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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

Robert E. Reber

November 29, 1930 - November 24, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Robert E. Reber, 86, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:59 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Maureen J. Bushong

October 11, 1936 - November 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Maureen Joan Bushong, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 6:31 a.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born October 11, 1936 in Pekin to August and Cecile (Everett) Wendland, she married Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Bushong. He died October 31, 1991 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Travis Martinez and two sisters, Pat Tutwiler and Winifred...
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Mark L. Sours

August 2, 1967 - November 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mark Lyn Sours, 50, of Pekin, passed away at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 2, 1967 in Pekin to Donald Larry and Yolanda “Loni” (Maquet) Sours, he married Linda Watson on March 7, 1998 in Pekin. Surviving are one daughter, Natalie Sours of Pekin; one son, Brandon Prang of Bartonville; one brother, Dirk Sours...
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Jackie R. Garner

October 29, 1949 - November 22, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jackie R. Garner, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at her home. Born October 29, 1949 in Peoria to Ray and Agnes (Hornsby) Hurt, she married Cleatius Garner on April 19, 1991 in East Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jackie “Sis” Hammer of Peoria and Agnes “Lulu” Garner of Elmwood; one son, Cleatius ...
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Shirley Wade

June 3, 1934 - November 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ Shirley Ann Wade, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born June 3, 1934 in Pekin to Charles and Anna (Schmidt) Davis, she married Stanley Wade on September 3, 1965 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Rae Wade of Manitou Springs, Colorado; one step-son, Troy (Judy) Wade of...
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Russel R. Robards

January 16, 1942 - November 20, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Russel Raymond “Russ” Robards, 75, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:18 p.m. Monday November 20, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born January 16, 1942 in Wheeler, IL to Harry and Opal (Lytle) Robards, he married Sheila Kralman on November 26, 1966 in Effingham.  They were married one week short of 51 years.  She survives. ...
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Fonzie Rayburn

November 15, 1956 - November 20, 2017

CANTON ~ Fonzie Rayburn, 61, of Canton, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at his residence.
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Kenneth W. Ahten, Sr.

March 27, 1939 - November 18, 2017

HOPEDALE ~ Kenneth William Ahten, Sr., 78, of Hopedale, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born March 27, 1939 in Peoria to William and Martha (Lescher) Ahten, he married Margaret Marie Spracklen on July 2, 1967 in Pekin.  She died December 30, 2005 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald...
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Bobby W. Gore

May 19, 1932 - November 17, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Bobby Wayne Gore, 85, of Morton, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton.  He was formerly of Glasford. Born May 19, 1932 in Cypress to John Wayne and Mary Agnes (Henard) Gore, he married Lorene Mae Tomevi on May 20, 1951 in Glasford.  She died August 6, 1980.  He later married Elizabeth Barker on October 23,...
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Cora F. Belk

April 25, 1940 - November 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Cora F. Belk, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at her residence.
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William J. Meyer

January 25, 1937 - November 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ William Joseph “Bill” Meyer, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.
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Gary D. Simpson

May 8, 1961 - November 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gary Dean Simpson, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home. Born May 8, 1961 in Pekin to Loyd T. and Viva (Harper) Simpson, he married Anna M. “Missy” Pearce on October 11, 2006 in Monticello, Kentucky.  She survives. Also surviving are his son, Derek (Libby) Simpson of Tampa, Florida; his bonus children, Kiersten Barron of Des...
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Tina Crooks

February 22, 1965 - November 14, 2017

PEORIA ~ Tina Denise Crooks, 52, of Peoria, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home. She was born February 22, 1965 in Peoria to Clarence and Pearlie Mae (Jackson) Crooks, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Montray Crooks and one sister, Linette Crooks. Tina is survived by four siblings, Woodrow (Agnes) Crooks, Derek Crooks, Clarence Crooks and...
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Harold Lewis

July 23, 1930 - November 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Harold Hover Lewis, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center – Riverview in East Peoria. Born July 23, 1930 in Rolla, MO to Robert H. and Carrie Belle (Beddoe) Lewis, he married Linda Lou Boyer on April 18, 1954 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Ann (Dan) Lyle of Normal; one son, Robert David ...
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Lena E. Rapp

January 1, 1922 - November 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lena E. Rapp, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born January 1, 1922 in Pekin to Henry and Annetta (Weber) Rapp.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by one sister and one niece, Donna Glenn, whom she helped raise. Lena was a housekeeper until 1954 when she went to...
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Jackie D. Creech, Jr.

