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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

Laurie M. Yaeger

September 5, 1954 - September 21, 2018

PEORIA ~ Laurie May Yaeger, 64, of Peoria, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Eugene C. Wyman

April 23, 1956 - September 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Eugene Craig “Gene” Wyman, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 4:31 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin after a 15 year battle with COPD.  Born April 23, 1956 in Peoria to Eugene and Effie (Hall) Wyman, he married Cindy Hickman.  She preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Craig; two...
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Willie Blue, Jr.

September 12, 1969 - September 19, 2018

PEORIA ~ Willie Blue, Jr., 49, of Peoria, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Gerald W. Stonecipher, D.D.S.

December 12, 1940 - September 19, 2018

Gerald Wayne Stonecipher, D.D.S., 77, of Fort Collins, Colorado, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin, Illinois. Born December 12, 1940 in Salem, Illinois to Ervin Pershing “Stoney” and Emma Grace (Perry) Stonecipher, he married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Baker on September 21, 1963 in Melrose Park, Illinois. ...
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Marilyn J. Hayes

September 26, 1933 - September 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Jane Hayes, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born September 26, 1933 in Pekin to Richard Justus and Mildred Almena (Green) Cunningham, she married Wayne Leroy Hayes on May 9, 1954 in Pekin.  He died February 9, 2014 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Christy L....
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Roger D. Hoerr

March 27, 1944 - September 18, 2018

PEKIN ~ Roger Dean Hoerr, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at his home. Born March 27, 1944 in Pekin to Reuben A. and Nancy L. (Richardson) Hoerr, he married Rita Lynette Walker on October 1, 1972 in Manchester, Tennessee.  She died November 17, 2008.  He also was preceded in death by three daughters, Mari Harris, Ladonna Goodrich and one in infancy;...
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Robert Bradley

September 6, 1926 - September 16, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Eugene Bradley, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 7:34 a.m. Sunday, September 16, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Cathie K. Williams

September 15, 1948 - September 16, 2018

MANITO ~ Cathie Kay Williams, 70, of Manito, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born September 15, 1948 in Pekin to George and Imogene (Kahler) Singley, she married Stephen Eric Williams on October 18, 1974 in Pekin.  He died June 30, 2007.  She was also preceded in death by her...
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Oliver Webster

August 19, 2018 - September 15, 2018

MORTON ~ Oliver “Ollie” Douglas Webster, 28-day old infant son of David and Britten (Wilson) Webster, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 on a walk surrounded by family. He was born August 19, 2018 in Peoria. Surviving are his parents of Morton; big sister, Zoe Webster of Morton; maternal grandparents, Doug Wilson of Palatine and Kathy Wilson of Wheeling; paternal...
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Wanatha Dehne

October 13, 1925 - September 11, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Wanatha Mae Dehne, 92, of East Peoria, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Cornerstone Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Peoria Heights.
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James Taylor

February 7, 1949 - September 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Taylor, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home.
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Ernest E. Ertmoed

April 10, 1932 - September 10, 2018

MORTON ~ Ernest E. “Ernie” Ertmoed, 86, of Morton, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born April 10, 1932 in Pekin to Ernest Allen and Dolly Evelyn (Long) Ertmoed, he married Margie Ellen Lane on April 5, 1953 in Pekin.  She died February 25, 2018 in Morton.  He also was...
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Jordan R. Huskey

November 25, 1994 - September 8, 2018

PEORIA ~ Jordan Regina Huskey, 23, of Peoria, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018.  She was born November 25, 1994 in Peoria to Robert Michael and Della Louise “Dee” (Burton) Huskey.  Surviving are her mother, Dee Vallianatos of Peoria; father, Rob Huskey of Washington; three brothers, Aaron (Jessica) Bricker of Ozark, Missouri, Michael Schmitt and...
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Michael C. Wood

