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Margaret "Peggy" Levan

May 28, 1941 December 24, 2016
Margaret "Peggy" Levan
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Obituary for Margaret "Peggy" Levan
Peoria- Margaret A. “Peggy” Levan, 75, of Peoria, died on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 6:15 p.p. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Born May 28, 1941 in Chicago to James F. and Hannah McGinley Finnegan, she married James P. Levan, who died in 1984. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Colleen (James) Cooke of Ft. Worth, TX; four sons, Michael Levan of Peoria, William (Ruth) Levan of Peoria, Martin Levan of Peoria, and Robert (Laura) Vinzant of Lomita, CA; one sister, Sally (Larry) Dossett of Chicago; and thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A special mention for Brian "Bones" Jones, Theresa Behmyer Kirkpatrick and Byron Kensolving, who she considered her children.

Peggy was a file clerk at OSF St. Francis for over 30 years.

She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Peggy was proud of her Irish heritage, and never let you forget she was Irish. She attended many Irish functions in Peoria and Chicago. She instilled this Irish pride in her children and grandchildren. Peggy never met a stranger.

A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, 10 a.m., December 31, 2016, at her church, with Msgr. Stanley Deptula as Celebrant of the mass. Visitation will be on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Further visitation will be on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass at the church.

Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of cremains will be in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill.

Memorials may be made to AOH Richard Parsons Division or The St. Patrick’s Society.

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5:00 PM 12/30/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/30/2016 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

further visitation will be half hour prior to mass on Saturday at church

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Mass




10:00 AM 12/31/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/31/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603

St. Bernard Catholic Church
509 E Kansas Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


All Saints Cemetery Final Resting Place

Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Patrick's Society

AOH Richard Parsons Division


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