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Obituary for Mary Ellen Gilman
Mary Ellen Gilman, 84 of Stuart passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Community Care Center in Stuart. Celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, May 25th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Mary Ellen was born on April 4, 1938 to James and Leona (Jackson) Kasbohm in Perry, Iowa. She grew up in Perry and attended St. Patrick’s School, later graduating from Perry High School with the class of 1956. Following high school, she attended DMACC where she earned her degree in Health Care Administration.
On December 28, 1956 she was united in marriage to Steve Gilman at St. Patrick’s Church in Perry. The couple was blessed with five children: Scott, David, Bradley, Troy and Brenda. The couple lived in Sidney and Anita before settling in Stuart. She worked 33 years at the Community Care Center in Stuart, serving the last 28 years as the Administrator. In her spare time, she enjoyed attending all of her children’s ball games and activities, camping and attending car shows.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bradley; and sister, Helen.
She leaves behind her children: Scott (Brenda) Gilman of Oklahoma, David Gilman of Montana, Troy (Jennifer) Gilman of Montana and Brenda (Paul) Klepser of Tennessee; several grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss her dearly.