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Mescal M. Gilbert 1926 – March 22, 2012

       Mescal Gilbert, 86, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Westview Care Center in Indianola, Iowa. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Mescal was born in Beaconsfield, Iowa, and was a graduate of Iowa State Teacher’s College. She married Dean C. Gilbert on June 6, 1948, and they moved to Des Moines in 1951. 

Mescal taught in the Des Moines area school system for 47 years. She was a lifelong member of Epworth United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Avion Trailer Club. She had a great love for animals and teaching.

Mescal is survived by her niece, Lois (John) Schultz of Indianola, Iowa; two nephews, John (Diane) Reasoner of Beaconsfield, Iowa and Robert (Glenda) Reasoner of Osceola, Iowa; seven great- and six great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Reasoner and her husband, Dean Gilbert.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Epworth United Methodist Church in Des Moines.  McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements.

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