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Leona Nimrick

August 15, 1935 — March 30, 2013

Leona B. (Brakebill) Nimrick, 77 of Peoria Heights passed away March 30, 2013 at Timber Creek Nursing Home in Pekin, IL.

She was born August 15, 1935 in Kansas City, MO the daughter of Thomas W. and Lula M (Acton) Brakebill. She married Cyrus T. Nimrick on October 6, 1951 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death September 29, 2012.

Surviving are her children Pamela (William) Bundren of Creve Coeur, Cyrus W. (Debra) Nimrick of Bartonville, Cindy Mason of Chillicothe and Lisa Nimrick of Peoria Heights, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother Thomas B. Brakebill of Mountain Grove, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Leona worked for Bryton Tech in Wyoming, IL.

She was a charter member of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Spring Bay.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2012 at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home 428 West McClure Ave, Peoria with visitation starting at 11:00am until the time of the service. The Pastor Gerald Steffy will officiate. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences may be made to the family at


APR 24. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

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

Funeral Service

APR 24. 1:00 PM (CDT)

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

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