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Martha Ellison

August 15, 1936 February 20, 2010
Martha Ellison
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Martha A. Ellison 73, of Pekin passed away on Saturday February 20, 2010 at Pekin Hospital. She was born in Pekin on August 15, 1936 to Allen E. and Carrie M. Funk Smith. She married Earl E. Ellison on May 23, 1974 in Kane County, IL  he preceded her in death on April 18, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her son: Ernest (Cathy) Appleyard of Goodfield, IL, daughters: Carrie (Robert) Updyke of Oswego, IL, Marsha (Tom) Sparks, of Oswego, IL, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 sister. Martha was a very caring woman who had a heart of gold. She loved traveling on the road with her husband. Graveside services will be held Friday February 26, 2010 at 1p.m. at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR. Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 24, from 5 to 7p.m. with a service at 7 at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. The family request In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Abts Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. On-Line condolences may be made at abtsmortuary.com   

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