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Gail Sharon McNeal (Zehm)

February 20, 1939 — March 23, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, 2023 at approx. 4:30pm, Gail Sharon McNeal, age 84, was taken home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her family is left in a state of surprise, as her departure was a quick and sudden event. - Gail was born in Spokane, WA. to Max and Ida Zehm (Coe) of Fairfield, Wa. - Gail grew up with her 5 siblings on Maxwell Ave. Gail attended Grammar School and was a confirmed member at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She later attended North Central High School where she played on the Varsity Tennis Team and met her husband Daniel C. McNeal I. - Dan & Gail were married on August 20th, 1955.

Gail devoted herself to her family as a full-time housewife and mother of 3. She loved playing Golf, Tennis and Bowl. She enjoyed her yardwork and planted a yearly crop of purple petunias, pansies, marigolds, and backyard tomatoes. - In 1982, after a motorcycle accident, Gail became a full-time care assistant for Dan which prompted them to relocate to their 80 acre property on the Newport Highway. - Gail’s husband of 57 years, passed away in 2012. They were deeply dedicated to each other. - Relocating back to Spokane, Gail lived out the rest of her days living in a Senior Mobile Home Community enjoying her new home and spending quality time with her family. - With joy, we celebrate her new residence, in the Kingdom of Christ Jesus anticipating the day our family is forever reunited! - We will deeply miss our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Gail Sharon McNeal.

Gail is survived by her 3 children: son, Dan (Julie) McNeal of Spokane, 2 daughters: Johanna (Joe) Roberts of Kettle Falls and Carla Dorscher of Spokane; 2 sisters: Barbara Mathis of South Carolina and Anita Huntsman of Tacoma; 1 sister-in-law, Carol Zehm of Spokane: 7 grandchildren: Jesse, Megan, Gail, Natalie, Brittany, Katrina. (Gail was preceded in death by her grandson Joshua);  2 step-grandchildren: Dan Martin Jr. and Robin Coursey as well as 9 great-grandchildren, 1 step-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held @ 10am on Friday, April 14th at Riplinger Funeral Home, 4305 N. Division, Spokane followed by a graveside service at Spokane Memorial Cemetery at 12: 30 pm, 5909 Cheney-Spokane Rd.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 13th between 10am-5pm and 1 hour before Service on Friday, April 14th


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 13, 2023

10:00am - 5:00 pm (Pacific time)

Riplinger Funeral Home & Crematory

4305 North Division Street, Spokane, WA 99207

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Riplinger Funeral Home & Crematory

4305 North Division Street, Spokane, WA 99207

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Pacific time)

Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens

5909 Cheney Spokane Road, Spokane, WA 99224

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