Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Nancy Jean Magee, 83, of Chillicothe died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.

Born July 20, 1929, in Oak Park to Howard E. and Dorothy (Taylor) Davis, she married William Magee on May 28, 1949, in Peoria. He preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Tom; two sisters, Pat and Peggy; one son, Martin; one daughter, Mary; and two grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Bill Magee Jr. of Chillicothe, John (Norma) Magee of San Diego, Calif., Patrick Magee of Centennial, Colo., Joe Magee of Centennial, Colo., Peter Magee of Chillicothe, Tom (Corrie) Magee of Chillicothe, Phyllis Boley of Chillicothe, Dorothy Sue (Terry) Childers of Sarasota, Fla., Marie (Harvey) Smith of Dunlap and Bridget Magee of Chillicothe, 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Taylor (Barbara) Davis of Florida and Bill (Glenda) Davis of California.

She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church for more than 62 years and participated in the Chillicothe Prayer Line.

She was a den mother and Boy Scout leader and took in and cared for foster children.

A funeral Mass was Nov. 19 at St. Edward Catholic Church where visitation preceded the Mass. The Rev. Keith Walder officiated. Cremation rites were accorded following the service.  

Memorials may be made to St. Edward Catholic Church or St. Edward School.  

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

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