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Grace Christine Prestin Samford

May 6, 1923 ~ July 14, 2019 (age 96)

Grace Christine (McCormick) Prestin Samford passed away July 14, 2019, age 96 at Willowbrook Memory Care, Savoy.

Funeral arrangements are being made through Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana.

She was born May 6, 1923 on the family homestead in Stanton township, Urbana. Mrs. Prestin Samford was preceded by her parents, Fred and Josephine (Just) McCormick, husbands, Harry L Prestin and Clarence D. Samford, an infant sister, Nancy Marie, as well as one daughter, Margaret Williams.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Prestin) Schmidgall, son, Bruce E. Prestin (Valerie) and son-in law Robert Williams (Margaret). She is also survived by grandchildren Chad Williams (Angie), Jason Williams and Douglas Prestin (Amber), as well as 5 great grandchildren.

After retiring from the University of Illinois in 1983, she enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, garage sales, e-mailing, and visiting with friends and family.

She was a member of University Place Christian Church and played in their Chime Choir.

 Services will be held at the church on July 27 2019 at 11:00 a.m.. Visitation will be held at 10:00 at the church, with burial at Clements Cemetery to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the University Place Christian Church can be made.

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