Sheldon Ray Eater
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Sheldon Ray Eater
  • July 1, 1950 - October 25, 2017
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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Sheldon Ray “Shell” Eater, age 67 of East Peoria, originally from Bartonville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

He was born July 1, 1950 in Peoria to Raymond “Dean” and Ellamae “Kay” (Ausmus) Eater. He married Donna Huber Aug. 14, 1989 in Urbana. She survives along with one daughter, Erin Lane of Germantown Hills, one step-son, Gared (Becca) O’Donnell of Peoria, two grandsons: Kyle, Zachary Lane both of Germantown Hills, and two sisters: Judith Murphy of Peoria and Marthann (Marcia) Eater of Davenport, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Shell was in the music business most of his life. He first started working for CO-OP Tapes and Records in Peoria and later owned and operated record stores in Champaign, IL and Florida. He was currently operating an online Ebay record store called Rama Lama Records.

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to your local library or the charity of your choice.

You may view Shell’s obituary online at www.davisonfultonbartonvillechapel.com