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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

Darrell L. Carrington

August 10, 1943 - November 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Darrell L. Carrington, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born August 10, 1943 in Peoria to Benny L. and Eva Faye (Mayhew) Carrington, he married Bonnie Kay (Lawson) Robinson on May 21, 1994 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Rebecca (Randy) Beavers of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two...
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Sandy Cross

July 22, 1943 - November 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Sandra P. “Sandy” Cross, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her home. Born July 22, 1943 in Galesburg to Samuel and Shirley (Wright) Story, she married Ronald L. “Buck” Cross on September 3, 1958 in Lincoln. He died February 10, 2007 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Ronald Cross and Lowell Cross...
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Valdas Petty

January 12, 1954 - November 3, 2020

PEORIA ~ Valdas “Ben” Petty, 66, of Peoria, passed away peacefully November 3, 2020 in Peoria with his loving wife by his side. Ben was born to Roosevelt and Chiyoko (Ajiro) Petty on January 12, 1954 in Peoria. They preceded him in death. He married the love of his life Trina (Dorris) Tolbert, on December 13, 2014. She survives. He is survived by his four sons,...
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Susan M. Noel

June 7, 1950 - November 3, 2020

PEORIA ~ Mrs. Mike A. Noel “Sue”, 70, of Peoria, passed away into the arms of her Lord at 6:12 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria. Born June 7, 1950 in Peoria to Everett and LeAnn (Wells) Scales, she married Michael A. Noel on November 9, 1968 in Palmyra, Missouri. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Laura (Kevin) Noel-Lowe of West Peoria;...
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Sandra Black

March 16, 1941 - November 2, 2020

PEORIA ~ Sandra “ Sandy” F. Black, 79, of  Creve Coeur, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 16, 1941 in Morrison to Harry and Leola (Grosenbach) Dodson. She married James Black. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son Tim Black. Surviving are her daughter Lyn (James)...
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Nancy J. Nannen

May 4, 1941 - November 2, 2020

PEKIN ~ Nancy Jo Nannen, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 3:18 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2020 at Mason City Area Nursing Home. Born May 4, 1941 in Bloomington to Fred and Blanche (Armstrong) Utech, she married Dale Frederick Nannen on June 14, 1959 in Emden. He died January 18, 1983 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Lisa Marie Nannen. Surviving are one son,...
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James E. Modglin

July 15, 1942 - November 1, 2020

MAPLETON ~ James Edmund Modglin, 78, of Mapleton, passed away at 4:01 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born July 15, 1942 in Metropolis to Rev. Abraham and Fredonia (Brinnen) Modglin, he married Joyce Sue Newberry on September 30, 1972 in Bartonville. She survives. Also surviving are three stepchildren, Bill Gentil of Pekin, Michell Palazzo of...
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Faron M. Neville

March 31, 1985 - October 31, 2020

GALESBURG ~ Faron Michael Neville, 35, of Galesburg, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born March 31, 1985 in Flint, Michigan to Faron Alan and Robin Lynne (Messmore-Martin) Neville. They survive. Also surviving are one daughter, two sons; four sisters, Jessica O’Connell, Amanda Scott, Manda Nicolai, Tabitha Martin;...
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James Berry, Sr.

October 30, 1935 - October 31, 2020

MANITO ~ James “Jim” Robert Berry, Sr., 85, of Manito, passed away at 11:24 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020 at his home. Born October 30, 1935 in Claremont to Ralph and Eclissa (Oakes) Berry, he married Mary Burrell on July 6, 1957 in Palmyra. She survives. Also surviving are four children, Donna (Perry) Brantley of Pekin, James Berry, Jr. of Catoosa, Oklahoma, Diane (Bryan) Kolb of...
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Hilda M. Ahten

July 24, 1927 - October 31, 2020

PEKIN ~ Hilda Marie Ahten, 93, of Pekin, passed to her Heavenly home at 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2020 at the home of her niece in Pekin. Born July 24, 1927 in Spring Lake Township, Tazewell County to Levi and Lena Marie (Guengerich) Staker, she married William P. Ahten on August 2, 1948 in Bloomington. He died December 29, 1994 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one...
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Donna L. Aldrich

July 14, 1946 - October 29, 2020

MAPLETON ~ Donna Lynn Aldrich, 74, of Mapleton, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. Born July 14, 1946 in Honaker, Virginia to Eugene and Virginia (Russ) Ball. She married the love of her life Fred Daniel “Dan” Aldrich on August 24, 1972 in Ocean Springs Mississippi. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn Adams of Lewisville, Texas, Deborah...
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Linda S. Potts

August 19, 1946 - October 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Linda Sue Potts, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. Born August 19, 1946 in Pekin to Gaston Bus and Millie Emily (Carpenter) Tassart, she leaves Kevin Trent Strickland, her significant other of over 30 years. Also surviving are one daughter, Terra Cranwill of Pekin; two sons, Ricky (Frankie) Van Nattan of Pekin and Shawn Potts of Marquette...
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Charles H. Renner

