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Penelope "Penny" A. Meyer

February 15, 1936 January 3, 2018
Penelope "Penny" A. Meyer
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Obituary for Penelope "Penny" A. Meyer

Peoria- Penelope Ann "Penny" Meyer, 81, of Kickapoo, died January 3, 2018, in Peoria.

She was born February 15, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Royden Orlo and Clara Matilda (Schmid) Butterfield but moved to Peoria at a young age and lived in the Peoria area the rest of her life.

Penny graduated from Bradley University where she was president of the Delta Zeta sorority and served as their treasurer for over 20 years. She acted in theatre while attending Bradley and afterwards in Corn Stock Theatre productions. She taught high school English and Speech in Dunlap and Delavan schools before leaving teaching to be a full-time wife and mother.

She married Thomas Francis Meyer on August 15, 1959 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Peoria; he survives. Also surviving are their three children, Royden Meyer of Sparland, Sheree Davis of Peoria and Carol (Rick) Gilles of Brimfield; eight grandchildren, Jared (Rachel) Volk, Casey (Caitlin) Volk, Jennifer Volk, Ashley (Matt) Arbogast, Taylor Davis, Garret Davis, Kathryn Meyer and Kallie Meyer; seven great-grandchildren and her brother Royden (Gladys) Butterfield of Peoria.

One grandson, Cody Gilles, and one great-granddaughter, Everly Volk, preceded her in death.

Penny and Tom traveled extensively, annually with their children and later as a retired couple, seeing all 50 states, all the Canadian provinces and 17 European countries. More often than not, they made their travel plans by looking for places they hadn't yet been.

Penny loved her lunches with the girls and was an avid reader, sometimes reading more than a novel a week. She enjoyed science fiction and period pieces among other things.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30am, Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church with a visitation beginning at 9:00 am. Fr. James Pankiewicz will officiate. Cremation Rites have been accorded and burial of ashes will follow in Springdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cody's Crusaders or The American Cancer Society.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

12

Jan

9:00 AM 1/12/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603

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

Funeral Mass

Friday

12

Jan

10:30 AM 1/12/2018 10:30:00 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

Location

Springdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

3014 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603

3014 N Prospect Rd Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

Cody's Crusaders

11422 W US Hgwy 150
Brimfield , IL 61517
309
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