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PEKIN ~ Connie Sue Gordon, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at her home.

She was born January 18, 1954 in Peoria to Gene and Shirley Jean (Martis) Gordon.  They along with one sister, Cathy Griffin have preceded her in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Dan (Linda) Gordon of Panama City, Florida, Tim Gordon of Trion, Georgia; one sister, Clara Hegener of South Pekin; twelve nieces and nephews, Kevin, Bethany, Becka, Gage, Kathleen, Melisa, Danny, Brooke, Ethan, Noah, Amber and Jenna and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Connie was a member of First Baptist Church in Manito.

She had been a school teacher for several years at Berean Baptist School in Foley, Alabama.

Connie was serving as the President of the Residents Club at the U.A.W. Senior Citizens Center in Pekin.

She enjoyed playing card games with her friends and family at the U.A.W. and she also enjoyed making greeting cards of all kinds.  Her greatest joy though was her family, especially her nieces and nephews who were the center of her world.

Her memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 1105 South East Street, Manito, IL 61546.  Pastor Larry Sauter will officiate.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to aide with expenses.

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