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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

Donald E. Givans

May 26, 1934 - January 17, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Donald Eugene “Don” Givans, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Born May 26, 1934 in Leitchfield, KY to Carl and Lena M. (Pearl) Givans, he married Wanda Willard in 1958 in Peoria. She survives.  Also surviving are one son, Rick (Roberta “Bobbi”) Givans of East Peoria...
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Delores A. Bong

April 7, 1931 - January 17, 2018

HAVANA ~ Delores Adele Bong, 86, of Havana, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her daughter’s home. Born April 7, 1931 in Pekin to Roy and Hazel (White) Callaway, she married Harry Bong on December 26, 1948 in Pekin.  He died on February 3, 2010 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one infant daughter, Rita and two...
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Leslie J. Lamb

March 3, 1947 - January 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Leslie James “Jim” Lamb, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born March 3, 1947 in Bloomington to Emmett Edward and Melva Lorene (Hasler) Lamb, he married Bonnie Lee Acton on August 12, 1972 in Creve Coeur.  She survives. Also surviving are his three children, Scott (Angel) Lamb of Marquette Heights,...
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Linda R. Shue

September 15, 1943 - January 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Linda Rae (Smith) Shue, 74 of Pekin, passed away at 9:22 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Born September 15, 1943 in Peoria to Frank and Reatha (Trotter) Smith, she married Jerry Shue on August 24, 1985 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert (Kay) Crawford of Dell City, OK; two daughters, Jeannie (Les) Avery and...
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Norma Lee Turner

May 19, 1927 - January 13, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Norma Lee Turner, 90, a lifelong resident of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. 
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Shirley A. Sidell

October 6, 1931 - January 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Shirley Sidell, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:21 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health –Pekin’s Emergency Room.
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Wilma Martin Wright

October 7, 1937 - January 11, 2018

CHILLICOTHE ~ Wilma Wright, 80, of Chillicothe, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home.
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Donald Meeks

September 27, 1938 - January 10, 2018

PEORIA ~ Donald Meeks, 79, of Peoria, passed away at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Phyllis Pierson

April 29, 1930 - January 10, 2018

PEORIA ~ Phyllis Jean Pierson, 87, of Peoria, passed away at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. Born April 29, 1930 in Peoria to Adam and Olivia (West) Hurst, she married Robert Pierson on September 25, 1948 in Peoria. He died March 2, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Tom and Leon Hurst. Surviving are two...
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Rosemary M. Schnitker

October 11, 1932 - January 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rosemary M. Schnitker, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born October 11, 1932 in Pekin to Adolph and Anna (Shepard) Arnold, she married William James Schnitker.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kelly (Scott) Woodmancy of Manito; two sons, Shannon (Geri) Schnitker and David Schnitker, both of Manito; four grandchildren;...
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Walter Earnest

April 2, 1925 - January 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Walter Earnest, 92 of Pekin, passed away at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at home. Born April 2, 1925 in Milford, Nebraska to Nicholas and Tillie (Beckler) Earnest, he married Lillian DuPage on January 29, 1949 in Pekin.  She died on June 26, 2016 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Caleb Earnest; three brothers, Edgar, Raymond and...
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Viola J. Wolfer

January 3, 1923 - January 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Viola Juanita Wolfer, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born January 3, 1923 in Lovington to Joseph Green and Alma Juanita (McVickers) Reed, she married Richard H. Juchems on August 20, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He died October 25, 1962.  She later married Willard J. Wolfer on October 10, 1964 in...
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Brady P. Hackman

February 28, 2003 - January 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Brady Phillip Hackman, 14, of Pekin, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his home.
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Larry W. Semonski

January 26, 1946 - January 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Larry William Semonski, 71 of Pekin, passed away at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin.   He was born January 26, 1946 in Morgantown, West Virginia to Louis and Rita (Schoenherr) Semonski.  His parents preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Rick (Lisa) Semonski of East Peoria; one daughter, Billie Jean Heinz-Otte of Peoria; Marcella and...
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Evelyn J. Dawson

