Anna June Reed, 97, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2012.
She was born June 15, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of Vol and Anna (Hulseberg) Turner.
June’s family made their home in both Illinois and Wisconsin over the years, eventually settling “on the farm” in Lily Lake in 1927.
After June completed her schooling, she continued to help on the family farm while working at Ray Reed’s General Store.
June was united in marriage to George Reed on Oct. 19, 1947.
They began their new life together in Lily Lake, later building their own “dream home” in rural St. Charles, raising their daughter Jane, filling the home with memories, laughter and love.
June began working for DuKane Manufacturing around 1950. She worked in data processing and timed her retirement with George’s.
She was a lifetime and faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church, giving her heart and time to many missions through the church, including Rebecca Circle. June also handmade the Paramounts that hung on the altar for many years.
June also was an avid gardener; her flowers and vegetables gracing her table and pantry season after season.
June was an excellent seamstress and even made her own wedding dress. She also made quilts with friends from church, which were given to charity.
June was a member of Leisure League in Geneva, as well as the Sunset Swingers in Elburn. She also volunteered her time for 12 years, helping with crafts and activities at Provena Pine View Care Center in St. Charles.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Paul Cyko of Elburn; two sisters-in-law, Doris Turner of Lily Lake and Phyllis Turner of Sister Bay, Wis.; many nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbors and a family of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; one daughter, Jane Cyko; two brothers, George and Howard Turner; and one sister, Elizabeth Turner.
Visitation and a funeral to celebrate her faith and her memory was held Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment followed on Tuesday at Lily Lake Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “June Reed Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.