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At Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes in Pekin and Creve Coeur, we have a mission... a mission of quality service that is reflected in everything we do. When families come to us for funeral or cremation services, they feel comfortable in expressing their wishes and discussing the options available to them. That's because it's all about family at Preston-Hanley. We are so devoted to the families we serve, we offer services for pets as well.

You can be sure that you will receive the utmost professional care from Preston-Hanley. We personally make the decisions that affect the standard of service we provide. Each of our seven funeral directors is licensed and experienced. We maintain the highest standards with careful attention to every detail. Each and every person on our staff plays an integral part in maintaining our reputation for personal attention and excellence in service.

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Our Obituaries

Dorothy J. Berkley

April 13, 1932 - October 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Berkley, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Morton Villa Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Morton. Born April 13, 1932 in Decatur to Elmer and Opal (Hunt) Davenport, she married Lloyd Joseph Berkley on February 1, 1969 in Decatur.  He died July 7, 2005 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents...
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Kathleen S. Carpentier

December 15, 1946 - October 15, 2017

MORTON ~ Kathleen Sue “Merdl” Carpentier, 70, of Morton, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence. Born December 15, 1946 in Peoria to John and Doris (Day) Howland, she married Kenneth Melvin “Kenny” Carpentier on December 10, 1977 in Chillicothe.  He passed away April 7, 2013 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents...
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Gloria J. Grandy

February 6, 1948 - October 14, 2017

MANITO ~ Gloria Jean Grandy, 69, of Manito, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on February 6, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio to Willie and Marcia (Smith) Grandy.  They preceded her in death Gloria is survived by Debra Dwyer, her life partner of 38 years; one daughter, Brenda Lutschg and one granddaughter, Paige Wilk...
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Helen McDuff

August 21, 1926 - October 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Helen McDuff, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Thomas S. Scranton

April 24, 1950 - October 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Thomas Scott Scranton, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  He went home to be with his Lord and Savior.
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Michael L. Donovan

September 3, 1947 - October 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Lee Donovan, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home. He was born September 3, 1947 in Peoria to Albert and Edith (Blankenship) Webelhuth, he was raised by Edith and Harold Argene Donovan.  His parents and one brother, Steven Donovan preceded him in death.  Surviving are three daughters, Shari (Tom) Fultz of Pekin, Kristi (Douglas)...
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Iva A. Pulis

June 4, 1937 - October 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Iva Ann “Ivy” Pulis, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born June 4, 1937 in Highland, MO to Vincent and Marie (Whistler) Prost, she married Robert N. Pulis on January 25, 1986 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Patty (Brett) Rien of Corinth, TX; one son, Don (Connie) Gisi of Cocoa, FL; four...
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Norman E. Hill

June 10, 1934 - October 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Norman Edward “Norm” Hill, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born June 10, 1934 in Pekin to Donald and Jeanette (Strojan) Hill, he married Deanna Morgan on June 23, 1962 in Peoria.  She survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Heidi (Douglas) Legel of Pekin; three grandchildren,...
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Bentley James Thurman

July 9, 2017 - October 10, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Bentley James Thurman, three-month-old son of Timothy Paulsgrove, Jr. and Danielle Clelland of East Peoria, passed away at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Bentley was born July 9, 2017 in Peoria. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandfather, Brian Clelland of Peoria; paternal grandparents, David and...
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Michael S. Claspille

January 11, 1962 - October 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Sean Claspille, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. Born January 11, 1962 in Saint Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Jackie and Mary (Granger) Claspille.  He married Sandra Lynn Schurman on May 15, 2000 in Springfield, Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Mary Claspille...
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Jackie W. Thompson

February 27, 1949 - October 8, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jackie Wayne “Jack” Thompson, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 7:19 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 27, 1949 in Mapleton to Alfred Joseph and Sidney Madge (Bonebrake) Thompson, he married Nancy J. Eisler on April 8, 1972 in Hinsdale.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Amy Thompson of Pekin; one son, Andrew ...
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L. Christine Nordvall

October 13, 1940 - October 8, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lois Christine Nordvall, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 6:24 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Morningside, of Pekin with her children at her bedside.
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Henry W. Cvik, Jr.

