November 30, 2022
Roleen B. Gregory, 94, of Gillespie, Ill., died at her residence on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. She was born July 28, 1928, in Mt. Olive, to Henry Louis and Bertha Marie (Schwing) Gehner. She married Charles A. Gregory Sr. on Aug. 3, 1948, in East St. Louis. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1993.
She was a painter for L & M Cabinets Manufacturer and was a bartender at S & S Bowl. Roleen was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She loved puzzles and was a proud grandma and great-grandma.
She is survived by her son, Charles (Diane) Gregory of Acton, Maine; daughters, Sheryl (Myron) Favre of Lakewood, Calif., Sandra (Ken) Williams of Gillespie; grandchildren, Rosalyn Favre, Lori Spencer, Kelly (Jay) Foley, Jason Gregory, Zachary Johnston, Stephanie (Rusty) Pratt; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Roleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Susan Rae Johnston; grandson, Mark Cunningham; sisters, Nadine Gehner, Adelhyde Weidner; and brother, Lamoine Gehner.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service or Adopt-A-Pet. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.