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PEKIN ~ Michelle Woods, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 4:27 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

She was born June 17, 1949 in Pekin to Herschel and Betty L. (King) Woods. She was preceded in death by her father.

She started her career as the first dispatcher for the Pekin Police Department. She later worked as a commercial bacteriologist in the Pekin and Peoria area and the went to work in the office at Coca Cola in Peoria, retiring in 1980. Following retirement, Michelle worked as a transporter for the Miller Center in Pekin.

Michelle was laid back person, who had a love for cats, enjoyed reading, watching T.V., shopping and going out to eat.

She was a former member of Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation. Inurnment will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protection Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com