Gail Jelens

April 15, 1936 ~
November 18, 2022

Gail Jelens, age 86, of Orangeville, MI and St. James City (Pine Island), FL, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Jelens; parents, George and Francis Banfill; brother, George Banfill II; and sister, Lucille DenBor. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Jerry Moore, Dennis (Kimberly) Moore, Mark (Lisa) Moore, Kurt Moore, Norine (Todd) Moffat; grandchildren, Samantha Moore, Spencer Moore, Marie (Nick) Miller, Taylor Moore, Daniel Moore, Steven Moore, Britiany Moore, David Moore, Kara (Josh) Eerdmans, Matthew Moore, Michael Moore; great-grandchildren, Brinley Miller, Hallie Miller, Carson Moore, Mila Eerdmans, Cora Eerdmans, Max Eerdmans, Myah Moore, Asher Moore; siblings, Phillip (Lorna) Banfill, Patricia Lemson; and many nieces and nephews. A private visitation for immediate family only will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be determined.

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November 27, 2022 3:15pm
Dennis, Kurt, Noreen, Jerry & Mark, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Growing up on Blackburn street not far from your family, I always appreciated that your mom made me feel welcome in your home - or eating one of your Dad’s tomatoes out back behind the house with Noreen. Your Mom was gentle, kind, accepting and understanding and my memories of her are all of her smiling. She raised some exceptional adults in you Denny, Kurt and Noreen (I didn’t really know Jerry or Mark but like the Underwood boys, all the Moore boys were certainly handsome)! The fact that her children are so thoughtful, kind, loving, nice, happy and fun is such a great testament to the lady your Mother was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Joy Woods

November 21, 2022 8:53pm
Jerry, Dennis, Mark, Kurt and Noreen (and families)...I am so very sorry to hear about Aunt Gail's passing. I will always remember dancing with her - she had far more energy than I....😊 She was so very proud of all of you! Love to you all. Peace be with you! Love, Tammy Dykema-Halloran, Alyssa Dykema & family, Eric & Ashley Dykema and family.

- Tammy Dykema-Halloran

November 20, 2022 9:35am
We are so sorry to hear about your mom. We are thinking about your family. Take care and think about all the good times!

- Diane Morlock and Beverly Dykema

November 19, 2022 11:31pm
Saddened to hear of the passing of one of my favorite people ever. Aunt Gail will be truly missed by all whoever came in contact with her, she made the world a better place...I will cherish all the memories shared with her throughout the years. My condolences to the family and many loved ones she leaves behind. Love you Aunt Gail

- Phil Banfill Jr




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