PEKIN ~ Delores Deen Tinney, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 2:20 a.m., Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Pekin Hospital. She was formerly of Bloomington for many years.
March 25, 1930 in Rockford to Roy and Edna (Mayfield) Leonard, she married Nathan Tinney on August 1, 1948 in Pekin.
Surviving are her husband; 1 daughter, Deborah (Roger) Johnson of Pekin; 2 grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Johnson and Nicholas Johnson, both of Pekin; 3 sisters, Bertha Murray of Northbrook, Marjorie (Don) Schoedel and Mary Lou (John) Albrecht, both of Pekin.
Delores worked as a swim instructor for 25 years at the UWCA in Pekin and Bloomington and the East Bay Camp in Bloomington.
She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Ralph Wingate will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to either YWCA or the National Kidney Foundation, 215 LW. Illinois, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60610.
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