Mary Siler Gallimore

April 20, 2020
Mary Siler Gallimore

Mary Ruth Siler Gallimore 85, of Williamsburg VA passed away on April 20, 2020, after a two year battle with cancer.

Mary leaves behind her 3 children W Dennis Gallimore (Alessa), Allison Gallimore Cash (Johnny) & Sue Korlach (Michael) all of VA. she also leaves behind her 5 grandchildren Andrew Gallimore (Kelli), Daniel E Gallimore (Amanda), Corey Williams, Ashlee Korlach & Haylee Korlach, great granddaughter Molly Elizabeth Gallimore that she had not had the honor to yet meet. Five out of ten surviving siblings James & Dewey Siler. Jeanette Kemble, Sarah Griffith, & Betty Kidd, plus blessed by numerous nieces and nephews, plus her devoted best friend Jessie Clayton.

Predeceased by her husband William E Gallimore, her parents James & Laura Siler, sisters Phyllis Chisom, Darlene Meadows, Estelle Guilliams, & brother Bruce Siler.

Born Jan 22, 1935 at home in Vinton, VA. She attended Radford College and earned her degree in Education. While at Radford she was set up on a blind date that introduced her to future Husband Bill. They married in June 1957 and spent many wonderful years together after moving to Williamsburg, VA until his death in 1996.

Mary taught elementary school for over 30 years, most of which was for Williamsburg James City Schools. She was an active member of Williamsburg Baptist Church until illness kept her from attending. Avid knitter she enjoyed sharing her passion and accomplishments. Many friends and family benefited from her beautiful creations of baby outfits and afghans. She volunteered for many years after retirement for FISH. Loved to travel and never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Since she was not a big fan of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in her honor at your favorite charity

Due to the current pandemic, a private burial service for immediate family will be held and memorial service will be held at a later date TBD.


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  • April 21, 2020
    Fran and Jim Whitney says:
    Mary was a special Lady. Throughout her illness, she continued to be upbeat and positive. It was a pleasure to hear her voice on the phone. It would be my hope that, if ever faced with the challenges that Mary faced, I would be able to face them with the same positive attitude that she had She has been and will continue to be sorely missed by all who knew her.

  • April 21, 2020
    Sylvia & David says:
    You will be remembered as a kind and friendly lady. We send our prayers of comfort to Allison, who was with you the last 2 years, as your loving daughter and caregiver. Condolences to all the family lift behind to grieve!

  • April 24, 2020
    Glenda E White says:
    My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Mary. I will always remember her for her good works and the smile she so often graced us with at WBC.