Mary Catherine “Cathy” Gilbert, 72, Salina, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at her home.

She was born Aug. 11, 1944, in Norton to Albert and Dolores (Dawson) Groff.

She married Forest J. Gilbert on July 23, 1965, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death January 2017.

Survivors include a son, Forest Gilbert II and wife, Melody; a daughter, Debra Putman and husband, Tim; four brothers, Jamie, Robert, Gary and Ronnie; three sisters, Alberta, Regina and Becky; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vic; and her parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina; burial in All Saints Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the mortuary.   

Memorials are suggested to Al’s Café in Lost Springs where she loved to eat.

Condolences can be sent to the family at