Clara Margaret Weaver Dennis, 72, of East Peoria, died at 3:25 PM, on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at her residence.
She was born on July 10, 1935 in Malta Bend, Missouri to Herbert and Agnes J. Melies Weaver. She married Billy E. Dennis on June 2, 1956 in Schackelford, MO; he survives.
Also surviving are 4 children, Edward (Melodie) Dennis of East Peoria, IL, Cheryl McClain of Plano, TX, Lori (Carl) Schwegmann of Peoria, IL and Gregory (Gail) Dennis of Mapleton, IL; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
She is also survived by 2 sisters, Delores (Terry) Sadewhite and Dorothy (Buck) Teeter and 1 brother, James (Joyce) Weaver all of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Margaret worked at Bergner's downtown store until it closed in 1986. She then worked in several law offices in Washington until her retirement in 1997.
She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church in East Peoria and its Ladies Guild.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM on Monday, January 21, 2008 at St. Monica's Catholic Church in East Peoria. Father Ken Marchulones will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 PM on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Deiters Funeral Home in East Peoria, with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 PM. Additional visitation will be from 9-10 AM on Monday at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and burial of cremains will be in Marshall, MO at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church, St. Monica's Afrishare or the American Cancer Society.
To send condolences online, please visit www.deitersfuneralhome.com.
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