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Ellen M. Coates

5/13/1944 - 3/18/2018

PEKIN ~ Ellen Marie Coates, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Pekin Manor.

Born May 13, 1944 in Peoria to John and Margaret (King) Jacobs, she married Cabell Coates, III on July 8, 1967 in Bartonville.  He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Clint) Ancelet of Mundelein and Carol Coates of Pekin; two grandchildren, Taylor and Barrett; three brothers, Bernard (Treva) Jacobs of Sunnyland, Donald Jacobs of Pekin and Richard (Francine) Jacobs of St. Augustine, Florida and one sister, Phyllis (Frank) Knight of Vidalia, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

After attending the University of Wisconsin Banking School in Madison, Wisconsin, Ellen worked as Cashier with First State Bank of Pekin, which is now Heartland Bank, retiring in 2003.

Ellen enjoyed reading, making crafts and time spent with family.  She was known to dote on her grandchildren and enjoyed attending baseball games with her husband and daughters.  She also took part in the TOPS program and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 44 in Pekin.

Her visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Cremation will be accorded following the visitation.  No funeral service is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Lane, Peoria, IL 61615

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