1952 - 2017

Joanne Dennis, 64, of Pekin, formerly of Delavan, passed away at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born April 24, 1952, in Delavan to Frank and Mary “Lucille” Whipple Heltsley. She married Richard “Dick” Schertz of Delavan, then later married Doug Dennis of San Jose.

Surviving are two sons, Rick Schertz of Peoria and Robert Schertz of Wadsworth, Ohio; one granddaughter, Ashlyn Schertz of Wadsworth, Ohio; four sisters, Jeanie Pomrenke of Pekin, Judy Woods of Pekin, Linda (Jeff) Bruner of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lisa (Chuck) Otto of Manito; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jerry Heltsley; one infant brother, Roger Heltsley; and one nephew, Darren Pomrenke.

Joanne enjoyed reading and genealogy.

She was a heart transplant recipient on June 23, 2003.

Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan. Greg Fitch will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Library or The American Heart Association.

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