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Nancy Bass Hanerhoff

6/2/1939 - 3/11/2019

WEST PEORIA ~ Nancy Dee Bass Hanerhoff, 79, of West Peoria, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria.

Born June 2, 1939 in Peoria to Ralph and Emma Lee (King) Cowen, she married George Albert Bass on December 20, 1958 in Peoria.  He died July 5, 1980.  She later married Robert Hanerhoff on October 19, 1991 in Peoria.  He passed away January 22, 2017 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; two sisters; and one step-son.

Surviving are three daughters, Julie (Dan) Eaves of Greensboro, North Carolina, Susan (Mike) Jasien of Willow Springs, and Ann Robertson of Lacon; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three step-sons; one step-daughter and one sister, Ruth Helmer of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Nancy attended Grace United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Pekin, where she worked as a secretary for five years.

She had worked for Mid Illini Educational Service Center in Pekin.

Nancy loved light houses, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed walking.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association at 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

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