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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

Margherita J. Rogers

January 12, 1927 - May 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Margherita J. Rogers, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Hoomes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Shawn C. Polston

July 26, 1969 - May 21, 2018

BARTONVILLE ~ Shawn C. Polston, 48, of Bartonville, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Joan A. Howard

June 8, 1955 - May 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Joan A. Howard, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:23 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Rose Bliss

February 25, 1944 - May 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rose Marie Bliss, 74, of Weston, Wyoming, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sherman Home Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. She was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Randy L. Craig

July 18, 1954 - May 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Randy L. Craig, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home. Born July 18, 1954 in Decatur to Jesse and Dolores (Harris) Craig, he married Barbara Ann Crum on August 31, 1979 in Pekin.  Surviving are his wife; two sisters-in-law, Sharon (Barry) Harms of Pekin and Nancy (Bud) Loy of Waterwood, Texas; two nieces, Angela (Jim) Fangmeier and Kylie (Nick)...
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Kathleen Owens

May 19, 1945 - May 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Kathleen Owens, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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David Geier

December 5, 1962 - May 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Alan Geier, 55, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Pekin. He was born December 5, 1962 in Pekin to William A. “Bill” and Evelyn M. (Beeney) Geier. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are three sisters, Terrie (Darrell) Neville, Debbie Bruner, both of Pekin and Karen (Steve) Swadinsky of...
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Charles E. Way

December 16, 1962 - May 14, 2018

PEORIA ~ Charles Edward Way, 55, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home. He was born December 16, 1962 in Peoria to Henry and Mary Way.  They have preceded him in death. Surviving are his fiancé, Juanita Allen of Peoria; four daughters; three sons; three sisters, Violet Loftus, Brenda Caho, Penny Blan and two brothers, John Way and Marvin Way. Charles...
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Norman Knee

March 25, 1969 - May 14, 2018

PEORIA ~ Norman Dean Knee, 49, of Peoria, passed away at 11:41 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born March 25, 1969 in Peoria to Charles Norman Bouchez and Virginia May Knee. He was preceded in death by his parents.  Surviving are one son, Norman Dean Knee, Jr. of Peoria; one daughter, Sylvia M. Seelye of Peoria; three step-sons, Josh,...
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Billie Jacqueline Wagstaff

September 13, 1928 - May 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Billie Jacqueline "Jackie" Wagstaff, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.
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Alan R. Hootman

March 27, 1942 - May 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Alan Raymond Hootman, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:14 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born March 27, 1942 in Canton to Arthur Raymond and Ruth Bernice (Ellis) Hootman, he married Pamela Ruth Duncan on September 3, 1961 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin by the Rev. Hubert Entwisle. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Dawn Hootman of Pekin;...
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James S. Rawlings

October 8, 1942 - May 13, 2018

FARMINGTON ~ James S. Rawlings, 75, of Farmington, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Karen Livengood

July 19, 1948 - May 13, 2018

GOODFIELD ~ Karen Sue Livengood, 69, of Goodfield, passed away at 3:14 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her home. Born July 19, 1948 in Peoria to Edward L. and Ruth B. (Bruhn) Schaffer. She married Ronald Livengood, they later divorced. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are two daughters, Bethany (Charles) Lazzara of Plainfield and Karie (Christopher) Wheadon of Copperas Cove, TX;...
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George J. Massetti

August 22, 1921 - May 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ George Joseph Massetti, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home.  Born August 22, 1921 in Merced, California to Giuseppe and Adel (Lavezzi) Massetti, he married Judith Elaine “Judy” (Stroup) Hedden on July 14, 2003 in Reno, Nevada.  She survives.  Also surviving are seven children, David (Marlene) Massetti of Dublin, California,...
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Paul J. Snyder

August 25, 1946 - May 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul J. Snyder, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. There will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Kenneth Lawrence DeVoss

March 29, 1936 - May 10, 2018

PEORIA ~ Kenneth Lawrence DeVoss, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Peoria.
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Terry L. Long

