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Susan Ritchason

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PEKIN - Susan K. "Sue" Ritchason, 51, of Pekin passed away at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born May 2, 1962, in Pekin to Carl and Helen (Schaefer) Gray, she married Scott "Squat" Ritchason on Oct. 4, 1986, in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, David (Jane) Gray of Joplin, Mo., and Daniel Gray of Bloomington; and two sisters, Linda (Dave) Miller of Pekin and Lori (Darren) Herrmann of Mahomet.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was the snack bar manager at Roxy's Lanes in Pekin for the last nine years.

Sue enjoyed making crafts, antiquing and working in the yard. She loved to travel to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. She loved children, especially her nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. John King will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Private burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Gift of Hope, 425 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-2076.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 18, 2013
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Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes, L.L.C.
500 North 4th Street Pekin, IL 61554-3291
(309) 346-2176
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