Mrs. Inez Gilbert
Mrs. Inez Gilbert, 81, of Waltonville died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday in
Good Samaritan Hospital. For 38 years, she served as treasurer of the
Waltonville school district. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday at the Waltonville Methodist church, of which she had been a member
since 1923, with the Reverend Bobby Logan officiating. Burial will be in
Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home
in Waltonville where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Friday. At noon,
Saturday, the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the
Mrs. Gilbert was born Dec. 2, 1885, in Jefferson county, the daughter of
Eli and Jeanette (Dixon) Fairchild. On Oct. 9, 1904, she was married to
Alva Gilbert, who preceded her in death in 1957. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Maxey Holloway of Waltonville, and Mrs. Julius Baker of
Rantoul; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Quinn of Tamaroa.
Mrs. Gilbert was president of the Waltonville Woman's Society of Christian
Service for ten years. She was a past president of the Rebekah Lodge,
a charter member of the Jefferson County Home Bureau, a member of the Royal
Neighbors of America Lodge, the Encampment Auxiliary of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and
the Canton Auxiliary, I.O.O.F.
Source: The Register-News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford