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Margaret “Cele” Perry

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Margaret “Cele” Perry, 76, Spring Grove, formerly of Richmond, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Paradise Park Assisted Living, Fox Lake.

She was born March 31, 1937, to John and Margaret (McLane) Powers in Peoria.

On Oct. 25, 1958, she married Ronald Perry in Harvard.

She was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary High School, Woodstock.

She worked as a teller/receptionist at the State Bank of Richmond for 27 years, retiring in 2002. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Richmond, and a charter member and past officer of the Richmond Lioness Club. She loved gardening, puzzles of all kinds, reading, crafts and babysitting grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived her life joyfully, constantly giving of her time, patience and humor through good times and hardship. She was a fierce advocate for family and friends and will be remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Dubs, Genoa City, Wis., Nancy (Richard) Klay, Springfield, Cindy (Terry) O’Brien, Spring Grove, and Barbara Perry, Harvard; a son, Daniel (Laurie) Perry, Geneva; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (Hy) Resnick, Woodinville, Wash., Rosalyn (Nate) Smith, Surprise, Ariz., and Kathy (Franklin) Lowe, Larkspur, Calif.; three brothers, John (Jenny) Powers, Milton, Wis., Jerome (Mary) Powers, Bayside, Wis., and Patrick (Marsha) Powers, Brownsburg, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Nov. 22, 1982; and a sister, Carmella Skupien.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to all her caregivers and friends at Paradise Park.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 19, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 10011 Main St., Richmond. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 10519 Main St., Richmond, with Deacon Dennis O’Halleran officiating.

Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Richmond, at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 S. Alpine Road, Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108.

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