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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

Carol J. Landrith

September 14, 1937 - May 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carol Jeanne Landrith, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 6:34 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at her home. Born September 14, 1937 in Speer to Ralph and Dorothy Yvonne (Cole) Brush, she married Samuel DeRosa.  She later married Donald Edwin “Don” Landrith on June 30, 1990 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Joe (Tina) DeRosa of Creve Coeur, Vince (Cindy)...
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Carol Landrith

September 14, 1937 - May 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carol Landrith, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 6:34 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at her home. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Kenneth E. Juchems

October 1, 1930 - May 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Kenneth E. Juchems, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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Connie J. Rawson

March 25, 1938 - May 25, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Connie J. Rawson, 79, of South Pekin, passed away at 6:38 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
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Michael S. Pyeatte

April 20, 1953 - May 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Stephen Pyeatte, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his home.  He was born April 20, 1953 in Peoria to Howard M. and Madge I. (Sullins) Pyeatte. Surviving are one son, Michael “PJ” Pyeatte of San Benito, Texas; one daughter, Jamie (Todd) Voss of Millersport, Ohio; three grandchildren, Emily, Evan and Sara; three sisters, Judy (Dan)...
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Mark J. Butler

June 17, 1963 - May 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mark James Butler, 53, of Pekin, passed away at 12:41 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his friends. Born June 17, 1963 in Peoria to William Frances and June Doris Lively, he married Joseph Butler on August 7, 2009 in San Diego, CA. They later divorced. Mark is survived by many friends that he considered family, including Barb Mishler and Dee Day with whom...
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Donald R. Morrison

September 15, 1925 - May 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donald Richard Morrison, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence. Born September 15, 1925 in Clinton to Carl and Mildred Morrison, he married Ruth Goble on October 24, 1987 in East Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are eight children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters. He was a World War II Navy...
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Savannah May Ault

May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2017

BARTONVILLE ~ Savannah May Ault, infant daughter of Jennifer Renken and Trevor Ault, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Pekin.
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Kenneth R. Smith

May 25, 1949 - May 23, 2017

GALESBURG ~ Kenneth Roger Smith, 67, of Galesburg, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  He was formerly of Peoria and Lincoln. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Willard J. Schmitt

September 5, 1934 - May 22, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Willard James Schmitt, 82, of Glasford, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. Born September 5, 1934 in Peoria to William Willard and Harmey (Krus) Schmitt, he married Cheryl A. Woods on January 16, 1960 in Glasford.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Wanda Schmitt of West Peoria; one son, Joseph...
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Thomas H. Ruschmeyer

April 28, 1953 - May 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Thomas H. “Tom” Ruschmeyer, 64, of Pekin, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 28, 1953 in Springfield to John J. and Shirley (Meredith) Ruschmeyer, he married Karen S. Harris on June 5, 1976 in Pekin.  Tom & Karen were just days shy of 41 years of marriage. Surviving are his wife, Karen; one daughter, Nicole ...
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Thaddeus J. Just

August 10, 1923 - May 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Thaddeus John “Ted” Just, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born August 10, 1923 in Chicago, he was the son of Zigmunt and Olga Just.  He married Bernadine Irene (McCoy) Scamp on August 21, 1970 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Mark (Margo) Scamp and Brenda (Mike) Young,...
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Harry L. Pryor

June 24, 1938 - May 18, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Harry Lee Pryor, 78, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:58 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his residence.  He was formerly of Marquette Heights. Born June 24, 1938 in Eldred to Ernest M. and Elsie E. (Morain) Pryor, he married Elizabeth E. Cox on December 1, 1956 in Wrights.  She preceded him in death on July 27, 2008 in East Peoria.   He also was preceded in...
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Christine L. Davis

November 23, 1979 - May 18, 2017

LINCOLN ~ Christine Laraine “Chrissy” Davis, 37, of Lincoln, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:51 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her home. She was born November 23, 1979 in Bloomington to Randy and Kathy (Murphy) Stine. She is survived by her mother, Kathy Murphy of Osage Beach, Missouri; her father, Randy Stine of Covell; her four children, PFC Todd Guede of Fort Campbell,...
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Judith A. Johnson

