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Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

At Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes in Pekin and Creve Coeur, we have a mission... a mission of quality service that is reflected in everything we do. When families come to us for funeral or cremation services, they feel comfortable in expressing their wishes and discussing the options available to them. That's because it's all about family at Preston-Hanley. We are so devoted to the families we serve, we offer services for pets as well.

You can be sure that you will receive the utmost professional care from Preston-Hanley. We personally make the decisions that affect the standard of service we provide. Each of our seven funeral directors is licensed and experienced. We maintain the highest standards with careful attention to every detail. Each and every person on our staff plays an integral part in maintaining our reputation for personal attention and excellence in service.

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Our Obituaries

Robert Collins

December 18, 1933 - August 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Collins, 84, of Farmington, passed away at 11:34 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.
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Jim Jennings

November 23, 1942 - August 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Wesley “Jim” Jennings, Jr., 75, of Pekin, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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James Marshall

May 5, 1957 - August 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Marshall, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Marie Hedrick

September 5, 1927 - August 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marie Hedrick, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
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Richard L. Batterton

April 2, 1965 - August 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard L. Batterton, 53, of Beloit, Wisconsin, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin.
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Janice Morris`

December 26, 1936 - August 11, 2018

MANITO ~ Janice C. Morris, 81, of Manito, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Sandra Kay Adams

November 13, 1939 - August 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Sandra Kay Adams, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 11:32 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Michael G. Parr

June 4, 1951 - August 9, 2018

PEORIA ~ Michael George Parr, 67, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born June 4, 1951 in Peoria to Dennis and Grace (Mack) Parr, he married Cathy Dagit on July 13, 1974 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Mike (Susie) Parr of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two daughters, Kimberly (David) Rybolt of Pekin and Lisa ...
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Sue A. Hunt

October 4, 1946 - August 9, 2018

PEORIA ~ Sue Ann Hunt, 71, of Metamora, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She is now at home with Jesus in Heaven. Born October 4, 1946 in St. Paul, Minnesota to James Wesley and Thelma A. (Zimmerman) Jennings, she married Michael R. Hunt on October 26, 1968 in Chillicothe.  He died March 5, 2002. ...
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Gerald Alanson Blandin

July 4, 1939 - August 8, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Gerald Alanson "Jerry" Blandin, 79, of Mapleton, passed away at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at his home.   Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The family will host a celebration of Jerry's life at a later date.
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William L. Sutterer

May 31, 1954 - August 6, 2018

WASHINGTON ~ William Loran Sutterer, 64, of Washington, passed away at 1:41 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. He was born May 31, 1954 in Chester to Harold and Helen (Kieffer) Sutterer. Surviving are two daughters, Jessica (Jason) Chandler of Pinellas Park, Florida, Cheyenne (Raymond) Barnes of Washington; two sons, Dakota Sutterer and Colton Sutterer, both of...
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Danny Joe McQueen

April 18, 1950 - August 5, 2018

DELAVAN ~ Danny Joe McQueen, 68, of Delavan, passed away at 8:09 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his residence. Born April 18, 1950 in Shelbyville to Alva B. and Velma I. (Helton) McQueen, he married Christina F. “Chris” (Buttke) Bushong.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Tony (Cori) Bloom of Marquette Heights, David Pfeiffer of Tennessee and Jeff (Lauri) Pfeiffer of...
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Paul Price

August 17, 1930 - August 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul Leland Price, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born August 17, 1930 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Park and Irma (Jones) Price, he married Jean E. Vaughn on January 14, 1951 in Havana. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Dee (Rick) Hodgson and Jill Byerline, both of Pekin; one son, Randy (Julie) Price of Pekin;...
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Barry Eugene Barlow

October 25, 1963 - August 4, 2018

MARIANNA, FL~ Barry Eugene Barlow, 54, of Marianna, Florida, passed away at 8:04 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Geneseo, Illinois.
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Tyler G. Ritchie