September 25, 1945 - October 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Charles H. “Chic” Renner, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at his home. Born September 25, 1945 in Pekin to Henry Charles and Gertrude Marie (Nanninga) Renner, he married Sue A. Bragg on December 28, 1972 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are four children, Brad (Nicki) Renner of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Darin (Maria) Renner of...
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Dierdre A. Wicker

May 15, 1949 - October 28, 2020

MORTON ~ Dierdre Ann Wicker, 71, of Morton, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at home. Born May 15, 1949 in Springfield to Richard and Anna Maxine (Shaw) Fair, she married Neil O. Wicker on April 4, 2002 in Las Vegas. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Haas of Elizabeth, Colorado; one son, Jeremy Haas of Las Vegas; one stepson, Steven (Andrea) Wicker of...
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Robert Thompson

July 16, 1948 - October 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Robert “Bob” Roy Thompson, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at his home. Born July 16, 1948 in Fort Benning, Georgia to Nathan and Florence (Rutter) Thompson. He married Theresa “Tess” Bianchi in August 1975, they later divorced. He then married Susan Foster in June of 1990 in Pekin. She died in December 1997. He was also...
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Leslie Bouris

March 16, 1954 - October 26, 2020

PEORIA ~ Leslie Dee (Haas) Bouris, 66, of Peoria, passed away at 8:24 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born March 16, 1954 in Pekin to Lester W. and Dolores (Saylor) Haas. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Laurie E. Haas of Pekin. A 1972 graduate of Pekin Community High School, Leslie was also a graduate of the...
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Imogene L. Broccardo

October 4, 1928 - October 26, 2020

HOPEDALE- Imogene Lee (Riley) Broccardo, 92, died peacefully in her sleep at Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale, Illinois. She was born on October 4, 1928, in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Howard H. Riley, Sr., and Jane Elizabeth (Gibson) Riley. Imogene married Marcel Broccardo on December 23, 1947. They celebrated 42 years of marriage until his death on November 22, 1989. She was...
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Daniel J. Lee

March 7, 1948 - October 26, 2020

PEKIN ~ Daniel Joseph Lee, 72, of Pekin, passed away and transitioned from this world at 5:10 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. He was born March 7, 1948 in Pekin to Howard and Mary (Crull) Lee. His parents preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Shannon Rodriguez; one brother, Michael Lee and one sister, Lynn Andrews....
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Arda L. DeBoer

March 14, 1935 - October 25, 2020

PEKIN ~ Arda L. DeBoer, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. Born March 14, 1935 in Pekin to Oran “Curly” and Ethel Beatrice (McCoy) Miller, she married Richard Victor DeBoer on April 12, 1990 in Pekin. He died February 3, 1993 in Iowa City, Iowa. Her parents also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Kevin (Becky)...
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Martin H. Eitenmiller

January 15, 1922 - October 25, 2020

PEKIN ~ Martin H. Eitenmiller, 98, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born January 15, 1922 in Pekin to Henry and Florence (Heilman) Eitenmiller, he married Arlene J. Sherrill on October 28, 1945 in Pekin. She died July 5, 2000 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Vernon Eitenmiller, and...
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Tommy J. Brewer

October 10, 1953 - October 25, 2020

TREMONT ~ Tommy Joe Brewer, 67, of Tremont, passed away at 7:16 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born October 10, 1953 in Peoria to John and Evalyn (Olive) Brewer. They preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Brewer; three daughters, Amy (John) Matthews, Kristen Peters, and Kari (Cecil) Way; nine grandchildren; nine great...
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Chieko T. Brown

June 4, 1930 - October 24, 2020

PEKIN ~ Chieko Brown, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at her home. Born June 4, 1930 in Miyazaki-ken, Japan to Naokishi and Sakae (Kawasaki) Todaka, she married James Edward Brown on December 21, 1953 in Fukuoka, Japan.  He died February 28, 2018.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and six sisters. Surviving are two sons, Steve...
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William Lasley II

June 6, 1958 - October 22, 2020

PEKIN ~ William “Bill” Leroy “Ickabod” Lasley, II, 62 of Pekin, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born June 6, 1958 in Pekin to William Leroy and Catherine Louise (Clark) Lasley, he married Lydia Lee on October 12, 1977 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, April (Joe) Wright of Pekin; one son,...
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Patty Simpson

December 30, 1955 - October 22, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Patty L. Simpson, 64, of North Pekin, passed away at 12:28 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at her home. Born December 30, 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Joseph and Betty (Holse) Conover, she married Donald W. Simpson on May 17, 1974 in Indiana. He died April 23, 2017 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son; one daughter; one brother and three sisters....
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Johnette Collins

September 30, 1955 - October 21, 2020

DELAVAN ~ Johnette “JC” L. Collins, 65, of Delavan, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her home. Born September 30, 1955 in Pekin to John W. Collins and Mary (Irving) Hoheimer. She was preceded in death by her mother and brother John W. Collins, Jr. Surviving are her father John (Molly) Collins; two daughters, Kaeli (Dustin) McIntire of Delavan, Aubri McIntire of...
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Robert N. Pulis

