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Bernadine E. Barclay

4/14/1929 - 3/7/2018

PEKIN ~ Bernadine Eleanor Barclay, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Morton Terrace.

She was born April 14, 1929 in Mapleton to Donald and Josephine (Monks) Barclay.

Surviving are two daughters, Josephine (Clarence) Kreiter and Catherine (Robert D.) Welch, both of Pekin; five grandchildren, Michael Geltmaker of East Peoria, Shelly (Charles) Brickner of Bartonville, Brian (Melissa) Kreiter of Pekin, Kristin (Greg) Eidson of Bloomington, Brad (Wendy) Welch of Huntsville, Alabama and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and five brothers.

Bernadine had worked for Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria as a Mental Health Aide, retiring when the facility closed.

Bernadine enjoyed dancing, being with her friends, crocheting and knitting.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice, 3004 North Main Street, East Peoria, Illinois 61611.

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