Dale Barmore was a woman of many talents


Dale Barmore (1953-2023)

Dale Barmore of Roscoe was a funny, gregarious, quick-witted and loving woman whose energy brightened any situation. She learned to play the acoustic guitar (whom she named Charlie) and the harmonica, and loved to sing with the Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church praise team in Roscoe, IL.

She was an excellent artist, and often designed ads for Pepper Creek Greenhouse in Rockford, IL, where she was employed as a greenhouse technician.

Dale passed away Feb. 25, 2023 at the age of 69, after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

She was born June 23, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Emmett E. Stiles and Lois J. (McCue) Stiles. She graduated from East High School in Rockford in 1971 and later earned her bachelor's degree in Advertising Design and Horticulture from Iowa State University in 1975.

Dale married Paul M. Barmore on June 7, 1975., in Sioux City, Iowa. She and Paul lived in several states including Minnesota, Georgia, Texas, Iowa and Illinois. In 1987, they moved to Rockton, IL where they raised three children.

She is survived by her daughter Laurel (Sam); sons Tom (Mikael Barmore, and Dan (Danielle) Barmore; grandchildren Bram and Imogen Schmitz, Tanner and Emily Blake Barmore, Finley and Quinn Barmore; sister Karen Stiles (Mike Schaffer); brothers Ted (Monica) Tim (Chris) Stiles, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dale is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Paul.

A memorial service was held on March 16, 2023 at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Roscoe, IL. Reverend Eugene Dassow officiated.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

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