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Nancy Lawson

12/31/1949 - 2/5/2018

PEKIN ~ Nancy Rena Lawson, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 1:04 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2018 in the Emergency Room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born December 31, 1949 in Pekin to Joseph E. and Allie Margaret (Rodgers) Turner. She was preceded in death by her parents; one great-grandson, Bryant Livengood and one brother, David P. Turner.

Surviving are one daughter, Michelle (Bill) Lizotte of Tampa, FL; two sons, Mark E. Lawson of Pekin and James A. Lawson of Manito; five grandchildren, Drew (Allison) Livengood, Joscelynn (Jeff Barnes) Livengood, Allie Livengood, Alex Lawson and James Lawson; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Livengood and Aubrey Barnes and two brothers, Daniel J. “Dan” (Debbie) Turner of Pekin and Lawrence L. “Larry” Turner of San Jose.

Nancy currently worked at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton with 34 years of service.

She loved sewing, reading, crafting and finding a good deal at garage sales. She  cherished time with family, especially her grandchildren.

A gathering celebrating Nancy’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Pekin Moose Family Center. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, 2141 W. White Oaks Dr. #A, Springfield, IL 62704.

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