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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

Jane Wallenfang

June 21, 2017 - June 27, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jane Rachel Wallenfang, 6 days old of Peoria, passed away at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in her mother’s arms and went to be with her Savior at 1:25 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.   Jane was born on June 21, 2017 in Peoria, IL to Thomas Joseph III and Laura (Ringenberg) Wallenfang.  Jane’s name means “God’s gracious gift.”...
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Alice M. Trueblood

July 13, 1926 - June 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alice Marie Trueblood, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born July 13, 1926 in Fayette County to Earl Leland and Addie Murl (Beck) Weaver, she married Paul Edward Trueblood on August 14, 1946 in Hammond.  He died July 10, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Debbie...
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Phyllis Booe

June 2, 1925 - June 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Joyce Booe, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 5:24 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home. Born June 2, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of Fred and Edith Marie (Flanders) Osborne.  She married Walter Eugene Booe on July 14, 1945.  He died June 18, 2004 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charlie Booe; one sister, Peggy...
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Peggy Johnson

December 17, 1941 - June 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Peggy Taylor Johnson, 75, of Springfield, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her daughters’ home in Pekin. She was born December 17, 1941 in Ft. Pillow, TN to Sam E. and Ernestine (Stephens) Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Johnson and 12 brothers and sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Robin (Gary) Gardner and Trudy (James)...
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Laurin V. Bennett

July 28, 1943 - June 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ Laurin Vaughn “Lonnie” Bennett, 73, of Pekin, passed away unexpectedly at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He was born July 28, 1943 in Bloomington to John and Mary (Hayes) Bennett.  His parents preceded him in death. Lonnie met Iris Scott on a blind date and five weeks later were married on November 11, 1966 at Trinity...
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Nicholas Kim Joesting

December 12, 1980 - June 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Nicholas Kim “Nick” Joesting, 36, of Pekin, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born December 12, 1980 in Peoria to Kim D. and Christine Ann (Rinaldi) Joesting, he married Katrina Leali in 2007 in Peoria. Surviving are his parents, Kim and Chris Joesting of Pekin; two sons, Remington Joesting and River Joesting, both of Peoria; three brothers,...
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Donna K. Rollins

January 19, 1944 - June 18, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donna Kate Rollins, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born January 19, 1944 in Mason City to John F. and Rose Lee (Hamm) Killion, she married Hoover F. Rollins on January 20, 1990 in Pekin. He died August 17, 2001 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents. A homemaker, Donna had also worked as a Private...
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David D. Vickers

May 27, 1962 - June 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ David Drew Vickers, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.
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Patricia Hodges

January 9, 1955 - June 16, 2017

PEORIA ~ Patricia Anne Hodges, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 4:14 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Randall Eades

January 8, 1952 - June 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Randall Eades, 65, of Pekin, formerly of Morton, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Lainey Jo Ledger

May 20, 2017 - June 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lainey Jo Ledger, infant daughter of Brandon and Kelsey (Phillips) Ledger of Pekin, passed away at 10:14 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Lainey was born May 20, 2017 at OSF St. Francis. Surviving are her parents of Pekin; one sister, Ryleigh Ledger; her grandparents, Larry and Sandy Phillips, Ron and Linda Ledger, all of Pekin and Barb ...
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Randy R. Cox

October 25, 1954 - June 15, 2017

PEORIA ~ Randy R. Cox, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at UnityPoint Health –Methodist in Peoria.
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Frances A. Wood

February 13, 1933 - June 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Frances Ann Wood, 84, of Pekin, went to be with our Lord and Savior at 1:02 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home.   She was formerly of Marquette Heights. Born February 13, 1933 in Morris to Harold and Helen (Long) Wilkinson, she married the love of her life, Glen W. Wood on September 29, 1951 in Morris.  He died June 11, 2017.  She was also preceded in death by...
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James R. Sharp

January 29, 1959 - June 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Richard “Jim” Sharp, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home. He was born January 29, 1959 in Stuttgart, Germany to Richard Runshe and Edith (Spengler) Sharp.  Surviving are two daughters, Ashlee (Benjamin Becker) Sharp and Whitney (Wesley Garrard) Sharp, both of Pekin; his mother, Edith Leschinski of Tungental, Germany; two...
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Richard E. Hoyle

July 11, 1944 - June 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Richard Ernest Hoyle, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
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Rodger D. Lenox

April 9, 1937 - June 14, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Rodger Dean Lenox, 80, of South Pekin, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Alberta L. Hoak

