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PEKIN ~ Phyllis Joyce Booe, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 5:24 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home.

Born June 2, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of Fred and Edith Marie (Flanders) Osborne.  She married Walter Eugene Booe on July 14, 1945.  He died June 18, 2004 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charlie Booe; one sister, Peggy Ann Schmid; and one brother, Jimmy Smith.

Surviving are two sons, Paul (Sherry) Booe of St. Charles, Missouri and Walter “Eddie” Booe of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one daughter, Peggy Booe of Pekin; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Phyllis worked at Spurgeon’s in Morton for 10 years, retiring in 1986.  She also had worked at the Peoria Airport Gift Shop for 3 years and at Foster & Gallagher for 4 years.

She was a member of Emmanuel Community Church in Pekin.

Phyllis loved her cats and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Her funeral will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Jeff Leeman will officiate.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Private burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter, 612 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614 or to Rescued Heart Animal Hospital, 3521 Broadway, Pekin, IL 61554.

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