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Mrs. Maria A. Duran, 84,
of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 5:00 am Monday, January 13,
2020 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Maria was born April 22,
1935 in Cedral, Mexico the daughter of Barnaby and Aurora DeLeon
Cervantes. She married Immanuel Duran in Mexico in 1951. He preceded
her in death in 2007.
Maria is survived by her
children, Maria (Pedro) Avalos of Harlingen, Texas, Antonia Fry of
Austin, Texas, Arturo Duran of Galesburg, Julia (Florentino) Avalos
of Pharr, Texas, Miguel (Cindy) Duran of Houston, Texas, Asencion
Duran of Galesburg, Esther (Edward) Malcolm of Dahinda, Illinois and
Alberto (Griselda) Duran of Mexico; twenty two grandchildren;
thirty-six great grandchildren and two brothers, Vincent (Isabel)
Cervantes and LoLo Cervantes both of Mexico. She is preceded in death
by her sisters, Maria and Estefana Cervantes.
Maria moved to Galesburg
in 1973. She worked for Galesburg School District #205 for over 19
years where she worked in the cafeteria at Churchill Junior High. She
was a dedicated member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Maria
was an outstanding cook, she making delicious plates for her family
and dear friends. She was an admirer of the natural flowers growing
in her garden, but was never fond of receiving cut flowers.
Memorial Services are
scheduled for 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services
Galesburg Chapel. Mr. Ron Earp will officiate. Cremation will be
accorded with burial at a later date in East Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness. Online
condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com