Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, with a Memorial service, 7 p.m., at our Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel & 9 a.m. to Mass time Saturday at the church
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the city, 600 E Virginia St., Evansville
Elverna C. (Market) Gilles, 93, of Evansville, Ind., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Elverna was born in 1922 in Evansville to Edward and Ada Market. After graduating from Central High School, she worked as an executive secretary for a local insurance agency. In 1947 she married Leo P. Gilles and together they had five children. They were long time members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in the city where Elverna was an active participant in the annual summer social and in later years a member of the bereavement committee.
Elverna is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Pat O'Malley of Maitland, FL, and Christine and Greg Woods of Evansville; son, Paul Gilles of Evansville; sons and daughters-in-law, John Gilles and Rose Bauer/Gilles of Columbia City, IN, and Fred and Nancy Gilles of Sewell, NJ; granddaughters, Jennifer Blevins, Meghan Post and Michala Gilles; grandsons, Alec, Jared, and Keiran Gilles, and Doug Crowe; great-grandchildren, Avery and Austin Blevins; and nieces and nephews.
Elverna was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leo Paul Gilles, on May 13, 2005. Also preceding her in death, her parents, Edward and Ada Market; and her brother, Edward Market.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the city, 600 E Virginia St., Evansville. Father Jay Davidson will officiate and burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, with a Memorial service, 7 p.m., at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St., Evansville, Ind., (812) 424-9274. Additional visitation will be 9 a.m. to Mass time Saturday at the church.
The family would like to express gratitude to Heritage Hospice of Evansville and Helping Others Senior Care with whose help it was possible for Elverna to remain at home until her passing.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, (Parish Office), 618 E Virginia St., Evansville, Ind. 47711. Sympathy wishes to the family may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com