PEORIA – Joan A. “Sandy” Defenbaugh of Peoria passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at the age of 90.
She was born on January 10, 1928, the daughter of Chris Daniel and Irene Frank Allenbach. She was married to William Ellwood Defenbaugh Sr. on June 17, 1949. She is the mother of William Ellwood Defenbaugh Jr. and Chris Daniel Defenbaugh and Ann Defenbaugh. Her son, Chris, died two years ago and her husband, William Sr., died almost 10 years ago. She has two grandchildren, Elise and Hannah Defenbaugh.
She graduated from Ferry Hall in Lake Forrest, Illinois, and Mt. Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C., and worked at the Peoria Credit Bureau. She was a member of the Junior League of Peoria and she performed volunteer work at Forrest Park Foundation and Institute of Medicine and Rehabilitation and was a past member of Methodist Hospital Service. She was a member of and taught Sunday school at First Federated Church of Peoria. In recent years she loved, and was a champion at playing Bridge.
Memorial services will held at First Federated Church on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., which will be followed by a small reception.
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March 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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