July 20, 1931 - October 7, 2017

PEKIN ~ Henry William “Bill” Cvik, Jr., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born July 20, 1931 in Peoria to Henry and Ruby (Fletcher) Cvik, Sr., he married Helen Fernandez on February 10, 1955 in New York City.  She survives.  Also surviving are one son, Steven (Marty) Cvik of Troy; three daughters, Theresa (Rick) Vogel of Pekin...
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Robert Bonzai Bee

September 5, 2003 - October 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robert Bonzai Bee, 13, of Pekin, was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 in Pekin. He was born September 5, 2003 in Peoria to Robert Joseph Bee, Jr. and Lisa Kimberly McCall. He was preceded in death by his father on March 8, 2017 in Peoria; maternal grandfather and paternal grandfather. Surviving are his mother, Lisa of Auburn; two brothers, William Bee and Jeffery McCall...
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Dale L. Goyen

June 17, 1928 - October 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dale L. Goyen, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. Born June 17, 1928 in Brereton to Harold and Mary (Williams) Goyen, he married Wilma D. Lindzey on June 25, 1950 in Canton.  She died November 20, 1977 in Havana.  He later married Lois (Heater) Wilcoxen on August 5, 1978 in Havana.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Randy ...
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Michael Hieser

December 2, 1946 - October 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Hieser, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home.
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Doris C. Mitzelfelt

August 12, 1916 - October 4, 2017

Doris Cecelia Mitzelfelt, age 101, of Apopka, Florida, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at her residence.  She was formerly of East Peoria and Pekin. Born August 12, 1916 in Forest City to Roscoe Russell and Metha Eliza (Ehlers) Pulling, she married Adolph E. Mitzelfelt on May 14, 1933.  He died February 1, 1981.  She also was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Imogene Snook

July 16, 1940 - October 4, 2017

WARNER ROBINS ~ Imogene Ruth Gettings Snook, 77, of Warner Robins, GA, formerly of East Peoria, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was born on July 16, 1940 in Essex, Missouri to Matthew Daniel and Ellen Polen Gettings. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sons, Christopher and Chucky Snook. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Vicky Snook of...
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Mildred Jean Lowe Kohlbacher

September 27, 1932 - October 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mildred Jean Lowe Kohlbacher, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care in Pekin. Born September 27, 1932 in Woodland, Missouri to Leo Truman and Anna Mildred (Bittleson) Foster, she married Marion Ray Lowe on December 24, 1951 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She later married Kenneth Karl Kohlbacher on September 15, 1985 in Pekin....
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Merle Dodson

July 19, 1924 - October 3, 2017

EAST PEORIA~ Merle Franklin Dodson, 93, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born July 19, 1924 in Gridley to Gilbert Elmon and Violet Bernadine (Gregory) Dodson.  Merle left his family farm in Lexington at the age of 27 to marry Rosemary Elizabeth Rahn on August 18, 1951 in Peoria.  They purchased a...
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Charles N. McDaniel

October 24, 1929 - October 2, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Charles N. McDaniel, 87, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 4 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at Morton Terrace Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Morton. Born October 24, 1929 in Rosiclare to David and Cassie Dean (Vaughn) McDaniel, he married Betty Reed in Rosiclare.  She died December 23, 2003.  Also preceding him in death are one son, Thomas K. McDaniel...
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Charles N. McDaniel

October 24, 1929 - October 2, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Charles N. McDaniel, 87, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 4 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at Morton Terrace Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Morton.  Born October 24, 1929 in Rosiclare to David and Cassie Dean (Vaughn) McDaniel, he married Betty Reed in Rosiclare.  She died December 23, 2003.  Also preceding him in death are one son, Thomas K....
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Gloria Smith

May 25, 1924 - October 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gloria Smith, 93, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 8:15 a.m. on October 2, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born on May 25, 1924, to Jacob and Fannie Pedersen in Brooklyn, New York. There she met John Smith and they were married on June 16, 1946. Together for 53 years, he preceded her in death in February 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her...
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Linda Pumphrey

September 20, 1950 - October 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Linda Suzanne Pumphrey, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home. Born September 20 ,1950 in Peoria to Dale Daniel and Beulah Laverne (Ewell) Henard, she married Eddie Eugene ‘Ed” Pumphrey on February 6, 1972 in Pekin. He died December 22, 2005 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, E. Matthew Pumphrey on June 4, 2016...
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Tayler M. Durm

