|Birth: ||May 25, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2012|
Passed away at Tri County Care Center in Vandalia. Bill was the son of John H. Gilbert and Jesse McCleod Gilbert. He was raised from 16 months of age by his father and stepmother, Lela Mae Coleman Gilbert. On March 10, 1947 he married Mary Sue Bent. She preceded him in death on March 16, 1987. He later married Florence Pollard Yaeger on Nov 17, 1990. She preceded him in death January 14, 2010. He grew up in Oakwood until the age of 13 where he attended Washington School until the eighth grade. He then moved with his parents to a farm in Frankford on May 6, 1936. In December of 1942 he entered the Army and spent three years in the Solomon Islands and Philippine Islands, returning home in December 1945. His family moved to a farm south of Curryville where he farmed for 17 years. In Jan 1962 he went to work for the United States Postal Service where he was a rural carrier at Curryville, Frankford and Bowling Green, retiring on August 3, 1989. Bill enjoyed gardening and being with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one Granddaughter Makenzi Jo and brother Melvin Gilbert .
John Henry Gilbert (1894 - 1989)
Mary Sue Bent Gilbert (1927 - 1987)*
Florence Louise Pollard Gilbert (1927 - 2010)*
Created by: B.L.A.
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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