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John F. Hintz

January 17, 1929 - September 18, 2020

PEKIN ~ John Frederick Hintz, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, September, 18, 2020 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born January 17, 1929 in Pekin to Frederick John and Etta Mae (Stauthammer) Hintz, he married Goldie Mae Larimore on September 17, 1950 in Pekin. The day prior to his passing, Goldie and John celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Surviving are his wife Goldie of...
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Bette E. Dimmitt

April 3, 1941 - September 16, 2020

MAPLETON ~ Bette Eileen Dimmitt, 79, of Mapleton, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin. Born April 3, 1941 in Mapleton to Verne R. and Hazel Lucille “Sally” (Schoonover) Schoaf, she married William Franklin “Bill” Dimmitt on June 12, 1960 in Mapleton.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara Dimmitt of...
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Florence Coffman

October 26, 1929 - September 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Florence Gayle Coffman, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at UnityPoint Health ~ Methodist in Peoria. Born October 26, 1929 in Peoria County to Raymond and Zelma (Nash) Stranz, she married Charles E. Coffman on June 1, 1952 in Pekin.  He died August 23, 2015 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patricia Dagit....
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Dean L. Southwood

November 22, 1946 - September 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Dean Larue Southwood, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 22, 1946 in Sullivan Indiana to George E. and Rebecca “Nettie” (Zellars) Southwood. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dean Southwood Jr.; one daughter, Maria Southwood, and one brother, Skip Southwood....
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Lois J. Johnson

May 24, 1930 - September 15, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Lois Jean Johnson, 90, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria. Born May 24, 1930 in Peoria to Hershel and Rachel (Bishop) Knott, she married the love of her life, Elliott Carl “Jack” Johnson on June 24, 1951 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her...
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Virda Chism

August 7, 1929 - September 15, 2020

PEKIN ~ Virda Lee Chism, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born August 7, 1929 in Clinton, Arkansas to Marshall John and Maggie Mae (Barnes) Hubbard, she married Wilburn Chism on December 1, 1945 in New Madrid, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister. Surviving are four sons, Linton (Roberta) Chism of...
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Lucille Rowden

May 5, 1916 - September 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Frances Lucille Rowden, 104, of Pekin, passed away at 12:26 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2020 at Villas of Hollybrook in Pekin. Born May 5, 1916 in Gainesville, Kentucky to John Martin and Grace Elma (Stovall) Whitney, she married Harrison C. “Rowdy” Rowden on October 30, 1942 in Pekin. He died August 16, 2005 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son,...
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Mary Pritchett

June 11, 1924 - September 12, 2020

PEKIN ~ Mary Lee Pritchett, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Pekin Manor. She was born June 11, 1924 in Royalton to Ernest and Effie (Pritchett) Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Rex Carpenter and one sister, Catherine Shewmake. Surviving are one daughter, Sheila K. (George) Keck of Manito; two grandchildren, Michael (Dana)...
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Thomas Halpin

September 2, 1950 - September 11, 2020

PEKIN ~ Thomas A. Halpin, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 3:59 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Thomas Halpin

September 2, 1950 - September 11, 2020

PEKIN ~ Thomas “Tommy” Halpin, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 3:59 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at his home. He went to be with his beloved Debby, following multiple prolonged fatal diseases and a broken heart after a lifetime of marriage. Born September 2, 1950 in Birwyn to Robert Arthur and Mary Patricia (Lynn) Halpin, he married Debra “Debby” Jean Gaumer. She died...
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Joni N. Shaver

June 14, 1963 - September 11, 2020

WASHINGTON ~ Joni Norine Shaver, 57, of Washington, passed away at 9:33 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born June 14, 1963 in Peoria to Orval F. and Shirley Norine (Hewitt) Paris, she married Dale L. Shaver on November 24, 2001 in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving are her father and stepmother, Orval and Connie Paris of East Peoria; three stepsons,...
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Robert William Donath, Jr.

October 7, 1944 - September 11, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Robert William "Bill" Donath Jr, 75, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:49 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Grace E. Smith

December 21, 1937 - September 11, 2020

PEKIN ~ Grace Eileen Smith, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 4:06 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Pekin Manor in Pekin. She was born December 21, 1937 in Pekin to John Charles and Imogene Lenora (Farrow) Rudolph.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Christina Gann; one brother, Charles Rudolph; and one sister, Darlene Hodgson. Surviving are one son, Dillard (Patty) Clark...
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William Bergmann

May 30, 1925 - September 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ William "Bill" Bergmann, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.  He was formerly of Chandlerville. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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George Jones

September 3, 1942 - September 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ George Daniel Jones, 78, of Morton, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Newton, Illinois. He was born September 3, 1942 in Newton to George P. and Ruie (Catt) Jones. They preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Zola Ragon and Donna Ransdell. Surviving are four nephews, Willie...
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M. Hubertine Dean