November 25, 1944 - May 17, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Judith Ann Johnson, 72, of North Pekin, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born November 25, 1944 in Peoria to Fred and Anna (Osborn) Miller, she married Michael Johnson on August 26, 1962 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Julie (Bryan) Ahten of North Pekin; one son, Andy (Tonya) Johnson of Mapleton...
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William H. Clayburg

April 2, 1932 - May 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ William Henry Clayburg, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born April 2, 1932 in Cash, Arkansas to William Edward and Lottie (McGowan) Clayburg, he married Mary Lee Cook on August 5, 1966 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jerry Clayburg of Aransas Pass, TX and William E. Clayburg of Cleburne, TX;...
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Alice Faye Williams

April 24, 1944 - May 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alice Faye Williams, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Fondulac Rehab and Health Care in East Peoria. She was born April 24, 1944 in Manito to Glen and Opal Bessie (Zimmerman) Williams.  Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Darlene Mitzelfelt of Pekin; one niece, Vicki (Bill) Burke of Manito; and one nephew, Scott (Patti)...
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Emery L. Fincham, Jr.

July 25, 1935 - May 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Emery LeRoy Fincham, Jr., 81, of Pekin, passed away at 3:34 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born July 25, 1935 in Peoria to Emery L. and Laura (Walsar) Fincham, he married Judith Frederick in Peoria on June 19, 1957. She died January 3, 1973. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Fincham and two brothers, Harry and Butch...
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Edward P. Bohlander

October 31, 1954 - May 13, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Edward Phillip “Eddie” Bohlander, 62, of Glasford, passed away unexpectedly at 6:21 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home. Born October 31, 1954 in Peoria to Donald Edward and Beverly Joan (Bischoff) Bohlander, he married Kathy Lynn (Tullis) Myers on November 1, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Amanda “Mandy’ ...
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Lonnie M. Brandon

April 5, 1922 - May 13, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Lonnie Mae Brandon, 95, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Morton Terrace HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre. Born April 5, 1922 in Bedford, Tennessee to Willard and Betty (Ferrell) Foster, she married Kenneth O. Brandon on May 12, 1943 in Huntsville, Alabama.  He died August 30, 1982 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by her...
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Linda S. Bradshaw

December 20, 1942 - May 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Linda Sue Bradshaw, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home. Born December 20, 1942 in Peoria to Albert C. and Ruth (Robison) Shafer, she married James Ray Bradshaw on July 21, 1971 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Albert “Pete” (Tammy Snyder) Bradshaw of South Pekin and Timothy “Tim” (Michelle) Bradshaw of...
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Katrina M. Foust

June 25, 1982 - May 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Katrina Michelle Foust, 34, of Pekin, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at her home. Born June 25, 1982 in Carbondale to Eddie and Sandra (Ratliff) Simpson, she married David Foust on July 30, 2011 in Belton, Kentucky.  He survives. Also surviving are her mother, Sandy (Wilbur) Robinson of West Peoria; three sons, Aaron Foust of Canton, Timothy Wilson of Riverton,...
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Donald E. Woltman

July 12, 1933 - May 11, 2017

MORTON ~ Donald Elmer Woltman, 83, of Morton, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Morton Terrace HealthCare and Rehabilitation. Born July 12, 1933 in Melrose Park to Frederick and Florence (Spandikow) Woltman, he married Joan Gratz on May 31, 1958 in Mt. Greenwood. She died December 16, 2004 in Harlingen, TX. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Allan Woltman and...
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Eugene L. Bube

September 3, 1939 - May 10, 2017

CANTON ~ Eugene LeRoy “Gene” Bube, 77, of Canton, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home. Born September 3, 1939 in Glidden, Wisconsin to Edwin and Eileen (Halberg) Bube, he married Mary Louise Thompson on September 20, 1977 in Pekin.  She died on September 25, 2013 in Farmington.  Also preceding him in death was one step-daughter, Wilma Lee Johnson....
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Glynn L. Goodin

January 24, 1952 - May 9, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Glynn Lee Goodin, 65, of North Pekin, ended the battle that he so courageously fought against ill health for most of the last twenty-five years at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, where he had been a patient in the ICU for the last 6 ½ weeks. Born January 24, 1952 in Pekin to William Warren “Bill” and Doris E. (Hull) Goodin, he...
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Patricia A. Schultz

