|June Louise Ward, 101, 106 N. Park Street, Knoxville, formerly of 906 Florence Avenue, Galesburg, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on January 20, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center.
June was born on July 1, 1911, the only child of Frank "Midge" Cullen and Selma Johnson Cullen. She married Gale E. Ward on December 25, 1930 in Galesburg. Her beloved husband, Gale, died on January 2, 1975.
She is survived by one daughter, Sally (Robert) Hickerson of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Steven (Leslie) Hickerson of Kissimmee, Fla., Julie (John) Lencioni of Wheaton, Ill., and Stuart (Angela) Hickerson of Williamsfield, Ill. Also, she is survived by seven great children who called her GG. GG adored and treasured spending time with her great grandchildren.
She attended Galesburg High School and Brown's Business College. June and Gale Ward owned Gale Ward Sporting Goods Store for many years. She was a member of Lake Bracken County Club, site of her only hole in one, Order of the Eastern Star and Trinity Lutheran Church. June served for many years on the board of The Ladies Knox County Golf Association and competed in the city golf tournament into her eighties. She loved her family, golf, sporting events and her frequent trips to Las Vegas. She will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. A celebration of June's life will be officiated by Pastor David Shreeves at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26 at the chapel with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Boys Town, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.