The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 6, 2014

Jeannette Gilbert

Jeannette Iva Gilbert, 90, of Athens, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Mrs. Gilbert was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Clarion, Pa., to Wayne and Gwendolyn Showers.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship United Methodist Church with Dr. Calvin Havens III officiating and Limestone Chapel Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her sons, Charles Gilbert of Michigan, Robert Gilbert and wife, Betty, of Michigan and Richard Gaines of Louisiana; a daughter, Nancy Penley of Athens; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ocie Gilbert; sons, Randy Gilbert and Larry Showers.

Pallbearers will be Roger Langowski, Kevin Buchheister, Devin Buchheister and Jimmy Lewis.

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