Barbara Rees

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PEORIA - Barbara Ellen Rees, 84, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Peoria, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

Barbara was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., to Eunice (Shrigley) and Guy Rees. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dale.

Barbara received a B.S. in mathematics from Illinois State University and a M.A. in math education from Central Michigan University. She was a teacher for 22 years at East Peoria Community High School.

Survivors include her friend, Alma Collins; nephews, Dean and Steven Rees; niece, Carrie Reeder; four great-nieces, Erika, Rachel, Brynn and Lily Rees; and great-nephew, Grant Reeder.

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Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014