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Alma Marie McCoy

November 22, 1914 October 15, 2018
Alma Marie McCoy
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Obituary for Alma Marie McCoy

Peoria- Alma Marie McCoy, age 103, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Heartland Nursing Home.

Alma was born on November 22, 1914 in Pottstown, a daughter of Carl F. and Marie B. (Speck) Goetz. She married Walter B. McCoy in 1946, he died in 1980. She is survived by two daughters; Beverly Golianis of Peoria and Camille Becker of Las Vegas and one sister, Rose Kelly of Peoria. She has 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Alma was a self-taught baker and decorator of wedding cakes. She started her business in the late 1950s and continued until she was 72 years old, retiring in 1994.
She was a life-long Cubs fan and says she was born the same time the Cubs were, over 100 years ago and has stayed loyal to the team her whole life. She waited over 100 years to see them win the World Series.

Alma has passed on her spirit of gratitude, and often told her children and their children to simply “be thankful for what you have, and that your “roots” (family) is what really matters. She has demonstrated by her life that you make your own success and happiness.

A visitation will be from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a memorial service at 6:00 PM. A private graveside service and burial will be held at Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Alma’s name may be made to the Center for Prevention of Abuse or Sophia’s Kitchen.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

19

Oct

5:00 PM 10/19/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/19/2018 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

19

Oct

6:00 PM 10/19/2018 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sophia's Kitchen

504 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602

Center for Prevention of Abuse

2500 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
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