Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home

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Here at Knapp-Johnson we are privileged to have served the families of this area for many years. Our experienced staff will provide you with dedicated and compassionate service during your difficult time of loss. We are committed in guiding you through making the appropriate arrangements for a funeral that is most meaningful and pleasing to your family.


Our Obituaries

Betty A. Johnson

October 4, 1939 - October 3, 2016

BETTY A. JOHNSONMORTON - Betty A. Johnson, 76, of Morton, passed away at 2:15 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2016, at Heartland Healthcare Center Riverview in East Peoria.She was born October 4, 1939, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Homer and Josephine (Williams) Frederiksen. She married Roy Johnson on May 28, 1960, in Joliet, Ill. He preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2008. She is also preceded in death by...
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Richard W. Luttrell

December 7, 1924 - October 2, 2016

RICHARD W. "DICK" LUTTRELLMORTON - Richard W. "Dick" Luttrell, 91, of Snyder Village, Metamora (formerly of Morton), passed on to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Snyder Village in Metamora.Richard was born on Dec. 7, 1924 in Galesburg to J. Otto and Janet (Reid) Luttrell. He married Mary Ann Miller on Sept. 12, 1947 in Peoria. They enjoyed 69 years of...
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Phyllis M. Moran

July 2, 1926 - October 2, 2016

PHYLLIS M. MORANMORTON - Phyllis M. Moran, 90, of Morton, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon. She was born July 2, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa, to Clay Hampton and Mabel Irene (Bivens) Read. She married Thomas Andrew Moran on July 9, 1945, in Denver, Color. He preceded her in death in 2013. She is also preceded in death by her son, Michael...
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Alice L. Childress

August 1, 1933 - October 1, 2016

CREVE COUER - Alice L. Childress, 83, of Creve Couer, formerly of Deer Creek, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Great Mills, Md., to George and Rose Russell. She married George Childress on April 17, 1954, in Great Mills, Md. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2006. She was also preceded in death by one infant...
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Marjorie J. Albrecht

April 12, 1930 - September 28, 2016

MARJORIE J. ALBRECHTMORTON - Marjorie J. Albrecht, 86, of Morton, formerly of Gridley, passed away at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Morton Villa Care Center.She was born April 12, 1930, in Pontiac, to Eugene and Fawn (Burcky) Johnson. She married Marion Albrecht on November 30, 1952, in Graymont, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1987. She is also preceded in death by an infant...
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Thomas A. Krieg

April 22, 1954 - September 24, 2016

THOMAS A. KRIEGMORTON - Thomas A. Krieg, 62, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at his residence.He was born on April 22, 1954, in Blue Island, Ill., to Arthur and Gloria (Wiersema) Krieg. He married Diann Harding on August 31, 1985, in Morton. He is survived by his wife, father, two sisters, Marcia (Ken) Sezer, and Beverly (Tom) Hans, one brother, Paul (Penny) Krieg,...
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Thomas A. Krieg

April 22, 1954 - September 24, 2016

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Joseph A. Mortimeyer

May 30, 1985 - September 24, 2016

JOSEPH A. MORTIMEYERMORTON - Joseph A. Mortimeyer, 31, of Morton, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 in Morton.He was born on May 30, 1985 in Peoria, Ill., to John and Sara (Mann) Mortimeyer. Surviving are his father, John Mortimeyer of Morton; mother, Sara Mortimeyer of Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, John (Tori Loser) Mortimeyer II of Morton; two nephews and one niece;...
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Michael J. Bankes

January 1, 1949 - September 21, 2016

MICHAEL J. BANKESMORTON - Michael J. Bankes, 67, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at his residence.He was born January 1, 1949 in Canton, Ill, to Nyle and Hazel (Easley) Bankes. He married Cathy Ray on Dec. 26, 1971, she survives. He later married Nikki Pittenger on July 8, 2000, in Morton, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Nikki Bankes of Morton; one son, Chris Bankes of...
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Ida I. Dickerson

July 13, 1925 - September 20, 2016

IDA I. DICKERSONMORTON - Ida I. Dickerson, 91, of Morton, formerly of Olney, Ill., passed away at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Morton Villa Care Center.She was born July 13, 1925, in Noble, Ill., to Ben and Ethel (Hughes) Parsons. She married J. Don Dickerson on Dec. 23, 1950 in Noble, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1957. Ida is also preceded in death by two brothers and four...
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H. Imogene Leininger

