Ardis Gilbert

Ardis Gilbert, 95, of Berne passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born on July 6, 1921 in Wells County to Walter and Lela (Johnson) Brintzenhofe. She was married on February 17, 1945 to Ermal L. Gilbert.

She was a member of the former Decatur Wesleyan Church. She was a member and past president of Happy Homemakers and a member of the Decatur Wesleyan Church Missionary Society.

She is survived by her son, John (Gwen) Gilbert of Decatur; two daughters, Janis (Jim) Biberstein of Geneva; and Jean “Hoody” Gilbert of Austin, Texas; daughter-in-law, Sue Gilbert of Decatur; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on November 26, 1994; son, James A. “Jim” Gilbert on August 7, 2013; two sisters, Helen Gilbert; and Pauline Haggard; and great-granddaughter, Katelyn Gilbert in 2007.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and one hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, April 13 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Chris Thurow. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the ACCF - Katelyn Gilbert Scholarship.

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