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Patricia A. Conner

10/30/1939 - 2/16/2020

PEKIN ~ Patricia Anne Conner, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

She was born October 30, 1939 in Peoria to Thomas and Doreatha (Edwards) Slavens. 

She married the love of her life, Clifford Conner on October 9, 1997. He died February 6, 2009 in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, David and Thomas Slavens.

Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia (Kenneth) Hiles of Pekin; one son, Roger (Christine) Curless of Springfield; three grandchildren, Daniel (Sarah) Hiles of Marquette Heights, David (Jennifer) Hiles of North Pekin and Jennifer (Donnie) Schlottman of North Pekin and six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Addison, Noah, Danny, Lily, Zoey.

Patricia loved her family. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping, bingo, and the River Boat Casino. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Priest Daniel Hiles will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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