Deanna Marie Girardi, 72 of Staunton, died at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 10:34 a.m. She was born on November 28, 1948, in Litchfield to Joseph F. Quade and Arlene (Rugel) Quade.
She married Robert Dale Girardi on June 12, 1971, in Gillespie, IL. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1996. Deanna received her bachelors of science degree from Eastern Illinois University. She was a retired elementary teacher for Community Unit School District #7. Deanna was a member of the Illinois Teachers Association.
She is survived by her daughters, Kristen Girardi (Mary DeSmet) of St. Louis, MO and Margo Girardi (Christian Sutter) of Kirkwood, MO; grandchildren, Kaylen DeSmet Girardi, Aliyah DeSmet Girardi, Ethan Sutter, and Eloise Sutter; sibling, Jolene (Dennis) Hausman of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Deanna was preceded in death by her parents and spouse.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at SS Simon & Jude Church, Gillespie at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. The family asks that everyone please wear masks.
Memorials are suggested to Partnership For Educational Excellence District #7 or Evelyn’s House. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.