Ino Gillett


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Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Ino A. Gillett, 98, of Illinois City, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.
Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at Drury/Reynolds Cemetery, Rock Island County. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Fippinger Funeral Home is serving the family, and online condolences can be made at fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Drury Towhship, Rock Island County, to Leroy and Caroline Freyermuth Gillett. She attended the local school and never married.
Ino assisted her family in the operation of their family farm, where she raised cattle, enjoyed driving the tractors and helping in any way she could.
Her hobbies included sewing, embroidery, quilting, crafts, watching TV and especially visiting with friends and family.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces and their families, including Gary (Sandra) Blanchard, Buffalo Prairie, Jerry (Karen) Gillett, Reynolds, Jim (Bev) Gillett, Elburn, Ill., and Robert (Karen) Blanchard, Round Lake, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Kenneth; and three sisters, Emoline, Gertrude and Arelene.












 



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