March 22, 1989 - August 4, 2018

MANITO ~ Tyler Grant Ritchie, 29, of Manito, passed away at 5:59 p.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 at his home. He was born March 22, 1989 in Seymour, Indiana to Marty and Stacie (Allen) Ritchie. Surviving are his parents of Manito; one son, Brendan Ritchie; one daughter, Bailey Ritchie, both of Manito; three brothers, Derek (Alaina) Ritchie of Manito, Levi Ritchie of Manito and Corey (Alyssa)...
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Raymond Lee Kerker

May 27, 1933 - August 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Raymond Lee Kerker, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his home.
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Lynette Diane Dietrich

January 21, 1948 - August 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Lynette Diane Dietrich, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 11:47 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 at Florida Hospital Flager in Palm Coast, Florida. She was born January 21, 1948 in Pekin to Robert and Lola Mae (Woerner) Dietrich. Surviving are two sons, Robert “Bobb” Dietrich of Pekin and Ben Dietrich of Delavan; two grandsons, David Austin Dietrich of Bellevue and Austin Vickers of St...
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Mary L. Thompson

February 22, 1922 - August 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Mary Louise Thompson, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born February 22, 1922 in Petersburg to Joe L. and Ruth H. (Wiseman) Nelson, she married Robert Ollie Thompson on February 23, 1946 in Springfield.  He died May 16, 2003 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Surviving are one son, Mike ...
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Kenneth D. Boswell

January 3, 1956 - August 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Kenneth Duane Boswell, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home. He was born January 3, 1956 in Peoria to Eugene and Patricia (Holmes) Boswell.  Kenneth was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Steve Boswell; and one sister, Sally Ann Boswell. Surviving are his mother of Pekin; one son, Johnathan (Maureen) Boswell of East Peoria; two...
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Ralph Cody

March 12, 1943 - August 2, 2018

ROANOKE ~ Buford "Ralph" Cody, 74, of Roanoke, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Bloomington and Creve Coeur. He was born March 12, 1943 in Greenville, South Carolina to Jay and Stella (Bruner) Cody. Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Kyle) Woodward of Roanoke, Janelle (Jim) Curry of Morton and Jennifer (Brian) Walters of Washington...
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Laura S. Malin

June 16, 1967 - August 2, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Laura Sue Malin, 51, of Mapleton, passed away at 4:51 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. Born June 16, 1967 in Peoria to John William and Donna Sue (Darst) Marmion, she married Timothy Dale Malin on May 7, 1988 in Bartonville. Surviving are her husband, Tim Malin of Mapleton; father and step-mother, Jack and Dorothy Marmion...
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Douglas Timothy Murray

September 26, 1957 - August 1, 2018

PEORIA ~ Douglas Timothy Murray, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
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Robert E. Beal

July 18, 1938 - August 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Eugene “Bob” Beal, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born July 18, 1938 in Normal to Ira W. and Rena L. (Kiper) Beal, he married Linda Grace Sundberg on November 29, 1968 in Galesburg.  Surviving are his wife, Linda Beal of Pekin; two sons, Scott (Paige) Beal of Bloomington and Cory...
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Jeffery H. Innis

December 4, 1949 - August 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jeffery Howard Innis, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin Emergency Room.  He was formerly of Creve Coeur Born December 4, 1949 in Peoria to Howard E. and Leah L. (Pilant) Innis, he married Christine Elaine King on July 13, 1968 in Creve Coeur.  She died August 4, 1992 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his...
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Larry Earhart

February 3, 1948 - July 31, 2018

PEKIN ~ Larry G. Earhart, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his residence.
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Christopher M. Sies

May 9, 1972 - July 31, 2018

PEKIN ~ The Rev. Christopher Mark “Chris” Sies, 46, of Pekin, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Born May 9, 1972 in Pekin to Betty Louise Sies, he married Christina Lynn “Christy” Gardner on June 21, 2008 in Pekin.  Surviving are his wife, Christy Sies of Pekin; his mother and father, Betty and Bobby...
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John E. Gibson

December 13, 1928 - July 30, 2018

GLASFORD ~ John E. "Jack" Gibson, 89, of Glasford, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.
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Ursula Elisabeth Schmider