December 4, 1931 - September 10, 2020

PEKIN ~ M. Hubertine Dean, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 1:56 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born December 4, 1931 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to William J. and Lela R. (Roberts) Gschwend, she married Ryburn J. Dean on November 8, 1947 in Pocahontas.  Her beloved husband of 52 years passed away on October 19, 2009 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two...
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Eugene Shults

November 23, 1955 - September 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ Eugene “Gene” Brian Shults, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in the Emergency Room at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born November 23, 1955 in Pekin to Wayne and Wanda (Sipka) Shults, he married Melinda Jolliff on August 7, 1992 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Wanda Lutke of Pekin; four children, Mark (Emily) Shults and...
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Donald Spangler

November 8, 1937 - September 9, 2020

BARTONVILLE ~ Donald “Don” Warren Spangler, 82, of Bartonville, passed away at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria. Born November 8, 1937 in Peoria to Karl and Florence (Patterson) Spangler, he married Mary “Loretta” Feagin on October 16, 1961 in Peoria. She died September 1, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
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Dollie J. Sharp

February 14, 1941 - September 8, 2020

PEKIN ~ Dollie Jean Sharp, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born February 14, 1941 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Samuel and Edith Westerhouse, she married Dennis Sharp on October 13, 1958. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Sherrie (Dave) Fulton of Pekin; three sons, Gene (Tracy) Sharp of Glasford, David (Sue) Sharp of Pekin, Steven...
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Ryan Barker

October 3, 1973 - September 7, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Ryan Wesley Barker, 46, of North Pekin, passed away at 12:31 p.m. Monday, September 7, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born October 3, 1973 in Pekin to Charles Wesley and Kathryn Lucille (Pierce) Barker. He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents. Surviving his mother, Kathy of North Pekin; one son, Riley...
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Debra McGinty

January 24, 1955 - September 7, 2020

PEKIN ~ Debra Kay McGinty, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Monday, September 7, 2020 at her home. Born January 24, 1955 in Pekin to Robert and Shirley (Purdy) Barker, she married Brian McGinty on February 18, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He survives. Also surviving are her parents of Pekin; one son, Colby Shallenberger of Pekin; one grandson, Derick Shallenberger of Norfolk, Virginia; one...
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Jerry W. Watson

April 11, 1946 - September 6, 2020

PEORIA ~ Jerry Wayne Watson, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born April 11, 1946 in Hannibal, Missouri to Darrell and Maxine (DeWeese) Watson, he married Sheila Kirkman on July 18, 1981 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Alissa Selburg of Dunlap; one son-in-law, Aaron Selburg of Dunlap;...
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Daniel E. Rickard, Sr.

May 7, 1962 - September 6, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Daniel Eric Rickard, Sr., 58, of North Pekin, passed away at 8:02 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his home. Born May 7, 1962 in Peoria to Coleman and Thelma (Brown) Rickard, he married Penny Sue Reber on March 28, 1981 in Glasford. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Amanda (Bobby) Tinkham of Bartonville and Kari (Dexter Williams) Rickard of East Peoria; one son,...
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Darla L. House

August 9, 1952 - September 6, 2020

MACKINAW ~ Darla Lea (Doll) House, 68, of rural Mackinaw, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria from kidney complications. She was born August 9, 1952 in Kewanee to Robert and Marjorie (Reed) Doll. Her parents preceded her in death. Darla graduated from Kewanee High School in 1970 and later from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. Darla...
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Ronald M. Carter

August 17, 1945 - September 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Ronald Melvin Carter, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 11:02 a.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. Born August 17, 1945 in Peoria to Clifford Harrison and Verna Catherine (Adams) Carter, he married Marla Carole Beebe on February 14, 1968 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Michael “Mike” Carter of Pekin; one daughter,...
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Margie E. Everett

March 7, 1926 - September 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Margie Evelyn Everett, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 4:43 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2020 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born March 7, 1926 in Canton to Albert and Lois (Morse) Probyn, she married Paul Stanley Everett on October 23, 1943 in Gulfport, Mississippi.  He died October 11, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Keith Probyn; and one...
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Josephine Hagen

June 1, 1929 - September 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Josephine “Jo” Jeniva Hagen, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 8:18 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2020 at her home. Born June 1, 1929 in Moweaqua to Edward M. and V. Marie (Adams) Pumphrey, she married Hans J. Hagen, Jr. on October 31, 1949 in Decatur. He died January 7, 2005 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Stacey Buttrum and two brothers,...
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Clarence Kiddy, Jr.

