Jeanette I. Gilbert, 86, a former resident of Uniondale, passed away Friday, May 26, 2023, at Christian Care Retirement Community.

Jeanette was born Aug. 25, 1936, in Mount Zion, Ind., to Wilbur and O. Pauline McIntire Pond. She was a graduate of Chester Center High School.  She married Gerald “Gene” Gilbert on April 12, 1954.  He preceded her in death July 3, 2009.

Jeanette worked as a homemaker caring for her family and was a member of the Uniondale United Methodist Church.  She and her husband enjoyed spending time working on building projects for the Oklahoma United Methodist Indian Conference and volunteering with the Oakland Peniel Mission in the inner city of Oakland, Calif.

Surviving are her children, Terry (Gloria) Gilbert of Uniondale, Kent (Wendy) Gilbert of Ossian, Jill (Keith) Martin of Ossian, and Jan (Michael) Roberson of Ossian; a sister, Bonnie David of Ossian; her grandchildren, Jeremy Gilbert, Jamie (Dan) Barnes, Jessica (Mike) Privett, Nicole (Brian) Krieger, Alecia (Alex) Redenius, Mitch (Amy) Wolfe, Craig (Shelby) Wolfe, and Matt (Ashley Crill) Martin; and 15 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Yvonne Haney and W. Jean Steele.

Visitation for Jeanette will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at theElzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St. in Ossian. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the funeral home with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the Horeb Cemetery near Uniondale.

Contributions in Jeanette’s memory may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gilbert family.