Laura Vallosio


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Posted Online: Feb. 09, 2013, 8:11 pm
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Laura Joan Vallosio, 82, of Moline, formerly of Knoxville, Ill., died at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at her residence.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Maxey Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Knoxville. The Rev. Russ Collister will officiate. Private graveside services will be on Friday, Feb. 15, at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, Ill. Memorials may be made to Maxey Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1930, in Cuba, Ill., the daughter of James and Frances Haile Jayne. She graduated from Cuba High School. She married John R. Skender on June 18, 1950, in Cuba. He preceded her in death in 1986. She then married Louis Vallosio on May 7, 1994, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2006.
She worked for the Selective Service during the Korean War. Then, she worked from the 1960s to the 1990s for the ROVA School District, Oneida, as the district treasurer and was the secretary to the superintendent.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galesburg, and Maxey Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Knoxville, and was active in her churches serving on committees. While in Moline, she attended the First Covenant Church in Moline. She volunteered for many years at the Community Treasure of the Galesburg Community Foundation in Galesburg, and served on the Health Scholarship Board.
She loved dancing, entertaining friends, giving of her time and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all adored her.
Surviving are her daughters, Jana (Ken) Shook, Moline, and Jaynee (Bill) Fineran, Moline; one stepson, Michael (Joy) Vallosio, Mapleton, Ill.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her cousin, Doreen (Maurice) Bent, Gloucester, England. She was preceded in death by her husbands; and one sister, Mary Krohe.
Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.












 



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