November 2, 1960 - May 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Terry L. Long, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at his residence. Born November 2, 1960 in Pekin to Richard and Joyce (Christopher) Long, he married Janie S. Hale on November 16, 1985 in Pekin. Surviving are his mother, Joyce Long of Pekin; one son, Nicholas A. Long of Pekin; one sister, Jill Long of Pekin; one brother, Randy Long of Overton, Nevada and...
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Ancile Radcliff

November 5, 1929 - May 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ancile E. “Annie” Radcliff, 88, of Mason City, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mason City Area Nursing Home.  She was formerly of Pekin and Green Valley. Born November 5, 1929 in Green Valley to John and Ila Marie (Campbell) Havens, she married Ray Thomas Radcliff on July 26, 1947 in Pekin.  He died January 4, 2013 in Mason City.  She also...
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Paul Thomas Simmons

October 30, 1958 - May 9, 2018

BLOOMINGTON ~ Paul Thomas Simmons, 59, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his home.
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David Anderson

February 25, 1948 - May 9, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ David Dean Anderson, 70, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 25, 1948 in Canton to Weldon O. and Thelma M. (McCann) Anderson, he married Brenda Sue Snare on May 16, 1987 in Creve Coeur. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Amos (Annette) Anderson of Canton; one daughter,...
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Robert E. Williamson Sr., D.D.S.

December 6, 1931 - May 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Eugene “Doc” Williamson, Sr., D.D.S., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born December 6, 1931 in Lincoln, Illinois to Leslie Norred and Beulah Victoria (Scott) Williamson, he married Shirley Jean Propst on April 21, 1956 in Lincoln.  She survives. Also surviving are his six children,...
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Bettie R. Wilson

October 1, 1925 - May 6, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bettie Ruth Wilson, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born October 1, 1925 to Otto and Eula (McKee) Shanks, she married Royal N. Wilson on September 4, 1948 in Canton, Missouri.  He passed away September 17, 2016 in Pekin.   She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; and one brother-in-law....
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Marilyn Bottin

August 10, 1929 - May 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Myers Bottin, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home.  Born August 10, 1929 in Chicago to Jacob and Hallie (Ireland) Myers, she married Albert Carl “Al” Bottin on October 20, 1951 in Peoria.  He died May 8, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Linda Fiorenza; and one brother, Charles Myers....
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Peter D. Xanos

October 15, 1942 - May 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Peter Dean “Pete” Xanos, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 9:53 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home. Born October 15, 1942 in Peoria to Theodore P. and Stella (Lambros) Xanos, he married Pamela Carter on February 6, 1966 in Peoria. Surviving are his wife of 52 years; one son, Bradley (Kelli) Xanos of Pekin; one daughter, Tiffany (Anthony) Rossi of Urbana; one brother, Andrew...
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Emilie A. Loeffelmann

October 10, 1939 - May 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Emilie Ann Loeffelmann, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria, Born October 10, 1939 in Peoria to Theodore Roosevelt and Elizabeth Louise (Ricketts) Plattner, she married Larry Eugene Loeffelmann on April 19, 1975 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert (Donna) Hurst of Pekin; two daughters,...
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Emil A. Butke

June 17, 1951 - May 4, 2018

PEORIA ~ Emil A. Butke, 66, of Peoria, passed away at 1:06 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Rosalie J. Hess

January 3, 1928 - May 4, 2018

MORTON ~ Rosalie Jeanette Hess, 90, of Morton, passed away peacefully at 2:22 am May 4, 2018 at her home with family by her side. Born January 3, 1928, in Des Moines, IA to Guy and Cora Theresa (Davis) Hoopes, she married Charles William “Bill” Hess, Sr. on June 2, 1947  in Des Moines, IA. He was by her side as she went to the Lord. Rosalie is also surviving by her son,...
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Addie Ruth Butler

October 25, 1932 - May 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Addie "Ruth" Butler, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Carole Rodgers

