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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

Bonnie Lantman

January 3, 1955 - April 23, 2018

PEORIA ~ Bonnie J. Lantman, 63, of Peoria, passed away at 1:16 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Clyde L. Cather

April 4, 1943 - April 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Clyde Lewis Cather, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 12:32 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence. Born April 4, 1933 in Macomb to Otis Lee “Jack” and Nora Blanche (Dorethy) Cather, he married Martha J. Bernshausen on July 3, 1955 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Daryl (Debbie Hopper) Cather, Kevin Cather and...
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Anna Rae Zuckweiler Boyer

December 2, 1937 - April 21, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Anna Rae Boyer, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
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Myra Ann Callaway

July 1, 1955 - April 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Myra Ann Callaway, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home. She was born July 1, 1955 in Pekin to Cleatis and Stella Mae (Taylor) Callaway. Surviving are one son, Edward D. (Angela Johnson) Stoehr of South Pekin; one daughter, Angela Littlepage of Pekin; three grandchildren, Schuyler Stoehr of Granite City, Cheyenne Stoehr and Jaxon Stoehr, both of...
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Paulette C. DeLisle

September 16, 1949 - April 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paulette Carol DeLisle, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home.  She was born September 16, 1949 to Doris Aileen (Butler) Plourde. Her mother preceded her in death. She also was preceded by her daughter, Shelly Futardo; one sister, Aileen Bernardini and one brother, Robert Bourbeau.  Surviving are her daughter, Margie Futardo of Nashua, New...
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Stephen K. Heisel

December 12, 1943 - April 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Stephen K. Heisel, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 12, 1943 in Pekin to Andrew G. and Ruth Katherine (Schreck) Heisel, he married Peggy Starcevich on March 7, 1964 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Lorinda (John Pierce) Heisel of Pekin; one son, Stephen A. Heisel of Pekin...
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Sandra D. Park

April 28, 1964 - April 18, 2018

PEORIA ~ Sandra D. Park, 53, of Peoria, passed away at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born April 28, 1964 in Peoria to Donald and Ruth (Shank) Grazor, she married Marvin Park on September 28, 1987 in Sunnyland.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kristen Moreland of St. Augustine, Florida; two sons, Scott (Toscha) Upchurch of...
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Evelyn M. Mowry

January 2, 1924 - April 18, 2018

GROVELAND ~ Evelyn Margaret Mowry, 94, of Groveland, passed away at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Washington Christian Village. Born January 2, 1924 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania to James Russell and Lavina Taylor (Brumbaugh) Montgomery, she married Walter Lee Mowry on August 25, 1946 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.  He died December 5, 2005 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in...
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James Lyle White

August 31, 1956 - April 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ James Lyle White, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. Born August 31, 1956 in Pekin to Irma Watson, he married Tammie Cornwell. Surviving are one daughter, Melody (Danny) Freeman of Pekin; two sons, Troy White and Kyle (Stacie) White, both of Pekin; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one...
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Clara D. Murray

April 4, 1939 - April 16, 2018

PEKIN ~ Clara Dean Murray, 79, of Pekin, passed into the arms of Jesus at 3 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Pekin Manor.  She was born April 4, 1939 to Homer Marcus and Lula Victoria Eaves.
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Earl T. Cross

January 4, 1944 - April 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Earl Thomas Cross, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his home. Born January 4, 1944 in Pekin to Harold and Ruth (Wells) Cross, he married Annie Mae Morris in Pekin. They later divorced. Surviving are his son, Kenneth Munson of Tenseness; one daughter, Brenda Munson of Missouri; several grandchildren; one sister, Connie Cross of Pekin; one brother, Harold...
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James L. Campbell, Sr.

