OBITUARY

Gail Deatline

August 20, 1950October 27, 2020
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Barbara "Gail" Deatline, 70, of Indianapolis, Indiana returned home to the Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Gail was born on August 20, 1950 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan to Emma (Thompson) and Carl Simmons.

She graduated from Killeen High School, and earned her cosmetology license at the young age of 16. She continued that line of work for over 50 years.

She helped guide her son through the transitions that came with a military lifestyle for 16 years.

Through the 90's, Gail worked as a realtor. She was a market consultant, and helped market some of the leading real estate agents in the area.

In her later years, Gail became the manager of volunteer services at VistaCare, Odyssey Healthcare, Gentiva Health services, and Kindred Health services. She led the most successful hospice volunteer program in the tri state region. She mentored countless volunteers during her time in hospice care and served as keynote speaker on many occasions. Her volunteer work continued through the Hope Center, where she prayed and worked with women coming out of human trafficking, addictions, and other life-dominating issues.

Volunteer work was Gail's passion. Her dedicated, driven, competitive spirit mixed with her kind, caring, Jesus loving heart made her a perfect fit for that line of work. So many were blessed by her wisdom, grace, and love.

Through all of that love showed her greatest achievement of all, being a faithful follower of Christ. She led so many others to do the same. She was a leader in the ministry at Indian Creek Church over the past 26 years. Some of the groups she worked with were "Fishers of men" and "Faith, Hope, and Love". She also lead numerous women's retreats to guide all who attended to follow in Christ's footsteps.

Gail is survived by her son; Chris Deatline (Angie), and her grandchildren; Anna Grace and Beckett Deatline. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her brother, Terry Simmons.

A visitation for Gail will be held Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at The The Creek Church, 6430 S Franklin Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46259, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM. A burial will take place at Orchard Hill Cemetery shortly after the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gail's memory may be made to The Hope Center, https://www.hopecenterindy.org/give.

Current COVID guidelines will be respected at the services. Per the family's request, no hugging would be preferred during this time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com for the Deatline family.

  • FAMILY

  • Carl Simmons, Father (deceased)
  • Emma (Thompson) Simmons, Mother (deceased)
  • Chris Deatline (Angie), Son
  • Anna Grace Deatline, Grandchild
  • Beckett Deatline, Grandchild
  • Terry Simmons, Brother (deceased)

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Sharon Williams

November 12, 2020

A few weeks have passed since you went to your heavenly home, but I miss you dear friend. There's nothing more I would rather do, than pick up the phone and say "Let's do" or "Let's go". You are such a sweet spirit and many things to many people.
I loved our hugs and at that moment, I could feel the love radiate between two souls. I enjoyed our chats about anything and everything, but mostly about Christ. If the conversation would wane there was always the commonality of the Bible. He was our core and center.
I loved the sweet notes I received from you and I've saved everyone of them. Now, they are more precious than ever. I know you're home, dear friend, and there will come a day, according to God's plan, when I will see you again.
Miss you and sending a hug, - Sharon

Sally Dooley

November 6, 2020

Gail so inspired me as we shared bits and pieces of life as we shared the same office space at the Hope Center on Friday afternoons sometimes. I would love to be like her ~ sharing encouragement and God's love in every conversation.

Janet Oehmsen

November 5, 2020

Gail understood what our purpose in life was. She loved the lord and was an example to all of us. Gail was always there to help us and others without even questioning her own needs. Gail was always positive, upbeat and cheerful. Gail was a great friend and family member. Both my husband and I will surely miss her!

Sharon Williams

November 4, 2020

I'm writing a 2nd time because of her love for many as she helped those she could, through difficult times. I will miss our talks and discussions about the Bible. I can't believe she's really gone and words cannot express how much she touch my life. Ain't no one like her and she had a way of showing her love for the Lord by sharing His words with others.
Sharon
1 Corinthians 15:42-44 The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.”

Ellen Brown

November 4, 2020

I want to extend my sympathies to Gail's family and friends. I lived with Gail for about 10 months years back. I am thankful God allowed me time to heal with Gail so I could move forward in my life's journey with Jesus. The bible tells us "there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Do not let your hearts be troubled". Thank you heavenly Father for blessing Gail with a strong will to serve you by helping others.

Joanna Reynolds

November 2, 2020

I've only had the pleasure of knowing Gail for a little over a year when she was placed in my small group. She was always such a wonderful addition to our group. When she spoke I couldn't help but listen and take it in. Oh and her love for the Lord was so obvious. When she said she felt God was telling her to share something you knew it was serious. One day not to long ago Gail called me up and said I was on her heart and in her prayers and she needed to talk to me. I thought "oh no Gail what do you have for me?" Long story short, God used Gail to speak to my heart and truly is what saved my marriage, what changed my direction in my marriage. Thank you Gail for always being a faithful servant of the Lord and listening when He told you do something in He's name. I may not have been done with my Gail knowledge, but I know you are happily dancing with your Abba

Naomi Clifford

November 1, 2020

I have fond memories of Gail. She got me interested in volunteering at Vistacare. She had a great sense of humor and artistic talent. She also was an encourager. I’m thankful I knew her.

Betty Hiday

November 1, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Gail's family. I was privileged to work with Gail and her volunteer work at Vista Care, she was the most loving and caring person. She always had a smile and hugs for our group when she came to pick up the projects that our church group had made for her patients. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.

Lorey Gordon

November 1, 2020

I am honored to have known Gail and have her as a friend. We first met when I came to Vista Care and volunteered for her in the office. She had such a gift working with the volunteers and dedicating so much time to them and the clients. Gail was an excellent listener and always eager to help during rough times. The Lord has called her home....she will be missed but we know she is at peace and will still be praying for us all.

Linda Perry

November 1, 2020

Well it is really hard to pick one memory so I will start from the beginning .Over twenty years ago I walked into my very first bible and was very nervous and here was this leader smiling and making me feel very welcomed to “Faith,Hope & Love” and from that day on my journey began with Gail who just loved to talk about Jesus.Our friendship has grown so much over these years and my life has been blessed from knowing her. She would want nothing more than each one of you to know “JESUS” like she did.

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