William Adolph "Toots" Gilbert
William A. "Toots" Gilbert, 94, Mt. Vernon, died 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Nov. 20, 1910, in Mt. Vernon, a son of William Lawrence
and Lena (Mabus) Gilbert. He married Alice Lucille Cluck on Nov. 1, 1930,
in Mt. Vernon; she preceeded him in death on Aug. 1, 1998.
Mr. Gilbert was employed as a plumber for 42 years at E.F. Wielt & Co.
of Mt. Vernon.
The funeral will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary United Pentecostal
Church in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Steven Edwards will officiate. Burial
will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by three daughters, Alice Nadine Jenkins of
Mt. Vernon, Madlyn Dueene Shields and husband Ivan of Rockford and
Patricia Catheline Gibbs and husband Gary of Opdyke; a son, William Paul
Gilbert and wife Joyce of Effingham; 16 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a foster son, Frank Duncan
of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Gilbert was preceeded in death by his
parents; a son, Robert E. "Rocky" Gilbert; two grandchildren; one
great-grand-daughter; and four brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Ira and Earl
Mr. Gilbert was a member of Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Mt.
Vernon and the Plumber & Pipefitters Union Local 551 of West Frankfort.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Calvary United Pentecostal Church
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill., 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home,
where you may call (618) 242-3348 for further information.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ron Gilbert