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Dianna Finley

August 6, 1945 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 76)


Dianna Lynn Finley, 76, of Pekin, passed away April 30, 2022 at Accolade Healthcare of East Peoria. 

She was born August 6, 1945 in Lincoln to Roy and Velda Allison Davison.  She married Leo Finley on December 23, 1989, and he passed away December 2, 2016. 

Surviving are her children, Darin Estill of Pekin, Erik Estill of Montgomery, AL, and Stacy Estill of West Peoria; her step-children, Ronna (Mark) Linzenmeyer of Bluefield, WV, Nancy Likes of Morton, Robert (Robyn) Finley of Marquette Heights, and Melissa Finley-Holmes (Mark) of Bellevue; grandchildren, Joshua Estill, Jacob Estill, Emma Estill (and her mother Gretchen), Dylan Tippett, Justin Tippett, Ian Tippett, Austin Tippett, Matthew Field, Chantele Craig, Shalon Lehmkuhl, Taylor Likes, Sheila Rimkus, Noah Likes, Caleb Finley, Hannah Dunne, Michael Hill, Talitha Hill; and 16 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles Davison; granddaughter, Abigail Estill. 

Dianna retired from working at Morton Buildings. 

She attended Lighthouse Church in Pekin and volunteered at Peoria Outreach and at her church. 

She loved her church, the many mission trips to the Ukraine, had a life’s calling to share the love of Jesus, was a prayer warrior, loved and cared for people, gave herself unselfishly to provide time, support, love, and service to the lost, hurting, and less fortunate. 

Her funeral will be at 10:00 am Friday, May 6, 2022 at Revive Church in East Peoria.  Pastor Robert Finley will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, also at the church.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.  Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements. 

Memorials may be made to REVIVE Church to be distributed to Ukrainian pastors who Dianna has supported throughout the years.




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