Gina L. Strelka Westray, age 50, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 4:54 PM - Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.

Private family services will be held.ááBurial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery in rural Newton, Illinois.ááIn loving memory of Gina, memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School.ááArrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.ááThe obituary can be viewed and condolences left atá

Gina was born on November 16, 1969, in Olney, Illinois, the daughter of George Leopold and Imelda (Gonzalez) Strelka, Jr.

Gina graduated from Newton Community High School in 1987.

Gina was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton.ááShe enjoyed crocheting, watching scary movies and had the biggest heart for children and animals.

Gina also was an avid concert goer for bands and enjoyed seeing Poison, Def Leopard, Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue along with many more 80s bands.

Gina is survived by:

Sisters – Maria (David) Reis of Ste. Marie, Illinois

Janet McDaniel (fiancÚ Jim McHugh) of Effingham, Illinois

Nieces – Alexandria (Adam) Ruiz, Brianna McDaniel (fiancÚ Matthew Hecht) and Adriana Reis (FiancÚ Brandon Bushue)

Nephew – Nick Reis

Gina was preceded in death by her parents