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Pamela K. Crebo

March 2, 1968 - February 20, 2020

MORTON ~ Pamela Kay “Pam” Crebo, 51, of Morton, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Apostolic Timber Ridge in Morton. She was born March 2, 1968 in Peoria to Roy William and Shirley Mae (Binkley) Crebo. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Roy Crebo, Jr. Surviving are one sister, Christina (Mike) Underwood of East Peoria; two nieces, Halley...
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Julie Jefferson

July 22, 1955 - February 19, 2020

PEKIN ~ Julie Ann Jefferson, 64, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday, Ferbruary 19, 2020 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Patricia A. Conner

October 30, 1939 - February 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Patricia Anne Conner, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born October 30, 1939 in Peoria to Thomas and Doreatha (Edwards) Slavens.  She married the love of her life, Clifford Conner on October 9, 1997. He died February 6, 2009 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers,...
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Patricia A. Conner

October 30, 1939 - February 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Patricia Anne Conner, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born October 30, 1939 in Peoria to Thomas and Doreatha (Edwards) Slavens.  She married the love of her life, Clifford Conner on October 9, 1997. He died February 6, 2009 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers,...
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Thomas L. Milus

June 21, 1927 - February 16, 2020

PEORIA ~ Thomas Leonard Milus, 92, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his residence.  He was formerly of Peoria. Born June 21, 1927 in Seneca to John Joseph and Anna Johanna (Kramer) Milus, he first married Barbara Jean Sayles.  He later married Janice A. (Griffith) Moretto on April 12, 1974 in Peoria.  She died September 10, 2012 in Peoria....
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Thomas L. Milus

June 21, 1927 - February 16, 2020

PEORIA ~ Thomas Leonard Milus, 92, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his residence.  He was formerly of Peoria. Born June 21, 1927 in Seneca to John Joseph and Anna Johanna (Kramer) Milus, he first married Barbara Jean Sayles.  He later married Janice A. (Griffith) Moretto on April 12, 1974 in Peoria.  She died September 10, 2012 in Peoria....
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Dennis Greiner

January 9, 1952 - February 15, 2020

CREVE COEUR – Dennis "Greaser" Greiner, 68, of Creve Coeur passed away at 9:52 pm on February 15th, 2020 at OSF Medical Center. Dennis was born on January 9, 1952, in Peoria to Norbert Anthony and Eleanor Mae (Bill) Bergman. Following his father’s passing, he was adopted by his step-father, Fritz Greiner, and took his name. He married Pam Stanford on April 18, 1986. She...
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Dennis Greiner

January 9, 1952 - February 15, 2020

CREVE COEUR – Dennis "Greaser" Greiner, 68, of Creve Coeur passed away at 9:52 pm on February 15th, 2020 at OSF Medical Center. Dennis was born on January 9, 1952, in Peoria to Norbert Anthony and Eleanor Mae (Bill) Bergman. Following his father’s passing, he was adopted by his step-father, Fritz Greiner, and took his name. He married Pam Stanford on April 18, 1986. She...
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Robert F. Powell

June 18, 1927 - February 15, 2020

PEKIN ~ Robert “Bob” F. Powell, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 11:18 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born June 18, 1927 in Mackinaw to Charles and Bessie (Beckel) Powell, he married Dawn Carol Zannacker on May 1, 1952 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Taylor and Susan K. Rasmussen, both of Pekin; two sons, Robert David (Becky)...
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Grace E. Fleming

August 20, 1922 - February 15, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Grace Elizabeth Fleming, 97, of North Pekin, formerly of Creve Coeur passed away at 6:26 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at her home. She was born August 20, 1922 in East Prairie, Missouri, to Theodore and Florence (Taylor) Fugate.  She married the love of her life, Arthur Fleming on June 27, 1942. He died March 23, 2007 in Morton. She was also preceded in death by her...
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Robert F. Powell

June 18, 1927 - February 15, 2020


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Grace E. Fleming

August 20, 1922 - February 15, 2020

PEKIN ~ Grace E. Fleming, 97, of Pekin, passed away 6:26 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Bonnie J. Espinoza

February 20, 1932 - February 14, 2020

GLENDALE ARIZONA ~ Bonnie Jean Espinoza, 87, of Glendale Arizona, formerly of Manito, passed away at 7:32 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at her residence in Glendale Arizona. She was born February 20, 1932 in Kewanee to Frank L. and Minnie (Elbing) Hill.  She married the love of her life, Russell J. Espinoza on June 19, 1948. He died October 31, 2018 in Peoria. She was also preceded in...
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Kenith D. Hamilton

