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EAST PEORIA ~ Lonnie Mae Brandon, 95, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Morton Terrace HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre.

Born April 5, 1922 in Bedford, Tennessee to Willard and Betty (Ferrell) Foster, she married Kenneth O. Brandon on May 12, 1943 in Huntsville, Alabama.  He died August 30, 1982 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Brandon; one daughter, Bettie Hayes; one sister; and two brothers.

Surviving are one son, Lonnie “Eddie” Brandon of Morton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eleine Witty of Tennessee.

A homemaker, Lonnie had been an agent for American National Insurance Company and also sold Beeline Clothing.

She was a devoted member of Paris Avenue Church of Christ in Peoria and was a former Sunday school teacher.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur with Rick Liggin officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paris Avenue Church of Christ, 1509 East Paris Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603.

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