9/26/1942 - 4/9/2019
PEKIN ~ Patricia Ann Barker, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at her home.
She was born September 26, 1942 in South Pekin to Joseph Renic and Dorothy Mary (Hayes) Bennet. She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Rachel Myers, Mary Hazlett and Charles Bennett.
Surviving are one son, Fred (Ann) Bennett of Delavan; two grandchildren, Melissa (Michael) Montford of Pekin and Chad Brackett of Delavan; four great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Trenton, Carter and Trinity and two brothers, Thomas W. (Linda) Bennett and Joseph D. (Judy) Bennett.
In 1982, Patricia started working for Ernie’s Restaurant as a cook and continued there for 22 years until her retirement in 2004. She also had worked for over seven years for Caterpillar, Inc. and for Pekin Hospital.
She was an avid collector of Elvis Presley memorabilia and loved to cook.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Imhoff Cemetery in Congerville.
Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
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