BAY VIEW GARDENS - Elnora L. Rekart, age 84, of Bay View Gardens, Ill., passed away at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence.
She was born March 10, 1929, in Gillespie, Ill., to Elvin and Minnie (Slover) Sawyer. She married Edward D. Rekart on June 20, 1948, in Litchfield, Ill., and he passed away on Feb. 21, 2002.
Surviving are her children, Dennis (Teresa) Rekart of Lincoln, Ill., and Lenora "Dee" (Michael) Baker and Karen (Tom) Stewart, both of East Peoria. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Scheiter of Peoria.
A brother, Robert Sawyer, preceded her in death.
Elnora enjoyed cleaning, going shopping and loved her grandbabies and raising them and was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. She attended Dayspring United Methodist Church in East Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Dayspring United Methodist Church in East Peoria, with Pastor Gary Billiot officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel and also one hour prior to services at church. Burial will be in Spring Bay Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dayspring United Methodist Church and Harbor Light Hospice.
Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.