September 15, 1936 - October 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Robert N. Pulis, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care in Pekin. Born September 15, 1936 in Hannibal, Missouri to Jim Andy and Ora Letha (Woodson) Pulis, he married Iva A. Gisi on January 25, 1986 in Pekin.  She died October 12, 2017 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one stepdaughter,...
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Justin Pence

April 27, 1979 - October 20, 2020

MAPLETON ~ Justin Michael Pence, 41, of Mapleton, passed away at 1:38 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born April 27, 1979 in Sycamore to Steven and Candace (Helin) Pence, he married Cara Lanan on October 17, 2009 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are his parents of Millbrook; two children, Carstin and Calyn Pence, both of Mapleton; one sibling,...
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Barbara A. Dober

September 16, 1957 - October 19, 2020

PEKIN ~ Barbara Allen Dober, 63, of Pekin passed away on October 19, 2020 at 2:50 p.m. at UnityPoint Health- Methodist in Peoria. She was born September 16, 1957 in Peoria to Norman Dale and Ruby (Davis) Dober. She was preceded in death by her parents.  Surviving are one sister, Dora Dober of Pekin; one nephew, Anthony Dober of Pekin and one great-nephew, Nathan Dale Dober of Pekin. She...
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Alice C. Drowns

June 22, 1939 - October 19, 2020

PEKIN ~ Alice Carol Drowns, 81, of Pekin passed away on October 19, 2020 at 9:27 a.m. at Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin. Born June 22, 1939 in Hamburg Illinois to Howard and Mae (Downs) Crader. She first married Raymond Holzwarth in 1957 in Hamburg Illinois he passed away on October 29, 1993. She then went on to marry Wesley M Drowns on April 21, 1995 in Pekin he passed away on May 3, 2019....
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Nicholas D. King

October 22, 1985 - October 18, 2020

~ PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE OF SERVICES FOR NICHOLAS KING ~ PEKIN ~ Nicholas Davis King, 34, of Pekin passed away on October 18, 2020 at 5:49 p.m. at UnityPoint-Health Pekin. Born October 22, 1985 in Cedar Rapids Iowa to John and Laura (Wilson) King. He married Amanda Randall on July 28, 2007 in Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Amanda; his son, Easton; daughters, Emerson and...
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Alice M. Hudson

November 26, 1930 - October 18, 2020

PEKIN ~ Alice M. Hudson, 89, of Pekin, Illinois, and formerly of The Villages, Florida and Wee-Ma-Tuk, Cuba, Illinois, died on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 12:50 p.m., at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. Born November 26, 1930 in Mattoon, Illinois to Kenneth and Lessel A. (Funkler) Nelms, she married Charles E. Hudson on February 27, 1949, at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church...
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Kenneth J. Fanning

October 9, 1924 - October 17, 2020

PEKIN-Kenneth “Kenny” Jack Fanning, 96, of Pekin, passed away on Saturday October 17, 2020 at Lakeside Rehab and Healthcare in East Peoria. Born October 9, 1924, in Chicago to Jack and Winnifred Fanning. They preceded him in death. He married LaVerne Mabel Knox on July 19, 1952, in Chicago. She passed away on March 8, 2010. Surviving are his two sons: Jonathan (Donna) Fanning of Dyer...
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Vicki J. Holmes

July 17, 1951 - October 17, 2020

PEKIN ~ Vicki Jane Holmes, 69, of Pekin passed away at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at her home. She was born July 17, 1951 in Pekin to Edward and Juanita (Ingram) Forsythe. Her parents preceded her in death. She married the love of her life, John Holmes on April 4, 1970. He survives. They renewed their vows last week October 15, 2020. Also surviving are one son, Troy (Nikki) Holmes of...
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Steven W. Robison

February 11, 1965 - October 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Steven Wayne Robison, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. Born February 11, 1965 in Torrance, California, he was the son of Mike and Sandra (De’Jarnett) Robison. He married Rebecca Fay “Becky” Berry on February 17, 1990 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Sandra Robison of East...
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Todd A. Phillips

October 21, 1964 - October 16, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Todd Allen Phillips, 56, of  East Peoria, passed away at 1:52 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at his home. He was born on October 21, 1964 in Peoria to Donald and Doris (Severns) Phillips. His father preceded him in death.    Surviving are his mother, Doris Phillips of Germantown Hills; two sons, Toby (Andrea) Phillips of Germantown Hills, Mills Johnson of East Peoria;...
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Judith Marie Basco

September 27, 1945 - October 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Judith Marie Basco, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at her home. Born September 27, 1945 in Peoria to Urban and Lucille (Newton) Waskowski, she married Thomas E. “Tom” Basco on November 22, 1969 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Brigette (Dan) Sullivan and Korissa (John) Burns, both of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Zachary...
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Florence A. Bruninga

October 4, 1932 - October 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Florence A. Bruninga, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Villas of Hollybrook in Pekin. Born October 4, 1932 in Morgan County to Carl A. and Alice (Fanning) Rawlings, she married Thomas O. Evans on August 26, 1953 in Bloomington. He died September 17, 1999. She later married Harold O. Bruninga on October 5, 2002. He died October 8, 2018. She also...
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Darla M. Tieszen

