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Sylvia A. Kearns

July 16, 1928 June 20, 2008
Sylvia A. Kearns
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PEORIA-Sylvia A. Kearns, 79, formerly of 2617 W. Bainter Lane in Peoria, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008 at Heartland Health Care Center of Peoria. She was born on July 16, 1928 in Moline, IL to Raymond and Mabel Pierce Alldredge. She married Othmar “Ott” Kearns on November 20, 1948 in Peoria. He passed away on May 5, 1963 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by one daughter, Mary (Paul) Tamkin of Peoria; two sons, Michael (Sara) Kearns of Morton and David Kearns; two grandchildren, Amanda (Aaron) Kilgore and Michael Tamkin; and one great-grandson, Alexander Kilgore. Sylvia was an Information Clerk at the Peoria Police Department for many years. She attended St. Mark’s Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at St. Mark’s Church with Rev. Charles Klamut officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s School or Alzheimer’s Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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