January 16, 1942 - April 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ James LeRoy Campbell, Sr., 76, of Pekin, passed away at 5:24 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  Born January 16, 1942 in Gilman to Ellis B. and Leona J. (Pence) Campbell, he married Rosemarie Erika “Rose” Heinz on August 1, 1964 in Long Beach, California.  She died February 2, 2016.  He was also preceded in death...
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Terry McElwain

October 30, 1942 - April 14, 2018

ARKANSAS ~ Terry McElwain, 75, was lifted up to heaven in the arms of his guardian angels after his courageous fight with cancer ended on April 14, 2018. He was formerly of Kewanee. Born October 30, 1942 in Kewanee to Charles and Cecelia (Maxwell) McElwain McElwain. He was preceded death by his parents and four sisters. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Karen (Fahnders); one son,...
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Juanita L. Appleyard

September 21, 1939 - April 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Juanita Lee Appleyard, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 12:42 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 21, 1939 in Wilsonville to Harry Berneal and Virginia Templeton, she married Harold Ernest Appleyard on January 25, 1957 in Tacoma, Washington.  He died September 3, 2004.  She was also preceded in death by her parents,...
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Janet M. Wallin-Saal

December 5, 1959 - April 13, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Janet Marie Wallin-Saal, 58, of North Pekin, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home. Born December 5, 1959 in Pekin to Robert O. and Vivian Mae (Maquet) Wallin, she married Robert Lee Saal on June 18, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surviving are her husband; one sister, Barbara Ann (Bob) Madsen of San Diego, California; one nephew, Walker Robert Madsen; one...
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Wilma J. Hoerr Melton

August 5, 1927 - April 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wilma J. Hoerr Melton, 90, of Brookline Station, Missouri, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born August 5, 1927 in Pekin to Melvin Edward and Mildred Lucille (Bevard) Hoerr, she married William Ellis Melton on December 26, 1970 in Pekin.  He died October 9, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one...
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Benjamin D. Taylor

January 8, 2018 - April 11, 2018

PEORIA ~ Benjamin D. Taylor, 64, of Peoria, passed away at 10:46 a.m. on April 11, 2018 at his home. Born January 8, 1954 in Bloomington to Benjamin D. and Tenner E. (Calloway) Taylor, Sr., he married Phyllis Y. Hunter in 1976 in Peoria.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Andrea M. Taylor of Montgomery, Alabama; one grandson, Andrell M....
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Chad W. McBride

April 11, 1980 - April 11, 2018

BARTONVILLE ~ Chad William McBride, 38, of Bartonville, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Creve Coeur. He was born April 11, 1980 in Peoria to William Laverne and Shelbie Sue (Burgess) McBride. Surviving are his mother, Shelbie Buckner of Creve Coeur; father, Bill McBride of Pekin; two brothers, Joe (Samantha) Buckner of Washington and...
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Tina E. Price

June 4, 1961 - April 11, 2018

HANNA CITY ~ Tina Elaine Price, 56, of Hanna City, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the home of her daughter. 
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Doralene D. Evans

April 23, 1932 - April 11, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Doralene Evans, 85, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  She was formerly of East Peoria. Doralene was born Saturday, April 23, 1932 in the Horse Island community near Mounds, in Greene County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of the late Louis Hershel and Etta Beatrice (England) Coffel....
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Paul Anthony Billingsley, Sr.

November 22, 1951 - April 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul Anthony “Tony” Billingsley, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Saint Francis Woods in Peoria. He was born November 22, 1951 in Nashville, TN to Vader Lee and Maudie Lee (Binkley) Billingsley. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert. Surviving are one son, Cody Sidell of Pekin; four brothers, Howard Billingsley of...
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Carrie Brownfield

August 26, 1957 - April 10, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Carrie Brownfield, 60, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2017 at her home.
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Wayne A. Farrow

April 30, 1978 - April 10, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Wayne Alan “Peewee” Farrow, 39, of East Peoria, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born April 30, 1978 in Peoria to Wayne Albert and Ella Renee (Merry) Farrow, he married Lindsey Dihann Simonson on July 4, 2016 in Hudson.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Renee (Dale Wright) Farrow of...
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Larry L. Massa

