Viola (Monroe) GilbertSeptember 11, 1951 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 65)
Viola (Monroe) Gilbert, 65, of Wabash, Indiana passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at her home. She was born on September 11, 1951 in Disney, Kentucky to the late Roy and Ludie (Madden) Monroe.
Viola was a 1971 graduate of Wabash High School. She married Kirkwood Alton Gilbert on March 9, 1995, he survives. She was a homemaker to her family. She was a member of Christian Heritage Church in Wabash, Indiana. Viola loved music and her family, especially her grandchildren.
Along with her husband, Kirkwood; she is survived by daughters, Christina Taylor of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. Latisha (Matt) Miller of Urbana, Indiana, and Alicia Hensley of Stigler, Oklahoma; step daughter, Mrs. Jennifer (John) Long of Edinburgh, Indiana; step sons, Joshua Gilbert (Diane) of Michigan and Matthew Gilbert (Sara) of North Manchester, Indiana; sisters, Josephine (Hans) Harms of Wabash, Indiana, Ruth (Bruce) Whiteneck of Warsaw, Indiana, Bernice Bellew of Florida, Louise Lawshe of Florida, Barb (Tim) Prater of Wabash, Indiana, Clarissa (Charlie) Poe of Washington; brothers, Thomas Monroe of Wabash, Indiana, Hershel (Ilene) Monroe of Andrews, Indiana, Don (Betty) Monroe of Wabash, Indiana, Roy Monroe Jr. of North Manchester, Indiana, Orville (Liz) Monroe of Wabash, Indiana, Jerry (Sue) Monroe of Leesburg, Indiana, and Larry (Connie) Monroe of Wabash, Indiana; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Alene Monroe.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Christian Heritage Church, 2776 S. River Road, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Red Cross, 88 W. Hill Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com