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2/25/2013 11:30:00 AM
Billie Ann Vlastnik
Billie Ann Vlastnik
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Billie Ann Vlastnik

Billie Ann (Poor) Vlastnik, 80, of Peru passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mueller Funeral Home, Peru with the Rev. Kay Harding of Zion United Church of Christ, Peru officiating.  Burial will be at Peru City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Billie Ann was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Vichy, Mo., to Otto and Grace (Skaggs) Poor.  She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Maude and Tom Cook, because her mother passed away early in Billie Ann’s life. She married William Vlastnik on Sept. 3, 1956, in the Church of Christ in Rolla, Mo.

She graduated with honors from Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo., and became a legal secretary for the Rolla city attorney. She later worked in civil service at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where she met her future husband, Bill.

Billie Ann was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Peru where she was in the women’s guild, served on various committees, and taught Sunday school for many years.  She also worked at Vlastnik’s Menswear.

She is survived by her husband, William, of 56 years; two sons, Richard (Beth) Vlastnik and Dale (Kelly) Vlastnik, both of Peru; three grandsons, Alexander, Kurtis and Joseph; and one sister, Margaret Obertz of St. Louis, Mo.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be John Vlastnik, Frank Vlastnik, Alexander Vlastnik, Kurtis Vlastnik, John Armon and Gordon Armstrong. 

Memorials may be directed to Zion United Church of Christ, Peru or to Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation, Peru. 

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