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Laura L. Hughbanks

August 2, 1956 March 9, 2019
Laura  L. Hughbanks
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Obituary for Laura L. Hughbanks

PEORIA—Laura L. Hughbanks, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL.

Laura was born August 2, 1956 in Milford, CT to Arthur and Norma Larson. She married Robert W. Hughbanks on May 28, 1977.

Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Hughbanks of Peoria; two sons, Nicholas (Mickayla) Hughbanks of Dunlap, Zachary (his fiancé, Cari McCarthy) Hughbanks of Peoria; two grandchildren, Cooper Hughbanks, Harper Hughbanks; one brother, Christopher (Sandra) Larson of Peoria; one sister, Lizbeth (Michael) Taylor of Saline, MI; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur & Norma Larson.

After graduating from Bradley University, Laura was a school teacher for 35 years, having taught at Norwood School District #63 for 2 years, and in North Pekin-Marquette Heights District #102 for 33 years, retiring in 2015. In District #102 she taught at Marquette Heights Elementary School, Rogers Elementary School, and Georgetowne Middle School. She was a member and former president of the teachers' union.

Laura loved teaching as she loved each and every one of her students through the years. Laura also enjoyed boating, cooking, and spending family time around campfires. Laura poured love into raising her two sons, then she continued to pour love into her two precious grandchildren.

Laura had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. She attended Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria and Advent Lutheran Church in Morton. She was active in church choir and taught Sunday School.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at Wilton Mortuary with Pastor Paul Park officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15th and from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday before services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 1700 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria, IL 61614, Advent Lutheran Church, 1211 S. Main St., Morton, IL 61550 or Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., PO Box 4, Edwards, IL 61528.


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Visitation

Friday

15

Mar

4:00 PM 3/15/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

16

Mar

10:30 AM 3/16/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

16

Mar

11:00 AM 3/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Salem Lutheran Church ELCA

1700 W. War Mmemorial Drive
PEORIA, IL 61614

Advent Lutheran Church

1211 S. Main Street, Morton, IL 61550

Foster Pet Outreach

10206 W. Dubois Road
Edwards, IL 61528
1211 S. Main Street, Morton, IL 61550
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