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TREMONT ~ Frances Marie Shrier, 92, of Tremont, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at her home.  She was formerly of Pekin.

Born April 4, 1926 in Pekin to Ira Andrew and Frances Marie (Van Buren) Burnham, she married Bernard F. Shrier on February 23, 1957 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Thomas A. Shrier of East Peoria and Michael B. (Dianne) Shrier of Carlock; six grandchildren, Christina (Ferran Salat) Shrier of North Hollywood, California, Catherine Shrier and Madison Shrier, both of East Peoria, Kelsey Shrier of Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan Shrier and Garrett Shrier, both of Carlock; son-in-law, Charles “Kim” Brush of Hudson; and one sister, Norma Zimmerman of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patti F. Brush; and one son, Daniel P. Shrier.

Frances was a 1944 graduate of Pekin Community High School.  Her first job was with Caterpillar, Inc.  Through the years, she held a variety of administrative and management jobs.  The last 15 years of her working career were spent at Excalibur Seasoning in Pekin.  She retired at the age of 75.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin, where she taught Sunday school and helped with vacation Bible school when her children were young.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and attended activities at the Miller Center.

Frances was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with family and any activities with her grandchildren.  She was a true blessing to her family and will be greatly missed. 

Her visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Private burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with Rev. Bryan Burris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL  61614.

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