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Erma Throckmorton

April 30, 1932 — January 12, 2015

Erma Lee (Wren) Throckmorton, 82, of East Peoria passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

Erma was born on April 30, 1932 in Omaha, IL to Otis Lee and Katheryn Louise (Price) Wren. She married Dana Burton Throckmorton on March 26, 1954.

Erma is survived by her husband Dana of East Peoria; two daughters, Sherry Throckmorton of Washington, and Nancy Throckmorton of Bartonville; one son, Mark Allen (Karen) Throckmorton of Bedford, MA; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Hayli Throckmorton of Bedford, MA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Norma Lee Waller, and a grandchild, Jacob Throckmorton.

Erma spent time volunteering at Central Jr. High in the library, she enjoyed word search books, and she loved to sing.

Being a homemaker and mother was Erma's greatest joy. She never knew a stranger and loved giving everyone hugs. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00am. Reverend Mary Arnold will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home, located at 428 West McClure Avenue in Peoria. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Erma may be made to East Peoria United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association of Peoria.

Erma's online memorial website may be viewed at


JAN 16. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Funeral Ceremony

JAN 17. 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church

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