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MORTON ~ Vera P. Price, 96, of Morton, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home.

Born April 1, 1921 in Mason City to Charles and Susan (Simpson) May, she married Thomas Price on December 13, 1938 in New London.  He died in 1986 in Mackinaw.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sons; one great-grandson; five brothers, and five sisters.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Bassett of Marquette Heights, Patsy (Cecil) Whitton of Morton, and Lori Price of Dallas, Texas; three sons, Jerry Price of Bloomington, Larry (Cindy) Price of Peoria, and Steve Price of Ontario, California; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Vera worked at General Electric for thirteen years and Libby’s in Morton during the summer months.

She was a Jehovah Witness.

Vera enjoyed sewing, fishing, playing bingo and visiting the river boat.  She loved going to the apple orchard to pick her own apples and enjoyed baking.

Her visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Her graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS), 2600 Northeast Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com