September 14, 1949 — February 12, 2016
Rebecca Dean (Dobbins) Gabriel, 66, of Peoria, passed away at 7:47 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016, at Morton Terrace Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre.
She was born on September 14, 1949 in Athens, TN, a daughter of Ralph and Willie Mae (Crump) Dobbins. Her father and one sister, Peggy Ann Dobbins, preceded her in death. She was married to Thomas B. Gabriel, for 20 years, who also preceded her in death.
Rebecca is survived by her mother, Willie Mae Dobbins of East Peoria; sisters, Nancy Moody of Trivoli and Linda Clark of East Peoria; daughter, Tiffiny (David) Bergia of Champaign; son, Eric (Valerie) Gabriel of East Peoria; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Emily Bergia.
She was raised in Peoria and graduated Manual High School in 1967. She attended Northwoods Community Church and enjoyed country line dancing and volunteering at the South Side Mission. She was formerly employed with Bradley University and OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Springfield Road Baptist Church in East Peoria, with Pastor Duane Surels officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to services at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to www.alz.org or to the South Side Mission in Peoria.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.
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