MORTON - Esther L. Stear, age 88, of Morton, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Morton Terrace.
Esther was born on Jan. 15, 1926, in Kickapoo Township to James and Bertha (Burdette) Stear.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, June Lewis; and two brothers, Bernard and Howard Stear.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Upon graduation of high school in Peoria, Esther went to work for Traveler's Insurance Company until she retired in 1984.
Esther was much loved by her family, especially her nieces and nephews, whom she spent a lot of time with. She traveled when she could with friends and she enjoyed her retirement. She loved doing crafts and crocheting, which she shared with family and friends. Esther also enjoyed the backyard hummingbirds and squirrels, which were fed well.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, with visitation held one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Jack Thompson will be officiating. Burial will be at Pottstown Cemetery.
Because of her love for animals, memorials may be made to the Peoria Zoo.
Online condolences may be made through www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.