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Lila P. Burgess

February 26, 1925 March 10, 2018
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Peoria- Lila P. Burgess, age 93, of Peoria, passed away at 3:47 AM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born February 26, 1925 in Taylorville, IL she was the daughter to William and Elizabeth (Pence) Nothdurft. On September 29, 1948 she married Richard Norman Burgess Sr. in Champaign, IL. He preceded her in death on January 27, 1988. Lila graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Prior to teaching she worked at the Northern Agricultural Research Laboratory. Lila taught science and home economics at Trewyn Junior High, as well as, home economics for Peoria High School over a period of 26 years until her retirement in 1992. After her retirement she tutored for Peoria Notre Dame and Richwoods High School, and also volunteered at St. Bernard’s Grade School. Lila enjoyed quilting, sewing, and reading. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great –grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include four children: Daria (John) Diaz of New Orleans, LA, Hilary (David) Duke of Pekin, Laurel Hancock of Peoria, and Richard (Cheryl) Burgess of Washington, IL; seven grandchildren: Patrick, Beth, Ben, Andrew, Jennifer, Mallory, and Jake; five great-grandchildren: Nic, Addison, Beckett, Hadley, and Morgan.

Cremation rights have been accorded. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church with visitation being held 30 minutes prior to mass. Franciscan Friars will officiate.

Memorials in Lila’s memory may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

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

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Visitation

Thursday

15

Mar

9:30 AM 3/15/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 3/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

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

Memorial Mass

Thursday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

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

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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