Alice A. Gilbert

Alice A. Gilbert

 Alice A. Gilbert of Plainwell, passed away December 6, 2013 surrounded by her family at Wings Home in Allegan.

Alice was born April 29, 1922 in Clark County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Artus and Mary (Cooper) Channells. On December 28, 1940 she married Edward Gilbert in Wauson, Ohio.

Alice was employed at McPherson Dry Cleaners in Plainwell for several years and for over 20 years at Kal-Equip before her retirement.  She had spent many summers at Sandy Pines and following retirement she and Ed spent several years in Florida. In her leisure time she enjoyed crocheting, bowling and square dancing.

Surviving are her children, Ginny (Ed) Witherell of Plainwell, Sandra (Tony) LoPresto of Martin and Charles (Lou) Gilbert of Otsego; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; and siblings, Virginia Lanz, Cecil Channells, and Barbara Black.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego. Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Wings Home or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Sherlene (Schmitt) Belden says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as being such a kind and caring person. She always treated me so well whenever I came to your house. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

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