Grace Bossingham
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Grace Bossingham
  • December 14, 1927 - March 13, 2017
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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Grace “Teddy” Bossingham, age 89, of East Peoria, formerly of Peoria and Elmwood, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

Born December 14, 1927 in East Lansing, Michigan to Frederick Marcine and Lois Mae (Miles) Keyser; she married Edwin E. Bossingham on May 20, 1950 in Elmwood, Illinois and he preceded her in death on August 27, 1984.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty (James) Pugh of East Peoria; Roy R (Carol Wickersham) Bossingham of Clinton, Wisconsin; grandchildren, James R. Pugh, Theresa (Adam) Buley, Chloe Pugh, Jesse Bossingham, and Talia Bossingham; six great grandchildren; and four siblings, William (Robbie) Keyser and Judy (Bob) Groeper, both of Elmwood and Joy Patton and Frieda Caulkins, both of Brimfield, IL.

Also preceding her in death was one brother, Frederick Marcine Keyser, Jr.

Grace graduated from nursing school and worked as a private duty nurse and then at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. In retirement, she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

She also enjoyed reading, puzzles, gardening, birds, family history and collecting thimbles and salt dips.

She was a member of United Presbyterian Church in Peoria where funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday, March 17, 2017 with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker will officiate.

Memorials may be made to her church.