May 30, 1943 - May 9, 2017

GREEN VALLEY ~ Patricia Ann “Pat’ Schultz, 73, of Green Valley, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Emergency Room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was formerly of Marquette Heights. Born May 30, 1943 in Brown, WV to Willis and Opal Frances (Crim) Moore, she married Edwin Schultz, Sr. on May 12, 1962 in Helens Run, WV. He survives. Also surviving are...
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Donna J. DeLong

March 8, 1934 - May 8, 2017

PEORIA ~ Donna Jean DeLong, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria surrounded by family. She was born March 8, 1934 in Bartonville to Warner H. and Lena (Kelley) Neel.  Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Russell (Diane) DeLong of Green Valley, Thomas “Tad” DeLong of Canton and Michael...
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Marvin D. Ulm

July 12, 1918 - May 8, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Marvin D. Ulm, 98, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:53 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at Grandview Alzheimer’s Special Care in Peoria. Born July 12, 1918 in London Mills to Howard and Clarissa Ulm, he married Marcella Geier.  He later married Margaret E. Ifft on October 8, 1967 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Jami) Ulm and Kenneth Ulm, both...
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Dwight H. Tanner

August 23, 1940 - May 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dwight H. Tanner, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:33 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at his residence.
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Gary L. Goodall

January 20, 1943 - May 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gary Lee Goodall, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Richard L. Owens OSF Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Lottie C. Patterson

March 14, 1943 - May 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lottie C. Patterson, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Born March 14, 1943 in Peoria to Max and Elsie (Ellinger) Glass, she married Larry Eugene Patterson, Sr., on March 18, 1961 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Larry (Karen) Patterson of Pekin; three daughters, Christy Patterson of Pekin,...
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Carl W. Owens

March 16, 1944 - May 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carl W. Owens, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 16, 1944 in Linn, Missouri to Samuel D. and Lillie (Redden) Owens, he married Glenda K. Colborn on March 21, 1964 in Belle, Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Terry W. Owens of Pekin; one daughter, Angela K. (Tony) Reyes of Pekin;...
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Charles Vaughn

August 14, 1929 - May 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles D. "Jack" (also known as "Shaggy") Vaughn, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 10:08 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Jane L. Singer

February 13, 1942 - May 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jane Lucille Singer, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at her sister’s home. Born February 13, 1942 in Pana to John and Ida (Wilbur) Cole, she married Edmund Aloysius Singer on November 2, 1965 in Long Beach, California.  He died on March 10, 2006.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are two...
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John W. Baumberger

March 28, 1964 - May 1, 2017

GREEN VALLEY ~ John Walter “Jay” Baumberger, 53, of Green Valley, passed away at 6:13 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 28, 1964 in Tallahassee, FL to Robert and Katie (Brumfiel) Baumberger, he married Sheila Highley on July 15, 2000 in Bradenton, FL. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Katie Root of St. Petersburg, FL; his...
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Lawanda L. Fromm

February 13, 1946 - April 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lawanda Lou Fromm, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 10:39 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.   Born February 13, 1946 in Peoria to Cecil and Vera (Smith) Stump, she married Jim Camp.  She later married John Fromm on August 4, 1977.  He died in February, 2006 in St. David.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter,...
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Ellene Lisanby

June 29, 1931 - April 27, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ellene Lisanby, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 12:16 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley. Born June 29, 1931 in Caldwell County, Kentucky to Garvis and Eva Pearl (Murray) Pinnegar, she married Howard Ellis Lisanby on May 20, 1951 in Princeton, KY. He survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Janice (Jerry) O’Bleness of East Peoria, Rita (Roger) Klundt...
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Robert G. Anderson

November 5, 1944 - April 26, 2017

KINGSTON MINES ~ Robert Gordon “Bob” Anderson, 72, of Kingston Mines, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Born November 5, 1944 to Gordon Allen and Margaret May (Dusten) Anderson, he married Peggy Clark on August 1, 1965 in Kingston Mines.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Franklin, Indiana; one son...
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Ethel P. Morse

November 5, 1919 - April 25, 2017

TREMONT ~ Ethel Pauline Morse, 97, of Tremont, passed away at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care in East Peoria.
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Donald L. Foiles

