CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Barbara Ann Gilbert, 66, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, of cancer, at Sterling House Assisted Living Center of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
She was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Manchester, Iowa, to Harry Albert and Grace Marie (Heerts) Stowell. She married Ronald Edward Gilbert on Sept. 15, 1951, in Waterloo, Iowa. They lived in Waterloo where she worked as a dental lab technician for 20 years and operated a seamstress business from her home. They retired in 1991 to Brainerd. He died on March 3, 1993. She continued to live in Brainerd until April when she moved back to the Waterloo area. She was active in church and as a hospital volunteer.
Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Harris, Evansdale, Iowa, Carol Thurm, Denver, Iowa, and Susan Bergeson, Marshalltown, Iowa; a son, Ronald Gilbert, Brainerd; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Francille Tuel, Galt, Calif., and Jean Hultman, Loyalton, Calif.
Her husband, her parents, and a sister, Shirley Berlau, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nazareth Lutheran Church Chapel of Cedar Falls with Pastor Tim Schoepf officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery of Brainerd. Memorials are preferred to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Denver, Iowa.
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