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SOUTH PEKIN ~ Theresa Lorraine Reese, 50, of South Pekin, passed away at 7:18 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 in the Emergency Room at UnityPoint Health- Pekin.

Born June 16, 1968 in Pekin to Herman J. and Joyce Marie (Revelle) Towery, she married Jerry Roy Reese on May 5, 1989 in Pekin.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Brody Reese of South Pekin; one daughter, Ashley Reese of South Pekin; two brothers, Rick (Sarah) Towery of Manito and Jimmy (Sherry) Towery of South Pekin and her mother-in-law, Barb Reese of Glasford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Theresa had worked at Superior Consolidated Industries in Bartonville prior to becoming a homemaker. She also enjoyed volunteering at TAPS and being the administrator for the Army Mom’s Group.

She enjoyed traveling and hiking at Starved Rock State Park and was also known for her collection of purses. Her greatest enjoyment was being a wife, mother and sister.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Deacon Mark Wilder will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

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