November 21, 1937 - April 25, 2017

MORTON ~ Donald Lewis “Don” Foiles, 79, of Morton, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his residence.  He was born November 21, 1937 to William “Lee” and Mima (Puterbaugh) Foiles, he married Shawna Wood of January 21, 1995 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Douglas (Anne-Renee) Foiles of San Diego, California, Josh (Joy)...
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Robert Pudney

July 9, 1958 - April 24, 2017

BARTONVILLE ~ Robert Tracy Pudney, I of Bartonville, passed away at 10:27 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born July 9, 1958 in Peoria to Ernest and Wilma Jean (Trent) Pudney, he married Barbara Ann Whitby on March 12, 1977 in Peoria.  She preceded him in death on August 28, 2013 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Mickey...
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Gary L. Burch

May 21, 1952 - April 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gary Lee Burch, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2017 at his home.
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Donald W. Simpson

December 14, 1952 - April 23, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Donald W. Simpson, 64, of North Pekin, passed away at 5:26 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born December 14, 1952 in Pekin to Eugene W. and Arlene (Gingery) Simpson, he married Patty L. Conover on May 17, 1974 in Indiana.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey A. (Kande) Simpson of Marquette Heights; one granddaughter, Grace...
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Sharon E. Brown

May 28, 1942 - April 23, 2017

BARTONVILLE ~ Sharon Elayne Brown, 74, of Bartonville, passed away at 3:54 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Proctor in Peoria.   Sharon was born May 28, 1942 in Peoria to Raymond E. and Susie M. (Inman) Phillips. Surviving are two sons, Thomas (Lynda) Brown, Jr. of Schertz, TX and Anthony (Gail) Brown of Glasford; four grandchildren, Chelsey (Michael) Kuper of Sante, CA,...
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Linda Williamson

November 15, 1943 - April 22, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Linda Williamson, 73, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her home. Born November 15, 1943 in Carlinville to Elmer and Florence (Rose) Phipps, she married Ross Williamson on January 19, 1961 in Carlinville.  He died March 7, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; step-father, James Fisk; one brother, Elmer “Bud”...
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Sally A. Johnson

April 14, 1955 - April 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sally Ann Johnson, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 6:31 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her home..   Born April 14, 1955 in Peoria to Raymond and Vivian (Miller) Peterson, she married Charles Johnson on December 20, 1974 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one sister, Susan (Konstantin"Chris") Statkewitsch  of North Pekin; one brother, Robert (Jean) Peterson...
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Marilyn D. Alfs

March 12, 1931 - April 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Dolores Alfs, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. Born March 12, 1931 in Peoria to Walter Scott and Pearl A. (Matthews) Davis, she first married Edmond Schonert in 1950.  She later married Corbin Alexander.  She married John Alfs on December 31, 1982 in Pekin.  He died on April 30, 1996....
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Wilma B. Root

August 22, 1919 - April 20, 2017

  YATES CITY ~ Wilma B. Root, 97, of Yates City, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington.
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Janine L. Grzanich

August 16, 1935 - April 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Janine Lee Grzanich, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 16, 1935 in South Pekin to Franklin Lyle and Lorraine Mary (Berra) Trumpy, she married Charles William Grzanich on October 30, 1953 in Pekin.  He died February 4, 1993 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents. Surviving...
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Glen A. Webb

June 13, 1961 - April 19, 2017

PEORIA ~ Glen Allen Webb, 55, of Peoria, passed away at 4:47 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Peoria County.
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Betty Jean LeMaster

February 17, 1946 - April 17, 2017

PEORIA ~ Betty Jean (Young) LeMaster, 71, of Peoria, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born February 17, 1946 in Pleasant Mound to Joseph Arthur and Florence Hazel (Smith) Young, she married Robert Eugene LeMaster on July 2, 1971 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Melissa (Richard) Humphrey of Pekin;...
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Nelda June McGuirk Haikey

March 19, 1928 - April 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Nelda June McGuirk Haikey, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home. Born March 19, 1928 in Effingham to Robert A. and Maggie Mae (Smith) Yeck, she married Francis B. McGuirk on October 11, 1946 in Decatur.  He died April 15, 1978 in Peoria.  She later married John B. Haikey on November 20, 1978 in Peoria. He died January 12, 1995.  She was...
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Myra J. Bishop