February 11, 1927 - September 19, 2016

IMOGENE LEININGERMORTON - H. Imogene Leininger, 89, of Morton, passed away at 3:15 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2016, at Snyder Village in Metamora.She was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Mason City, Ill., to Harrison and Agnus Jane (Sanert) Purvis. She married Mac Leininger on Jan. 31, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1999. Surviving is one son, Steven J. Leininger of Bland, Mo.; two daughters, Janice...
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Verna M. Rother

April 3, 1924 - September 18, 2016

VERNA ROTHER MORTON - Verna M. Rother, 92, of Morton, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton. She was born April 3, 1924, in Morton, to George and Kathryn (Welk) Belsley. She married Francis Rother on Oct. 19, 1947, in Morton. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1986. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Alvin Belsley...
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Donald R. Dryden

January 10, 1920 - September 18, 2016

DONALD DRYDENMorton - Donald R. Dryden, 96, of Morton, formerly of Scottsburg, Ind., passed away at 5:46 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor.He was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Deputy, Ind., to Ruben P. and Doris R. (Polk) Dryden. He married Mary Ellen Terrell on April 2, 1949, in Scottsburg, Ind.Surviving are one daughter, Deborah (Steven) Foster of Morton; one son, Michael (Genelle)...
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Steve T. Speerly

September 24, 1944 - September 17, 2016

STEVE T. SPEERLYMorton - Steve T. Speerly, 71, of Morton, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home Center in Peoria.He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Peoria, to Ernest and Dorothy (Williamson) Speerly. In 1968, he married Marilyn Moore in Morton. She preceded him in death in 1984. He later married Janet (Bayles) Speerly on Oct. 14, 1995 in Morton...
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Linda Brock

March 3, 1952 - September 15, 2016

LINDA L. BROCKPEORIA - Linda L. Brock, 64, of Peoria, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2016, at her residence.She was born March 3, 1952, in Peoria, to Joseph and Betty Lou (Hawkins) Schwartz. She married Andrew Brock in 1974. He preceded her in death in 1983. She later married Lawrence Jurick on March 10, 1999 in Las Vegas, Neb. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2014. ...
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Donna J. Gosch

November 8, 1935 - September 14, 2016

DONNA J. GOSCHMORTON - Donna J. Gosch, 80, of Morton, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center - Riverview.She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Peoria, to Merwin and Mary (Buffo) Stegner. She married Rodger P. Gosch on Aug. 15, 1959, in Peoria. He preceded Donna in death on Jan. 20, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl.Surviving...
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Judy F. Hundley

February 4, 1943 - September 10, 2016

JUDY F. HUNDLEYMORTON - Judy F. Hundley, 73, of Morton, passed away at 8:19 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born February 4, 1943, in Peoria, Ill., to William and Frances (Hibser) Stevenson. She married Michael Hundley on August 13, 1966 in Peoria. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Brett Hundley of Peoria and Vincent (Toni) Hundley of...
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Linda S. Kellum

November 17, 1945 - September 6, 2016

LINDA S. KELLUMMORTON - Linda Kellum, 70, of Morton, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She was born November 17, 1945, Peoria, Ill., to Glenn and Laura (Ernsberger) Worner. She married Donald D. Kellum on September 18, 1965 in Springfield, Ill. Surviving are her husband; daughter, Krista (John) Olt of Noblesville, Ind.; son, Brent ...
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Tyler J. Schaffrin

July 27, 1998 - September 3, 2016

TYLER SCHAFFRINGROVELAND - Tyler J. Schaffrin, of Groveland, passed at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016. He was born July 27, 1998 to Daniel and Zenaida (Advincula) Schaffrin . Surviving are his parents; his siblings, Teresa Garner of East Peoria, Jeffrey (Nicole) Schaffrin of Metamora, Stephanie (Joshua) Goddard of Washington, Brian Schaffrin of Washington; and many aunts, uncles, nieces...
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Elaine K. Schmidgall

September 13, 1940 - August 29, 2016

MORTON - Elaine K. Schmidgall, 74, of Morton, passed away at 12:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Bloomington, Ill. to George and Lorine (Miller) Stoller. She married Jack Schmidgall on June 26, 1960, in Bloomington, Ill. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2015. Surviving are her children, one...
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August C. Witbracht

