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Fern Bridgmon

8/12/1952 - 11/16/2019

WASHINGTON ~ Fern Marie Bridgmon, 67, of Washington, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at her daughters’ home.

She was born August 12, 1952 in Pekin to Cleatis and Stella Mae (Taylor) Callaway. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Phillip Bridgmon; one sister and two brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Tonya (Gary) Leon of Washington; two sons, Scott A. Bridgmon of Topeka and William T. Bridgmon Pekin; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; three brothers and three sisters.

Fern had worked at Pekin Hospital at snack bar and restaurant for 10 years. Prior to that, Fern worked at Brownie’s Tap in Pekin for eight years.

She enjoyed fishing, reading, working puzzles and crafts. She found great joy spending time with her grandchildren.

Fern had attended Pekin First Assembly of God.

Private burial will be at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.

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