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Theobald, Junie Lorraine Dumse
June L. Dumse Theobald, 55, of Galesburg, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at home.

She was born October 4, 1956 in St. Paul, MN to Harold F. and Mae (Mickie) E. Schell Dumse.
She had three brothers, Larry Dumse, Mike Dumse, and Jim Dumse; two sisters, Sherry Bain and Sherry Mear as well as many aunts and uncles who were very special to her along with cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She lived in St. Paul, MN and then moved to Galesburg where she attended Churchill Jr. High and Galesburg Senior High. She then received her cosmetology degree from Carl Sandburg College. She worked at Salon Supreme for many years and then briefly at Best Little Hairhouse. She fulfilled her dream of having her shop in her home at 630 N. Cedar Street in Galesburg where she had many friends and loyal customers who loved her for her talent and friendship. She married Terry Clewell and together they had her only child Terah Lyn Clewell who was her pride and joy along with being her very best friend in her adult life.

She married Frank Theobald on December 23, 2006 in Galesburg and was a faithful, loving wife and mother until her death on May 7, 2012.

Junie was the salt of the earth with a kindred spirit and a heart of gold with many, many friends who loved her dearly.

She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1997 and stayed strong in her faith in God until He took her home.

She ran in the Bix for many years, participated in the Relay for Life and was a member of the Blues Fest and First Lutheran Church. Her strength and goodness will never be forgotten by all that loved her. The appreciation for the simplest things in life humbled anyone who knew her heart. She was life-loving and grateful for the time she was given everyday by believing in the Lord and angels, never wondering "Why me?" May the beauty and goodness of her soul carry on in others as she climbs "the stairway to heaven."

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at First Lutheran Church. Rev. Al Beck will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg.
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