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PEKIN ~ Marilyn Dolores Alfs, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria.

Born March 12, 1931 in Peoria to Walter Scott and Pearl A. (Matthews) Davis, she first married Edmond Schonert in 1950.  She later married Corbin Alexander.  She married John Alfs on December 31, 1982 in Pekin.  He died on April 30, 1996.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and a longtime companion, Ernie Wileman.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheri (Mike) Schorr of Chillicothe and Teri (Mike) Strauman of Pekin; five grandchildren, Nicole Nelson of Marquette Heights, John (Marianne) Strauman of Pekin, Jason Strauman of Champaign, Chad (Kim) Schorr and Jeremy Schorr, both of Minooka; three great-grandchildren, Noah Palm, Hailey Benfield and Peyton Schorr.

Marilyn worked for Ozark Airlines in sales and reservations for 22 years, retiring in 1986.

She loved spending time with family and enjoyed wintering in Cape Coral, Florida during the winter months for many years.  She also enjoyed golfing, traveling, gardening and had a heart for animals, especially her cat of 21 years, Tabitha.

Marilyn was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.  The Rev. Dr. Brian Byrne will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, and also from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Cremation will be accorded following the funeral and inurnment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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