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PEKIN ~ Donna Rae Cleaver, 77, of Princeton, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born March 3, 1942 in Pekin to Raymond and Aline (McBride) Sayers, she married Franklin Norman Cleaver, Sr. on March 6, 1960 in Pekin. He died May 31, 2006 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Beverly Sayers.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet (Justin) Mallery of Rochelle; four sons, Dennis (Jane) Cleaver of Kewanee, Ken (Teresa) Cleaver, Richard (Sherry) Cleaver and Frank (Tara) Cleaver, all of Pekin; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and nine siblings, Dick Sayers, Shirley (Daun) Lacey, Steve Sayers, Larry Sayers, Phyllis (Brian) Blair, Robbie Sayers, Debra (Roy) Dagit, Mike (Colleen) Sayers and Mark Sayers.

Donna had worked in retail as a cashier in the area for many years, retiring from Schucks after several years of service.

She enjoyed fishing, gardening and found great joy spending quality time with her family and walking her dogs, Dino and Chloe.

Her memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory. There will be no services. Burial will be at Osceola Grove Cemetery in Osceola.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637 or Alzheimers Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

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