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Gail DeFluiter

January 19, 1947 — February 15, 2023

Harrisonville, Missouri

Gail DeFluiter

Gail DeFluiter was born January 19, 1947 to Esther and Paul Adkins. In 1970, Gail married Stephen DeFluiter in Kansas City, MO. Steve and Gail were happily married for 53 years.

Gail and Steve would spend time on weekends going for drives and visiting all the small towns Missouri has to offer. Gail was always appreciative of a good deal and loved to shop garage sales, thrift stores and antique shops.  

 She was a creative personality who enjoyed writing and wrote many inspirational poems throughout her life which she would often share with her loved ones in times of struggle and times of happiness.

Promise Kept

She woke to the sound of angels singing, their voices seemed to fill the sky

The words that they sang just kept ringing, “Wake up, your redemption draws nigh”

There was instant joy for she knew this was Jesus, coming to take her to his home on high

Even as a child, she’d heard the promise, “Don’t give up, your redemption draws nigh”

The sky was ablaze with the brightness of His coming, the Son of God who had died to save every man

And her heart burst with love and happiness, because her redemption was finally at hand

                                                                                                                                                                                              -  Gail DeFluiter, 2016

Gail was a dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend. Her conversation, advice and prayers will be greatly missed by all.

Gail was preceded in death by her mother and father and one son, Richard.

She is survived by her husband Stephen, three children; Ron DeFluiter (wife Jennifer) of Hermosa, SD, Brian DeFluiter of Garden City, MO, Jennifer DeFluiter ( husband Jay) of Lee’s Summit, MO, four grandchildren; Taevien Simpson, Trustin Simpson, Jerica McAfee, Journey McAfee, one great grandchild, Mordecai Simpson, one sister, Paula Dye (husband Bruce) and one brother James Adkins.  

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 801 SE 11th St, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081.

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