August 21, 1928 - January 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Evelyn Jean Dawson, 89, a resident of the UAW High-rise in Pekin, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born August 21, 1928 in Virginia, Illinois to Clifford and Ollie Olroyd, she married Evangelist Dr. Loren Dawson, Jr. on January 28, 1946 in Beardstown.  He died July 20, 2008 in Beardstown.  She was also preceded in...
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Esther R. Morris

July 17, 1930 - January 8, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Esther Rose Morris, 87, of rural Green Valley, passed away at 10:46 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born July 17, 1930 in Canton to Arthur Harold and Minnie Pearl (Underhill) Knowles, she married Russell Wayne Morris on July 23, 1949 in Pekin.  He died April 2, 1997 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Tom Knowles, Vale...
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Cynthia Schwiderski

August 24, 1972 - January 6, 2018

HENRY ~ Cynthia Jean Schwiderski, 45, of Henry, passed away at 8:28 a.m. January, 2018, at OSF Saint Francis Hospital Medical Center in Peoria She was born on August 24th, 1972 in Peoria, Illinois to Leroy and Kathleen Schwiderski. She is survived by her parents, Leroy and Kathleen Schwiderski of Chillicothe; one son, Stephen Stillwell (Michelle) of Chillicothe; two daughters, Katie Schwiderski...
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Joy K. Calvert

July 4, 1926 - January 5, 2018

HOPEDALE ~ Joy Kathryn Calvert, 91, of Hopedale, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Hopedale Nursing Home. Born July 4, 1926 in Maywood to Nels and Violet (Bacon) Larsen, she married William J. Calvert on March 29, 1947 in Springfield.  He died August 27, 2017 in Hopedale.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joel Richard Calvert; and one...
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Bonnie B. Powell

June 29, 1928 - January 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bonnie Bernice Powell, 89 of Pekin, formerly of South Pekin, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Center in Pekin.  Born June 29, 1928 in Pierson, IL to Jake and Mabel (Fortner) Bonham, she married Vernon Gene Powell on December 24, 1948 in Pekin.  He died December 14, 1998 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents;...
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William Hemp

November 29, 1949 - January 5, 2018

PEORIA ~ William Fredrick Hemp, Jr., 68, of Peoria, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at his residence. He was born November 29, 1949 in Peoria to William Fredrick and Virginia Marie (Dismang) Hemp. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cathy Rubel. Surviving are one sister, Nancy Boise of East Peoria; two nieces, Carri Baker of East Peoria and Lorri Blair of...
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Scarlett Kay Marie Frisby

January 4, 2018 - January 4, 2018

MORTON ~ Scarlett Kay Marie Frisby, infant daughter of Alexis Johnson and Christopher Frisby, was stillborn at 7:04 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Jeanne Ward

September 8, 1936 - January 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Doris Jeanne Ward, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 9:17 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin. Born September 8, 1936 in Berwyn to James and Eula Mae (Neve) Citek, she married James August Ward on November 1, 1953 in Pekin. He died January 7, 2015 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Joshua Allen. Surviving are two daughters, Joni ...
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John K. Jackson, Jr.

November 6, 1940 - January 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ John Kenneth Jackson, Jr., 77, of Pekin, passed away at 3:11 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born November 6, 1940 in Houston, TX to John Kenneth and Francis Lee (Stapleton) Jackson, he married Margery A. “Marge” Lehman on February 1, 1959 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, John K. “Johnny” III,...
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Barbara L. Parshall

August 14, 1943 - January 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Barbara L. Parshall, 74, Pekin, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 14, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Herman and Helen (Puehl) Tolbert, she married Roy E. Parshall on September 5, 1964 in Pekin.  He died October 4, 2007 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard...
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Betty Nash

September 8, 1931 - January 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Betty Lou Loretta Nash, 86, of West Peoria, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She was formerly of Pekin and Danville. Born September 8, 1931 in Danville to Charles Kenneth and Thelma Evelyn (Cooper) Keele, she married Paul Kenneth Nash on March 2, 1951 in Danville.  He died July 28, 2004.  She was also...
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Thomas W. Spracklen

