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PEKIN ~ Diana L. Hoyle, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center at Riverview in East Peoria.

Born April 21, 1958 in Pekin to Eugene and Marilyn (Blackburn) Hilst, she married David Hoyle in 1974 in Pekin.  He preceded her in death.  She also was preceded in death by her father and two brothers.

Surviving are her mother, Marilyn Beever of Pekin; two sons, Boe Murphy of Creve Coeur and Jimmy Johnson of Pekin; two daughters, Mandy Dronenberg of Peoria and Desiree (Jared) Justice of Buckeye, Arizona; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Ronald (Toni) Hilst, Steven Lee Hilst and Ed Hilst, all of Pekin; and one sister, Sandy Hilst of Osage Beach, Missouri.

Diana was a member of the Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.

A homemaker, Diana had worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant. 

Diana loved spending time with friends and family.  She also enjoyed cooking, shopping and going on motorcycle rides.

Her memorial visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no service.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazwood Center for Wellness, 3248 Vandever Avenue, Pekin, IL 61554.

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