Marcella Ruth Peterson

24 April, 193011 July, 2021

PEKIN ~ Marcella Ruth Peterson, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.

Born April 24, 1930 in Decatur, she married John Lockwood in January of 1949. He died on July 22, 1949. She also was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeffrey Thomas Calvert; two sisters and five brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Dr. Nels) Calvert of Pekin; four grandchildren, Nels Michael Calvert of Pekin, Whitney Calvert of Peoria, Shannon (Kevin) Osuchowski of Bolingbrook and Kyle (Amanda) Calvert of Bloomington, Indiana; three great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Osuchowski, Kaylin Osuchowski and Adaline Calvert; one brother, Donald (Lorraine) Sheets of Illiopolis and one sister, Eleanor West of Illiopolis. She also leaves her dear pet, Abby.

Marcella had a natural artistic and creative ability and focused on art in Junior college. She enjoyed a lifetime of work as an artist and seamstress. She also loved to crochet and spend time with her grandchildren. She was also a self-taught organist and taught both organ and art classes.

Private family services will be held Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, with burial following in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Rev. David Craig will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

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Jay Jones

16 July 2021

Great, wonderful lady who will be definitely missed by all those who knew her very well. My condolences to her family on your loss.

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