February 7, 1945 - July 30, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Ursula Elisabeth Schmider, 73, of Mapleton, passed away at 9:16 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 at her residence.
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Gary M. Newton

December 23, 1935 - July 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Gary M. Newton, 82, of Pekin, passed away and went to be with the Lord at 4:46 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Born December 23, 1935 in the kitchen of his childhood home in Goreville to George Marion and Ethel (Thornton) Newton, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol J. Wade, on May 24, 1955 in Pekin.  She survives. Also...
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Dixie F. Lopez

September 22, 1937 - July 30, 2018

PEORIA ~ Dixie Fern Lopez, 80, of Peoria, went to be with the Lord at 1:10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 peacefully at her home. Born September 22, 1937 in Xenia to Amos Cort and Elizabeth Grace (Jones) Draper, she married Louis Raymond Lopez on June 29, 1955 in Mount Vernon.  Surviving are her husband, Louis Lopez of Peoria; three children, Jesse (Fawn) Lopez of Chicago, Donna (Dan) Stewart...
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Joseph H. Swinford

March 4, 1928 - July 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Joseph Harold Swinford, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born March 4, 1928 in Claypool, Indiana to William Harold and Bertha (Ratcliff) Swinford, he married Margaret “Peggy” DeNeal on February 8, 1953 in Sidell, Illinois.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Scott (Mary) Swinford of Clinton and Brian...
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Cheryl L. Richter

October 27, 1968 - July 26, 2018

MANITO ~ Cheryl Lynn Richter, 49, of Manito, passed away at 11:43 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
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Debra L. Thrasher-McWhirter

March 20, 1959 - July 26, 2018

SPRINGFIELD ~ Debra L. “Debbie” Thrasher-McWhirter, 59, of Springfield, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born March 20, 1959 in Peoria to Thomas and Joyce (Schuch) Thrasher.  They have preceded her in death.  Also preceding her are one infant daughter; two sisters; one grandmother and two grandfathers....
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Denny Krohn

May 12, 1943 - July 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dennis Gene “Denny” Krohn, 75, of Pekin, Illinois and of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his home in Pekin. Born May 12, 1943 in Pekin to John and Alberta Mae (Wilson) Krohn, he married Julie Sangalli on December 14, 1963 in Pekin.  She survives. Denny’s great pride was his children. His daughter, Carole Krohn of...
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Jeffrey B. Anderson

May 28, 1960 - July 24, 2018

PEORIA ~ Jeffrey B. Anderson, 58, of Peoria, passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his residence. 
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Wanda J. Starrick

February 13, 1931 - July 22, 2018

 
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Robert C. McCarthy

July 17, 1959 - July 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Christopher “Chris” McCarthy, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 5:47 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his home. Born July 17, 1959 in Peoria to Robert Lee and Judith (Hannum) McCarthy, he married Laura McClanahan on September 7, 1991 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother of East Peoria; two daughters, Catreena (Milton) Neuenschwander of Knoxville,...
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John M. Linzenmeyer

May 10, 1938 - July 21, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ John M. Linzenmeyer, 80, of East Peoria, passed away at 2:49 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the Emergency Room at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He was formerly of Creve Coeur. He was born May 10, 1938 in New Albin, Iowa to Walter and Marjorie (Kumpf) Linzenmeyer. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Surviving are three sons, David (Terri)...
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Conney M. Kimbo

August 31, 1957 - July 20, 2018

PEORIA ~ Conney M. Kimbo, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Sharon Health Care Pines in Peoria. He was born August 31, 1957 in Bloomington, Indiana to Conney M. and Betsy (Daniels) Kimbo. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services. Memorial donations may be given to the donor's choice.   ...
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Roy A. Golden

August 31, 1937 - July 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Roy Allen Golden, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at his home. Born August 31, 1937 in Pekin to Franklin A., Sr. and Helen (Taylor) Golden, he married Sharron “Shari” (Sellers) Hilst on May 20, 1966. Surviving are his wife, Shari Golden of Pekin; one son, Michael Golden of Pekin; two daughters, Karen (John) Calhoun of Pekin and Barbara (Ken) Drake...
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Suzanne Barnewolt

