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Georgia M. Driver

Georgia M. Driver
  • February 22, 1934 - July 22, 2017
  • North Pekin, Illinois

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NORTH PEKIN ~ Georgia Mae Driver, 83, North Pekin, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center at Riverview in East Peoria.

She was born February 22, 1934 in Beech Grove, Arkansas to Eldon Roberson and Maudie (Walker) Roberson Koelling.  She married Marvin Driver on November 6, 1952 in Pekin.  To this union two sons were born, Douglas and David.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two sisters, Carrie Hale and Marie Ramsey.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas Driver of Germantown Hills and David (Jo) Driver of North Pekin; one grandson, Michael (Christiana) Driver of North Pekin; four brothers, Charles (Rita) Roberson of Forest City, Lonnie (Bonita) Koelling and Dale Koelling, both of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Gerald (Bonnie) Koelling of Byhalia, Mississippi; and two sisters, Janice (Gary) Duggins of West Plains, Missouri and Nora Kutsenda of Hammond, Indiana.

Georgia enjoyed pizza, chicken wings, word puzzles and looking through her picture albums.  She continued to take the West Plains Daily Quill, even though she lived in Illinois for several years.  In the past, she loved caring for the beautiful flowers in her yard in Missouri, but not as much as always being able to catch the biggest fish or being the only one to catch anything, much to her husband’s dismay.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains, Missouri.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Free Union Cemetery in Leota, Missouri.

Local arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL  61637.

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