December 17, 1933 - February 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Kenith Dale Hamilton, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at his home. Born December 17, 1932 in Peoria to William and Freda (Showalter) Hamilton, he married Geraldine Eugenia “Geri” Tosi on July 14, 1955 in Pekin.  She died October 2, 2015 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kyle Hamilton. Surviving are...
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Bonnie J. Espinoza

February 20, 1932 - February 14, 2020

GLENDALE, ARIZONA ~ Bonnie J. Espinoza, 87, of Glendale, Arizona, formerly of Manito, passed away 7:32 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Franklin L. Jones

June 14, 1947 - February 14, 2020

CHILLICOTHE~ Franklin Lee Jones, 72, of Chillicothe, passed away at 1:36 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born June 14, 1947 in Peoria to James Paul and Erma Bonita (Geer) Jones.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Robert, Paul, James, Loren and two sisters, Bonita, Ruth. Surviving are three sisters, Sharon (Edward)...
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Franklin Jones

June 14, 1947 - February 14, 2020

CHILLICOTHE ~ Franklin Jones, 72, of Chillicothe, passed away 1:36 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Stanley W. Watson

February 25, 1949 - February 13, 2020

PEKIN ~ Stanley W. Watson, 70, of Pekin passed away on February 13, 2020 at 7:55 p.m. at his residence. Born February 25, 1949 in Pekin to Warren and Geraldine “Cooke” Watson, he first married Helen Fay McDowell whom he had one child with and then went on to marry Terri Powell whom he had two children with. Surviving are one daughter, Sarah (Timothy) Watson-Perkins of Pekin; three...
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Stanley W. Watson

February 25, 1949 - February 13, 2020

PEKIN ~ Stanley W Watson, 70, of Pekin passed away on February 13, 2020 at 7:55 p.m. at his residence. Born February 25, 1949 in Pekin to Warren and Geraldine “Koch” Watson, he first married Helen Fay McDowell whom he had one child with and then went on to marry Terri Powell whom he had two children with. Surviving are one daughter, Sarah (Timothy) Watson-Perkins of Pekin; three sons...
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Floyd Cockerham

May 26, 1929 - February 12, 2020

PEKIN ~ Floyd Cockerham, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born May 26, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to John and Nora (Harvey) Cockerham, he married Ruby Richey on December 27, 1950 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are three children, Karen (Joseph) Blome of Pekin, Mike (Cheryl) Cockerham of Manito and Robin (Dean) Lahm of Brownsville, Texas;...
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Floyd Cockerham

May 26, 1929 - February 12, 2020

PEKIN ~ Floyd Cockerham, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born May 26, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to John and Nora (Harvey) Cockerham, he married Ruby Richey on December 27, 1950 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are three children, Karen (Joseph) Blome of Pekin, Mike (Cheryl) Cockerham of Manito and Robin (Dean) Lahm of Brownsville, Texas;...
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Margaret White

December 22, 1957 - February 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ Margaret Elizabeth (Candler) White, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born December 22, 1957 in Pekin to John Harold and Clea Rae (Hawkins) Candler, she married Edward Wayne White on December 21, 1991 in Bartonville. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2016 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Sylvia F. Isaac

December 15, 1937 - February 10, 2020

MORTON ~ Sylvia Frances Isaac, 82, of Morton, formerly of Pekin, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:35 p.m. at Morton Villa in Morton. Born December 15, 1937 in East Prairie, MO to Ralph J. and Orpha B. (Flick) Moore, she married Billie F. Farris on October 8, 1954 in Pekin; he preceded her in death on January 30, 2016. She married Raymond E. Phoenix on August 15, 1980 in Pekin; he...
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Margaret White

December 22, 1957 - February 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ Margaret Elizabeth White, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Sylvia F. Isaac

December 15, 1937 - February 10, 2020

MORTON ~ Sylvia Frances Isaac, 82, of Morton, formerly of Pekin, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:35 p.m. at Morton Villa in Morton. Born December 15, 1937 in East Prairie, MO to Ralph J. and Orpha B. (Flick) Moore, she married Billie F. Farris on October 8, 1954 in Pekin; he preceded her in death on January 30, 2016. She married Raymond E. Phoenix on August 15, 1980 in Pekin; he...
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E. Arlene Goodman

