Obituary for Cathy Jean Gilles

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Cathy Jean Gilles

September 11, 1961 - May 17, 2016

Cathy Jean (Fivecoat) Ackerman-Gilles, age 54, passed away all too soon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Gosport and former resident of Brown County.

Cathy was born September 11, 1961, in Terre Haute, to the late Billie E. and Judy Kay (Reedy) Fivecoat. She graduated from North Terre Haute High School in 1979 and went on to attend IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Cathy was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and poet. She was known for her fervent study of God’s Word, A Disciple of Christ. Cathy loved her family, especially the grandkids. She enjoyed gardening, being in nature, playing cards with her husband, photography and writing poetry, with her online presence being DeerValleys.

She will be dearly missed by her husband Gary A. Gilles whom she married on December 21, 2010 in Temecula, California, children: Paul Ackerman III and Ashley (Aaron) Chandler both of Bloomington, Carie (Cory) Kelsheimer of Terre Haute, Jason (Victoria) Gilles, John (Jaime) Gilles, Jacob (Andi) Gilles and Danny Gilles all of California, grandchildren: Samantha Ackerman and Johnathon Kaser-Ackerman, Jude & Charles Chandler, Ariana and Caylee Kelsheimer, Joe, Nick Laura, Marissa, Amari, Bear, David and Mia Gilles, siblings: Janet (Tyler) Fivecoat-Asbury, Bill Fivecoat, Robin Morse, Steven Fivecoat and Richard Payton Junior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie and Judy and her grandparents Denzil “Denny” and Sylvia Wilson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th 2016, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center: 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Cathy to the Saint Judes Children’s Hospital:755 West Carmel Drive Ste. 201 Carmel, IN 46032

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670

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Born: September 11, 1961
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Patty Lee posted on 1/1/00

***I, also, wanted to add that the keepsake video of Cathy's life is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute of a beautiful lady.


paul newlin posted on 1/1/00

i remember when kathy and janet was little they come and visit whith their mom and dad bill and mom and bill play the piano it was so nice to know that you are a christian i just got back in contact on Facebook about two weeks a go.i had a lot to tell you but we will have to talk when i get to heaven.john14.2in my fathers house are many mansions.if it were not so,i would have told you. i go to prepare a place for you.


Patty Lee posted on 1/1/00

Today, May 26, I found out from our fellow co-workers at Value Market that Cathy had passed. I am in shock. Cathy started at Value Market about a week after I did. I instantly loved her. She was kind, gentle, sweet voiced, caring, very conscientious, honest, and hard working. She openly praised the Lord, and shared her faith. She walked the walk, one example..she had relieved me at the cash register, and when I counted my drawer, I was 100.00 short, and she found it in way in back of the drawer, where it had lodged...and excited and as thrilled as I was...she ran the money to me. We hugged and hugged, and thanked God. 2 weeks ago, I got a new job, and before I left, Cathy and I talked, she gave me her phone number and address, we hugged, she asked the Lord to continue to bless me, and I told her I thanked God for her, and will miss her....I just loved her. She loved her family...and she was so sweet to everyone. She had a few days where she didn't feel the greatest, but she never complained, and just worked so hard through it. I was so blessed to have in a short time crossed paths with such an angel. I know she is dancing in Glory with the King of Kings, Jesus her Lord, my Lord, and I will see her again. I know this has to be a HUGE loss to all of you, her family and friends, because I only had the privelege of knowing Cathy for a few months, and I will miss her and never forget her, and thank God for the time I had with her. My prayers are with you all, and my heart is heavy. xo


Naomi McCollough posted on 1/1/00

With all my love to Cathy, my dear sister in Christ! She has been such a dear friend. I met her through YouTube, and I loved hearing from her. We wrote one another many times, and we always shared our love for Jesus, our Lord and Saviour! She loved Jesus so much! I wrote her an email on May 17th, the day she died, and have been wondering why she did not reply! Now I know why, but I must have had her on my mind that day - we shared something special between the two of us - a very special love for Jesus! I know she is happy to be in Heaven, (even though it was unplanned). I can't wait to be HOME with her some day! I love you, Cathy! I will miss you so much! I look forward to greeting her in Heaven some day! My prayers are with her husband and children and grandchildren!