Theresa Mae Levi
Theresa Mae Levi
  • September 23, 1934 - November 16, 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois

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Theresa Mae Levi, age 83, of Bellevue, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 5:17 p.m. at her residence.

She was born Sep. 23, 1934 in Carlinville, IL to Elmer and Florence Phipps. She married William Levi on Feb. 7, 1964 in Peoria. He passed away June 1, 1989 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, six sisters: Linda, Sue, Ann, Lillian, Virginia, Scherrie, two brothers: Bud, Richard, and one grandson, Jason.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy (Jimmy) Ellis of Peoria, one son, William (Tammy) Levi of Peoria, 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two brothers: Joe Phipps of St. Louis, MO, James Fisk of Pekin, one sister, Birdie Fisk of Mapleton, numerous nieces and nephews, and a very special lady, Vickie Davis, whom mom adopted as a daughter.

A Homemaker, Theresa enjoyed many things in her life including: crocheting, reading her westerns, listening to music, garage sales, volunteering at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria in the activity dept., baking, and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When it came to cooking, she could make something out of nothing to feed her family. She was very strong willed and her faith in God was relentless. Her arms were always open to those in need. In Theresa’s earlier years she was a C.N.A. at Bakers Nursing Home and Sweeney’s Nursing Home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Unity Point Methodist Hospice for their loving care during Theresa’s illness.

Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Pastor Robert Hobdy will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center on Rt. 91 or PAWS.

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