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Catherine Maureen (Donahue) Crews

August 21, 1933 June 26, 2018
Catherine  Maureen (Donahue) Crews
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Peoria- Catherine Maureen (Donahue) Crews, passed away at 4:52 AM, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Maureen was born August 21, 1933 in Peoria, a daughter of Daniel P. and Catherine (Malone) Donahue, Sr. She married Ralph E. Crews on April 11, 1981 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1996.

Maureen was a long-time and active member of the Peoria community. She graduated from Academy of Our Lady, Bradley University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Counseling, then worked at Webster School, Kingman School and District 150 in the curriculum office as a language arts consultant. Maureen also worked at the Catholic Diocese of Peoria for Msgr. James Reidy, Msgr. George Carton and was secretary to Bishop William Cousins and Bishop John Franz. She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Maureen was a prestigious Marquette Honoree, awarded for outstanding service to the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. She served on the Catholic Social Service Board and the Board of Directors at the Renaissance Stand. She was a member of the Young Christian Workers, Legion of Mary, charter member of the Peoria Ski Club, member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Retired Teachers Association.

Maureen is survived by step-daughter, Sheryl Ayers, two step-grandchildren; Tami Lamprecht and Aimee Ayers and many great-great grandchildren, one brother, Daniel P. Donahue, Jr., of Peoria. Aunt Mo was cherished by her three nieces; Kate Donahue, Mary Pat Donahue and Molly Drew Cluskey and eight nephews; Dan III, Chuck and Matt Donahue, Bill, Dan, Mike, Tim, and Matt Drew and many great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Bill Drew.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM until time of Mass at the church. Fr. James Pankiewicz will officiate and burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Maureen's memory, may be made to Sophia’s Kitchen or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

30

Jun

9:30 AM 6/30/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

504 Fulton St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
504 Fulton St. Peoria 61602 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

30

Jun

11:00 AM 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

504 Fulton St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
504 Fulton St. Peoria 61602 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Sophia's Kitchen

504 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602
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