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Lavada Curtis

4/22/1927 - 9/9/2019

CREVE COEUR ~ Lavada Loretta Curtis, 92, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2;35 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born April 22, 1927 in Neelyville, Missouri to William Henry and Frances Ella (Jenkins) Mangold, she married William Edward Curtis on August 13, 1965 in Pekin. He died October 3, 2006 in Tupelo, Mississippi. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David Lee and Kenneth; two grandsons, Jerry and Jonathan; three brothers and three sisters, Marie, Lillian and Lora Mae.

Surviving are three daughters, Loretta (Jerry) Maddox and Henrietta (Richard) Stanley, both of Creve Coeur and Sandra (Jimmie) McDowell of Vermont; five grandchildren, Renee Williams of Bastrop, Louisiana, Dianna (Kris) Rande of Palatine, Scott (Courtney) Morse of Morton, Brian Tadlock, Wade Miller both  of Creve Coeur; eight great-grandchildren, Cody, Taylor, Steven, Timothy, Sarah, Lucas, Annaleia and Miles and two great-great-grandchildren, Shayley and Paisley.

A homemaker, Lavada also was a licensed childcare provider in her home.

Lavada enjoyed working in her yard, reading, watching soap operas and playing a good penny slot machine at the casino.

Her funeral will be at noon, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fon du Lac Township Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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