August 12, 1931 - May 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Carole Anise Rodgers, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Born August 12, 1931 in Pekin to Lawrence G. and Azeline (Davis) Bishop, she married Grove Lee Rodgers on September 18, 1955 in Pekin. He died on June 18, 1989 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, William Eugene; brother, James...
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Charles H. Maas

June 15, 1931 - May 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Charles Herman Maas, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Manor Care at Riverview in East Peoria. 
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Lucinda Adams

December 29, 1945 - May 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Lucinda Sue Adams, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.
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Paul W. Viviano

February 2, 1957 - May 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul W. Viviano, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born February 2, 1957 in Pekin to Lawrence and Virginia (Dams) Viviano.  They preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Neil (Chelsea) Viviano of Mapleton; one daughter, Andrea Kay (Mike) Ione Person of Kalamazoo, Michigan and one grandson, Noah...
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Todd Dudra

April 10, 1961 - April 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Todd Anthony Dudra, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home. Born April 10, 1961 in Pekin to Dallas J. and Audrey M. (Berner) Dudra, he married Fatemel “Anna” Khorrami on May 31, 2014 in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are his parents of Pekin; one daughter, Breanna Pack of Pekin; one step-daughter, Eris Movahedi of Chicago; one...
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E. Curtis Franks

June 15, 1953 - April 30, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Elmer Curtis “Curt” Franks, 64, of Green Valley, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home. He was born June 15, 1953 in Peoria to Elmer Albert and Josephine (Curtis) Franks. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sandra Franks and Judith Richard. Surviving are one son, Robert Brian (Amanda) Franks of Lacon; two...
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Terry W. Blair, Sr.

November 13, 1947 - April 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Terry Walker Blair, Sr., 70, of Pekin, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 13, 1947 in Peoria to Edwin Walker and Mina Lois (Barnard) Blair, he married Bettie L. May on March 19, 1990 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Terry (Raquel) Blair, Jr. of Pekin; one daughter, Lorri Blair of Pekin; four...
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Helen Kuntz

March 20, 1935 - April 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Helen Elane Kuntz, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 20, 1935 in Cropsey to Ray V. and Dorothy L. (Watkins) Abbey, she married Dale Kuntz on August 12, 1957 in Cropsey. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Steve Kuntz of Morton, Eric Kuntz of Peoria, AZ and Warren Kuntz of Galesburg and three...
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Edna F. Butler

October 6, 1939 - April 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Edna Fern Butler, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 3:14 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Born October 6, 1939 in St. Elmo to Leroy William and Evelyn (Guthrie) McClary, she married Reese Butler on July 16, 1972 in North Pekin.  He died June 22, 2004.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Robert “Dutch” Arnold;...
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Jeffrey A. Watson

May 1, 1966 - April 28, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Jeffrey Allan Watson, 51, of Jacksonville, passed away at 10:39 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was formerly of South Pekin. He was born May 1, 1966 in Pekin to Darrell Virgil and Mary E. (Gillham) Watson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Elizabeth Watson. Surviving are one brother, Edward Watson of...
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Michael D. Lightbody

January 12, 1978 - April 27, 2018

EDWARDS ~ Michael David “Grub” Lightbody, 40, of Edwards, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Friday April 27, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born January 12, 1978 in Peoria to Ronald and Christina (Collier) Lightbody. Surviving are his parents of Peoria; two sons, Kirkland Lightbody of Peoria and Kamron Lightbody of Ipava; one brother, Jason (Sherry) Lightbody of...
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Charles T. French, Jr.

January 27, 1955 - April 27, 2018

NORRIS ~ Charles Thomas French, Jr. (Butch), Born January 27, 1955 passed away at 10:26 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home in Norris. He was born January 27, 1955 in Peoria to Charles and Joan (Anderson) French, Sr.  On November 4, 1978 he married Victoria Black in North Pekin who survives. Also surviving are one son; Josh French of Edwards; three grandchildren, Nathan, Logan and...
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Johnny V. Armstrong, Jr.

