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Delena K. Gifford, 65, Kokomo, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at North Woods Village. She was born April 4, 1951, in Kokomo, to John and Elena (Bowlsby) Gifford.
Delena was a 1969 Taylor High School graduate and worked as a clerk for CVS. She was a master of all types of card and board games. If you needed any help playing or just needing to know how to play, Delena had the answers. Delena also loved to play bingo and work on her paintings or drawings.
Survivors include her sister, Deborah Osborne; brothers, James W. (Anita) Gifford and Joseph D. Gifford, all of Kokomo; aunt, Barbara Gifford, Galveston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Delena was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elena Gifford; and one brother, John Gifford Jr.
Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Richard Olson officiating. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kokomo Salvation Army or Kokomo Rescue Mission. Online condolences may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on March 30, 2017
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