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Velma Steele Gilbert
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1916
Aurora County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 2011
White Lake
Aurora County
South Dakota, USA

uneral services for Velma Gilbert, age 94, of Chamberlain, will be Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Church of Christ in Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 15 at Hickey Funeral Chapel from 5-8 p.m.

Velma Gilbert was born Nov. 23, 1916 near Plankinton in Aurora County to Grady and Eunice (Miller) Steele. She attended and graduated from Pleasant Lake School.

After graduation, she attended Southern State Normal School where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught in Platte, Pierre and Rapid City. Velma cherished those years of teaching especially the years she taught first grade.
On March 14, 1953, she was united in marriage to Arthur Gilbert. In 1963, they moved with their family to Chamberlain, where they started the Gilbert Furniture Store. In 1977, they bought the KOA campground from her sister Virginia.

Velma Gilbert passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake.

Gratefully sharing her life are her son, Maurice, and wife, Dianne, of Spring, Texas; her daughter, Marliss Walsh and husband, Jim, of Water Mill, N.Y., her sister, Virginia Hobson, of Chamberlain; a sister-in-law, Donna Steele, of Plankinton; two grandchildren, Jessica Olcott and James Walsh Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Holly Olcott; and many nephews and nieces.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Arthur; two sisters, Mildred Hurni and Myrna Steele; a brother, Marvin Steele and a great-granddaughter, Brianna Olcott. 
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  Arthur Gilbert (1923 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
Brule County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Andrea
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71682793
Velma <i>Steele</i> Gilbert
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Velma <i>Steele</i> Gilbert
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