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PEORIA ~ Donna Jean DeLong, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria surrounded by family.

She was born March 8, 1934 in Bartonville to Warner H. and Lena (Kelley) Neel.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Russell (Diane) DeLong of Green Valley, Thomas “Tad” DeLong of Canton and Michael (Tina) DeLong of Marquette Heights; one daughter, Kim (Bill) Myers of Norwood; seven grandchildren, Trisha (Michael) Robertson of Glasford, Wes (Crystal Potts) DeLong, Clint (Meghan) DeLong, both of Pekin, Tad (Amber) DeLong of Canton, Jennifer (Jason) Young of Marquette Heights, Megan (Evan) Fleming of Morton and Kristin DeLong of Glasford and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, Donna enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. 

She was a faithful member of Victorious Life Evangelical Bible Church in East Peoria.  Donna also enjoyed attending Bible studies with her friends taught by Mrs. Betty Jean Nutter.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor James W. Schoonover will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.  Burial will be in Victorious Life Evangelical Bible Church Cemetery in East Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her family to help with funeral expenses.

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