Delores Virginia LaFore, nee Werner, 87, of Belleville, Ill., born March 8, 1929, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, in Swansea, Ill., with her family by her side.
Delores was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend to many. On Dec. 28, 1946, Delores married the love of her life, Raymond D. LaFore, to which this union brought four beautiful children. She was a secretary for her husband's trucking company, LaFore Inc. Delores loved cooking, camping, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was once the president of the Garden Club in Mount Olive, Ill. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by two children, Thomas LaFore and Bonnie Kalert; her parents, Theodore and Susanna, nee Smith, Werner; her brothers, Earl Werner, Roy Werner, Raynold Werner and Albert Werner; and her sisters, Ethel Fuchs, Edith Depping and Catherine Foy.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband of almost 70 years, Ray LaFore of Belleville, Ill.; her children, Ray (Cathy) LaFore, and Judith (David) Bertelsman; her grandchildren, Bryan (Michelle) Kalert, Lori (Steve) Wyatt, Clayton (Megan) Bertelsman, Scott (Anna) LaFore, Melanie Bertelsman, and Chris (Lindsey) LaFore; her great-grandchildren, Emily, Jake, Allison, Jack, Sawyer, Waylon, Judd, and Sarah; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends.
The family would like to extend a thank you and acknowledge Heartland Hospice for their care and dedication to Delores during her time of need.
In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to any charitable organization of the donor's choice. Condolences and expressions of memories can be made online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 30, 2016