EAST PEORIA - Betty June Rea, 77, of East Peoria passed away at 12:21 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her home in East Peoria.
She was born on June 24, 1935, in Gridley, Ill., to Alvin and Lorrine (Shoup) Waters. She married Leroy B. Rea on Sept. 15, 1951, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2009, in East Peoria.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Larry Rea and Michael Rea.
Surviving are four children, Barbara Harris of Morton, David (Carol) Rea of Mooresville, Ind., Dale (Lisa) Rea of Spring Bay, and Darryl (Theresa Colclasure) Rea of Goodland, Ind. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Bev (Jerry) Case.
Betty worked for Methodist Hospital as a dietary supervisor for 15 years before retiring. She then worked at the snack bar at Ventures Department Store until it closed. Betty enjoyed camping and listening to bluegrass music and she attended Cross Points Community Church.
A service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 12 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Burial will follow the service at Secor Cemetery in Secor, Ill.
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