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PEKIN ~ Linda Ann Turney, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin.

Born on October 3, 1957 in Pekin to Harvey L. and Mary E. (Taylor) Gerecke, she married Jerry Turney on June 30, 1979 in Pekin.

Surviving are her twin daughters, Melissa Turney of Pekin and Melinda (Daniel) DeHoog of Normal; her twin sons, Jeremy Turney and Jeffrey Turney, both of Pekin; one brother, Robert (Cindy) Gerecke of Chicago Heights and three sisters, Susan (Dr. Richard) Lane of Franklin, TN, Nancy (Joel) Bonnette of Bloomington and Tracy (Michael) Dansby of Louisville, KY.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Linda worked for Pekin Hospital in the kitchen as a dietician for many years.

Her hobbies and interests included making crafts, playing cards and collecting anything relating to the Wizard of Oz.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin, where she was a member of the women’s guild and a longtime Sunday school teacher for the pre-school ages.  She also was a member of the Mother of Twins Club in Pekin.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Daniel J. Bishop will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.   Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 711 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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