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Gertrude A. Thome, 83, of Peoria, passed away at noon on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at her granddaughter’s home in Creve Coeur.
Her funeral liturgy will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Clary Funeral Home, 428 West McClure Avenue in Peoria, with Monsignor Jason Gray officiating. There will be no visitation and interment will be private at St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria.
Gertrude was born in Peoria on July 28, 1927, a daughter of Patrick J. and Edith M. (Wasson) Ennis. They preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Margaret Herold and Betty DeVos.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn A. (Frank “Vince”) Kasky of Lacon; granddaughter, Terri Sue Minton of Creve Coeur; great grandchildren, Brittany (Curt), Seth and Brooke; great-great granddaughter, Lilly; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Dave and Karen Johnson and family of Carmi.
Gertrude retired in 1986, after twenty-three years of service, as the office manager for Hagerty Brothers Industrial Products in Peoria.
She was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Peoria and was a former member and past-President of the Altrusa Club of Peoria.
Gertrude enjoyed sewing, playing cards and watching baseball. She was successful in her profession and had a great love for her family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gertrude’s memory to Easter Seals.
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