Alpha E. Fleetwood, 77, of Sycamore left this life on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Bethany Health Care and Rehab Center in DeKalb when her wonderful, loving heart just wore out.
Born April 26, 1936 in Bunker, MO, to Lawrence and Anna Lee. Alpha followed her family from Missouri to Sycamore during her teenage years where she attended Sycamore High School. She married and had only one child, a daughter, Lauranna Gones, and was very close to her brothers and sisters and their families.
In 1979 she married Robert Fleetwood of Sycamore. Over the years, Alpha worked at Diamond Wire & Cable Co., Duplex Products and Automatic Electric in Genoa. She was a long time member of the Sycamore Moose Lodge and was an elected officer of the College of Regents with the Sycamore Women of the Moose organization.
She enjoyed playing Bingo at the Sycamore Veteran's Club and going to casinos to play the penny slot machines. She and Robert traveled the United States in their fifth-wheel trailer visiting family and friends all over the country.
Alpha is survived by her husband, Robert Fleetwood; daughter, Lauranna (Steve) Gones of Sycamore; step-children, Kevin (Emily ) of WA, Wayne (Cindy) of Shabbona, Brent (Maureen) Fleetwood of CO and Shaun Fleetwood of Sycamore; grandchildren Lacey (John) Lantz and Andrew Gones; step-grandchildren Grant, Scott, Carole, Madilyn, and Morgan Fleetwood, and Arielle, Shelby and Samantha Gaul; great-grandchildren Kairi and Keely Lantz; brothers Lindle (Cindy) Lee of NC and Louie Lee of MI; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Alpha was preceded in death by her parents; her seven sisters, Irene Tune, Geneva Young, Wilma Haeffner, Thelma Lee, Ilene Stover, Ellene Hall and Hellen Lee; and two brothers, Burnis and Eugene Lee.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15th from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. A Women of the Moose ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM, with a prayer service to follow.
A private family interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Alpha's name to the Mooseheart Children's Home in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
For information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.