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Cora F. Belk

4/25/1940 - 11/16/2017

PEKIN ~ Cora F. Belk, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at her residence.
Born April 25, 1940 in Peoria to Fred F. and Ethel E. (Court) Miller, she married Jack Stanford Belk, Sr. on November 28, 1970 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death.  She also was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are two sons, Sean F. (Stacey) Belk of Palo, Iowa and Paul T. Belk of Groveland; two daughters, Ruth Ann Thompson of Peoria and Mary (Chris) Krueger of Pekin; one step-son, Jack (Jackie) Belk, Jr. of Marshfield, Wisconsin; two step-daughters, Roxanne (Gary) Arterburn of Peoria and Sandra Belk of Marshfield, Wisconsin; twenty-one grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Knapp of Morton.
Cora was a member of the North Parkway Assembly of God in Pekin.
She had worked 31 years for Caterpillar, Inc. last working as a Computer Aided Design File Coordinator.  She retired July 1, 1997.
Cremation rites will be accorded.  The family will host a celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the VFW in Pekin.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund, Post Office Box 235, Morton, IL 61550