Barbara Jean Gilbert

Barbara Jean Gilbert, 75, passed away on April 8, 2015 at home, in Wildwood. Barbara was born on July 1, 1939, to Walter and Evelyn Purdy nee Miller in Chicago, IL. Barbara loved to crochet blankets for The Project Linus, a non- profit organization that would meet once a month, providing homemade blankets to children in need. Barbara is survived by her children David(Ronika) of Schaumburg, IL, Daniel(Alisa) of Lake Bluff, Il, her grandchildren Neela, Christine, Eric, by her brother Robert(Adrienne) of Wheaton, IL. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Gilbert, and her aforementioned parents. For those who wish memorial contributions can be made to The Project Linus Foundation P.O. Box 5621 Bloomington, IL, 61704 they can also be reached at (309)585-0686. All arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E, Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030.

 

7 Responses to Barbara Jean Gilbert

  • Frank Hill says:

    My condolences to you and your family. I know the loss is absolute and bottomless. Time helps ease the pain. So does finding comfort in the family. And remembering the great times you all shared together does help. She was fortunate to have a son like you who is doing a fantastic job of raising his own daughter. Peace to you.

  • David Gilbert says:

    Love you Mom. I will miss you.

  • Tom Staray says:

    I first met this lovely lady just four years ago. We enjoyed being together and came to love each other. I am missing her very much.

  • Rene McCollum says:

    We live across the street and never really got to know your mom, but would run into each other out getting mail, etc. She always had a smile and her Christmas card was always the first one we got. We will miss seeing her. Our condolences to your family.

    The McCollum family.

  • Johanna Staray says:

    My deepest sympathies to Jean’s family. Not living nearby, I didn’t get to know her well, but did enjoy her company several times, whenever in town to visit my brother Tom. She was an interesting, intelligent and charming lady. I was pleased that she & Tom had found each other and developed a wonderful companionship over the past few years. Her passing is a loss to our family as well….
    she will be missed.

  • Donald Schultz says:

    I’ve known Jean for 7 or 8 years, We regularily got together. We loved each other. She was
    the most compassionate and caring person I’ve ever known. She taught me about caring. We
    might have made a permanent bond. I,m still shocked, saddened and lost in grief. Where
    could I ever find another person like her? I hope there is a here-after.
    Are there others out there who feel as I do? If so, I would like to meet you.

  • Elisa Berastain says:

    I’ve known Jean for more than 20 years. We regularly talk and email. Smart, compassionate and she treated my like a daughter. We share our Christian and great conversation. You are miss dear Jean. Will always love you. Prayer to the family. God bless

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