January 29, 1962 - August 30, 2020

PEKIN ~ Clarence “Ray” Kiddy, Jr., 58, of Pekin passed away at 6:14 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. He was born January 29, 1962 in Peoria to Clarence Ray and Patricia (Motz) Kiddy, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Braydan Kiddy; one stepson, Brendan Vanover and one sister, Debra S. Trigger. Surviving is his significant...
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Magda Petrovics

February 7, 1937 - August 30, 2020

PEKIN ~ Magda Petrovics, 83 of Pekin, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Pekin Manor. Born February 7, 1937 in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary to Sandor and Maria (Peto) Molnar, she married the love of her life, Laszlo Ede Petrovics on April 17, 1954 in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary.  He died Friday, August 28, 2020 by his wife’s side at Pekin Manor.  Magda was also...
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Judy Beckett

July 7, 1951 - August 29, 2020

TOPEKA ~ Judy Fay Beckett, 69 of Topeka, passed away at 9:44 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born July 7, 1951 in Peoria to Alan and Ellen (Goodin) Howard, she married Richard Beckett on December 23, 1970 in Peoria. They later divorced. Surviving are five children, Bruce Beckett, Kelly Beckett and Rachel Beckett, all of Topeka, Skeeter Beckett of...
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Judith A. Streid

January 1, 1941 - August 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ Judith Ann “Judy” Streid, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 8:32 am., Saturday, August 29, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Born January 1, 1941 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Alvin A. and Viola (Sommer) Streid. Her parents preceded her in death as did her stepfather, Russell Hensley; one sister, Joan Adelman and one great nephew, Jamie Martin. Surviving...
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James E. Michels

August 31, 1942 - August 29, 2020

PEKIN ~ James Emery “Jim” Michels, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 9:14 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home. He was formerly of Decatur. Born August 31, 1942 in Lincoln to Lee Otis and Catherine Rosemary (Koehler) Michels, he married Carole Jo (Cox) Baldwin on February 14, 1997. She died on September 30, 2013. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry...
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Laszlo Petrovics

January 6, 1929 - August 28, 2020

  PEKIN-Laszlo Ede Petrovics, 91, of Pekin passed away peacefully at 4:45 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2020 at Pekin Manor by his beloved wife’s side. Born January 6, 1929 in Miskolc, Hungary to Franc and Peroska (Focs) Petrovics, Laszlo married the love of his life, Magda Molnar on April 17, 1954 in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary.  She died Sunday, August 30 at Pekin Manor. He was preceded...
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Jody Lynn Wilson

September 22, 1965 - August 27, 2020

MORTON ~ Jody Lynn Wilson, 54 of Morton, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Aperion Care Morton Villa. It is with great sadness that her family announces her peaceful passing. Jody was born September 22, 1965 in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she spent a lot of time on the beach at Padre Island. Jody’s infectious smile and her kind and compassionate spirit made her loved...
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Cheryl A. Ubben

August 22, 1961 - August 27, 2020

GREEN VALLEY ~ Cheryl Ann Ubben, 59, of Green Valley, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 5:02 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her residence. Cremation rites have been entrusted with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Pekin. Private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road,...
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James N. March

November 10, 1949 - August 24, 2020

PEKIN ~ James Nelson March, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin. He was born November 10, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri to James E. and Phyllis C. (Rose) March.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Al March. Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Frazee of Peoria; one grandchild, Steele (Rachel) Parks; three...
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John McGinnis, Sr.

July 1, 1951 - August 22, 2020

SAN JOSE ~ John Edward “Ed” McGinnis, Sr., 69, of San Jose, passed away at 1:36 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his residence. Born July 15, 1951 in Peoria to Clifford H. and Neomia M. (Fletcher) McGinnis, he married the love of his life of 46 years, Brenda L. Lee, on July 12, 1974 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, John (Cherri) McGinnis, Jr. and Michael ...
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Phillip Winger

December 27, 1977 - August 21, 2020

PEKIN ~ Phillip Michael Winger, 42, of Pekin, passed away at 9 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2020 in Pekin Township in Tazewell County. Born December 27, 1977 in Pekin to Lia Marie Peyton, he married Misty May Ohnemus on May 28, 2004 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are his two sons of Pekin; Phillip Michael Winger, II and Shay Lon Winger; three dogs and many family members and friends that...
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Lynne Gianessi

January 19, 1956 - August 21, 2020

PEKIN ~ Lynne Ann Gianessi, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 12:29 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in the Emergency Room. Born January 19, 1956 in Peoria to John and Nancy (Carlson) Slock, she married Greg Gianessi.  Surviving are her daughter, Dawn (Chris) Cohenour of Pekin; her son, Angelo Gianessi of Pekin; one grandson, Austin Spencer of Pekin; and her...
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Timothy S. Barnhill

