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TOPEKA ~ Roy C. Lovins, 77 of Topeka, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his son’s home in Pekin.

He was born February 23, 1939 in Peoria to John and Emily (Sadler) Lovins.

Surviving are two sons, Marshall and Jeff Lovins, both of Pekin; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Megan and Cassie and three great-grandchildren, Violet, Layla and Bella.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Roy had served in the United States Army.

He worked 30 years for Caterpillar, Inc., retiring in 1995.

Roy loved being with his children and grandchildren, restoring antiques and furniture. He also enjoyed reading and fishing.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the home of his son Jeff.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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