Jean E. Gilles, 80, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Gardens of Westlake. She was born June 19, 1932 in Oberlin and lived most of her life in Elyria.
Jean was employed at the Moen Corp. in Elyria for 30 years, retiring in 1994 as a crib attendant. She was a lifelong member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Elyria and enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing pinochle and gardening.
Survivors include 14 nieces and nephews and 30 great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Eleanor (nee Foreman) Gilles; brothers, Donald, Jack and Paul Gilles; sister, Betty Mastalski; and two nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Closing prayers will be Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. in the funeral home, followed by a 10 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Charles Ryba will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or to Elyria Catholic High School, 725 Gulf Rd., Elyria.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com