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Opal Lea Ebner

January 15, 1923 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 96)

Opal Lea Ebner, 96, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Germantown Hills, IL, passed away at 12:05 am on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Generations at Peoria.  She was born on January 15, 1923 in Wynne, Arkansas to Albert and Bertie Belle (McFatridge) Hull.  She married Robert E. Ebner on March 2, 1946 in Wynne, Arkansas.  He passed away on January 27, 1997.

Surviving are two sons Robert “Rob” (Rebecca) Ebner of Peoria and Mark (Trish) Ebner of Williamsfield, IL; grandchildren Shannon (Michael) Abelar, Jeremy Ebner, and Robert Ebner; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son Larry W. Ebner, one brother, and one sister.

Lea loved to garden and enjoyed playing bridge and cleaning the house.  She was a volunteer and church secretary at First Federated Church in Peoria.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora with Reverend Steve Barch officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637.  Online condolences at


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