Albright, June E.

June E. Albright, 100, of Knoxville, Illinois died June 24, 2020, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.

She was born August 13, 1919, in Watertown, South Dakota, the daughter of Andrew and

Kate.  She married Lee E. Albright, Jr. September 24, 1943.  He preceded her in death on April 9, 1985.

She is survived by her three sons, Jerry (and Marlana) Albright of Galesburg, Dean (and Kathryn) Albright of Rockton, Illinois and Doug (and Jolene) Albright of Knoxville; one daughter, Mary (and Edward) Davis of Hayworth, Illinois, 13 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one grandchild.

June was a welder in the California shipyards during WW II.  She met Lee at a serviceman’s dance and thirty days later were married.  After the war, she was a blue printer in Oakland, California for seven years.  In 1956 the family moved to Galesburg and then to Knoxville.  She enjoyed her family, dancing, reading, kid’s athletics, and bowling.  She was a Cub Scout den mother.  She was a Green Bay Packer and St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 Noon at the chapel.  Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate.  Due to social distancing limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating will be limited, and face masks will be required.  Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville.  In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Online condolences may be made at