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Ethel Lois Gilbert Henry
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1927
Lyndhurst
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 2012
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Ethel Lois Gilbert Henry, 84, passed peacefully June 22, 2012 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville to join her husband, Dick, on his birthday. Ethel was born December 27, 1927, in Lyndhurst, NJ to the late Francis Prince and Ethel May Poland Gilbert. Ethel graduated from Cranston High School in Rhode Island. She later met Richard (Dick) Clark Henry at Pawtuxet Baptist Church and they married in 1952. While Dick was pursuing his master's degree in law, he received the call to the ministry; they moved to Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. After graduating, they served as a team pastoring six churches in East Marion, Long Island, NY; Honesdale, PA; Taylor, PA; Scituate, MA; Waterford, NY; and Chester, VT while raising a family of five children. They retired to Mars Hill, NC in 1991, enjoying family, community and travel together until Dick passed in 1998.
Ethel's artistic and creative hands were rarely idle, whether they were producing unique casseroles to feed a big family, crocheting, sewing clothing, making crafts & quilts, fashioning handmade dolls and toys for her grandchildren, or sketching accurate likenesses of the various churches in which they served. Although Ethel worked at various jobs, most of her life was devoted to supporting her husband's ministry and raising her family. In her retirement years, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow, family and church celebrations, and the companionship of her dog, Coco. She was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church, but currently attended Calvary Baptist Church, Mars Hill with her daughter's family.
Ethel was the sister of Charles Gilbert of Warwick, RI and the late Betty Polhemus, Howard Gilbert, Lottie Schiffman, Frank Gilbert, and her twin, Francis P. Gilbert. She is also survived by Coco, her faithful canine companion of 14 years.

Obituary given to me by her daughter, my cousin. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Prince Gilbert (1891 - 1949)
  Ethel May Poland Gilbert (1891 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Richard Clark Henry (1929 - 1998)*
 
 Children:
  Beverly Henry Gammon (1967 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth May Gilbert Polhemus (1918 - 2008)*
  Howard North Gilbert (1921 - 2011)*
  Lottie Wheelock Gilbert Schiffman (1922 - 2004)*
  Ethel Lois Gilbert Henry (1927 - 2012)
  Francis Parker Gilbert (1927 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mars Hill Cemetery
Mars Hill
Madison County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Kenneth Gilbert
Record added: Jun 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92511971
Ethel Lois <i>Gilbert</i> Henry
Added by: Kenneth Gilbert
 
Ethel Lois <i>Gilbert</i> Henry
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Ethel Lois <i>Gilbert</i> Henry
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 Added: May. 7, 2013
 
 
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