October 14, 1927 - February 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ E. Arlene Goodman, 92, of Green Valley, passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 1:48 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born October 14, 1927 in Pekin to Ora S. and Mae B. (Gardiner) Jones, she married Bubie C. “J.R.” Goodman, Jr. on May 6, 1950 in Pekin.  He died May 10, 2001 in Peoria....
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E. Arlene Goodman

October 14, 1927 - February 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ E. Arlene Goodman, 92, of Green Valley, passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 1:48 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born October 14, 1927 in Pekin to Ora S. and Mae B. (Gardiner) Jones, she married Bubie C. “J.R.” Goodman, Jr. on May 6, 1950 in Pekin.  He died May 10, 2001 in Peoria....
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Deborah L. Utech

April 12, 1956 - February 9, 2020

DELAVAN ~ Deborah Lea “Deb” Utech, 63, of Delavan, passed away at 12:27 a.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her home. Born April 12, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Thomas Nolan and Janet Lorene (Connour) Causey, she married Pastor William Mark Utech on November 30, 1984 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Ryan Patrick (Abby) Culp of Tremont, Travis Nolan ...
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Deborah L. Utech

April 12, 1956 - February 9, 2020

DELAVAN ~ Deborah Lea "Deb" Utech, 63, of rural Delavan, passed away at 12:27 a.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Jeane M. Tittle

July 27, 1939 - February 8, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jeane Marie Tittle, 80, of Pekin passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Pekin Manor. Born July 27, 1939 in Chariton, IA to Donald A. and Lillian I. (Polser) Williams, she married Billy N. Tittle on September 24, 1960 in Des Moines, IA. He passed away on January 28, 2011 in Pekin. Surviving are one son, Mark (Jean) Tittle of Pekin; one daughter, Robin (Jerry)...
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Jeane M. Tittle

July 27, 1939 - February 8, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jeane Marie (Williams) Tittle, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Aloma A. Vick

February 3, 1943 - February 7, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Aloma Ann Vick, 77, of North Pekin, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born February 3, 1943 in Munising, Michigan to Marion Eddie and Wilda Arlene (Lung) Courter, she married H. Dale Vick on September 1, 1962 in Inkster, Michigan.  He survives. Also surviving are her three children, Rachelle (Dr. Chuck)...
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Kevin B. Larson

April 30, 1957 - February 7, 2020

WYOMING ~ Kevin Bruce Larson, 62, of Wyoming, passed away at 11:58 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born April 30, 1957 in Peoria to Frank and Dena (Brazee) Larson.  His parents and one brother, Steve Ray Larson, preceded him in death. Surviving is one son, Anthony Ray “Tony” (Ji-hae "Cookie") Larson of Englewood,...
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Aloma A. Vick

February 3, 1943 - February 7, 2020

** Obituary information will be added Sunday ** NORTH PEKIN ~ Aloma Ann (Courter) Vick, 77, of North Pekin, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Father David Whiteside will officiate.  Visitation will be...
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Kevin B. Larson

April 30, 1957 - February 7, 2020

WYOMING ~ Kevin Bruce Larson, 62, of Wyoming, Illinois, passed away at 11:08 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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David R. Null

February 23, 1962 - February 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ David Russel Null, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born February 23, 1962 in Pekin to Marlyn Wesley and Carmen Marie (Lynch) Null. Surviving are his father of Pekin; two sisters, Marla (Blake) Brady of Fort Myers, Florida and Ronda Null of Pekin; one nephew, Blake (Yen) Brady, II of Oldsmar, Florida;...
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David R. Null

February 23, 1962 - February 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ David Russel Null, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born February 23, 1962 in Pekin to Marlyn Wesley and Carmen Marie (Lynch) Null. Surviving are his father of Pekin; two sisters, Marla (Blake) Brady of Fort Myers, Florida and Ronda Null of Pekin; one nephew, Blake (Yen) Brady, II of Oldsmar, Florida;...
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Patricia E. Lofthouse

November 24, 1942 - February 5, 2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Patricia “Pat” Earlene Lofthouse, 77, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born November 24, 1942 in Paxton to Earl Vestal and Dorothy Jane (Bratton) Martin, she married David Lofthouse in Peoria on July 7, 1962. He survives. Also surviving are her daughters, Jodi (Don) Carvey of...
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Patricia E. Lofthouse

November 24, 1942 - February 5, 2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS~ Patricia “Pat” Earlene Lofthouse, 77, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.   Born November 24, 1942 in Paxton, IL to Earl Vestal Martin and Dorothy Jane (Bratton) Martin, she married David Lofthouse in Peoria on July 7, 1962. He survives.   Surviving are her daughters,...
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Denise E. Jacob

