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H. Sue Caswell

August 31, 1947 ~ July 1, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Hester Sue (Orton) Caswell, 73, of Pekin, formerly of Delavan, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin.

Sue was born on August 31, 1947 in Delavan, Illinois to George W. and Mary Ellen Westfall Orton.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Shannon) Gillette of Chandler, AZ; two brothers, Charles (Georgeann) Orton of Peoria, IL and Joe Orton of Manco, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Mary Ellen Westfall Orton and three brothers, Verl Orton, Don Orton, and Larry Orton.

Sue graduated from Delavan High School in 1965. She worked as a waitress and a grocery cashier in her younger years, then became a truck dispatcher and eventually a truck driver. Later in life she cared for the elderly.

She enjoyed crafting, gardening, and baking and most of all, spending time with friends and family. She loved flowers, birds, and butterflies.

Her memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan. Following the memorial service, everyone is invited to a dinner at the American Legion in Delavan.

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