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PEKIN ~ Rosemary Elaine Peacock, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born February 18, 1948 in Peoria to Claire Wilbur and Mary Louise (Tortate) Clark, she married Wade LeRoy Peacock on June 22, 1968 in Peoria.  He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn (Joseph, Jr.) Hoerr of Pekin and Janelle (Robert) Bredeson of Washington; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Perry) Edmiston, Brandon, Ryan and Lauren; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Adryan and Marshall; one brother, Steven Clark of Peoria and two sisters, Helen Crum of Peoria and Carol (Elliott) Parker of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Joseph Nelson Hoerr III on December 28, 2016 in Pekin.

Rosemary worked at Jefferson Bank and later at Bank One in Peoria for a total of 23 years in Human Resources and Payroll Department.  In 1999, Rosemary began working for the Tazewell County Clerk’s Office in Pekin as a Deputy Clerk, retiring in 2013.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin, where she was a former Sunday school teacher.  She also was a former member of the church’s bell choir.

A loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Rosemary enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s activities, and the mountains.  She was the glue that held the family together. 

Her memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.   Private inurnment services will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 141 West White Oaks Drive #A, Springfield, IL 62704 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2501 Chatham Road, Suite 210, Springfield, IL 62704.

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