August 9, 1966 - October 14, 2020

GLASFORD ~ Darla Marie Tieszen, 54, of Glasford passed away on October 14, 2020 at 8:26 a.m. at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born August 9, 1966 in Peoria to Duane and Alberta Noel (Bailey) Goetze, she married the love of her life Jeff Tieszen on January 4, 1991. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Hope (Josh) Moore of Florida; one son, Benjamin Tieszen of Glasford; father...
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C. Robert Barnes

September 2, 1939 - October 13, 2020

PEKIN ~ Charles Robert “Bob” Barnes, 81, of Pekin passed away at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. Bob was born on September 2, 1939, in Peoria, to Charles and Amelia (Shane) Barnes. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two siblings, Mary Balcom and James Barnes. Surviving are one daughter, Lisa (James...
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Russell W. Lorentz II

January 30, 1936 - October 13, 2020

PEKIN ~ Russell Wilson Lorentz, II, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home. Born January 30, 1936 in Peoria to Russell Wilson and Lucille Viola (Giroux) Lorentz, he married Mary Louise Elzer on February 27, 1955 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Dennis W. (Teri) Lorentz of Pekin; one daughter, Denise A. (Earnie) Hawn of Metamora; five...
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Donna K. Meyer

November 18, 1962 - October 12, 2020

PEORIA ~ Donna Kay Meyer, 57, of Peoria, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 in UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. She was born on November 18, 1962 in Peoria to Larry and Wilma (Gibson) Smith. She married David Tucker. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her mother. Surviving are her father, Larry (Jan) Smith of Bloomington; one son, Brad (Tasha...
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Richard D. Hopkins

April 22, 1944 - October 11, 2020

PEKIN ~ Richard Dale Hopkins, 76, of Pekin passed away on October 11, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. at his residence. Born April 22, 1944 in Pekin to Charles Henry and Edna Mae (Church) Hopkins. Surviving are two daughters, Sheri Hopkins, Angela (Butch) Dowds; one son, Richard (Natasha) Hopkins Jr.; eight grandchildren, Jacob, Cody, Calie, Candace, Nicki, Haley, Mckenzie, Payton; 20 great-grandchildren;...
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Perry G. Lee

April 14, 1961 - October 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ Perry Gene Lee, 59, of Pekin passed away on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at his home in Pekin. Born April 14, 1961 in Pekin to Carlos Spires and Virginia Rose Lee. He first married Dorothy Haynes in June, 1986 whom he had three children with. Surviving are one son, Robert Lee of Peru; two daughters, Kimberly (Nick Bernath) Lee, Majesta (Ben) Boyer of Pekin; one brother, Kelly Pritchard...
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Elmer C. Doman

September 25, 1949 - October 10, 2020

EASTON ~ Elmer Charles Doman Sr., 71, of Easton passed away on October 10, 2020 at 12:26 a.m. at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born September 25, 1949 in Pekin to Elmer Leroy and Freda Mae (Johnson) Doman, he married Ruth Dismang on July 25, 2011 in Tazewell County. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Nathan (Kristy) Doman of Pekin, Elmer (Janet) Doman Jr. of Pekin, Bob ...
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Perry G. Lee

April 15, 1961 - October 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ Perry G. Lee, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Lorraine Kuczwara

February 21, 1961 - October 10, 2020

LINCOLN ~ Lorraine “Rae Rae” Kuczwara, 59, of Lincoln, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home. Born February 21, 1961 in Melrose Park, she was the daughter of Richard Eugene and Catheryne Dawn (DeLong) Kuczwara. Her parents preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Kuczwara and Joseph Kuczwara and two sisters, Barbie...
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Robin K. Conover

March 27, 1954 - October 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ Robin Keith “Rob” Conover, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 11:34 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born March 27, 1954 in Kennett, Missouri to Pete William and Sallie Mae (Williams) Conover, he married Alesia L. Mitchell on October 10, 1986 in Peoria. She died October 22, 2012 in Peoria. He later married Mary Ann (Marlin) Crombie on...
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Heath N. Sanders

January 7, 1977 - October 9, 2020

PEORIA ~ Nathan Heath Sanders, 43, of Peoria passed away on October 9, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. from an enlarged heart. Born January 7, 1977 in Peoria to Emmett Lee and Sharon (Hunt) Sanders. Surviving are his mother, Sharon Hunt; one sister, Emily Sanders of Wyoming; seven brothers, Aron Sanders of Peoria, Emmett K. (Maggie) Sanders of Alabama, Sam Rogers of Minnesota, Christopher Sanders of Peoria,...
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Jerry D. Berardi

May 7, 1954 - October 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jerry Dennis Berardi, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 8:47 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at his home. Born May 7, 1954 in Pekin to Albert and Betty Jean (Strubhar) Berardi, he married Denise Ann (Botello) Templeton on February 14, 2001 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Christina (Tim) Staes of Edwards; one grandson, J.J. Staes; three brothers, Gene (Nancy)...
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David G. Burress