February 18, 1959 - April 9, 2018

DANVILLE ~ Larry Lee Massa, 59, of Danville, formerly of Green Valley, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville. He was born February 18, 1959 in Champaign to John and Helen (Nannen) Massa.  They preceded him in death.  Surviving are one sister, Cheryl Benson of Rushville; one niece, Jody Benson; one nephew, Jeff (Taunya Hunt) Benson...
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Mary Jo S. Carney-Nelson

January 18, 1953 - April 9, 2018

DEER CREEK ~ Mary Jo S. Carney-Nelson, 65, of Deer Creek, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at her son’s home in Peoria surrounded by her family. She was born January 18, 1953 in Spring Valley, she was the daughter of Dr. Roy and Elaine (Johnson) Vandenberg.  Her parents preceded her in death along with one son, Ray, at birth. A loving mother and grandmother, she is...
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William Ethridge

January 1, 1951 - April 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ William Ethridge, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health in Pekin. He was born January 1, 1951 in Peoria to Kencil L. and Thelma (Lohr) Ethridge.  His parents; one step-brother and one step-sister preceded him in death. Surviving are one sister, Bonnie Lambert and one step-brother, Ronnie Holiday. William worked as a laborer in...
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Herbert L. Hungate

February 1, 1930 - April 7, 2018

PEKIN ~ Herbert Lee Hungate, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 1, 1930 in Toulon to Hallie H. and Guendolyn (Clark) Hungate, he married Marjorie Mae Harris on October 22, 1954 in McLeansboro. She died January 7, 2000 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob and four sisters,...
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Mack W. Farley

May 14, 1959 - April 7, 2018

PEKIN ~ Mack Farley, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born May 14, 1959 in Chicago to Dewey and Tempie (Farley) Irvin, Mack was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Napoleon and Sallie Farley.  He married Marcene P. Holverson on June 20, 1992 in Pekin.  She survives.  He is greatly missed by his...
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Jeffrey R. Harness

July 28, 1956 - April 7, 2018

TREMONT ~ Jeffrey R. Harness, 61, of Tremont, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at ManorCare at Riverview in East Peoria. He was born July 28, 1956 in Vincennes, Indiana to Ray and Joyce (Hinton) Harness.  They survive. Also surviving are one son, J.R. Harness, II; one sister, Julia (David) Messersmith; one niece, Natalie Messersmith, all of Tremont and one nephew, Zach...
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Garlen V. Jungers

May 11, 1936 - April 6, 2018

NORTH PEKIN ~ Garlen V. Jungers, 81, of North Pekin, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at his home. Born May 11, 1936 in Vienna to Fred M. and Ethel (Willis) Jungers, he married C-Etta Barnard on November 22, 1956 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are four children, David (Pam Schrader) Barnard of Pekin, Darrell (Freda) Barnard of Florence, Alabama, Sheila (James)...
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Violet Timothy

August 6, 1970 - April 6, 2018

PEORIA ~ Violet Timothy, 47, of Peoria, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 in Peoria. She was born August 6, 1970 in Chicago to Horace and Ella (Tuckfield) Tomothy. Cremation has been accordeded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation. Memorials contributions may be given to donor's choice. To express condolences online,...
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Sharon J. Callaway

February 18, 1941 - April 6, 2018

PEKIN ~ Sharon Jean Callaway, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born February 18, 1941 in Pekin to Raymond and Goldie Irene (Hill) White, she married Albert Cleo Callaway on September 23, 1963 in Creve Coeur.  He passed away June 28, 2012 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Sam Marinich, Jr.; one...
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Geneva Harber

August 17, 1957 - April 5, 2018

PEORIA ~ Geneva Harber, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 12:47 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Bonnie J. Woodward

February 5, 1946 - April 4, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Bonnie Jo (Horn) Woodward, 72, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at home.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Barbara M. Williams

July 23, 1965 - April 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Barbara Mae Williams, 52, of Pekin, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Robert D. Schurman, Sr.

