Lorraine Reliford Obituary

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Lorraine Reliford

October 3, 1930 - December 7, 2013
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East Peoria, IL – Lorraine Reliford, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.    She was born Oct. 3, 1930 in Aurora, IL to Leo L. and Etta E. (Rees) McKee.  She married Lewis C. Reliford in East Peoria on Nov. 12, 1949.  Lorraine and Lewis enjoyed a full life of traveling.  He preceded her in death on June 25, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.    Surviving are 3 children, Stephen (Kathryn) Reliford of Germantown Hills; Randall (Kristie) Reliford of South Pekin; Lori (Martin) Dunne of Elmwood; 6...
East Peoria, IL – Lorraine Reliford, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

   She was born Oct. 3, 1930 in Aurora, IL to Leo L. and Etta E. (Rees) McKee.  She married Lewis C. Reliford in East Peoria on Nov. 12, 1949.  Lorraine and Lewis enjoyed a full life of traveling.  He preceded her in death on June 25, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

   Surviving are 3 children, Stephen (Kathryn) Reliford of Germantown Hills; Randall (Kristie) Reliford of South Pekin; Lori (Martin) Dunne of Elmwood; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

   She was a school teacher in Creve Coeur for 32 years, retiring in 1985.  She was an award winning artist; painting, photography and pottery.    She was a member of the Illinois Art League and Peoria Art Guild where she did volunteer work along with the IL Eye Center and PBS.

   Lorraine was a member of the East Peoria First United Methodist Church where Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating.  Family will receive friends one hour before services Friday at the church.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

   Memorials may be made to her Church or to Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.  Online condolences may be made at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.

"Dear Reliford Family, When I think of your mother a smile comes to my face. She was such a fun and creative lady. I remember her and my mom pouring over..." Leona Goujon-Sleister (East Peoria)

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