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Clara Gabel Gilgan

October 8, 1918 November 30, 2009
Clara Gabel Gilgan
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PEORIA-Clara Gabel Gilgan, 91, of Peoria, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2009, at Proctor Hospital. She was born on October 8, 1918, in Portland, IN, to Cornelius and Mary Minch Gabel. She married Edward W. Gilgan on January 8, 1949 in Chicago. He passed away on February 4, 2005 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Cornelius. She is survived by two daughters, Veronica Gilgan of Peoria and Caroline (Thomas) Westphal of Creve Coeur, MO; and three grandchildren, Paul, Nicholas and Kevin. Clara was a Professor of Dietetics at Bradley University for more than 30 years. She also was a Registered Dietician. She was a World War II US Army veteran. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association and a volunteer at St. Philomena Food Pantry. A Funeral Mass will be at 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Holy Trinity Cemetery at Bryant, Indiana. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, American Lung Association or P.A.W.S. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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