March 18, 1943 - April 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Dale Schurman, Sr., 75, of Pekin, passed away at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born March 18, 1943 in Pekin to Clarence and Della Mai (Null) Schurman, he married Wanda Stone on November 12, 1969 in Peoria.  She survives.  Also surviving are four daughters, Debra (Terry) Bohnert of Pekin, Wanda (Spencer) Shanz of...
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J. Lester Stephens

March 7, 1932 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ J. Lester Stephens, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at Amy's Country Manor in Pekin.
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William F. Furrow

February 7, 1932 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ William F. Furrow, Jr., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born February 7, 1932 in Pekin to William and Emma (Volk) Furrow, he married Bonnie M. Harms on October 12, 1951 in Pekin.  She died January 19, 2009 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Surviving are one daughter,...
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Delbert R. Simon

August 7, 1927 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Delbert R. Simon, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Pekin Manor.  He was formerly of Rockford. He was born August 7, 1927 in Burwell, Nebraska to Oscar and Annie (Renneke) Simon. Surviving are three sons, Rick (Debbie) Simon of Pekin, Brett (Brittany) Simon of Deer Park and Scott Simon of Chicago; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one...
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J. Lester Stephens

March 7, 1932 - April 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ J. Lester Stephens, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at Amy's Country Manor in Pekin.
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Wilbert N. DeLong

September 4, 1926 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wilbert N. DeLong, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:49 a.m. Monday, April 02, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.
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Janis L. Bickel

October 21, 1944 - April 2, 2018

PEORIA ~ Janis Lee Bickel, 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at her home. She was born October 21, 1944 in Peoria to Thomas and Mary (Freise) Hughes, she married Ronald Dean Bickel on December 9, 1962 in Morton. He died December 3, 2016 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Hughes. Surviving are two sons, Chris (Joann) Bickel...
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Darla J. Camp

June 21, 1942 - April 2, 2018

FARMINGTON ~ Darla Jean Camp, 75, of Farmington, passed away at 9:16 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
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Fae F. Thacker

April 9, 1925 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Fae Ferrel Thacker, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born April 9, 1925 in Halfway, Kentucky to Slaughty M. and Laura (Willoughby) Thacker, he married Pauline B. Gentile on July 5, 1947 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Cheryl (Richard VanAntwerp) Thacker, Bonnie (Greg) Sheppard and...
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Kay M. Cox

December 15, 1935 - April 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Kay Marilyn Cox Vertrees, 82, of Fairfield, passed away at 12:27 p.m. Monday April 2, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin. She was a longtime secretary at Frontier Community College in Fairfield. Kay was a member of the Fairfield First Christian Church.  Kay was born December 15, 1935 in Fairfield to Leland Cox and Vera Lee (Miller) Cox. She was united in marriage...
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Jerry D. Shue

June 27, 1947 - March 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jerry Dean Shue, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Aperion Care Capitol in Springfield. Born June 27, 1947 in Pekin to Elmer and Jesse (Dikes) Shue, he married Linda Smith on August 24, 1985 in Pekin.  She died January 15, 2018 in Peoria.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; one step-grandson, Matthew John Avery in November, 1989 in Pekin...
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Harry J. Wockley, Jr.

September 9, 1933 - March 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Harry Joseph Wockley, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 2:57 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 9, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA to William H. and Grace Anna (Sye) Wockley, he married Margaret Mae Baehr on September 17, 1955 in Pittsburgh, PA. She survives. Also surviving are one son, David M. (Cheri) Wockley of Pekin; one grandson, Joel M.L....
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Raymond E. Holmes, Sr.

February 2, 1950 - March 30, 2018

PEORIA ~ Raymond E. Holmes, 68, of Peoria, went to be with his Lord at 3:59 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Also surviving are his parents, Ron and Gloria Southey of Peoria; two daughters, Dawn Holmes of Peoria and Tracey Selby of Greeneville, SC; 13 grandchildren, Tyler and Daniel Massengill, Brianna, Abigail, Rachel, Hanah, Josiah, Levi, Faith, Nathan...
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Powell J. Hughes

September 22, 1926 - March 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Powell J. Hughes, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. Born September 22, 1926 in Pekin to Powell Barlow and Iva Pearl (Belk) Hughes, he married Shirley Jeanne Wolf in Pekin. They later divorced. Surviving are one son, Richard (Paula) Kohtz of Maineville, OH and several cousins, among them are Thelma Mathisen of New London, WI, Margaret Alexander...
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Julie A. Huls

