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Linda "Rae" Pittenger

February 25, 1945 — November 26, 2020

Linda "Rae" Pittenger

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m., prior to the service. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the visitation and funeral service and masks are required.  

MORTON – Linda “Rae” Pittenger, 75, of Morton, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.

She was born on February 25, 1945, in Peoria. She was adopted in 1948 by John and Gertrude Logan through the South Side Mission. She married Edward Pittenger on October 16, 1966, in Peoria.  

Surviving are her husband, Edward “Bud” Pittenger of Morton; three children, Will Pittenger of Peoria, Jennifer Eden of North Pekin; Vicki (David) Hawkins of Hanna City, Ill.; one granddaughter, Jessica Hawkins; three brothers, Richard Phillips of Bartow, Fla, Charles Fortner of Peoria and John Fortner of Omaha, Neb.; and one sister, Helen Reyes of Peoria.

Rae was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Rae worked at Ben Franklin, Grimm TV & Appliance and later Bob Grimm Chevrolet, all in Morton.

She was a member of Morton United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday school and was a member of United Methodist Women’s Hannah Circle. Rae and her husband loved traveling and wintered in Donna, Texas for the last five years. She enjoyed painting, arranging flowers and working in her flower garden.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Morton United Methodist Building Fund or the South Side Mission.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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