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Velma L. Persich

December 20, 1918 December 29, 2018
Velma L. Persich
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Obituary for Velma L. Persich

Chillicothe-Velma L. Persich, formerly of Dunlap, IL, passed away 9 days after her 100th birthday, on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Heritage Health in Chillicothe, IL.

Velma was born on December 20, 1918 in Peoria, IL, a daughter of Edward C. and Alice “Edith” (Marston) Schwartz. She married Rudolph J. Persich on August 6, 1938. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1976. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Anna Mae Purcell, one brother, Clarence, her daughter, Treva Wood, two granddaughters, Sonya Meischner and Kristi Nelson and one grandson, Michael Wood.

Velma is survived by one son, Marston R. Persich of Williamstown, KY and two daughters, Sharon (Eugene) Nelson of Edwards, IL, and Carol (Tom) Davis of Princeville, IL, 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Velma was a stay at home Mom until 1960, when she went to work at the Heritage House Smorgasbord, then Mt. Hawley Country Club and lastly, American Rentals.

Velma left a legacy of hand-crafted items to her family and friends. She had many card playing friends and travel companions. They went on cruises and wintered in Florida or Texas. She was active in the Fernwood Femmes, Clownin Around, the Neighborhood House Quilters and the Richwoods Township Seniors. She served on the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Clement’s in Dunlap and attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria.

Cremation Rites will be accorded and a Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church with a visitation one hour prior. Franciscan Friars will officiate and a private burial of cremains will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo, IL.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

5

Jan

9:30 AM 1/5/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 Illinois
United States

Memorial Mass

Saturday

5

Jan

10:30 AM 1/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick's Cemetery -Brimfield Final Resting Place

N Voorhees Rd
Brimfield , IL 61517

N Voorhees Rd Brimfield 61517 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61615
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