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Marie A. Swank

May 12, 1916 March 11, 2011
Marie A. Swank
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PEORIA-Marie A. Swank, 94, of Peoria, died at 6:25 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011, at Christian Buehler Memorial Home. She was born on May 12, 1916, in Laura, IL to Hugh and Alice Murphy Cox. Marie is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Gene) Eller of East Peoria; one grandson, Ray (Micah) Perry of East Peoria; one granddaughter, Joanne Perry of Peoria; one great-granddaughter, Reagan Marie Perry of East Peoria; and two sisters, Dorothy Williams of Weyburn, Saskatchewan and Kay Owens of Moline. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Cox and John Cox; and one sister, Helen Anderson. She was a secretary at Caterpillar, Inc. for 29 years, retiring in 1980. She was a past Vice President and President of Caterpillar Girl’s Club. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and Cursillo #313. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philomena Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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