MURRAY — Mrs. Lillian Gilbert, 80, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.
Mrs. Gilbert retired from the Murray City Schools Food Service after 39 years of service. She was a member of the University Church of Christ and participated in the Ladies Class at the University Church of Christ and the Young at Hearts Class at the Glendale Road Church of Christ. She also attended the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Gilbert was born in Graves County, Kentucky, on November 13, 1932, to the late James E. and Pearl Page Ruddle. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Hafford Gilbert, who died on March 29, 1972; one sister, Allie Parker; and three brothers, Newton Ruddle, Ellis Ruddle, and Rex Ruddle.
She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Pritchard and husband Billy of Murray, Kentucky; one grandson, Michael E. Pritchard and wife Christina of Murray, Kentucky; three nieces, Linda Nichols and husband Ronnie, Marie Hamilton and husband Don and Faye Pittman and husband Paul, all of Paducah, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. John Dale, Jason Hart and Mykel Tidwell will officiate with burial in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, October 18, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to: Glendale Road Church of Christ, 1101 Glendale Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071; or to the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, 2815 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, Kentucky 41017.
Online condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com