Gail Lynn Grable-Armenta


Gail Lynn Grable-Armenta, 44, Lenexa, Kansas passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, August 20, 2010. A memorial mass will be held at 10 am Saturday, August 28 at St. Mary’s Church, 1606 N. 2nd Street, St. Joseph, MO. The commital service will be held following the mass at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph where she will join her mother, Patricia Russell Grable.

Gail was born June 9, 1966 in St. Joseph to Norman and Patricia Grable. She graduated in 1984 from Central High School in St. Joseph, Mo where she also attended Northwest Missouri State. Gail was baptised and confirmed in the Catholic Church and served the Church in New Jersey where she cared for children with AIDS in her preparation to become a nun. For many years Gail served in the hospitality industry where she opened many hotels as manager and enjoyed customer relations. She had a warm sincere personality which she shared with all her customers in the hotel and banking business at Wells Fargo Bank.

Gail is survived by her husband, Ralph Armenta, two daughters, Grace Patricia Armenta and Estella Maya Armenta, her father Norman and step-mother Janice Grable, two brothers, Allan and Dennis Grable and a niece and nephew, Lauren and Nicholas Grable. She is also survived by a very special friend, Lena Gilkey, who helped Gail following her mother’s passing and who continues to help at this time of sorrow. Gail was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Russell Grable, her grandparents, Lee and Corrine Grable and Dick and Marie Russell, her brother Mike Grable, a nephew Garrett Grable and a niece Jessica Grable.

Gail was greatly loved and will be dearly remembered forever by all her family and friends and especially by her husband and her daughters, Grace and Estella.


  1. Kent & Heather Friedrichsen - Perry, Iowa on October 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Heather and I wish to express our sorrow for your loss. Gail was a lovely person and we were fortunate to have her and her family for neighbors, even if it were only for that short time. She had such a great personality and it reflected in her girls too. Our prayers for Ralph,Grace and Estella.

  2. Melissa Flatau on September 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I always remember her little words of advice and think of her when my girls take out fingernail polish. Back when I was visiting in 2005 when you guys lived in California, Gail took me to the closet and showed me where Gracie had spilled fingernail polish on the carpet which caused a permanent stain. Now I am going to love it more when my girls take the fingernail polish out, your Moms memory will always be connected to our fingernail polish. I will cherish the memories of your Mom and the fun times we had at home in New Orleans when you guys lived here. I’m here if you need me and would be happy for all of us to polish our fingernails some day soon. Heaven is a much more beautiful place b/c she is happily decorating awaiting our arrivals.

  3. Rosemarie Hudson-Franklyn Baltimore, Maryland on August 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Grace and Estella your mother touched the lives of many people wherever she lived. I am saddened by her passing, but will always remember her bubbly vivacious personality. May God give you comfort and strenght to you as you go on without her. Ralph,I am here if you and those girls need me.

  4. Dwight Goodwin on August 28, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Gail never failed to bring smiles and laughter to the workplace. She loved her customers and was always concerned about her co-workers. I won’t forget the joy she received from helping others, whether it was opening the door for a senior citizen or preparing a delicious snack for her work family. Gail, you left us too soon, but you will not be forgotten. Much love and prayers to your family and two girls.

  5. Kathryn Shutt & Family on August 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    May the Grace of our Lord sustain you at this time of loss, and may your heart find peace knowing that prayers of friends and family are with you.
    Friends of Manny’s in Dallas.

  6. lahlou familyh on August 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

    We are very sorry for your loss.our prayers are with you.

  7. Brent Foland on August 27, 2010 at 8:01 am

    So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure working with Gail and she will be missed. My prayers are with you.

  8. Rick & Marcia Gilmore on August 26, 2010 at 7:31 am

    We were stunned to read about Gail’s death. She was a dear sweet person who’s presence will be missed by all. Our prayers go out to her family . I’m sure her mother has already greeted her with open arms. RIP Gail Grable-Armenta

  9. Mark & Daria Ussary on August 26, 2010 at 6:36 am

    We wish to express our sympathy for the family and friends. You all are in our prayers.

  10. Corbin Franklin on August 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Gail, you will be greatly missed around Wells Fargo. You brought a lot of energy, laughter, and joy. No one could “walk the block” like you and no one ever will. My prayers are now for your girls, may they always remember you for the happiness that you carried everywhere, and may the be well taken care of in your absence.

  11. Jean & Roger Hawkins on August 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We worked with her for a short time. She was so young Please know that the family and all are in our prayers. We did not get to know her all that well, but she was fun to deal with and was always so happy.

  12. Jo Ann Pendleton on August 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    So saddened to hear about Gail. I have always loved her, even when we weren’t in close contact. My thoughts are with Ralph and the girls. Always remember the good times and let the not so good times fade from your memory.

  13. Betty and Terry Earhart on August 25, 2010 at 6:21 am

    We enjoyed watching Gail grow up across the street from us of Monterey Street. Our prayers are with the family.

  14. The Geer Family on August 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Our hearts are breaking…Gail was a DYNAMIC Lady and will greatly be missed. We are lifting you all up in prayer.

  15. Erin Clark on August 24, 2010 at 9:49 am

    i am assisstant manager at einstein bagels across the street form the bank gail worked. we at einsteins will all miss gails’ bubbly personality early in the mornings when she comes in to get her pb&j poppy seed bagel and soda. we are sorry for your loss and your family in our prayers.

  16. The Marriott Family on August 24, 2010 at 9:38 am

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ralph and the girls.God Bless!

  17. The Schade Family on August 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

    We are thinking about you, praying for you, and want to help in any way you need. Please let us know if there is anything we do for you during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

  18. The Gifford Family on August 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

    We are so deeply saddened by your loss, and all of our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

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