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Ellen C. Gorman

September 10, 1924 February 21, 2016
Ellen C. Gorman
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Obituary for Ellen C. Gorman

West Peoria- Ellen C. Gorman, age 91, of West Peoria, passed away peacefully at 7:56 am on February 21, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her children.

Born September 10, 1924 in Peoria, she was a daughter to the late Anthony and Catherine (Bishop) Kelly. On September 27, 1947, Ellen married Ralph A. Gorman at St. Mark Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2006. Ellen worked in the billing department at Block and Kuhl, did bookkeeping for Catholic Social Services, and was the school secretary at St. Bernard Grade School.

Survivors include five daughters, Kathy (Tom) McNamara of Savannah, Ga., Susan (Mark) Slover of Peoria, Mary (Doug) Whitaker of Bloomington, Jeannie (Greg) Bachler of Peoria, and Ellen (Drew) Cassidy of Peoria; three sons, Stephen (Peggy) Gorman of Chicago, Richard (Cindy) Gorman of Rockford, and Mike (Alice) Gorman of Peoria; 37 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (Jim) McGann of West Hartford, Conn., JoCele (Mick) McEnany of Kansas City, Mo., Ann Hillig of Prescott, Ariz.; and one sister-in-law Michele Kelly of Peoria.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter JoCele Williams, two brothers Larry and Mike Kelly, and one sister Patricia Seiler.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 24, 2016 between the hours of
5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at St. Mark Catholic Church. An additional visitation will be held on Thursday February 25, 2016 from 9:30 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate and entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ellen’s memory may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 1113 West Bradley Avenue, or OSF Hospice, 800 NE Glean Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

24

Feb

5:00 PM 2/24/2016 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/24/2016 8:00:00 PM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

25

Feb

9:30 AM 2/25/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 2/25/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

25

Feb

10:30 AM 2/25/2016 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/25/2016 11:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

OSF Hospice

530 NE Glen Oak Drive
Peoria, IL 61637-0001
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