February 26, 1948 - July 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Suzanne Elizabeth Barnewolt, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 6:04 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Fondulac Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in East Peoria. Born February 26, 1948 in Peoria to Louis and Lois (Branson) Maurer, she married Michael Barnewolt on August 4, 1969 in Mayfield, Kentucky. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Barnewolt of Pekin and Katrina ...
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Edna H. Randolph

December 14, 1922 - July 20, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Edna H. Randolph, 95, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin. Born December 14, 1922 in Putnam County, Tennessee to Edd and Oella (Matheney) Hammons, she married Cloyde Randolph December 21, 1941 in Crossville, Tennessee.  He died November 30, 1999 in Peoria.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one son,...
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Stephen Sanders

August 23, 1955 - July 19, 2018

PEORIA ~ Stephen Sanders, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 9:19 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at his home.  He was born August 23, 1955 in Peoria to Archie and Dorothy (Hennig) Sanders.  His parents preceded him in death.   Surviving are four sisters, Diana (Donald) Karrick of Trivoli, Gail Sanders, Cheryl (Gordon) Briston, and Susan (Robert) Oldfield.  Stephen was an...
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Charles Swonger

July 5, 1929 - July 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Charles Oliver “Chuck” Swonger, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in East Peoria. Born July 5, 1929 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Martha (Wineland) Swonger, he married Lovina Peters on August 10, 1949 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Connie (Steve) Ennis of East...
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Dean Nash

July 28, 1955 - July 19, 2018

PEORIA ~ Dean Elgin “Corky” Nash, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born July 28, 1955 in Peoria to George and Florence (Crooks) Salter, he married Kathy Stewart on June 11, 1999 in Creve Coeur. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Florence Salter of Pekin; two daughters, Jaclyn (Brad) Mortimer...
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Marie Alice Hacker

July 30, 1932 - July 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marie Alice “Toots” Hacker, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 5:39 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born July 30, 1932 in Pekin to Wallie Wade and Etta Mae (Bloomer) Simpson, she married Robert “Bob” W. Hacker on November 17, 1949 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Virginia M. (Paul) Anderson of Pekin; three...
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Hazel D. Sullins

January 24, 1929 - July 14, 2018

PEORIA ~ Hazel D. Sullins, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 1;02 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.  
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Anthony A. Davis

June 7, 1957 - July 14, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Anthony Angelo “Fat Man” Davis, 61, of South Pekin, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born June 7, 1957 in Pekin to Elvin Cecil and Francis Gertrude (Belles) Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Landrith and one brother, Melvin Davis. Surviving are his life partner,...
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R. Jacqueline Myers

June 9, 1935 - July 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rachel Jacqueline “Jackie” Myers, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 3:46 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born June 9, 1935 in Deer Creek to Joseph Renic and Dorothy Mary (Hayes) Bennett, she married Edward L. Myers in 1970 in Tremont.  He died January 15, 1986 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda...
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Velma Wertz

August 10, 1936 - July 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Velma Mae Wertz, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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Velma June Oneal

June 28, 1923 - July 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Velma June Oneal, 95, of Pekin, formerly of Easley, South Carolina and Springfield, Illinois, passed away at 8:54 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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Velma J. Oneal

June 28, 1923 - July 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Velma June Oneal, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 8:54 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.  She was formerly of Greenville and Easley, South Carolina. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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David R. Krepel

March 5, 1950 - July 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Ronald “Bear” Krepel, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 3:27 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  He was formerly of Crystal Lake. Born March 5, 1950 in Elgin to George and Julitta (Bolanas) Krepel, Sr., he married Laura Switzer on June 23, 1973 in Crystal Lake. Surviving are one son, Joshua A. (Jennifer) Krepel of Algonquin; one...
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Dawson Alan Cox

