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Deena Gregory


December 30, 1972
March 6, 2019

Visitation 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Day Macz Funeral Home - Sandoval
Funeral 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Day Macz Funeral Home - Sandoval

Deena Kay Gregory, 46, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 30, 1972 the daughter of Steve and Marsha (Edwards) Gregory in Centralia.

Many survive to carry on her memory, beloved daughter, Lindsay Mansker and fiancé Tyler Foster of Sandoval; precious granddaughters, Kendal, Kylie, and Kenslie Foster; loving brother, Kelly Gregory, wife Tricia of Shattuc; loving grandmother, Lorene “Tiny” Gregory of Sandoval; devoted aunts and uncles; Ken Gregory, wife Nancy of Sandoval, Mary Seats, husband Tim of Texico and Sandy Cox, husband Bill of Patoka; dear nephew, Nicholas Gregory of Salem; special friend Patrick Branon of Sandoval; several good lifelong friends; many cousins and extended family.

She is preceded in death by both her father, Steve Gregory; mother, Marsha Graham; and grandfather, John “Whitie” Gregory.

Ms. Gregory graduated Sandoval High School in 1991 and received her cosmetology license in 1999 from Southern Illinois School of Cosmetology. Deena was best known as MaMa Deena to her granddaughters that she loved to spoil and spend time with. Deena had a contagious smile and was a social butterfly never meeting a stranger. All that knew Deena will truly miss her sense of humor and her caring gestures.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Kenneth Hayden officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Family and friends are welcome to a visitation time from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the funeral home in Sandoval and one hour prior to services on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Memorials may be made in Deena’s honor to the Families Wishes. Online condolences and memories of Deena may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.