July 22, 1970 - August 20, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Timothy Scott Barnhill, 50, of East Peoria, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020.  He was born July 22, 1970 in Peoria. He is survived by his parents, Rev. Dr. Bobby and Carolyn Barnhill; his brother, Chris (Melissa) Barnhill; his nephew, Christopher and his nieces, Samantha and Katy Barnhill, who he loved greatly, and his beloved cat, Jasper. He was preceded in death by...
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Robert Vogelsang

February 25, 1925 - August 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Robert Vogelsang, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. Born February 25, 1925 in Pekin to Henry B. and Mary (Hoerr) Vogelsang, he married Virginia Lea Keayes on October 20, 1951 in Pekin. She died April 16, 2020 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Barbara Sue Vogelsang on May 5, 2013 and Vickie...
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Herbert Conkling

February 17, 1939 - August 19, 2020

PEKIN ~Herbert W. Conkling, 81, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born February 17, 1939 in Peoria to Kenneth G. and Margaret A. (Drynan) Conkling, he married Brenda L. Lingle on August 28, 1960 in Pekin. She died February 24, 2018. He also was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Alvin Conkling...
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Janet McGinty

July 19, 1928 - August 18, 2020

PEKIN ~ Janet Madalene McGinty, 92, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Heartis Village in Peoria. She was formerly of Pekin. Born July 19, 1928 in Greenville, Pennsylvania to Chauncey Clayton and Julia (Babcock) Stoyer, she married John J. McGinty in 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son,...
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Terri Smith

August 15, 1954 - August 17, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Terri Jene Smith, 66, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:58 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 at her home. She was born August 15, 1954 in Pekin to Ralph Richard and Donna Mae (VanDyke) Lower.  She married the love of her life, Edward L. Smith on May 12, 2000 in Pekin.  Terri spread kindness everywhere she went and was known for helping those in need.  Her laughter was...
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Michael Caringello

April 28, 1926 - August 17, 2020

PEKIN ~ Michael “Mike” Caringello, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Department in Peoria. Born April 28, 1926 in Highland Park to John and Rose (Ori) Caringello, he married Norma Donnan on August 16, 1947 in Highwood. They just celebrated 73 years of Christian marriage. Their romance began with a blind date...
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Kathryn M. Howard

June 28, 1931 - August 17, 2020

PEKIN ~ Kathryn Marie Howard, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 at her home. Born June 28, 1931 in Bartonville, she was the daughter of James Treasure and Alvina Marie (Mau) Pribble. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jerry Pribble and Jack Pribble. Surviving are four daughters, Janice Michael of Mims, Florida, Nancy (Larry) Nichols, Dianna M....
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Glenda Miller

October 4, 1941 - August 17, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Glenda Ruth Miller, 78, of East Peoria, passed away at 9:07 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 at her residence. Born October 4, 1941 in Pekin to Cline and Wanda (Eye) Emmons, she married David Kyle in 1957.  She later married Richard Miller in 1989 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are her mother of Pekin; one daughter, Shelly (Michael) Laux of Pekin; one son, Doug (Sue)...
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Gerald Bowen

August 19, 1935 - August 16, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Gerald “Jerry” Earl Bowen, 84, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:19 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 19, 1935 in Oakhill to Edward Earl and Julia Frances (Patton) Bowen, he married Josephine Marie Emerson on July 4, 1955 in East Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Karen (Paul Wood) Bowen of...
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Shirley I. Nash

March 26, 1924 - August 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Shirley Irene (Scott) Nash, age 96, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Mulberry Health, in Mulberry, Indiana. She was formerly of Pekin. She was born on March 26, 1924, in Hollis Township, Peoria County, Illinois to the late Charles Henry Scott and Eurith Adele (Goodwin) Scott. Shirley is survived by her son, Charles Leroy (Virginia Catherine Vizza) Nash of Lafayette, Indiana;...
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Malachi John Meeker

August 13, 2020 - August 13, 2020

HOPEDALE ~ Malachi John Meeker, infant son of Jeremy and Andrea (McMullin) Meeker, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Malachi was born earlier that day at 3:07 p.m. at St. Francis. Surviving are his parents of Hopedale; four siblings, Julia Joy, Carolyn Jane, Simeon Robert and Lydia Gayle; his grandparents, Carl Meeker of Manito and...
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Marlene M. Johnson

December 24, 1940 - August 13, 2020

PEKIN ~ Marlene M. Johnson, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 24, 1940 in Pekin to Jacob and Alice Marie (Fisher) Martin, she married Donald E. Johnson, Sr. on September 16, 1961 in Pekin. He died December 29, 2004 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald E. “Don&rdquo...
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James S. Moore

