June ‘Isabel’ Spokus
BELLEVILLE – June “Isabel” Spokus, 93, of Valley View Retirement Community, passed away Friday evening. She was preceded in death in 1986 by her husband, Michael Joseph Spokus.
She was born on June 29, 1920, in Valley View, a daughter of the late Elvin Conrad and Jennie Vada Miller Conrad. She graduated from Hegins Township High School. She was a registered nurse who enlisted in August 1943 in the Navy, during World War II, and spent much of her service time working in Hawaii, where she became a lieutenant. Later in life, she worked at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia.
Isabel spent most of her life in Philadelphia actively involved in her church. She was known for her baking, sewing and quilting skills. Later in life she moved to Avalon, N.J., where she was an active member of the Stone Harbor Wetlands Quilting Club, customizing many beautiful quilts which were displayed at the Wetlands Institute. Before her illness, Isabel was an active member of the Lou Gehrig’s Association.
Despite her long life, Isabel’s greatest attribute was her loving devotion to her family.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Joseph Conrad, Hegins, Dr. Chester Conrad, Los Angeles, Charles Conrad, Valley View, Miriam Kukahiko, Valley View, Bill Conrad, Valley View, and Helen Forney, Sacramento.
Surviving are: two sons, Conrad Michael Spokus, and wife, Diane, of Lewistown, and Ronald Joseph Spokus, and wife, Gail, of Bensalem; four granddaughters, Jennifer Youngblood and husband, Jason, of Lutherville, Md., Kelly Curl and husband, Ryan, of Fort Collins, Colo., Emilee Marie Spokus, of State College, and Cara Pasquale and husband, Rocco, of Philadelphia; two grandsons, David Michael Spokus and wife, Suzanne, of Gettysburg and Joseph Spokus and wife, Nicole, of Philadelphia; four great- granddaughters, Isabella Joy Youngblood and Alexandra Genevieve Youngblood, both of Lutherville, Md., Savanna Jade Curl, of Fort Collins, Colo., and McKenna Marie Spokus, of Gettysburg; and one great-grandson, Desmond, of Philadelphia.
A private military memorial will be held at the convenience of the family at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Those who wish to make a donation in Isabel’s memory may send contributions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus School, 110 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, Pa. 17044.
The family also wishes to thank the members of the staff at the Valley View Retirement Community in Belleville for their support and care.
Barr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.barrfh.com.