PEORIA - June Fey, 85, of Peoria, Ill., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Peoria.
June was born June 29, 1928, in the little hamlet of Reno in southern Illinois, the only child of Lewis Vernon and Emma Elizabeth Clanton, and by them the child of the very pioneer farmers and cattlefolk who founded that territory before Illinois became a state. Venturing as a young woman with her own horizons, she broke from farm life and set out for the big city of Peoria to become a telephone operator, even after her father said he'd get that tractor (and lose the horse for the plowing) and relented on getting the farm electrified. That flight was in 1946, departing the year she graduated from nearby Pocahontas High School, class of 16 students. She married Ulysses "Bud" Fey on Nov. 20, 1948, at the First Christian Church in Springfield, Ill.
With her husband she built and managed a small residential construction corporation, Bud Fey Builders, which ran successfully for more than 30 years. Together they built a home and lived a vocation of hospitality and concern for others to which many family and friends can bear witness.
June was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Peoria.
Surviving are her two sons, Michael Fey of Peoria and Dennis (Terri) Fey of Highland Park, Ill.
Services will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Susan Pinkerton and the Rev. Richard Pippin will officiate. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery.
View June's life story at www.davison-fulton.com.
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