Wilbur G. Motley, 89, of Kewanee, died at 8:19 AM, Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the emergency room at Kewanee Hospital.Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, June 10 at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Rev. Joe Schmidt will officiate. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by the US Marine Detachment and the Kewanee Veteran’s Council. Memorials can be directed to the First Christain Church in Kewanee.
Wilbur was born on January 20, 1924 in Kewanee, the son of William and Ruth Otley Motley. He married Mary Jean Goodale on May 6, 1943 in Kahoka, MO. She survives as well as his sons, Terry (Patricia) Motley of Savannah, GA, Jim (Dorine) Motley of Neponset, IL and Stan (Kathy) Motley of Sandwich, IL, a daughter, Debbie (Charles) Wilkins of Geneseo, IL, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Pauline Sievers.
He was a WW II veteran, having served with the US Marine Corp as an aviation mechanic. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Kewanee. He had worked and was retired from the Hillsdale Cooperative grain elevator. He enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, yardwork and going to McDonalds for coffee. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.