June C. Smalley, 73, of Normal died at 9:35 p.m. Dec. 25, 2011, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2012) at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with inurnment at Park Hill Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2012) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to SOAR, Special Olympics or The Baby Fold.
She was born June 22, 1938, in Auburn, a daughter of Maurice Charles and Minnie Duff Charles.
She is survived by her children, Randi (Steve) Meyer, Bloomington; Richard (Kara) Smalley, Hudson; and Susan (Curtis) Pennypacker and Charles (Kristy) Smalley, both of Normal; her companion’s children, Floyd Alan (Lynn) Paul, Nebraska; Greg (Lisa) Paul, Bloomington; and Lisa (Ed) Birk, Lincoln; her grandchildren, Andrew, Allyson, Chelsea, Bailey, Angela (Scott), Samantha and Bradley; two sisters, Mary (Herb) Ward, Texas, and Kathy (Ray) Merrill, Havana; a brother-in-law, John Anderson, Normal; several nieces and nephews; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her companion of 33 years, Floyd “Sonny” Paul; her parents; three brothers, Maurice Charles, John Charles and James Robert Charles; and four sisters, Dorothy Stoffel, Ruth Miller, Helen Anderson and Elizabeth Berggren.
June spent her childhood growing up at Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s School. She graduated from University High School, Normal.
She had been employed by J.C. Penney, Eureka Manufacturing Co., and Alexander Manufacturing Co. throughout the years.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at BroMenn ER and Critical Care Unit for the excellent care and support that was given during her brief illness.