Peoria – Barbara A. “Bobbie” Mettam, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 6:29 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on April 14, 1933 in Peoria, IL to Raymond F. Smith and Doris B. (Keefer) Giesler. She married the love of her life, David C. Mettam on January 14, 1950 in Washington, IL. He preceded her in death in 1976.
Bobbie was also preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons.
Surviving are three daughters, Debra (Larry) Keach of Brimfield, IL, Susan (Eric) Jones of Peoria, IL, and Cindy (Robert) Walker of Chillicothe, IL; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerald Smith of East Peoria; two sisters, Elizabeth Clark of Citrus Heights, CA and Connie (Danny) Clark of East Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
Bobbie retired after 15 years of working for Multi Ad. Besides her family, her passions were antique shopping with friends and gardening. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Michael Jones will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Memorials can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Illinois Cancer Care. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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