December 9, 1959 - February 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Denise Ellen Jacob, passed away at 1:46 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2020 at home.  She was born December 9, 1959 to Duane Edward and Florence Elizabeth (Lewis) Jacob. They preceded her in death. She is survived by her one son Timothy Jacob of South Pekin and one cousin Sharon Lewis of Pekin. Denise served in the United States Army and enlisted in 1982 and was honorably discharged in...
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Denise E. Jacob

December 9, 1959 - February 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Denise Ellen Jacob, passed away at 1:46 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2020 at home.  She was born December 9, 1959 to Duane Edward and Florence Elizabeth (Lewis) Jacob. They preceded her in death. She is survived by her one son Timothy Jacob of South Pekin and one cousin Sharon Lewis of Pekin. Denise served in the United States Army and enlisted in 1982 and was honorably discharged in...
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Daniel L. Johnson

January 21, 1954 - February 4, 2020

TREMONT ~ Daniel Johnson, 66, of Tremont, passed away at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 21, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Gwain Lee and Marvel Arlene (Wasson) Johnson, he married the love of his life, Diane Murphy on March 4, 1972 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Daniel Lee...
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Daniel L. Johnson

January 21, 1954 - February 4, 2020

TREMONT ~ Daniel Johnson, 66, of Tremont, passed away at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 21, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Gwain Lee and Marvel Arlene (Wasson) Johnson, he married the love of his life, Diane Murphy on March 4, 1972 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Daniel Lee...
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Elgin Huber

September 7, 1923 - February 3, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Elgin Harold “Bud” Huber, 96, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:46 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 in the Emergency Room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 7, 1923 in Shelbyville to Harold T. and Lela M. (Little) Huber, he married Wilda Faye Small on January 22, 1981 in Mapleton. She survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Theresa (Joseph)...
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Elgin Huber

September 7, 1923 - February 3, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Elgin Huber, 96, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:46 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 in the Emergency Room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Sherry Heady

December 31, 1961 - February 3, 2020

WEST PEORIA ~ Sherry Lee Heady, 58, of West Peoria, passed away at 6:08 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 at her home.   Born December 31, 1961 in Peoria to Delbert E. Helen M. (Walton) Peacock, she married Kevin S. Heady on September 23, 1979 in Peoria. They later divorced.   Surviving are four children, Amanda (Matt Morris) Heady, Jarrod Heady and Laura (Chuck Brackney) Heady, all of...
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Sherry Heady

December 31, 1961 - February 3, 2020

WEST PEORIA ~ Sherry Heady, 58, of West Peoria, passed away at 6:08 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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John C. Hilt

February 13, 1944 - February 1, 2020

Pekin~ John C. Hilt, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria surrounded by his family. He was born February 13, 1944, in Springfield, Illinois to John and Florence (Rhodes) Hilt. He married Judy (Hitzeman) on August 26, 1972, in East Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his five sons; David Hilt, Kevin Hilt, David (Jerri)...
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John Hilt

February 13, 1944 - February 1, 2020

PEKIN ~ John Hilt, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at UnityPoint Helath-Methodist in Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Samuel Everhart, Jr.

April 17, 1938 - January 31, 2020

PEKIN ~ Samuel C. "Sam" Everhart, Jr., 81, of Pekin, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 17, 1938 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Samuel C. and Mildred D. (Masters) Everhart, Sr., he married Kathleen A. Fleming on October 20, 1958 in Libson, Ohio. She died March 10, 2012 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his...
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Samuel Everhart, Jr.

April 17, 1938 - January 31, 2020

PEKIN ~ Samuel C. "Sam" Everhart, Jr., 81, of Pekin, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 17, 1938 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Samuel C. and Mildred D. (Masters) Everhart, Sr., he married Kathleen A. Fleming on October 20, 1958 in Libson, Ohio. She died March 10, 2012 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his...
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Elizabeth Johnson

December 22, 1933 - January 31, 2020

PEKIN ~ Elizabeth Johnson, 86, of Pekin passed away at her home on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:18 p.m.   Born December 22, 1933 in Taylorville to August and Angelina Dupage, she married George Johnson in Pekin on December 29, 1987. He survives.   Also surviving are her children, Patty Gale, Arron (Trinh) Gale, and Richard (Amy) Brayford; several grandchildren, great grandchildren;...
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Elizabeth Johnson

