Frances O'Connell

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PEORIA - Frances P. "Herbie" O'Connell, 89, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 12:55 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Frances was born on Dec. 20, 1924, in Green Valley, Ill., to J.E. "Edward" and Irene (Meyers) Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John D. Phillips; one stepdaughter, Patricia Loiacono; and one grandson.

Surviving are one son, Kevin O'Connell of Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Eileen (Tom) Ackerman of North Palm Beach, Fla., and Margaret Wood of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one stepson-in-law, Nick Loiacono of Sodus, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Frances was a 1947 graduate of the University of Illinois and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria. She enjoyed playing bridge and volunteering for various charities.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Green Valley Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory
2131 Velde Dr. Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 347-4157
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2014
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