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Becky J. Workman

Published: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

MORRISON – Becky J. Workman, 56, of Des Plaines, formerly of Morrison, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She worked as a cook in various food service settings.

Becky was born Aug. 25, 1956, in Moline, the daughter of Ben B. and Arlene R. (McKinzie) Buckman. She married Lauren L. Workman on July 5, 1975, in Morrison. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1993.

Survivors include three daughters, Starlet (Jeff) Doden of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Roxanne (Jason) Groenewold of Morrison and Crystal (Keith) Burnwold of North Carolina; three sons, Joshua Workman (fiancée Kristina Linz) of Davenport, Iowa, and Curt Workman and John (Kimberly) Workman, both of Morrison; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Barbara Waters of Des Plaines, Jingles Karuga of LaFarge, Wis., and Beverly Vanderleest of Craig, Colo.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; and one sister, Merri Jill Sikkema.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. Private family graveside service and inurnment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

Memorials have been established.

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