Loretta E. Redell, 94, of Kewanee, IL, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon, IL. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday January 18th at Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd, Atkinson. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. A visitation will be 1 hour prior (9:30 – 10:30 am) to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to Abilities Plus, Kewanee. Per her request Cremation Rites have been accorded.
Loretta was born November 14, 1919 in Prophetstown, Illinois to Sophia and Frank Specht. She attended school in Geneseo. She married Cecil Richard Redell, November 20, 1937. He preceded her in death March 26, 1997.
She held done many jobs over the years. She sold tickets at the Wanee Theater, was a sale clerk at Block & Khuls, Later known as Carsons. She also worked in the office of St.FrancisHospital, until it closed, and then at KewaneePublicHospital until she retired. She volunteered at the Abilities Plus Resale Shop until
She was unable to continue because of Alzheimer Disease.
She was a great wife, mother, friend & neighbor to many. She will not be forgotten.
She is survived by daughter, Joanna (Thomas) Thompson of Kewanee; son, Terry (Pat) Redell of Woodridge; Grandchildren: Angela (Tim) Hamilton, Jeff (Julie) Catton, Cathy (Robert) Nelson, Steve (Brandi) Catton, Liz Redell, Mark Redell; Great- grandchildren: Brandy (John) Ennis, Cody Hamilton, Zachery Catton, Kelsey Catton, Steven Nelson, Cameron Nelson, Dakotah Hamilton, Alyssa Catton, Jack Redell & (one we do not have name for); Great-Great-Grandchildren: Bryce Ennis And Caden Baele; nieces: Carol (Wayne) Youngberg & Connie (Tom) Goodwin.
She was preceded in death by her brother Glenn; sister–in-laws: Esther Osborne & Doris Croegeart; Brother-in-law: Edmund (Mick) Croegeart; nephew: Gorden Croegeart.