October 10, 1945 - January 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Thomas William Spracklen, 72, of Thayer, Mo., passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 1, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of South Pekin. Born October 10, 1945 in Effingham to Thomas Junior and Helen Irene (Baker) Spracklen, he married Peggy L. Poe on May 28, 1966 in St. Louis, Mo.  He later married Diana L. Lee on Dec. 22, 2000 in Thayer, Mo.  She survives. Also...
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Charles Dean Cody

January 18, 1972 - January 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Charles Dean Cody, 45, of Pekin, passed away at 7:01 p.m. Monday, January 1, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born January 18, 1972 in Peoria to Carles D. and Diane S (Adkins) Cody. Surviving are his mother, Diane Herod of Pekin; his father, Carles Cody of La Porte, Indiana; his stepfather, David Herod of Pekin; two daughters, Kayla Cody and Kelsey Benja, both...
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Linda Fiorenza

September 1, 1961 - December 31, 2017

PEKIN ~ Linda Kay Fiorenza, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.  She was formerly of Libertyville. Born September 1, 1961 in Pekin to Albert Carl and Marilyn (Myers) Bottin, she married David G. Fiorenza on May 24, 1986 in Pekin.  Surviving are her mother, Marilyn Bottin of Pekin; five children, Hannah (Evan...
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Dennis J. Boldt

January 10, 1949 - December 31, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dennis Jon Boldt, 68, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home. He was born January 10, 1949 in Pekin to Charles August and Myrtle Marie (Detterur) Boldt. Surviving are one son, Todd Shay Boldt of Pekin; one daughter, Sarah Jeanne (Keith) Gabrielse of Cottage Grove, WI; six grandchildren, Christopher Boldt of Rhinelander, WI, Candice Boldt of...
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Wilma Jean Biggs

October 8, 1935 - December 31, 2017

PEKIN ~ Wilma Jean Biggs, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 11:17 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born October 8, 1935 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Jack and Alta L. (Gallpin) Terrell, she married Tommie Gerald Biggs on December 12, 1951 at Davenport, Iowa.  He died December 29, 2002 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, F. Colleen...
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Duane A. Gray

March 13, 1932 - December 31, 2017

PEKIN ~ Duane A. Gray, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 8 a.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home.  Born on March 13, 1932 in Spring Lake Township, Tazewell County to Frances Albert “Bert” and Dorothy (Martin) Gray, he married Doris Smith on December 24, 1993.  She survives. Also surviving are his three daughters, Lori (Kenneth) Dewitt of Snowflake, AZ, Dr. Ronda Mitchell of...
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Peggy L. Capps

June 13, 1951 - December 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Peggy Lee Capps, 66, of Pekin, left us at 8:54 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.  Peggy was born June 13, 1951 in Pekin to William and Marilyn (Helmig) Campbell. Those left to honor her memory include two daughters, Jen Powell-Hager of Clarksville, Tennessee and Mindy (Greg) Powell-Hardy of Franklin, Tennessee; two sons, Lou (Sonia) Powell...
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Karen E. Duffy

July 14, 1939 - December 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Karen Elaine Duffy, 78, of Pekin, formerly of Mackinaw and formerly of Chicago, passed away at 1:46 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home.  Born July 14, 1939 in Chicago to Thomas and Genevieve (Byrne) Downes, she married Bill McDonald.  She later married Don Duffy in July, 1978 in Park Ridge, IL.  He died in February, 1990 in Evanston.  Also preceding her in...
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Mildred Schott

January 31, 1920 - December 30, 2017

LAKE CAMELOT ~ Mildred Schott, 97, of Lake Camelot, passed away at 2:39 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. She became ill on Christmas Eve in Downers Grove, where she resided with her family for the past several years. Born January 31, 1920 in South Pekin to George and Mary (Millich) Morsch, she married Andrew Schott on May 20, 1939 in...
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B.G. Drake, Jr.

