1922 - 2016

Sophie B. Denning, 93, of Pekin, passed away and went to be with her Lord at 7:39 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at her home.

Born Feb. 22, 1923, to Fred and Winnie Mae Trent, she was the last of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ronald Denning on Nov. 17, 2007; five brothers; and one sister.

Surviving are her husband, Max Denning of Pekin; two daughters, Patricia (David) Luster of Naperville and Tammy Denning at home; and one granddaughter, Paige DeGiulio of Chicago.

Sophie retired from Bergner’s in Pekin after 30 years of service.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.

Sophie loved her family and her home. They were her life.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Her brother-in-law, Elder Clayton Denning will officiate.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell County Resource Center, 21310 IL Rt. 9, Tremont, IL 61568.

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