May 21, 1980 - April 27, 2018

PEKIN ~ Johnny Vaughn Armstrong, Jr., 37, of Pekin, passed away at 5:48 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 21, 1980 in Pekin to Johnny Vaughn, Sr. and Debbie (Thornton) Armstrong. Surviving are his father, Johnny Armstrong, Sr. of Pekin; his mother, Debbie Thornton of Pekin; one son, Ethan Armstrong of Pekin; one sister, Leia (Darrick...
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Margaret Eoff

September 4, 1940 - April 26, 2018

WYOMING ~ Margaret Lynne Eoff, 77, of Wyoming, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born September 4, 1940 in Peoria to John R. and Arbell M. (Bowen) Messer, she married the love of her life, Joseph T. Eoff on December 8, 1984 in Galveston, Texas. He died August 18, 2004 in Laredo, Texas. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
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Arleen D. Pisano

July 21, 1928 - April 26, 2018

WASHINGTON ~ Arleen Doris Pisano, 89, of Washington, passed away at 12:22 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. Born July 21, 1928 in Bendon, Michigan to Fred and Jessie (McCuaig) Beaton, she married Joseph Pisano on July 5, 1952 in Traverse City, Michigan.  He died September 27, 2007 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one...
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Sam R. Little

November 3, 1944 - April 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Sam R. Little, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born November 3, 1944 in Rantoul to Paul and Nellie Joan (Foster) Little, he married Vicki Lynn Munge on January 14, 1989 at First Christian Church in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three children, Julie (Joe) Makatura of Lakewood, Colorado, Stephen (Karmen) Little of...
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Patricia Blake

December 15, 1942 - April 26, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Patricia Ann Blake, 75, of South Pekin, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home. Born December 15, 1942 in West Salem to Glenn and Opal (Salusbury) Johnson, she married Leonard “Gene” Blake on July 11, 1975 in South Pekin. He died September 13, 2010 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jeff Blake. Surviving are one...
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Hurshel Frank Ballew

August 12, 1948 - April 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Hurshel Frank Ballew, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 12, 1948 in Robinson to William and Lucinda (Chaney) Ballew, he married Scherrie Lynn Fisk on April 7, 1979 in Pekin.  She died August 19, 2013.  He was also preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are three sons, Michael Worlow...
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Evelyn Ann Miller

June 16, 1949 - April 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Evelyn Ann "Evie" Miller, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Pekin Manor. 
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Charlene J. Hardy

April 24, 1937 - April 23, 2018

WASHINGTON ~ Charlene Joyce Hardy, 80, of Washington, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. Born April 24, 1937 in Princeton to Charles and Charlotte (Petty) Lee, she married David Hardy, Sr. on November 11, 1961 in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Hardy and Michelle (Lee) Tate, both of Washington; one son,...
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Bonnie Lantman

January 3, 1955 - April 23, 2018

PEORIA ~ Bonnie J. Lantman, 63, of Peoria, passed away at 1:16 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born January 3, 1955 in Granite City, she married Ed Lantman on December 6, 1991 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Lori (Nick) Wallace of Marquette Heights and Kim (Chris) Williams of Pekin; two step-sons, Ed Lantman of Gilbert,...
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Clyde L. Cather

April 4, 1933 - April 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Clyde Lewis Cather, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 12:32 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence. Born April 4, 1933 in Macomb to Otis Lee “Jack” and Nora Blanche (Dorethy) Cather, he married Martha J. Bernshausen on July 3, 1955 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Daryl (Debbie Hopper) Cather, Kevin Cather and...
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Anna Rae Zuckweiler Boyer

December 2, 1937 - April 21, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Anna Rae Boyer, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
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Myra Ann Callaway

July 1, 1955 - April 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Myra Ann Callaway, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home. She was born July 1, 1955 in Pekin to Cleatis and Stella Mae (Taylor) Callaway. Surviving are one son, Edward D. (Angela Johnson) Stoehr of South Pekin; one daughter, Angela Littlepage of Pekin; three grandchildren, Schuyler Stoehr of Granite City, Cheyenne Stoehr and Jaxon Stoehr, both of...
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Paulette C. DeLisle