June 20, 1948 - March 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Julie Anne Huls, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin in Pekin. Born June 20, 1948 in Spring Valley to Frank and Loretta (Lerch) Venardi, she married William Huls on June 14, 1969 in Arlington, IL.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Matt (Kathleen) Huls of Pekin and Marc Huls of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren, Tony...
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Grace R. Reeves

December 12, 1933 - March 28, 2018

PEORIA ~ Grace Reeves, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday, March 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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Rosemary J. Miller

February 23, 1933 - March 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rosemary Joyce Miller, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria.  Born February 23, 1933 in Mason City, Illinois to Carl and Burdene (Parr) Null, she married Joe Neal Miller on May 9, 1953 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died July 18, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents...
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Timothy F. Harrison

September 10, 1949 - March 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Timothy Harrison, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 10, 1949 in Maryville, TN to Virgil and Bonnie (Morgan) Harrison, he married Margaret Moreland on September 9,1969 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Timothy James (Tina) Harrison of Pekin; two grandchildren, Taylor Mae...
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Timothy Harrison

September 10, 1949 - March 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Timothy Harrison, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 10, 1949 in Maryville, TN to Virgil and Bonnie (Morgan) Harrison, he married Margaret Moreland on September 9,1969 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Timothy James (Tina) Harrison of Pekin; two grandchildren, Taylor Mae...
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Helen N. Jones

October 12, 1949 - March 27, 2018

PEORIA ~ Helen Jones, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 11;13 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Bethany A. Patton

September 25, 1986 - March 27, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bethany Ann Patton, 31, of Pekin, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born September 25, 1986 in Pekin to Dave and Debbie (Swoik) Smith, she married Shawn Patton on February 16, 2013 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are her parents of Pekin; one daughter, Carter Elizabeth Patton; one son, Preston James Patton; grandmother,...
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Richard D. Loy

January 9, 1937 - March 27, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Dean “Dick” Loy, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. Born January 9, 1937 in Pekin to Roy Russell and Thelma Marie (Athey) Loy, he married Judith Ann Weakley on July 4, 1964 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Christopher Loy of Dawsonville, Georgia and Erik (Cathy) Loy of Streator; one daughter,...
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Bethany A. Patton

September 25, 1986 - March 27, 2018

  PEKIN ~ Bethany Ann Patton, 31, of Pekin, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born September 25, 1986 in Pekin to Dave and Debbie (Swoik) Smith, she married Shawn Patton on February 16, 2013 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are her parents of Pekin; one daughter, Carter Elizabeth Patton; one son, Preston James Patton;...
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Richard D. Loy

January 9, 1937 - March 27, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Dean “Dick” Loy, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. Born January 9, 1937 in Pekin to Roy Russell and Thelma Marie (Athey) Loy, he married Judith Ann Weakley on July 4, 1964 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Christopher Loy of Dawsonville, Georgia and Erik (Cathy) Loy of Streator; one daughter, Elizabeth...
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Richard S. Rhodes

September 10, 1938 - March 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard S. “Dick” Rhodes, 79, of  Pekin, passed away at 3:12 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 10, 1938 in Hinsdale, he was the son of John Millard and Doris (Pinnell) Rhodes.  He married Dorothea Kay “Dottie” Dhom on January 16, 1965 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Charleston....
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Wanda L. Ashley

May 15, 1938 - March 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wanda Lea Ashley, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 15, 1938 in Fifty-Six, Arkansas to Henry Washington and Leona Riffee (Wrinkles) Pogue, she married Dowice J. Ashley on July 17, 1954 in Fifty-Six, Arkansas. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Dowice Ashley; one daughter, Lora (Tim) Weidner of Pekin;...
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Wanda L. Ashley

