Janice M. Gilbert, 80, of Polo, passed away Tuesday Nov. 29, 2016, at her home with family by her side. She was born June 24, 1936, in Gilmore City, IA, the daughter of Charles Murphy and Helen (Wesbey) Wallace. On Sept. 20, 1958, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Gilbert (he preceded her in 1991). Janice worked for both Polo Nursing Home and Mt. Carroll Nursing Home as a cook. She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo, Altar & Rose Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Polo Women’s Evening Club and also active with the Polo Area Senior Center.
Survivors include sons Gregory (Millie) Gilbert of New Jersey and Mark (Celeste) Gilbert of Rockford; daughter-in-law Tina Gilbert of Polo; sisters Delores Adams and Doris Dausman; grandchildren Brittany and Matthew Shank, Kristen Gilbert, Joshua Gilbert; great grandchildren Sam and Katie.
She was preceded in death by her son Kirk Gilbert; sister Mary Bowyer; brother Robert Murphy and half brothers Frank, Mike and Ted Wallace.
A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo with Rev. Joseph P. Naill officiating. A private burial will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden, Dixon
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