Ron Gilbert, 82, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.
Ron was born on March 3, 1939 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Alvin and Mary (Morey) Gilbert. He attended Lafayette High School and served in the United States Army. He was a mechanic by trade and was an avid supporter of the Noyes Home. He was a former member of the Dream Factory, Soup Kitchen and donated supplies to the Cathedral Food
Pantry. Ron never met a stranger and enjoyed going to the casino.
Ron married his first wife Doty. She preceded him in death. Survivors include their children Sherry (David) Darchuk, Lori Gilbert, Linda
(Phil) Schiltz, and Mary Leeann Gilbert.
He married Patricia A. Keck on July 1, 1988 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She survives of the home. Survivors include their children, Dacia (Vohnny) Boston and Jessica (Michael) Celaya.
Additional survivors include sister; Sharon Davis, eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren; his beloved dog "Teddy Bear" and numerous nieces and Nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, two granddaughters, Kendra Lea McEnerney and Nevaeh Boston, two sisters, Margie Gilbert and Betty Gilbert and two brothers, Patrick Gilbert and Loyal Gilbert.
Mr. Gilbert has been cremated under the care of Price Funeral Home of Maryville, Missouri.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery Leavenworth, Kansas on Wednesday, October 20th at 10AM. A celebration of life will be held in Galt, CA on November 13, 2021 at the home of his daughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Noyes Children's Home in St. Joseph MO.