May 15, 1938 - March 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wanda Lea Ashley, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 15, 1938 in Fifty-Six, Arkansas to Henry Washington and Leona Riffee (Wrinkles) Pogue, she married Dowice J. Ashley on July 17, 1954 in Fifty-Six, Arkansas. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Dowice Ashley; one daughter, Lora (Tim) Weidner of Pekin; one son...
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Richard S. Rhodes

September 10, 1938 - March 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard S. “Dick” Rhodes, 79, of  Pekin, passed away at 3:12 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 10, 1938 in Hinsdale, he was the son of John Millard and Doris (Pinnell) Rhodes.  He married Dorothea Kay “Dottie” Dhom on January 16, 1965 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Charleston. ...
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William R. Spoonamore

June 25, 1930 - March 25, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ William Robert “Bill” Spoonamore, 87, of East Peoria, formerly of Tremont passed away at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his home. Born June 8, 1930 in Quincy to George Cross and Wilma Spoonamore.  He was then raised by Wilma and his step father, Harold Thomas.  He married Laura Johnson December 27, 1951 in East Peoria.  She died April 17, 2008...
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Richard D. Sidell, Sr.

February 11, 1929 - March 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Sidell, Sr., 89, of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at UnityPoint Health~Pekin. 
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William R. Spoonamore

June 25, 1930 - March 25, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ William Robert “Bill” Spoonamore, 87, of East Peoria, formerly of Tremont passed away at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his home. Born June 8, 1930 in Quincy to George Cross and Wilma Spoonamore.  He was then raised by Wilma and his step father, Harold Thomas.  He married Laura Johnson December 27, 1951 in East Peoria.  She died April 17, 2008...
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William R. Spoonamore

June 8, 1930 - March 25, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ William Robert “Bill” Spoonamore, 87, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Richard Sidell, Sr.

February 11, 1929 - March 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Sidell, Sr., 89, of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at UnityPoint Health~Pekin. 
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Anne K. Watson

September 8, 1940 - March 24, 2018

MORTON ~ Anne Kay Watson, 77, of Morton, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.  She was formerly of Pekin. Kay was born September 8, 1940 in Pekin to Lennie B. and Hazel Eleanor (Havens) Logsdon.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Florence Sego Stark and two brothers, Lyle Lee Logsdon and James William Logsdon....
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Anne Kay Watson

September 8, 1940 - March 24, 2018

MORTON ~ Anne Kay Watson, 77, of Morton, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.  She was formerly of Pekin. Kay was born September 8, 1940 in Pekin to Lennie B. and Hazel Eleanor (Havens) Logsdon.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Florence Sego Stark and two brothers, Lyle Lee Logsdon and James William Logsdon....
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Jozette G. Bennett

April 24, 1945 - March 20, 2018

PEORIA HEIGHTS ~ Jozette Glendean Truesdell Bennett, 72, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at her home.
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Vivian Emmons

January 26, 1928 - March 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Vivian Marcella Emmons, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Pauline M. Sebelist

May 8, 1931 - March 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Pauline M. Sebelist, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at her home. Born May 8, 1931 in Washington, Missouri to Robert William and Mary Rose (Garbs) Holtaus, Sr., she married Edgar A. Sebelist on April 21, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri.  He died on August 7, 1979.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Surviving are two sons,...
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Richard Zimmerman

September 16, 1932 - March 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard “Dick” Zimmerman, 85, of Pekin, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at his home. Born September 16, 1932 in Pekin to Frank and Margaret (Bodi) Zimmerman, he married his wife Emma Jane June 18, 1954 in Baltimore, MD.  He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, Rick Zimmerman, Joe Zimmerman and Don Zimmerman; one daughter, Sharon (Frank) Sciortino all of Pekin;...
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Sophia Francesca Bruin

March 18, 2018 - March 18, 2018

BLOOMINGTON ~ Sophia Francesca Bruin, infant daughter of Tom and Jessica (Hoelscher) Bruin, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Ryan Lanane