May 10, 1931 - December 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Pastor B.G. Drake, 86, of Pekin, went home to be with the Lord at 1 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017.  His passing was peaceful and surrounded by family.
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Steven E. Rynearson

September 25, 1949 - December 30, 2017

MACKINAW ~ Steven Eugene “Steve” Rynearson, 68, of Mackinaw, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home. Born September 25, 1949 in Pekin to Harley and Eva Belle Rynearson, he married Carole Lynn Wagner on June 14, 1969 in East Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Angelia) Rynearson, Jr. of Tremont and James (Nikki) Rynearson of East...
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Deonterrius D. Livingston

February 29, 1976 - December 28, 2017

PEORIA ~ Deonterrius Deshun Livingston, 41, of Peoria, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born February 29, 1976 in Greenwood, Mississippi to Roosevelt and Rylander (Livingston) Harris. Surviving are his parents of Peoria; five children, Deonna Williams, Shaunterrius Williams, both of Peoria, Deonterrius L. Livingston, Jr.,...
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Jacob W. Sutton

January 4, 1985 - December 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jacob W. “Jake” Sutton, 32, of Pekin, passed away at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Pekin. He was born January 4, 1985 in Pekin to Randall W. and Kelly L. (Pounder) Sutton. Surviving are his mother, Kelly Suprunowski of Pekin; his father, Randy Sutton of Pekin; two daughters, Madilynn Sutton and Layla Sutton; one brother, Travis David Sutton of East Peoria; his...
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Charlene M. Lane

December 7, 1951 - December 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charlene Lane, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 8:28 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin.
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Marian Bell Stanford

September 15, 1924 - December 27, 2017

FARMINGTON ~ Marian Mae Bell Stanford, 93 of Farmington, formerly of Peoria and Pekin, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Courtyard Estates in Farmington. Born September 15, 1924 in Mason City to Wilbur Benton and Charlotte Augusta (Peplow) Earhart, she married Arthur W. Bell, Sr. on March 7, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri.  He died May 5, 1973 in Peoria.  She later...
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Joyce Acra

September 13, 1935 - December 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Joyce Lohnes Acra, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Unity Point Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born September 13, 1935 in Peoria to Paul and Hazel D. (Radefeld) Lohnes, she married Dajer Jose Acra on July 13, 1957 in St. Louis, MO. He died in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, George Lohnes. Surviving are three sons,...
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Jeanette M. Williams

April 8, 1932 - December 24, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Jeanette Maxine Williams, 85, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born April 8, 1932 in Xenia to Ollie and Sara (Rush) Bayles, she married Richard Neal “Dick” Williams on July 4, 1951 in Corinth, Miss.   He died November 25, 1994.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two...
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Jack D. Hundt

October 19, 1940 - December 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jack Duane Hundt, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born October 19, 1940 in Pekin to Edward and Lola (Redfern) Hundt, he married Linda Sue Hackney on June 15, 1961 in Tacoma, Washington.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Alissa (Randy) Sunderland of Pekin; one son, Blake (Charlotte)...
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Emma Louise Edelman

December 23, 2017 - December 23, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Emma Louise Edelman, infant daughter of Russell and Alyssa Edelman was stillborn at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Surviving are her parents of Mapleton; one brother, Oliver; one sister, Lena, both of Mapleton; her maternal grandparents, Patrick and Cynthia Philipchuck of Park Rapids, Minnesota; paternal grandparents, Walter and...
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Avis A. Marsh

September 1, 1937 - December 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Avis Ann Marsh, 80, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at her home.  Born September 1, 1937 in Mount Vernon to Halton and Rhea Fern (Fleener) Harrison, she married the Rev. Robert Marsh on August 25, 1968 in Eureka,  He died March 15, 2010 in Peoria.  Also preceding her in death are one son, Kevin and one daughter, Lee Ann....
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David W. Harrison

May 6, 1935 - December 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ David Walter “Dave” Harrison, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his home. Born May 6, 1935 in Carrier Mills to William Walter and Winnie Bly (Reid) Harrison, he married Brenda Sue Pyle on April 6, 1957 in Harrisburg.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Sue (Tony) Lamberson of Pekin; one son, Eric (Kathy) Harrison of East...
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Ashley Mettille

