Geraldine K. “Gerry” Antoine
September 08, 1925 ‒ April 18, 2015
Geraldine K. “Gerry” Antoine, age 89 formerly of Delaware passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
She was born on September 8, 1925 in Falls, Pennsylvania to the late Peter and Valera (Britton) Kettell.
A lifelong educator, she was a teacher for more than 50 years, having taught in public, Christian, home school and even overseas missions schools. The Spanish language was her passion as she not only taught, but also authored multiple Spanish textbooks.
Her passion was also for the Lord. Gerry was a leader in the AWANA kids ministry, an alto voice in the Delaware Bible Church choir, and actively involved across several other ministries. For those she knew and loved, she was the constant prayer warrior. She was a faithful supporter of missionaries around the globe.
“Graggy,” as she was known by her family and too many close friends, lived life with passion. In between her many education and church commitments, she could be found on a sports sideline cheering on grandkids, running a video camera at a special event, hosting the family’s holiday meals or trying to master a new computer she had just acquired.
She is survived by her children: Casey Moore of McHenry, IL, John Antoine of Delaware; Grandchildren: Lance (Danielle), Gabe (Dawn), Luke and Kristen; Great-Grandchildren: Rylee, Hayden, Peyton, Connor, McKenna, Bella and Carson.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years Carlton Antoine, her sister Carol Wall, and grandson Josh Moore.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services celebrating her life will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Pastors Jeff Slider and Gabe Moore will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Wycliffe Bible Translators via www.wycliffe.org
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com