Sofia Medina Peoria Obituary

Sofia Medina

Sofia C. Medina, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Washington Christian Village. Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011, at Clary Funeral Home, 428 West McClure Avenue in Peoria, with the Rev. Dena M. Fuller officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Monday. Interment will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Sofia was born in Chihuahua, MX on November 15, 1936, a daughter of Manuel and Maria (Mendoza) Chavez. She married Leonard C. Medina on August 23, 1958 in Chillicothe. They were later divorced. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leopoldo and Eufracio Chavez, and two sisters, Lydia Chavez Ortega and Elida Chavez Gonzales. Sofia is survived by her daughter, Cris “Tina” Medina of Dunlap; son, Ruben Medina of Peoria; brother, Oscar (Rosie) Chavez of Pasadena, CA; and sister, Maria Elena (Charles) Yamshak of Newhall, CA. She loved Thanksgiving and enjoyed dancing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, watching Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, collecting mugs, eating at the Olive Garden and visiting Ft. Wayne, IN. She also enjoyed listening to Boleros music, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Pepe Aguilar. Memorial contributions may be made in Sofias memory to the American Diabetes Association. Immediately following the services, the family will host a dinner, provided by River of Life Church, at Avantis Restaurant, 8517 N. Knoxville Avenue, in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sofia Medina, 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 Sofia Medina Plant a tree in memory of Sofia
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Sofia C. Medina, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Washington Christian Village. Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011, at Clary Funeral Home, 428 West McClure Avenue in Peoria, with the Rev. Dena M. Fuller officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Monday. Interment will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Sofia was born in Chihuahua, MX on November 15, 1936, a daughter of Manuel and Maria (Mendoza) Chavez. She married Leonard C. Medina on August 23, 1958 in Chillicothe. They were later divorced. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leopoldo and Eufracio Chavez, and two sisters, Lydia Chavez Ortega and Elida Chavez Gonzales. Sofia is survived by her daughter, Cris “Tina” Medina of Dunlap; son, Ruben Medina of Peoria; brother, Oscar (Rosie) Chavez of Pasadena, CA; and sister, Maria Elena (Charles) Yamshak of Newhall, CA. She loved Thanksgiving and enjoyed dancing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, watching Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, collecting mugs, eating at the Olive Garden and visiting Ft. Wayne, IN. She also enjoyed listening to Boleros music, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Pepe Aguilar. Memorial contributions may be made in Sofias memory to the American Diabetes Association. Immediately following the services, the family will host a dinner, provided by River of Life Church, at Avantis Restaurant, 8517 N. Knoxville Avenue, in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sofia Medina, 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 Sofia Medina Plant a tree in memory of Sofia

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