May 30, 1971 - August 12, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ James “Jimmy” Scott Moore, 49, of East Peoria, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 30, 1971 in Pekin to James “Jim” and Linda (Frye) Moore. They Survive. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his beloved dogs Ollie and Zoe. Surviving are one...
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Janet L. Fields

October 20, 1961 - August 12, 2020

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Janet Lynn Fields, 58, of South Pekin, passed away at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born October 20, 1961 in Pekin to Wilbert C. and Terrie L. (Arnson) Lawrence. He survives. She married the love of her life Kenny Fields on November 24, of 1991. He survives. She was preceded in death by her mother Terrie L. Lawrence, and one...
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Brenda Rayburn

May 18, 1956 - August 10, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Brenda Kathryn Rayburn, 64, of East Peoria, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. Born June 18, 1956 in Peoria to James and Marilyn (Pyles) Conarro, she married Fonzie Dale Rayburn on March 7, 1998 in Princeville. He died November 20, 2017 in Canton. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are one son, Anthony...
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Joseph D. Cheek

January 29, 1949 - August 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ Joseph Duane “Joe” Cheek, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home. Born January 29, 1949 in Lincoln to Sharon DuWayne and Betty Rose (Brandt) Cheek, he married Brinda Katherine Hunt on August 17, 1974 in Normal. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Jennifer (Mike Belki) Cheek of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Alex (Kim) Cheek and Bryan...
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Mary Ann Yerby

August 31, 1938 - August 9, 2020

PEKIN ~ Mary Ann Yerby, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 1:31 a.m. Sunday, August 9, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 31, 1938 in Creve Coeur to Robert and Bessie (Wamsley) Carlton, she married Raymond Dean Yerby on June 24, 1981 in Peoria. He died September 20, 2016 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert Carlton, Perry Carlton...
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Anthony W. York, Sr.

April 13, 1940 - August 7, 2020

PEKIN ~ Anthony Wesley “Tony” York, Sr., 80, of Pekin, passed away at 6:22 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born April 13, 1940 in Mt. Sherman, Arkansas to Tony Wilburn and Lenora (Brown) York, he married Peggy Jean Woolf on March 31, 1967 in North Pekin. She died April 11, 2014 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; five...
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Margot Cabral

October 15, 1942 - August 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Margot Elaine Cabral, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home. Born October 15, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to Martin and Lucy (Simonds) Vermillion, she married Robert Cabral on June 24, 1977 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He died March 9, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Herbie, Marty and...
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Stephen Higdon

September 19, 1947 - August 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Stephen Higdon, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at his residence. Born September 19, 1947 in Peoria to Homer and Bessie Marie (Stovall) Higdon, he married Gail Fitzanko on October 6, 1973 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three children, Denise Fountain, Kyle (Nicole) Gorden and Keri (Todd) Mayberry, all of Pekin; six grandchildren a...
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Jack Evans

April 14, 1942 - August 5, 2020

PEKIN ~ Richard Dale “Jack” Evans, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 3:04 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born April 14, 1942 in Pekin to Joseph W. and Jessie I. (Clark) Evans, he married Jane Rosemary Westerhouse on December 10, 1960 in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jack (Michelle) Evans of Palmer, Alaska and...
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Richard Watkins

February 15, 1943 - August 4, 2020

GLASFORD ~ Richard Dean Watkins, 77, of Glasford, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria after complications from a recent injury. He was born February 15, 1943, in Pekin to William E. and I. Bernice (Bell) Watkins, he married Cindy L. Elson on March 28, 1966 in Glasford.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years; three sons: Tod R. ...
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Brandon Clor

June 22, 1979 - August 4, 2020

PEKIN ~ Brandon W. Clor passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center on August 4, 2020 due to complications from esophageal cancer. He was 41.  Brandon was born on June 22, 1979 in Pekin, Il. He is survived by his wife Shawna, and son Clive, of Pekin. He is also survived by his father, Harry “Butch” Clor, stepmother Cindy Clor, and mother, Jeanine Morgensen, all of Pekin; as...
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Evelyn E. Steffen

December 16, 1935 - August 2, 2020

PEKIN ~ Evelyn Elaine Steffen, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 5:49 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. She was formerly of Ft. Madison, Iowa. She was born December 16, 1935 in rural Kahoka, Missouri, and graduated from Kahoka High School in 1953. She was the daughter of Emmett and Lola (Bergman) Boltz. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Dana...
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Kenneth Thompson

September 28, 1947 - August 2, 2020

PEKIN ~ Kenneth “Ken” Paul Thompson, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 6:59 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 28, 1947 in Beardstown, IL to Gaylen B. and Verna Ilene (Brown) Thompson, he married Carol Lynn Coryell on December 31, 1987 in Pekin. She survives.  Also surviving are two children, Steven (Alison) Thompson of Swansea,...
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Delores L. Rees

