ARTHUR – Darlene June Traxler, 88, of Arthur died at 3:25 p.m. Friday (Nov. 16, 2012) at Mason Point Nursing Facility, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine St., Arthur, with the Rev. John Maples officiating. Burial will follow in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday.
June was born June 10, 1924, in Marshall County, Iowa, the daughter of George and Hilka Niederhauser Agge. June was united in marriage to Darren L. "Deke" Traxler in Bowling Green, Mo., on Nov. 13, 1942. Deke preceded his wife in death on July 19, 1998.
Mrs. Traxler is survived by two sons, Allan Lynn Traxler and his wife, Linda, of Effingham and Terry N. Traxler of Mattoon; her daughter, Mary Ellen Traxler of Arthur; sister, Ruth Herz and husband, Glenn, of Portland, Ore. There are six grandchildren, Andy Traxler and his wife, Rachelle, of Columbus, Wis., Christine Yaden of Kannapolis, N.C., Callie Traxler of Shelbyville, Nick Traxler and wife, Kelli, of Chesterfield, Mo; James Traxler of Effingham and Jason Traxler and wife, Blaine, of Effingham. There are seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Traxler was a cook at the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola. She also had welded at Progress Industries during World War II. June loved NASCAR, her favorite driver being Jeff Gordon.
She enjoyed her grandchildren and had a special place in her heart for her dog Minnie and cat Toby. Mrs. Traxler was a member of the Arthur Southern Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Nieman-Pick Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 49, Ft. Atkinson, WI, or the Humane Society of the United States.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.hilligossshraderfh.com.