Jessica P. Ford
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Jessica P. Ford
  • April 6, 1931 - November 2, 2017
  • Pekin, Illinois

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Jessica P "Barton" Ford, of Pekin, went to heaven on November 2, 2017 at Proctor Hospital. She was born on April 6, 1931 to Ferdinand and Lucy Barton in Worthington, IN. She married Delbert Kent in 1949 and they had two daughters and one son. She later married Lester Ford in 1972. She is survived by her sister, Betty Barton Wonders. Three children, Charlotte (Tom) Beadleston of Francestown NH, Bruce (Lynn) Kent of Peoria, and Susan (John) Chaney of Washington. She was a grandmother to eleven grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. Jessica was preceded in death by four sisters; Dorothy, Rosemary, Marybelle, and Ruby, as well as three brothers; William and two of which whom were killed in action during World War II Lester and Chester. Jessica raised her children in Washington and later lived in Pekin. She was a homemaker and she loved to sew. She loved plants, flowers, nature, and her little dog Muffy. She enjoyed reading her bible and watching Christian television. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at Davison Fulton Woodland Chapel starting at 2:00 pm officiated by Pastor Dave Bucknam of Northwoods Community Church with a visitation held an hour prior. A graveside will follow the services at Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Midwest Food Bank.