September 7, 1963 - November 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jackie D. Creech, Jr., 54, of Pekin, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Pekin. Born September 7, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Jack D., Sr. and Wilma (Cornett) Creech, he married his high school sweetheart, Kimberly J. Gregory, on January 17, 1981 at McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are his parents of North Pekin; one...
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Donald Ray McKnight

November 19, 1956 - November 10, 2017

PEORIA ~ Donald Ray "Dee" McKnight, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 in Peoria.
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Donald McKnight

November 19, 1956 - November 10, 2017

PEORIA ~ Donald McKnight, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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James A. Strahota

February 4, 1964 - November 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ James A. Strahota, 53, of Pekin, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 
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Phyllis A. Morsch

November 3, 1935 - November 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Ann Morsch, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 4:39 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 3, 1935 in Peoria to Gerald Lee and Amelia M. (Rockett) Allen, she married Nick Robert Morsch on September 4, 1954 in North Pekin.  He died August 14, 2001.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mark Morsch; son...
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Brenda L. Schwinn

January 11, 1965 - November 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Brenda Lynn Schwinn, 52, of Pekin, passed away at 10:51 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at her home. Born January 11, 1965 in Peoria to Thomas J. and Darlene (Chaney) Orrick II, she married Edward Schwinn on August 27, 1995 in Pekin.  He survives.   Also surviving are one son, Connor Schwinn of Pekin; one brother, Doug (Kelly) Orrick of Pekin; one niece and several nephews....
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Glenda Lowder

May 19, 1937 - November 8, 2017

  BARTONVILLE ~ Glenda Fay Lowder, 80, of Bartonville, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Pekin.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born May 19, 1937 in Clinton to William and Ruth (Martin) Gregory, she married Frank Lowder.  He survives. Also surviving are her five children, Randy Garmann of Pekin, Kerry (Kathy) Garmann of Sunnyland, Loni (Kevin) Hieser of...
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Linda G. McBride

May 18, 1948 - November 7, 2017

PEORIA ~ Linda G. McBride, 69, of Peoria, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Stella M. Menne

February 19, 1940 - November 7, 2017

PEKIN ~ Stella Mae Menne, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her home.
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Wilma Vogel

December 24, 1929 - November 6, 2017

MANITO ~ Wilma Vogel, 87, of Manito, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born December 24, 1929 in Pekin to H. Lee and Oreata (Maus) Davis, she married Ernest A. Vogel on November 7, 1948 in Pekin.  He died July 6, 1994 in Manito.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Joshua Bernshausen and one sister, Norma Von...
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Curtis L. Latham

February 28, 1964 - November 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Curtis Lee Latham, 53, of Peoria, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1964 in Maricopa County, Arizona to Vernon Coy and Blanche Elizabeth (Price) Latham. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Robert J. Thornhill

March 16, 1994 - November 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robert James Thornhill, 23, of Pekin, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home. He was born March 16, 1994 in Peoria.  Surviving are his mother, Stephanie (Thurmond) Thornhill of Pekin; Bob Stith who helped raise him; wife, Kortnie Nelson of Pekin; one daughter, Preslie Thornhill of Pekin; one brother, Terry Harms of Pekin; two sisters, Shealynn (Jon) Schoon and...
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Cindi J. Flannery

March 6, 1957 - November 4, 2017

PEORIA ~ Cindi Jo Flannery, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the emergency room at Unity Point Health – Proctor in Peoria. She was born March 6, 1957 in Peoria to Lloyd Florent and Dorothy Lee (Willock) Bastien.  Her father preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Katherine Flannery of Peoria; one son, Michael Flannery of Peoria; her...
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Shirley H. Paris

June 7, 1933 - November 4, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Shirley Norine Paris, 84, of East Peoria and Forsyth, MO, passed away at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 7, 1933 in Peoria to Harold and Willa (James) Hewitt, she married Orval Paris on February 13, 1955 in Peoria.  He survives.   Also surviving are five daughters, Kathi Lehman of Eureka, Nancy (Bob) Dunaway of...
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Michael J. Bollegar

March 15, 1953 - November 3, 2017

BELLEVUE ~ Michael J. Bollegar, 64 of Bellevue, passed away at 9:54 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born March 15, 1953 in Pekin to William and Stella (Burch) Bollegar, he married Alice Morris in February of 1979 in Manito. Surviving are two sons, Will (Naomi) Bollegar of Bellevue and Joshua (Katie) Bollegar of Forest City; two daughters, Vanessa...
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JoAnn D. Schelly

March 27, 1930 - November 3, 2017

PEORIA ~ JoAnn Drew Schelly, 87, of Peoria, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 27, 1930 in Chicago to Lester and Susan (Brakey) Drew, she married Dr. Robert Schelly on May 10, 1949 in Chicago.  He died August 3, 2008 in Peoria.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter, Suzanne Hopkins on August 15,...
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Ashton Michael Ray Schuck

October 11, 2017 - November 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ashton Michael Ray Schuck, 22 days, of Pekin, passed away at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin in the Emergency Room. Ashton was born October 11, 2017 in Pekin to Sandra Kay Schuck and Dylan Ky Hartwell. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; one sister, Ally Marie Hartwell Schuck of Pekin; his grandparents, Jonathon & Erica Schuck, Melissa Hartwell...
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Patrick J. Hauck

September 2, 1976 - November 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Patrick James Hauck, 41, of Pekin, passed away at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Peoria. He was born September 2, 1976 in Pekin to Paul and Cathy (Roach) Hauck.  Surviving are his mother, Cathy Hauck of Pekin; his father, Paul Hauck of Pekin; one sister, Lisa (Brian) Lee of Washington; his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Roach of Pekin; one half-sister, Kimberlyn Schech of...
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Gustave DuPage, Jr.

