Evelyn M. Gilbert, 91, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Health Center at Brentwood in Lecanto. She was born on April 27, 1928 in Elmira, New York, daughter of the late Floyd and Eleanor Vansteenburg.
Mrs. Gilbert moved to Lecanto, FL from Olean, NY in 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Merle Thomas and Henry Gilbert, grandson, Anthony Melino, brother, Clarence Vansteenburg and brothers-in-law, Raymond Dassero and James Schiffhauer. Survivors include her four children, Linda K. Petrucelli (Richard) of Irondequoit, NY; Randy S. Thomas (Susan) of Rochester, NY; David E. Thomas (Penny) of AZ; and Sandra D. Pettengill (David) of Lecanto, FL; step-son, Larry Gilbert of Hilton, NY; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also left behind are four sisters, Helen Dassero; Betty Steeb (Richard); Edna Refert; and Phyllis Schiffhauer, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Gilbert will be laid to rest at Lester Cemetery, Lester, NY. Memorial Services in New York will be planned at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, 2700 Chestnut Street, Chester, PA 19013.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL.