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Catherine Cunningham

August 25, 1936 September 4, 2015
Catherine Cunningham
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Catherine N. Cunningham, 79, of Peoria passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:25 a.m. at her residence. She was born August 25, 1936 in Springfield to John and Mary Catherine (Gooch) Smith. She married Ralph (Fred) Cunningham on July 10, 1964; he preceded her in death June 4, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren; brothers, Raymond and John Smith and step son, Danny Cunningham. She is survived by her children, Linda (Ken) Hickman, Charles (Pam) Thompson Jr., Gregory (Tammy) Thompson, John (Shawna) Thompson Sr.; step-children, Leona Carter, Donna Thatcher, Fred (Judy) Cunningham; sister, Patricia (Dave) Patterson; sister-in-law, Evelyn Smith; brother-in-law, Richard Cunningham; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Catherine was an order filler at Neuman and Ullman for many years. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and weekly shopping trips. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Visitation will also be held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice in her name.

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