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PEKIN ~ Carolyn Faye Pape, 84, of Rockford, passed away at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her residence. She was formerly of Pekin.

Born June 2, 1933 in Valmeyer to Fred and Gladys E. (Dueker) Niebruegge, she married Charles A. “Chuck” Pape on June 11, 1955 in Pekin. He died June 3, 1990 in Perham, MN. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lyle Niebruegge.

Surviving are two sons, Bryan (Sue) Pape of Eureka, MO and Bruce (Sheri) Pape of Rockford; four grandchildren, Trevor Pape of Rockford, Carly Cochran of Washington, MO, Tony (Elisha) Pape of St. Peters, MO and Jared Pape of Rockford; one great-grandson, Miles Cochran of Washington, MO; two sisters, Jean Sidener of Rolla, MO and Gail Cannon of Manchester, MO and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Rauch of St. Joseph.

In 1954, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and in 1955 she received her Masters of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling, both from Southern Illinois University.

Faye was an English teacher at Pekin Community High School from 1955 to 1958.

She was a member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin, where she was a former member of the church council.  She had been a member of the Pekin Hospital Auxiliary and the University of Illinois Home Extension. She volunteered her time at the American Red Cross and was also a volunteer and supporter of the Youth Farm in Peoria.

Faye was an avid bridge player.

Her funeral will be at noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin. The Rev. Dr. Brian Byrne will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Charles A. Pape Memorial Scholarship at Bradley University, 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625 or Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 101 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com