Ruth B. (Coslett) Gilson

Born: Mon., Nov. 20, 1911
Died: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Memorial Service

1:30 PM Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
Location: Rash-Gude Funeral Home

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Ruth B. Gilson, age 106 of Hamburg. IA passed away on Thursday evening; February 1, 2018 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, IA.

She was born on November 20, 1911 at the family home southeast of Riverton, IA; the daughter of Earl and Lillie Mae (Bennett) Coslett. She attended country school and later the Hamburg High School where she graduated with the class of 1929.

She was united in marriage to George Gilson and to this union two sons were born: Jack and Don.

Ruth and her husband Goerge owned and operated the Gilson Cafe in Hamburg for many years. She also had worked at Marie's Dress Shop, the American Legion Club and Fox Lake Restaurant.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law Marilyn Gilson of Hamburg, IA,  

grandsons: Pat Gilson and wife Jill of Hamburg, IA and Chris Gilson and wife Lesli of Austin, TX; 2 great-grandchildren: Nieces and nephews: Marilyn Holliman and husband Harlan of Hamburg, Lois Jean Whitehead of Sidney, IA, Linda Petry and husband Bill of Lewisburg, PA, Jann Tackett and husband Ralph of Sidney, Richard Lohmann and wife Carol of Seneca, KS and Leonard Lohmann and wife Nina of Kansas City, KS.

She was preceded in death by her husband George in 1965, sons: Don and Jack Gilson, grandson Mike Gilson and brothers: Frank Coslett and Lyman Coslett.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday (2/10) at 1:30 p.m at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA with Pastor Jan Phillips officiating. Inurnment will be in the Riverton Cemetery, Riverton, IA.

Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Rescue or Hamburg Library.

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lloyd weathermon
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
I became acquainted with Donnie Gilson in the late 50's when George would sometimes fly a spray plane for my stepdad O.E. Cox in Tarkio Missouri. I spent several nights at their home in Hamburg with Donnie and George would fix us breakfast before we would fly to Tarkio in his Cessna airplane for the work day. he sold me my first wrist watch (a black faced timex) which i still have today. so sorry I was not aware Donnie had passed. I remember George passing in the early 60's.
Lloyd weathermon
4739 s 70th st
Lincoln ne 68516

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