VIOLET MAE HULL, 82 FREEPORT - Violet Mae Hull, 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, IL. Violet was born on October 5, 1930, in Lena, IL; the daughter of Clemmie and Nellie (Buss) Ferguson. Violet attended Louisa and Red Oak schools and she received her GED at Highland Community College in 1984. She was married on March 10, 1948, to James O. Hull in Cedarville, IL. James died on October 9, 1984. Violet had mowed lawns and worked at Harnish Grocery Store in Red Oak as a teenager. She also worked for Emmert Mooks Drug Store in Freeport, where she enjoyed working at the ice cream bar making ice cream desserts for customers. Violet also worked for Arlan's Department store and then Micro Switch MFG Plant 4 in Freeport until her retirement, later she made crafts and sold Avon until 2008. Violet enjoyed the company of her pet cats, painting ceramics, playing bingo and cards. She is survived by her children, Joyce (David) Erwin of New Milford, IL, Shirley (Larry) Pals, Thomas (Sharon) Hull, Betty (Lynn) Kurtz, all of Freeport, Penny Lentz of McConnell, Clyde (Barbara) Hull of Forreston, Donald (Cindy) Hull of Freeport; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; sister, Fern (Gerald) Harnish of Freeport; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Ferguson of Pearl City, IL, Katie Hull of Rock City, IL, Irene Bauch of Freeport and Ruth Dikkers of Shannon, IL. Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brothers, Earl and Raymond Ferguson; sister-in-law, Thelma Ferguson; and son- in-law, Ken Lentz. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Cedarville United Methodist Church in Cedarville. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena. Rev. Paul Gerardy and Bill Blomberg will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL. A memorial has been established in her name. Friends may send condolences to the family at leamonfh.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on June 20, 2013