August 3, 1937 - June 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alberta L. Hoak, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Aperion Care in Bloomington. Born August 3, 1937 in Pekin to Joseph and Jessie (Shay) Phillips, she married Paul L. Hoak, Sr. on November 5, 1955 in Pekin.  He died July 21, 2007 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rebecca Umholtz; three brothers, Joe, Ralph...
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James A. Ashbaker

January 9, 1961 - June 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Alan Ashbaker, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 9, 1961 in Pekin to Harold E. and Rose M. (Culp) Ashbaker. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; one brother, William E. (Mary) Ashbaker of Pekin; two nephews, Christopher (Jessica) Ashbaker and Michael Ashbaker, both of Pekin; two nieces, Cathryn (Sam) Smith of Easton and...
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Ted W. Beever

June 26, 1979 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ted Wallace Beever, 37, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home. He was born June 26, 1979 in Peoria to Ted Wallace and Charlene A. (Monroe) Beever. Surviving are his mother, Charlene Cottingham of Creve Coeur; father and step-mother, Ted and Jeri Beever of Pekin; two daughters, Sierra D. Beever of Pekin and Kayleigh M. Beever of Florida; one son, Damien L....
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Sandra D. McDaniel

February 1, 1963 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sandra D. McDaniel, 54, of Pekin, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born February 1, 1963 in Rosiclare to Charles Norman and Betty Sue (Reed) McDaniel. Surviving are her father, Charles N. McDaniel of Marquette Heights; one son, Charles E. McDaniel of Marquette Heights; four grandchildren, Kaylynn, Joshua, Lyliann and Allie and...
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Alan R. Lemons

August 1, 1960 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alan R. Lemons, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at his residence. Alan was born August 1, 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona to Laray S. and Darla J. (McHenry) Lemons. Surviving are his parents, Laray and Darla Lemons of Lawton, Oklahoma; one son, Dylan Laray Lemons of Pekin; a sister, Robin (Stewart) Valentine of Elgin, Oklahoma; a nephew, Spencer (Hannah) Valentine...
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Sandra Wilhelm

September 25, 1946 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sandra Kay Wilhelm, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at her home. Born September 25, 1946 in Manito to Herbert I. and Frances (Sanmann) Schappaugh, she married Ray Goolsby on June 5, 1965. They later divorced. She then married Larry M. Wilhelm on September 24, 1995 in Pekin. He died August 25, 2015 in Lamar, CO. She was also preceded in death by her parents;...
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Janet S. Dahl

November 26, 1957 - June 12, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Janet Sue Dahl, 59, of East Peoria, passed away at 5:56 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at her home. She was born November 26, 1957 in Peoria to Carl and Edith (Roberts) Morris. Her parents and one sister, Brenda preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Nauman of East Peoria; one son, Timothy Dahl of Homosassa, Florida; six grandchildren, Timothy, Abigail, Patrick,...
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Betty West

July 20, 1930 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Betty June West, 86, of Colleyville, Texas, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 2:22 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas. Born July 20, 1930 in Benton, Illinois to William and Leona (Glenn) Fisher, she married Joseph Edgar West on September 20, 1952 in Benton. Surviving are three sons, Donald (Karen) West of Colleyville, Texas, James ...
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Ella M. Milligan

August 24, 1933 - June 11, 2017

DELAVAN ~ Ella Marie Milligan, 83, of Delavan, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her home. Born August 24, 1933 in Kirkwood to William and Lois (Welch) Simmons, she married Jimmy “Jim” Milligan on December 19, 1953 in Tacoma, WA. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Denise Koetter of Pekin; one son, David (Kelly) Milligan of Galesburg; five grandchildren,...
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Glen W. Wood

August 5, 1928 - June 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Glen William Wood, 88, of Pekin, went to be with our Lord and Savior at 8:27 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was formerly of Marquette Heights. Born August 5, 1928 in Morris to Elvin and Lorene (Campbell) Wood, he married Frances Ann Wilkinson on September 29, 1951 in Morris.  She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Thomas (Claudia) Wood...
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Daniel W. Whitley

August 6, 1982 - June 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Daniel Wayne “Dan” Whitley, 34, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home. He was born August 6, 1982 in Peoria to Gail D. and Patricia (Reed) Whitley, Jr. Surviving are his father and step-mother, Gail and Lynda Whitley, Jr. of Pekin; his mother, Patricia Whitley of Peoria; one sister, Jessica Harris of Pekin; paternal grandfather, Gail Whitley, Sr...
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Randall R. West

December 11, 1950 - June 10, 2017

FOREST CITY ~ Randall West, 66, of Forest City, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin.
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Marybeth D. Smith

