Mildred N. "Millie" Gibbs-Galati

Mildred  N. "Millie" Gibbs-Galati, nee Hein , 91, of Swansea, Illinois, born Thursday, February 19, 1920, in Kaukauna, WI, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Mildred worked as a bindery worker for Geiger Printing, St. Louis, Mo from 1950-1974 and Advertisers Printing from 1974-1985. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Belleville Illinois, Women of the Moose, Hospice of Southern Illinois where she volunteer for 16 years, she also volunteer for PSOP.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • First husband: Orval  Gibbs
  • Second husband: Sam Galati
  • Son: James D. Gibbs
  • Parents: Herman and Dorthea nee Schnagel, Hein
  • Brothers
    • Fred Hein
    • Bill Hein

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter-in-Law: Joyce D. Gibbs of O Fallon, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Lorie J. (Bill) Leggett of Atlanta, GA
    • Cindy D. (Bill) Layman of Lebanon, IL
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Amber Leggett
    • Will Layman
    • Josh Layman
  • Many loving Nieces, Nephews & Friends

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9:30 am - 11:00 am Monday, December 12, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church 1810 McClintock Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 12, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Gary Beyers officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Mildred N. "Millie" Gibbs-Galati:

    When my wife Suzanne and I were married in 1995, Aunt Millie gave us the most beautiful blanket that she had knitted. It was, by far, the best gift we received and I think of her and the love she put into it everytime we use it. God bless you, Aunt Millie!

    Ken Hitter Appleton WI 54915

    Millie will always be remembered as a friend who was filled with graciousness and kindness throughout the year's. She was a blessing indeed who leaves dear memories.

    Connie Nunes Sandy Springs Georgia 30328

    Aunt Millie was always a very
    special aunt. As a child we
    couldn't wait for her to visit.
    Later as an adult we'd meet in
    Milwaukee at Aunt Dolores & we
    always had so much fun together.
    Every morning & night when we
    make the bed I see the beautiful
    counted cross-stitch bedspread
    she made for me & really appreciate all the work she put
    into it.
    She will always have a special
    place in my heart & I will love
    her forever.
    Go with Jesus & the angels!

    Marian Hitter Mesa Az. 85205

    When I count my blessings, I count Aunt Millie among them. She always had time to give to you and a heart that wouldn't quit. It wasn't so much the things she did to make you feel special but the heart that she did them with. We will always love Aunt Millie. Her memories will stay with us as long as we live. Peace be with you!

    Kathy & Rachel Hein Northglenn Colorado 80234