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Amira Calderon 1936 - 2018 Chatham, IL—Amira Calderon, 82, of Chatham, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, at her residence. Amira was born on January 24, 1936, in Barranquilla, Colombia, the daughter of Raphael and Julia Carrion MaKenzie. She married Ramon Calderon on December 3, 1974, in Peoria; he preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Peoria and enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and dancing, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Amira is survived by her son, Miguel (wife, Laura) Calderon of Chatham; two daughters, Marta Calderon-Moscrip (husband, Mike Moscrip) of Canton, MI and Isabel Colvin of Belvidere; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Lili Calderon-Moscrip, Natalie, Nathan and Andrea Colvin, and Mateo, Miles and Mia Calderon; one great-granddaughter, Marlee Kramer; siblings, Ricardo, Alfredo, Roberto, Silberio, Ida, Lusminia, Alisha, and America; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center following ceremonies. Visitation and Funeral Mass: Family will receive friends from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 700 East Spruce Street, Chatham. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dustin Schultz, celebrant. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. The family of Amira Calderon is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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