Mary Lou Gilbert


Date: Thu, August 10, 2017
Start time: 2:00 pm
Woodlands Creek Senior Living
12605 Woodlands Parkway Clive, Iowa 50325


Mary Lou Gilbert

Mary Lou (Meadows) Gilbert, 89, of Des Moines, IA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 7, 2017. She died of natural causes, while enduring a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Mary Lou Gilbert was born in LaPorte, Indiana on April 15, 1928. She graduated from LaPorte High School and continued to receive her BS degree in Education from Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. She taught a combination class of 2nd and 3rd grade.

She had a passion for music and became an accomplished flute player, pianist, and singer sharing her beautiful soprano voice with many.

Mary Lou shared her life and dreams of 60 years with her husband, Richard Allen Gilbert, who preceded her in death in October of 2010.

Mary Lou is survived by her sister, Helen White of California, children Mark A. (Wanda) Gilbert of LaPorte, IN, Ruth A. (Norman) Pope of Johnston, IA, Becky (Tim) Stepanek of IL, Timothy R. (Kim) Gilbert of Lafayette, LA. Florence LaMar of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Kevin (Jennie) Gilbert, Chelsea (Daniel) Joetzski, Joshua LaMar, Jonathon (Lisa) Pope, Chris (Amy) Pope, Andy (Teresa) Pope, Patricia Gilbert, Scott Gilbert, Aaron Gilbert and Shannon Stepanek; great grandchildren Fred, Charlie, Emalee, Joseph, Colton, Savanah, Josiah, Natalie, Kyzer, Alena, Sammy and friends.

She was preceded in death by Elaine Gilbert Strause (daughter), John Gilbert (son), and Richard A. Gilbert (husband).

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 P.M. at the Veteran’s Cemetery, 34024 Veterans Memorial Dr., Adel, IA (Van Meter Exit 113) Wednesday, August 9. A memorial service will be held at Woodlands Creek Senior Living, 12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325, Thursday, August 10th at 2 P.M. Mary Lou loved, music, flowers and family. Those planning on an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or flowers may be sent to Woodlands.

The family of Mary Lou Gilbert wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

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