Delbert Gilleece 1954-2016
Delbert R. Gilleece, 62, Valley Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
He was born Oct. 29, 1954, at Manhattan, and was adopted by Veryle and Martha Gilleece. He graduated from Valley Falls High School and from Kaw Area Vocational Technical School in Topeka.
Mr. Gilleece was an equipment operator for the Jefferson County Road and Bridge Department. He had worked for Alamo Manufacturing at Holton.
He attended Valley Falls Christian Church and was a past member of the Valley Falls Saddle Club.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Cummings, on Nov. 15, 2012; and a brother, Eldon W. “Buck” Gilleece, March 26, 2002.
Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Heinen, Valley Falls; his parents, Veryle and Martha Gilleece, Valley Falls; a brother, Greg Gilleece, Isabel; his sister, Kris Carothers, Scranton; and four grandchildren, Jordan, Henry and Mike Cummings and Alucard Heinen.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Valley Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Falls Christian Church or Jefferson County EMS District 11, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.