December 16, 1961 - December 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ashley Mettille, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at her residence. Born December 16, 1961 in Wallsend, England to Alan and Valerie (Crova) Stothert, she married Joseph A. Mettille on September 24, 1994 in Groveland.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kristin (Josh) Williamson of Pekin; two stepdaughters, Stephanie and Amber, both of...
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Edward A. Goldsby

January 15, 1969 - December 22, 2017

DECATUR ~ Edward Arthur Goldsby, 48, of Decatur, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 at Symphony of Decatur. He was born January 15, 1969 in Peoria to Edward E. and Nancy (Pounder) Goldsby.  Surviving are his mother, Nancy Landrith of Pekin; three sisters, Debbra Anderson of East Peoria, Danie’le (Kevin) Shelby of North Pekin, Bobbie (RJ) Jones of Pekin; one brother,...
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Kyle A. Heady

April 10, 1985 - December 22, 2017

WEST PEORIA ~ Kyle Anthony Heady, 32, of West Peoria, passed away 8:05 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home. He was born April 10, 1985 in Peoria to Kevin and Sherry (Peacock) Heady. Surviving are his mother of Peoria; his father of Peoria; two sons, Ashton and Payton Heady, both of Peoria; four siblings, Amanda (Matt Morris) Heady, Jarrod Heady, Laurel (Chuck Brackney) Heady, all of...
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Linda F. Goodman

June 22, 1953 - December 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ Linda Faye Goodman, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Autumn Accolade in rural Green Valley. Born June 22, 1953 in Bridgetown, Barbados to Clarence Frederick and Faye Ideline (Schappaugh) Heilman, she married Darrell D. Goodman on September 7, 1973 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Brian C. Goodman of Morton; one daughter,...
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William Young

June 28, 1985 - December 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ William Alexander “Alex” Young, 32, of Pekin, passed away at 8:07 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Pekin.   He was born June 29, 1985 in Hannibal, MO to Randy W. and Diana L. (Corum) Young.   Alex is survived by his parents of Lewistown; his sister, Stacie (Matt Herman) Young of Edinburg and maternal grandparents, Kenny and Kathy Corum of Palmyra, MO.   He...
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Ronald G. Hall, Jr.

September 18, 1965 - December 20, 2017

PEORIA ~ Ronald G. Hall, Jr., 52, of Peoria, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Jon Gregory Oakley, M.D.

August 26, 1955 - December 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jon Gregory Oakley, M.D., 62, of Jackson, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his home, from complications resulting from a long fought battle with cancer.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born August 26, 1955 in Monmouth to F.M. and Aletha W. (Baker) Oakley, he married Carol (Swadinsky) Johnson on October 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She...
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Hazel B. Landrith

December 3, 1933 - December 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Hazel Beatrice Landrith, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 5:09 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Alberta Mae Hackney

July 24, 1930 - December 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alberta Mae Hackney, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 1:47 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born July 24, 1930 in Beaver Dam, Kentucky to Austin and Artelia (Keith) Embry, she married Harry James Hackney on August 30, 1949 in Pekin.  He died August 3, 2016 in Pekin.   She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen Moore and...
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Betty Calhoun

June 9, 1926 - December 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Betty L. “Honey” Calhoun, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home. Born June 9, 1926 in Taylorville to Virgil and Lelia (McClughan) Martin, she married Ott Harold Calhoun on July 1, 1950 in Lewistown. He died March 19, 1980 in Mapleton. She was also preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings. Surviving are one son, Phillip A. ...
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Toney Buzick

March 13, 1946 - December 17, 2017

 
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Bonnie Squyres

July 16, 1951 - December 16, 2017

CHILLICOTHE ~ Bonnie Squyres, 66, of Chillicothe, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Brian K. Gray

September 19, 1967 - December 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Brian Keith “Grayboy” Gray, 50, of Pekin, passed away at 7:44 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. Born September 19, 1967 in Pekin to Theodore Earl “Ted” and Genola Darlene (Hayes) Gray, he married Tracy Ann Watson on September 30, 2017 in Pekin.  She survives. Surviving are his wife; mother, Genola Gray of...
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Larry D. Maas

