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Helen L. Gilbert, age 93, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Electra, Texas. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Restland Cemetery in Olney with Chad Edgington, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.

Helen was born Feb. 11, 1921, in San Angelo, Texas, to the late Charlie and Hattie M. (Cline) Holland. She married Billy Earl Gilbert on April 14, 1938, in Grandfield, Okla. He preceded her in death on November 19, 1996. 

Helen had worked as a high school paraprofessional, kept books for Cub Drug and had worked at Olney Sale Barn and Olney Feed and Elevator with her husband. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Olney since 1958. Helen moved to Electra in 2006 from Olney. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Earl; and two sisters: Odessa Sanders and Lorraine Shanta.

Survivors include one son, Bill Gilbert and wife, Gerry, of DeSoto; two daughters: Donna Cooper and husband, Jerry, of Byers, and Tami Prickett and husband, John, of Electra; seven grandchildren: Vicki Wright and husband, Kyle, of Tyler, Chris Cooper of Byers, John Paul Prickett and wife, Britney, of Burkburnett, Matt Campbell and wife, Holly, of Wichita Falls, Kimberly Ford and husband, Ben, of Electra, Mason Campbell of Wichita Falls and Ashlyn Prickett of Electra; six great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.


The family received visitors at 1 p.m. at Lunn Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.

The family suggests memorials be made to Olney Community Library, P.O. Box 67, Olney, Texas 76374 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 734, Olney, Texas 76374.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.