Jean Lavender

Jean Lavender, nee Wamble, 68, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, November 19, 1939, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008 in Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Mrs. Lavender was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, 1957 Graduate of Santa Barbara High School in California. She was a loving military wife who was adventurous, loved to travel and living abroad, including 3 years in Germany and 3 years in Japan.

Preceded in death by her parents Troy and Irene nee Johnson Wamble.

Survived by her husband, James O. Lavender of Belleville, IL,
Sons, James E. "Jimmy" of Atlanta, GA,
Gregory B. of Riverside, CA,
Jeffery (Sandy) S. of Riverside, CA,

David (Diane) Wamble of Fairview Heights, IL,
Mike (Trina) Wamble of Belleville, IL,
Claude Wamble of Springfield, IL,

Sisters, Shirley Roberson of Belleville, IL,
Sandy (Wayne) Wood of Belleville, IL,
Betty (Bill) Bogert of Swansea, IL,
Cindy (David) Weaver of Millstadt, IL.
And Five grandchildren.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or Donors Choice.

Visitation: Friends may call 12:00-1:15 P.M., Monday, August 11, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:15 pm Monday, August 11, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Captain Michael Carey officiating. Private Interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO