MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Cecilia May Laurie, 68 of Marquette Heights passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her home.
Born January 7, 1945 in Peoria to Cecil and Marilee (Streeper) Head, she married Fred Laurie on September 6, 1964 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Ciota-Steele of Bartonville; four grandchildren, Courtney Dobbelaire, Sharadyn Ciota, Morgan Healy Ciota, Cannon Ciota and one brother, Randy Head of East Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Regina Dobbelaire on July 25, 2008 in Peoria.
Cecilia had worked for Wal-Mart in East Peoria for 14 years, retiring in 2010. Prior to that, she had worked 19 years for Little Grocery in East Peoria.
She loved flower gardening and was very meticulous about her yard. She was very proud of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
According to Cecilia's wishes, cremation will be accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering Monday, May 6, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall in Marquette Heights. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614
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