Elmer Roxby
Elmer Roxby
  • July 27, 1939 - December 3, 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois

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Elmer Roxby, Jr, age 78, of West Peoria, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 1:05 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born July 27, 1939 in Wheeling, WV to Elmer and Josephine (Whitecotton) Roxby, Sr. He married Frances Hutchinson Feb. 28, 1965 in Wheeling. She survives in West Peoria along with one daughter, Rhonda (Patrick) Sweeney of Flanagan, IL, one son, Bruce Roxby of Peoria, four grandchildren: Nicholas (Melissa) Roxby of East Peoria, Naomi Roxby of Spring Bay, Jessica (Mike) Baughman of Flanagan, Ryan (Tara) Neal of Flanagan, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters: JoAnn Montgomery of Ohio and Evelyn (Harry) Ranek of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Frances Hercules.

Elmer owned and operated Universal Auto Works in Peoria for 21 years until his retirement in 2000.

He was a member of the Pekin Moose Lodge # 916.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Dick Chamberlin will officiate.

Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

You may view Elmer’s obituary online at www.davison-fulton.com