September 16, 1949 - April 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paulette Carol DeLisle, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home. She was born September 16, 1949 to Doris Aileen (Butler) Plourde. Her mother preceded her in death. She also was preceded by her daughter, Shelly Furtado; one sister, Aileen Bernardini and one brother, Robert Bourbeau. Surviving are her daughter, Margie Furtado of Nashua, New Hampshire;...
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Stephen K. Heisel

December 12, 1943 - April 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Stephen K. Heisel, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 12, 1943 in Pekin to Andrew G. and Ruth Katherine (Schreck) Heisel, he married Peggy Starcevich on March 7, 1964 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Lorinda (John Pierce) Heisel of Pekin; one son, Stephen A. Heisel of Pekin...
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Sandra D. Park

April 28, 1964 - April 18, 2018

PEORIA ~ Sandra D. Park, 53, of Peoria, passed away at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born April 28, 1964 in Peoria to Donald and Ruth (Shank) Grazor, she married Marvin Park on September 28, 1987 in Sunnyland.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kristen Moreland of St. Augustine, Florida; two sons, Scott (Toscha) Upchurch of...
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Evelyn M. Mowry

January 2, 1924 - April 18, 2018

GROVELAND ~ Evelyn Margaret Mowry, 94, of Groveland, passed away at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Washington Christian Village. Born January 2, 1924 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania to James Russell and Lavina Taylor (Brumbaugh) Montgomery, she married Walter Lee Mowry on August 25, 1946 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.  He died December 5, 2005 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in...
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James Lyle White

August 31, 1956 - April 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Lyle White, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. Born August 31, 1956 in Pekin to Irma Watson, he married Tammie Cornwell. Surviving are one daughter, Melody (Danny) Freeman of Pekin; two sons, Troy White and Kyle (Stacie) White, both of Pekin; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one...
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Clara D. Murray

April 4, 1939 - April 16, 2018

PEKIN ~ Clara Dean Murray, 79, of Pekin, passed into the arms of Jesus at 3 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Pekin Manor.  She was born April 4, 1939 to Homer Marcus and Lula Victoria Eaves.
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Earl T. Cross

January 4, 1944 - April 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Earl Thomas Cross, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his home. Born January 4, 1944 in Pekin to Harold and Ruth (Wells) Cross, he married Annie Mae Morris in Pekin. They later divorced. Surviving are his son, Kenneth Munson of Tenseness; one daughter, Brenda Munson of Missouri; several grandchildren; one sister, Connie Cross of Pekin; one brother, Harold...
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James L. Campbell, Sr.

January 16, 1942 - April 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ James LeRoy Campbell, Sr., 76, of Pekin, passed away at 5:24 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  Born January 16, 1942 in Gilman to Ellis B. and Leona J. (Pence) Campbell, he married Rosemarie Erika “Rose” Heinz on August 1, 1964 in Long Beach, California.  She died February 2, 2016.  He was also preceded in death...
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Terry McElwain

October 30, 1942 - April 14, 2018

ARKANSAS ~ Terry McElwain, 75, was lifted up to heaven in the arms of his guardian angels after his courageous fight with cancer ended on April 14, 2018. He was formerly of Kewanee. Born October 30, 1942 in Kewanee to Charles and Cecelia (Maxwell) McElwain McElwain. He was preceded death by his parents and four sisters. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Karen (Fahnders); one son,...
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Juanita L. Appleyard

September 21, 1939 - April 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Juanita Lee Appleyard, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 12:42 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 21, 1939 in Wilsonville to Harry Berneal and Virginia Templeton, she married Harold Ernest Appleyard on January 25, 1957 in Tacoma, Washington.  He died September 3, 2004.  She was also preceded in death by her parents,...
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Janet M. Wallin-Saal

December 5, 1959 - April 13, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Janet Marie Wallin-Saal, 58, of North Pekin, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home. Born December 5, 1959 in Pekin to Robert O. and Vivian Mae (Maquet) Wallin, she married Robert Lee Saal on June 18, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surviving are her husband; one sister, Barbara Ann (Bob) Madsen of San Diego, California; one nephew, Walker Robert Madsen; one...
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Wilma J. Hoerr Melton