December 23, 1995 - September 30, 2017

MANITO ~ Tayler Michael Wayne Durm, 21, of Manito, passed away at 6: 40 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Pekin. MANITO ~ Tayler Michael Wayne Durm, 21, of Manito, passed away at 6: 40 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Pekin. He was born December 23, 1995 in Pekin to Todd and Tammy (Mathews) Durm.  Surviving are his parents of Manito; two sisters, Tylina Durm of San Jose, Tanaya Durm...
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Mary Lou Lord

September 1, 1935 - September 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary Lou Lord, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Morton Terrace. Born September 1, 1935 in Manito to Roy and Sarah Marie (Callaway) Smith, she married Eugene William “Gene” Lord on June 12, 1952 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Rick Lord of Green Valley; one daughter, Janice (Greg) Patterson of Pekin; three...
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Lucy Irene Scott

January 23, 1932 - September 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lucy Irene Scott, 85, of Pekin went to be with her Lord at 2:38 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017. Irene was born on January 23, 1932 in the small town of Red Bay, Alabama to Thomas and Lucy (McCarly) Raper.    Irene's heart was won by L.D. Scott and they were married on February 16, 1949 in Mississippi.  Together they built a wonderful legacy through their five...
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Marilyn A. Tisdale

July 27, 1937 - September 27, 2017

PEKIN ~ Marilyn “Sue” Tisdale, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Pekin Manor.  Born July 27, 1937 in Springfield to John and Dorothy (Montgomery) Sturm.  She married George Tisdale on October 10, 1957 in New Berlin, IL.  Surviving are one son, Greg (Mary) Tisdale of Pekin; eight grandchildren, Shanon (Tom) Street of Peoria Heights,...
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Marilyn R. Worlow

September 13, 1935 - September 27, 2017

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Ruth Worlow, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born September 13, 1935 in Licking, Missouri to William F. and Audrey M. (Kell) Worlow.  Her parents; one sister, Pam Leitner; one brother, Billy Worlow; one niece, Alesa Goodbred and one great-nephew, Tanner Barbee preceded her in death....
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Sean Hensley

January 16, 1992 - September 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sean Davis Hensley, 25, of Pekin, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home. He was born January 16, 1992 in Enid, OK to Philip and Tammy (Lasley) Hensley. Sean is survived by his mother and step-father, Tammy and Kevin Taylor of Pekin; his father, Philip Hensley of Beardstown; twins, K’Sean and Kam’Ryn Hensley of Rock Island; three sisters, Nicole Servis...
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Victor L. Morrissey

August 31, 1944 - September 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Victor Lee "Butch" Morrissey, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Clydene Claton Gorsage

January 21, 1911 - September 23, 2017

PEKIN – Clydene Claton Gorsage, age 106, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Elmcroft of Altoona in Duncansville, PA.  She was formerly a longtime Pekin resident. Born January 21, 1911 in Kilbourne, IL to Cress and Margaret (Schafer) Bell.  She married Wilbur Claton on August 3, 1936.  He died December 23, 1966.  She married Edward Gorsage on July 2, 1971. ...
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Betty Maxine Talbot

August 6, 1930 - September 23, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Betty “Maxine” Talbot, 87, of Creve Coeur, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the home of Rev. Ron Talbot. She was born on Wednesday, August 6, 1930 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Henry and Margaret (Southern) Loftin.  She was the last surviving sibling of ten children, which her parents and five brothers and four sisters...
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Margaret A. Ashburn

November 4, 1944 - September 23, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Margaret Anne “Margie” Ashburn, 72, of Creve Coeur, passed away at her home Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born November 4, 1944 in Peoria to James and Wilma (Raker) Gallagher, she married Edward G. Ashburn, Jr. on May 23, 1965 in Creve Coeur. He died May 7, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Angela on February 10, 2016. Surviving...
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Jo Ann Scott

April 16, 1955 - September 22, 2017

Jo Ann Scott, 62, of Pekin went to her heavenly home at 3:05 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  With her husband by her side, she left this world the same way she lived her life, with grace and dignity. Jo Ann’s journey began on April 16, 1955 in Pekin with her loving parents, Max and Mary Margaret (Schimmelpfennig) Wade.  Jo Ann met...
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Lynn Troth

