Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 24, 1988
OBITUARY ~ ARTHUR VERNON GILBERT
Arthur Vernon Gilbert, son of Bert and Bertha (Wood) Gilbert, was born August 12, 1914 at Dagmar, Montana and passed
away November 13, 1988 at his home in Des Mones, Iowa. His first year of life was spent in Montana. The rest was spent
in Des Moines, Murray and Ringgold County, Iowa.
He owned and operated at steel fencing company in Des Moines and
farmed at Murray. After retirement he moved to Des Moines. He was a veteran of World War II.
He married Mildred Brenizer at
Lamoni, Iowa, on May 20, 1936. Born to this union, and who survive him, were four sons -- Dwaine (and wife Margaret) and
Larry (and wife Julie) of Des Moines, Iowa; Roger (and wife Jerrie) of Osceola, Iowa, and Steve (and wife Rose) of Weldon,
Iowa; and four daughters -- Barbara Meislahn (and husband Al), Sharon Phipps (and husband Richard) and Virginia
McCulley (and husband Benny), all of Des Moines. A daugher, Joyce, is deceased. There are two adopted daughters and
one son -- Jennet Gerret of Osceola, Iowa, Linda Gilbert of Altoon, Iowa, and David Gilbert of Des Moines.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce, and a granddaugher, Penny McCulley; two brothers, Loran and
Charles Gilbert, and two sisters, Lillie Evans and Neva Keplinger.
Left to mourn are his loving wife, Mildred; his
children and their families; two brothers, Jesse Gilbert and wife Gladys of Kellerton, Iowa; Robert Gilbert and wife
Rose of Newell, S.D.; two sisters, Lola Maggard and husband Acel of Des Moines, and Hazel Vance and husband Clarence
of Mount Ayr; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hamilton Funeral Home in
Des Mones on Nov. 16, 1988, with graveside services held in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Submission by Mike Avitt, June of 2013
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