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Joan P. Matarelli

April 23, 1933 November 9, 2010
Joan P. Matarelli
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PEORIA-Joan P. Matarelli, 77, of Peoria, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Henry. She was born on April 23, 1933, in Peoria, to George and Anna Gibson Kelch. She married Donald E. Matarelli on November 3, 1951, in Peoria. He passed away on January 19, 1997, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Matarelli; three brothers; and three sisters. Joan is survived by two daughters, Donetta (Tom) Jenn of Peoria and Sharon (John) Ward of Desoto, MO; two grandchildren, Brian Jenn and Denise Jenn; and one brother, Ardy (Nancy) Kelch of Bartonville. She was a Hostess for 10 years at Jumers Castle Lodge. Joan enjoyed Italian Cooking and especially making pizza fritas with her grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Henehan officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Healthcare Center in Henry. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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