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Marcella M. Tibbs

12/6/1930 - 2/27/2018

WASHINGTON ~   Marcella May Tibbs, 87, of Washington, formerly of Deer Creek, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Washington Christian Village.  
She was born December 6, 1930 in Kankakee to Joseph and Mildred (Theis) Cappellano.  She was raised by her mother and step-father, Joseph Pelehowski.  
Her parents preceded her in death.  She also was preceded in death by her step-father; one son, Patrick Clinton; and three brothers, Ronald Cappellano, Joseph Pelehowski, Jr. and Wayne Pelehowski.
Surviving are three daughters, Debra Johnson of Pekin, Cynthia Clinton of Peoria and Lisa (Michael) Hamilton of Prentice, Wisconsin; one son, Scott H. (Char) Clinton of North Dakota; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren;  one sister, Fran (Joanie Guisto) Pelehowski of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; and one brother, Ed Pelehowski of Bradley.
Marcella was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family.  She also liked keeping an eye on the neighborhood.
Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no visitation or services at this time.  The family will host a celebration of her life at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society at 100 Taps Ln. Pekin, IL 61554.