Elizabeth Delephene (Del) Gustine
Del Gustine, 86, formerly of Jacksonville, passed away Sept. 5, 2020, at McLean County Nursing Home, in Normal, IL.
Del was born in Athensville on Oct. 7, 1933, the daughter of Homer E. and V. Lodell Stone. She married Don A. Gustine, in Greenfield, on June 28, 1952.
She is survived by Don, her husband of 68 years. Together, they were loving role models to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving are four children, Angie Homer (Mark), of Jacksonville; Stan (Becky), of Normal; Jill Lambert, of Normal; and Kim Clauson, of Johnsburg. Her eight grandchildren are Whitney Barker (Chanse), of Payson; Andy Homer (Lauren), of Alexander; Adam Gustine (Ann) of South Bend, IN; Abby Larsen (Brian), of Bloomington; Madi and Grace Lambert, of Jacksonville, FL; and Jack and Cody Clauson, of Johnsburg. Her great-grandchildren are Tate and Ella Barker; Josiah, Levi, and Nina Gustine; Micah Larsen, and step great-grandchildren Tyler and Lane Barker. She is survived by one brother, Wendel R. Stone, and was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles E. Stone.
Del graduated Valedictorian from Greenfield High School, in 1951. She enjoyed gardening, sports (Go Cards!), sewing, and was an excellent cook. She worked throughout the years as a secretary and bookkeeper, but the most important “job” for her was her family. She was the true matriarch, whose love and support for them was immeasurable.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM, Sat., Sept. 12, 2020 until time of a funeral service at 12 noon at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home, in Greenfield, IL. Please plan on following regulations provided by the Greene County Health Department due to the Covid-19 situation. A private family burial will follow services at the Rose Hill Cemetery west of Greenfield.
Memorials are suggested to Rosehill Cemetery and/or Ronald McDonald House in Springfield and may be left or mailed to Shields Bishop Funeral Home, 604 Walnut, Greenfield, IL 62044. Please leave an online memory or condolence at shields-bishopfh.com.
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Rose Hill Cemetery
1102 Dawdy Ln, Greenfield IL 62044
Ronald MacDonald House
610 N 7th Street, Springfield IL 62702