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Jeffery Ivory Jr.

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PEORIA - Mr. Jeffery "Jeff" Ivory Jr., 55, of 1831 S. Kneer Ave., Peoria, Ill., passed away at 7:06 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Jeff was born on Sept. 18, 1954, in York, Ala., to Jeffery and Gladys (Sturdivant) Ivory Sr.

He is survived by his parents, the Rev. Jeffery and Gladys Ivory Sr.; two sons, Terrance Marshall and Cordaro "Corey" Ivory, both of Peoria; three daughters, Glenda Cayson, Alicia Collins and Shawniece Ivory-Sephus, all of Peoria; three brothers, Ricky (Carolyn) Ivory, Larry (Janis) Ivory and Rodney (Jennifer) Ivory, all of Peoria; three sisters, Lorraine (William) Sephus, Beverly (Eric) Cameron and Teresa (Lonnie) Hayes, all of Peoria; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jeff was a 1972 graduate of Peoria Central High School.

Jeff was a 1975-76 Peoria Golden Gloves champion.

He worked in construction as an operator engineer for many years.

Jeff was a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, with a visitation one and one-half hours prior, beginning at 9 a.m. The Rev. Joshua West will officiate. Jeff will be laid to rest in Springdale Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2009
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