Wanda Ruth Gilbert

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wanda Ruth Gilbert, 84, formerly of Nevada, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Elfindale Manor, in Springfield, Mo., following a brief illness. Wanda was born June 11, 1931, in Nebraska City, Neb., to Richard Floyd and Naomi Opal (Roberts) Cross. She was united in marriage to Lee Gilbert on Nov. 26, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2011.

Wanda was raised in Vista, Mo., and graduated from Osceola High School Class of 1949. Following high school she lived in Nevada from 1964 until the mid-1980s. At that time she lived briefly in Roach and Tunas, Mo., before moving to Springfield in 1999 where she has continued to reside.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Gilbert, Lebanon, Mo.; two grandchildren, Brian Riedy and his wife, Kristin, Springfield, and Jennifer Clark and her husband, John, Columbia, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Davis Riedy, Paige Riedy, and Hanna Riedy; and one sister, Phyllis Cross, Osage Beach, Mo. In addition to her husband, Lee, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Phyllis Ann Gilbert in 1987, and Elizabeth Gilbert in 2013; and two sisters, Floydean, and Peggy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Mercy Hospice in Springfield in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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