Born March 1, 1923, in St. Thomas, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Henry Schellman and Emma Kolb Schellman.
On December 14, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. she was united in marriage to Dr. Samuel W. Gaston, who preceded her in death November 22, 2009.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Sammy Gaston.
She was a long time member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Malden and St. Peter's Church in Quincy, Ill.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Chadsey of Milwaukee, Wis. and Marsha Madsen of Quincy, Ill.; five grandchildren Stephanie Zanowski of Milwaukee, Wis., Jason Chadsey of Camarillo, Calif., Kyle Chadsey of Orlando, Fla., Michael Madsen of Quincy, Ill., and James Madsen of Austin, Texas.; and seven great-grandchildren Sam Zanowski, Zoey Zanowski, Jaxon Chadsey, Alex Madsen, Maria Madsen, Olivia Chadsey and Owen Chadsey.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 27 at Landess Funeral Home of Malden. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 28, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Malden with Father David Dohogue officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.
Landess Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.