December 30, 1938 - August 1, 2020

PEKIN ~ Delores Louise “Dee” Rees, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin. Born December 30, 1938 near San Jose in rural Tazewell County to Donald and Esther (Hoeft) Uken, she married William Franklin "Bill" Rees on September 25, 1960 in Delavan. He died June 21, 2011 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her...
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James R. Banks

November 24, 1978 - July 31, 2020

PEORIA ~ James R. Banks, 41, of Peoria, passed away at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Pekin. Born November 24, 1978 in Peoria to James Banks and Kathy Hunt. Surviving are one son, Jace Banks; two sisters, Joni Banks, April Sides; one brother, Joshua Canopy; father and stepmother, James and Sherry Banks. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Hunt. James was an avid...
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Annette M. Yelton

October 25, 1928 - July 31, 2020

PEKIN ~ Annette M. Yelton, 91, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Friday July 31, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Pekin. She was formerly of Hartsville, South Carolina. Born October 25, 1928 in Shelby, North Carolina to Charles Loyde and Nettie (West) McMahan, she married Edmond June Yelton (Eddie) on June 26, 1948 at Fort Mill, South Carolina. He died October 28, 2017. She was...
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Synthia R. Salazar

April 8, 1948 - July 30, 2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Synthia Ruth Salazar, 72, of Marquette Heights, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2020 at her daughter’s home. Born on April 8, 1948 in Peoria to Charles Jr. and Arlene Frances (Ritter) Elgin, she married Robert Salazar on April 24, 1986 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He died July 31, 2005 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents...
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James A. Bonham

November 6, 1940 - July 30, 2020

PEKIN ~ James Alan Bonham, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 4:24 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. Born on November 6, 1940 in Pekin, he was the only child of Clifford R. and Ruth Elizabeth (Tompkins) Bonham. He married Carol Ann Bledsoe on August 28, 1960 in Pekin. She died July 5, 2014 at Lake Elmo, Minnesota. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Ann Bonham. Surviving...
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Dale M. Bryant

December 13, 1941 - July 29, 2020

HAVANA ~ Dale Michael Bryant, 78, of Havana, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Clayberg Fulton County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cuba. He was born December 13, 1941 in Havana to Donald F. and Ruth (Lippert) Bryant. His parents preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Bailie Bryant and siblings, Marlene Brown, Bill Bryant,...
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Dorothy Lovell

October 6, 1947 - July 28, 2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Dorothy Carolyn Lovell, 73, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 8 :30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Pekin Manor, where she had resided for the last few weeks due to a lengthy illness. Born on January 6, 1947 in Greeneville, Tennessee to Harold P. and Mary Ellen (Kelley) Stanton, she married James Lovell in 1968 in Fairview. He died September 7, 1992 in Peoria. She was also...
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Shelley A. Williamson

February 11, 1962 - July 28, 2020

PEKIN ~ Shelley Ann Williamson, 58, of Pekin, passed away into the arms of her almighty Lord at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria. She is at peace now with her beloved family at the Lord’s Table. Born February 11, 1962 in Pekin to Charles Donald “Jack” and Marjorie Ann (Stauffer) Vaughn, she married Kenneth James “Jim” Williamson on...
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James E. Brown

December 3, 1940 - July 27, 2020

NORTH PEKIN – James E. “Jim” Brown, 79, of North Pekin, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones at home. Born December 3, 1940 in Sycamore, he married Linda Ann Riebling on August 4, 1962 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Peoria. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years; cherished sons, Kevin (Michelle) Brown of North Pekin and...
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Karen L. Stage

October 11, 1947 - July 24, 2020

PEKIN ~ Karen Lee Stage, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 4:06 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at Pekin Manor. She was born October 11, 1947 in Peoria to Homer and Doris (Mitzelfelt) Stage. She was preceded in by her parents and one brother, Gary Stage. Surviving are one brother, Dewitt (Dorothy) Stage of California and one sister-in-law, Patty Stage of Creve Coeur. Karen had worked as a waitress for...
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Dawn Black

November 9, 1955 - July 23, 2020

FARMINGTON ~ Dawn Edith Black, 64, of Farmington, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home. Born November 19, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa to Garth and Beverly (Johnson) Wilcox, she married Jack Cruise. They later divorced. She then married James “Jim” Black on September 11, 1990 in Farmington. He survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Lynette (James) Lindsey...
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Alfred C. Stimpert

May 2, 1933 - July 23, 2020

PEKIN ~ Alfred Clarence “Al” Stimpert, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 4:02 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Born May 2, 1933 in El Paso to Alfred Daniel and Clara M. (O’Brien) Stimpert, he married Joan M. Bauer on May 2, 1958 in Spring Lake, near Manito. She died December 13, 2001. He later married Connie Valerio Muñoz on...
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Sean Raker

