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Clara L. Mabee

5/28/1922 - 12/18/2010


PEKIN ~ Clara Louise Morrison Mabee, 88, of 1112 Court Street, passed away at 7:28 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Pekin Hospital.  She was formerly of 1206 Janssen Street in Pekin.

Born May 28, 1922 in Pekin to William Henry and Alice Elsie (Mabee) Hermes, she married Wilton D. Morrison on December 31, 1938 in Palmyra, MO.  He died November 28, 1966.  She later married Stanley David Mabee on August 4, 1971 in Pekin.  He died June 19, 1989.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; 1 daughter, Carolyn Bell Pearcy; and 3 brothers, Eugene Hermes, William Hermes, and Walter Hermes.

Surviving are 3 sons, Robert (Ellen) Morrison and Alan (Beth) Morrison, both of Pekin, and James (Desi) Morrison of Jacksonville, FL; 1 daughter, Marjorie Wilson of Pekin; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Clara worked as a waitress at Westbrook's for many years.  She also had worked at Patsy's Bakery in Pekin.

She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Deer Creek.

Clara enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, and baking.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Glendale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.  The Rev. Henry Miller will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will follow in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Deer Creek Baptist Church, Post Office Box 243, Deer Creek, IL 61733.

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