December 22, 1933 - January 31, 2020

PEKIN ~ Elizabeth Johnson, 86, of Pekin passed away at her home on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:18 p.m.   Born December 22, 1933 in Tovey to August and Angelina Dupage, she married George Johnson in Pekin on December 29, 1987. He survives.   Also surviving are her children, Patty Gale, Arron (Trinh) Gale, and Richard (Amy) Brayford; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; four...
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Farrell R. Trueblood

April 21, 1947 - January 30, 2020

PEKIN ~ Farrell Ray Trueblood, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born April 21, 1947 in Pekin to Paul Edward and Alice Marie (Weaver) Trueblood, he married Diana L. Murphy on December 29, 2000 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are his children, Nicole (Troy) Tarter of Pekin, Josh (Linda) Trueblood of...
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Farrell Trueblood

April 21, 1947 - January 30, 2020

PEKIN ~ Farrell Ray Trueblood, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Bill Riegel

April 30, 1932 - January 29, 2020

CRYSTAL LAKE ~ Billy Dean “Bill” Riegel, 87, of Crystal Lake, passed away at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home. He was formerly of Pekin. He was born April 30, 1932 in Kilbourne to Glen and Nina (Masten) Riegel, he married Doris L. Strope on December 11, 1954 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Kurt Riegel of Crystal Lake; two granddaughters, Dana ...
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Theodore G. Opie, Jr.

December 9, 1941 - January 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Theodore Gene Opie, Jr., 78, of Pekin passed away January 29, 2020 at 6:28 p.m. at his home in Pekin, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 9, 1941 in Galesburg to Theodore G. Sr. and Grace M. (Yocum) Opie, he married Bonnie R. Duncan on September 14, 1970 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving is one son, Theodore G. Opie III of Pekin. He was preceded in death by his parents....
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Laura McClister

December 17, 1943 - January 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Laura Ellen McClister, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at her home.   Born December 17, 1943 in Hammond, Indiana to Vern Alfred and Agnes Mercedes (Johns) Slagel, she married Jack Dean on September 16, 1961, He died in 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Agnes Adams and one brother, Charles Slagel.   Surviving are...
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Laura McClister

December 17, 1943 - January 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Laura Ellen McClister, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at her home.   Born December 17, 1943 in Hammond, Indiana to Vern Alfred and Agnes Mercedes (Johns) Slagel, she married Jack Dean on September 16, 1961, He died in 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Agnes Adams and one brother, Charles Slagel.   Surviving are...
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Theodore G. Opie, Jr.

December 9, 1941 - January 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Theodore Gene Opie, Jr., 78, of Pekin passed away January 29, 2020 at 6:28 p.m. at his home in Pekin, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 9, 1941 in Galesburg to Theodore G. Sr. and Grace M. (Yocum) Opie, he married Bonnie R. Duncan on September 14, 1970 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving is one son, Theodore G. Opie III of Pekin. He was preceded in death by his parents....
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Bill Riegel

April 30, 1932 - January 29, 2020

CRYSTAL LAKE ~ Billy Dean “Bill” Riegel, 87, of Crystal Lake, passed away at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home. He was formerly of Pekin. He was born April 30, 1932 in Kilbourne to Glen and Nina (Masten) Riegel, he married Doris L. Strope on December 11, 1954 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Kurt Riegel of Crystal Lake; two granddaughters, Dana ...
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Harold D. Lohnes

May 12, 1933 - January 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Harold D. Lohnes, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 12, 1933 in Pekin to Dallas and Margaret (Goodwin) Lohnes. He married Dorothy Reed on May 19, 1958 in Springfield. She survives. Harold is also survived by one son, Guy Lohnes of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Margo (David) Johanson of Myrtle...
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Harold D. Lohnes

May 12, 1933 - January 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Harold D. Lohnes, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 12, 1933 in Pekin to Dallas and Margaret (Goodwin) Lohnes. He married Dorothy Reed on May 19, 1958 in Springfield. She survives. Harold is also survived by one son, Guy Lohnes of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Margo (David) Johanson of Myrtle...
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A. Fred Young

May 12, 1938 - January 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ A. “Fred” Young, 81, of Pekin passed away January 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Pekin Manor. He was born May 12, 1938 in Pocahontas, TN to Archie T. and Silas Dupree (Barkley) Young, he married Judith Tassart on March 7, 1959. She survives. Also surviving are one son, John T. Young of Pekin; one daughter-in-law, Julie Young; six grandchildren; Zachary, Margaret, Michael, Wesley,...
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Kelly A. Helmick

