Genevieve Clementine DeStefane, 93, of Benld, Ill., died at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, on Aug 4.
Her funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Joseph’s Church in Benld with Father Pat Gibbons and Father Stephen Pohlman officiating. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld, Ill.
Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Joseph’s Church Benld.
She was born on July 15, 1920, in Benld to John Giovanni and Antonia (Galliano) Ponte.
She married Edward DeStefane on Nov. 29, 1952, St. Joseph’s Church in Benld. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2006.
She is survived by her son, Rick DeStefane of Creve Coeur and Hannibal; grandsons, Nick DeStefane, Nathan DeStefane; and granddaughters, Lexie DeStefane and Kasey DeStefane.
Mrs. DeStefane was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, a son, Edward Alan DeStefane; and a sister, Madeline Tenikat.
She graduated from Blackburn College with an English major and then she graduated from U of I with a Latin/French minor. She was vice president of Benld Loan Association and Secretary/Treasurer of Benld Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Altar Society or Benld Cemetery.
Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of services.