September 18, 1965 - October 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ David Glen Burress, 55, of Pekin, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at his home. He was born September 18, 1965 in Pekin to Robert Glen and Beverly Jean (Hobbs) Burress. David is survived by his mother of Pekin; his brother, Michael (Karla) Burress of Pekin, a nephew, Thomas R. Burress and a niece, Jennifer (Joe) Howard. He also leaves his stepmother, Mary Burress of Pekin. He was...
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Violeta A. Zavala

July 5, 2016 - October 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ Violeta Alicia Zavala, 4 years old of Peoria, passed away at 4:42 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 in Pekin. She was born July 5, 2016 in Peoria, she was the daughter of Adiline Osegueda and Narciso Zavala. Surviving is her mother, Adilene Osegueda of Peoria; her father, Narciso Zavala of Pekin; three siblings, Samary Zavala and Angel Zavala, both of Pekin and Alondra Reteguin of Peoria;...
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Kay A. Swanson

October 20, 1932 - October 7, 2020

PEKIN ~ Kay Antoinette Marie Rose Swanson, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 11:58 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born October 20, 1932 in Watertown, Wisconsin to Kenneth and Opal (Skeel) Rose, she married Royce “Roy” Eugene Swanson on April 16, 1955 in Wautoma, Wisconsin. He died March 26, 2015 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and niece...
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Lois J. Williamson

July 8, 1927 - October 6, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Lois Jean Williamson, 93, of Green Valley, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley.  She was formerly a longtime resident of North Pekin. Born July 8, 1927 in Pekin to Jacob and Delores (Strayer) Neavear, she first married Edward G. Rocker.  He died May 19, 1950.  She later married Elmer Glen Williamson on July 1, 1966 in...
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Tina L. Blackstock

October 15, 1969 - October 6, 2020

SAN JOSE ~ Tina Louise Blackstock, 50, of San Jose, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born October 15, 1969 in Pekin to Irwin and Sharron Spiesz, she married  Danny Blackstock on April 12, 2012 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Rickey Bouchez, Jr. of Pekin; two step-daughters, Sonya Bouchez of Columbus, Missouri and...
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Mabel G. Urish

January 26, 1929 - October 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Mabel Gertrude Urish, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 11:49 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born January 26, 1929 in Pekin to Dewey Armstrong and Alma Lee (Benedict) Lee, she married Fred Urish on December 15, 1946 in Pekin. He died March 11, 2004 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Henry Harris; two sisters, Juanita...
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Edward Johnson

June 19, 1949 - October 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Edward “Ed” Andrew Johnson, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 2:59 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his home. Born June 19, 1949 in Peoria to Roger and Doris (Cordle) Johnson, he married LuAnn McCabe on April 25, 1975 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are two children, Jennifer (Troy) Lawson of Bartonville and Dustin Johnson of Pekin; six grandchildren, Colton (Brittney)...
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Don William Burton, Sr.

August 25, 1938 - October 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Don William Burton, Sr., 82, of Pekin, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born August 25, 1938 in Mt. Home, Arkansas to George and Nellie (Brock) Burton, he married Ramona Ann Apodaca on December 20, 1956 in Mt. Home, Idaho. She died September 15, 2007 in Peoria. He also was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Elizabeth ...
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Raymond E. Leathers

July 17, 1932 - October 5, 2020

PEKIN ~ Raymond E. Leathers, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 7:38 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2020 at UnityPoint Heath - Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Tomoko Dorris

May 19, 1929 - October 4, 2020

NASHVILLE ~ Tomoko Dorris, 91, formerly of Pekin, passed away peacefully October 4, 2020 in Nashville, TN. Tomoko was born to Motoichi and Kiyu Yamabe on May 19, 1929 in Dalian City, China. She married the love of her life Charles Dorris on September 11, 1953. He survives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Motoichi and Kiyu Yamabe and siblings, Yoichi, Masako, Hiroshi, Atsushi, and...
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Nellie Frances Mercer

September 30, 1943 - October 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Nellie Frances Mercer, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her residence. Born September 30, 1943 in Obion County, Tennessee to Houston S. and Louise A. (Goad) Dean, she married Danny Earl Mercer on March 19, 1960 in Peoria.  He passed away on March 20, 2017 in Glasford.  She also was preceded in death by one brother. Surviving are five children,...
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James A. Weber, Jr.

August 19, 1957 - October 4, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ James Allen “Jim” Weber, 63, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:47 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Department in Peoria surrounded by his family. Born August 19, 1957 in Peoria to James Allen and Shirley A. (Waldrop) Weber, Sr., he married Stacy Lynn Stein on April 17, 1993 in Groveland. She survives. Also surviving are his father...
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Glenn R. Parshall

June 7, 1939 - October 3, 2020

PEKIN ~ Glenn Raymond Parshall, Sr., 81, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 7, 1939 in Peoria to Roy Arthur and Irene Ina (Roath) Parshall, he married the love of his life, Connie Leach on November 7, 1959 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are six children; Glenn (Nellie) Parshall Jr. of Arkansas, Mark...
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Nora Ann Taylor

