Ilene M. Stevens, 89, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

      Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL.

      Ilene was born on February 14, 1930 in Keokuk, IA, a daughter of Charles and Roxanne (Brice) Casey. She married Gerald G. Stevens on August 11, 1950. He survives.

      She is also survived by her children, Eugene Stevens and Debra (Robert) Swearingian, both of Peoria; grandchildren, Robert (Angie), Ryan (Angelique), Russell (Kathy) and Randon (Holly) Swearingian; six great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

      Ilene was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Anita Stevens; and six siblings.

      She and Gerald were longtime members of Ann Street Church in Peoria, until it dissolved. They have been attending First United Methodist Church in Hanna City. Ilene was a member of the Peoria Art Association.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ilene’s memory to World Vision.

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