Louise Learned, 85, of Bloomington died at 9:28 am, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at her home.
A private family service will be held in the sanctuary at Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Camilla Hempstead will officiate. Burial will be in Funks Grove Cemetery, funks Grove. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Carmody Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Louise was born June 20, 1927 in Weldon, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Mary Johnson Olson. She married Wendell Roth Learned on Aug. 2, 1948 in Bloomington.
He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2012.
She is survived by one son, Blake (Terri) Learned, Denver, Colo., three daughters, Diane (Greg) Yount, Bloomington, Susan Charback, Bloomington, Lynn (Tony) Dietsch, Lexington, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Richard Olson of Bloomington. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and a granddaughter.
Louise graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1948 with a degree in philosophy. During her time at Wesleyan she was chosen as the sweetheart of the sigma Chi Fraternity. Shortly after graduation she served as Corn Bowl queen. She later got a master's degree from Illinois State University.
Louise enjoyed many activities. She started riding horses as a young girl and had many horses throughout her life. Louise enjoyed the numerous years she played bridge with a circle of friends. She was an avid reader. She especially enjoyed the winter weeks she spent in Carmel, California and Fort Meyers Beach with her husband.
Most important in her life though was her family. She was actively aware of every aspect of her family's lives. She supplied unconditional love and support for everyone around her. She is irreplaceable in our lives and we were not ready to have her go.