Olive L. Pavelonis, age 91, of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday July 9, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
She was born in Harrisburg Sept. 7, 1921, to the late Harrison and Louetta Mick Kibler. She was a member of the Land Street Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg. She was retired from the Cap Factory in Harrisburg and was married to Joe Pavelonis who preceded her in death in 1994.
She is survived by her son, Brad Pavelonis of Harrisburg; grandchildren, John, Amy and Sloan; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Thomas of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David; daughter-in-law Maritta; two brothers, Wendell Kibler and Bill Kibler; five sisters, Audrey Kibler, Lenore Hicks, Ruth Dorris, Wanda Davidson, and Laverne Cooper.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home, Carrier Mills where friends may call after 9 a.m. The Rev. Art Watson will officiate with burial in Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Harrisburg. The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois in her memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.