Mary Elizabeth Bostick Gore, 92, passed away peacefully on January 11 at her home. Her family was by her side beneath her treasured cross stitch creations.
Mary was born in Hopkinsville on September 30, 1928 to Theodore Arnold and Thelma Gertrude Hopson Bostick.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George P. Gore, Jr., and her sister, Wanda Farrar.
Mary was a 1946 graduate of Hopkinsville High School and worked for the ASCS office for over forty years. She was a member of First Christian Church where she attended Sunday School, worked with the Youth Group and sang in the choir for over sixty years. After retirement, her calendar was still full. She played with many bridge clubs, served on the Ag Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and helped out at the Salvation Army soup kitchen.
Mary Gore was a force of nature, who loved her church, her family, her friends, her farmers and Russell Stover molasses chews. She loved having friends over for homemade chili and sitting on the front porch watching the cars, the cows, and the sunsets.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Agnes Gore and by twelve nieces and nephews. Judy (Bob) Whittle, Lynn Hancock, Gay (Henk) Soetokouw, Frank (Norma) Keener, Betty (David) Stites, David (Michele) Gore, Sara Ruth (Gary) Isom, Cathy (Kenny) Duncan, Emily Kennedy, Betsy (Doug) Bond, Margaret Turner and Ben (Angela) Gore. She is also survived by loved ones Carolyn Sholar, Ellen Jolly, Mary Catherine Smith and Kent and Margaret Galloway.
The family would like to thank Donna Dove, LaDonna Dove, Tracy Davie, Alexis Davie and Jackie Irving for the love and care they provided for the past three years. Angels do exist.
Private funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at First Christian Church and will be streamed live via the church’s Facebook page. Private burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Public visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 — 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church. Everyone is required to follow the mask mandate and it is requested that you enter through the fellowship hall doors. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church of Hopkinsville 2601 S. Walnut Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.