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Martha R. Hayden

11/18/1937 - 10/10/2018

PEKIN ~ Martha Rebecca Hayden, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Pekin Manor.

Born November 18, 1937 in Mason County to Haywood Shelton “Woody” and Florence Evelyn (Vale) Lindsey, she married Maurice “Morrie” Hayden on January 6, 1957 in Pekin.  He died April 25, 1984.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Joyce Lindsey, Joan Lindsey, and Janice Denton.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (Nathan) Davis of Bradenton, Florida and Debra Mackert of Morton; one son, Robert Hayden of Pekin; one grandson, Rusty Davis of Largo, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Zachary, and Raina; one brother, William “Bill” (Connie) Lindsey of Manito; and two sisters, Bertha Haverkamp of Metropolis and Donna (Roger) Frampton of South Pekin.

She was a 1955 graduate of Pekin Community High School.

Martha worked for the Tazewell County Clerk’s Office in Pekin for 32 years, retiring in August of 2005 as a deputy clerk.

Per Martha’s wishes, there will be no services.  Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL  61637.

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