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Phena M. Ford

8/9/1953 - 6/25/2020

PEKIN ~ Phena Mae Ford, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Cornerstone Rehab and Healthcare.

Born August 9, 1953 in Peoria, to John and Ruby Thompson Ford. They preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Begner and Henry Weaver.

Surviving are three nieces, Nona (Bruce Krigner) Fuller, Brandi Paquin, Shawna Garber; one nephew, Amos Dickerson; one great nephew, Cody (Jasmin) Davis; two great-great nephews Jayden Davis and Beau Oakes; one great-great niece Charlee Davis and one sister Dora Ford.

She was the receptionist on the ICU floor at OSF and was also the dorm mother at the College of Nursing at OSF for 30 years. She was an avid crafter, sewer, and reader. She loved to travel and had many trips to England most of all she loved to be with her family and friends.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for her nieces and nephews college expenses.

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