July 13, 1944 - December 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Larry Dean Maas, 73, of Donnell Lake in Vandalia, Michigan, formerly of Dyer, Indiana and Pekin, passed away peacefully at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his home in the comfort of his family’s presence. He was born July 13, 1944 in Pekin, the third child of John George and Mary Eloise (Adcock) Maas, Sr. He married Patricia Ann Tucker on August 16, 1964 in Pekin. They...
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Lorraine Hogue

November 28, 1948 - December 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lorraine “Sissy” Hogue, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 11:42 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her home. Born November 27, 1948 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Lidge Franklin and Dorothy Evelyn (Helton) Wilson, she married Floyd Williams.  She later married Robert Vernon Hogue on December 27, 1990 in Pekin.  He died May 1, 2007.  Her parents also preceded her in death....
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Norma Sue Williams

April 20, 1937 - December 14, 2017

TREMONT ~ Norma Sue Williams, 80, of Tremont, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 surrounded by her family at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born April 20, 1937 in Harrison, Arkansas to Roy Thurman and Nancy Madora (Morton) Flippin, she married Jess R. Williams on July 9, 1966 in Flippin, Arkansas.  He survives. Also surviving are twin sons, Brian K. (Michele) Williams...
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Charles Calvin Beimfohr

December 2, 1942 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles Calvin Beimfohr, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at UnityPoint Health ~ Methodist. Born December 2, 1942 in Pekin to Charles W. and Lillian (Evans) Beimfohr, he married Marilyn McCoy in 1963 in Pekin.  She passed away in 1988 in Pekin.  He later married Joyce Ann (Bandy) Beimfohr on January 6, 1990 in Las Vegas.  She passed...
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Joyce E. Shackelford

March 19, 1954 - December 13, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Joyce Ellen Shackelford, 63, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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William Gardiner

February 3, 1942 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ William Spencer “Bill” Gardiner, 75, of Morton, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born February 3, 1942 in Pekin to James E. and Ethelyn O. (Shaw) Gardiner, he married Gayle Sue Harding. Surviving are his four children, William Brantley Gardiner of Bolingbrook, Laura Lamb of Sellersburg,...
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Oscar M. Irby

October 15, 1924 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Oscar Morgan Irby, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his home. Born October 15, 1924 in Marion, Ohio to Charles and Virgie Lee (Pickett) Irby, he married Wilma Elizabeth Smith on August 4, 1945 in Pekin.  She died January 9, 2016 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters and four brothers. Surviving are two sons,...
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Byron J. Oesch

October 13, 1929 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Byron “Bud” J. Oesch, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born October 13, 1929, in East Peoria, “Bud” married Mary Ann Venovich on December 23, 1949.  She passed away on October 30, 2015.  Also preceding him in death are his parents, Byron G. and Geraldine Oesch, one son, Dan...
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Doris L. Porter

September 3, 1924 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Doris Louise Porter, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born September 3, 1924 in Bremerhaven, Germany to Ernst and Christine (Henrikson) Kieck, she married Howard Russell Porter on January 24, 1948 in Pekin.  He died December 27, 1961 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother, Emma Hahn, who...
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Eugene W. Lord

March 12, 1930 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Eugene William “Gene” Lord, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:31 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born March 12, 1930 in Tremont to William and Ida (Kemp) Lord, he married Mary Lou Smith on June 12, 1952 in Pekin.  She died September 30, 2017 in Morton.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, one in infancy and Millie Everett and two...
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Phyllis N. Hawkins

August 14, 1933 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Naomi Hawkins, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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James L. McCree

March 19, 1956 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Lavern McCree, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home.
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Margaret Penning

January 12, 1936 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Margaret Penning, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Hallmark House Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.
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David J. Hughes

October 8, 1964 - December 8, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ David Joseph Hughes, 53, of East Peoria, passed away at 2:24 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria Born October 8, 1964 in Peoria to David and Rebecca (Collom) Hughes, he married Karen Casey in 1988 in Hannibal, Missouri. Surviving are his father, David (Linda) Hughes of Pekin; his mother, Rebecca Westhafer of Morton; two sons, Adam Hughes of...
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Donna J. Quinley

