Ida Gilmore, formerly of Monett, celebrated her 101st birthday with a card shower on Nov. 27. She was born on Nov. 27, 1911, one of 15 children. She married Dee Lathrop on Sept. 22, 1928 and they had five children. Two living children are Wayne Lathrop, of Lee's Summit, and Jean Landoll, of Monett. After her husband passed away in 1958, Ida moved to Monett in 1963. She married Jim Gilmore in 1981. He died in 2001. Gilmore moved to Spring River Christian Village in Joplin about 10 years ago. Those wishing to send cards may address them to: 2001 South North Park Lane, Joplin, Mo., 64801.