June 24, 1928 - August 24, 2016

AUGUST C. WITBRACHT EAST PEORIA - August Witbracht, 88, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Morton Villa Care Center.He was born June 24, 1928, in Percy, Ill., to Robert and Alma (Knop) Witbracht. He married Ruby Peterson on April 24, 1948, in Rock Island, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Ruby of East Peoria; two sons, Paul Witbracht and Rob (Mary Jane) Witbracht,...
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Edward J. Craven

February 27, 1926 - August 23, 2016

EDWARD J. CRAVENMETAMORA - Edward J. "Ed" Craven, 90, of Metamora, passed away at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at his residence.He was born February 27, 1926, in Springfield, Mass., to Scott Clinton and Ethel (Askins) Craven. He married Jeanette Allen in 1948 in Peoria, Ill. She preceded him in death in Jan. of 1991. He later married Mary Horstman on June 11, 1980 in Springfield, Ill....
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Samantha L. Hou

February 1, 1975 - August 19, 2016

SAMANTHA L. HOUMORTON - Samantha L. "Sam" Hou, 41, of Morton, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016.She was born Feb. 1, 1975, in Peoria, Ill., to Stan and Barbara (McMillan) Pope. She married Jim Hou on June 8, 1995 in Minneapolis, Minn.Surviving are her husband, Jim, of Morton; two sons, Alex and Andrew; her parents, Stan and Barb Pope of Morton; one brother, William (Krista) Pope...
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Richard L. Weber

May 11, 1930 - August 19, 2016

RICHARD L. WEBERMORTON - Richard L. Weber, 86, of Morton, passed away at 4:38 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, surrounded by his family.He was born May 11, 1930 in Peoria, Ill, to August and Sophia (Hoppe) Weber. He married Margaret M. Minger on June 14, 1953, in Eureka, Ill.Richard is survived by his wife, Margaret of Morton; 2 daughters, Amy ...
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Elizabeth A. Schnarr

September 25, 1935 - August 16, 2016

ELIZABETH SCHNARRMorton - Elizabeth A. "Liz" Schnarr, 80, of Morton, passed away at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.She was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Mason City, Iowa, to Leslie and Mary Jane (Keys) Cookman. She married Robert Schnarr on Aug. 10, 1957, in Mason City, Iowa.Surviving are her son, Jay Schnarr of East Peoria; her daughter, Susan Schnarr Baker...
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Elizabeth A. Schnarr

September 25, 1935 - August 16, 2016

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Oscar G. Weisser

January 13, 1924 - August 12, 2016

OSCAR WEISSER MORTON - Oscar G. Weisser, 92, of Morton, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at Apostolic Christian Restmor of Morton. He was born on Jan. 13, 1924 in Landerschiefdach, Germany, to Oscar and Emilie (Breitweg) Weisser. He married Norma Sperry on July 24, 1969, in Peoria, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Norma Weisser of Morton; his son, Stephan Weisser of Las Vegas, Nev....
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Roy L. Brandt

August 28, 1920 - August 10, 2016

MORTON - Roy L. Brandt, 95, of Morton, passed away at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Riverview ManorCare of East Peoria. He was born on Aug. 28, 1920, in Rural Deer Creek, Ill., to Samuel and Katherine (Schmidgall) Brandt. He married Mary Ellen Miller on Nov. 7, 1947, in East Peoria. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Brandt of Morton; two daughters, Linda (Joe) Stidman of Morton and...
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Louise E. Ross

March 16, 2016 - August 8, 2016

MORTON - Louise E. Ross, 90, of Morton, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at the Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born March 16, 1926, in Morton, to Carl and Ida (Hauter) Bauman. She married Tom Ross on March 25, 1950, in Pekin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1997. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Ben Bauman. Surviving are one son, George (Wendy)...
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Lanie K. Riddle

November 10, 2005 - August 7, 2016

MORTON - Lanie Katherine Riddle, 10, of Morton, went home to be with the Lord at 12:37 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, after a long and courageous journey. She was born Nov. 10, 2005, in Peoria, to Jay and Darcy (Roecker) Riddle. Surviving are her parents of Morton; two sisters, Kayci Riddle and Shelby Riddle, both of Morton; one brother, Jared (Jennifer) Weidman of Charlotte, N.C.; grandparents,...
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Lawrence J. Dowling

