Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
OBITUARY - JESSE GILBERT
Jesse GILBERT, 87, of Mount Ayr died July 11, 2004, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr.
Chaplain Sandra MERCER will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr. Open visitation will be noon to 8
p.m. Tuesday with the family receiving friends one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be
directed to Hospice of Central Iowa in Mount Ayr.
Mr. GILBERT, son of Bertha (WOOD) and Bert GILBERT, was born December 10, 1916, in Ringgold County. He married Mildred ERIKSON
and later divorced. On July 31, 1965, he married Gladys (STEWART) JONES. He worked as a salesman for Archway Cookie Company
in Seattle, Wash., retiring in 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Bill "Butch" GILBERT of Palm Bay, Fla., and Erik GILBERT of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Bob
GILBERT of Newill, S.D.; a sister, Hazel VANCE of Mount Ayr; a stepson, Tom (wife Bernice) JONES of Maryville, Tenn.; two
grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, June GILBERT; three brothers, Loren, Chuck and Art GILBERT; three
sisters, Lola MAGGARD, Lillie EVANS and Neva KEPLINGER; and second wife, Gladys GILBERT March 16, 1996.
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