Lillian Helen (Kelly) Gilman

Born: Tue., Sep. 1, 1914
Died: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

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Lillian Helen Gilman, age 103, died Monday, August 13, 2018, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.


Mrs. Gilman was born in Dalton, NH on September 1, 1914. She was the daughter of Charles and Hannah (Bean) Kelly. She moved with her family to the Lympus area of Bethel, as a child. She grew up there and received her early education in local Lympus schools. June 9, 1931, she married Ariel Hugh Gilman in Bethel. They made their home in Royalton until purchasing their farm in Barnard in 1936. She and her husband ran the family farm for the next 50 years. Mr. Gilman predeceased her in 1987. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens, was an excellent cook who enjoyed sewing and bird watching.


Surviving is four sons; John Gilman of Berlin, Robert Gilman and his wife Patsy of Ocala, FL, George Gilman and his wife Priscilla of Salisbury and Henry Gilman of Leicester, and a daughter; Barbara Gilman of Brandon. 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 5 great, great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. In addition to her husband she was also predeceased by her parents, and 2 daughters; Elsie Dodge and an infant daughter, 9 brothers and sister also predeceased her; Katherine Purinton, Louis, Raymond “Dan”, Lafayette “Sam”, Earl, Margaret “Dolly” Plumer, Marthalea “Tootsie” Rodgers, Edna Alexander and Milton “Jack”.


The graveside committal service and burial will take place, on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 2 PM in the Methodist Cemetery on North Road in Barnard.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; Vins Nature Center, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, VT 05059.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.



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David and Jean Callum
   Posted Thu August 16, 2018
Dear Bob and Patsy,

Our thoughts are with you and all the Gilman family with the passing of Bob's mother. Losing one we love is always difficult but we know she was a strong, independent lady living a long fruitful life and certainly left a great legacy in a great family.

With our love the Callums

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