Guthrie, Oklahoma

Mae Jean Patton Gilger, 95, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, who was a long-time resident of Copley, Ohio, passed away January 14, 2022 in Oklahoma City. Mae Jean was born March 17, 1926 to Ross and Rhea Patton. She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Gilger. She is survived by her sons Robert (wife Vickie) of Copley, Mikal (wife Diane) of Wadsworth, Brian (wife Elizabeth) of Raleigh, NC, and Kenneth Gilger (wife Diana) of Guthrie, OK, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister Carol Patton Markel of Tyler, TX
. Mae Jean had a greater than 30 year career as a nurse and nursing supervisor at Akron General Hospital. After living in Green Township, Akron, and Copley, Ohio, she retired to Mesquite, Texas, Yukon, Oklahoma, and then Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was a life-long animal lover, quilt-maker, and collector of Tea Leaf china and Candlewick crystal. Visitation 10 am Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home ( in Wadsworth, Ohio, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon.  Facial coverings are required at all services.   A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mae Jean’s name can be made to your local humane society.