December 23, 1959 - January 25, 2020

PEKIN ~ Kelly Ann Helmick, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 10:26 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born December 23, 1959 in Pekin to Wilbur LaVerne “Willie” and Dorothy May (Louwers) Helmick.  Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Deborah Helmick of Pekin; one brother, Michael (Diana) Helmick of Pekin; one...
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William L. Hamby IV

November 24, 2019 - January 25, 2020

PEKIN ~ WIlliam Lloyd Hamby IV, two month old infant son of Chelsie Hinderliter, passed away at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born November 24, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. A gathering celebrating WIlliams life will be held at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes &...
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Vivian A. Sea

August 16, 1942 - January 24, 2020

PEKIN ~ Vivian Ann Sea, 77, of Green Valley, passed away at 7:12 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born August 16, 1942 in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee to Earl and Lillie (Martin) Sims, she married James "Jim" Edgar Sea on July 1, 1967 in Pekin.  He died March 27, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents;...
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Steven R. Camp

January 12, 1957 - January 23, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Steven R. Camp, 63, of East Peoria, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born January 12, 1957 in Pekin to Floyd and Betty (Wagner) Camp. He married Sharon Connor on October 29, 1977 at the Elm Ridge Baptist Church in East Peoria. She survives. Steven is also survived by one son, Kristopher Camp of Creve Coeur; one...
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Edward J. Freas

December 23, 1924 - January 22, 2020

PEKIN ~ Edward J. Freas, 95, of Pekin passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:43 a.m. at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born December 23, 1924 in St. Louis, MO to Jesse and Lucille (Lusby) Freas, he married Wilma Hatfield on June 14, 1946 in Hannibal, MO. She preceded him in death on February 21, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two sons-in...
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Bryan T. Elliott

November 7, 1963 - January 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Bryan Todd Elliott, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 7, 1963 in Pekin to Arthur Raymond “Art” and Dorothy “Dot” (Camp) Elliott, he married Diana Lynn Maquet on April 17, 2013 in Pekin.  Surviving are his wife, Diana Elliott; one son, Christopher “Critter&rdquo...
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Lyn Howard

December 14, 1937 - January 19, 2020

PEKIN ~ Lyndell N. “Lyn” Howard, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born December 14, 1937 in White Hall to Herman Joseph and Addie Mae (McAdams) Howard, he first married Gladysann “Fritz” Kuenne on August 23, 1958 in Belleville.  He later married Joan A. Svendsen on November 25, 1983 in...
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Debra G. Emert

October 28, 1952 - January 18, 2020

PEKIN ~ Debra Gale “Debbie” Emert, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 12:52 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Generations of Peoria. Born October 28, 1952 in Peoria to Ivan and Vela (Stewart) Greer, Jr., she married Greg Emert. They later divorced. Surviving are three children, Shawn (Terri) Emert of Peoria, Shane “Jason” (Stashia) Emert of Las Vegas, Nevada and Courtney ...
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Jacob E. Weber, Jr.

January 1, 1947 - January 18, 2020

PEORIA ~ Jacob Edward “Jake” Weber, Jr., 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:14 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at UnityPoint Health –Methodist in Peoria. Born January 1, 1947 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Jacob Edward, Sr. and Charlotte (Pethoud) Weber, he married Florence K. Munson on March 17, 1977 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Michael (Tara) Weber of...
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Jerry Hash

July 10, 1944 - January 17, 2020

PEORIA ~ Jerry Lee Hash, 75, of Peoria, passed away at 4:58 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home. Born July 10, 1944 in Corbin, Kentucky to Joe and Blanche (Tuttle) Hash, he married Beverly Kay McCloud on January 16, 1965 in Glasford.  Surviving is his wife of 55 years; three daughters, Sherrie (Kevin) Beckwith of San Angelo, Texas, Terrie (Bob) O’Malley of Mesa, Arizona and Jo...
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John Montgomery

May 7, 1950 - January 16, 2020

TOPEKA ~ John Earl Montgomery, 69, of Topeka, passed away at 2:54 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. He was born May 5, 1950 in Pekin to Perry and Lois (McGinnes) Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are four siblings, Dale (Laxine) Montgomery of Creve Coeur, Janet (Larry) Monroe of South Pekin, Dick “Richard”...
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Betty J. Norwood

March 6, 1937 - January 16, 2020

Betty “Joan” Norwood, 82, formerly of Pekin Illinois died January 16, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA.  Born March 6, 1937 at Kewanee, IL, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Lanpher) Smith.  Joan was a 1955 graduate of East Peoria High School, East Peoria, IL. She was employed for 54 years by Walgreen’s Drug Store throughout...
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Dolores Golden

