Gayla Jean


SPRINGFIELD – Gayla Jean Meneghetti, 61, went home to be with her Lord, Jesus, on Friday, June 13, 2014, at her home.

She was born July 20, 1952, to Robert M. and Mary A. (Gum) Grant. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Kevin.

Gayla Meneghetti was a devoted Christian, faithful church attendee and a consistent Christian worker. She was also a Church Secretary/Treasurer, on the praise and worship team and spent countless hours ministering to people of all ages. Gayla never missed an opportunity to share the gospel with every person she met. She dearly loved her son and was dedicated to his best interests. All of her nieces and nephews can attest to the love she earnestly bestowed on them. The imprint of her love was left on the heart of every one that ever met her. She will be truly missed by her family and friends and all who knew her. We will see you on the other side in Glory, Gayla.

She is survived by son, Michael D. Meneghetti (fiancé, Amy Cox); mother, Mary Grant; brother, Joe L. Grant (Catra); sisters, Trudy L. Ayappa (Paul), Bobbi K. Beggs (Robert) and Shelly R. Jahanshir (Shahrom); nieces and nephews, Shannon Matheis, Robert Grant, Katra Knoernschild, Zach and Katie Ayappa, Bridget and Courtney Beggs, and Justin and Shauna Jahanshir; and great-nephews, Kyle and Ian Knoernschild.

Visitation: 5–7 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014, at Calvary Temple.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Calvary Temple, Pastors Paul Ayappa and Joe Grant officiating.

Private committal will be at a later date.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be given to Faith Outreach Christian Center, PO Box 328, Sherman, IL 62684.

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Funeral Home

Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home - Springfield
437 S. Grand Ave. West  Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-1500

Published in The State Journal-Register from June 18 to June 19, 2014