November 18, 1929 — September 11, 2014
Mable Marie Backes, 84, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at Washington Christian Village.
Her funeral liturgy will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Fr. Thomas E. Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014, also at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.
Mable was born on November 18, 1929 in Leoma, TN, a daughter of Robert L. and Maggie J. (Stechman) Brown. She married John Richard Backes on December 18, 1954 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1968 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Ann Higgins; brother, Woodrow Brown; and sisters, Edna Mae Benson and Wilma Hamby.
She is survived by her sons, John Backes of Washington, Larry (Karen) Backes of Germantown Hills and David (Sandy) Backes of East Peoria; daughter, Lavon (Don) Jordan of Pekin; seventeen grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
Mable was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights and was formerly a parishioner at St. Boniface in Peoria.
She enjoyed volunteering at the OSF St. Clare Home and loved to cook for her family, especially for St. Patrick’s Day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas School Education Fund.
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