Tressa Rose (Harper) Kearney

PEKIN ~ Tressa Rose Kearney, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 10:05 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at her home.

Born June 12, 1952 in Pekin to Dwaine and Wilma Jean (Rockhold) Harper, she married Jim Kearney on September 28, 1971 in Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Michael A. Kearney for whom she was his caregiver; her parents; and her brother Michael Harper.  

Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Michelle (Greg) Barber of Rockdale, Texas and Rhonda (Jason) Henderson of Pekin; 1 son, Mike Kearney of Pekin; 6 grandchildren, Hailey Stamps, Robbie Kearney, Hunter Stamps, Holden Kearney, Tyler Kearney and Ethan Kearney; 1 great-granddaughter, Haven King; 2 sisters, Diane (John) Howell of Pekin and Vivian Thornton of Katy, Texas; and 1 brother, Steven Harper of Pekin.

A homemaker, Tressa had also worked at Jefferson School in Pekin as a crossing guard and a cafeteria worker.

She enjoyed working and playing on her computer.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.  Pastor Shane Hawkins will officiate.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals, 507 East Armstrong, Peoria, IL  61603.