July 4, 2018 - July 13, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Dawson Alan Cox, 9 day old infant son of Joshua and Ashlie (Andrews) Cox, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at his home. He was born July 4, 2018 in Peoria. He is survived by his parents of South Pekin; maternal grandparents, Mark and Sherrie Andrews of Mapleton; paternal grandparents, Stephanie Cox and Rick Biggs of Pekin; one aunt, Juliana Millbern of Afton, Virginia...
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Jeremy A. Loberg

February 13, 1981 - July 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jeremy Ansel Loberg, 37, of Pekin, passed away at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Portland, Oregon. Born February 13, 1981 in Peoria to Walter Wesley and Patricia Elaine (Seymore) Loberg, he married Stacia Marie Hardin on March 9, 2001 in Pekin.  She died September 7, 2004 in Peoria Heights. Surviving are his parents, Walt and Patty of Pekin;...
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Norma J. Spain

June 8, 1936 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Norma J. (Eschmeyer) Spain, 82, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida.  She was formerly of Pekin. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is assisting the family with arrangements.  
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Dwane G. Hagler

March 16, 1951 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dwane G. Hagler, 67, of Pekin, passed away unexpectedly at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home. He was born March 16, 1951 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Earl and Genevieve (King) Hagler.  He made his home in Cahokia until 1981 when he met the love of his life.  He married Linda Carroll (Herring) Lewis on November 7, 1982 in Peoria.  They then made their home in...
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G. Edward Schwinn, Jr.

May 4, 1938 - July 11, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Gottfried Edward “Ed” Schwinn, Jr., 80, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born May 4, 1938 in Peoria to Gottfried E. and Mildred (Carter) Schwinn, Sr., he married Virginia Smith on February 25, 1962 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Christine (Derek) Hamm of Hanna City; two sons,...
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Wendy M. Brownfield

May 26, 1977 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wendy Marie Brownfield, 41, of Topeka, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Mason County District Hospital Emergency Room. She was born May 26, 1977 in Canton to James and Marcia (Evans) Brownfield. Surviving are her father, James (Lori Smith) Brownfield of Havana; her mother, Marcia Brownfield of Pekin; three sons, Westley Andrew Trone, Anthony Michael James Trone...
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J. Neal Scurlock

August 30, 1931 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN - Junior Neal Scurlock, our family’s patriarch, known to his family and friends as Neal, passed away peacefully July 11, 2018 surrounded by love and family.  Neal was born in Long Lane, Missouri on August 30, 1931 to Charles Rudolf and Nellie Mae (Thomson) Scurlock.  He was the eldest of their four children.  Neal was preceded in death by his parents; sister Neda Stice...
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Richard T. Moehring, Jr.

August 28, 1955 - July 10, 2018

TREMONT ~ Richard T. Moehring, Jr., of Tremont, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 28, 1955 in Pekin to Richard T. and Viola (Porth) Moehring, Sr., he married Chong Suk Choi on February 27, 2009 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Christina (Patrick) Kinney of North Pekin and Sandra (Justin)...
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J. Richard Bell

May 18, 1922 - July 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dr. J. Richard “Dick” Bell, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Hospital. Richard was born May 18, 1922 in Peoria to Ross G. and Frances (Seiler) Bell. His parents preceded him in death.   He married Norma Jean (Bauer) Oltmann on June 23, 1979 in Peoria.    Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Bell;...
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Leola Brinker

October 17, 1934 - July 6, 2018

MANITO ~ Leola “Lee” Faye Brinker, 83, of Manito, passed away at 2:56 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at her home. Born October 17, 1934 in Montgomery, Missouri to Everett and Grace (Arthur) Johnson, she married Raymond Dale Brinker on December 29, 1978 in Montgomery, Illinois. He died June 30, 1996 in Manito. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters....
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Cheryl A. Monks

October 30, 1945 - July 5, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Cheryl Ann Monks, 72, of Glasford, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at her home. She was born October 30, 1945 in Peoria to George Fredrick and Mary Evelyn (McCullough) Monks.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marlene Fahnders and Kathlyn Weis; three brothers, John “Jack” Monks, Harold Monks, and...
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Wanda C. Rauch

