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Judith Gayon



STREATOR — Judith A. Gayon, 76, of Streator, passed away Tuesday, May 15, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Streator. The Rev. Philip Halfacre will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Born May 31, 1941, in Streator, she was the daughter of James and Edith (Patton) Alderman. She married Richard R. Gayon on May 27, 1961, at St. Stephen Church in Streator. He preceded her in death May 1, 2012.

She is survived by sons, Jeff (Kitty) Gayon, of South Carolina, and Rick Gayon, of Streator; grandchildren, Levi Reeder, Katie Gayon, Zach (Jodianna) Gayon, Anna Gayon and Alex Gayon; great-granddaughter, Brynn Gayon; sisters, Julie (Larry) Alderman, of Oswego, Jane (Pat) Flynn, of Pingree Grove, and Jean Berenson, of Pingree Grove; brother, James (Nancy) Alderman, of Georgia; and her beloved dogs, Izzy and Zoe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Christopher Gayon; and sister, Jackie Trenor.

Born and raised in Streator, she attended Streator Grade Schools and graduated from Streator High School, Class of 1959.

She was a homemaker through the years and a member of the former St. Stephen Church.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home

301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364


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