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Geraldine "Gerry" M. Shearburn

July 31, 1930 August 10, 2015
Geraldine "Gerry" M. Shearburn
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Obituary for Geraldine "Gerry" M. Shearburn

PEORIA HEIGHTS Geraldine M. Gerry Shearburn, 85, of Peoria Heights passed away at 5:07 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Geraldine was born on July 31, 1930, in Kankakee to the late Cecil and Murlie (Morris) Ragains. She married Robert K. Shearburn on Sept. 17, 1949, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Mar. 22, 1992.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Orbie and Russell Ragains.
She is survived by two sons, Gary K. Shearburn of Pekin an Larry A. Shearburn of Peoria Heights; two grandsons, Keith and Garrett Shearburn; one granddaughter, Haley Marie Shearburn; two great-grandsons, Michael and Trent; and one great-granddaughter, Jaylynn.
Geraldine was a resident of Peoria Heights since 1956 and worked for the Village of Peoria Heights in the water department for 20 years, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of the Emblem Club #121 and an active member with the ladies of the Izaak Walton League. She was also a member of the County Line Baptist Church in Flatwood, Ill.
A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Wright Salmon Mortuary. Rick Rogy will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 to 1:30 prior to the service. A private burial will be held in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Peoria Heights Ambulance Fund or to a charity of the donors choice.
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