Lillian Gifford

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Lillian T. Gifford, nee Jung, of Belleville, IL and Delray Beach, FL, born March 12, 1921,
died Monday, July 3, 2017 in Delray Beach, FL.

Mrs. Gifford was a retired real estate broker and homemaker.  She was the youngest
daughter of former Belleville Mayor Roland W. Jung and his wife, Lillian. She was a life-long
resident of Belleville, most recently at the Apartment Community of our Lady of the Snows,
moving to Delray Beach, FL in 2016. She was an avid card player and enjoyed playing in
numerous card and bridge clubs with her many close friends and bridge partners. She was a
former President of St. Luke’s Women’s Perpetual Help Sodality and Cathedral High School Mother’s Club.

Known to friends as “Snooks” or “Snooky” and to family as “Noonie”, she celebrated life
with a sharp wit, a great sense of humor which delighted everyone, and an amazing
capacity to bring sunshine and good cheer to any occasion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Stanley Gifford, her parents, Roland W.
Jung and Lillian M. Jung, nee Steele; her brother, Roland “Bud” Jung, and sister,
Rita Marie McKinley.

Lillian will be lovingly remembered by sons R. Thomas Gifford of Wilton Manors, FL,
J. Timothy Gifford and wife Kay of Delray Beach, FL and Leesburg, VA ,
and J. David Gifford and wife Mary Beth of Lakewood, OH,
five grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.

The family requests any memorials be made to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate at
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral Services:  The family will have a private burial service at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Lillian Gifford

Tom, your Mom game me a frames print for my lake property, back when we were at CHS/ACHS and she in the Mother’s Club. She was a classy lady. My condolences to you and siblings. JMc

John McAteer, Greenville, IL, 62246-2717

I have such fond memories of Mrs. Gifford and the entire family. I went to school with David at St. Luke’s. Had many sleep overs and great times. Dave your family is in my prayers.

Vic Morris
Millstadt, Il.

Victor Morris, MILLSTADT, Illinois, 62260

Sincere condolence to Tom, Tim, David and your families. Aunt Snooky was the last of my mother’s generation. Our family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas will never be forgotten.
Karl and Barbara Bretz.

Karl Bretz, Mascoutah, IL, 62258


2 Comments on Lillian Gifford

Cheryl hasenstab said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 2:18 AM

Mysincere condolences to the family of Lillian Gifford. My husband, Michael Hasenstab, was the family’s paper boy growing up. A few years ago while visiting my father at the Apartment Community, we ran into your mother. She was tickled to see Michael and he her. He held your mother in high regard and had wonderful memories of his days delivering her paper. She was a lovely woman. After my dad passed, we lost track of her much to Michael’s dismay. He enjoyed those encounters with your mother and wondered what had happened to her. We did not know she had passed. Michael passed away in August of 2017 shortly after your mother. I am glad to have known her as was Michael.

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Lynn & June Kreuter said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2017 at 8:17 PM

My Mother and Snooky were "table mates" at the Snows. I love to eat dinner with them, great fun! Snooky was the nicest person! We miss her. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. June & Lynn

  • Palm Harbor
  • FL

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