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Diana Drew

1/14/1959 - 9/29/2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Diana J. Drew, 59, of Green Valley, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria. 

Born January 14, 1959 in Pekin to William H. and Melba J. (Covington) Swingle, she married Juan Ramon Blanco on March 5, 1976 in Peoria.  She later married Alan Drew on May 21, 2004 in Kingston, Massachusetts.  He passed away July 27, 2016 in Kingston, Massachusetts.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Juan R. Blanco, Jr.; three sisters; and two brothers. 

Surviving are one son, Daniel (Melissa) Blanco of Creve Coeur; two daughters, Yolanda (Marc) Pimentel and Rosa Blanco, both of Peoria Heights; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Stephen (Pat) Swingle, Sr. of Green Valley and Robert Swingle of Sunnyland; and one special aunt, Ina (Ron) Wernsman of Metamora. 

Diana was of the Baptist faith. 

She had worked as a teacher’s aide in Kingston, Massachussets.  She formerly worked for Libby’s in Morton, and Tri-Star Marketing (Mobil Pantry) as the district manager in Champaign. 

She enjoyed working in her flower gardens.  She also liked quilting, crocheting and many more crafts. 

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.  

Memorial contributions may be given to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home at 8630 Illinois Route 91 Peoria, IL 61615. 

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