Velora A. (Treadway) Persson

December 28, 1936 - September 25, 2013
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Velora A. (Treadway) Persson

Velora Almetta (Treadway) Persson, 76, of Belvidere, IL; passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Cox Medical Center, Branson, Mo. She was born December 28, 1936 in Belvidere; the daughter of Herbert J. and Alvina (Boomgarden) Bunger. She was married to Thomas F. Treadway, Sr. on May10, 1958. He preceded her in death. She then married Carl O. Persson on August 19, 1999. Velora drove a school bus for Immanuel Lutheran School and for Belvidere School District 100 as well as served at the Keen Age Center. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belvidere and the Belvidere Moose Lodge #295. Velora will be greatly remembered for all that she did. She is survived by her Husband, Carl; four children, Bonnie (Rick) Miley, Connie (Ronald) Lawson, Janet (Bo) Brown; Linda (Robert) Wheeler; daughter-in-law, Tzena Treadway; Carl’s children, Carolyn (Hillary) Gentry, Jim (Jaime) Persson, Harvey Persson, Steve (Rachel) Persson; 21 Grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; 3 sisters, Dixie (Richard) Allen, Crystalyn Mays, Iris Humphry; 2 brothers, Herbert (Barb) Bunger and Randy (Ruth) Bunger. In addition to her first husband, Velora is preceded in death by her parents, son, Thomas Treadway, Jr. 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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Funeral services 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Zion Lutheran Church 1300 Pearl St. Belvidere, IL. The Rev. Dr. Karl Otto, officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home 218 W. Hurlbut Av. and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the church.


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Born: December 28, 1936
Died: September 25, 2013

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Phyllis Morgan posted on 9/27/13

I will always remember Velora. She was a special person with a big heart. She loved her family. She will be dearly missed. My prayers are with you all.


Audrey Maxey posted on 9/29/13

To Velora family: I worked with Velora at McDonald's.She was an outgoing person who worked over night and then went to drive the bus. She took care of allof her regulars in the middle of the night and theyappreciate her for it.Rest in peace.


Lisa Isaacson posted on 9/28/13

We worked together and met many times at Uncle johns....I am sorry for your great loss..and loss to the community of Belvidere...May God hold you all in the palm of His mighty hand and give you the peace that surpasses all understanding...She will be missed.


Karen and Rod Snyder posted on 9/28/13

Velora was a very special person and I was happy to have worked with her so many years driving bus. I know she has left a big void in your hearts. God bless you all.327


Don and Gloria posted on 9/28/13

Dearest Carl and FamiliesWe are so very sorry for your loss. Velora will be greatly missed. She had many talents and multiple gifts. She was a very caring person. Carl you have built some good memories. I know how much she loved Branson Mo. Carl, you'll will be in our prayers in the days ahead. May the peace of God walk with you and both families comforting one another.


Terri Tilbury posted on 9/28/13

May God keep you in his loving arms and help you to watch over your loved ones until you meet again. It was a pleasure knowing you, Velora. And to the family, God Bless you all. Janet and Sara, Big Hugs to you!


Erica Brian Kayli Toby Austin Osmond posted on 9/27/13

Grandma we are gonna miss you and we will always hold you in our hearts. Carl we love you. And will always be grateful for everything that you have both done for us.


Les & Lori Johnson posted on 9/28/13

Prayers sent for peace & strength.


Samantha May posted on 9/28/13

Lawson family, I am Keeping u in my prayers. My she rest in peace.


Shirley J. Larson posted on 9/28/13

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Velora was a great person and will be missed.


leah cutler posted on 9/28/13

You were a wonderful, kind, good hearted woman who will be deeply missed by many..


Margie Campbell posted on 9/29/13

Velora baked the most wonderful birthday cakes for my kids. She was a great neighbor. May God give Peace & Comfort to her family.