March 8, 1927 - January 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Dolores V. “Dolly” Golden, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 2:42 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
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Daryl W. Steele

July 20, 1937 - January 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Daryl Wayne Steele, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born July 20, 1937 in Havana to Voyne Udell and Clarice Irene (Davis) Steele, he married Susan Kay “Sue” Ackley on June 2, 1992 in Pekin. Surviving are his wife, Sue Steele of Pekin; one son, Jeff Steele of Pekin; one daughter, Jennifer ...
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Alvin R. Douglas

March 18, 1940 - January 13, 2020


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Freddie J. Mock

July 4, 1955 - January 12, 2020

TOPEKA ~ Freddie J. “Fred” Mock, 64, of Topeka, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home. He was born July 4, 1955 in Pekin to Franklin D. and Norma Jean (Merritt) Mock. Fred is survived by three brothers, Frankie Ray Mock, Danny E. (Carla) Mock, Jason M. Mock; three sisters, Marsha Piro, Rita F. Mock, Brenda (Rich) Wheeler; and several nieces, nephew, great nieces, and...
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Steven C. Connor

December 19, 1958 - January 12, 2020

Pekin ~ Steven C. Connor, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 19, 1958 in Pekin to Albert and Mary Lou (Unverzagt) Connor.  He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter Nicole. Steven is survived by his wife; Cheryl, one daughter; Mary K. Connor of Pekin, one sister; Kim (Joe) Robards of...
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Cheri L. Hammond

July 24, 1946 - January 12, 2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Cheri Lee Hammond, 73, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 8:19 a.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home. Born July 24, 1946 in Peoria to Lloyd and Dorothy (Siebel) Hill, she married Dwight Hammond on July 4, 1965 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Dave Hammond of Washington, Dennis (Valerie) Hammond of Burlington, Iowa and Daniel (Melissa) Hammond...
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Luana Butler

April 22, 1937 - January 11, 2020

HAVANA ~ Luana Butler, 82, of Havana, passed away at 10:33 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.  Born April 22, 1937 in Mason County to August and Robertine (Whitley) Zeeck. She married Lyle D. Butler Jr. of Astoria on May 1st, 1955 in Havana IL. Surviving are two daughters, Lisa (Scott) Jackson of South Carolina and Melanie (Danny) McCloskey of...
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Josephine E. Potts

July 26, 1935 - January 11, 2020

STANFORD ~ Josephine Ellen “Jo” Saathoff Potts, 84, of Stanford, passed away at 5:01 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at home. Born July 26, 1935 in Arrowsmith to Helen (McDaniels) Adams, she married Harlan Curtiss Potts on December 31, 1953.  He died July 3, 1987.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jimmy Potts; one sister, Doris Jacobs, one brother,...
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Donald Tegtmeyer

December 29, 1933 - January 11, 2020

PEKIN ~ Donald "Don" Tegtmeyer, 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away at 4:32 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Presence Our Lady of Victory in Bourbonnais.  He was formerly of Pekin. He was born to John and Margaret (Spaits) Tegtmeyer on December 29, 1933. He first married Sharon (Lundeen). He later married Jerri Lee (Tift) Tegtmeyer in July of 1974. She preceded him in death on March...
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Celestia F. Cooper

August 1, 1959 - January 11, 2020

PEKIN- Celestia F. Cooper, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 1, 1959 in Pekin to Harold amd Ruth (Novach) Seeyle, she married Karl Cooper on May 5, 1993. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Derrick D. (Jessica) Kleckner , Aaron M. (Bethany) Kleckner both of Pekin; one daughter, Celena Sisk of Pekin...
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Arthur L. Hoffman

March 26, 1932 - January 10, 2020

PEKIN- Arthur L. “Art” Hoffman, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg. Born March 26, 1932 in Mackinaw to Harry Martin and Susan Viola (Friend) Hoffman, he married Ruth Adcox in Tremont on July 5, 1964. She preceded him in death on October 13, 1985. He later married Edith “Gay” Starkey in Monmouth on July 8, 1995...
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Kenneth E. Sheldon

November 21, 1942 - January 9, 2020

GROVELAND ~ Kenneth Eugene “Ken” Sheldon, 77, of Groveland, passed away at 2:16 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria. Born November 21, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa, to Carrol E. and Dorles M. (Snell) Sheldon, he married Linda Reibert on April 14, 1973 in Streator. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Susan) Sheldon of...
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Robert Howl