January 30, 1933 - September 21, 2017

PEORIA ~ Lynn L. Troth, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born January 30, 1933 in Peoria to Frank and Gertrude (Wall) Troth. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. There will be no services or visitation. Memorial...
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Marilyn Mason

May 18, 1932 - September 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Ruth Mason, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born May 18, 1932 in Bloomington to Walter and Judith (Olson) Thees, she married George H. Mason on June 1, 1952 in Denver, CO. He survives. Also surviving are four children, Diane (Ross) Gould of Pekin, Dr. John Mason of St. Pete Beach, FL, Marianne Sepich of Morton, Judy (Joe)...
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Loretta M. Turner

October 10, 1935 - September 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Loretta Marie Turner, 81, of Pekin, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Born October 10, 1935 in Carbondale to Yeul Francis and Lillian Marie (Young) Taylor, she married Curtis Turner on March 11, 1967 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death on March 31, 1996.  She also was preceded in...
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Donald Spencer

May 27, 1936 - September 19, 2017

MANITO ~ Donald DeWayne "Don" Spencer, 81, of Manito, passed away at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home.
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Jazmine Ivy

June 5, 1992 - September 17, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Jazmine Mae Ivy, 25, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:02 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Peoria. She was born June 5, 1992 in Peoria to Sherri Button. Surviving are her mother of Peoria; her father, Devan Lyons of Peoria; her daughter, Avaya Skye Renee Ivy of Peoria; grandparents, Juanita and Terry Belcher, Rev. Alphonso Lyons, Gwendolyn C. Lyons and Ella Ivy; great-grandmother,...
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Orville Mann

September 2, 1931 - September 17, 2017

TREMONT ~ Orville William Mann, 86, of Tremont, passed away at 6:37 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.
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Charles Barnett, Jr.

June 11, 1956 - September 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles “Chuck” Barnett, Jr., 61, of Pekin, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. He was born June 11, 1956 in Pekin to Charles, Sr. and Lustella J. (Powell) Barnett.  His parents preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Crystal Barnett; one sister, Carolyn Hancock;...
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Bobby G. Dale

November 8, 1934 - September 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Bobby Gene Dale, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 8:44 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his home.  Born November 8, 1934 to Omar and Irene (Mibbs) Dale, he married Sandy Lock on September 13, 1962 in Havana.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Robin Braman; one son, Bobby J. Dale; two grandchildren, Tiffany Braman and Chris Braman; two great-grandchildren, Aubrielle...
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Steven W. Frye

December 13, 1962 - September 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Steven Wayne Frye, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his home.
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Theresa Kreiling

February 22, 1957 - September 16, 2017

GREEN VALLEY ~ Theresa A. "Teri" Kreiling, 60, of Green Valley, passed away at 7:31 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home.
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Verne D. Corbin, Jr.

September 20, 1939 - September 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Verne Corbin, Jr., 77, of Pekin, passed away at 8:12 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home. He was born September 20, 1939 in Peoria to Verne and Margaret (David) Corbin, Sr., he married Joyce Carpenter in 1977. She died in 2011 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Corbin and one sister, Christine Wilson. Surviving are one daughter, Delisa...
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Vera P. Price

April 1, 1921 - September 15, 2017

MORTON ~ Vera P. Price, 96, of Morton, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home. Born April 1, 1921 in Mason City to Charles and Susan (Simpson) May, she married Thomas Price on December 13, 1938 in New London.  He died in 1986 in Mackinaw.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sons; one great-grandson; five brothers, and five sisters. Surviving...
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Nicholas J. Cochran

September 3, 1990 - September 14, 2017

PEORIA ~ Nicholas James “Nick” Cochran, 27, of Peoria, passed away at 5:34 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born September 3, 1990 in Peoria to Christopher James and Lisa Kay (Strange) Cochran, he married Alisha Marie Reider on June 28, 2015 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Jaxon James Cochran of Peoria; his...
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Patricia Krueger