October 24, 1956 - June 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ Marybeth D. Smith, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 11:49 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at her home. Born October 24, 1956 in Scranton, PA to Reese and Edna (Davies) Davis, she married Stevens J. Smith, Jr. on May 27, 1977 in Chinchilla, PA. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Arianna (Michael) Bond, Jr. of Marshaltown, IA; one son, Stevens J. (Meagan) Smith, III of Marshaltown, IA;...
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James R. Landrith

May 4, 1929 - June 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Richard “Jim” Landrith, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Linda A. Turney

October 3, 1957 - June 7, 2017

PEKIN ~ Linda Ann Turney, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born on October 3, 1957 in Pekin to Harvey L. and Mary E. (Taylor) Gerecke, she married Jerry Turney on June 30, 1979 in Pekin. Surviving are her twin daughters, Melissa Turney of Pekin and Melinda (Daniel) DeHoog of Normal; her twin sons, Jeremy Turney and Jeffrey Turney,...
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Laelynn Thompson

June 6, 2017 - June 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Laelynn Joy Thompson, infant daughter of David Lee and Marrita Elva (Hilst) Thompson, was stillborn at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Surviving are her parents: maternal grandparents, Jim (Kristine) Hilst of Manito; paternal grandparents, Terry (Mary) Thompson of Bartonville: two aunts, Laura (Bob) Lane of Hanna City and Ruby Thompson of West Peoria. Her...
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Wayne E. Wood

January 1, 2017 - June 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Wayne Eugene Wood, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in the emergency room at Unity Point Health-Pekin.  Born May 15, 1933 in Hancock County to George and Laura (Faler) Wood, he married Barbara Urick on July 24, 1961 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Michael Wood of Ottawa and Patrick Wood of Pekin; two...
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James G. Morris

November 12, 1942 - June 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Garland Morris, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home. Born November 12, 1942 in Hickman, Kentucky to James Finis and Annie Lee (Williams) Morris, he married Judith A. Pryor on June 25, 1960 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Pam (Quinn) McKenzie of Peoria and Lisa Jackson of Pekin; one son, Tony (Carol)...
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Haroletta M. Yates

September 21, 1934 - June 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Haroletta Mae “Peg” Yates, 82, of North Pekin, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born September 21, 1934 in Harrisburg to Harold and Freda (Davis) Hargrave.  She was raised by Freda and her step-father, Kenneth “Buck” Price.  She married Hiram H. “Rock” Yates on March 31, 1954 in Corinth,...
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Kelly G. Madden

November 8, 1950 - June 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Kelly Gene Madden, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017  peacefully at his home.
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Michael P. Bryson

November 14, 1946 - June 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Patrick Bryson, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin.  He was born November 14, 1946 in Greenville to Doris L. and Frieda (Stone) Bryson.  His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are one nephew, Darrell (Micki) Slaven of Pekin; one niece, Amandae (Dennis) Lindley of Pocahontas; three grandnieces...
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Cary Taylor

May 2, 1946 - June 2, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Cary Samuel “Sam” Taylor, Sr., 71, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale. Born May 2, 1946 in Cheverly, MD, he was the son of Lee and Norma Jean (Samuel) Elliott, he married Sandra Nott on September 8, 1966 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his step-father, Lee Elliott of Texas; four sons, Cary...
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Christy L. Hayes

February 25, 1957 - June 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Christy L. Hayes, 60, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 8:42 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Comanche Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma.                                   Christy was born February 25, 1957 in Peoria to Wayne L. & Marilyn (Cunningham) Hayes of Pekin. She is survived by her mother;...
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Scott Clanton

September 23, 1975 - May 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Scott Edward Clanton, 41, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 in Canton. He was born September 23, 1975 in Peoria to Steven Eugene and Connie (Oneal) Clanton. He was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather. Surviving are his mother of Pekin; one brother, Shane Clanton of Pekin; one sister, Shawn (Anthony) DellaVedova...
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Leslie E. Beadles

March 25, 1947 - May 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Leslie Earl Beadles, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home. Born March 25, 1947 in Fargo, North Dakota to Milton W. and Goldie (Hagan) Beadles, he married Sharon L. Eldert on July 11, 1970 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Chad (Kim) Beadles of Greencastle, IN; one daughter, Cyndi (Thomas) Childs, II of Green Valley; six...
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David A. Oltman

