DeLana Gilbert of Brocton, New York passed away after an extended illness late Tuesday afternoon February 2, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Brocton, New York on May 4 1935 to the late William and Clara Feinen Allen. DeLana had been an area resident all of her life. She was a 1953 graduate of Brocton Central School and was the Brocton Village Clerk for many years. Besides loving and enjoying her family she was a member of the Brocton American Legion John W Dill Post 434 Auxillary and was a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder with her late husband before he passed away.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Susan (John) Harrell of Fredonia, New York, one son Scott (Eric) Gilbert-Moore of Rochester, New York two grandchildren Michael (Tiffany)McCloskey and Patrick (Amy) McCloskey of Brocton, New York, four great-grandchildren Jenna McCloskey, Hunter McCloskey, Abigail McCloskey and Taylor McCloskey. One brother Thomas (Sham)Allen of Brocton, New York and two nieces Lynsey Allen and Chelsey Allen of Brocton, New York.
DeLana was predeceased by her husband John Gilbert who passed away in 1997.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 11 am from the Morse Funeral Home 51 Highland Ave. in Brocton, New York. The Rev. Barb Brewer will officiate. Interment will follow at The Portland Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home from 3 to 8 pm on Friday February 5, 2016. The family requests memorials in DeLana's honor be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or stjude.org