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SOUTH PEKIN ~ Katherine Marie Nash, 62, of South Pekin, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.


She was born October 22, 1957 in Pekin to Clarence E. and Geraldine M (Haynes) Nash. She was preceded in death by her parents; her significant other, Anthony “Fatman” Davis; two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Kay Marie Frisby and Brennon James Dean Frisby and one brother-in-law, Jay Hinderliter.


Surviving are six children, Paula (Brandon) Pieper of Groveland, Carry (Eric) Burtsfield of South Pekin, Jeffery Flynn, Mitch Nash, Talona Davis and Anthony Davis, II, all of Pekin; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way and five siblings, Geri Lynn (Rusty) Williams-Ripsch of Forest City, Debra Hinderliter, Drew Nash, Warren Edward (Belynda) Nash and Mark Nash, all of Pekin.


Katherine worked at “The Pekin” Walmart for 24 years, last working May 30th.


A loving and caring mother and grandmother, Katherine will be remembered for putting others ahead of herself, where her children’s friends became her children too. She had a great fondness for her family, friends and a wonderful group of co-workers.


Katherine was of the Baptist faith.


A gathering celebrating Katherine’s life will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 4 p.m. contact the family for details. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.


Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue Peoria, Illinois 61614.


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