Thursday, October 15, 2009

In Memoriam: LCWRT Life Member Ace Elmore

LCWRT Life Member and Past President Fletcher L. "Ace " Elmore passed away Oct 13, 2009. The son of F. Leigh Elmore Sr. and Kathleen Prince Elmore, Ace was a decorated Navy combat aviator during World War II, a graduate of the Unversity of Richmond, a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Sons of the American Revolution, and a docent at Locust Grove. Ace was a past president of both the Louisville and St. Louis Civil War Round Tables and was awarded a Life Membership in the LCWRT. A member of the Filson Society, he also published the Civil War diary of his uncle, J.E. Whitehorne, a Confederate veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Wheeler Elmore,four sons, F. Leigh Elmore (Lorraine), of Kansas City, Stuart H. Elmore (Barbara) of Columbia, MO, Jeffrey P. Elmore of Huntsville, AL and William H. Elmore, of Louisville; two grandsons, Andrew L. Elmore, of Kansas City and Patrick H. Elmore, of Atlanta; and a sister, Cora Sue Spruill, of Tappahannock, VA.

We enjoyed his presence, and Mary's, on many field trips and at many meeting over the years. He will be missed.

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