November 13, 1935 - October 3, 2020

HOPEDALE ~ Nora Ann Taylor, 84, of Hopedale, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Born November 13, 1935 in Pekin to Phillip Dee and Lois (Heim) Parsons, she married James Orville “Jim” Taylor on March 23, 1955 in Pekin. He died January 27, 2015 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are two brothers...
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Dorothy Munge

July 26, 1918 - October 3, 2020

PEKIN ~ Dorothy Eileen Munge, 102, of Pekin, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born July 26, 1918 in Bartonville to Charles and Bettie (Mansfield) Pfeiffer, she married John Camile Munge on September 30, 1938 in Brazil, Indiana. He died January 14, 2012 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Ralph Morris, two infant sons, John...
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Trenton R. Mitchell

September 14, 2002 - October 2, 2020

MACKINAW ~ Trenton Russell Mitchell, 18, of Mackinaw passed away on October 1, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. Born September 14, 2002 in Pekin to Starlet Williams he was later adopted by Paul Mitchell. Surviving are one sister, Kayla (Colton) Clark; one brother, Travis Mitchell; paternal grandparents Neveda (Michael) McClallen; grandparents Charlene (Kenny) Cassidy; two nephews, Jace Clark, Waylon Luttrell...
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Charles L. VonRohr

September 11, 1942 - October 2, 2020

PEKIN ~ Charles L. “Lucky” VonRohr, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2020 at the UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Department.  He was formerly of Peoria. He was born September 11, 1942 in Collinsville. Surviving are one son, Rick (Teresa) VonRohr of Bartonville; one daughter, Kathy (Steven) Klicker of East Peoria; six grandchildren, Jordan...
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Wilma Hasty

May 24, 1940 - October 2, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Wilma Jean Hasty, 80, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:54 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria. She was born May 24, 1940 in Essex, Missouri to William Samuel and Eva Lucille (Gettings) Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Craig and Tim Hasty. Surviving are one brother, Carl Miller of Creve Coeur; one sister, Sharon Gordon...
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Trenton R. Mitchell

September 14, 2002 - October 1, 2020

MACKINAW ~ Trenton Russell Mitchell, 18, of Mackinaw, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020. He was born September 14, 2002 in Pekin to Starlet Williams. He was later adopted by Paul Mitchell. Surviving are his father, Paul Mitchell of Mackinaw; two sisters, Kayla (Colton) Clark, Brianna Oxley; one brother, Travis Mitchell; paternal grandparents, Neveda and Michael McClallen;...
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Elizabeth Allene Jones

July 7, 1943 - October 1, 2020

SAN JOSE ~ Elizabeth Allene Jones, 77, of San Jose, passed away at 10:47 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. Born July 7, 1943 in Fayetteville, near Ramsey to Everette Glen and Josephine Marie (Spires) Womack, she married John Larkin Jones on June 2, 1961 at State Street Baptist Church in Lincoln. He died December 28, 2019 in Springfield. She also was preceded in death...
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Gail F. Watson

December 23, 1961 - September 29, 2020

GREEN VALLEY ~ Gail F. Watson, 58, of Green Valley, passed away at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 23, 1961 in Lincoln to Raymond Thomas and Mary Ann (Tomlin) Burget, she married Randy Dean Watson on December 18, 1982 in Manito. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Kyle (Christine) Watson of Congerville, Mark (Natalie Fales...
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Sally M. Cleaver

July 31, 1936 - September 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Sally M Cleaver, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.   Born July 31, 1936 in Grand Marais, Michigan to John Richard and Anna Elizabeth (Thompson) Masse, she married the love of her life Carl Cleaver on December 20, 1973. He survives.   Also surviving are two daughters, Annette Cornwell and Tara Mlecko; two sons,...
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Jessica L. Stuart

April 28, 1988 - September 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jessica Lissette Stuart, 32, of Pekin, passed away at 1:58 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Emergency Department in Pekin. Born April 28, 1988 in Peoria to Mark Allen and Kimberly Charyl (Schlosser) Stuart, she married Brandon E. Abernathy. He survives. Also surviving are her mother, Kimberly Porter of East Peoria; her father and stepmother, Mark and Valerie Stuart of...
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Cheryl R. Squires

November 16, 1956 - September 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Cheryl Renee Squires, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born November 16, 1956 in Pekin to Vern and Agnes (Johns) Slagel. They preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters; Agnes Adams, Laura McClister, one brother; Charles Slagel. Surviving are one son, Tony Slagel of Pekin; two...
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Randy Mingus

October 16, 1946 - September 28, 2020

PEKIN - Randy Mingus, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 8:26 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Oct. 16, 1946, in Peoria to Joseph W. and Ellen E. (Manges) Mingus, he married Rosemary Preston on June 3, 1966, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one son, T.J. (Joanna) Mingus of Pekin; one daughter, Tricia Jennings of Pekin; and five grandchildren,...
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James R. Crowe

May 12, 1955 - September 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ James Raymond Crowe, known to friends as “Jim”, passed away at 65 years of age, at his home, on September 28th 2020 surrounded by his family. In heaven, Jim will be reunited with his two daughters, Katie Crowe and Donna Crowe, along with his parents Charles and Betty Crowe. Jim was also preceded in death by his father in law, Terry Miller; his brother, Dan Crowe; brother-in...
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Charles Hess, Sr.