May 1, 1943 - August 6, 2016

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H. Penny M. Harris

August 16, 1946 - August 6, 2016

EAST PEORIA - Henrietta M. "Penny" Harris, 69, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, in Peoria. She was born August 16, 1946, in Peoria to Hulin and Daisy (Belk) McIntyre. She married Larry Harris in June of 1968, in Peoria. Surviving are her daughter, Holly A. Harris of East Peoria; two sisters, Sharon (Jerry) Demmin of Morton and...
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Kenneth Belsley

January 17, 1926 - August 4, 2016

EUREKA - Kenneth I. Belsley, 90, of Eureka, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.He was born on Jan. 17, 1926 in Morton, Ill., to Joseph and Emma (Schmidtgall) Belsley. He married Roberta Mohr on July 12, 1953 in Peoria, Ill. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 2014. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Richard.Surviving are his son, Kendall...
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Claudia Hughes

November 27, 1944 - August 4, 2016

CLAUDIA HUGHESWASHINGTON - K. Claudia Hughes, 71, of Washington, Ill., went to be with her Savior on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.She was born on Nov. 27, 1944, in Peoria, to Hershel and Joanna (Sales) Lester. She married David Hughes on May 27, 1967, in Peoria.Surviving are her husband, David, of Washington; three sons, Matthew (Amy) Hughes of Hudson,...
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Dorothea M. Hindert

February 9, 1931 - July 31, 2016

DOROTHEA M. HINDERTMORTON - Dorothea M. "Dottie" Hindert, 85, of Morton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 9:47 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Kentucky, to George Rudolph and Anna Rose (Butler) Popp. She married Alan Hobbs Olinger on Aug. 28, 1954 in Indianapolis, Ind. who preceded her in death on Dec. 16...
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Mary L. Brandt

January 20, 1955 - July 27, 2016

MORTON - Mary L. Brandt, 61, of Morton, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born January 20, 1955, in Peoria, to William and Harriet (Wasson) Smith. She married Wayne Brandt on June 11, 1983, in Morton. Surviving are her husband, Wayne Brandt of Morton; her children, Mallory Brandt of Morton, Aaron (Ashley) Brandt of Morton and...
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Kenneth M. Heck

June 13, 1966 - July 24, 2016

KENNETH M. HECKMORTON - Kenneth M. Heck, 50, of Morton, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home.He was born June 13, 1966, in Greenville, Pa., to John and Patricia (Eastlick) Heck. Surviving are his mother; two sisters, Penny (Joseph) Pirelli of Groveland and Pamela Chinn of Morton; one brother, Matthew (Lucile) Heck of Morton; niece, Brenna; three nephews, Joseph Jr., John,...
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Randy M. Smith

August 13, 1948 - July 23, 2016

RANDY M. SMITHGROVELAND - Randy M. Smith, 67, of Groveland, passed away at 7:43 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 13, 1948, in Bloomington, Ill. to Boomer and Elizabeth (Vogel) Smith. He married Susan Neidrauer over 30 years ago in Florida.Surviving are his wife, Susan, of Groveland; son, Nick (Lindsay) Smith of Groveland; daughter, Betsy (Ryan)...
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Dorothy M. Krantz

August 27, 1926 - July 23, 2016

DOROTHY M. KRANTZMORTON - Dorothy M. Roeschley Krantz, 89, went home to be with her Savior, at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016.She was born on Aug. 27, 1926 in Morton, to Frank and Naomi (Grimm) Bauman. She married Kenneth Roeschley on June 8, 1947 in Morton who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2002. She later married Jack Krantz on Nov. 19, 2008 in Morton who preceded her in death on Dec...
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Ronald F. Bieber, Jr.

September 9, 1968 - July 22, 2016

RONALD F. BIEBER JR.MORTON - Ronald F. Bieber Jr., 47, of Morton, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1968, in Peoria, Ill., to Ronald Sr. and Carole (Marcille) Bieber. He married Lori Schuon on May 10, 2001, in Pekin, Ill.Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Amanda of Fla., and Elizabeth Morgan of Morton; 3 grandchildren, Matty, Shane and Trey; one sister,...
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Joe Nohl

October 19, 1948 - July 21, 2016

JOE NOHLMORTON - Joseph A. "Joe" Nohl, 67, of Morton, passed away at 6:05 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016, peacefully with family and friends by his side. He was born on Oct. 19, 1948 in Peoria, Ill., to Louis "Rocky" and Ruth (Huette) Nohl. Surviving are his mother, Ruth; two brothers, Dan (Kendra) Nohl of Aurora and Roger (Kelly) Nohl of Morton; three nephews Curtis (Val) Nohl of Washington,...
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D. David Koehler

