Bernadine Adams

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EAST PEORIA - Bernadine F. Adams, age 84, of East Peoria passed away at 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Washington Christian Village.

She was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Oraville, Ill., to Grover and Bessie (Watkins) Ralph. She married Robert Adams on March 22, 1947, in Graves County, Ky. He passed away March 1, 2001, in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland Ralph and Bessie Lee Watkins; six sisters, Jewel Spivey, Pearl Pierson, Opal Ralph, Ruby Hundley, Christina Highland and Alene Milanowski; and one grandson, Joshua Leroy Adams.

Survivors include one son, Robert (Angie) Adams of Peoria; one daughter, Cheri (Howard) Brooksbank of Williamsville, Ill.; grandchildren, Bryan K. Brooksbank and Michael L. Adams; one brother, Bill (Phylis) Ralph; and one sister, Helen French.

Bernadine worked at Caterpillar Tractor from 1947 to 1982, last working in accounts payable.

She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church or the Peoria Rescue Mission.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 28, 2012
Bernadine F. Adams
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521 East Washington Street | East Peoria, IL 61611 | (309) 699-9613
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