September 30, 1934 - September 14, 2017

MANITO  ~  Patricia Ann “Pat” McLean Krueger, 82, of Manito, passed away at 9:12 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 after a brief stay in hospice care at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria.  Pat was born September 30, 1934 in Shelby, Montana to Robert and Madge (Malone) McLean and was raised by her grandparents, Archibald and Maude McLean.  She moved to...
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Peggy King

August 1, 1930 - September 14, 2017

PEKIN – Peggy Marie King, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home. Born August 1, 1930 in Pekin to Walter A. and Bessie M. (Johnson) Schaefer, she married James E. King on May 6, 1955 in Peoria. He died August 1, 2002 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters and three brothers. Surviving are two daughters, Julie Hamm and...
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Robert K. Bilyeu

April 2, 1932 - September 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robert “Bob” Kenesaw Bilyeu, 85, of Pekin, formerly of Manito and Prophetstown, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at his home in Pekin Estates at Liberty Village. Born at home April 2, 1932 in rural Sangamon County near Curran, Illinois, he was the 6th of 10 children to Benjamin F. and Helen P. (Fisher) Bilyeu. On March 26, 1954 in Manito, Bob married Rose...
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Viola M. Hyatt

January 1, 1930 - September 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Viola Mae “Vi” Hyatt, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born January 1, 1930 in Lowden, Iowa to Emil and Luella (Boehl) Gehrls, she married Willis Gordon Hyatt on June 20, 1948 in Pekin.  He died May 19, 2005 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Tamara Sayles...
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Rita A. Weathers

May 24, 1942 - September 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Rita Ann Weathers, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. She was born May 24, 1942 in Joliet to Joseph and Ann (Hirsch) McGowan.  Her parents; one brother, Bernard McGowan; and one sister, Rosemary Merriman preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Dozard of Pekin; one son,...
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Paul Guymon

October 22, 1962 - September 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Paul Edward Guymon, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home.
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J. Ross Brown

September 24, 1920 - September 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Joseph Ross Brown, Sr., 96, of Pekin, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born September 24, 1920 in Parkville, Missouri to Joseph and Rettie (Ross) Brown, he married Elizabeth Ann Etter on July 7, 1948 in Kansas.  She preceded him in death on September 5, 2010 in Pekin. Surviving are three sons, William (Holly) Brown of Pekin,...
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Frank Hoffman

July 10, 1937 - September 10, 2017

LASALLE ~ Frank Hoffman, 80, of LaSalle, passed away at 7:16 a.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Illinois Veterans Home at LaSalle. He was formerly of Peoria. He was born July 10, 1937 in Lawn Ridge to August Frederick and Leila Belle (Bohnanon) Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rhonda Sue Clark on July 13, 2013 in Peoria; three brothers, August “Auggie”,...
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Donald E. Hill

March 22, 1952 - September 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donald E. Hill, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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Audrey L. Weaver

June 26, 1979 - September 7, 2017

PEORIA ~ Audrey Lynn Weaver, 38, of Peoria, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her home. Audrey was born June 26, 1979 in Lacon.  She married Austin Weaver on September 26, 2013 in Peoria.  He survives. Audrey had worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide in Toluca at Asta Care and in Peoria at Sharon Elms. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral...
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James Pruitt

December 24, 1941 - September 7, 2017

TOULON ~ James William “Jim” Pruitt, 75, of Toulon, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Toulon Health Care Center. He was born December 24, 1941 in Peoria to Robert and Helen (Gay) Pruitt. He was preceded in death by his father. Surviving are his mother, Helen Pruitt of Toulon; two daughters, Crystal (Danny) Miller of East Peoria and Debbie (Bill) Perry of...
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Sara J. Sisk

June 2, 1937 - September 7, 2017

TREMONT ~ Sara J. Sisk, 80, of Tremont, passed away at 7:32 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Hawthorne Manor of Peoria surrounded by family.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born June 2, 1937 in Nettleton, Arkansas to Lowell Rudolph and Mary Aline (Wiley) McGowan, she married Richard Lee Sisk on July 18, 1954 in Pekin.  He died April 17, 2012 in Tremont.  She also was preceded in...
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Kathy D. Bressler

August 18, 1962 - September 6, 2017

MORTON ~ Kathy Diane Bressler, 55, of Morton, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at  her home.
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Jean C. Bushart