October 6, 1932 - July 18, 2016

DARRELL D. "DAVID" KOEHLERMORTON - D. David Koehler, 83, of Morton, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Lake Fork, Ill., to William A. and Bessie G. (Sherwood) Koehler. He married Ina Blanche "Bunny" Adams on Aug. 6, 1955 in Lincoln. Surviving are four daughters, Beverly (Jack) Alleman of Morton, Pamela (Gary)...
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Richard M. McClelland

November 16, 1932 - July 17, 2016

RICHARD M. "DICK" McCLELLANDPEORIA - Richard Matthew "Dick" McClelland of Peoria, Ill., passed away from this earth on the Sabbath day of July 17, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving wife and four daughters.Dick was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Camden, Ill, as the youngest child to Benjamin and Hannah (Tweedell) McClelland. He married his love, Carol (Workman) Roy, on Aug. 1, 1958, at her parent's...
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Jessica L. Carnal

July 13, 1985 - July 16, 2016

JESSICA L.CARNALMORTON - Jessica L. Carnal, 31, of Morton, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was born July 13, 1985, in Camp Pendleton, Calif., to Roger and Dena (Borcherding) Carnal. Surviving are her son, Nicholas Montgomery of Morton; mother, Dena Carnal of Morton; three brothers, Jason (Katelynn) Carnal of Tremont; Michael Carnal and Branden Carnal of Mo.; maternal...
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Virginia J. Hancock

December 15, 1928 - July 14, 2016

VIRGINIA J. HANCOCKMORTON - Virginia J. (Long) Hancock, of Morton, Ill., passed away at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was born December 15, 1928, in Maryville, Tenn. to Andrew and Blanche (McNelly) Long. She married Ray Hancock Dec. 11, 1946 in Mobridge, S.D.Surviving are her husband, Ray Hancock of Morton; one daughter, Donnas (Bruce) Hertenstein of Morton; one grandson, Erik (Gina)...
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Betty V. French

January 16, 1926 - July 13, 2016

BETTY V. FRENCHPEORIA - Betty V. (Weinberger) French, 90, of Peoria, Ill., formerly of Morton, Ill. and Naples, Fla., passed away at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016. She was born January 16, 1926, in Chicago, to Herman and Mattie (Archer) Weinberger. She married Jack French on Sept. 25, 1948, in Peoria.Surviving are her husband, Jack French of Peoria; two daughters, Diane (Mike) Kovach of...
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Gherel E. Platis

May 16, 1940 - July 13, 2016

GHEREL E. PLATISMORTON - Gherel E. Platis, 76, of Morton, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 16, 1940, in Champaign, Ill., to George and Gwendolyn (Wise) Platis. He married Carolyn Bauer on April 24, 1960, in East Peoria, Ill. and later married Martha Binkele on Feb. 11, 1983, in Morton.Surviving are his wife, Martha...
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Fred Schmalzl

October 24, 1925 - July 10, 2016

FRED C. SCHMALZLMORTON - Fred C. Schmalzl, 90, of Morton, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Morton Villa Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Morton. He was born October 24, 1925, in Logan County, Ill, to Carl and Marie (Bender) Schmalzl. He married Bessie M. Roseman on July 19, 1953. She preceded him in death on July 22, 1986 in Morton.Fred has donated his body to the...
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Nancy L. Bangasser

December 10, 1931 - July 10, 2016

MORTON - Nancy L. Bangasser, 84, of Morton, passed away at 7:23 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016, at her home. She was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Edwin and Linnoir (Connor) Bischoff. She married James Bangasser on Jan. 14, 1956, in Park Hills, Ky. Surviving are her husband, James Bangasser of Morton; two daughters, Carol Ross of Urbana, Ill. and Myra (Danny) Patrick of Bradford, Ill...
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Harold J. Carroll

November 11, 1968 - July 9, 2016

HAROLD J. CARROLLEUREKA - Harold John "H" Carroll, 47, of Eureka, passed away and went to his eternal home on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born on Nov. 11, 1968 in Peoria, Ill., to John and Barbara (Kinder) Carroll. He married Laura Wiegand on Feb. 3, 1990, in Goodfield.Surviving are his loved ones, beloved wife, Laura Carroll, of Eureka; his precious children, Clayton "Clay"...
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Julia Ann Franklin Morgan

