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Mary Lou Gilbert

May 8, 1934 ~ January 31, 2017 (age 82)

Guymon, Oklahoma - Mary Lou Gilbert, 82, longtime resident, passed away early Tuesday, January 31, 2016 at her home.

Mary Lou Renfroe was born May 8, 1934 to Rebecca (Cossey) and Robert D. Renfroe of Fort Cobb, Oklahoma.  Young Mary Lou spent her early years in Fort Cobb, before the family moved to Liberal, Kansas and Mary Lou attended Liberal High School.  She was united in marriage to Ralph Gilbert on October 17, 1951 in Clayton, New Mexico.  The Gilberts lived in Satanta, Kansas, for many years and moved to Guymon in 1973.  She worked in the Texas County Courthouse and was a member of the New Life Christian Center.  Mary Lou was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ralph Gilbert; four sons, Terry Gilbert, and wife, Karen, of Phoenix, Arizona; Royce Gilbert and wife, Deanna, of Alma, Kansas; Arlen Gilbert of Guymon; and James Gilbert of Phoenix; six grandchildren, Matthew Gilbert, Anthony Gilbert, Austin Gilbert, Ashley Wurtz; Trevor Gilbert and Tesla Gilbert; and ten great grandchildren.  She was beloved Cindy and
Aunt Cindy to her extended family, including two sisters-in-law, Faye Renfroe of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and Peggy Renfroe of Goldsboro, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Nell Balding and Imogene Peardon; four brothers, Willie Renfroe, Walter Renfroe, Roy Renfroe and Toye Renfroe; and special uncle and aunt, Finis and Ada Renfroe. 

Viewing will be Friday afternoon, February 3rd with the Gilbert family present for visitation, 5:00-7:00 PM at the Henson-Novak Funeral Home, 501 NW Fifth Street, Guymon. 

Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM, at the Henson-Novak Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Henry, pastor of New Life Christian Church, officiating.  Graveside services will follow at the Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Kansas at 3:30 PM.

Memorials may be given to New Life Christian Center, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK  73942. 

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