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Anna Lucille Gillson, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Kavanagh on 56th. There will be a celebration of her life from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines.

Anna was born October 2, 1932, in West Des Moines, Iowa to Adelbert and Esther Beem. She was a lifelong resident of the Des Moines area. She was happily married to the love of her life, John Earl Gillson. Family was everything to her. She was a loving, happy person and was always there for anyone who needed her. She did not have a lot, but she would gladly give all that she had if it would help another person. She was a member of Chesterfield Church and enjoyed playing Bingo, fishing, listening to country music, and nature.

Anna is survived by her children, Audrey (Jack) Henderson, Delbert (Debbie) Pierson, Carol (Denny) Mayher, Tim (Pavitra) Pierson; ten grandchildren, Angela, Nicholas, Francia, Freddy, Mary, Donovan, Danielle, Brenda, David and Richard; eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Swink; and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; grandson, Ricky; parents, Adelbert and Esther Beem; sisters, Dorothy and Edith; and brother, Willis.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association in loving memory of Anna.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221
Service:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Public Visitation
All other services are private
Disposition:
Private family burial
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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