August 9, 1952 - September 8, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Michael C. “Mike” Wood, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly a longtime resident of Marquette Heights. Born August 9, 1952 in Cairo to Floyd and Rosemary (Calvin) Wood, he married Debra L. Carter on September 2, 1972 in East Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Joseph (Joan)...
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Wanda Urish

December 30, 1949 - September 6, 2018

DELAVAN ~ Wanda Lucille Urish, 68, of Delavan, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018.
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John Dropko

October 22, 1954 - September 6, 2018

KEWANEE ~ John Dropko, 63, of Kewanee, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born October 22, 1954 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to John and Mary (King) Dropko. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be given to the donor's...
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Juanita A. Dittmer

March 1, 1924 - September 5, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Juanita Adeline Dittmer, 94, of Autumn Accolade in Green Valley, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her residence.  She was formerly of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Manilla, Iowa. Born March 1, 1924 in Loup City, Nebraska to John Leavett and Adah Florence (Smith) Howe, she married Gayle Eugene “Bob” Dittmer on September 22, 1940 in Council...
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Juanita A. Dittmer

March 1, 1924 - September 5, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Juanita Adeline Dittmer, 94, of Autumn Accolade in Green Valley, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her residence.  She was formerly of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Manilla, Iowa. Born March 1, 1924 in Loup City, Nebraska to John Leavett and Adah Florence (Smith) Howe, she married Gayle Eugene “Bob” Dittmer on September 22, 1940 in Council...
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Merlyn G. Earnest

May 13, 1946 - September 4, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Merlyn Glenn Earnest, 72, a long-time resident of East Peoria, passed away at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Washington Christian Village in Washington. He was born May 13, 1946 in Pekin to Raymond William and Esther R. (Bauer) Earnest.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael Earnest. Surviving are four sisters, Diane Earnest of Maryland...
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Jerry Buhl

January 30, 1948 - September 1, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Jerry Ronald Buhl, 70, of North Pekin, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his home. He was born January 30, 1948 in Pekin to Elmer and Ada (Gerdes) Buhl. Jerry is survived by his wife Sharon; his children, Ron (Christi) Buhl, Andrea (Brian) Schuneman, Jessica Buhl, Jim (Audie) Bradshaw and Becky (Jim) Pfahl; grandchildren; one great-grandson and siblings, Gary ...
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Myra R. Pietila

February 6, 1948 - September 1, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Myra Rose “Midge” White Pietila, 70, of Arvada, Colorado, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the home of her daughter in North Pekin. Born February 6, 1948 in Peoria to Clifford Talmich and Rose Marie (Winkler) White, she married Edwin Nels Pietila, Jr. on September 18, 1985 in East Peoria.  He died April 26, 2015 in Arvada,...
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Robert Shaw, Jr.

October 6, 1961 - August 31, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Robert "Bob" Eugene Shaw, Jr., 56, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at his home.  He is survived by his wife, Carol; seven children; two grandchildren and three brothers. A gathering celebrating Bob's life will be held at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. To express...
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Ronald H. Ellington

July 8, 1950 - August 31, 2018

WYOMING ~ Ronald “Ron” Howard Ellington, 68, of Wyoming, passed away at 10:23 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Born July 8, 1950 in Hillsboro, Illinois to Robert and Ruth (Elam) Ellington, he married Debra D. O’Rourke on October 24, 1972 in Hillsboro. Surviving are his wife, Debra; two daughters, Michelle Ellington and Barbie (Chad) Allen...
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Tressie Marie Blackwell

July 25, 1930 - August 31, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Tressie Marie Blackwell, 88, of Green Valley, passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at her home. She was formerly of Minier. Born July 25, 1930 in Heyworth to Samuel and Nettie (Azbil) Denny, she married Delmer L. Blackwell on April 5, 1947 in Pekin. He died June 15, 1995 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Diane Blackwell; two sisters...
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Bruce Knoll