November 9, 1929 - April 17, 2017

  EAST PEORIA ~ Myra Jane Bishop, 87, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria.   Myra was born November 9, 1929 in El Paso, IL to Raymond and Lola (Smalley) Choate.  In her early years, before children, Myra worked at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and then met her first husband while working at a Kroger grocery store. ...
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Joyce A. Blakley

January 28, 1943 - April 17, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Joyce Arlene Blakley, 74, of North Pekin, formerly of Cornell, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. She was born January 28, 1943 in Peoria to Willard Kamp and Frieda Henrietta (Peplow) Marfell. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James McCartney; two brothers and one sister. Surviving are three daughters, Janet (Dan...
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Larry E. Barnes

August 19, 1948 - April 16, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Larry Eugene Barnes, 68, of North Pekin, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 19, 1948 in Pekin to Ralph and Alberta (Rowell) Barnes, he married Suzann Hofmann on April 29, 1977 in Pekin. She died December 13, 2006 in Pekin. He later married Kathryn Pierce on April 20, 2013 in Groveland. Surviving are his wife of...
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Joan M. Rogers

November 23, 1932 - April 15, 2017

BARTONVILLE ~ Joan Marilyn Rogers, 84, of Bartonville, passed away at 5:36 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was a former 50-year resident of Glasford. Born November 23, 1932 in Peoria to John H. and Elizabeth A (Gibbons) Peters, she married Joseph H. Rogers on August 5, 1950 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Peoria. Surviving are one son,...
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Edna D. Frisby

February 20, 1931 - April 14, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Edna Frisby, 86, of East Peoria, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born February 20, 1931 in Puxico, MO to Clarence Clyde and Lula Lucretia (Chadd) McRill, she married Lewis Paul Frisby on July 7, 1951 in Detroit, MI. He died in 1988 in Washington, IL. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Donna...
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Juanita S. Huff

July 11, 1916 - April 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Juanita S. Huff, age 100, of Pekin, passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born July 11, 1916 in Hull to Oscar and Mary (Walker) Sprague, she married Aaron Gail Huff in 1936.  He died March 10, 2004 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Gladys Gillum and two brothers, Layo Sprague and Loren Sprague. Surviving are her...
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Haylee A. Garrison

April 11, 2008 - April 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Haylee Ann Garrison, 9, of Pekin, passed away at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born April 11, 2008 in Pekin to Terry Dean and Veronica Hope (Rynearson) Garrison. Surviving are her parents; one sister, Kylee; two brothers, Kobe and Jordan; grandparents, Ruth and Lowell Powell, Terry Garrison, Sr., Linda Rynearson, and Larry and...
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Gregory R. Murphy

May 18, 1962 - April 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gregory R. Murphy, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 10:26 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 18, 1962 in Pekin to Richard E. and Jane A. (Reynolds) Murphy.  His father preceded him in death.  He also was preceded by his brother, Todd E. Murphy. Surviving are his mother, Jane Smith of Pekin; and his niece, Ashley Murphy of...
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Steven E. Peters

July 25, 1955 - April 10, 2017

PEORIA ~ Steven Edward Peters, 61, of Peoria, went to his heavenly home at 7:20 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home. He was born July 25, 1955 in Peoria to Garnett E. and Pearl E. (Cherrington) Peters. He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Garnett and Kay Peters; one nephew, Isaiah Peters and a great-nephew, Anthony Contreras. Steve is survived by his mother, Pearl E. Resor...
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Gary Schumm

November 22, 1942 - April 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gary L. “Duke” Schumm, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home. Born November 22, 1942 in Pekin to Frederick J. and Eunice O. (Mitchell) Schumm, he married Sheila A. Ramsey on February 16, 1964 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three children, Jeffry (Kim) Schumm of Lafayette, IN, Jillian (Bao LeHuu) Schumm of Orlando, FL and...
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Charles George Strouse

June 3, 1946 - April 7, 2017

PEORIA ~ Charles "Chuck" George Strouse 70, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017.  
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John L. Cole