June 22, 1978 - March 18, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Ryan Mark Lanane, 39, of Pekin, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at his home in East Peoria. He was born June 22, 1978, in Peoria to Jeff and Mary (Delinski) Lanane. Surviving is his mother, Mary Lanane of Pekin; his father and stepmother, Jeff and Patricia Lanane of Springfield; one daughter, Nicholette Lanane of Peoria; two sisters, Julie (Chad) Sowash of Columbus...
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Ellen M. Coates

May 13, 1944 - March 18, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ellen Marie Coates, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born May 13, 1944 in Peoria to John and Margaret (King) Jacobs, she married Cabell Coates, III on July 8, 1967 in Bartonville.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Clint) Ancelet of Mundelein and Carol Coates of Pekin; two grandchildren, Taylor and Barrett; three...
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James M. Nelson

September 29, 1950 - March 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ James M. “Jim” Nelson, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 2:52 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at his residence. Born September 29, 1950 in Pekin to James Willard and Venere “Vera” (Fioravanti) Nelson, he married Cynthia K. “Cindy” Nash on July 18, 1971 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Daniel James (Shannon) Nelson of Cape Girardeau,...
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James E. Shelby

November 17, 1945 - March 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ James E. Shelby, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 12:18 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Marlene J. Vaughn

January 10, 1934 - March 17, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Marlene June Vaughn, 84, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born January 10, 1934 in Peoria to Howard and Emma (Belchner) O’Brien, she married Charles Vaughn in 1957 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Anita (Dan) Lee of Goldendale, Washington; three sons, Randy Vaughn of...
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Robert T. Bridges

June 5, 1955 - March 16, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Robert T. "Tim" Bridges, 62, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:42 p.m. riday, March 16, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Jennie L. Matheney

September 8, 1930 - March 16, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jennie L. Matheney, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at UnityPoint Heath – Pekin Emergency Room. Born September 8, 1930 in Cabot, Vermont to Stuart and Edna Carroll, she married Thomas L. “Thom” Matheney on November 28, 1953 in Granby, Connecticut.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Tom (Jackie) Matheney of Pekin and Steve ...
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Ethel M. Scholl

April 14, 1933 - March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON ~ Ethel Mae Scholl, 84, of Washington, passed away at 9:27 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born April 14, 1933 in Peoria to Chester and Blanche (Seeds) Legg, she married Gerald Scholl on October 26, 1951 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Pauline) Scholl of East Peoria and Steve (Donna) Scholl of Sparland; one...
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Charles Pocklington, Jr.

May 22, 1952 - March 14, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Charles Joseph “CJ” Pocklington, Jr., 65 of Green Valley, passed away at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home. Born May 22, 1952 in Carlinville to Charles and Lucy (Pennel) Pocklington, Sr., he married Cheryl McCoy on September 20, 1992 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Lucy Pocklington of Carlinville; one son, Paul (Stefany) Pocklington...
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Henry Hawley

November 5, 1961 - March 13, 2018

PEORIA ~ Henry Richard Hawley, 56, of Peoria, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Hobert Etheridge

November 9, 1938 - March 12, 2018

PEORIA HEIGHTS ~ Hobert Etheridge, 79 of Peoria Heights, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Kurt Whais

April 8, 1952 - March 11, 2018

BARTONVILLE ~ Dr. Kurt Franz Whais, 65, of Bartonville, passed away at 2:37 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. Born April 8, 1952 in Buffalo, NY to Walter and Florence (Zions) Whais, he married Kathy V. Miles on April 26, 2003 in Groveland. She died January 29, 2010 in Peoria Heights. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Danielle Whais in 2002 and one son, Greg Whais...
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Jerry Scott Meyers

December 2, 1956 - March 11, 2018

PEORIA HEIGHTS ~ Jerry Scott Meyers, 61, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. Born December 2, 1956 in Peoria to William Clarence and Kay Frances (Eakle) Meyers, he married Christina Dell Youngman on July 13, 2011 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two step-sons, Joseph (Courtney) Devall of Peoria and Cordell (Missy) Devall of Minonk;...
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Carol Y. Davis

