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Teresa M. Burke Phelps

January 4, 1973 May 25, 2011
Teresa M. Burke Phelps
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Obituary for Teresa M. Burke Phelps

PEORIA-Teresa M. Burke Phelps, 38, of Peoria, passed away at 10:14 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Methodist Hospital after a courageous 11 year battle with cancer. She was born on January 4, 1973, in Peoria, to Clare and Barbara Denison Burke. She married Jason Phelps. Teresa is survived by her parents of Peoria; one daughter, Madeline Clare Phelps of Peoria; one sister, Kathleen (Roger) McCubbin of Goodfield, IL; one brother, James (Deana) Burke of Peoria; and three nieces, Taylor, Breanna and Kaitlyn Burke. She was preceded in death by one brother, David Burke. Teresa worked part time, last working at Fired Up Paint Your Own Pottery & Art Studio in Peoria Heights. Teresa was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of Sassy Ladies Sewing Group and enjoyed quilting and working with pottery. She was involved with the Civil Air Patrol. She was a Richwoods High School graduate, where she was a member of the swim team, band and Royalette’s dance team. She was a graduate of Bradley University with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Msgr. Jason A. Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hult Cancer Center for Healthy Living, 5215 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614 or Madeline Phelps Education Fund, c/o South Side Bank, 2119 S.W. Adams, Peoria, IL 61602. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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