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.