October 9, 1935 - April 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ John Leonard Cole, Jr., 81, of Pekin, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born October 9, 1935 in Pekin, he was the son of John L. and Marcella Ruth (Eldert) Cole, Sr.  He married Leona Rae Foote on September 7, 1962 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Starletta Dawn (Paul) Taylor of Marysville, WA; two...
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Susan K. Campbell

October 20, 1962 - April 6, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Susan Kay Campbell, 54, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at her home. Born October 20, 1962 in Canton to John and Ruth Ann (Sherman) Craver, she married Donald Campbell on May 26, 1979 in London Mills.  He survives. Also surviving are her mother, Ruth Ann Bryan of Fairview; two daughters, Tamara Campbell of Creve Coeur and Pamela ...
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Marion R. Thome

June 28, 1924 - April 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Marion Richard “Barney” Thome, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care in East Peoria. Born June 28, 1924 in Bartonville to Edward and Pearl (Bowen) Thome, he married Mary J. Herring on September 20, 1943 in Peoria.  She passed away April 5, 2003 in Peoria.  He later married Martha M. Whipperman on...
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Raymond H. Erps

June 23, 1921 - April 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Raymond Harold Erps, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born June 23, 1921 in Armington to Alfred and Bessie Mae (Simpson) Erps, he married Marie L. Spahr on November 10, 1950 in Bloomington.  She died February 6, 2015 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; two step-sons, Jackie ...
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Pauline Benton

November 6, 1927 - April 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ E. Pauline Benton, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. She was born November 6, 1927 in Burnt Prairie to John Franklin and Mabel Kay (Brasher) Tarpley.  Pauline grew up in the depression era in Southeastern Illinois and was raised in a simple life.  She met her future husband, Charles Ray Benton, while she was a...
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Linda S. Sheets

July 24, 1947 - April 4, 2017

KEWANEE ~ Linda Sue Sheets, 69, of Kewanee, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Raymond Hatfill

February 11, 1947 - April 1, 2017

PEORIA ~ Raymond Lee Hatfill, 70, of Peoria, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born February 11, 1947 in Vandalia to Raymond Albert and Lucille Ethel (Barbie) Hatfill, he married Sharon Young on December 29, 2004 in Pekin. Surviving are his wife of Peoria; five daughters, Diana (Bill) Riddle of Mapleton, Julie Crocker of Pekin, Raeanna...
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Ralph E. Brantley

August 11, 1923 - April 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ralph Eugene Brantley, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home. Born August 11, 1923 in Benton to Joe and Lena Rose (Walker) Brantley, he married Alice Fern West on January 6, 1945 in Benton. She died May 31, 2006 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister and one son-in-law. Surviving are one daughter, Sandra J....
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Mary Ellen Hall

August 28, 1924 - March 31, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary Ellen Hall, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 8:27 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born August 28, 1924 in Springfield, Missouri to Henry and Lulu Wanda (Melton) Norton, she married Raymond F. Hall on July 5, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri.  He died Nov. 17, 1974.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Raymond Dennis Hall on September 22, 2004; one...
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Joyce M. Antonini

November 21, 1931 - March 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Joyce Marie Antonini, 85, of Pekin, a former Tazewell County Board Member for nearly 20 years, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria. Born November 21, 1931 in Pekin, Joyce was the daughter of Opal Hayes.  She was married to Adolph Dominic “Ade” Antonini and he died July 9, 1999.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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Shirley A. Hartnett

February 12, 1928 - March 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Shirley Ann Hartnett, 89, of Springfield, passed away at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room in Springfield.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born February 12, 1928 in Pekin to Wayne and Inez (Lovell) Kessler, she married Robert Walter Hartnett on December 26, 1954 in Pekin.  He died September 29, 2001 in Pekin.  She was also preceded...
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Dennis J. Wood

April 29, 1943 - March 27, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dennis Joseph Wood, 73, of Pekin, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Heddington Oaks Nursing Home in West Peoria, IL. Dennis was born April 29, 1943 in New York City Hospital in New York, New York to Milfred Joseph Carl and Florence Eleane (Wilkins) Wood.  He grew up in Manhattan, NY and Sea Bright, NJ.  He graduated from Long Branch High School in Long...
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Maxine M. Berger

