Marilyn Gilbert

August 24, 1934 - September 17, 2022

Galena, KS: Marilyn Gilbert, age 88 of Galena, passed away at 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Galena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Marilyn was born in Sulphur, OK on August 24, 1934 to the union of Archie Gentry and Ola (Campbell) Gentry. She graduated from High School in Sulphur, OK. During her time in school and for the years to follow, she was very musically inclined with the ability to sing, play the saxophone and piano, and even spent time as a drum majorette. She later lived in Ardmore, OK and Stanislaus County, CA where she served as a court clerk before her retirement in the late 1980’s. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sulphur and Ardmore. She enjoyed playing spades, drinking margaritas with her Mexican food, and traveling.

She is survived by one son, Craig Gilbert of Oakdale, CA; one daughter, Johanna Foster of Columbus, KS; four grandchildren, Chase, Brock, Lexi, and Reese Gilbert; and one niece, Lori Gentry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Brent Gilbert; two brothers; and two sisters.

Ms. Gilbert has been entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home of Galena for cremation. The family will host a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at