Mary M. Gilbert

Mary M. Gilbert passed away peacefully in her home, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She had a long battle with congestive heart failure, and succumbed to her illnesses in her sleep. She was born August 21, 1938, to Gertrude and Charles Gilbert. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend to many. She gave of herself from an early age, working as a house-mother in an all boys orphanage, and continued to give to many charitable causes even into her later years. She supported several children overseas through Christian ministries, and would give anyone the shirt off of her back. She led a hardworking life, working various physically demanding jobs until a late retirement. She enjoyed traveling, taking several cruises, and was always up for an adventure. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the blessed opportunity to know her. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Hoffard, sister, Judy Johnson, and brothers Dick and Jimmy Gilbert.

There will be a memorial service held in her honor on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00, at the Leming House in Milford, OH. It will begin with an opening prayer and sharing of memories by her loved ones followed by a lunch and photographic tribute of her life. Please RSVP to Denise Hoffard by Saturday, February 10, 2018. If you would like to contribute any pictures to her memorial service, please e-mail them to