A lady of many talents, Delilah was a writer of poems, books and stories; a teacher of piano; and an artist in painting, crocheting, cross stitching, drawing, and patch quilting. She loved the color pink, her aquarium of fish, her time at the casino and most importantly, her family. Delilah was a wonderful grandma, making her grandchildren muffins for after school. She created special memories for her grandchildren as she would teach them how to recycle cans and then use the funds for a special outing at the end of the summer. As an inspiration to many, Delilah has left a lasting legacy for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Steven DeMaranville.
Delilah is survived by her husband, John Alberta; three daughters: Lee Boddie, Jonna McCart and husband David, and Rhonda Sowards; eighteen grandchildren: Clarissa King, Ashley Ellis, Anthony Villanueva, Levi Maason, Ryan Martin, Delilah Boddie, Katie Higgs, Donavon McCart, Chance McCart, Destiny McCart, Drew Flippin, Jeffery Flippin, Presley McCart, Kathryn Flippin, Shawna Jones, John McCart, Rosie McCart and Elvis McCart; and greatgrandchildren: Viktor King, Gabriel Ellis, Brice McCart and Baby King (on the way). She is also survived by eight brothers and sisters: Violet DeMaranville, Sharlett Wilson, Donna Friend, Faith Stapp, Buddy DeMaranville, Bruce DeMaranville, Eric DeMaranville and Jimmy Baxter; numerous nieces and nephews; a stepdad, Jim Baxter; and best friend, Carolyn Forrester.
Inurnment will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.