Shirley Ann Shelby Gilbert

  • Birth 8 Oct 1956
  • Death 27 Jun 2012
  • Burial Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 92752154

Shirley Ann Gilbert, 55, Kokomo, left her earthly home at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, Kokomo. She went to her heavenly home in the arms of Jesus to be with him and her dad and all her loved ones who went before her, with no more pain. She was born Oct. 8, 1956, to Clifford and Carol Shelby in Peru. She was a lifetime resident of Kokomo.

She graduated from Taylor High School in 1975. On July 31, 1983, she married John E. Gilbert, who preceded her in death June 16, 1997. On July 18, 1998, she married Jerry Gilbert, and he survives.

She worked at Hills, Big R and Ayr-Way. Most recently, she worked ten years at Wal-Mart, and was assistant manager at Goodwill for eight years.

Shirley loved to help people, to take long rides in the country and to see different cities. She loved her family dearly. She loved to eat at Friendly's in Ohio and Texas Roadhouse in Kokomo. She was an avid Civil War buff, Coca-Cola collector and loved to read books and her Bible. She loved her two cats, Whinnie and Tigger. She sponsored a foreign child in the middle 1970s.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Jerry Gilbert; her mother, Cynthia Carol Shelby; two brothers, Clifford L. Jr. (Colleen) Shelby and Edward A. (Lorinda) Shelby; an uncle, Sherman C. Shelby Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Shelby Sr.; her grandparents, Charles Franklin and Lola Blye; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Pastor Ron Forsythe officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery

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  • Created by: Danny Riley
  • Added: 28 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92752154
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley Ann Shelby Gilbert (8 Oct 1956–27 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92752154, citing Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Danny Riley (contributor 47403158) .