Alma Lea Gilbert, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:02 AM Monday October 19, 2020 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Alma was born July 28, 1926 in Darke County Ohio and the daughter of the late Sherman and Esther (Hollinger) Rhodes.
She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper and well-known Artist winning many awards in the Darke County area. She had also been an active member of the Bible Fellowship Church of Greenville and a member of the Darke County Christian Women’s Club. Also in her earlier years, she had been a Girl Scout Leader and a Sunday School Teacher.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband D. Duane Gilbert February 4, 2018. They were married February 7, 1970. Also sister Margaret Youst and Brothers Harold Rhodes, Lloyd Rhodes, Donald Rhodes, Jerry Rhodes and Richard Rhodes.
Alma is survived by her children Angela (Ron) Dapore of Vandalia, Kathy (Al) Wilkins of Marathon, Florida, Anne (Doug) Fike of Cincinnati and Max (Candy) Sharp of Vandalia; Step-Children Tim Gilbert, Vickie Hamilton and Bonny Chapin: 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday October 23, 2020 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the West Branch Cemetery on New Madison Coletown Road Darke County, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Bible Fellowship Church 7757 Greenville-Celina Road Greenville, Ohio, 45331.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.