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Iris J. Steele

9/20/1941 - 11/21/2019

PEKIN ~ Iris J. Steele, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home.

Born September 20, 1941 in Decatur to Edgar and Doris (Greenwood) Stephens, she married Larry L. Steele on June 9, 1962 Decatur. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2017.

Surviving are one son, Keith Steele of Peoria; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one sister, Judy Sharp. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Kim Steele Bush.

Iris was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.

Her memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. W. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway St. Pekin, IL 61554 or to the North Pekin Fire Department, 236 S Main St, North Pekin, IL 61554.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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