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Bernadine Steers

Peoria, IL

April 12, 1920 - May 25, 2009

Bernadine Steers Obituary

I. Bernadine “Bernie” Steers, 89, of Washington, passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2009, at OSF St. Clare Home in Peoria Heights. Bernadine was born on April 12, 1920 in Cropsey, a daughter of Harry and Cora (Wells) Elliott. She married Francis E. Steers on July 3, 1941 in Bellflower. He preceded her in death on August 2, 1987 in Washington. She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Duane Read; great granddaughter, Stephanie Drummond; and sister, Edith Deputy. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Braun of Peoria; granddaughters, Kim (Kevin) Drummond of Portage, IN and Stacey (Rich) Sherman of Peoria; grandson, Todd (Tena) Braun of Washington; great grandsons, Tanner and Trevor Braun at home; and sister, Joan (Vernon) Garmon of Cropsey. Bernie enjoyed reading; flower gardening; listening to Big Band music and Lawrence Welk; playing pinochle with her card club; spending time with her friends and at church activities; and collecting hundreds of recipes. She will be remembered as a true homemaker and took great pride in being a wife, a mother and a grandmother. The family would like to thank Nancy and Grace, aides at OSF St. Clare Home, and the staff of OSF Hospice for the care and concern they have shown to Bernie. Bernie was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, where a Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2009, with Pastor Thomas Goodell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bernies memory to Crossroads United Methodist Church or to OSF Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernadine Steers, please visit our floral store. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Bernadine Steers Plant a tree in memory of Bernadine

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