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Mary M. Burleson, 70, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:35 AM on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Unity Point-Methodist in Peoria. She was born on June 15, 1947 in Peoria to Walter E. and Katherine (Neas) Roedl. She married David E. Burleson on April 15, 1967 in East Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2009 in East Peoria. Her parents also preceded her.
Mary is survived by two sons David Burleson of Washington and Eric (Shelby) Burleson of Morton; three grandchildren Kiara Beyer, and David Hayden, and Amelia Burleson; three sisters Pamela Roedl, Patricia Thompson, and Virginia Parr; and many nieces and nephews. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Sister, who truly lived for her family.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Morton, IL and a member of the Relief Society of the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had been a Den Mother for Boy Scouts of America, and a Red Cross Volunteer. She enjoyed researching genealogy.
Mary had been a baker for Jumer's Restaurant, a receptionist for Midstate College, and had been a clerk in the Crafts and Fabric department for Wal-Mart.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Bishop Donald Mehr will officiate. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens near Morton. On-line condolences and tributes may be made at