September 24, 1921 - July 2, 2018

HOPEDALE ~ Wanda C. Rauch, 96, formerly of Green Valley and Pekin, passed away on Monday, July 02, 2018 at Hopedale Nursing Home. Born September 24, 1921 in Clear Lake, Iowa to Earl and Anna (Peplow) Clark, she married Harry Rauch on January 1, 1943 in Seattle, Washington.  He died November 3, 2010 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Surviving are...
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Irene Tamborine

May 16, 1924 - July 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Irene S. Tamborine, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 7:01 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Pekin Manor, where she was a resident since September 2015. Born May 16, 1924 in Forest City to George C. and Effie (Ingersoll) Beard, she married Lewis G. Tamborine on October 26, 1963 in Pekin. He died April 16, 1995 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; two...
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Betsy A. Patterson

November 13, 1935 - June 30, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Betsy Ann Patterson, 82, of Mapleton, passed away at 12;27 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born November 15, 1935 in Peoria to Merril and Rickie ((Neptune) Kern, she married Carl Patterson, Sr. on April 21, 1978 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are five sons, Bill (Rhonda) Brown of Glasford, Paul (Sandy) Patterson of Spring Bay, Babe...
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Russell L. Krahn

November 10, 1937 - June 29, 2018

  PEKIN ~ Russell Lloyd Krahn, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Emergency Room.
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Dolores J. Cascia

October 19, 1927 - June 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dolores Johanna Mary Cascia, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 8:56 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Villas of Hollybrook in Pekin. Born October 19, 1927, in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward George and Elsie Amalia (Roberts) Pecher, she married Vito Egidio Cascia on June 16, 1951, in Jefferson City, Missouri.  He died May 19, 1969, in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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James G. Rickard

December 21, 1976 - June 28, 2018

LONDON MILLS ~ James G. Rickard, 41, of London Mills, passed away at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at O.S.F. Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born December 21, 1976 in Peoria to Virgil and Sharon (Pillman) Rickard. Surviving are his mother, Sharon Swindler of Yates City; two daughters, Alexandria Rickard of Washington and Alleah Rickard of Yates City; one son, Anthony...
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Jeanne Martin

August 29, 1933 - June 28, 2018

PEORIA ~ Marion Jeanne Benson Martin, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.  Born August 29, 1933 in Paris, Tennessee to Hughie B. and Jamie E. (Needham) Benson, she married Melvin E. Martin on August 19, 1956 in Chillicothe.  He died April 2, 1999 in Chillicothe.  She also was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Pamela E. Litchfield

May 3, 1960 - June 27, 2018

PEORIA ~ Pamela Ellen Litchfield, 58, of Peoria, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her home.
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James J.D. Privett

January 25, 1929 - June 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ James D. “J.D.” Privett, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 5:58 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born January 18, 1929 in Crockett County, Tennessee to J.H. and Rosa (Privitt) Privett, he married Bessie Artice Diggs on April 19, 1953 in Pinson, Tennessee. She died September 22, 2006 in Morton. He later married Lorelei Christopher on August 15, 2009 in Pekin. She survives...
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James T. Gamble

February 10, 1964 - June 24, 2018

PEORIA ~ James T. Gamble, 54, of Peoria, passed away at 9:32 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Daniel W. Dawe, Sr.

January 17, 1951 - June 24, 2018

TOPEKA ~ Daniel William Dawe, Sr., 67, of Topeka, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Wanda B. Dublin

September 17, 1930 - June 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wanda Bernice Dublin, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 7:46 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her home. Born September 17, 1930 in Camp Point to Fredrick Cole and Helen Mattie (Capp) Swisher, she married Glen Smith on December 25, 1948.  He died April 12, 1955.  She later married Kenneth Dublin on June 22, 1957 in Paducah, KY.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda ...
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David vanOrman

October 27, 1950 - June 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Marc vanOrman, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Green Valley, where he was a farmer of 46 years in the Manito and Green Valley area.   Born October 27, 1950 in Peoria to Forrest and Alverne (Craig) vanOrman, he married Sarah Whiteford on August 21, 1971 in Manito. She survives. Also surviving are his father and...
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William D. Anderson

