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PEKIN ~ Carolyn J. Green, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 2:58 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.

Born September 16, 1944 in Fayette County to Wilmer and Norma Jean (Reavis) Stoneburner, she married Edward A. Green on May 20, 1982 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are her mother of Morton; one son, Colonel Darren (Jennifer) Huskisson with the United States Air Force in San Antonio, TX; one daughter, Kelli (Brian) Hedrick of Farmington; one step-son, Marty Green of Greenville, SC; six grandchildren and one brother, Jerry Stoneburner of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, Charles Hugh “Skip” Smith, who helped raise her and one brother.

Carolyn worked as the activities coordinator at the UAW Senior Citizens Center in Pekin for the past 10 years, last working on March 20th.  She previously had owned and operated Ed & Carol’s Restaurants with her husband for many years.

She liked to fish and was an avid NASCAR fan.  Jeff Gordon was her favorite driver.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the UAW Senior Citizens Center in Pekin.  The Rev. Gary England will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Southern Baptist Church, 2022 Springfield Road, East Peoria, IL 61611.

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