November 7, 1941 - August 31, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bruce Arden Knoll, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 12:18 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at his home. Born November 7, 1941 in Hoffman, Minnesota to Frank and Leona (Urbatsch) Knoll, he married Cinda Sumney on April 5, 1965 in Pekin. She died September 19, 2010 in Pekin. He later married Eliida Lakota on July 19, 2012 in East Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Shawnna...
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Denise E. Burton

October 3, 1959 - August 30, 2018

MORTON ~ Denise Elaine Burton, 58, of Morton, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Aperion Care Morton Villa in Morton.  She was formerly of Creve Coeur. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Dawn Young

February 17, 1970 - August 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dawn Marie Young, 48, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was formerly of Pekin. She was born February 17, 1970 in Winnipeg, Canada. Surviving are her parents, Fred and Judy (Tassart) Young of Pekin; four children, Michael, Peighton, Wesley and Allan; two grandchildren, Dagan and...
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Joe B. Singleton

February 27, 1936 - August 30, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Joe Buford Singleton, 82, of South Pekin, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born February 27, 1936 in Jackson, Tennessee to John and Bettie (Bray) Singleton, he married Margaret Hunt on September 14, 1957 in Corinth, Mississippi.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Sherry (Gordon, II) Morris of Pekin; one...
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Eleanor Gifford

June 17, 1926 - August 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Eleanor Marie Gifford, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born June 17, 1926 in Brussels to Henry and Anna (Kamp) Fortschneider, she married Robert Earl Gifford on July 12, 1947 in Brussels. He died October 17, 1988.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Henry Gifford on December 23, 2008...
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Berniece J. Eitenmiller

April 25, 1929 - August 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Berniece Josephine Eitenmiller, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 25, 1929 in Bartonville to Dewey and Elizabeth (Eeten) Chitwood, she married Arthur William Gustav Eitenmiller on September 22, 1946 in Pekin.  He died in 1963.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter,...
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Andrew E. Smith

February 14, 1956 - August 28, 2018

PEORIA ~ Andrew E. Smith, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Glenn S. Zimmerman

June 12, 1937 - August 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Glenn Stoner Zimmerman, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at his home. He was born June 12, 1937 in Pekin to Henry and Verna Beatrice (Strickfaden) Zimmerman. Surviving are two sisters, Barbara (Harold) Williams of Homer Glen and Marilee (Dale) Vonderheide of Pekin; nine nieces and nephews, Christopher (Charlene) Williams, Phillip (Sandra) Williams, Teresa ...
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Kenneth McGinnis

October 11, 1940 - August 27, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Kenneth Ivan McGinnis, 77, of North Pekin, passed away at 5 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018 at his home. Born October 11, 1940 in Pekin to Albert and Florence (Connett) McGinnis, he married Carole Miller in 1960 in Pekin. They later divorced. He was preceded in death by his parents and his friend and Brother, Gary McGinnis. Surviving are two daughters, Diana (Kort) Alcorn of Metamora...
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Norman L. Martin

August 4, 1942 - August 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Norman Lavern Martin, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his home.
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Basil Glenn Winger

December 13, 1942 - August 25, 2018

PEORIA ~ Basil Glenn Winger, 75, of Peoria, passed away at 5:21 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Arta P. Brecher

October 7, 1928 - August 24, 2018

MORTON ~ Arta P. Brecher, 89, of Morton, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  After retirement, she and Bud lived happily in Naples, Florida for over 25 years. Born October 7, 1928 in Pekin to Arthur F. and Lydia Mae (Ritchie) King, she married Edwin E. “Bud” Brecher on May 18, 1947 in Groveland. He died September 28,...
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Les Riley

December 21, 1929 - August 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Lester “Les” Joseph Riley, 88, a resident of Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, passed away at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the Emergency Room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Pekin. Born December 21, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio to Harold L. and Goldie (Hull) Riley, he married Virginia Lee Walbert on April 30, 1954 in Mackinaw. She...
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John W. Trobaugh

