Peoria: Valorie J. Alton, 62, of Peoria passed away at 8:47 p.m. on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Valorie was born February 14, 1950 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Charles & Evelyn (Glore) White.
She married Vernon Bennett. She later married Larry Alton.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sherry and Michelle Bennett both of Peoria; one sister, Thelma Alberts of Glasford; three grandchildren, Chandler Stewart, Bryson Bennett, and Mia Worley.
Valorie was preceded in death by her parents, and one son Christopher Alton.
She worked as a custodian at the former First Presbyterian Church from January 1985 through June of 2004. She then worked at the United Presbyterian Church until her retirement in 2006.
All who knew Valorie would say that she loved her family and was a mother to anyone that needed one. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren & loved her two dogs Max & Missy.
Valorie is a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday November 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Father Terry Cassidy will officiate.
Burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.