February 12, 1961 - January 8, 2020

PEORIA ~ Robert Michael “Bob” Howl, 58, of Peoria, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born February 12, 1961 in Chicago to Robert Oral and Elizabeth Catherine (Gaffney) Howl. He was preceded in death by his mother. Surviving are his father and step-mother, Robert and Susie Howl of Port Washington, Wisconsin; six...
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Larry F. Meier

September 13, 1943 - January 8, 2020

PEKIN ~ Larry F. Meier, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home. He was born September, 13 1943 in Peoria to Orville H. and Velma Morris Meier. He married the love of his life, Linda Louise Leibold, on May 20, 1988 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are his three daughters, Jodi (Patrick) Rinaldo of Pekin, Sheila Meier of Peoria, and Shelli Phillips of...
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Jennie Peters

April 2, 1938 - January 7, 2020

PEKIN ~ Genevieve “Jennie” Peters, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at her home. Born April 2, 1938 in Minden, West Virginia to Roy D. and Ethel L. (Webster) Legg, she married David Joseph Peters on February 6, 1960 in Point Mugu, California. He preceded her in death on August 9, 1969. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margie...
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Roy Robbins

February 13, 1940 - January 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Roy Cleo Robbins, 79, of Pekin, formerly of Banner, Arkansas, passed away at 9:12 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020, at UnityPoint Health - Proctor in Peoria. Born February 13, 1940, in Banner, Arkansas to Oca and Lillian (Taylor) Robbins. He married Diane Wieburg on April 14,1962, in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are four children, Cleo (Patricia) Robbins of Carterville, Kevin Robbins...
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Beverly J. Clayton

January 17, 1939 - January 5, 2020

PEORIA ~ Beverly J. Clayton, 80, of Peoria, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  No services or visitation are planned.
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Rose M. Van Etten

August 30, 1955 - January 5, 2020

HANNA CITY ~ Rose M. Van Etten ,64, of Hanna City, passed with her family by her side, at 8:39 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2019, at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Rose was born on August 30, 1955, in Peoria, to Gene and Elva (Betts) Colton.  She was preceded in death by her parents Gene Colton and Elva (Betts) Bullen; one brother, William Colton, her grandfather, Clement Betts...
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Richard K. Homerin

August 31, 1961 - January 3, 2020

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Richard Kenneth “Rich” Homerin, 58, of South Pekin, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home. Born August 31, 1961 in Pekin to Robert Joseph and Patricia June (Hudson) Homerin, Sr., he married Charlena Dee Carswell on June 4, 1988 in Sheldon. Surviving are his wife, Char Homerin of South Pekin; one daughter, Rebecca “Becky” (Tim Roberts)...
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Terri I. Herlich

August 28, 1952 - January 2, 2020

MANITO ~ Terri Irene Herlich, 67, of Laveen, Arizona, passed away Thursday evening, January 2, 2020 at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  She was surrounded by Harold, her devoted husband, and close loved ones as she was ushered into heaven. Born August 28, 1952 in Marquette, Michigan to Jack and Margaret (Hillier) Beauchamp, she married...
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Shelia Parmenter

December 10, 1952 - January 2, 2020

PEKIN ~ Shelia Ann Parmenter, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 9:04 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 10, 1952 in Pekin to Paul Thomas and Rosa Lee (Bushart) Jarboe, she married Ronald Parmenter on August 12, 1972 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Heather (Cheryl) Parmenter of Peoria; one brother, Paul (Jacquelin) Jarboe...
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Norma L. Anderson

August 7, 1932 - December 31, 2019

PEKIN ~ Norma Louise Anderson, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Morton Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Born August 7, 1932 in Pekin to Elmon and Nelda (Himmel) Waltmire, she married Celius Robert Anderson on June 23, 1957 in Pekin. He died January 30, 2012 in Morton. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Carolyn Waltmire....
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Mina Mae Holverson

October 18, 1931 - December 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Mina Mae Holverson, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab and Healthcare in Pekin. Born October 18, 1931 in Pekin to Thomas C. and Florence A. (Thurman) Shirley, she married Merville J. Holverson on July 23, 1950 in Pekin.  He died April 11, 2015 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Phyllis D....
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John L. Jones

October 9, 1938 - December 28, 2019

  SAN JOSE ~ John Larkin Jones, 81, of San Jose, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Born October 9, 1938 in Thompsonville to James C. and Ida Mae (Wintz) Jones, he married Elizabeth Allene Womack on June 2, 1961 at State Street Baptist Church in Lincoln.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, James (Barbara) Jones of...
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