Walter J. Gilles passed away l-15-05 at Hermitage Nursing & Rehab. Center. He was 88 years of age and his parents were the late Andrew and Josephine Strehl Gilles. He was retired from Green River Steel after 27 years as a press operator and was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in WW II. He was born in Daviess County, KY in 1916. He was a charter member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and a Kentucky Colonel and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Ouida E. Ellis, married 64 years. He is also survived by a son, John Gilles and his wife Susie, Lakeland Fla. and a grandson, Joshua Gilles, St. Petersburg and a granddaughter, Jaime Ann Gilles of Tallahassee. Two brothers, Charles Gilles of Owensboro, Ernest Gilles, Evansville. Two sisters, Pauline Fark, Evansville and Barbara Whalen, Evansville.

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  1. under the circumstances,we are unable to be with you at this time.we are sorry to hear that Walter has passed away. you will be remembered in our prayers.

  2. Sending my deepest Smypethy , Walter was a joy to work with at the Hermatige manor. I will never forget him, as he would repeat what I would say. Like Off to the races,Merry Christmas. :He was a blessing , He will be missed dearly. Juanita Mincey CNA God

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