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Marlianne Fortune

October 30, 1941 October 17, 2008
Marlianne Fortune
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PEORIA-Marlianne Fortune, 66, of Peoria, passed away at 6:22 a.m. on Friday, October 17, 2008 at her residence. She was born on October 30, 1941 in Peoria to Francis Wayne “Bud” and Eileen M. Wieland Downing. She married J. Michael Fortune on June 5, 1965 in Peoria. He survives. She is also survived by her mother, Eileen Downing of Peoria; three daughters, Meagan (Richard) Jarecki of Littleton, CO, Monique (John) Wilharm of Glen Ellyn, IL and Mary Fortune of Peoria; five grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, Alexandra, Jack and Marlena. She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, General Wayne A. Downing and one sister, Beth Lynne Hartnett. Marlianne graduated from the Academy of Our Lady in 1960 and graduated from Marycrest College in 1964. She was a Medical Technologist at OSF St. Francis Medical Center for 36 years, until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights and a former member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at St. Thomas Church with Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Resources Center, 321 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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