July 5, 1955 - May 29, 2017

TOPEKA ~ David Alan “Big Daddy” Oltman, 61, of Topeka, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin.  Born July 5, 1955 in Pekin to Marion H. and Helen (Van Dyke), he married Debbie Pyeatte on June 6, 2003 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Sara (Tim) Clark of Peoria Heights, Ashley (Kyle Seipp) Oltman of Elgin, Shawna...
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Kenneth F. Vander Leest

May 13, 1928 - May 29, 2017

PEORIA ~ Kenneth F. Vander Leest, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 4:26 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 13, 1928 in Mitchellville, Iowa to Arthur and Marie (de Reus) Vander Leest, he married Sondra D. Matthew on September 10, 1955 in Pekin.  She died October 12, 2014 in Galesburg.  He was also preceded in death by one son, Kent Vander...
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Donald J. Robertson

December 2, 1929 - May 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donald Jean Robertson, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care in East Peoria. Born December 2, 1929 in Evansville, Indiana, he was the son of Leslie Robertson.  He married Deloris Loree Peppers on March 11, 1950 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Joe) Lentz of Panama City Beach, FL...
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Mavis R. Stewart

September 24, 1928 - May 28, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Mavis Rebecca (Mead) Stewart, 88, of North Pekin, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born September 24, 1928 in Berkhamsted, England to Henry and Lizzie (Hilchman) Mead, she married Winfield Mark “Buster” Stewart on November 11, 1944 in England. He was born December 30, 1927 and died December 13, 1982. She was also...
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Virginia L. Riley

July 10, 1931 - May 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Virginia Lee Riley, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.  Born July 10, 1931 in Pekin to Henry and Ollie (Jenkins) Walbert, she married Lester Riley on April 30, 1954 in Mackinaw.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Douglas Riley of New Jersey and Eric (Ann) Riley of North Carolina; one daughter, Colleen ...
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Glenn E. Slabaugh

April 15, 1928 - May 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Glenn Edward Slabaugh, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. Born April 15, 1928 in Pekin to George Alvin and Marie (Lucas) Slabaugh, he married Marjorie E. Hailey on August 4, 1951 in Pekin.  She died August 28, 2013 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Slabaugh....
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Carol J. Landrith

September 14, 1937 - May 26, 2017

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

September 14, 1937 - May 26, 2017

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

October 1, 1930 - May 25, 2017

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

March 25, 1938 - May 25, 2017

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

April 20, 1953 - May 24, 2017

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

June 17, 1963 - May 24, 2017

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

September 15, 1925 - May 24, 2017

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

May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2017

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

May 25, 1949 - May 23, 2017

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

September 5, 1934 - May 22, 2017

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

April 28, 1953 - May 20, 2017

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

August 10, 1923 - May 19, 2017

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

June 24, 1938 - May 18, 2017

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

November 23, 1979 - May 18, 2017

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

November 25, 1944 - May 17, 2017

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

April 2, 1932 - May 17, 2017

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

April 24, 1944 - May 16, 2017

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

July 25, 1935 - May 15, 2017

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

October 31, 1954 - May 13, 2017

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

April 5, 1922 - May 13, 2017

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

December 20, 1942 - May 13, 2017

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

June 25, 1982 - May 11, 2017

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

July 12, 1933 - May 11, 2017

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

September 3, 1939 - May 10, 2017

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

January 24, 1952 - May 9, 2017

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

May 30, 1943 - May 9, 2017

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

March 8, 1934 - May 8, 2017

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

July 12, 1918 - May 8, 2017

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

August 23, 1940 - May 6, 2017

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

January 20, 1943 - May 3, 2017

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

March 14, 1943 - May 3, 2017

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

March 16, 1944 - May 3, 2017

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

August 14, 1929 - May 1, 2017

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

February 13, 1942 - May 1, 2017

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

March 28, 1964 - May 1, 2017

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

February 13, 1946 - April 29, 2017

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

June 29, 1931 - April 27, 2017

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

November 5, 1944 - April 26, 2017

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

November 5, 1919 - April 25, 2017

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

November 21, 1937 - April 25, 2017

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

July 9, 1958 - April 24, 2017

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

May 21, 1952 - April 23, 2017

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

December 14, 1952 - April 23, 2017

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

May 28, 1942 - April 23, 2017

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

November 15, 1943 - April 22, 2017

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

April 14, 1955 - April 22, 2017

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

March 12, 1931 - April 22, 2017

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

August 22, 1919 - April 20, 2017

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

August 16, 1935 - April 20, 2017

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

June 13, 1961 - April 19, 2017

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

February 17, 1946 - April 17, 2017

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

March 19, 1928 - April 17, 2017

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

November 9, 1929 - April 17, 2017

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