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Sharon J. Callaway

2/18/1941 - 4/6/2018

PEKIN ~ Sharon Jean Callaway, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Pekin Manor.

Born February 18, 1941 in Pekin to Raymond and Goldie Irene (Hill) White, she married Albert Cleo Callaway on September 23, 1963 in Creve Coeur.  He passed away June 28, 2012 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Sam Marinich, Jr.; one step-son, Robert Toy; three sisters, Barbara Kleinman, Sandy Hill and Phyllis McGee; and one brother, Delmar Jolly, Jr.

Surviving are her three children, Albert Gene (Angie) Callaway of North Pekin, Suzanne Marie Callaway and Billy Callaway, both of Pekin; one step-son,  Jimmy Rizik of Georgia; twelve grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond White, Jr. of Pekin and Steve Jolly of Pekin; and two sisters, Goldie Fouts of Pekin, and Kathy Eatmon of Sunnyland.

A homemaker, Sharon enjoyed volunteering at the Miller Center and the Pekin Township.  She also liked karaoke and playing Bingo.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Jim Dawson will officiate.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Illinois at 614 Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

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