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Lucille Howat

7/18/1924 - 2/21/2020

PEORIA ~ Lucille Howat, 95, of Peoria, passed away at 7:04 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 19, 1924 in Delavan to Oscar and Mary (Harmon) Anderson, she married William John Howat, Sr. on November 28, 1946 in Pekin. He died April 4, 2011 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and one brother.

Surviving are one son, William “Bill” (Julie) Howat, Jr. of Mesquite, Nevada; one grandson, James Howat of Denver, Colorado and several nieces and nephews.

Lucille had worked at Caterpillar, Inc. and D&W Distributing as a warehouse clerk in Pekin for many years, retiring in 1989.

She enjoyed crafting, painting and Facebooking. She found great joy spending quality time with her family.

Lucille was a former member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Father Jim Pankiewicz will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan.

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

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