January 8, 1928 - November 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gustave “Gus” DuPage, Jr., 89, of Pekin, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care Center in Pekin. Born January 8, 1928 in Tovey to Gustave, Sr. and Irene (Baillieu) DuPage, he married Verna Fels. Surviving are his three children, Brad (Nery) DuPage, Michelle Tilstra, and Troy DuPage, all of Pekin; six grandchildren, Brooke ...
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Betty J. Moses

May 16, 1926 - November 1, 2017

Pekin ~ Betty J. Moses, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Born May 16, 1926 in Malone Township, Tazewell County to Elmer and Hazel M. (Harms) Crawford, she married Charles K. Moses on June 22, 1944 in Boise, Idaho.  He passed away on September 24, 1995 in Morton, IL.  She was also preceded in death by her...
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Dean D. Gibbs

February 22, 1931 - November 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dean D. Gibbs, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home. Born February 22, 1931 in Wayne County, Iowa to Clarence and Wilda (Walmer) Gibbs, he married Helen McCune on January 13, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was happily married for 66 years.  She survives.   Also surviving are one son, Douglas D. (Claudia) Gibbs of Lincoln, Nebraska...
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Michael G. Jakoby III

December 30, 1937 - November 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael George Jakoby, III, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. Born December 30, 1937 in Peoria to Michael George and Doretta Johanna (Sutton) Jakoby, Jr., he married Ida Louise Neavear on January 9, 1965 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Michael (Susan) Jakoby, IV of...
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Erva Logan

November 29, 1940 - October 31, 2017

MANITO ~ Erva Jean Logan, 76, of Manito, passed away at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born November 29, 1940 in Monmouth to Creed Dewey and Olive Evelyn (Ross) Roark, she married Michael D. Logan on June 6, 1970. He died February 26, 2007 in St. Louis, MO. She was also preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. Surviving are three sons, Joseph Roark...
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Cheryl Schmitt

October 31, 1938 - October 30, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Cheryl Anne Schmitt, 78, of Glasford, passed away at 7:58 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born October 31, 1938 in Beardstown to Gerald and Martha Maxcine (Stone) Woods, she married Willard J. Schmitt on January 16, 1960 in Glasford. He died May 22, 2017 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Darlene...
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Charles Carlock

January 11, 1938 - October 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles E. Carlock, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 8:26 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2917 at his home.
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Xoie Wright

October 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017

WEST PEORIA ~ Xoie Lynn Marie Savonne Wright, infant daughter of Jailey Wright and Joseph Clark was stillborn at 7:15 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Xoie is survived by her mother of West Peoria; her father of Peoria; maternal grandmother, Margery Wright of West Peoria; three aunts, Jelise Wright and Jocelynn Wright, both of West Peoria and Caressa...
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Richard L. Sloneker

November 8, 1928 - October 27, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Richard Lee “Dick” Sloneker, 88, of South Pekin, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home. Born November 8, 1928 in Congerville to Herbert and Elsie (Irons) Sloneker, he married Donna Lee Gent on November 27, 1948 in Pekin.  She died May 27, 1996.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Christopher Gossage; one brother...
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Josef M. Bloomberg

May 21, 1957 - October 26, 2017

NORMAL ~ Josef Michael Bloomberg, 60, of Normal, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Thursday October 26, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born May 21, 1957 in Kewanee to James and JoAnn (Carlson) Bloomberg, he married Suzanne Sauers on March 15, 1977 in Ottawa, they later divorced.  After his father’s death in 1959, he was adopted and raised by John Williams.  He was...
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Carmen M. Null

August 12, 1933 - October 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carmen Marie Null, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 2:57 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
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Grace E. Stovall

November 28, 1941 - October 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Grace Stovall, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Per Grace's wishes, there will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Patricia L. Miller

October 26, 1955 - October 23, 2017

LOGAN COUNTY ~ Patricia Lynn Miller, 61, of Logan County, went to be with Jesus at 11:56 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at her home after a seven- year battle with cancer. Born October 26, 1955 in Pekin to Don and Ruth (McClary) Durbin, she married Robert B. Miller on March 31, 1972 in North Pekin. Patricia is survived by her husband of 45 years; her parents of Pekin; two daughters, Angela ...
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Alfred Abbott

September 20, 1949 - October 21, 2017

WEST PEORIA ~ Alfred Dewey Abbott, 68, of West Peoria, passed away at 7:29 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home. He was born September 20, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia to Dewey and Anna Mae (Hilton) Abbott. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Anna Mae De Lasso of North Pekin and one brother, Scott Foust of North Pekin. Alfred was a Vietnam Veteran of the...
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Sandra S. Davis

July 8, 1944 - October 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sandra Sue “Sandy” Davis, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at her home. Born July 8, 1944 in Hillsboro to John and Ida Louise (Tobermann) Boyd, she married Wayne M. Davis on August 12, 1967 in Vandalia.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Steve (Lisa) Davis of Spring Lake; two grandsons, Zachary Davis of Portland, OR and Coleman Davis...
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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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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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