August 5, 1927 - April 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wilma J. Hoerr Melton, 90, of Brookline Station, Missouri, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born August 5, 1927 in Pekin to Melvin Edward and Mildred Lucille (Bevard) Hoerr, she married William Ellis Melton on December 26, 1970 in Pekin.  He died October 9, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one...
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Benjamin D. Taylor

January 8, 2018 - April 11, 2018

PEORIA ~ Benjamin D. Taylor, 64, of Peoria, passed away at 10:46 a.m. on April 11, 2018 at his home. Born January 8, 1954 in Bloomington to Benjamin D. and Tenner E. (Calloway) Taylor, Sr., he married Phyllis Y. Hunter in 1976 in Peoria.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Andrea M. Taylor of Montgomery, Alabama; one grandson, Andrell M....
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Chad W. McBride

April 11, 1980 - April 11, 2018

BARTONVILLE ~ Chad William McBride, 38, of Bartonville, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Creve Coeur. He was born April 11, 1980 in Peoria to William Laverne and Shelbie Sue (Burgess) McBride. Surviving are his mother, Shelbie Buckner of Creve Coeur; father, Bill McBride of Pekin; two brothers, Joe (Samantha) Buckner of Washington and...
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Tina E. Price

June 4, 1961 - April 11, 2018

HANNA CITY ~ Tina Elaine Price, 56, of Hanna City, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the home of her daughter. 
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Doralene D. Evans

April 23, 1932 - April 11, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Doralene Evans, 85, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  She was formerly of East Peoria. Doralene was born Saturday, April 23, 1932 in the Horse Island community near Mounds, in Greene County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of the late Louis Hershel and Etta Beatrice (England) Coffel....
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Paul Anthony Billingsley, Sr.

November 22, 1951 - April 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul Anthony “Tony” Billingsley, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Saint Francis Woods in Peoria. He was born November 22, 1951 in Nashville, TN to Vader Lee and Maudie Lee (Binkley) Billingsley. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert. Surviving are one son, Cody Sidell of Pekin; four brothers, Howard Billingsley of...
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Carrie Brownfield

August 26, 1957 - April 10, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Carrie Brownfield, 60, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2017 at her home.
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Wayne A. Farrow

April 30, 1978 - April 10, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Wayne Alan “Peewee” Farrow, 39, of East Peoria, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born April 30, 1978 in Peoria to Wayne Albert and Ella Renee (Merry) Farrow, he married Lindsey Dihann Simonson on July 4, 2016 in Hudson.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Renee (Dale Wright) Farrow of...
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Larry L. Massa

February 18, 1959 - April 9, 2018

DANVILLE ~ Larry Lee Massa, 59, of Danville, formerly of Green Valley, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville. He was born February 18, 1959 in Champaign to John and Helen (Nannen) Massa.  They preceded him in death.  Surviving are one sister, Cheryl Benson of Rushville; one niece, Jody Benson; one nephew, Jeff (Taunya Hunt) Benson...
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Mary Jo S. Carney-Nelson

January 18, 1953 - April 9, 2018

DEER CREEK ~ Mary Jo S. Carney-Nelson, 65, of Deer Creek, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at her son’s home in Peoria surrounded by her family. She was born January 18, 1953 in Spring Valley, she was the daughter of Dr. Roy and Elaine (Johnson) Vandenberg.  Her parents preceded her in death along with one son, Ray, at birth. A loving mother and grandmother, she is...
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William Ethridge

January 1, 1951 - April 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ William Ethridge, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health in Pekin. He was born January 1, 1951 in Peoria to Kencil L. and Thelma (Lohr) Ethridge.  His parents; one step-brother and one step-sister preceded him in death. Surviving are one sister, Bonnie Lambert and one step-brother, Ronnie Holiday. William worked as a laborer in...
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Herbert L. Hungate