May 18, 1930 - August 20, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ John William Trobaugh, 88, formerly of East Peoria, passed away at 11:58 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria. Born May 18, 1930 in Paducah, Kentucky to Gordon and Margaret (Crowell) Trobaugh, he married Virginia Doris Christoff on February 19, 1949. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Trobaugh of West Peoria; one son, Rick (Mary Jo) Trobaugh of Godfrey; son...
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Jack E. Matheney

January 16, 1944 - August 18, 2018

TREMONT ~ Dr. Jack E. Matheney, Ed.D., 74, of Tremont, passed away at 1:16 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at his home. Born January 16, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Paul and Mildred (Carlson) Matheney, he married Linda Kriner on October 17, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Jacque (Steve) Jeckel of Pekin and Jane (Gerald) Rood of O’Fallon, Missouri; two sons,...
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Marie L. Limback

November 14, 1921 - August 17, 2018

MANITO ~ Marie Lillian Limback, 96, formerly of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at Stoney River Memory Care in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  She had been residing at the Colby Retirement Center in Colby, Wisconsin for five years and later residing at Stoney River Memory Care in Marshfield, Wisconsin for the past one and one/half years. She was born November...
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Charles J. Murfin

May 18, 1944 - August 16, 2018

PEORIA ~ Charles Joseph “Chuck” Murfin, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born May 18, 1944 in Princeton to John and Anna (Braden) Murfin, he married Renee Anderson on November 24, 1965.  He later married Sandra (Russell) Robinson on September 30, 1994.  She died January 20, 2014 in Peoria. ...
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John Wyman

May 19, 1962 - August 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ John L. Wyman, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at his home. Born May 19, 1962 in Pasadena, Texas to Eugene and Effie (Hall) Wyman, he married Julie A. Cross on August 10, 1979 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, John (Toni) Wyman of East Peoria and Ronald (Molly) Wyman of Pekin; one daughter, Amanda (Brandon) Bailey of Pekin; 13...
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Robert Collins

December 18, 1933 - August 13, 2018

KINGSTON MINES ~ Robert “Bob” Laverne Collins, 84, of Kingston Mines, passed away at 11:34 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018. Born December 18, 1933 in Kingston Mines to Lawrence and Clara (Counterman) Collins, he married Judith Ann Newsam on May 12, 1956 in Kingston Mines. She died February 6, 2013 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents and...
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Jim Jennings

November 23, 1942 - August 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Wesley “Jim” Jennings, Jr., 75, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 9:51 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family.  He is now at home in Heaven. Born November 23, 1942 in Peoria to James Wesley and Thelma A. (Zimmerman) Jennings, he married Karen Marie Jarnagan on August 27, 1966 in West Peoria.  Together they were blessed with 51...
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James Marshall

May 5, 1957 - August 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Clark Marshall, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
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Amy F. Sinks

June 11, 1970 - August 11, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Amy Faye Sinks, 48, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:24 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home. Born June 11, 1970 in Battle Creek, MI to Asa and Sharon (Bosley) Swallows, she married Travis Sinks on September 7, 2003 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Andrew (Chelsea) Sullivan and one daughter, Ashley Swallows, both of Pekin; one step-son, Tyler Sinks of...
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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 at 2:06 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Huntington Place in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was formerly of Pekin He was born April 2, 1965 in Pekin to Herschel J. and Paula Louise (Moore) Batterton. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Louise Wagner. Surviving are his sister, Laurie L. Nash of Pekin; his grandfather,...
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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. Born December 26, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Robert Carl and Ilene Libertybell (Rumler) Selby, she married James R. Morris, Sr. in July 1966 in Pekin.  He preceded her in death in 1992.  She also was preceded in death by one son, William Carl Barnes; one brother, Randy Selby; and...
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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. Born November 13, 1939 in Pekin to George W. and Naomi (Seelye) Volk, she married Terrence Paul Adams in September 1958 in Chicago.  He preceded her in death on January 3, 1998.  She was also preceded in death by her father; mother, Naomi Zuklic; step-father, John Zuklic; one son,...
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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, Illinois, passed away July 19, 2018 at his home of natural causes.
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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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