ROCHELLE — Vera Lucille McQueen, 98, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Rochelle Rehabilitation Center in Rochelle.
Vera was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Lindenwood, the daughter of Frank and Mable Reints Strang. She was a member of the Esmond Methodist Church
She enjoyed quilting and collecting dolls and angels.She was an avid Chicago Bulls fan.Vera married William Blair McQueen on Dec. 14, 1935 in Rockford. William preceded her on Aug. 13, 1980. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Miller; four brothers, Clarence, Calvin, Willard and Francis; eight sisters, Edna Beach, Cora Beck, Fern Rittmeyer, Marie Donahue, Stella Baker, Edith Hill, Ruth Harrole, and Grace Huntley; and two grandchildren, William Raymond Kasmar and Veronica Blair McQueen.
Vera is survived by one son, Robert (Sarah) McQueen of Montgomery, Alabama; two daughters, Ruth (Don) Patterson of Las Cruces, N.M. and Nancy (Stephen) Hopkins of Esmond; two sisters, Iris Sturgill and Margaret Hoffman both of Rochelle; one sister-in-law, Ruth Strang; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle, Illinois. The visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Greenview Cemetery in Esmond.
There will be a luncheon following at the Esmond Methodist Church. Memorials to the Esmond Methodist Church and Greenview Cemetery in Esmond. Online guest book at www.ungerhorner.com