November 10, 1922 - March 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Maxine Marie Berger, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home.   Born November 10, 1922 in Pekin to Peter and Rosina (Wehren) Reh, she married Walter E. Berger on July 4, 1941 in Pekin.  He died on March 26, 1997 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter, Colleen Aberle on October 23, 2011 in Peoria; two grandsons...
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Dale C. Tripp

August 3, 1935 - March 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dale Tripp, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Oquawka, IL on August 3, 1935. He was married to Virginia Tripp on September 1, 1961; they were married for nearly 54 years. Dale was devoted to his wife and two daughters; when his wife declined in health in later years, he took care of her to the end so she could stay at...
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Patricia A. DeGroot

June 4, 1942 - March 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Patricia Anne DeGroot, 74, of rural Pekin, passed away and went home to the Lord at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at her home.  She fought Alzheimer’s disease for over 10 years. Born June 4, 1942 in Peoria to James E. and Lucille L (Roach) Knappenburger, she married Donald G. DeGroot, Sr. on October 24, 1958 in Pekin.  Surviving are her husband of 58 years of...
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Donald W. Jost

October 13, 1927 - March 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donald W. Jost, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Amy's Country Manor in Pekin.
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Daniel Sinacori

January 18, 1941 - March 25, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Daniel Sinacori, 76, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:16 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at UnityPoint-Health Methodist in Peoria. Born January 18, 1941 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to Rocco and Maria (Messina) Sinacori, he married Christina Flowers on May 11, 1968 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Danelle Christina Sinacori of East Peoria; his son,...
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Dixie L. Bugg

June 21, 1943 - March 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dixie L. Bugg, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 8:34 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in East Peoria. Born June 21, 1943 in Pekin to Jacob and Alice Marie (Fisher) Martin, she married Lawrence L. “Larry” Bugg on January 27, 1962 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Lori (Tom) Brown of Pekin; one son, Darren...
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Mary L. Matthews

July 17, 1947 - March 24, 2017

GREEN VALLEY ~ Mary Louise Matthews, 69, of Green Valley, passed away at 8:27 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born July 17, 1947 in Springfield to Glenn and Ellen Louise (Bonnett) Ballinger, she married Larry Lewis.  She later married Ralph Matthews on April 5, 2002 in Troy Missouri.  He preceded her in death.  She also was preceded by her parents; one...
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Nathan J. Tinney, Jr.

January 7, 1928 - March 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Nathan James “Nate” Tinney, Jr., 89, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at his home.  He was formerly of Lake Bloomington. Born January 7, 1928 in Pekin to Nathan James and Laura Elma (Bertram) Tinney, he married Delores Deen “Dee” Leonard on August 1, 1948 in Pekin.  She died June 17, 2012 in Pekin.  He was also preceded in...
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Arthur H. Lovell

January 30, 1939 - March 21, 2017

PEORIA ~ Arthur H. "Art" Lovell, Sr., 78, of Peoria, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Danny Earl Mercer

April 11, 1938 - March 20, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Danny Earl Mercer, 78, of Glasford, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home.
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Arthur L. Jameson

January 13, 1929 - March 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Arthur Lester Jameson, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born January 13, 1929 in Chicago to Andrew A. and Mabel (Munson) Jameson, he married Vietta Ann Bebout on March 14, 1953 in Urbana.  She died July 12, 2015 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are one son, Rick (Shelli)...
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Donald L. Benassi

July 3, 1939 - March 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donald Lee Benassi, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by his three sons. He was born July 3, 1939 in Pekin to Dante L. and Cora A. (Fryman) Benassi.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Gina Geddings and one granddaughter, Morgan Geddings. Surviving are three sons, David (Janice)...
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Anne K. Baccheschi

March 26, 1931 - March 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Anne K. Baccheschi, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born March 26, 1931 in Mapleton to George and Katherine (Foley) Winters, she married Lawrence “Larry” Baccheschi on April 22, 1950 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Kathy (Kim) Higham of Pekin, Mary (Ron) Lowe of...
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W. R. Stanford

January 18, 1923 - March 18, 2017

FARMINGTON ~ W.R. “Bill” Stanford, 94, of Farmington, formerly of Peoria and Pekin, passed away at 10:06 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor. Born January 18, 1923 in Milledgeville Tennessee to Walter and Rettie (Ramey) Stanford, he married Reba N. Crowell on December 7, 1943 in Corinth, Mississippi.  She died January 26, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan.  He...
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James B. Westervelt

