Joan Louis Gilbert

May 15, 1937 - April 21, 2019

Joan Louis Gilbert, 81, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Fort Myers. She was born May 15, 1937 in Hamilton, OH to Charles and Virginia Cook, now deceased. Joan passed away peacefully after having a stroke. She was surrounded by her 3 children during her last 2 weeks of Life.

Joan worked as a hair stylist in her own salons which one was one of the largest independent hair salons in Cincinnati, Ohio at that time. She also was an owner of a neighbor tavern and owned racehorses. After retiring to Ft. Myers, FL making many friends and volunteering. She always had a clean house and a dog if not 2dogs. Joan truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures like Bingo, gambling, dancing garden clubs, horse racing, and reading her favorites books. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all that knew her.

She is survived by three loving children, Tamara Oliver of Fort Myers, Michael Noonan (Janet) of Guilford, IN, and Pieper Bonert (Mark) of Hamilton, OH; two siblings, Charles Cook (Brenda) of Bradenton, FL and Toni Harris (Steve) of Lawrenceburg, IN; niece, Jodi and nephew, Stephen; seven grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Jonathen, Tasha, Whitley, Cole, and Parker; eleven great grandchildren, Colton, Tenley, Maverick, Olivia, Michaela, Meghan, Mady, Marlee, Mason, Chase, and Weston; as well as Prince Harry, the dog.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gilbert in 2015; as well as two grandchildren, Michael S. Noonan and Joshua Noonan.

A Celebration of the life of Joan L. Gilbert will be held later this fall when many of her friends return to Florida. Details will be announced via

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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