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Celebration of Life

Saturday July 9th, 2022

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Shirley L. Gilbert

Shirley L. Gilbert age 76 of Xenia, Ohio passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on May 13,2022.  She was born on January 14, 1946 in Dayton, OH to the late Horace and Mildred (Coleman) Davis.  Along with her parents, she was proceeded in death by her brother Lex Davis, sisters Barbara Davis, Leona Pease, and Nancy Prather, four brothers in law Jack Saylor, Jerry Pease, Joe Prather, and John Branom, niece Lisa Velasco, and nephew Johnny Liffick. 

Shirley is survived by her three sons Shaun (Gina), Robert, and Tony (Kristie), and a bonus daughter Shannon (Gary) Vann, sisters Becki Saylor and Beverly Branom, brother Horace (Linda) Davis, grandchildren Nick (Shayla) Gilbert, Kristyn (Michael) Land, great grandchildren Jackson and Miles Gilbert, Kendyll, Aubrey, and Lincoln Land, several nieces and nephews and she was a special Nana to Genna and Mia Hart.  

Shirley worked for the Department of Human Services until her retirement and she enjoyed traveling and going to the beach. Shirley loved her family and friends and was also loved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed.  Shirley has joined her best friend Ruthann and they are on a beach somewhere living it up! 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 2:00p.m. at  7749 Longbourne Street Dayton, Ohio 45417.

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Aunt Shirley was such a fun loving person. She had a heart of gold and was a wonderful friend to so many people!! Shirley's loving heart will always be with us! Thinking of all of the family today. May your memories comfort you today & always. Enjoy Celebrating her life today!❤❤❤

Angie Withrow Jul 9 2022 11:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Gilbert

Shannon Vann Jul 7 2022 9:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Gilbert

Kristie Sorice Jul 7 2022 9:19 AM

The first time I went 150 mph was with Aunt Shirley in her Firebird. I remember the telephone poles passing like a picket fence, and her with a big smile on her face.

I loved her very much and I will miss her.

Terry Pease Jun 29 2022 7:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Gilbert

Lorie Jun 29 2022 6:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Gilbert

Shaun Jun 29 2022 4:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Gilbert

Gina Phelps Jun 29 2022 3:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Gilbert

Faye (Vicky Gilbert)Saul Jun 29 2022 12:38 PM