Rudi Gilbertson

Thursday, May 3, 2018

SIKESTON — Wilma Ruedell "Rudi" Gilbertson, 88, died April 25, 2018, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. 

Born Aug. 20, 1929, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Noven and Geneva Baker Kar, she had been a resident of Sikeston for over 50 years and had attended East Side Church of the Nazarene. She had been an expeditor of parts and materials for over 16 years at Noranda and a riverboat cook for nine years.  Survivors include: two daughters, Layna Gilbertson and Charlita Clay of Georgia; one brother, Steve Karr of Cottondale, Ala.; two grandchildren, Lyndy Clay and Eric Crider of Georgia; one great-grandson, Koan Crider of Georgia; and two other great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at blanchardfuneral.com.