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Maude Joanne “Jody” GilbertPassing: January 19, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, January 23rd @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, January 23rd @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, January 23rd

INDIANAPOLIS-Maude J. (Jody) Gilbert, 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2023, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, surrounded by her family and loved ones. 

Born August 9, 1939, in Indianapolis, she was born to Virgil Ludy and Ruth (Mills) Ooley.

Jody retired many years ago while she still lived in Mitchell and moved to Indianapolis in 2016.  She cherished spending time with her kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great granddaughter.  She loved doing crafts, playing games and playing cards with her family and really enjoyed the big family get-togethers!

Surviving relatives include 5 children and 2 step-children.  Her children are Rita (Roger) Abell of Greenwood, Indiana; Patricia (James) Schantz of Bloomfield, Indiana; Ron Parkinson of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sherrie (Rick) Ramsey of Louisville, Kentucky; and Dan (Tess) Parkinson of Kokomo, Indiana. Her step-daughters are Connie Williams of Frankfort, Indiana and Pam Martin of Texas. She had over 50 grandchildren and great grandchildren and had one great-great grandchild. 

Jody was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Parkinson, in 1964.  She remarried and was preceded in death by her second husband, Vernon Gilbert.  She was preceded in death by one sister, one-half brother, two step-sisters, one granddaughter, and her parents.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Vernon. 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Special Olympics Johnson County

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Judy (Miller) Hasselkus | Indianapolis
    Date: January 24, 2023
    Ron, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom must have been a sweet, sweet lady. Prayers for your family...
  2. Guest: Peggy Mobley | Indianapolis
    Date: January 23, 2023
    It was an honor knowing Jody! She was always smiling no matter what! She headed up our Bible Study here t Crestwood in building 4, and Everyone loved her. We will miss her smile and happy spirit. Prayers to her wonderful family!
  3. Guest: Ina Delaney | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 21, 2023
    She was active at Mitchell COG in the kitchen with the ladies while cooking, sewing quilts for Hope Hill Children’s Home, and making items for the Christmas Bazaar. Jody had a Kind and cheerful personality.
  4. Guest: Ruthie Cook | Watkinsville
    Date: January 21, 2023
    A great family historian. A most lovely lady with a heart as big as all outdoors. Loved her so much.
  5. Guest: Terri Donica | Mitchell
    Date: January 21, 2023
    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for the family.
  6. Guest: Sherry Land and Marcus Bair | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: January 21, 2023
    Sending comfort and healing to you all in this difficult time.
  7. Guest: Tara | Franklin, IN
    Date: January 20, 2023
    Sending love and thoughts to you all during this difficult time and Always. Tara and Tel’Lee
  8. Guest: Tara Mirchandani and Tel’Lee Clark | Franklin IN
    Date: January 20, 2023
    Sending love and thoughts to you all during this difficult time and Always. Tara and Tel’Lee