Miriam Struble Gilson, Class of 1943

Posted Nov 08, 2019

Miriam “Mim” Audre (Struble) Gilson ’43 died February 13, 2015. Born on April 14, 1921, to the late Howard and Grace (Sponagle/Kurtz) Struble.

Following graduation from Sewickley Township High School, she attended two years at Otterbein College where she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Tau (Owls)fraternity. After a year of laboratory training at E.S. Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh, Miriam accepted a position at Franklin Hospital, in Franklin, as their first laboratory technician. After marrying Jack Gilson, Miriam lived most of her years in West Deer Township until she moved to Gibsonia in 1989. Miriam was a homemaker, charter member of West Deer Bible Church, member of the OPUS I Music Society, the Mars Senior Citizens Group, the Senior Citizens Bowling League, Mars AARP, and the Miriam Circle of the Bakerstown Presbyterian Church.

Miriam was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John R. “Jack” Gilson, in 1989; and her sister, Norma Jean Booth, in 2008.
She is survived by sons Richard J. “Dick” (Nancy) Gilson, David J. (Dawn)Gilson; daughter, Nancy J. (Gary) Embich; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; her brother Howard Struble and sister Patricia Struble.