Lela June Gebert, 92, died on August 1, 2021. She was born on August 19, 1928 to Leo Jerome and Ruby Lee Franklin.
She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Calvin Gebert and her siblings Louise Dalton, Marilee Hardcastle, Mattie Belle Saunders and L.J. Franklin.
Gebert is survived by her children Linda L. (Harold) Kuenstler, Darlene (David) Neeley, Kenneth Calvin (Trina) Gebert Jr. and William Kermit “Kerry” Gebert (Fiancé, Deedee Plank), eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and sisters Doris Boeker, Frankie (Ronnie) Petty and Bonnie (James Frank) Hinkel.
Pallbearers included Bud Kuenstler, Brent Neeley, Tim Neeley, Clinton Van Arnem, R.J. Maltez, Kolton Gebert, Korey Gebert and Kody Gebert. Honorary pallbearers were Morris Walker, Mark Brown, Mark Martin, Ralph Boeker Jr., Jimmy Van Cleve, Alan Brown, Gerardo Cadena and Rusty Foster.
Visitation was held on Saturday, August 7 at The First Baptist Church of Cotulla from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 7 at the First Baptist Church of Cotulla at 5:30 p.m. Interment followed at the Cotulla Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the following charities: Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC. 20090, www.smiletrain.org, Wintergarden Women’s Shelter – Carrizo Springs, P.O. Box 1382, Carrizo Springs, TX. 78834, (830)876-9656, Alexander Memorial Library, 201 Center St., Cotulla, TX. 78014, (830) 879-2601, Woman’s Club of Cotulla, C/O Novella Byrd, P.O. Box 393, Cotulla, TX. 78014 or to any charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.