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PEKIN ~ Berndine Lea Robinson, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 7:06 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home.

Born November 20, 1926 in New Columbia, Illinois to Hugh and Myrtle Lea (McGinnis) Hutchison, she married Clarence Lyndal Robinson on December 28, 1945 in Simpson.  He died January 22, 2007.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two great-granddaughters; three brothers, Wilson Hutchison, David Hutchison, and Ward Huthison; four sisters, Marjorie Trovillion, Della Carpenter, Mae Carpenter, and Wilma Evans; son-in-law, Richard “Rick” Carroll.

Surviving are one son, Cary (Cheryl) Robinson of Pekin; one daughter, Nona Carroll of Galesburg; six grandchildren, Jodi (Mark) Hasler of East Peoria, Sean (Robin) Lambert of Lakeland, Florida, Chad Robinson of Charleston, South Carolina, Todd Robinson of Bloomington, Kelli (Matthew) McDaniel of Havana, and Cassie (Kyle Seward) Murray of Pekin; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Berndine had worked for Robinson Plumbing in Pekin as secretary.

She was a member of Pekin Bible Church.

Berndine was a faithful reader of the Bible.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, coloring, and was a fabulous cook.  She was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bulls.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. James McClarey will officiate.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peoria Rescue Ministries, Post Office Box 837, Peoria, IL 61652-0837 or to OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

A special thank you to Dawn and Michelle with OSF Hospice for the tender loving care that they gave Berndine.

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