September 3, 1973 - July 23, 2020

PEKIN ~ Sean Henry Raker, 46, of Pekin, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. He was born September 3, 1973 in Peoria to Henry Anthony and Margaret Janean (Mackeldon) Raker. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Raker and one aunt, Jennie Lee. Surviving are seven siblings, Mary (Joseph) Sofia of Huntley, Theresa Raker of New...
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Kathleen Kalhammer

August 25, 1949 - July 22, 2020

PEKIN ~ Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Kalhammer, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 25, 1949 in Pekin to Marvin L. and Dora J. (Buckles) Lohnes, she married Mark A. Kalhammer on September 10, 2004 in Tazewelll County. He died March 8, 2020. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Kolby...
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William Metts

March 10, 1954 - July 22, 2020

MORTON ~ William “Bill” Thomas Metts, 66,of Morton, passed away at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born March 10, 1954 in Peoria to Edmund and Ida Mae (Russell) Metts, he married Marlene Margaret Vaughn in 1973. She died August 8, 2006. He later married Jennifer R. Kirkman in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2008. She survives. Also surviving are...
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Geoffrey W. Turner

January 3, 1978 - July 21, 2020

ST. LOUIS - Geoffrey Wayne Turner, 42, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday July 21, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri.  He was born January 3, 1978 to Gary Wayne Turner and Joyce (Miller) Turner in Pekin, IL. He married Courtney Renee Ballinger September 22, 2007 in Mapleton, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his Aunts, Uncles, many cousins, his Mother...
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Goldie F. Reeves

June 5, 1931 - July 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Goldie Frances Reeves, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Pekin. Born June 5, 1931 in Pekin to Earnest and Rachel (Taylor) Shults. They preceded her in death. She married Billy Lee Reeves in May of 1948. He preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, two grandchildren, one great grandson, and...
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Carol J. Newton

November 22, 1937 - July 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Carol J. Newton, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 at her home. Born November 22, 1937 in Pekin to Earl William and Lola Leona (Goodwin) Wade, she married her high school sweetheart, Gary M. Newton on May 24, 1955 in Pekin. He died July 30, 2018 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Jarred Davis Newton and one sister, Thelma...
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Glenda Reed

June 18, 1931 - July 18, 2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Glenda M. Reed, 89, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her home. Born June 18, 1931 in Columbus, Kentucky to John and Mattie (Carter) Wyman, she married Melvin L. Reed on July 29, 1971 in Canton. He died October 8, 2015 in Marquette Heights. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary Brawner; five brother, J.W., James,...
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Juanita Smith

June 12, 1923 - July 18, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ Juanita Smith, 97, of East Peoria, passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Generations @ Riverview in East Peoria. Born June 12, 1923 in Benton to W. Estel and Mary C. (Sandusky) Schram, she married Raymond A. Smith on July 23, 1955.  He died in March of 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Estel Schram, Carl Schram, and Ralph...
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David L. Danner, D.D.S.

February 1, 1942 - July 17, 2020

PEKIN ~ Dr. David Lewis Danner, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 4:59 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. Born February 1, 1942 in Beardstown to Ralph Lewis and Harriet (Baxter) Danner, he was raised on the family farm near Astoria. He married Sharon K. Avery on June 26, 1965 at Pekin Bible Church. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Dr. Michael (Julie) Danner of Tremont;...
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Jim Stagg

September 25, 1935 - July 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jim Stagg, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 5:51 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. Born September 25, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio to James and Lois Stagg, he married Carolyn “Corky” Plunkett on December 27, 1959 in Evansville, Indiana. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past December. Also surviving are one son, Steve (Amy) Stagg of Okemos,...
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Gary L. Price

June 15, 1962 - July 16, 2020

PEKIN ~ Gary Lee Price, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 1:01 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 15, 1962 in Pekin to Garald and Connie (Cross) Price. They Survive. Also surviving are the love of his life, Dawn Upchurch; two stepsons, Brandon and Jake Dietrich; two brothers, Kelly (Luwanna Chriswell) Price and Jason Price; three sisters, Tammy (David Kearney) McCreary,...
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John D. Burk

July 8, 1950 - July 16, 2020

PEORIA ~ John David Burk, 70, of Peoria, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born July 8, 1950 in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son of George John and Myrtle Ann (Hopper) Burk.  He married Susan Lynn Kendall on July 4, 1976 in Pekin.  They later divorced but maintained a close friendship. Surviving are two daughters, Rachael Ann ...
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Don E. Potts

