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Cecilia Mary Gayle

September 11, 1934 — March 31, 2023

Florence

Cecilia Mary Gayle

 

Cecilia’s life began on September 11, 1934, in Wichita.  She is the daughter of August Lalouette and Mary Clothier Lalouette.  Cecilia was raised on the Clothier ranch near Cedar Point by her grandparents George and Nellie Clothier.  She graduated from Cedar Point High School in 1954 and was class valedictorian.  On October 2, 1954, Cecilia was united in marriage to Robert B. “Bob” Gayle in St. Petersburg, VA. Cecilia enjoyed growing and sharing her flowers with friends, ceramic work, sewing, and all types of crafting. Cecilia enjoyed flying in small planes and taking in the Flint Hills scenery.   She was a faithful parishioner of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Florence and was devoted to praying the rosary.  Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  She is survived by her children Robert (Dana) Gayle, Jr. of Florence, Maria Walker of Moundridge, Joseph (Betty) Gayle of Hillsboro, Stephen (Jolene) Gayle of Florence, David Gayle of Charleston, SC, and Amber Gayle of Florence; grandchildren Charity James, Erica Balko, Samantha Gayle, Tom Godwin, Scott Eason, Daniel Walker, Nicholas Walker, Andrea Fiedler, Andrew Gayle, Elisa Forbes, Joshua Gayle, Amy Gayle, Jackie Gayle, Jessica Gayle, David Gayle, Jr, Sabra Bates and Devan Ephraums; great grandchildren Gracelyn James, Henry Balko, Gabriel Balko, William Eason, Henry Eason, Vincent Walker, Alexander Walker, Gabriel Walker, Marissa Gauthier, Landon Gayle, Addie Gayle, Samson Forbes and Oskar Gayle; great great grandchildren Emberly Bates and Jamison Bates; two brother Larry and Leslie Lalouette, several nieces and nephews and her faithful puppy Calvin.  Cecilia passed away at her home on Friday March 31, 2023.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.  Her family will gather with friends on Tuesday April 4, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Florence where a rosary will be prayed that evening at 7 p.m.  Cecilia’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 5, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Florence.  She will be laid to rest in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Florence.  Yazel Megli Funeral Home is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in Cecilia’s name may be directed to the St. Patrick’s Altar Society.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Cecilia at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick's Catholic Church

E 8th St, Florence, KS 66851

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Rosary

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick's Catholic Church

E 8th St, Florence, KS 66851

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Mass

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick's Catholic Church

E 8th St, Florence, KS 66851

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