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PEORIA Mary Margaret "Happy" Dean, 84, of Peoria passed away Tuesday night June 13, 2017, at Lutheran Hillside Village.
Mary was born to Kenneth and Margaret (Johnson) Chambers on Aug. 28, 1932 in Roswell, New Mexico
Surviving are her sons, Chris (Cathy) Gross of Lexington, South Carolina and Scott (Lea Ann) Gross of Alpharetta, Georgia; stepsons, Bill (Martha) Dean and David Dean; stepdaughters, Gail (Fred) Weghorst, Beverly (Scott) Templeton and Diane (Jerry) Lechner; grandchildren, Erin Lynn, Ryan Chambers, Connor Michael, Emily, Murray, Natalie, Monica, Carrie, Brett, Mathew and Jeremy; and one great-grandchild, Clara Lynn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed and husband Kelly from her first marriage.
Mary was a member of First Baptist Church in Peoria; she was also part of the Symphony Guild and the Illinois Historical Society.
Visitation and service were held on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Peoria and officiated by Rev. Chriswell. Inurnment was at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday June 20, 2017. Cremation rites have been entrusted with Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Peoria. Condolences may be sent through www.DavisonFulton.com
Published on June 22, 2017
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