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Jean M. Borland

November 16, 1914 December 4, 2009
Jean M. Borland
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PEORIA-Jean M. Borland, 95, of Peoria, passed away at 1:59 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009 at her residence with her family members by her side. She was born on November 16, 1914 in Peoria to Harry W. and Ellen Jordan Cravens. She married John W. Borland on January 17, 1942 in St. Charles, MO. He passed away on May 12, 1994 in Peoria. She is survived by three daughters, Lynn (James) Guyon and Bonnie (Loyd) Garner both of Peoria, and Carol (John Allen) Bury of Henry, IL; one son, Philip (Kathy) Borland of Glasford, IL; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harry (Skip) Cravens of Peoria. She was a 1936 graduate of Bradley University where she earned her BA degree in music. Jean was a housewife and piano teacher, teaching at Bradley University. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, P.E.O. and Philharmonic Chorale. She was a former member of St. Philomena and St. Mark’s Choirs. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be missed by all that knew her. A private Funeral Mass will be Tuesday morning with Rev. Charles Klamut officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Burial will be in North Limestone Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bradley Music Department, St. Mark’s Church, Neighborhood House or Father Flanagan’s Boys Town. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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