CABERY — Gail Clapp, 84, of Cabery, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Miller Rehabilitation in Kankakee.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Cabery United Methodist Church with Denise Runyon officiating. A dinner will follow the service at the church. According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery in Cabery.
Mrs. Clapp was born Feb. 8, 1935, in Eli, Ky., a daughter of Delno G. and Lura (Stephens) Meece. She married Stephen Clapp on Oct. 14, 1956, at the Campus Methodist Church. They were married for more than 62 years. Her husband resides in Cabery.
Also surviving are her daughter-in-law, Cindy Clapp of Cabery; her grandchildren, Natalie (Aaron) Cox, Allison (Alex) Benoit, Phillip Clapp, Amanda McWhorter and Emily Clapp; her great-grandchildren, Elliott and Easton Cox and two additional great-granddaughters; one sister, Gretta (Bob) Giacometti of Cabery; one brother, Jim (Sandi) Meece of Floyds Knob, Ind.; one brother-in-law, Jerome Joyce of Reddick; one sister-in-law, Beverly Meece of Kankakee; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Meece; two sisters, Lynelle (Don) McGinnis and Janet Joyce; and two sons, Scott and John Clapp.
Mrs. Clapp was a graduate of Reddick High School and the Silver Cross Nursing School. She was a retired registered nurse. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, reading, writing and traveling, especially on her sisters’ trips. She was a lifelong member of the Cabery United Methodist Church and was active there. She also volunteered with the local food pantry by delivering the church’s donations, always willing to lend a helping hand. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cabery United Methodist Church.