Ella Colleen Gilbert
Ella Colleen Gilbert, 53, of Poland Indiana passed away at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at her home. She was born February 16, 1955 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Reuben P. Gilbert and Wilma E. (Miller) Gilbert Wilkin.
She is survived by her mother, Wilma Wilkin, her brother, Richard (Dick) and wife Debbie Gilbert; nephew, John Gilbert and Michelle; nephew, Justin Gilbert and Christine and niece, Kristina Christensen and Richard. Colleen is also survived by five great nieces and nephews, Mikayla, Olivia, Jacob, Sophia and Brandon all of Tucson, Arizona. Colleen was predeceased by her father Reuben Gilbert and her brother Robert (Bob) Gilbert.
Colleen grew up in Martinsville, IL and graduated from Martinsville Community High School in 1973. Colleen was employed for many years at Indiana State University in the admissions office. Colleen graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in May 2008.
Colleen was always involved in softball as a player and umpire. Colleen always loved horses. Colleen was proud that her Dad and two brothers served their country in the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force that she volunteered to play “Taps” at any Veterans funeral as her way of giving back. Colleen loved living on her acreage in southern Indiana.