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PEKIN ~ Ted Wallace Beever, 37, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born June 26, 1979 in Peoria to Ted Wallace and Charlene A. (Monroe) Beever.

Surviving are his mother, Charlene Cottingham of Creve Coeur; father and step-mother, Ted and Jeri Beever of Pekin; two daughters, Sierra D. Beever of Pekin and Kayleigh M. Beever of Florida; one son, Damien L. Beever of Florida; one granddaughter, Aubrielle Nealey of Pekin; paternal grandparents, Bob and Ronda Davis of Pekin;step-grandmother, Marilyn Beever of Pekin; great-grandmother, Nelda Martin of Pekin; three sisters, Janelle (Jesse Johnson) Davis and Erin Beever, both of Pekin and Kimberly A. (Skyler) Flowers of Toulon; one step-brother, Ronald D. Rippey III of Cuba and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, David Cottingham; grandfather, Ronald R. Beever, Sr.; grandmother, Unice; great-grandparents, Theodore and Helen Beever and one uncle.

Ted worked for KM Services at Powerton in Pekin.

He enjoyed painting, drawing and tinkering with anything, even when he couldn’t put it back together.

Ted was a dedicated hardworking man, always looking for the positive side of everything. He has many friends and family who loved him dearly and will be greatly missed.

His visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services. Cremation will be accorded following visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to Redbrand Credit Union for an educational fund established for his granddaughter at 2910 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com