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Mrs. Clara L. Gilbert

Galesburg, Illinois

December 24, 1938 - May 14, 2024

Mrs. Clara L. Gilbert Obituary

Clara LuElla Gilbert, 85, of Abingdon, Illinois, passed away May 14, 2024 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born December 24, 1938 in Abingdon, the daughter of George and Gladys (Todd) Landon. She married William “Tom” Gilbert on March 8, 1958 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2013.

She is survived by a son, Thomas (Sherie) Gilbert of Michigan City, Indiana; two daughters, Sandra (Curt) Smail of Maryville, Missouri; Kathy (John) Rubacha of West Lafayette, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy; one grandson; five sisters, Gladys, Grace, Norma, Nellie, and Georgia, and nine brothers, Rex, Everett, Lyle, Clarence, Fred, Lee, Carl, Terry and Clyde.

Clara graduated from Abingdon High School in 1956. She was employed at Abingdon Blue Bell, Gale Products, and Former OT Johnson store and at Spencer’s in the Sandburg Mall. She was an avid reader. She was a lifelong resident of Abingdon. She was a former member of the First Congregational Church UCC in Abingdon.

Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Clara LuElla Gilbert, 85, of Abingdon, Illinois, passed away May 14, 2024 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born December 24, 1938 in Abingdon, the daughter of George and Gladys (Todd) Landon. She married William “Tom” Gilbert on March 8, 1958 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2013.

She is survived by a son, Thomas (Sherie) Gilbert of Michigan City, Indiana; two daughters, Sandra (Curt) Smail of Maryville, Missouri; Kathy (John) Rubacha of West Lafayette, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy; one grandson; five sisters, Gladys, Grace, Norma, Nellie, and Georgia, and nine brothers, Rex, Everett, Lyle, Clarence, Fred, Lee, Carl, Terry and Clyde.

Clara graduated from Abingdon High School in 1956. She was employed at Abingdon Blue Bell, Gale Products, and Former OT Johnson store and at Spencer’s in the Sandburg Mall. She was an avid reader. She was a lifelong resident of Abingdon. She was a former member of the First Congregational Church UCC in Abingdon.

Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mrs. Clara L. Gilbert hosted by Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Inc..

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