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Genevieve Clarkson

August 6, 1917 — April 18, 2013

Genevieve Ann “Jenny” Clarkson, 95, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Interment and graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, with Pastor Douglas A. Lightly officiating.
Jenny was born on August 6, 1917 in Des Moines, IA, a daughter of Charles and Edna (Stevenson) Joy. They preceded her in death, along with her sister and husband, James Clarkson, in July of 2000.
She is survived by her sons, Larry (Mary) Peterson of Morton and Dennis Peterson of Washington; daughters, Toni Peterson of Visalia, CA and Ginger (Leon) Mitchell of Hanford, CA; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Jenny was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church and active in their Pioneer Girls, Mission Circle and FTF Sunday School.
She loved cats and enjoyed bowling and Super Seniors at the Peoria Christian Center, working in her yard and entertaining in her home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jenny’s memory to Grace Presbyterian Church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jenny’s caregiver, Shonnel Duncan of Peoria and Rosewood Care Center of East Peoria.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.

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