1945 - 2016

Catherine Z. “Cathy” Forbis, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born Dec. 8, 1945, in Pekin to Frank and Margaret Whited Waremburg. She married Larry Forbis June 3, 1962, in Pekin. He died Sept. 19, 2009, in Pekin.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and four brothers.

Surviving are three sons, Larry (Dawn) Forbis, Randy (Amber) Forbis and Jody (Lisa) Forbis, all of Pekin; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Dunker of Manito and Joann Havens of Pekin.

She had worked in the Deli at Mr. K’s, then Schnucks in Pekin for 26 years, retiring in 1995.

Cathy was a member of the Pekin Women of the Moose 673 and a member of the Pekin Eagles Aerie 1869 Ladies Auxiliary.

A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, Cathy was a great cook and enjoyed baking, especially cookies for all that came to pick them up. She also had a great love for her animals and enjoyed going to the Par-A-Dice Casino.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Mike McLeod will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

To offer condolences online, visit preston-hanley.com.