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Linda Emery

August 28, 1950 — August 23, 2013

Linda F. Emery, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 8:24 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Chuck Wilcox officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Linda was born in Peoria on August 28, 1950, a daughter of Oliver and Betty L. (Riggs) Morefield. They preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Cheryl and Sara Morefield. She married Michael O. “Mike” Emery on March 21, 1987 in Peoria. He survives.
She is also survived by her children, Betty “Bet” (Steve) Weaver of Murphysboro, Sheila (Don) Spangler of East Peoria and David “Bud” (Angie) Childers of Murphysboro; stepchildren, Teresa (Mike) Toska of Gilbert, Tony (Brandy Stevens) Emery of Peoria and Jason (Becky) Emery of Pekin; siblings, Patricia Johnson of Murphysboro, Robert (Elaine) Morefield of Shelbyville, Lora (Veda) Stegans of Hanna City, Tony Morefield of Peoria and Michael (Tina) Morefield and George Morefield of Edwards; sixteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.
Linda was the owner and operator of Speedy Kitchen Tops in Peoria, for thirty-three years. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, playing music, caring for animals and attending family gatherings.
She enjoyed country music, especially Alan Jackson, and her favorite song was "The Cave", by Johnny Paycheck; spending time on her patio and camping at Lake Shelbyville; spending time with her family and friends; and collecting Coka-Cola memorabilia, bells, lighters, ashtrays, stamps and antique signs.
Linda was a smart business woman and was always willing to help others. She will be remembered as a loving, caring, creative and loyal woman.

Memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to the Peoria Humane Society.

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