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Grace Burdette

March 14, 1934 ~ June 21, 2017 (age 83)
Vera Grace Burdette, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 2:20am Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health Methodist.
Grace was born March 14, 1934 in a small town outside of Sapulpa, OK to Horace and Nora Pearl Shaw Gartman. She married Julio E. Laredo on February 17, 1951 in Tulsa, OK; he preceded her in death on March 25, 1972. She later married Lloyd Burdette on July 9, 1972; he survives.
Also surviving are her children, J. Richard (Lynn) Laredo of Peoria, Denise (Gary) Smith, Victor (Lori) Laredo, and Anthony (Jackie) Laredo all of East Peoria; Debbie (Brian) King of Washington, Sharron (Greg) Burns of Creve Coeur, Charlotte (Mark) Camp of Denham Springs, LA, Kevin (Stephanie) Burdette of Washburn, and Angelica (Steve) Mullens of Hanna City; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lola Henry of Mounds, OK and Margie Deere of Tulsa, OK; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Cleo, Beecher, Glenn, and Joe; and 3 sisters, Ava Lee, Maxine, and Nell.
Grace was a loving mother, who was active in her children's lives as a room mother at their school, Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She was also a longtime member of Fondulac Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. Grace was a proud recipient of East Peoria Citizen of the Year in 1968 and wrote the column "Run With Me" for the Tazewell Courier.
A funeral service will be held at 9:30am Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria. Visitation will be from 5-7:00pm Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Rev. Carole Hoke will officiate. Grace's favorite color was pink. In her honor, please wear that color for the visitation and funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the local chapter of the Parkinson's Foundation, as she has determinedly donated her brain to study this disease.


Visitation

JUN 24. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - East Peoria

444 E. Washington Street

East Peoria, IL, US, 61611

garydeiters@deitersfuneralhome.com

Service

JUN 25. 09:30 AM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - East Peoria

444 E. Washington Street

East Peoria, IL, US, 61611

garydeiters@deitersfuneralhome.com

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