Dena Updyke

Kewanee Star Courier, January 8, 2005
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 


Peoria - Dena Updyke, 78, of Peoria, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Wyoming Cemetery. The Rev. Pamela Smith will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Hult Center Cancer Center for Healthy Living - for counseling. Wyoming Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born July 11, 1926, in Stark County, the daughter of Leslie and Ila (Catton) King, she married Kenneth Updyke on Dec. 27, 1949, in Wyoming. He died Sept. 23, 2001, in Peoria.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Allen (Virginia) Ford of Wyoming; a brother, Gerald (Zaz) King of Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Dorrance King.

She was a secretary for the USDA Northern Utilization Research Lab in Peoria, retiring in 1979.


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