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Ilene A. (Gilbert) Slade

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Ilene A. (Gilbert) Slade Obituary
Ilene A. Slade, 85, of Hillsdale and formerly of Waldron, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born March 3, 1928 in Jackson, the daughter of Ernest G. and Zella (Gleason) Gilbert. Ilene married Ralph Slade Sr. on September 2, 1957.

Ilene was a graduate of Waldron High School, Class of 1946. She later went on to attend the Cleary Business School in Ypsilanti. Ilene enjoyed drawing, knitting and playing the piano. She was a long time member of the Waldron Wesleyan Church.

Surviving besides her former husband, Ralph are two daughters, Judy Double of Portage and Jill Slade of Hillsdale: a son, John Slade of Jonesville; and four grandchildren, Christopher Double, Nicholas Cozart, Jennifer Sheffer and Andrea Frankini.

Ilene was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roger and Everett Gilbert and two sisters, Bernice Emens and Isabel Fellows.

Funeral services for Ilene Slade will be Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Steve Wismar officiating. Interment will follow at Waldron Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Nov. 9, 2013
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