NORMAL -- Julie E. Gaines, 43, of Normal, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 5, 2009) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, after a battle with breast cancer with her family by her side.
Her memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Robert Breitbarth will officiate. The family will receive friends after the memorial service Wednesday until 7 p.m. at the memorial home.
The family suggest memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Julie was born Feb. 24, 1966. Her parents, Lonnie and Carole Day Schove, of Normal, survive. She married Timothy Alan Gaines Sept. 14, 1996, in Normal. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Jacob Bloomberg, of Hoover, Ala., and Elizabeth Bloomberg, at home; a brother, David Schove, Hoover, Ala.; and nieces, aunt, uncles and close friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents and her aunt.
Julie worked as a legal assistant in the Public Defenders Office in McLean County. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and cooking. Julie enjoyed cuddling with her dogs.
She graduated from Normal Community High School and attended Illinois State University.
Private inurnment will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, at a later date. Online condolences may be e-mailed from www.calvertmemorial.com
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