December 10, 1925 - September 28, 2020

MORTON – Charles William Hess Sr., 94, of Morton, Illinois, passed away suddenly on the morning of Monday, September 28, 2020, at UnityPoint Health- Pekin, with family by his side. Charles William “Bill” Hess Sr. was born December 10, 1925, in Danville, Illinois, to Marvin and Mable (Ratliff) Hess. Bill married to Rosalie (Hoopes) Hess on June 2, 1947. The two were married for...
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Cathy J. Rutledge

September 7, 1957 - September 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Cathy Jane Rutledge, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 at Aperion Care Morton Villa. Born September 7, 1957 in Pekin to Charles and Anna (Smallwood) Logan, she married Delbert L. Rutledge on January 25, 1975 in Pekin. He survives. Surviving are three daughters, Bridget (Scott) Heihs of Largo, Florida, Brandi (Matt) Henderson of Pekin and Danielle Rutledge...
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Edward S. Eckhold

August 15, 1947 - September 25, 2020

PEORIA ~ Edward S. Eckhold, 73, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 15, 1947 in Hannibal, Missouri, to Vincent and Bernice (Bogard) Eckhold, he married his first wife Patricia (Berardi) in June of 1967 whom he had two children with. He then married the love of his life, Linda Buhs on December 31, 1984. She preceded him in...
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Nova Tucker

October 25, 2019 - September 24, 2020

PEKIN ~ Nova Melody Marie Tucker, 11 months old, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Nova was born October 25, 2019 in Peoria. Nova is survived by her father, Austin J. Tucker of Pekin; two siblings, Stefan Davis Harrison VanDuker and Ryan Robert Lee Tucker, both of Pekin; paternal grandparents, Tracy and Tonya Cummins of East...
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Heather N. Armstrong

August 10, 1985 - September 24, 2020

PEKIN ~ Heather Nicole Armstrong, 35, of Pekin, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 10, 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona to Charles and Janet (Scalf) Gruber. Surviving are her parents, Charles and Janet Gruber of Pekin; one daughter, Kiara Gruber of Pekin; one son, Koltyn Gruber of Pekin; two brothers, Chris (Danielle)...
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Sue Ellen Thompson

January 24, 1954 - September 23, 2020

PEKIN ~ Sue Ellen Thompson, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born January 24, 1954 in Peoria to Eugene L. and Effie E. (Hall) Wyman, she married Darrell Charlton “Big D” Thompson on February 7, 1969 in Hannibal, Missouri.  He died November 25, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one...
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Gale Voight

October 6, 1953 - September 22, 2020

PEKIN ~ Gale Wayne Voight, 66, of East Peoria, a generous man, left this earth on Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. at his home. He was born October 6, 1953 in Peoria to Fred and Opal (Whitley)Voight. He met Cheryl Klicker at a skating rink and were married on Friday the 13th in October, 1972 in Peoria, Illinois. They have been rolling through life for the past 46 years. She died February 11,...
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Theresa C. Shallenberger

September 1, 1949 - September 21, 2020

PEKIN ~ Theresa Carole Shallenberger, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 12:06 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born September 1, 1949 in Pekin to Duane H. and Juanita Louise (Zillion) Dalcher, she married Ronald D. Shallenberger on January 28, 1966 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Ronda (David) Johannes of Ceres, California; three...
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Denton Penn, Jr.

September 22, 1942 - September 21, 2020

GREEN VALLEY ~ Denton M. Penn, Jr., 77 of Green Valley, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria. Born September 22, 1942 at Denton, Arkansas to Denton M. and Thelma Lea (Lawrence) Penn, Sr., he married Deborah S. Huskey on June 17, 1962 in Saffell, Arkansas.  She survives. Also surviving are three children, Courtney (Vickie) Penn of Kirkwood, Bart (Mary...
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Joann R. Devore

September 21, 1932 - September 21, 2020

MACKINAW ~ Joann Ruby Devore, 88, of Mackinaw, passed away at 10:36 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 at Hopedale Hospital. Born September 21, 1932 in Peoria, she was the daughter of Joseph and Opal (McCabe) Murphy. Her parents preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Devore; one grandson, Richard J. “Rick” Reese; three brothers and two sisters....
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Theresa C. Shallenberger

September 1, 1949 - September 21, 2020

PEKIN ~ Theresa C. Shallenberger, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 12:06 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 at UnityPoint Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Albert Bradshaw

July 31, 1961 - September 20, 2020

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Albert C. “Pete” Bradshaw, 59, of South Pekin, passed away at 2:36 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Born July 31, 1961 in Peoria to James Ray and Linda Sue (Shafer) Bradshaw, he married Tammy (Bollinger) Snyder on December 22, 2018 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his father of Pekin; three sons, Ross (Krista...
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William W. Beebe

