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CANTON - Helen M. Peak, 93, of Canton, Ill., passed away at 10:08 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Gilchrist, Ill., to Andrew S. and Dora (Pancurik) Lesko. Helen married James R. Peak on June 7, 1941, in Canton and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1993.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; her son, William R. Peak, who passed away Aug. 8, 2012; and five brothers.

Surviving are one sister, Margaret Neill of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen worked for Gross Manufacturing in Galesburg, retiring in 1982 with 41 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Helen was a great housekeeper and cook.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, with visitation one hour prior. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Food Pantry or Fulton County Humane Society.

To view Helen's memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 13 to July 14, 2014
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