January 11, 1931 - December 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donna Jean Quinley, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Naomi R. Zuklic

September 7, 1914 - December 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Naomi R. Zuklic, 103, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Mardell Manor in Pekin. Born September 7, 1914 in Pekin to Ralph and Nettie (Carpenter) Seelye, she married George W. Volk on December 8, 1932 in Green Valley.  She later married John Zuklic on April 19, 1959 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died March 22, 2013 in Pekin.  Also preceding...
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Naomi R. Zuklic

September 7, 1914 - December 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Naomi R. Zuklic, 103, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Mardell Manor in Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 
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Joel Broughton

July 29, 1972 - December 5, 2017

PEORIA ~ Joel Broughton, 45, of Peoria, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Thomas Potts

March 7, 1943 - December 5, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Thomas “Tom” Jefferson Potts, 74, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville. Born March 7, 1943 in Cocoa Beach, FL to Joseph Richard and Beryl T. (Counterman) Potts, he married Connie D. Mudd on August 16, 1990 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Shelley (David)...
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Judith A. Borcherding

August 8, 1941 - December 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Judith A. Borcherding, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin in the Emergency Room.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory.  
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Deloris Joan Ingram

September 27, 1932 - December 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Deloris Joan Ingram, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Snyder Village Health Center in Metamora. Born September 27, 1932, in South Pekin to Oscar Virgil and Minnie Mae (Lord) Dorsey, she married Robert Lyle Ingram on Dec. 17, 1950 in Pekin. He died October 8, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Cecil,...
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Gary Vachon

September 19, 1948 - December 4, 2017

PEORIA ~ Gary Joseph Vachon, 69, of Peoria, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Gary was born September 19, 1948 in Hambleton, WV to Gilford F. and Louise T. (Haddix) Vachon.  He married Mary Sue Crusen on January 24, 1981 at Sacred Heart Church in Peoria. She died Christmas Day, December 25, 2003 in Peoria. He was also preceded...
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Judith A. Eldert

September 14, 1922 - December 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Judith A. Eldert, 95, of Pekin, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Born September 14, 1922 in Pekin Judy was a devoted daughter to Charles and Grace (Bonino) Carlier, Jr.  She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Eldert, Jr. on June 10, 1944 in Pekin.  He died...
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Carol John

August 5, 1934 - December 3, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Carol Grace John, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. She was formerly of Pekin. Born August 5, 1934 in Peoria to Cecil O. and Florence M. (DePrato) Parrott, she married William S. Potter, they later divorced. She later married Armand P. John on May 15, 1993 in Peoria. He died July 26, 1998 in Pekin. She...
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David W. Eitenmiller

February 25, 1954 - December 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ David W. Eitenmiller, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 3:33 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home. Born February 25, 1954 in Pekin to Arthur W. and Berniece (Chitwood) Eitenmiller, he married Andrea Pauley on April 5, 1980 in Pekin.  From this union were born one son, Dustin W. Eitenmiller of Pekin and two daughters, Shanda Eitenmiller of Pekin and Kassandra Eitenmiller of...
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Virginia Pumphrey

November 2, 1924 - December 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Virginia M.A. Pumphrey, 93, of Pekin, passed away and made her final journey at 8:53 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born November 2, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to William S. and Gladys L. (Cox) Tresh, Sr., she first married Thomas E. Bramham, Sr.  She later married John W. Pumphrey.  He died May 13, 1962.  She also was preceded in death by two sons,...
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Steven John Sisler

April 8, 1948 - November 30, 2017

GROVELAND ~ Steven John Sisler, 69, of Groveland, passed away at 8:56 a.m. on November 30, 2017 at Hardin County General Hospital Emergency Room. Born April 8, 1948 in Peoria to John Wayne and Rosemary (Klassert) Sisler, he married Leona Susan Holden on June 6, 1981 in Peoria County.  She passed away January 4, 2011 in Groveland.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one...
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Gordon J. Hocker

