January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:00 am Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Saturday, January 17, 2009 10-11 am
Vera Anne Gilbert, 78, of Clarmont, FL was transferred from her earthly to eternal life Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Florida Hospital South, Orlando, FL.
She was born on November 3, 1930 in North Lewisburg, OH the daughter of Milo Elliott and Catheryn (Timson) Gilbert.
Vera served her country as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and later as a Full Bird Colonel in the United States Army. She also served the homeless and the hungry at the Salvation Army soup kitchen in New Orleans. She was also a member of the Portia Chapter Eastern Star. She was a 1948 graduate of North Lewisburg High School and a 1951 graduate of White Cross Nursing School, Columbus, OH where she was chosen Nurse of the Year. Vera was a graduate of Case Western Reserve and also a professor of nursing at LSU in New Orleans.
She is survived by her sisters, Della Mae (Jim) Ryan of Groveland, FL and Martha Belle Moore of Marysville, OH; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Lloyd Dow.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 10 – 11 a.m. at FRESHWATER, MCDONALD, & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at the family farm, Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 124 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg, OH 43060 or to the Salvation Army.