August 7, 1944 - September 20, 2020

GROVELAND ~ William Wayne “Bill” Beebe, 76, of Groveland, passed away at 10:23 a.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He passed on what would have been his 52nd wedding anniversary. Born August 7, 1944 in Manito to Rollin A. and Rosie B. (Hall) Beebe, he married Janice Sue “Jan” Gainer on September 20, 1968 in Pekin. She died May...
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Paul G. Masick

January 26, 1937 - September 20, 2020

PEORIA ~ Paul G. Masick, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Sunday, September 20. 2020 at Generations at Peoria. He was born January 26, 1937 in Jacksonville to Joseph and Helen (Recker) Masek.  His parents preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Masek and one nephew, Gary Masek. Surviving are one niece, Cindy (Dennis) Westfall of Slidell,...
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Bobby M. Heck

May 24, 1994 - September 20, 2020

DELAVAN ~ Bobby Michael Heck, 26, of Delavan, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 in North Pekin. He was born on May 24, 1994 in Peoria to Darin and Christy (Nolan) Heck. Surviving is his mother, Christy Nolan of Delavan; his father, Darin Heck of West Peoria; one sister, Emily Heck of Pekin; one brother, Dylan Heck of Pekin; his grandmothers, Joann Heck of Peoria and Rosemary...
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Carolyn J. Burrus

January 26, 1945 - September 19, 2020

DEER CREEK ~ Carolyn Joyce Burrus, 75, of Deer Creek, passed away at 8:56 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her home with family by her side. She was formerly of Fulton, Missouri; Granite City, Manito, and Pekin, Illinois; and Westerville, Ohio. Born January 26, 1945 in Chico, California to Luther Gifford and Ruby Eulis (Berry) Martin, she married Willard Burrus, Jr. on May 15, 1966 in St....
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Gloria E. Walters-Price

November 2, 1940 - September 19, 2020

PEKIN- Gloria E. Walters-Price, 79, of Pekin, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Peoria to Kenneth R.D and Anna Marie (Cannon) Schorr Sr. on November 2, 1940 and was raised in Creve Coeur, IL. She married Brian D. Walters, Sr. on September 12, 1961. After 25 years of marriage, he preceded her in death. She married Kenneth...
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John F. Hintz

January 17, 1929 - September 18, 2020

PEKIN ~ John Frederick Hintz, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, September, 18, 2020 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born January 17, 1929 in Pekin to Frederick John and Etta Mae (Stauthammer) Hintz, he married Goldie Mae Larimore on September 17, 1950 in Pekin. The day prior to his passing, Goldie and John celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Surviving are his wife Goldie of...
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Bette E. Dimmitt

April 3, 1941 - September 16, 2020

MAPLETON ~ Bette Eileen Dimmitt, 79, of Mapleton, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin. Born April 3, 1941 in Mapleton to Verne R. and Hazel Lucille “Sally” (Schoonover) Schoaf, she married William Franklin “Bill” Dimmitt on June 12, 1960 in Mapleton.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara Dimmitt of...
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Florence Coffman

October 26, 1929 - September 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Florence Gayle Coffman, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at UnityPoint Health ~ Methodist in Peoria. Born October 26, 1929 in Peoria County to Raymond and Zelma (Nash) Stranz, she married Charles E. Coffman on June 1, 1952 in Pekin.  He died August 23, 2015 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patricia Dagit....
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Dean L. Southwood

November 22, 1946 - September 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Dean Larue Southwood, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 22, 1946 in Sullivan Indiana to George E. and Rebecca “Nettie” (Zellars) Southwood. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dean Southwood Jr.; one daughter, Maria Southwood, and one brother, Skip Southwood....
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Lois J. Johnson

May 24, 1930 - September 15, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Lois Jean Johnson, 90, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria. Born May 24, 1930 in Peoria to Hershel and Rachel (Bishop) Knott, she married the love of her life, Elliott Carl “Jack” Johnson on June 24, 1951 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her...
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Virda Chism

August 7, 1929 - September 15, 2020

PEKIN ~ Virda Lee Chism, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born August 7, 1929 in Clinton, Arkansas to Marshall John and Maggie Mae (Barnes) Hubbard, she married Wilburn Chism on December 1, 1945 in New Madrid, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister. Surviving are four sons, Linton (Roberta) Chism of...
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Lucille Rowden

May 5, 1916 - September 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Frances Lucille Rowden, 104, of Pekin, passed away at 12:26 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2020 at Villas of Hollybrook in Pekin. Born May 5, 1916 in Gainesville, Kentucky to John Martin and Grace Elma (Stovall) Whitney, she married Harrison C. “Rowdy” Rowden on October 30, 1942 in Pekin. He died August 16, 2005 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son,...
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Randy Cramer

January 7, 1956 - September 13, 2020

SANDWICH ~ Randall “Randy” Wayne Cramer, 64, of Sandwich, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home. He was formerly of Pekin. Born January 7, 1956 in Pekin to Richard Wayne and Arlene Frances (Zehr) Cramer, he married Angela Holder on June 28, 1986 in Pekin. They later divorced. Surviving are one son, Nathan W. Cramer of Sandwich; one step-daughter, Natasha ...
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