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Brenda Conkling

12/31/1940 - 2/24/2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Brenda Conkling, 77, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 2:13 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born December 31, 1940 in Cairo to William and Geraldine (Calvin) Koonce, she married Herbert Conkling on August 28, 1960 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Betty “Betsy” Canada of Illinois City; one son, Scott Conkling of Pekin and three grandchildren, Tasha Conkling, Josh Canada and Jessica Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Brenda worked as a beautician for many years at her aunt’s beauty shop.

She loved to garden, read, making crafts and shopping.

Brenda was a former member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.

Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  No services or visitation are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to The HOPE Chest, 1106 Derby Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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