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MaryAnne Armitage

June 24, 1938 March 14, 2020
MaryAnne Armitage
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Peoria- MaryAnne Armitage, 81, of Peoria, IL, peacefully passed away on March 14, 2020.

She was born to Mabel and Elmer Lefman, June 24, 1938.  They preceded her in death. MaryAnne attended St. Cecilia Grade School, Academy of Our Lady High School and St. Francis School of Nursing. MaryAnne enjoyed 58 years of marriage with her husband, David. Together they raised five daughters and started and operated a family business which has continued for over fifty years.

She is survived by David and their five daughters:  Julie (Lou Hannig) of Springfield, Jill (Jeff Blank) of Peoria, Jayne (Rich Terrian) of Peoria, Janet (David Sizemore) of Texas, and Jodi (Phelps Walling) of Chicago, and 10 grandchildren, Nicholas Hannig, Jack and David Blank, Matthew and Emily Terrian, Henry and Benjamin Sizemore, and Elizabeth, Katherine, and Olivia Walling.   

MaryAnne was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren, as well as the family business.  She also shared many fond experiences with extended family and friends. She was a faithful Catholic and member of St. Vincent DePaul Parish.  She was a loyal supporter of Bradley University Basketball cheering on the Braves for over fifty years. She enjoyed attending the Kentucky Derby with friends and family and travelling to Marco Island, Florida, her favorite destination.  MaryAnne was fiercely proud of her Swedish and Irish heritage.

In consideration of current public health concerns, graveside services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM, with Father Stephen Willard officiating. A celebration of life to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8639-IL 91, Peoria, IL 61615 or Missionaries of Charity, 506 Hancock Street, Peoria, IL 61603.

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2:00 PM 3/17/2020 2:00:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

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Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home

Missionaries of Charity

506 Hancock Street Peoria, IL 61603

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