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November 24, 2013

In Memory of June Dallam RN

In memory of June Dallam RN
When you enter a profession as a" young aspiring nurse wanna be"...there is usually a person in your life that has inspired your dream. Mine was a nurse and close  church family friend...June Dallam RN from Lee Center Il. She had a sharp intelligence and wit along with her RN degree, and compassion accompanied her in to her patient's rooms. , all of which she also shared through her retirement years . When working with June at KSB Hospital over the years , I always knew what a fine nurse
she was...she was highly respected by her peers and patients. Having attended the same church I witnessed first hand. her deep faith. She was a dear friend..and is   missed  by all, including her  church family and friends of
 Lee Center  Il. 

 The Heart Of A Nurse

  Nurses are compassionate and caring,
With love in their hearts for all.
Forever extending a heart of mercy,
Always there when there is call.
Endless hours they stand on their feet,
Wondering, “Did I do my best
To help this patient get through this illness,
Ease their pain so they can rest?”
In their hearts you hear God’s whisper
Through a nurse he sends his love.
Ever sensitive, kind and caring,
Souls as pure as a snow white dove.
Angel, yes, she tends to be,
For her presence comforts me.
Concern for the sick shows on her face,
Her gentle touch, my fears erase.

—Pauline Hamblin
 



AMBOY – June Dallam, 87, of Amboy, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Franklin Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was many things to all who knew her – a devoted daughter, farm wife, mother, a career nurse, and a good friend.
June Eleanor Dallam was born Feb. 28, 1926, to George and Eda (Sandburg) King of Amboy. She married Raymond Dallam on June 15, 1946. They were married for 50 years, and farmed together on the family farm near Lee Center. In addition to farming and raising two sons, June was proud to be a nurse at KSB Hospital in Dixon for 42 years.
June attended grade school and high school in Lee Center. Her future husband attended the same school, and their 50-year marriage began with a wink in the library. They both loved dancing and danced often, including celebrating their 50th anniversary with a dance.
After graduating from high school, June attended Henrotin School of Nursing in Chicago as a nurse cadet, preparing to aid in the World War II effort. She maintained lifelong relationships with her fellow classmates and enjoyed meeting with them regularly. She was known as Grandma June, not only to her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but to all she met. June was also an active member of the Congregational Church of Christ in Lee Center, serving in a variety of roles.
Survivors include two sons, Garth (Linda) Dallam and Gail (Jan) Dallam, both of Amboy; and one sister, Carol Breitwiser of Santa Monica, Calif. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren, Christi Dallam of Oak Park, Katie (Andy) Pratt of Dixon, Stacey (Nick) Dinges of Sublette, and Brian (Angie) Dallam of Amboy. Six great-grandchildren, Ethan and Natalie Pratt, Emma and Jacob Dinges, and Owen and Michael Dallam brought much joy to her recent years
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