Ivan Fillmore, Sr., 70, of Elkland, Mo., formerly of North Platte, died at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
Ivan was born April 25, 1948, to Orville and Nedra Fillmore at Strong City, Kan. He grew up in Missouri and graduated from Marshfield High School. Ivan worked for an ice company before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1968.
He was honorably discharged two years later then returned to Missouri and went to work for an irrigation company, which allowed him to travel with his job. His work brought him to North Platte in 1976 where he met Betty Jean Horn and they were married on Jan. 7, 1978. They continued to live in North Platte and later divorced.
Ivan went on to work for Gayman Sand and Gravel and did construction then eventually returned to Missouri.
He enjoyed spending time with his horses and going to auctions. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Ivan is survived by his children, Brenda (Randy) Weekly, Ivan Fillmore, Jr., and Chris Horn and son-in-law, Craig Howell, all of North Platte; grandchildren, Ryan, Patrick, Daylon, Conner, Otis, Bella, Shakira, and CJ; brothers, Norman Fillmore of Elbert, Colo., Phillip Fillmore of Holt, Fla., and Brian Shaw of Honolulu, Hawaii; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa “Lis” Howell; and parents, Orville Fillmore and Nedra Fillmore Shaw.
Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. Burial with military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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