Dorothy Mae (Fellers) Gilbert was born October 8, 1924 in Table Rock, Nebraska to Victor and Grace (Johnson) Fellers. She passed away on September 23, 2020 at Pawnee City, Nebraska.
Dot attended school in Table Rock and graduated in 1942. She was married to Elmer (Pete) Gilbert on June 12, 1942 at Covington, Kentucky. They lived in Ohio for the first few months of marriage, but in November of 1942 Pete joined the Army during WW II. After three years in the service, they started farming north of Table Rock, Nebraska. They continued farming for 22 years, moving on to Seneca, Summerfield and Oketo, Kansas. After a devastating hail storm in 1967, they decided to quit farming. Pete and Dot moved to Beatrice, Nebraska and lived there for 5 years. Dot was employed at J. C. Penney’s for awhile and then at Woolworth’s.
After that they moved to Lyons, Colorado and bought a home in the mountains, which Dot dearly loved. She was employed at Woolco and then Arapahoe National Bank in Boulder, CO. Later she worked at Storage Technology near Louisville, CO. She retired from there in 1985. Pete and Dot moved to Pawnee City, Nebraska in July of 1994.
Dot was baptized while an infant and became a member of the United Methodist Church in Table Rock in her early teens. She was an active member of the Women’s Society in Table Rock and at Oketo, KS. Dot belonged to numerous extension clubs over the years and held many offices. She and Pete Joined the Methodist Church in Pawnee City in 1997.
She liked reading, taking trips and taking pictures. Dot had filled many photo albums with pictures of family and of the trips they had taken. She had many scrap books filled with news items, and she loved collecting recipes. Dot worked on genealogy for many years and had the Fellers family back nine generations and the Gilbert family back ten generations.
Dot and Pete loved to dance, but they had to give it up after she had back surgery and breast cancer in 1993. She loved the “Big Band” music of the 1940’s and had a huge collection of records.
Dot loved to bake and shared her “goodies” with neighbors and friends. She always made three dozen crescent rolls for family dinners, and used to make a lot of kolaches and cinnamon rolls until it got to be too hard for her to do.
Those left to mourn her passing are her children June (Lyle) Hess of Pawnee City, NE, Allen Gilbert of Lincoln, NE, and Lynn (Sharon) of Lafayette, CO; 9 grandchildren: Vicki Hess, Lori Linenberger, Kay (Jeff) Parks, Lisa (Harlan) Beethe, Sandy (Rob) Montgomery, Barbara (Layne) Fallon, Nancy Gilbert, Keith (Melanie) Gilbert, Richard (Amy) Gilbert; 10 great-grandchildren: Julie (Eric) Lockhorn, Stephanie (Lenny) Fleek, Sumner Gilbert, Tristin Gilbert, Trinity Gilbert, Alex Linenberger, Kyle Fenway Parks, Brent Beethe, Bryan Montgomery and Haley Beethe; 4 great-great-grandsons: Hunter Miller, A.J. Seacrest, John Lockhorn, Cooper Fleek; extended family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer (Pete) Gilbert, her parents (Victor and Grace Fellers), a sister (Marjorie Fellers) and a great granddaughter (Elizabeth Gilbert).
Graveside service 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Nebraska. Officiating Pastor Ken Tubbesing. The family is asking if you would bring your lawn chair to sit during the service. Visitation on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment at the Table Rock Cemetery. Memorials to family choice. The service will also be live streamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page for those unable to attend in person and those in attendance at the cemetery who wish to sit in their vehicles can tune into FM 88.7 to listen to the service. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.
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