PEORIA - Agnes Eileen Ford, 83, of Peoria passed away at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Kewanee, Ill., to Jerome and Agnes (Leigh) Scott. She married Everett R. Ford. He died Nov. 19, 2011, in Peoria.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.
Surviving are her children, Nita Lucille (Larry) King of Manito, Ill., Steven Levi Ford of St. John's, Ariz., Lorraine (Ben) Deluhery of Manito, Ill., Everett Leroy Ford of Africa, Rhonda Ford of Virginia and Charlotte Louise Burford of Peoria, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Agnes worked in the downtown Peoria area as a waitress for The Alcove and as a clerk at Midget Studio.
She was a former member of First United Methodist Church. She later converted to Catholicism, where her faith was very strong.
Agnes loved her children and devoted her life to raising them to the best she could.
There will be no services. Agnes is donating her body to science. Cremation will be accorded.
Davison-Fulton-Woolsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Manito or Bel-Wood Nursing Home.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.