Loretta Irene Driggs, 82, of East Peoria passed away at 12:50 am, November 24, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Loretta was born in Cowden, Illinois on February 18, 1937 to Clinton and Florence (Fry) Wiley. She married Donald Driggs of Peoria.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Willie Heberer. She is survived by her husband, Donald Driggs of East Peoria; her daughter Kim Sharp (Brent Weidman) of Peoria; her sons Richard Driggs of Milton, GA and George (Karla) Driggs of East Peoria. She has eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Loretta graduated from Manual High School, returning to college as a working adult and graduating with honors. She retired from Employment Security with the State of Illinois where she loved serving the public. She played softball as a young woman and was a Cardinals fan. Loretta was a member of Red Hats. She enjoyed socializing, fishing, shopping, cards and scrabble. In retirement she appreciated her garden and birds. She had a big charitable heart and a wonderful sense of humor. She was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Church’s Women’s Group and sang in the Choir. Loretta’s biggest love was for her family.
Cremations rites will be accorded. A private memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. To share a memory or send a condolence for her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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