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Helen J. Gilbert


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Helen J. Gilbert Obituary
Helen J. Gilbert, age 88, of Floral City, FL, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Helen was born on June 16, 1929, in Perinton, N.Y. to the late Earl and Oneata (Kossow) Crippen. On August 11, 1947, she married James Arthur Gilbert, with whom she shared 70 years of loving marriage. Helen and James made Florida their home in 1979 after relocating from Prattsburg, N.Y. and are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hernando, FL. She worked as a School Bus Driver in New York for 13 years and for 10 years in Citrus County, FL. Helen enjoyed square dancing with her husband and together they gave many demonstrations of their talent all over the state of Florida. She liked bowling, gardening and had a tremendous love for animals, especially dogs. After retirement, Helen and James traveled throughout the United States for 9 years in their R.V.
In addition to her husband James, those left to mourn Helen's passing include her daughter, Linda Van Kouwenberg of Rochester, N.Y.; brother, Albert Crippen of Binghamton, N.Y.; sister, Carol Power of Victor, N.Y.; grandchildren: Stacy and Katie; and great grandchildren: Aalaysia, Jaydin and Theodore. Helen was preceded in death by her son, James Alexander Gilbert in 2013.
A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018, at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor William Bremner of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hernando officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Helen's family requests memorial donations be made to The Hernando Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund, 1880 N. Trucks Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 17, 2018
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