Jean M Dooley

November 17, 1941January 9, 2021

PEORIA ~ Jean Marie Dooley, 79, of Peoria, passed away at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born November 17, 1941 in Tiskilwa to Arvid and Lenora (Krug) Borg, she married James Dooley on July 16, 1966 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, James “Jed” Dooley of Brimfield; one daughter, Jean “Dolly” (Matthew) Campen of Creve Coeur; one brother, Ronald (Nancy) Borg of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sharon Camey.

A homemaker, Jean was an excellent wife and mother. She enjoyed needle point, crocheting and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed flower gardening and working in the yard around her home. Jean and her husband also enjoyed boating and were members of the East Peoria Boat Club. They also loved to winter in Florida. Jean last worked for PAL Automotive in Peoria Heights.

Her graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in West Peoria. A celebration of life will announced at a later date. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Behcet’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 80576, Rochester, MI 48308

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Lynn Markum

January 20, 2021

I'm truly sorry for your loss. She was the toughest, strongest and hardest fighter I think I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Words alone can't take away your pain but maybe your memories turned into words will help ease it.
My heart goes out to you.

Cheryl Dooley

January 20, 2021

Jeannie was more than my mother-in-law. She made me feel like a daughter and I felt her love for me always. She was a kind, gentle & loving soul. We shared a love of reading. She loved reading James Patterson books & would pass them to me so we could share the story.
One of my favorite menories was taking our yearly trip to Tanners Orchard every fall which included my sister-in-law Jean(Doll). It was "Us Girls" trip and we enjoyed our time together laughing & buying apples & other goodies & always sat to have a coffee or cider & a apple cinnamon donut.
I will Miss her so much!
Rest in Peace Mama and Thank you for Loving me!

Jes Dooley

January 20, 2021

I will always remember that my mom sacrificed many things she may have wanted for herself, to make sure we had all she could give us.. she spoiled us loved us and gave us everything she could. i
will miss her. She was extremely tough and showed that in how she battled with her illnesses and injuries.. I couldn't have been luckier to be her son. My heart hurts but I believe I will see you again. I LOVE YOU!!