June 4, 1932 - September 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jean Carolyn Bushart, 85, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Pekin. Born June 4, 1932 in Crockett County, Tennessee to Ernest and Ada (Perry) Lents, she married Newt Franklin Bushart on July 4, 1947 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died March 17, 2010 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents;...
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Sharon H. Alvarez

November 26, 1977 - September 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sharon Hope Alvarez, 39, of Pekin, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her home.  She was born November 26, 1977 in Monroe, Wisconsin to Ramon and Sharon (Furbee) Alvarez. Surviving are her father, Ramon of Burlington, Wisconsin; her mother, Sharon of Sebastian, Florida; one daughter, Jade Alvarez-Hall of Pekin; one son, Kaiden MacKinney of Pekin; two brothers,...
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Michael Salas

December 8, 1950 - September 5, 2017

PEORIA HEIGHTS ~ Michael Raoul Salas, 66, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born December 8, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to Raymond and Evelyn (Pieper) Salas. Michael married the love of his life Madelynn Ator on March 10, 1971 in Fort Rucker, Alabama. She preceded him in death, on March 29, 2008 in Peoria...
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Evalyn Nash

September 14, 1937 - September 4, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Evalyn Nash, 79, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:24 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home after a year-long battle with renal failure. Born September 14, 1937 in Kingston Mines to Everett and Faye (Bunger) Taylor, she married Norman Delmar Nash on January 18, 1958 in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on November 9, 1999 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by...
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Susan D. Schwarz

November 9, 1960 - September 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Susan Diane Starcevich Schwarz, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 1:02 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home.
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Neoma McClary

September 22, 1942 - September 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Neoma Ruth McClary, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 22, 1942 in Peoria to Virgil and Ella (Martin) Hornsby, she married Frank McClary. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son, Mark McClary; one grandson, Panther McClary and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are two...
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Esther Robinson

April 7, 1943 - August 30, 2017

PEORIA ~ Esther Lois Robinson, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born April 7, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama to Rev. Jessie and Othelia (O’Cain) Robinson.  Surviving are four daughters, Annette Lucy and Dawn Johnson, both of Peoria, Sharon Lucy of Texas and Juanita Flanagan of Georgia; two sons, Glen...
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Ruby Morger

November 13, 1957 - August 30, 2017

WASHBURN ~ Ruby Ann Morger, 59, of Washburn, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Pekin. Born November 13,1957 in Pekin to Ben Franklin and Dorothy Anna (Smith) Williams, she married Mike Morger on June 12, 2012 in East Peoria. He survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Emily Morger of Washburn; one son, Randy Hosler of Peoria; four grandchildren, Jacob, Ashton, Brandon and...
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J. Laverle Loeffelmann

March 3, 1935 - August 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Joseph Laverle Loeffelmann, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born March 3, 1935 in Pekin to Joseph Frank and Helen Georgia (Funk) Loeffelmann, he married Shirley Jean Hundt on November 13, 1960 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Vicki (Matt) Keller of Sun City West, Arizona; one son, Kevin...
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Ruth June Harmon

June 17, 1925 - August 29, 2017

MANITO ~ Ruth June (Gray) Harmon, 92, of Manito, passed away at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at her home with her daughter, grandson, daughter-in-law, minister and hospice angel, Sarah, at her bedside after a brave 8-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born June 17, 1925 in Spring Lake Township to Albert and Myrtle (Greathouse) Gray, she married her husband of 62-years, John J. Harmon, on...
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Carolyn Hoke

August 9, 1945 - August 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carolyn Sue Hoke, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at her home.
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Lincoln B. Look

July 31, 1939 - August 27, 2017

KINGSTON MINES ~ Lincoln Bonnie “Link” Look, 78, of Kingston Mines, passed away at 5:21 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Born July 31, 1939 in Peoria to Lincoln Bonnie and Dorothea (Jones) Look, he married Patricia E. Lucas on April 19, 1986 in Kingston Mines.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Bonnie (Jim) Reeves of...
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William J. Calvert

