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Maureen J. Bushong

10/11/1936 - 11/23/2017

PEKIN ~ Maureen Joan Bushong, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 6:31 a.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Pekin Manor.

Born October 11, 1936 in Pekin to August and Cecile (Everett) Wendland, she married Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Bushong. He died October 31, 1991 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Travis Martinez and two sisters, Pat Tutwiler and Winifred Anderson.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (David) Martinez and Valerie Bushong, both of Pekin; one son, Scott (Theresa Happach) Bushong of Pekin; five grandsons, Joe (Holly) Martinez, Cody Cornwell, Branden (Sheri Denning) Bushong, August Bushong and Beau (Brianna) Bushong; nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Shirley Wendland of Pekin

Maureen started her career in the office at Borden’s Dairy in Pekin, later working 27 years at K-Mart.

She loved her constant companion and faithful Chihuahua, “Cowboy” and listening to country music and Frank Sinatra. Her most cherished times were visits from her grandchildren, each with their very own kind of love for her.

Maureen had attended Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin in her youth.

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Ln., Pekin, IL 61554.

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