Emily R. Gilbert of Bedford passed away Saturday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home at the age of 77.
Born in 1931 in Torrance, California to Ward and Elsa Milton, Emily worked at Bedford Regional Medical Center, M. Fine and Sons and the Plastic Factory in Medora, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Spring Mill Squares, Stone City Squares, Spring Mill Stitchers and Quarry Quilters.
She is survived by her husband James, sons James, Michael and Steve, daughter Jane, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Jeff, and brother William.
Services will be held Wednesday morning at First Baptist Church in Mitchell with burial to follow at Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetery in Fort Ritner.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00pm tomorrow at Chastain Funeral Home and again from 10:00am until time of service Wednesday at the church.