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1935 Nancy 2018

Nancy Clemmer

October 10, 1935 — January 11, 2018

Nancy Anne Clemmer, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at UnityPoint Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Peoria, where she was a member. Reverend Cecilia Granadosin and Pastor Kevin Boesen will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Historic Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Nancy was born on October 10, 1935 in Peoria, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Wright) Dowling. She married Rodger C. Clemmer on February 22, 1958 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are her children, John Clemmer of Pontiac and Joan (Kevin) Boesen of Herscher; grandchildren, Julie (Sean) Higgins, Kirsten Boesen and Cal and Jacob Clemmer; and great grandchildren, Erik and Brendan Higgins.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Nancy graduated from Woodruff High School in 1953, where she was valedictorian. Nancy was a graduate of the University of Illinois, majoring in journalism and she received University Honors – Bronze Tablet. She was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.
She worked for District 150 for 18 ½ years as a library manager at Columbia Grade School and as a cataloger. She then worked for her husband in a photography business for a number of years.
Nancy is past president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria and the Peoria Branch of the American Association of University Women.
She was a lifelong learner and greatly enjoyed trips in the United States and abroad with her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.


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