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Theresa A. Birdoes

August 15, 1954 November 15, 2010
Theresa A. Birdoes
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PEORIA-Theresa A. Birdoes, 56, of Peoria, passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Theresa courageously fought lung cancer for five years. She was born on August 15, 1954, in Chicago to Thomas M. and Elizabeth Jean Ward Vrba. She married John “Corky” E. Birdoes on August 15, 1985, in Morton. He survives. She is also survived by one son, Cory Birdoes of Peoria; one daughter, Jennifer Birdoes of Normal, IL; three brothers, Martin Vrba of Milwaukee, WI, Carl (Teresa) Vrba of Kenosha, WI and David (Dana) Vrba of West Chicago; three sisters, Sharon (Jerome) Juneau of South Jordan, UT, Charlotte (Henry) Wright of McHenry, IL and Christine (Adam) DePrez of Lake Zurich, IL; seventeen nieces and nephews; and two great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant niece. Theresa was raised in Lake Zurich, attended Lake Zurich High School and a graduate of Illinois State University. She was a teacher for Peoria Public Schools District 150. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where a Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010, with Msgr. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the church with recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment of ashes will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church for masses, St. Bernard’s Pantry, South Side Mission or charity of the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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