December 29, 1917 - July 4, 2016

Julia Ann Franklin MorganJulia Morgan, 98, of Morton died July 4, 2016. Born December 29, 1917 in Spokane, Wash., to Richard C. Franklin and LuVerne Crawford Franklin, she married Robert A. Morgan on June 28, 1941 in Evanston, Ill. They were married sixty-six years.She is preceded in death by Robert, her parents and her brother, Richard C. Franklin of Wilmington, Del.Surviving are her sister,...
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Marie E. Desnoyers

September 27, 1930 - July 4, 2016

MARIE E. DESNOYERSEAST PEORIA - Marie E. Desnoyers, 85, a resident of Rosewood Care Center, East Peoria, Ill., died there at 2:29 p.m. Monday July 4, 2016. She was formerly of Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, Ill.The daughter of Harry and Browning (Hollister) Desnoyers, she was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Chicago, Ill.Marie is survived by her niece, Aimee (Wayne) Bolt of East Peoria and her sister-in-law,...
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Joyce M. Emmert Pinkerton

November 10, 1934 - July 3, 2016

MORTON - Joyce M. Emmert Pinkerton, 81, of Morton, passed away at 9:37 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born November 10, 1934, in Quincy, Ill, to Harold and Hollis (Decker) Glay. She married Robert Emmert on Sept. 9, 1953 in Mendon, Ill. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2005. Joyce later married Bob Pinkerton on Aug. 18, 2014 in Lincoln, Ill...
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Jim R. Berry

December 13, 1947 - June 24, 2016

Morton - Jim R. Berry, 68, of Morton, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at his home. He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Greenwood Ark., to Beauford and Mildred (Gagnon) Berry. Surviving are two sons, Mike (Katrina) Berry of East Peoria and Justin (Stacy) Berry, of Groveland. Jim was a United States Airborne Ranger having served from 1967 to 1973. He spent 12 months overseas. For his...
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Robert O. Schnarr

December 16, 1935 - June 22, 2016

Morton - Robert O. "Bob" Schnarr, 80, of Morton, passed away at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Peoria, to Harold and Josephine (Howe) Schnarr. He married Elizabeth Cookman on Aug. 10, 1957, in Mason City, Iowa. Surviving are his wife, Liz Schnarr of Morton; one son, Jay Schnarr of East Peoria; one daughter, Susan...
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H. Joyce Gorman

August 14, 1932 - June 21, 2016

H. JOYCE GORMANMORTON - H. Joyce Gorman, 83, of Morton, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Peoria, to Rudolph and Garnet (Schbotka) Kneer. She married John Gorman on Oct. 20, 1950, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2003. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Mark; one brother, Robert...
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Charles M. Tolly

September 10, 1953 - June 20, 2016

Washington - Charles M. "Chuck" Tolly, 62, of Washington, passed away 12:13 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Peoria, to Charles and Lavena (Perry) Tolly. He married Susan Naderhoff on June 23, 1989, in Peoria. Surviving are his wife, Susan Tolly of Washington; two sons, Brett (Patricia) Winston of Pekin and Drew (Danielle) Tolly...
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Ruth H. Hunziker

March 7, 1929 - June 18, 2016

DEER CREEK - Ruth H. (Heinold) Hunziker, 87, of Rossville, Ga., formerly of Deer Creek, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, from complications of her fourth stroke. She was born March 7, 1929, to George and Mary Heinold. She was raised in Deer Creek, the youngest of eight children.Ruth became the young bride of a sailor just returning from WWII named Magnus Hunziker of Washington, Ill. The young...
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Mary Ellen Suckerman

August 19, 1939 - June 12, 2016

MORTON - Mary Ellen (Kalianoff) Suckerman, 76, of Morton, died as she lived her life surrounded by family with great dignity and courage after a strenuous and exhausting battle with cancer on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 6:20 p.m. She was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Bismarck, N.D., the second of four siblings to George and Jennie (Minow) Kalianoff. She married William Suckerman on June 4, 1960, in Steele...
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D. June Rugaard

June 8, 1922 - June 9, 2016

MORTON - Dorothy June Rugaard, 94, of Morton, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born June 8, 1922, in Bear River City, Utah, to Samuel and Sophie (Hoerr) Siegfried. She married Merle "Whitey" Rugaard on Sept. 9, 1942, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one great granddaughter,...
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Marjorie A. Ruffini

