AUG 16, 1940 – NOV 2, 2018

The Modesto Bee - - Local -

Eloise was born Au­gust 16, 1940 in Tele­phone, Texas to lov­ing par­ents Vi­vian and Bessie Kil­gore. At 78 years old, she had been a res­i­dent of Modesto for 65 years. Eloise was a for­mer el­e­men­tary school teacher of 27 years who taught in a time when her cre­ativ­ity could flour­ish and in­spire the stu­dents she taught. She was hap­pily mar­ried to Duane Palecek for 58 years. Their love of their chil­dren, grand­chil­dren, camp­ing, and each other served as a great ex­am­ple of what a cou­ple can ac­com­plish. Over the years, even as a young cou­ple, she and her hus­band made it a pri­or­ity to take in her sib­lings to give them an op­por­tu­nity to bet­ter them­selves. Eloise was an avid reader as well as a lover of his­tory. She was al­ways there when any­one was in need. Af­ter she re­tired she en­joyed work­ing in her yard, camp­ing with her hus­band, and par­tic­i­pat­ing as a mem­ber of a lo­cal camp­ing club. On No­vem­ber 2, 2018 Eloise suc­cumbed to her bat­tle with Alzheimer’s Dis­ease. She will be sorely missed.

Eloise is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her sib­lings: Don­ald Kil­gore, David Kil­gore, Tassie Cza­jkowski, and James Kil­gore. She is sur­vived by her hus­band, their chil­dren: Greg Palecek of Ceres and Karin Palecek-Miles of Day­ton, TN, their grand­chil­dren: Bran­don Tem­ple of Clay­ton, DE, Nick Lan­caster of Ceres, and Ja­cob Lan­caster of MI, and her sis­ter Melonie Mar­tin.

A Grave­side Ser­vice will be held Fri­day, No­vem­ber 9, 2018 at 2:00pm at Lake­wood Memo­rial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hugh­son, CA.


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