June 6, 1955 - June 23, 2018

TOULON ~ William Doyle Anderson, 63, of Toulon, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at OSF Saint Mary’s Medical Center Emergency Room in Galesburg. He was born June 6, 1955 in Peoria to Elza “Andy” and Wanda (Tarvin) Anderson.  His parents preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rebecca Ann “Becky” Crilly and Lynn...
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Brian R. DeSollar

November 20, 1936 - June 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Brian R. DeSollar, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 4:57 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He was born November 20, 1936 in Takoma Park, Maryland to Marion W. and Clara Araminta (Wyatt) DeSollar.  Brian was a 1955 graduate of Pekin Community High School, where he played football and baseball.  While at PCHS, he met his soulmate, Linda Lou...
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Terry Svendsen

June 28, 1952 - June 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Terrence James Svendsen, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at his home. Born June 28, 1952 in Pekin to Knud and Kathryn (Cash) Svendsen, he married Robin Ball on June 30, 1973 in Pekin. Surviving are three daughters, Kiersten Smith of Macedonia, Ohio, Lynn (Leonard) Kasinger and Jessica Svendsen, both of Pekin; six grandchildren; siblings, David (Donna)...
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Olivia Anne Smith

June 5, 2018 - June 22, 2018

GROVELAND ~ Olivia Anne Smith, infant daughter of Caleb P. and Laura L. (Weitekamp) Smith, of Groveland, passed away at 12:16 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at her home. She was born Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Surviving are her parents of Groveland; two brothers, Elijah Smith and Jonah Smith; her grandparents, Deb & Mark Weitekamp of Pekin and...
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Michael T. Ertl

August 30, 1966 - June 21, 2018

PEORIA ~ Michael Travis Ertl, 51, of Peoria, passed away at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Ruth Ilene Shannon

June 28, 1926 - June 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ruth Ilene (Dean) Shannon, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at her home.
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Terry Graham

August 26, 1957 - June 20, 2018

PEORIA ~ Terry Lee Graham, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his home. Born August 26, 1957 in Peoria to LeRoy A. and Patricia A. (Stromlund) Graham, he married Jan M. Livingston on November 11, 1978 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Brittany (Josh) Beeney of Peoria Heights; two sons, Jacob (Deborah) Graham of Newark, Missouri and Rob ...
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Dick J. Carroll

April 7, 1937 - June 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dick J. Carroll, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Christian Village in Lincoln. Dick was born April 7, 1937 in Pekin.  He married Kayelene A. “Kay” Sidell on August 17, 1991 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Jody Curtis; one son, Scott Carroll; two step-daughters, Kristy Adams and Tammy Hedrick; eight...
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Darriel Howard

February 9, 1938 - June 19, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Darriel C. Howard, 80, of Mapleton, passed away at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 9, 1938 in Paragould, Arkansas to Colvin E. and Artie Mae (Powers) Howard, he married Nancy Clara Langenbahn on December 3, 1982 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Anthony Wayne (Shelly) Howard of Dawson and Darriel Mark ...
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Daniel A. Von Boeckman

December 18, 1960 - June 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Daniel Arthur “Danny” Von Boeckman, 57, of Pekin, passed away after a long battle with cancer at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his mother’s home. He was born December 18, 1960 in Pekin to Robert and Loretta (Schabatka) Von Boeckman. Surviving are his mother, Loretta Woods of Pekin; one son, Brandon Von Boeckman of Manito; two daughters, Kaleigh (Chris Watson) Von...
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Rosemary E. Rushford

April 2, 1930 - June 18, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rosemary E. Rushford, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Monday June 18, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 2, 1930 in East Peoria to Maurice H. and Mary W. (DeFord) Braden, she married Robert J. Rushford on April 21, 1951 in Lewiston.  He died June 9, 1998 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Judith A....
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Beverly J. Taylor

December 18, 1937 - June 18, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Beverly Jean “Bev” Taylor, 80, of South Pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at her home. Born December 18, 1937 in Princeville to Mae Louise Martzluf, she married Lloyd F. Taylor on November 1, 1957 in Pekin.  He died August 1, 1996 in Champaign.  Also preceding her in death are mother and step-father, Levi Bishop, and her grandparents,...
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William G. Avery

