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Myrtle L Hockett Gilbert
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1912
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 2005
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA

In Memory of Myrtle L. Gilbert
The daughter of Jonathan L. and Bertha Wehausen Hockett, she was born October 17, 1912, in Grinnell where she was raised and graduated from Grinnell High School in 1931. After high school she was employed for several years at the DeLong Glove Factory. Whe was married to Lloyd D. Gilbert on November 29, 1933, in Grinnell. The couple continued to make their home in Grinnell and she was employed at Grinnell General Hospital and later at the office of Dr. John DeMeulenaere. She retired in 1981.

She was a life-long member of the Grinnell First Presbyterian Church where she was baptized and confirmed, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Camp Fire Council, Davis Elementary PTA and M.A.C. Chorus of the Grinnell Senior Center.

Myrtle was very family oriented. She held a great love for her family and was very fond of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was full of life. She enjoyed arts and crafts, knitting, crocheting and making afghans and hand-crafted Christmas ornaments for members of her family. She enjoyed family vacations, these parks, playing games, flower gardening and canning her own vegetable produce,. One of her strongest attributes was being a good listener and making herself available when her time was needed.

Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Lois and Mike Reid of Phoenix, Arizona, Pat and Gary Jolley of Mansfield, Texas and Mary and Ron Adams of Grinnell, nine grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Myrtle died December 27, 2005 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. She was preceeded in death by her parenst, her husband, Lloyd, one daughter, Virginia Gilbert, two brothers, Howard and Norman Hockett, and two sisters, Lenora Ohland and Bernice Sickenger.

Funeral Service - 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2005, Smith Funeral Home, Grinnell, Iowa
Officiant - Rev. Kirsten Klepfer, First Presbyterian Church, Grinnell, Iowa
Music - Kathleen McCune, organist; Greg Lincoln, soloist
"Let There Be Peace on Earth" and "He Touched Me"
Pallbearers -
Teresa Adams, Tim Elliott, Jeff Hinman, Damian Imhoff, Janene Imhoff, Megan Jolley, Michael Reid, Diana Singleton.
Honorary Bearers -
April Allen, Robin Elliott, Angie Hinman, Darla Reid
Interment - Ivy Hill Cemetery, Malcom, Iowa

The family will receive friends for lunch and fellowship at the Grinnell First Presbyterian Church following the committal service at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grinnell First Presbyterian Church or Grinnell Regional Hospice. 
Family links: 
  Jonathan L Hockett (1872 - 1936)
  Sophia Bertha Wehausen Hockett (1883 - 1954)
  LLoyd D Gilbert (1908 - 1981)
  Virginia Lee Gilbert (1941 - 1941)*
  Mary Jo Gilbert Adams (1946 - 2011)*
  Lenora Marie Hockett Ohland (1905 - 1996)*
  Howard J Hockett (1910 - 2001)*
  Myrtle L Hockett Gilbert (1912 - 2005)
  Bernice Manietta Hockett Sickinger (1916 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: pjolley
Originally Created by: The Locator
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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