June Wolever


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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June E. Wolever, 87, of Moline passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. to the time of service. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
June Evelyn Closen was born on June 23, 1925, in Peoria, Ill., to Edward P. and Evelyn Sester Closen. She married Loren F. Wolever on Nov. 20, 1948, in Moline. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1994. June worked at Deere and Company after graduating from Moline High School.
June was a member of St. Anne's Church, East Moline, Moline Women's Christian Club and the Rock Island County Historical Society, Moline. In addition, her interests included interior decorating and design. She loved spending time with her family including her children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and her new great-grandson, Connor Michael Stout. She also enjoyed spending time with her many special friends.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Joanne Wolever, Rock Island, Thomas and Cheryl Wolever, Coal Valley, and Daniel and Lisa Wolever, Geneseo; grandchildren, Mandi (Chris) Stout, Joshua, Matthew, Megan, Eric, Charles and Lukas Wolever. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Closen; and a sister, Betty Schneider.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.














 



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