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Constance Caughey

February 7, 1940 August 29, 2014
Constance Caughey
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WEST PEORIA - Constance A. (Dorsey) Caughey, 74, of West Peoria passed away peacefully at 1:45 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. Connie was born on February 7, 1940, in Peoria to Ralph & Irma (Taylor) Dorsey. They preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Lowder; her stepdaughter, Terri Dries; her granddaughter, Amber Siegel; and a niece, Becky Chapin. She is survived by her life companion of 39 years, Jack Dries Sr.; three sisters, Maureen Clark, Carole Heidenreich, and Linda Robbert; two brothers, Ronald and Tommy Dorsey; three sons, Ralph Dorsey Caughey, Dennis Caughey, and Timothy Caughey; one daughter, Cynthia (Chris) Polhemus; one stepson, Jack Dries Jr.; and two stepdaughters, Beth Meister and Debbie Siegel. She had 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Connie was a devoted mother and grandmother and was loved by many. She was an exceptional bowler, a member of the WIBC and the 600 club. Some of her favorite activities included softball, card playing, and bingo. She loved watching Nascar (Jeff Gordon) and was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Jackie Meister, her granddaughter, will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, also at the mortuary. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Center. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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