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PEKIN ~ Haroletta Mae “Peg” Yates, 82, of North Pekin, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Pekin Manor.

Born September 21, 1934 in Harrisburg to Harold and Freda (Davis) Hargrave.  She was raised by Freda and her step-father, Kenneth “Buck” Price.  She married Hiram H. “Rock” Yates on March 31, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died on April 12, 2000 in Harrisburg.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jody; two grandsons, R.D. and Bryan; three sisters and six brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Starla (John) Dunn of North Pekin; two grandchildren, Jason (Stephanie) Dunn and Brittany (Vern Bennett) Vanderwerf; ten great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren and two brothers, Jerry (Arlene) Price of Tunnel Hill and Steven (Elizabeth) Price of North Chesterfield, Virginia.

Peg attended New Life Christian Fellowship in North Pekin. 

She had worked as an attendant at Pekin Coin Wash, retiring in 2000.

She enjoyed cleaning, shopping, household chores and going on long drives.

Her graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Pastor Chuck Wilcox will officiate.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter at 612 W. Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

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