Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Thelma L. Pinkston

9/24/1921 - 1/22/2012


PEKIN ~ Thelma Louise Pinkston, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 6:50 a.m., Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care Center in Pekin.

She was born September 24, 1921 in Burlington, Iowa to Elmer and Irene (Norman) DeVoss.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Judy (Michael) Reilly of Pekin ; 1 son, William  (Sandy) Conarro of Pekin; 7 grandchilden; many great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mabel Jason and Betty Holocker, both of Henry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son, Larry Conarro; and 4 brothers.

Thelma had worked as a waitress for many years in the Pekin area.

She was a dog lover and loved vacationing in Florida.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the funeral.  Private burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614

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