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PEKIN ~ Robyn Renee Wertz, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 11 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 14, 1963 in Pekin to Bobby and Sharon R. (Finley) Bushong, she married William D. Wertz on May 2, 2009 in Groveland. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kara (Joe) Smith and Shelby (Eric) Wagemann, both of Pekin; one son, Jacob Wertz of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Kambria, Tanner, Daymeon, Dustin, Ava, Colin and Bella; five sisters, Cherie (Tony) Starcevich, Shaleen Soady, Shannon Bushong and Kellie Voss, all of Pekin and Shawn (Troy) Kettell of Texas; two brother, Rick Voss of Denver and Kim (Donna) Voss of Salem and several beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Josh Wertz.

Robyn had worked in retail and at Broadway Liquor for many years.

A woman of strong faith, Robyn loved spending time with her family, and doing arts and crafts with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She also loved to go fishing at Spring Lake and loved animals, including her dog, Indy.

Robyn attended Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.

Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. W. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

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