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Mary Lou Feinholz

January 27, 1926 October 1, 2018
Mary Lou Feinholz
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Mary Lou Feinholz, 92 of West Peoria passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria.

She was born on January 27, 1926 to the late Bernard A. Heine and Mary C. (McGuire) Heine. She is survived by her children Stephen Peterson of Morongo Valley, CA, Teresa Stockler of St. Simons Island, GA, Chris (Sue) Peterson of Peoria, grandchildren Shannon Reese. Tucker Reese, Bethany (Hassan) Alzubady, Amanda (Jerry) Brayman, Elissa (Joe) Brown, and great granddaughters Harper and Hattie Brayman.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister Anne Marie, daughter-in-law Linda (Crow) Peterson, brother Bernie Heine, the father of her three Jimmie Jared Peterson, and Eugene B. Feinholz to whom she was married to for 42 years.

She attended St. Marks grade school and Academy of Our Lady. She put excellent office skills to good use at American Distillers, Southerland Company and Keifer Electric Supply Company for where she worked for over 40 years. She also worked part time as a fashion model and appeared in photo spreads in the Journal Star for Hecht's Bonnie Shop and other retailers. She also had a stint as Miss Happy Hotpoint.

She enjoyed gardening social gatherings, baby sitting her grandchildren and was devoted to her children.

We like to express our gratitude to all the staff Heddington Oaks and Vitas Hospice who all went to great lengths to give her comfort.

Cremation rights have been accorded and her remains are to be interned at Resurrection Mausoleum. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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