October 22, 1926 - August 27, 2017

HOPEDALE ~ William J. Calvert, 90, of Hopedale, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Hopedale Nursing Home. Born October 22, 1926 in Rock Hill, Missouri to Edwin and Hazel (Hassett) Calvert, he married Joy Kathryn Larsen on March 29, 1947 in Alton, Illinois.  She survives. Also surviving are four children, Dr. Nels E. (Linda) Calvert of Pekin, Susan A. Troxell of Pekin,...
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Jerad M. Traylor

February 2, 1986 - August 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jerad M. Traylor, 31, of Pekin, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Pekin. He was born February 2, 1986 in Peoria to Jeral R. and Lisa M. (Keith) Traylor.  Surviving are his mother, Lisa Parrish of Pekin; his father and stepmother, Jeral and Kimberly Traylor of East Peoria; three children, Laney Rhey Traylor, Jaksyn Joseph Traylor and Lakynn Marie Traylor; his...
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Janet Althiser

March 17, 1937 - August 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Janet “Jan” Althiser, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her home. Born March 17, 1937 in Pekin to Orion Earl and Jane (Lyman) Frazier, she married Bernard Russell “Bud” Althiser on November 10, 1956 in Pekin.  He died October 1, 1993.  She also was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are one son, Rex Althiser of...
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Alberta E. Selman

October 1, 1925 - August 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alberta Elizabeth Dorethy Depoy Selman, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Pekin Manor.   Born October 1, 1925 in McDonough County to Isaac Lewis and Permelia Catherine (Cordell) Dorethy, she married Junior Russell Depoy in 1946.  She later married James M. Selman on November 17, 1971 in Peoria.  He died September 25, 1988.  She also...
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Leonard Joe Mahan

October 14, 1959 - August 26, 2017

MANITO ~ Leonard Joe Mahan, 57, of Manito, passed away at 2:57 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home.
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Danny Walley

February 16, 1960 - August 25, 2017

PEORIA ~ Danny Walley, 57, of Peoria, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 530 N.E. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL...
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Patricia Ann Earhart

September 11, 1953 - August 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Patricia Earhart, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Gena Anne Pari

February 6, 1920 - August 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gena Anne Pari, 97, of Pekin, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born February 6, 1920 in Farmington to Argeo and Annunziata (Bigliazzi) Argei, she married Anthony T. Pari on March 1, 1941 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.  He died September 25, 1978.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vincent Pari; one sister, Norma...
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Thelma Childers

October 28, 1934 - August 25, 2017

MASON CITY ~ Thelma Lorene Childers, 82, of Mason City, passed away at 6:14 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Mason City Area Nursing Home. Born October 28, 1934 in Pekin to Cecil and Ethel (Boyer) McCue, she married Ronald Edward Childers on June 21, 1952 in Pekin. He died May 31, 2006 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother and one sister. Surviving are two sons,...
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J. Stephen Hacker

April 19, 1942 - August 25, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ James Stephen “Steve” Hacker, 75, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 19, 1942 in Sparta, Missouri to Harvey G. and Eunice Agnes (Williams) Hacker, he married Sherry Lee Ketcherside on April 24, 1987 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are five children, Gaylynn Allen...
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Curtis Winkler

June 12, 1935 - August 23, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Curtis Wesley Winkler, 82, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:02 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Select Post Acute Care in Eureka. Born June 12, 1935 in Mackinaw to Norman and Iris (Kearney) Winkler, he married Shirley Garwood on May 28, 1994 in East Peoria. She died in 2006 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; four sisters and four brothers. Surviving are one...
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Michael Barnes

December 1, 1944 - August 23, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Michael Duane "Barney" Barnes, 72, of South Pekin, passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at his home.
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Mary Brees

March 3, 1931 - August 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary J. Brees, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at her home.
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Elma M. Spalding

September 20, 1925 - August 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Elma Mae Spalding, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Larry E. Watson

September 18, 1948 - August 21, 2017

    PEKIN ~ Larry Eugene Watson, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born September 18, 1948 in Pekin to Leslie and Joyce (Brawley) Watson, he married Melody Sue Giddens on January 23, 1966 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Debbie Shipman of Peoria and Tammy Niklewicz of Bolingbrook; four...
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Jessica M. Marsh

