Joanne Riley
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*PEKIN *- Joanne Riley, age 74, of Pekin passed away at 11:58 a.m. 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at her home.

She was born Nov. 30, 1934, in Mount Vernon, Ill., a daughter of Robert 
and Mildred Irvin Hutchison. Joanne married James D. Riley on Aug. 2, 
1953, in Mount Vernon, Ill. He survives.

Joanne lived in Mount Vernon until she was married, moved with her 
husband to Centralia and shortly thereafter to Pekin, where she spent 
her adult life.

She worked initially in the school cafeteria so that she could be home 
with her son. She later worked at Pekin Insurance and eventually 
Caterpillar Inc., where she retired with 25 years of service.

Joanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She 
especially enjoyed her family get-togethers.

She attended Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.

Joanne is survived by her son, James Eric (Sheryl) Riley of Pekin; her 
three grandchildren, Justin Riley of Pekin, Lindsey Riley of Chicago and 
Dane Riley of Pekin; her brother, Ron (Sherry) Hutchison of Shawnee, 
Kan.; and her sister, Mary Ellen Charleton of Bonita Springs, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Cremation will be accorded. A celebration of life service for Joanne 
will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Woolsey Funeral Home in 
Pekin, with Pastor Lloyd Brock officiating. The family will be receiving 
friends for one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the local food pantries, OSF 
Hospice, The American Cancer Society 
or Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.

Online tributes and condolences may be submitted to

Date: April 17, 2009
Source: Journal Star of Peoria
Submitted by: Susan Armstrong

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