February 1, 1930 - April 7, 2018

PEKIN ~ Herbert Lee Hungate, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 1, 1930 in Toulon to Hallie H. and Guendolyn (Clark) Hungate, he married Marjorie Mae Harris on October 22, 1954 in McLeansboro. She died January 7, 2000 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob and four sisters,...
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Mack W. Farley

May 14, 1959 - April 7, 2018

PEKIN ~ Mack Farley, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born May 14, 1959 in Chicago to Dewey and Tempie (Farley) Irvin, Mack was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Napoleon and Sallie Farley.  He married Marcene P. Holverson on June 20, 1992 in Pekin.  She survives.  He is greatly missed by his...
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Jeffrey R. Harness

July 28, 1956 - April 7, 2018

TREMONT ~ Jeffrey R. Harness, 61, of Tremont, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at ManorCare at Riverview in East Peoria. He was born July 28, 1956 in Vincennes, Indiana to Ray and Joyce (Hinton) Harness.  They survive. Also surviving are one son, J.R. Harness, II; one sister, Julia (David) Messersmith; one niece, Natalie Messersmith, all of Tremont and one nephew, Zach...
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Garlen V. Jungers

May 11, 1936 - April 6, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Garlen V. Jungers, 81, of North Pekin, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at his home. Born May 11, 1936 in Vienna to Fred M. and Ethel (Willis) Jungers, he married C-Etta Barnard on November 22, 1956 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are four children, David (Pam Schrader) Barnard of Pekin, Darrell (Freda) Barnard of Florence, Alabama, Sheila (James)...
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Violet Timothy

August 6, 1970 - April 6, 2018

PEORIA ~ Violet Timothy, 47, of Peoria, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 in Peoria. She was born August 6, 1970 in Chicago to Horace and Ella (Tuckfield) Tomothy. Cremation has been accordeded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation. Memorials contributions may be given to donor's choice. To express condolences online,...
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Sharon J. Callaway

February 18, 1941 - April 6, 2018

PEKIN ~ Sharon Jean Callaway, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born February 18, 1941 in Pekin to Raymond and Goldie Irene (Hill) White, she married Albert Cleo Callaway on September 23, 1963 in Creve Coeur.  He passed away June 28, 2012 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Sam Marinich, Jr.; one...
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Geneva Harber

August 17, 1957 - April 5, 2018

PEORIA ~ Geneva Harber, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 12:47 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Bonnie J. Woodward

February 5, 1946 - April 4, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Bonnie Jo (Horn) Woodward, 72, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at home.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Barbara M. Williams

July 23, 1965 - April 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Barbara Mae Williams, 52, of Pekin, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Robert D. Schurman, Sr.

March 18, 1943 - April 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Dale Schurman, Sr., 75, of Pekin, passed away at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born March 18, 1943 in Pekin to Clarence and Della Mai (Null) Schurman, he married Wanda Stone on November 12, 1969 in Peoria.  She survives.  Also surviving are four daughters, Debra (Terry) Bohnert of Pekin, Wanda (Spencer) Shanz of...
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J. Lester Stephens

March 7, 1932 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ J. Lester Stephens, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at Amy's Country Manor in Pekin.
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William F. Furrow

February 7, 1932 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ William F. Furrow, Jr., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born February 7, 1932 in Pekin to William and Emma (Volk) Furrow, he married Bonnie M. Harms on October 12, 1951 in Pekin.  She died January 19, 2009 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Surviving are one daughter,...
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Delbert R. Simon

August 7, 1927 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Delbert R. Simon, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Pekin Manor.  He was formerly of Rockford. He was born August 7, 1927 in Burwell, Nebraska to Oscar and Annie (Renneke) Simon. Surviving are three sons, Rick (Debbie) Simon of Pekin, Brett (Brittany) Simon of Deer Park and Scott Simon of Chicago; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one...
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Oscar E. Reaktenwalt

August 12, 1939 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Oscar E. Reaktenwalt, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 3:38 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Bay Medical Emergency Room on the Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida.
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Wilbert N. DeLong

