Loretta Perkins, 86, of Washington, passed away at 6:10am Friday, August 16, 2019 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care in East Peoria.
Loretta was born November 14, 1932 in Peoria to the late George and Myrtle Goulden Schrader. She married Norman D. Perkins on February 5, 1970 in Lincoln.
Surviving is her husband, Norman; children, Wally (Marilyn), Andy (Donna), and Rick Miars; Janice Eberle, Colleen (Javier) Huanay, and Laura Parks; step-daughters, Cheryl (Mike) Schmidt, and Pamela (Greg) Ordner; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia Schoonert and Darlene Peebles.
She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Lorraine Davis, brother in law Art Davis, and grandson Garrett Miars.
Loretta was a consummate homemaker. She was a master seamstress, excellent cook, and enjoyed gardening. She worked as a nurses’ aide at RestMor for a time and later helped run Perkins Janitorial Service with her husband. Loretta was a longtime, faithful member of Averyville Baptist Church in East Peoria. She was active in the church and taught Sunday School for third grade girls for many years.
Loretta's family would like to thank Fondulac Rehabilitation for their care and encouragement.
A funeral service for Loretta will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Rev. David L. Coyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-6:00pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Averyville Baptist Church.