Stella M Baker Gilbert

March 17, 1918May 17, 2010


Stella M. Baker Gilbert, 92, of Normal, passed away at 3:51 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Heritage Manor in Bloomington.

She was born March 17, 1918 in Funks Grove, daughter of Charles and Effie Hyatt Baker. She married Charles Eugene Gilbert in 1937 in Willamsport , IN.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Roberta) Gilbert and Fred (Terri)Gilbert; one niece, Ruth Mangina; one nephew, Marvin Lester; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 12 siblings.

Stella was a Past President of the Eagles Auxiliary and a member of First Christian Church in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Village, 1701 Evergreen Blvd, Normal, IL 61761 or donors choice. Online condolences may be submitted to


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 19, 2010
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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May 19, 2010

Stella had many friends here at the Downtowner where she lived over 20 years. We will miss her.

Her friends at the Downtowner

Bruce Meeks

May 18, 2010

Our sincere condolences to all of the family of Stella on behalf of my Mother Grace Nichols (who recently passed on April 11, 2010) and my family. We can be reached if you need anything at,
Bruce Meeks

Stella Dunlap

May 18, 2010

I stopped in to see Stella Saturday when I was there to see my mom. I am President Stella Dunlap of the Eagles #527. I am having an operstion On Wednesday so I can not attend her Funeral. My prayers are with the family. We always joked about our names being the same.