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GLASFORD ~ Amey Jean (Elson) Fink, 81, of Glasford, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at her home, after battling breast cancer for several years.

She was born May 21, 1937 at home in Glasford to Archie and Janie (Clauson) Elson.  She married Franklin E. Fink on January 8, 1956 in Glasford.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Tylor Gardner; two brothers, Marion Elson and John L. Elson; three nephews, Randy, Terry and John Wayne Elson and one niece, Carla (Elson) Pugh.

Surviving are one son, Michael Allen (Barbie) Fink; one grandson, Evan Franklin (Kourtni) Fink and two great-granddaughters, Tylor Faith Fink and Tessa Jean Fink, all of Glasford.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.

Amey Jean graduated from Timber Township High School of Glasford in 1955.  After graduation, she worked at Methodist Medical Center of Peoria, in the payroll department for 42 years, retiring in 2006.

She loved watching her grandsons, Tylor and Evan, race from go-carts in her earlier years to watching Evan later race stock-cars and greatly loved playing with her two great granddaughters.  She also loved gospel music.

Amey Jean was very, very generous and giving, not only with many, many gifts, but also of endless hours and energy.  She also was very creative and talented, especially at organizing and decorating for holiday dinners, birthday parties, showers and many others.

She attended Kingston Mines United Methodist Church.  She also belonged to the Women of the Moose Chapter 470 in Farmington, Methodist Retiree Club, Glasford Red Hat Rockets and the Keystone Square-dance Club.

A special thanks to all family members and friends, Illinois Cancer Center, OSF Hospice and many thanks to niece and nephew, Cindy & Rich Watkins.

Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Walter Wilkins will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.  Inurnment will follow the service in Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford.  Per her request, she was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Timber Hollis Fire Department, Kingston Mines United Methodist Church or to the Glasford Senior Citizens Center.

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