Adela C. "Dela" Gestes, nee Boron, 92, of Belleville, Ill., born May 30, 1923, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Dela devoted her life to her family. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for the family business, East Side Fence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale C. Gestes, Sr.; her son, Roger Gestes; her parents, Andrew and Mary, nee Gryglak, Boron, Sr; her six brothers, John, Albert, Andrew, Joseph, Walter and Stanley Boron; and her two sisters, Eugenia Boze, and Emily Goscinski.
Surviving are her children, Margaret Gestes of Belleville, Ill., Patricia Lay of Freeburg, Ill., Barbara (Richard) Lay of Millstadt, Ill., Kathryn Rauk of Belleville, Ill., Deborah Storey of Belleville, Ill., Deynise Gestes of Belleville, Ill., Valerie Gestes of Camdenton, Mo., Dale (Laurie) Gestes, Jr. of
Belleville, Ill., Darren (Mary) Gestes of Belleville, Ill., and Terry (Darah) Gestes of Glen Carbon, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dela's caregivers, Mamie, Vicki (her niece) and Hope.
Memorials can be made to The
, or to St. Mary Catholic Church in the form of masses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at: www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with
Fr. Christopher Anyanwu, and Msgr. John Myler officiating. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 30, 2016