September 4, 1926 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wilbert N. DeLong, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:49 a.m. Monday, April 02, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.
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Janis L. Bickel

October 21, 1944 - April 2, 2018

PEORIA ~ Janis Lee Bickel, 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at her home. She was born October 21, 1944 in Peoria to Thomas and Mary (Freise) Hughes, she married Ronald Dean Bickel on December 9, 1962 in Morton. He died December 3, 2016 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Hughes. Surviving are two sons, Chris (Joann) Bickel...
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Darla J. Camp

June 21, 1942 - April 2, 2018

FARMINGTON ~ Darla Jean Camp, 75, of Farmington, passed away at 9:16 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
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Fae F. Thacker

April 9, 1925 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Fae Ferrel Thacker, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born April 9, 1925 in Halfway, Kentucky to Slaughty M. and Laura (Willoughby) Thacker, he married Pauline B. Gentile on July 5, 1947 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Cheryl (Richard VanAntwerp) Thacker, Bonnie (Greg) Sheppard and...
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Kay M. Cox

December 15, 1935 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Kay Marilyn Cox Vertrees, 82, of Fairfield, passed away at 12:27 p.m. Monday April 2, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin. She was a longtime secretary at Frontier Community College in Fairfield. Kay was a member of the Fairfield First Christian Church.  Kay was born December 15, 1935 in Fairfield to Leland Cox and Vera Lee (Miller) Cox. She was united in marriage...
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Jerry D. Shue

June 27, 1947 - March 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jerry Dean Shue, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Aperion Care Capitol in Springfield. Born June 27, 1947 in Pekin to Elmer and Jesse (Dikes) Shue, he married Linda Smith on August 24, 1985 in Pekin.  She died January 15, 2018 in Peoria.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; one step-grandson, Matthew John Avery in November, 1989 in Pekin...
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Harry J. Wockley, Jr.

September 9, 1933 - March 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Harry Joseph Wockley, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 2:57 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 9, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA to William H. and Grace Anna (Sye) Wockley, he married Margaret Mae Baehr on September 17, 1955 in Pittsburgh, PA. She survives. Also surviving are one son, David M. (Cheri) Wockley of Pekin; one grandson, Joel M.L....
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Raymond E. Holmes, Sr.

February 2, 1950 - March 30, 2018

PEORIA ~ Raymond E. Holmes, 68, of Peoria, went to be with his Lord at 3:59 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Also surviving are his parents, Ron and Gloria Southey of Peoria; two daughters, Dawn Holmes of Peoria and Tracey Selby of Greeneville, SC; 13 grandchildren, Tyler and Daniel Massengill, Brianna, Abigail, Rachel, Hanah, Josiah, Levi, Faith, Nathan...
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Powell J. Hughes

September 22, 1926 - March 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Powell J. Hughes, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. Born September 22, 1926 in Pekin to Powell Barlow and Iva Pearl (Belk) Hughes, he married Shirley Jeanne Wolf in Pekin. They later divorced. Surviving are one son, Richard (Paula) Kohtz of Maineville, OH and several cousins, among them are Thelma Mathisen of New London, WI, Margaret Alexander...
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Julie A. Huls

June 20, 1948 - March 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Julie Anne Huls, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin in Pekin. Born June 20, 1948 in Spring Valley to Frank and Loretta (Lerch) Venardi, she married William Huls on June 14, 1969 in Arlington, IL.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Matt (Kathleen) Huls of Pekin and Marc Huls of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren, Tony...
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Randal Lester Carter

May 18, 1962 - March 29, 2018

MANITO ~ Randal Kenneth “Randy” Carter, 55, of Manito passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. Born May 18, 1962 in Pekin to Kenneth L. and Carol J. (Nelson) Carter, he married Kathleen M. Deal in Pekin.  He later married Linda Harvey on July 23, 1994 in Spring Lake.  She survives.  Also surviving are his mother and step-father, Carol and Pete...
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Grace R. Reeves

December 12, 1933 - March 28, 2018

PEORIA ~ Grace Reeves, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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