Gwen Forrester, 72, of Oquawka, died at 1:15 AM Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Born December 13, 1944, in Aurora, IL, she was the daughter of Levi Thomas and June Meyer Casey. On September 11, 1965 she married Bill Forrester in Geneva, IL.
Gwen worked for Butler Manufacturing.
She was a graduate of West Aurora High School.
She enjoyed dancing, gardening, yard work, going to auctions, and Do It Yourself Projects. But most of all, she loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Bill Forrester 4 daughters, Nicol "Nikki" Forrester (Tony Rettig) of Burlington, IA. Sonia "Cissy" Forrester Hainds of Oquawka, IL. Billie Jean (Carmella Farrell) Forrester of Chicago, IL. Mary Casey of Gladstone, IL; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ronald Casey, Bud (Carol) Casey both of Oquawka, IL; 2 sisters-in-law, Wanda Casey, Carol Casey both of Oquawka, IL; 18 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Joseph, Larry, Terry, one sister Ramona Wilson, one sister in law Bonnie Casey, and one brother in law Richard (Dick) Wilson.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the family to receive Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Biggsville United Presbyterian Church.
The memorial service for Mrs. Forrester will be 5:00 PM Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Biggsville United Presbyterian Church. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Biggsville Community Building.
A memorial has been established for the family.