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Clara Jeffery

October 27, 1921 February 17, 2007
Clara Jeffery
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Peoria- Clara Jeffery, 85, of Peoria, died on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 1:28 p.m. at Rosewood in East Peoria. Born October 27, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to John P. and Marie Houde Nilles, she married Paul E. Jeffery November 27, 1943 in Peoria. He died May 7, 2002 in Peoria. One brother also preceded her in death. Clara is survived by 1 Daughter: Mary Jo (William) Chapman of Washington, Il., 1 Son: Edward (Suzanne) Jeffery of Peoria. 3 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step-Grandchildren, and 7 Step- Great Grandchildren also survive. Clara was an Operator for Illinois Bell for 28 years. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. Clara was an avid bowler, bowling in the St. Philomena League. She was also a member of the Telephone pioneers. She was a die hard Cub fan, spending every spring training in Mesa, Arizona. A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, 11 a.m. at her church, the Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Further visitation will be a half hour prior to the mass on Wednesday. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to St. Philomena Church or Methodist Hospice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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