July 2, 1940 - March 18, 2017

PEKIN ~ James B. Westervelt, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2017 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin.  He had resided at Amy’s since 2001 and they had become like family. He was born July 2, 1940 in Pekin to William N. and Helen M. (Heisel) Westervelt.  He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three children: Jay, Julia and Jill. Jim...
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Loretta M. Walck

March 18, 1949 - March 18, 2017

PEORIA ~ Loretta Marie Walck, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 6:13 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her home.   Born March 18, 1949 in Lake City, Arkansas to James and Sara Mae (Halcomb) Adams, she married William Walck in 1969 in Peoria.  He died on August 4, 2002 in Peoria.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one grandson; one brother and two sisters. Surviving are two...
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Lois R. Cofer

December 16, 1921 - March 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lois R. Cofer, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born December 16, 1921 in Sangamon County to Lester W. and Bonnie M. (Nixon) Sagle, she married Glen Joseph Cofer.  He died on February 25, 1996 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary C. Cofer on March 17, 2009 in East Peoria and two...
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Kody R. Dietrich

August 21, 1998 - March 16, 2017

ST. CHARLES ~ Kody Robert Dietrich, 18, of St. Charles, peacefully passed away at 9:07 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. He was formerly of Pekin. Kody was born August 21, 1998 in Pekin to Shelly Renea Vickers. He is survived by his mother of St. Charles; one brother, Austin Dale Vickers of St. Charles; maternal grandparents, Rodney and Cynthia Giddens of...
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Nina M. Goodwin

February 10, 1935 - March 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Nina Marie Goodwin, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born February 10, 1935 in Hackleburg, Alabama to Roy and Eva (Cole) Osborn, she married Kenneth Charles “Chuck” Goodwin on September 11, 1956 in Pekin.  He died May 21, 2008 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers...
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Audrie Jo Denham

March 13, 2017 - March 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Audrie Jo Denham, daughter of Kaylee Joanne Hinderliter and Larry Lee Denham, Jr. was stillborn at 2:03 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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April D. Balcom

April 1, 1961 - March 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ April Dawn (Buck) Balcom, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at Washington Christian Village in Washington. She was born April 1, 1961 in Pekin to Clarence Daniel, Jr. and Gloria (Imel) Buck. Surviving are three sons, Corey Dozard of East Peoria, Nate (Maren McCoy) Dozard and Jake Dozard, both of Pekin; five grandchildren; her father, Clarence Buck, Jr. of...
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John H. Allison

September 7, 1942 - March 13, 2017

PEORIA ~ John Hamel Allison, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 2:53 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born September 7, 1942 in Peoria to William Daniel and Bertie Mae (Harris) Allison. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pearl Crump and Ethel Brandt. Surviving are five brothers, Karl (Cindy) Ensor of Hohenwald, TN, Ken (Anne) Ensor...
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Randal L. Berardi, Sr.

August 30, 1932 - March 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Randal Louis Berardi, Sr., 84, of Pekin, passed away at 10:52 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home with his wife at his side. Born August 30, 1932 in Pekin to Louis and Geneva (Rodgers) Berardi, he married Lana Lane on May 28, 1971in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Randal (Elli) Berardi, Jr. of Goodfield, Doug Lane of Pekin; two daughters, Ramona Horner of...
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Dorothy M. Snyder

May 19, 1922 - March 11, 2017

PEORIA ~ Dorothy Mildred Snyder, 94, of Peoria, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her home. Born May 19, 1922 in Peoria to William and Martha (Pagles) Peplow, she married Harry C. Snyder on March 23, 1940 in Burlington, Iowa.  He died April 29, 2000 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death her parents; one infant son, Donald Snyder; five sisters and two brothers....
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Gayle S. Bamber

August 24, 1955 - March 10, 2017

PEORIA ~ Gayle Sue Bamber, 61, of Peoria, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.   Born August 24, 1955 in Pekin to Frederick and Dorothy (Lawson) Crooks, she married Clyde Peacock on June 5, 1969 in Pekin.  She later married Walter Bamber on February 19, 2001 in Peoria.  He died April 3, 2008 in Peoria.  Also preceding...
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