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Shirley Feger

April 28, 1936 — May 17, 2022

East Peoria

Shirley Feger

EAST PEORIA – Shirley A. Feger, 86, of East Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.

She was born on April 28, 1936, in Peoria, Ill., to John and Mary (James) Gossman. She married William “Bill” Feger on August 4, 1956, in Groveland, Ill. He preceded her in death on January 19, 2007. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph John on November 4, 1970; and three grandchildren, Anthony Dale, Lewis Wayne and Paige Joann Cox.

Surviving are three daughters, Debra (Thomas) Majewski of East Peoria, Cynthia (Vernon) Cox of Groveland, and Terri (Dennis) Gualandi of East Peoria; son, Tony (Melinda) Feger of Marquette Heights; six grandchildren, Nicole Gualandi, Elby Joe (Natassia) Cox, Noah Majewski, and Devin, Damick (Chloe), and Drew Feger; two great-grandchildren, Killian and Scarlet Cox; and four siblings, Phyllis Vandenberg, John (Edel) Gossman, Lynn (Daniel) Corey, and David (Tracy) Gossman.

Shirley was a member of Crosspoint Church in East Peoria.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and baking.

A private graveside service will be held at Roberts Cemetery in Morton, with Pastor Mark Friday officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crosspoint Church in East Peoria.

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

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