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Evelyn J. Bracken

August 2, 1932 — March 1, 2019

Evelyn J. Bracken

EVELYN BRACKEN
EAST PEORIA - Evelyn Jeanette Bracken, 86, of East Peoria, passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus at 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at OSF St. Francis in Peoria.
Evelyn was born August 2, 1932, in Peoria, to John and June (Reynolds) Kerr. She married Harold D. Bracken on October 22, 1955, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Laveta Jones and Doris Washer, and grandson, Tyler Lowe.
Evelyn is survived by two daughters Sue Ellen (Roger) Lowe of Pekin and Lisa Lynn Bracken of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jalon (Sarah) King of Azusa, CA and Sara (Eric) Pullium of Manito; four great grandchildren, Shay and Kale Pullium; Lydia and Tyler King; siblings, Eldon (Garnet) Kerr of Bartonville, William (Barbara) Kerr of Hackettstown, New Jersey, Darlene Brooks of East Peoria and Sharon (Floyd) Henderson of Peoria.
Evelyn attended Calvin Coolidge Grade School, graduated from Woodruff High School and was a licensed cosmetologist. She also worked as a dental assistant for Kraus Dental Lab in Peoria for many years. She took a niece, Karen, into her home and loved and cared for her in her early married years. She was a Girl Scout Leader, homemaker, exceptional seamstress and cook. She loved life and God's beauty and enjoyed it through camping and spending time with family and friends and sailing on their sailboat. Evelyn will always be remembered for her love for Jesus, her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brother and sister in laws, her many nieces and nephews, cousins, her church family, friends, and people. She was very compassionate especially toward those less fortunate-volunteering in her church Food Pantry.
The family would like to thank the exceptional and caring staff at Hallmark Nursing Home in Pekin and OSF St. Francis.
She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Glad Tidings Church in East Peoria with Pastor Fred Doughty officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Further visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Dream Center Peoria or Glad Tidings Church.

Visitation

MAR 7. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Visitation

MAR 8. 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CST)

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 Washington Street
East Peoria, Il

Service

MAR 8. 11:00 AM (CST)

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 Washington Street
East Peoria, Il
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