July 29, 1930 - November 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gordon Jeremiah Hocker, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born July 29, 1930 in Colchester to Thomas Clayton and Flora Irene (Harpe) Hocker, he married Violet M. Tyler on June 6, 1965 in DeKalb, Illinois.  Surviving are his daughter, Denise Hocker of Pekin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded...
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Mary F. Bowman

April 6, 1935 - November 29, 2017

TREMONT ~ Mary Francis Bowman, 82, of Tremont, passed away at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Homer Fowler

April 1, 1941 - November 29, 2017

MINIER ~ Homer Fowler, 76, of Minier, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin.
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Sharon L. Nunn

July 3, 1944 - November 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sharon Louise Nunn, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born July 3, 1944 in Sand Ridge to Norman and June Magdalene (Reames) Raines, she married Phillip Nunn in 1981 in Pekin.  He passed away September 20, 2014.  Her parents also preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Cheryl (Howard) Kimmel of Pekin...
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Guyneth E. Neikirk

April 18, 1924 - November 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Guyneth Elinor Neikirk, 93, of Pekin, formerly of Forest City, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born April 18, 1924 in Havana to Guy and Cora (Akridge) Howell, she married Marvin Neikirk on March 23, 1941 in Forest City where she resided until moving to Pekin after her husband’s death in 2012.  She also was...
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Eleanor A. Thorne

September 17, 1927 - November 26, 2017

PEORIA ~ Eleanor Ann Thorne, 90, of Peoria, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 
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Eleanor A. Thorne

September 17, 1927 - November 26, 2017

  PEORIA ~ Eleanor Ann Thorne, 90, of Peoria, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 
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Charlotte Allan

June 30, 1938 - November 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charlotte Ann Allan, 79, of Pekin, passed away at noon, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born June 30, 1938 in Canton to Herbert Nelson and Ethel Marie (Norton) Dodge, she married Dale Knapp in 1956 in Galesburg. They later divorced. She then married Warren Allan in Chicago. He died July 16, 2015 in California. She was also preceded in death by her...
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Shirley M. Hilst

October 18, 1927 - November 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Shirley Mae Hilst, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 5 a.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born October 18, 1927 in Helena, Montana, she married Robert Hilst on February 14, 1946 in Tacoma, Washington.  He preceded her in death.   Surviving are two sons, Gary (Donna) Hilst of Green Valley and Ronald (Mary) Hilst of Pueblo, Colorado; four grandchildren and several...
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Robert E. Reber

November 29, 1930 - November 24, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Robert Everett “Bob” Reber, 86, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:59 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 29, 1930 in Taylorville to Everett and Gladys Reber, he married Rose Marie Hathaway on February 1, 1950 in Hillsboro.  She died July 7, 2009 in Mapleton.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; two...
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Maureen J. Bushong

October 11, 1936 - November 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Maureen Joan Bushong, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 6:31 a.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born October 11, 1936 in Pekin to August and Cecile (Everett) Wendland, she married Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Bushong. He died October 31, 1991 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Travis Martinez and two sisters, Pat Tutwiler and Winifred...
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Mark L. Sours

August 2, 1967 - November 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mark Lyn Sours, 50, of Pekin, passed away at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 2, 1967 in Pekin to Donald Larry and Yolanda “Loni” (Maquet) Sours, he married Linda Watson on March 7, 1998 in Pekin. Surviving are one daughter, Natalie Sours of Pekin; one son, Brandon Prang of Bartonville; one brother, Dirk Sours...
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Jackie R. Garner

October 29, 1949 - November 22, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jackie R. Garner, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at her home. Born October 29, 1949 in Peoria to Ray and Agnes (Hornsby) Hurt, she married Cleatius Garner on April 19, 1991 in East Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jackie “Sis” Hammer of Peoria and Agnes “Lulu” Garner of Elmwood; one son, Cleatius ...
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Shirley Wade

June 3, 1934 - November 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ Shirley Ann Wade, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born June 3, 1934 in Pekin to Charles and Anna (Schmidt) Davis, she married Stanley Wade on September 3, 1965 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Rae Wade of Manitou Springs, Colorado; one step-son, Troy (Judy) Wade of...
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