Mrs. Sible M. Valentine, 74, of Morris, Ill., passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at her home with her family at her side.
Born April 7, 1938, in Cheatham County, Tenn., Sible was a daughter of the late George W. and Mary Louallen-Hudgens. She was raised and educated in Tennessee.
Sible married William Bruno Valentine and he preceded her in 2012. She worked as a housekeeper for the majority of her life. Sible loved reading and gardening, as well as spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include seven children, Gerald (Rosie) Valentine of Liberal, Kan., Daumont (Kelly) Valentine, Michael (Vicki) Valentine and William (Marcy) Valentine, all of Morris, Ill., Dean “Jeff” (Bonnie) Valentine of Channahon, Ill., and Mary Wickens and Chad (Amy) Valentine, both of Morris, Ill.; 23 grandchildren, Daumont (Jacquelyne) Valentine III, Meagan (Jordan Agne) Valentine, Anna Valentine, Bryan Valentine, Brandon Valentine, Brenton (Kara Decker) Valentine, Marvin (Melanie) Valentine, Thomas Dabney, Andrew Peters, Rori Griffin, Gary Brecker, Jennifer (Chuck Currens) Valentine, Jeffery Valentine, Garrett Valentine, Nicole (Robert) Rub, Candace Morin, Stephanie (Revell) Sizemore, Lucas Wickens, Lena Wickens, Alex Valentine, Scott Valentine, Chase Valentine and Moni Valentine; 11 great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Wanda Valentine; one brother, Nelson (Ann, fiancée) Hudgens; and one sister, Stella (the late William) Drabek; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Sible was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; one son, John Vincent; one grandson, Sean Michael; one son-in-law, Lee Wickens; sisters Helen Love, Evelyn Evans, Mary Rebecca Powers, and Louise Hudgens; and brothers George W. Hudgens Jr., James Hudgens, George L. Hudgens, and Albert Hudgens.
Visitation and video tribute will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington St. (one block east of Illinois 47) in Morris.
Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 303 W. St. Mary’s St., Minooka, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Pallbearers will be Daumont Valentine III, Bryan Valentine, Brandon Valentine, Brenton Valentine, Jeffery Valentine and Alex Valentine.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Sible’s memory to her family for distribution to local charities of their choosing.
Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto http://www.reevesfuneral.com/.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes Ltd. in Morris.
For additional information, call (815) 942-2500.