.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, James and Evelyn Flatt; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lily and Roy Honey and Florence and Pete Hallemeyer.
Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville or the Family in care of the funeral home.
Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.