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PEKIN ~ Charlotte Emma Skreber, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin.

Born April 22, 1923 in Panama, Illinois to Wilbur Irvin and Lydia Mabel (May) Ash, she married William Skreber on October 4, 1942 in University City, Missouri.  He died on April 27, 1994 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one brother; two sisiters; one nephew and one niece.

Surviving are five nephews, Dennis (Connie) Manning of Sorento, Florida, Jerry (Patty) Manning of Pekin, Terry (Nancy) Manning of Hillsboro, Valdean Ash of East Alton, Larry Ash of Bartonville; three nieces, Charlene Henderson of Springfield, Connie Manning of Marietta, Georgia and Rhonda (Donny) Coleman of Santa Clarita, California.

Charlotte had been a member of the Panama United Methodist. 

Known as “Mama Char”, she loved taking care of the neighborhood children.  She had enjoyed cooking, doing puzzles, walking and exercising at the YWCA. 

Her funeral will be at noon, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Panama United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Pastor Raymond Snider, Jr. will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Panama United Methodist Church, Walnut Street and Cleveland Avenue, Panama, Illinois, 62077.

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