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CHILLICOTHE - Carolyn Bredeman, age 74, of Chillicothe passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Carolyn was born on May 23, 1939, in West Frankfort, Ill., to Stad and Nora (Shelton) Myers. She married Bill Bredeman on Oct. 13, 1962, in Peoria.

Bill and Carolyn lived in Castro Valley, Calif., for six years before moving to Chillicothe.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Bill; her children, Scott (Jeanette) Bredeman of Rome, Ill., Melissa (Jesse) Ruff of Streator, Ill., and Barry (Andrea) Bredeman of Chillicothe, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Dusty Bredeman, Hannah Bredeman, Olivia Ruff, Alexandra Ruff, Carter Ruff, Bennett Bredeman and Nora Bredeman; one sister, Aline (Dolph) Simpson of Carlsbad, N.M.; and one brother, Tom (Nell) Myers of Benton, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jack and Bill.

Carolyn was a real estate broker. She owned and operated Century 21 Showcase Properties in Chillicothe and then worked for Jim Maloof Realtor, retiring in 1992.

She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Peoria Evening Gardening Club. She was passionate about gardening and she loved to cross stitch, cook and spend time with her grandchildren.

Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe, with visitation starting at 4 p.m. The Rev. Lon Alderman will be officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patient Access Network Foundation.

Online condolences may be made through www.davison-fulton-andersonchapel.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 17, 2014
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