Gail Marie (nee Miller) Legate, 76, fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
She was born July 12, 1939, in St. Louis. She married Elbert Legate June 13, 1970, in Granite City. Gail was a devoted wife and mother; she loved her grandchildren and enjoyed going to Mass.
She is survived by her husband, Elbert “Gator” Legate; nine children and their spouses, Debbie (Frank) Sturgill, Debra (Walter) Salwitz, John Legate, Donna Heyman, Barb (Steve) Fisher, Michael Legate, Sandi (Ed) Cantrell, Linda (Scott) Northrup and Pattie (Tony) Cicerelli; 18 grandchildren, Joe (Cori), Chrisiti (Steve), Joseph, Shannon, Beth (Matt), Dwayne, Diane, Jason (Miranda), Jesse, Travis, Amanda, Shawna, Ryan (Brandy), Alex, Tyler (Jessica), Madeline, Brad and Jack; 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Miller; mother, Marie (Paul) Buford; son Steve Coad and sister, Joyce Miller.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estate. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.