August 25, 1934 - March 11, 2018

PEORIA ~ Carol Yvonne Davis, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Heartland at Riverview in East Peoria. She was born August 25, 1934 in Pekin to William “Mike” and Imogene C. “Jean” (Jennings) Ehrett.  Her parents and one sister, Donna J. Eicher, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Mike (Jan) Davis of North Pekin and Roger...
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John L. Fortney

October 31, 1946 - March 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ John Loren “Big John” Fortney, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born October 31, 1946 in Chicago to Albert and Ruby (Mass) Fortney, he married Karen Glenna Kennedy on January 25, 2002 in Skokie.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, John (Kelly) Fortney, Jr. of Appleton, Wisconsin; two...
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Shirley Metzler

December 5, 1941 - March 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Shirley Kay Metzler, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born December 5, 1941 in Moline to Floyd and Disie (Lawson) Weihler, she married Duane Metzler on June 4, 1961 in Viola. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Yvette (Kirby) Earnest and Trisha (Ryan) Clark, both of Pekin; two sons, Duane Metzler, Jr. of Pekin and Scott (Michelle)...
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Chris Michael Weimer

October 20, 1951 - March 10, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Chris Michael “Mike” Weimer, 66, of Glasford, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born October 20, 1951 in Peoria to Chris and Betty (Werner) Weimer, he married Karen L. Richards on May 17, 2003 in Groveland.  She survives. Also surviving are three step-children, Troy (Jennifer) Lawson of Pekin, Waylon ...
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Jess F. Glidewell

January 8, 1940 - March 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jesse F. “Jess” Glidewell, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home. Born January 8, 1940 in Philippi, TN to Rev. Harry Orval and Ruby May (Ellis) Glidewell, he married Rosemary Glover on October 3, 1964 in Benton.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jay (Penny) Glidewell and Steven (Tina) Glidewell, both of Pekin; one daughter,...
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David Lee Lowery

November 5, 1942 - March 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Lee Lowery, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 6:39 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin after a long battle with several ailments. David was born November 5, 1942 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Paul Graydon and Myrtle Marie (Turner) Lowery.  He attended Pekin High School then enlisted into the Air Force in 1960.  He later worked at the American Distillery...
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Luther M. Thompson

March 2, 1928 - March 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Luther Myrl "Luke" Thompson, Sr., 90, was welcomed into the Kingdom of God at 1:40 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Pekin Manor.
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Richard J. Reese

October 2, 1970 - March 8, 2018

MORTON ~ Richard James “Rick” Reese, 47, of Morton, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.  He was formerly of Mackinaw. He was born October 2, 1970 in Peoria to Richard Alan and Dory Jo (Heaton) Reese. Surviving are one daughter, Ashley Reese Phelps of Pekin; his father, Rick Reese of Pekin; his mother...
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Lenora T. Smith

October 14, 1932 - March 8, 2018

HAVANA ~ Lenora Teresa Smith, 85, of Havana, passed away at 12:56 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Havana Health Care Center.
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Donna L. Yavorshak

October 23, 1930 - March 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ Donna L. Yavorshak, 87 of Pekin, passed away at 3:17 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. She was born on October 23, 1930 in Clinton, the daughter of Jesse H. and Nina E. (Sullivan) Hudson and was raised in Waynesville.  Donna was the loving wife and soulmate of Donald J. Yavorshak, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 23, 2013.  They shared 66...
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Leonard Schwarz

March 31, 1927 - March 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ Leonard Joseph Schwarz, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 6:43 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born March 31, 1927 in Kewanee to Jacob Magnus and Clara Elody (Standaert) Schwarz, he married Wilma Lavone Lathrop on September 17, 1948 in Cambridge.  She died February 22, 2017 in Pekin.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; one...
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Bernadine E. Barclay

April 14, 1929 - March 7, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bernadine Eleanor Barclay, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Morton Terrace. She was born April 14, 1929 in Mapleton to Donald and Josephine (Monks) Barclay. Surviving are two daughters, Josephine (Clarence) Kreiter and Catherine (Robert D.) Welch, both of Pekin; five grandchildren, Michael Geltmaker of East Peoria, Shelly (Charles) Brickner of...
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