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Marian Ruth Reiser

September 21, 1934 August 5, 2016
Marian Ruth Reiser
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PEORIA – Marian Ruth Livingston Reiser, 81, of Peoria passed away at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Cornerstone Rehabilitation & Health Care.

Marian was born on Sept. 21, 1934, in Peoria to the late Henry and Elizabeth Pitch Livingston. She married Joseph Summers. He preceded her in death in 1974. She married Robert Reiser in 1976. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2013.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jill; and stepson, Robert.

She is survived by one son, Jody Summers of Peoria; one stepdaughter, Betty (Dan) Zessin of Metamora; one stepson, Jason (Jeana) Reiser of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Myranda (Scott) Whitman of Bloomington, Kara Summers, Todd (Michelle) Zessin of Austin, Tex., Brooke (Thomas) Hallman of Metamora, and Scott Zessin of Colorado; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Don (Judy) Livingston of Glasford; and one sister, Sally Farrell of Kansas.

Marian was a 1952 graduate of Manual High School.

She was a secretary at Alcast, retiring in 1999.

Marian was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and the Ladies Investment Club.
She collected crystals and dolls and was a dedicated mother and caregiver to her children. She loved dogs and was highly involved in the American Diabetes Association.

A visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. There will be no service. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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12:00 PM 8/19/2016 12:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 8/19/2016 1:30:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

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

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association


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