Vigen Memorial Home, Kory James Gilbert, 34, of Parnell


Kory James Gilbert, 34, of Parnell, IA (formerly of Marion IA), died Saturday, October 5, 2019, at his home.


He was born June 20, 1985, in Rock Island, IL, the son of Justin and Karla Gilbert.
Kory was active in sports and graduated from Springville High School, Springville, IA. Kory was a loving son and a person with a big heart.
Kory is survived by his parents, and two brothers, Ken (Leah) Gilbert of Seattle, WA and Keith (Amanda) Gilbert of Des Moines, IA, an aunt, Judy Messina of Tuscon, AZ, an uncle, Kevin Gilbert of Geneseo, IL, two nieces, his fiancé, Amy, and her three children, Liz, Ethan, and Greyson.
Kory was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Peggy Howard, and paternal grandparents Gayther and Jeffie Gilbert.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday October 12, at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk IA. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.
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