Alberta Townsend  

Alberta F. Townsend, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:35 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Pekin Manor.

She was born May 12, 1926 in St. Louis, MO to Everett and Viola Neville Harlan. She married Gene D. Townsend on October 4, 1968 in Pekin, and he passed away November 18, 2008.

Surviving are two sons, Roy (Debra) Dagit of Pekin and Everett (Sheila) Dagit of Spring Hill, GA; one daughter, Marnie (Tommy) Lively of Lawrenceville, FL; one step-daughter, Diana (Dennis) Saurs of Manito; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Samuel Moser; and one brother, Everett Harlan Jr.

In her younger years, Alberta worked as a nursing assistant at Pekin Hospital and later became a homemaker.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pekin, where she volunteered to fold the church bulletins each week and was a member of Peoria Area Blind People's Center in Peoria, where she looked forward to going each week.

She loved to dance, play Bingo, cook, camp, and fish.

Her funeral will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont. Brad Martin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont.

Memorials may be made to Peoria Area Blind People's Center 2905 W. Garden St. Peoria, IL 61605.

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