Velma June Stubbs
6/20/1931 - 9/6/2019
MORTON ~ Velma “June” Stubbs, 88, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Friday,
September 6, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
Born June 20, 1931 in Taney County, Missouri to Holland F. Sr. and Isa Mae (Patterson)
Ellison. A graduate of Sparta, Missouri High School, She married her high school
sweetheart, Max J. Stubbs on May 29, 1949 in Harrison, Arkansas. He died June 13, 2007 in
Pekin. Also preceding her in death are her parents; one son, Paul F. Stubbs; two sisters,
Wanda Moses and Martha Jones; two brothers, Dean Ellison and Holland Ellison, Jr.
Surviving are two sons, Terry (Emily) Stubbs of Morton, Gale (Alisa) Stubbs of West
Chicago; two daughters, Katherine “Kathy” (Jim) Pemberton of Pekin, Debra “Debbie”
(Brad) Harrison of Mapleton; twelve grandchildren, Brandi (Ryan) Krueger, Sonya (Curt)
Farnham, Chris Ellison, Josh (Shannon) Stubbs, Heather (Christian) Ritchie, Adam (Brooke)
Stubbs, Philip (Kara) Stubbs, Brandy (Michael) Mutehart, Nicholas (Rachel) Stubbs, Holly
(Luke) Tseng, Tracy (Aaron) Lusher, Jeremy Pemberton; thirty-four great-grandchildren;
three great great-grandchildren; one sister, Koella Roberts of Ozark, Missouri; two
sisters-in-law, Evelyn Ellison of Nixa, Missouri and Shirley Ellison of Rogersville, Missouri.
June worked as a cashier for Centel/Gallatin River Communications for over 33 years.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles, gardening and
cooking. June visited all 50 states and traveled abroad. Her greatest joy was spending time
with her family and having them in her home.
She enjoyed attending Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin, and Richland Baptist Church in East
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Apostolic Christian
Restmor for the compassion and care given to June over the last several years.
Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Preston-Hanley
Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Gary England will officiate. Visitation will
be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter,
614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, 61614.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
Sandra Mcintyre(Brantley) - Church
DOUG &NONIE SINDLE - FRIEND & CO WORKER
Donn West - Church friend
Patti Allen - Friend-Church
Marilyn (Hudson) Brecher - Friend
Georgia Brown - Co-worker
Viable & Debbie Stubbs - Acquaintances
Gerry Reynolds - Friend