March 26, 1948 - July 14, 2020

NORTH PEKIN ~ Don E. Potts, 72, of North Pekin, passed away at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 26, 1948 in Pekin to Joseph and Beryl (Counterman) Potts, he married Mary Patricia “Patty” Noble Darr on June 5, 1987 in Pekin. She died June 27, 2006 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas Potts...
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Jewell H. Hale

January 11, 1927 - July 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jewell Hilda Hale, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. Born January 11, 1927 in Anna Illinois to Martin V. and Mellie “Sitter” Watkins, she married Floyd Hale Jr. on December 19, 1942 in Jackson Missouri. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Judy Pierce; one...
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Jerrod L. McBride

December 13, 1984 - July 14, 2020

PEKIN ~ Jerrod Lee McBride, 35, of Pekin, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He was born December 13, 1984 in Peoria to Steven Warren and Denise Elaine (Derick) McBride. Surviving are his mother of Pekin; one son, Austin McBride of Peoria; four siblings, Brian (Mindy) McBride of Pekin, Christy (Steven) Little of Green Valley, Kelly McBride...
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Karen Sue Kovacevich

June 11, 1951 - July 12, 2020

PEKIN ~ Karen Sue Kovacevich, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at her home. Born June 11, 1951 in Canton to Clem Russell and Edythe Anne (Piro) Jones, she married Rickie Y. “Rick” Kovacevich on July 20, 1974 in Pekin. He died November 26, 1994 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are one daughter, Amy Jo (Wendell) Covert of...
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Ethel L. Cross

March 23, 1936 - July 11, 2020

PEKIN ~ Ethel Leona Cross, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. She was formerly of San Jose, Bloomington and Peoria. She was born March 23, 1936 in San Jose to Stephen Harold and Mildred Ethel (Patterson) Cross. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Cross and Heyworth Cross; two sisters,...
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James Melz, Jr.

August 30, 1976 - July 10, 2020

EAST PEORIA ~ James Lee “Bud” Melz, Jr., 43, of East Peoria, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020 at his home. He was born August 31, 1976 in Peoria to James Lee and Elaine Marie (Nelson) Melz, Sr. Surviving are his mother of East Peoria; one son, Jacob Ragon of Union City, Tennessee; one daughter, Whitney Ragon of Heiskel, Tennessee; one grandson, Hunter; one sister, Montana ...
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Virgil McGlothlin

September 4, 1962 - July 10, 2020

HAVANA ~ Virgil Wayne McGlothlin, 57, of Havana, passed away at 12:59 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Ceneter in Peoria. He was born September 4, 1962 in Pekin to Thomas and Ella (Cruse) McGlothlin. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Rick and Charles McGlothlin. Surviving are his children, Virgil McGlothlin, Jr. of West Jersey, Madison Palmer and...
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Marian Hoffman

January 10, 1932 - July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON ~ Marian Frances Hoffman, 88, of Washington, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Washington Senior Living.   Born January 10, 1932 in Macomb to Robert Marshall and Helen Frances (Justus) Farr, she married George Donald Hoffman on November 26, 1953 in Astoria. He died April 19, 2000 in Morton. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son,...
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Everett L. Wright

January 12, 1930 - July 8, 2020

PEKIN ~ Everett Lyle Wright, 90, passed away July 8. 2020 in the loving care of Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born January 12, 1930 in La Prairie to Everett E. and Inis P. (Bowen) Wright, he married Ann R. Hinderliter on May 4, 1952 in Pekin. She died November 9, 1990. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Wright; one infant daughter, Patricia and three siblings....
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Donald Smith

May 25, 1932 - July 7, 2020

PEKIN ~ Donald Vernon Smith, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Timbercreek rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born May 25, 1932 in Pekin to Robert and Irene (Monroe) Smith, he married Carol Ann Townsend on April 22, 1953 in Keokuk, Iowa. She died July 24, 2012 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one son, Donald Rollin Smith on March 24, 1978...
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Roberta Driskell

June 23, 1924 - July 7, 2020

CANTON ~ Roberta Louise Driskell, 96, of Canton, passed away at 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at her home.   Born June 23, 1924 in Urbana to jay Bakes and Carrie Belle (Stevens) Gossett, she married Donald Hugh Driskell on December 21, 1947 in Champaign. He died May 28, 2008 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Alexene Tummelson and three brothers, J.B....
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Irene Tarpley Lowder

January 18, 1937 - July 6, 2020

PEKIN ~ Irene Tarpley Lowder, 83, of Pekin passed away at 8:49 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. Born January 18, 1937 in Glasford to Charles Richard and Caroline Ida (Hellman) Jefford, she married John Franklin “Bud” Tarpley, Jr. on November 24, 1956 in Palmyra, Missouri. He died July 22, 1995. She then married Charles Owen Lowder on December...
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