August 14, 1929 - June 3, 2016

Marjorie Ann Thompson was born on August 14, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her parents were John and Lillian (nee Nielsen) Thompson. She died on Friday, June 3, 2016, peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Marge was 86 years of age.Marge was a resident of Morton, IL and a former resident of Ferndale, MI. She graduated in 1947 from Highland Park High School and, at the...
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Dylan P. Bailey

October 31, 1998 - May 26, 2016

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Roger H. Eason

August 9, 1932 - May 23, 2016

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Ardith S. Somers

April 27, 1938 - May 23, 2016

MACKINAW - Ardith (Ardie) Sharon Somers, 78, of Mackinaw, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was born April 27, 1938, in Hazel Park, Mich., to Harold and Audrey (Ross) Watts. She married Philip W. Somers on June 16, 1962, in Pontiac, Mich. Ardie is survived by her husband; son, Philip (Catherine) Somers of Loxahatchee, Fla., daughter, Sharon Somers Smith of Pekin, daughter, Sally (Ken) Powell...
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Betty J. McKelvey

November 19, 1929 - May 23, 2016

MORTON - Betty J. McKelvey, 86, of Morton, passed away at 12:14 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at UnityPoint-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Paragould, Ark., to Clarence and Irene (Long) Stevenson. She married James McKelvey on Nov. 24, 1946, in Paragould, Ark. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2007. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one grandaughter. ...
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Renae L. Hanson

September 17, 1981 - May 18, 2016

Tremont - Renae L. Hanson, 34, of Tremont, was pronounced dead at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Morton. She was born Sept. 17, 1981, in Peoria, to Kenneth and Dianne (Forbes) Couch. She married David Hanson June 2, 2012. He survives along with their daughter, Quinn. She is also survived by her parents and brother, Brian Couch of Tremont;...
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Ralph R. Kipfer

May 14, 1921 - May 17, 2016

MORTON - Ralph R. Kipfer, 95, of Morton, passed away at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Washington Christian Village in Washington. He was born May 14, 1921, in Decatur, Ind., to Ulrich and Esther (Bertsch) Kipfer. He married Fern Martin on Jan. 9, 1944, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on May 16, 2009. He was also preceded in death by one son, Larry; one infant daughter, Sharon; two...
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Donald L. Sharpe

January 12, 1934 - May 12, 2016

MORTON - Donald L. Sharpe, 82, of Morton, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Canton, Ill., to Albert and Garnet (Bales) Sharpe. He married Donna Williams on June 19, 1954, in Trivoli, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Donna Sharpe of Geneva, Ill.; three sons, Randall (Laura) Sharpe of Park Forest, Ill., Ronnie ...
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Sue C. Bradley

August 9, 1944 - May 8, 2016

MORTON - Sue C. Bradley, 71, of Morton, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016, at her home. She was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Peoria, to Wayne and Orvetta (Ward) King. Surviving is her cousin, Gary Schmidgall of Deer Creek. She was a self-employed tax accountant who owned and operated Bradley Tax Service in Morton for over 40 years.Cremation rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life...
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Craig A. Stevig

October 27, 1949 - May 6, 2016

MORTON - Craig A. Stevig, 66, of Morton, passed away at 4:12 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016, at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born Oct. 27, 1949, in Peoria, to John and Betty (Markley) Stevig. Surviving are his children, Jeremey Stevig of Orlando, Ky. and Julie (Rusty) Powell of East Peoria; two grandchildren, James Renken and Jillian Powell; one brother, Terry (Ruth) Stevig of...
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Yvonne M. Clark

November 22, 1937 - April 28, 2016

MORTON - Yvonne M. Clark, 78, of Morton, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Rockford, Ill., the first born of Paul and Myrtle (Johnson) Lundstrom. She married Thomas Clark on Sept. 8, 1957, in Rockford, Ill. She leaves behind her husband, Dr. Thomas Clark of Morton; four sons, Tim (Laura) and Ty, both of...
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James A. Schuster

March 21, 1939 - April 27, 2016

Peoria - James A. Schuster, 77, of Peoria, passed away at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born March 21, 1939 in Auburn, Ill., to Carl and Grace (Hanson) Schuster. He married Martha Eadie on Aug. 18, 2007, in Morton. Surviving are his wife, Martha Schuster of Peoria; one daughter, Ellen (Tom) Benson of Metamora; one son, Phillip Schuster...
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Frances E. Hartman

