Ava E. (King) Gilbert, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Rolla, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the age of 87.

She was born on November 30, 1924 in Phelps County, MO to the late James Patrick King and Helen (Kilgore) King.  Ava married Charles E. Gilbert who preceded her in death on December 10, 1995.  In 1996, she moved to St. Louis from California.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ava was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Gleason and Faye Stambaugh.

Ava will be sadly missed by her surviving family which includes a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for Ava E. Gilbert will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Rolla City Cemetery.  Rev. Cecil King will officiate.  A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 12 noon at the Null and Son Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Louis Variety Club.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nullandsonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.