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PEKIN ~ Barbara Jean “Barb” Mettam, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:11 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Pekin Manor.

Born February 27, 1944 in Peoria to Clarence E. and Dorothy M. (Neville) Worden, she married Dannis A. Mettam on October 6, 1963 in Peoria.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna (Ed) Wood of Groveland; twin sons, Douglas (Nicole) Mettam of Pekin and Drew (Dawn) Mettam of Marquette Heights; ten grandchildren, Jacob (Natasha) Hinkle, Joshua Hinkle, Austen Mettam, Mason Mettam, Chad Westerhouse, Kaleena Kirtley, Andrew Mettam, Elizabeth (Josh) Phillips, Hope (Ren) Rippey and Morgan (Brian) Murphy and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Mettam on May 21, 2002 and one granddaughter, Shannon Pierce.

Barb was a graduate of Woodruff High School and retired from Renal Care in 1999.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin, where she was also an active member with the United Methodist Women.

Barb enjoyed quilting, gardening and reading.

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Dr. Joel P. Catlin will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the service Tuesday at the church.  Private inurnment will be in Morristown Cemetery in Osco, Illinois.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church for the Sharing God’s Grace Building Fund, 601 North 4th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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