Gildea, Adarae Allegan, MI Adarae (Allen) Gildea passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family on November 18, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, Adalaide (Mercer) and Ray Allen, and her sister, Monica Haas. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Keith Gildea; her children, Juli (Len) Sheaffer, Brian (Anita) Gildea and Amy (Steve) Schanz; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brandy Gildea, Ryan (Chelsea, Cade and Cole) Schanz, Ashley (Dakota, Dillon, Dawson and Deklan) Slemp, Kyle (Rachael, Grace and Kylie) Sheaffer, Dustin Schanz, Rebekah (Wes, Rowen, Remi and Riley) Blaha and Chelsie (Erik Ortiz) Schanz, Hannah (AJ, Noelle and Noah) Nick. In addition, many other extended family and great lifelong friends. Adarae loved every moment of life along with her husband and soulmate of 64 years. She led her family with the love she taught to give openly and endlessly. She loved to laugh and loved to hear people laugh. She loved puzzling and knitting (dispersing quite the collection of wool slippers around town). She loved making memories through her love for the outdoors, traveling (especially the Upper Peninsula), baking without recipes to follow, mentoring her campers at Camp Michigamme, the 4th of July Parade in Grand Marais, the students she drove for 25 years as a bus driver, her aerobics group in Allegan, the coloring ladies at Mezzo, her snowman collections, playing cards, family traditions, kayaking, biking and then telling "everyone" about it. She never met a stranger. Now we get to carry on her traditions as her faith has carried her to her Lord. Many will dearly miss her, but when nothing makes sense and the sadness takes hold: Love like Adarae. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Adarae's family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Merson Church, 3313 102nd Ave., Gobles, MI 49055, until the time of the luncheon at 12:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Adarae may be made to Camp Michigamme. Messages of condolence may be posted at WinkelFuneralHome.com.