Nov. 18, 1935 - April 22, 2013
OSCEOLA — Sandra S. Gilbert, 77, of Osceola, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Sandra was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Johnson City, N.Y., to the late Louis W. and Carrie E. (Dixon) Crandall.
On June 29, 1957, she married Ted B. Gilbert in Ames, N.Y. They celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Surviving are her husband, Ted of Osceola; and their children, Celeste Dawn (Jim) Gantzler of Morrison, Colo., Benjamin James Gilbert of Elkhart and Heather Joy (Matthew) Chambers and Heidi Grace (Michael) Douglass of Greenwood. Also surviving are her sister, Sharon R. (Frank) Strock of Binghamton, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Maya Gilbert, Daniel Douglass, Elijah Douglass, Elizabeth Douglass, Andrew Chambers, Alexandra Chambers, Jesse Gantzler and Jacob Gantzler; along with one great-grandson, Jordan Gantzler.
Preceding her in death were her son, Ted B. Gilbert Jr. in 1973; and her siblings, Donna Crandall, Eunice Guldbeck, Jacqueline Wasson and David Crandall.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Cedar Road Missionary Church in Osceola. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Sandra was employed as a nurse for many years in the private sector, a tuberculosis sanitarium and a doctor’s office before her retirement in 1977. She was a longtime member of the Cedar Road Missionary Church in Osceola, and was active with Child Evangelism Fellowship and taught 5 Day Clubs for many years. She also was a member of and active with the mothers of twins club in Colorado, and loved flowers, crossword puzzles, reading and cats. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In her memory, donations may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ at www.cru.org or World Vision Ministries at www.worldvision.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.