In Memory

Estelle Elmore (Librarian)

 Estelle Fish Elmore, a former principal, teacher and librarian at Bayless High School, died Jan. 28, 1996, at Mari de Villa Retirement

Center in west St. Louis County after a long illness. She was 94.

Mrs. Elmore, a native of Lithium, Mo., received her bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri Teachers College, now Southeast Missouri State University, and her master's from the University of Missouri. She later studied drama and library science at Northwestern and Washington universities.

Before joining the faculty at Bayless in 1929, she taught for seven years at schools in Lithium, Morley, Mo., Portageville, Mo., and Oran, Mo., and in the Riverview Gardens district.

During her 39 years at Bayless, Mrs. Elmore taught English, mathematics, social studies and drama. She was principal in 1932 and 1933.

In 1964, the Bayless School Board named the high school's library for her.

Mrs. Elmore was active in the Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was married for 39 years to Guy W. Elmore, who died in 1962.

No funeral service is planned. The body was cremated.

Among the survivors are three sisters, Ruth Howard of Billings, Mont., Jacqueline Terwilliger of East Lansing, Mich., and Billie Diekema of Niles, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bayless Alumni Scholarship Fund, Bayless School, 4530 Weber Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63123.