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Neoma McClary

9/22/1942 - 9/3/2017

PEKIN ~ Neoma Ruth McClary, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born September 22, 1942 in Peoria to Virgil and Ella (Martin) Hornsby, she married Frank McClary. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son, Mark McClary; one grandson, Panther McClary and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Kandy (Chad) Rowe of Pekin and Neoma (Elmer) Hawkins of Cambridge; two sons, Frank McClary of Forest City and Virgil McClary of Pekin; 11 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosie Lutz of Vermont, IL and two brothers, Jack Hornsby of Creve Coeur and Bobby Hornsby of Wisconsin.

Neoma had worked at Pizza Hut in Pekin for many years, retiring in 1985.

An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Neoma enjoyed fishing, bowling, cats and watching professional wrestling, especially Hulk Hogan. She also loved the color purple and drinking Prairie Farms sweet tea.

Her visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. No services are planned. Cremation will be accorded following visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

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