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Lorene H. Maher

July 22, 1925 August 26, 2016
Lorene H.  Maher
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Obituary for Lorene H. Maher

BRIMFIELD – Lorene H. Maher, 91, of Brimfield passed away at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Riverview Senior Living in East Peoria.

Lorene was born on July 22, 1925, in Peoria to the late Lee and Esther (Wolf) Hartley. She married John J. Maher on Aug. 18, 1946, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son and one sister, Juanita Hasselbacher.

She is survived by one daughter, Jean (Jerry) Cullum of Washington; one son, John E. (Kathy) Maher of Brimfield; five grandchildren, Dawn Jackson, Lori Allen, Jana French, Sean Maher, and Kerry Head; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilee Porter of Oak Hill; and one brother, Lee Alan Hartley of Chillicothe.

Lorene owned her own business, specializing in wedding cake decorating and catering.

She was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary, where she served as a state and national president. She was also a master knitter and member of the American Needlepoint Guild and the Peoria Area Stitchers Guild, where she was a charter member.

Lorene was a member of Grace & Peace Lutheran Church for 70 years.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Grace & Peace Lutheran Church. Pastor Wayne Shelksohn will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the church. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the services.

Memorials may be made to Grace & Peace Lutheran Church.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

30

Aug

9:00 AM 8/30/2016 9:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 8/30/2016 10:45:00 AM
Grace & Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614

Grace & Peace Lutheran Church
7611 N Knoxville Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

30

Aug

11:00 AM 8/30/2016 11:00:00 AM
Grace & Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614

Grace & Peace Lutheran Church
7611 N Knoxville Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Elmwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

607 N Magnolia St
Elmwood, IL 61529

607 N Magnolia St Elmwood 61529 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Grace & Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614
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