She was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Brazil, the daughter of Glen and Myrtle (Jameson) Dean. Following graduation from Brazil High School, she went to business school and was secretary for Pfizer's.
She married Arnel Gilbert, who preceded her in death.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, brothers Howard Dean and Harold Dean.
She is survived by her sons Stephen Gilbert (Kathy), Brazil, Richard Gilbert (Jackie), Shelburn, and Randall Gilbert (Cheryl), Lawrenceburg, Ky., grandchildren Laura Beller (Randy), Jennifer Baker, Angie Weaver (Doug), Chad Gilbert (Kim), Taylor Gilbert, Tyler Gilbert, Brandy Hine (Scott), Shannon Hill (John), Amy Cook (Luke) and Dustin Gilbert (Hannah), great-grandchildren Jesse Beller, Blake Baker, Jenna Baker, Ciera Henderson, Hayden Weaver, Jordan Gilbert, Mika Brown, Devin Hine, Brooklyn Hine, Sydney Hine, Payton Hill, Cole Hill, Adalyn Hill, Garrett Cook, Isabel Cook, Madison Gilbert and Carter Barbarick and great-great-grandchild Regan Henderson.
A private service will take place at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Ind., 46278. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her remembrance.