Annette McMurtry Gilbert (1923 - 2014)

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Annette McMurtry Gilbert

Greer, SC

Annette McMurtry Gilbert, age 90, died peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Greer, SC.

Originally from Elizabethtown, KY, Annette was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Leon P. Gilbert; her parents James Staley McMurtry and Dolly Howell McMurtry; her six sisters Betty Durrett, Georgia Vertrees, Eva Goldsmith, Ruby Ashcraft, Lillian Parrish and Mildred "Milly" Cooper; and two brothers Edgar "Mac" McMurtry and Robert McMurtry.

Annette obtained an associate's degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and maintained a life-long love of creative writing and local theater. Her husband's career with the Celanese Corporation led them to Maryland, Canada, and South Carolina before retiring to Hilton Head Island. She was active in the Island Playhouse and volunteered at the First Presbyterian Church's "Bargain Box" for many years. Annette later moved from Hilton Head to be near her family.

She is survived by her 5 children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Her adult children are: Christie Gilbert Stanton, Dale Gilbert, Glenn Gilbert, Todd Gilbert and Kerrie Gilbert.

A private service will be held at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church on March 29, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial gift to the Thanks Mom and Dad Fund ( or the ministry or charitable organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home
The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-3351
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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 27, 2014