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Claryse I. Wolfe Miller

6/16/1920 - 1/21/2018

PEKIN ~ Claryse Ione Wolfe Miller, 97, of East Peoria, formerly of Canton, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

Born June 16, 1920 in Lewistown to Oscar and Lucille (Gunn) Simpson, she married Carl J. Wolfe on May 1, 1937 in Lewistown.  He died on August 25, 1965.  She later married Chester A. Miller. He died August 22, 1993.  Also preceding her in death are her parents and one brother, Ed Simpson.

Surviving are two sons, Garry (Mary) Wolfe of East Peoria and Larry Wolfe of Pekin; four grandchildren, Stacey, Mark, Ken and Chris; six great-grandchildren, Josh, Ashley, Autumn, Tyler, Kayla and Alan; four great great-grandchildren and one sister, Mary Cully of Hilton Head, South Carolina.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Canton.

A homemaker, Claryse had worked for JC Penney in the shoe department.

She loved square dancing, traveling in the United States and overseas, music and cooking.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday May 1, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.  Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to First Christian Church, 215 West Elm Street, Canton, Illinois 61520.

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