Amanda Jean DeMaria

September 27, 1976October 2, 2021

Amanda Jean DeMaria, age 45, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on September 27, 1976 in Peoria to Kenneth L. Blair and Gail Hess. She married Raymond DeMaria on December 19, 2014, and he survives. Amanda is also survived by her daughters, Tiffany Dean of Banner, and Megan and Peyton Wagner, both of Peoria, brothers, Danny Blair of Peoria and Kevin Blair of Bartonville, and sisters, Jennifer Bishop of Peoria and Kim Lawson of FL, grandmother, Jeanie Childs of Peoria, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Blair, and brother, Michael Blair. Amanda graduated from Limestone Community High School with the class of 1994, earned her CNA certificate in 2009, and went on to earn her Associates Degree from Midstate in 2011. She was the co-owner and operator of Blended and Blended 2.0 in Peoria, and enjoyed catering cupcakes and desserts. In her free time, she enjoyed selling lots of Colorstreet. She was reliable and there for anyone that needed help, and was well loved by her family, friends, and church family at Bayview Baptist. Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to her husband Raymond for medical expenses and education expenses for her daughters. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be left at


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Amanda Jean DeMaria

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jane harper-reneau

October 9, 2021

Words cannot describe what a wonderful person Amanda was. She thought of everyone else first. When you speak of kindness, she comes to mind. Gone too soon. Condolences to her family-

Paula Burgin

October 8, 2021

Amanda was a sweet soul. I didn't know her long but I thought she was wonderful. She will be missed. R.I.P Amanda

Chris Durand

October 8, 2021

Go rest high on that mountain Amanda. I love and miss you already.

Joe Culver

October 7, 2021

Words can’t describe the way I feel you were one of my best friends always answered any of my questions, you were there for me for the birth of Addy. I’ll never forget when I was in Texas and Addy was sick and you ran 45 miles to my house to bring soup and medicine to my wife. We’ll never forget you and we love you with all of our hearts until we meet again my dear friend R.I.P

Trina Sparks

October 7, 2021

Amanda, such a sweet and amazing person to have known. She was always there with a kind word and encouragement. I am glad to have had her as a friend. Love you, Amanda. Until we meet again.

Roderick Smith

October 6, 2021

Amanda was such a good person. I met her through her husband Raymond while we worked at precision planting. I know Raymond wasn't in the best place at the time . When he met and talked about Amanda you could see the change in him and the smile that came to his face. She was a great and wonderful person who would do anything to help out someone.
I am so grateful to have known her.
RIP Amanda.
Roderick Smith

Carey O'Keefe

October 6, 2021

We attended high school together, but our love of coffee brought us really together. You were my sister in prayer. I am deeply saddened (more than that, really) by your passing. I know you are in heaven now and will be watching over us. My life will not be the same without you. I'll close this like we always did when we chatted via messenger; Love ya girl!!

Jason Sparks

October 6, 2021

I knew Amanda from Limestone High School. I'm shocked and saddened. Amanda was the real deal when it came to being a caring human being. Always looking out for others and trying to help when someone was in need. I followed her journey when her and ray tried to do the business venture but to many things didn't align but no matter what she was always focused on the positives and marching forward. I had just talked with her couple weeks ago in messenger about ray. We always found ourselves chatting via fb messenger. Im really gonna miss her and im so sorry for the family and the girls and will be praying for the family.

Jennifer Harms Mahle

October 6, 2021

I first met Amanda in Kindergarten and most of my childhood memories included her. Golf lessons at Timberlake (thanks to our dads forcing us to play-we were terrible), Cabbage Patch Kids, Camp Tapawingo - it was all with Amanda. My heart breaks for the loss of your mom, wife, and my friend. She was a wonderful woman.

Alison Brenenstall

October 5, 2021

In a million lifetimes, I never would have expected you to be taken so soon. I find myself continuing to say, “I just can’t believe she’s gone.” Every day, I am grateful to God for bringing us together. I cherish the memories I have of you, and all the ways you changed my life for the better. Your time in my life may have been brief, but you made up for in the impression you made. You touched so many lives, and if ever there was a truer example of God’s beauty and grace, I’ve never met them. Your legacy lives on in the hearts of those you touched, and especially so in your beautiful daughters. Rest In Peace, my sweet Mama Friend. You have truly earned your place in heaven, and I will look forward to the day when you greet me at the gates with your warm smile and a long awaited hug. Love you forever, and I’ll see you on the other side of the stars!