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Nova Ann Gilbert, 82, of Danville, passed away on Wednesday July 5, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:30am 10:30am Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Holy Family Church, 444 E. Main in Danville. Mass will be at 10:30am Tuesday at Holy Family Church, with entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Nova was born February 20, 1935 in Pawnee, Illinois to Ralph and Sarah (Whittemore) Edge. She attended schools in Pawnee, and continued on to be a LPN. Nova was a co-owner of Beltone of Danville and Champaign. She enjoyed sewing and reading romances, and loved spending time with her family.

Nova married Paul E. Gilbert October 18, 1954, they separated in 2000. Survivors include her children: Sallie (Donald) Wilkins, Gina (Roger) Lapp, Jennifer (John) Thompson, Bekki Kist, and Sandra (Karl) Penrod; brother Harold (Lois) Edge; Sister Sandra Rupp; 9 grandchildren: Jason, Terrie, Nicole, Libby, Roger, Bill, Aimee, Michael, and Kristina; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Angela Shafer, brothers: Ralph, John, and Howard Edge; sister Dorothy Bogart; son-in-laws: Gary Price and Richard Kist; and a grandson Jarad Scott Wilkins.

Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Novas name to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1800 N. Main, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL 60187.
Published on July 7, 2017
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