Ali Michele Gildersleeve, 33, of Falls City, passed away June 23, 2020, in Falls City. She was born Feb 12, 1987, in Falls City to Joe and Donna (Larkin) Gildersleeve.
From the day she was born, Ali put smiles on everyone’s face she came in contact with. You could not meet Ali and not fall in love with her. Ali was a beautiful young lady, even though she was still a child in so many ways.
Ali loved going shopping, going to the buffet, loved to color and she loved to read her books. Ali loved to watch her favorite TV shows, “Max and Ruby” and “Rugrats”. She loved going to Sonic and getting cheese balls and a bubble gum slush. Ali touched so many lives in her time here. She loved being with her family and was a friend to everyone. Ali taught us that it’s the simple things in life that truly matter. She loved wholeheartedly and never knew a stranger. She will be terribly missed and the world is a bit dimmer without her here.
Ali is survived by her parents Joe and Donna of Falls City, brother, Colton Gildersleeve and his wife Katie of Falls City, Aunt, Debi Johansen of Joplin MO, Uncle, Randy Gildersleeve of St. Joe, MO, nephews Xavier and Baron Gildersleeve of Falls City, Grandparents, Wilfred and Peggy Gildersleeve of Falls City, Viola Schroff of St. Joe MO, special cousin, Heather Mitchell of Joplin MO and Gretchen Courtney and her husband Bobby of Coral Springs, FL, special friends and caregivers, Zach Hall of Falls City, Julie Boatman, of Falls City, Ginger Feek of Falls City, special dog friends, Zelda, Ellie Mae, Siggy, and Royal, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ali was preceded in death by her grandparents, Don and Janis Larkin
Her memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Andrew Chavanak officiating. Inurnment will be in Steele Cemetery.
Open visitation and viewing will begin Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from noon until 5:00 PM.
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