January 13, 1947 - June 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ William Gene “Bill" Avery, 71, of Florence, Colorado, passed away at 3:41 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born January 13, 1947 in Pekin to John M. and Loraine Lorie (Merritt) Avery, he married Launni Jo Ford on March 18, 1983 in Olympia, Washington.  She survives. Surviving are his wife, Launni Avery of Florence, Colorado; father,...
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Holly S. Henderson

April 17, 1962 - June 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Holly Sue (Helmig) Henderson, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 17, 1962 in Pekin to Don and Judy (Mulinax) Smith. Surviving are her parents of Pekin; two daughters, Stephanie Kearney of Pekin and Shannon (Mitch) Grashoff of Manito; one son, Anthony Henderson of Pekin; five grandchildren, Zeke, Carson,...
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Clara A. Peters

June 24, 1933 - June 16, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Clara Arnett “Nettie” (Veaughn) Peters, 84, of Glasford, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home with her children at her side. Nettie was born in Creal Springs, IL to Henry and Della (Willis) Veaughn on June 24, 1933, one of four children.  She grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from West Frankfort High School.  Nettie married...
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Patsy J. Vonderheide

November 11, 1934 - June 16, 2018

PEKIN ~ Patsy Joan Vonderheide, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born November 11, 1934 in Beecher City to John P. and Irene E. (Barr) Harlan.  Her parents and one sister, Barbara Rucker preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters, Gail (Ed) Roth, Gina (Darin Reed) Steinsultz, and Lisa...
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Barbara J. Mettam

February 27, 1944 - June 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Barbara Jean “Barb” Mettam, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:11 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born February 27, 1944 in Peoria to Clarence E. and Dorothy M. (Neville) Worden, she married Dannis A. Mettam on October 6, 1963 in Peoria. Surviving are one daughter, Donna (Ed) Wood of Groveland; twin sons, Douglas (Nicole) Mettam of Pekin and Drew (Dawn) Mettam of...
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Ruth J. Moore

October 15, 1932 - June 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ruth J. Moore, 85, of North Pekin, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born October 15, 1932 in Kilbourne to Everett R. and Sarah F. (Tackman) Whitley, she married Donald F. Moore on July 30, 1949 in North Pekin.  He passed away March 8, 1997.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters. Surviving are one son,...
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Amey Jean Fink

May 21, 1937 - June 13, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Amey Jean (Elson) Fink, 81, of Glasford, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at her home, after battling breast cancer for several years. She was born May 21, 1937 at home in Glasford to Archie and Janie (Clauson) Elson.  She married Franklin E. Fink on January 8, 1956 in Glasford.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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George A. Frese

May 26, 1947 - June 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ George Albert Frese, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born May 26, 1947 in Bloomington to George and Ellen (Denchfield) Frese, he married Martha Lynne Jones on May 1, 1971 in Peoria.  Surviving are his wife, Marty Frese of Pekin; one son, Doug Frese of Lafayette, Indiana; one daughter, Rebecca Howell of Pekin; three...
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Janis L. Becker

August 11, 1944 - June 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Janis Lynn “Jan” Becker, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born August 11, 1944 in Pekin to Glenn Frederick and Pauline Alice (Renner) Betzelberger, she married Richard W. Becker on July 2, 1965 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin. Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Troy) Parish of Springfield and Jill (Brian) Garman of...
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Michael C. Ryan

September 16, 1958 - June 10, 2018

PEORIA ~ Michael Charles Ryan, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Lois J. Callaway

December 19, 1940 - June 10, 2018

MANITO ~ Lois Jean Callaway, 77, of Manito, passed away at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born December 19, 1940 in Tracy City, TN to Charlie and Elsie (Shrum) Sissom, she married Clyde Callaway on February 12, 1960 in Manito.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Gary) Watson of Manito and Marilyn (Dave Keen) Whitfield of...
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