March 3, 1979 - August 21, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jessica Marie Marsh, 38, of Peoria, passed away at 4:52 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born March 3, 1979 in Bloomington to Carl and Brenda (Orr) Waughop, she married Roger Marsh in August, 2002 in Bloomington.  He died on December 23, 2007 in Stanford. She was also preceded in death by her mother and one brother. Surviving are her father of...
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Bonita L. Lyman

September 4, 1946 - August 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Bonita Lynn Lyman, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. She was born September 4, 1946 in Peoria to Melvin and Dorothy (Saylor) Mason.  Her parents preceded her death. Surviving are three sons, Shane (Stephanie) Tassart of Burbank, CA, Shannon Tassart of Spring Hill, TN and Shandal (Cristy) Tassart of Pekin...
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Lucille A. Prince

June 29, 1920 - August 20, 2017

WASHINGTON ~ Lucille Amelia Prince, 97, of Washington, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Born June 29, 1920 in Peoria to Arthur and Marie (Achterberg) Roth, she married David Albert Prince on October 25, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He died in 1992 in East Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Roth...
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Kaylee J. Melton-Mitchell

August 19, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Kaylee Jo Melton-Mitchell, infant daughter of Amanda Melton of Morton and Robert Mitchell of Pekin, was stillborn at 9:19 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin
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Stephen G. Frevert

June 19, 1950 - August 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Stephen George Frevert, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born June 19, 1950 in Bloomington to George Franklin and Wilhelmina Louise (Kath) Frevert, he married Rose Marie Gallatin on June 10, 1972 at Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Capt. Gregory A. Frevert, serving...
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Evelyn M. Lee

February 11, 1927 - August 17, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Evelyn Marie Lee, 90, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:08 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home. She was born February 11, 1927 in East Peoria to James and Bernice (Muir) Strickland.  Evelyn married Howard Russell Lee, Sr. on September 13, 1946 in Peoria.  He died August 15, 2013.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren; and one great...
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Judith A. Bundy

October 24, 1938 - August 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Judith Ann “Judy” Bundy, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 6:03 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Pekin Manor. Born October 24, 1938, in Benton, IL to Robert and Margaret Lee, she married Herschel E. Bundy on December 15, 1956, in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Aprile (Jim) Smith of Pekin and Ginger (Anthony) Patterson of Peoria; two sons, Timothy...
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Ryan N. Fields

August 10, 2017 - August 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ryan Nathaniel Fields, five-day old son of Darien and Katherine Fields passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; maternal grandparents, Jim and Dianna Barton of Pekin; paternal grandparents, Jennifer and Sarah Fields of Morton; maternal great-grandparents Martin and Barbara Barton of Plano, TX and...
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Raymond Daniel

January 28, 1918 - August 14, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Raymond Earl Daniel, 99, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center-Riverview in East Peoria. He formerly lived in Creve Coeur for 62 years. Born January 28, 1918 in Beardstown to William Peter and Mable (Brown) Daniel, he married Earlene L. Stevens on December 14, 1941 in Hannibal, MO. She died April 27, 2004 in East Peoria. He...
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Frances L. Talbott

August 26, 1929 - August 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Frances Louise Talbott, 87, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Florida.  Frances was formerly of Pekin and Manito. Born August 26, 1929 in Tazewell County to Harley and Cora (Hinkel) Wallinger, she married Clifford V. Talbott in 1948 and Walter J. Fluegel in 1962.  She was preceded in death by Clifford and...
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David E. Putt

October 13, 1952 - August 12, 2017

CUBA ~ David E. Putt, 64, of Cuba, passed away unexpectedly at 12:48 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home.  He was formerly of Canton. Born October 13, 1952 in Canton to Charles W. and Leola (Bishop) Putt, Sr., he married Dondra L. DeMichele on January 9, 1998 in Lewistown.  She survives. Also surviving are four children, Nikki M. Swift, Joshua Putt, Derek DeMichele and Justin...
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Valerie L. Grant

June 5, 1958 - August 12, 2017

WYOMING ~ Valerie Ann Grant, 59, of Wyoming, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her home. Born June 5, 1958 in Galesburg to Robert and Lorraine Milroy, she married Michael E. Grant on February 20, 1982 in Wyoming. He survives. Also surviving are her father, Robert Milroy of Wyoming, three daughters, Jamie (John) Samuels of Golden CO, Amanda (David) Zimmerman and Hannah (Austin...
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