Martha Warren

PEKIN - Martha Jane Warren, 77, of Pekin passed away at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home.

She was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Mason County to Linzy and Florence (Scott) Bale.

Her parents, one grandson, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Kay A. Ero of Pekin, Jannett L. (Dan) Foutch of Bartonville, Terri L. Hack of Pekin and Connie S. (Sam) Wilcoxen of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Jacob James Warren Jr. of Georgia and Jerry Lee (Marg) Warren of Pekin; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Martha Jane was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin.

She had worked as the manager of Crown Cleaners on Capitol Street in Pekin from 1978 until her retirement in 2001.

An avid reader, Martha also enjoyed long walks and long drives.

She arranged for her body to be donated to medical science.

There will be no visitation or funeral. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Pastor Mike McLeod, 921 Caroline St., Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit

Funeral Home

500 N 4th St Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-2176

Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 20, 2013