May 23, 1936 - April 24, 2016

MORTON - Frances E. Hartman, 79, of Morton, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. She was born May 23, 1936, in Detroit, Ill., to William and Edith (Wheeler) Robinson. She married Edwin L. Hartman on June 15, 1957 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1996. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan in 1965; her parents; four...
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Milo C. Albrecht

September 16, 1921 - April 19, 2016

MORTON - Milo C. Albrecht, 94, of Morton, passed away at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.Born Sept. 16, 1921, in Morton, he was the third son of Levi and Lydia (Roth) Albrecht. Surviving are one nephew, Wayne (Annette) Albrecht of Richardson, Texas; five nieces, Arlee (Richard) Blackburn of Lombard, Ill., Connie (Elvin) Krabill of Tiskilwa, Ill.,...
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Dwayne A. McQuitty, M.D.

August 19, 1958 - April 18, 2016

MORTON - Dwayne A. McQuitty, M.D., 57, of Morton, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016. He was born Aug. 19, 1958, in Kansas City, Kan., to Douglas and Carol (Jackson) McQuitty. He married Amy Hender on Sept. 18, 1993, in Peoria, Ill. She survives with their daughter Sarah along with extending family members including his father, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death...
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Elda M. Kaiser

October 6, 1925 - April 17, 2016

MORTON - Elda M. Kaiser, 90, of Brandon Wood Retirement Center, Morton, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Prior to being at the hospital, she spent a short time at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.She was born Oct. 6, 1925, to Joseph and Louise (Stieglitz) Kaiser. Surviving are two brothers, Harlan (Jean Anne) Kaiser of Morton and...
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Samuel D. Roecker

December 26, 1940 - April 8, 2016

MORTON - Samuel D. "Sam" Roecker, 75, of Creve Coeur, formerly of Morton, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016, at Heartland at Riverview in East Peoria.He was born Dec. 26, 1940, in Peoria to August and Mary (Aupperle) Roecker. Surviving are two sons, Ed (Kathy) Roecker of Morton and David (Sherrie) Roecker of Marquette Heights; four grandsons, Jacob (Rebecca) Roecker and Matthew...
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Juanita M. Reilly

October 11, 1934 - April 7, 2016

MORTON - Juanita M. Reilly, 81, of Morton, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016, at her home.She was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Van Buren, Ky., to Gilmond and Nancy (Peak) Ashby. She married William L. Crum and later married Richard Reilly on July 18, 1980, in Morton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2001. Surviving are one daughter,Vicki Crum of Morton; two sons, Mark Crum of Orlando...
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Louise H. Winemiller

April 15, 1921 - April 6, 2016

WASHINGTON - Louise H. Winemiller, 94, of Washington, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.She was born April 15, 1921, in Tenney, Minn., to Ernest and Louise (Aupperle) Joos. She married Verner Harold Winemiller on Feb. 18, 1945, in Morton. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1999. She also was preceded in death by one granddaughter; nine...
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Marilyn K. Ingold

October 14, 1938 - April 5, 2016

MORTON - Marilyn K. Ingold, 77, of Morton, passed away at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.She was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Peoria to Curtis and Helen (Rayburn) Morr. She married Jake Ingold on April 29, 1961, in Groveland. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2015. Surviving are one daughter, Angie Mason of East Peoria; two sons, Greg (Dawn) Ingold...
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John W. Roseberry

July 30, 1926 - April 2, 2016

MORTON - John W. "Bill" Roseberry, 89, of Morton, passed away at 3:56 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria. He was born July 30, 1926, in Sullivan, Ind., to Claude and Geneva (Hiatt) Roseberry. He married Helen Whitmore on July 28, 1946 in Sullivan, Ind. She preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 2000. Surviving are his daughters, Claudia (Roseberry) Brown of...
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Nancy A. Wage

September 27, 1952 - March 31, 2016

METAMORA - Nancy A. Wage, 63, of Metamora, a Christian who went home with her Lord, passed away at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at her home.She was born Sept. 27, 1952, in Ellijay, Ga., to Cavit and Lola (Jones) Hawkins. She married Sherman Wage on June 26, 1989, in Mackinaw. Surviving are her husband of Metamora; two daughters, Lisa (Tom) Pelfrey of Wasilla, Alaska, and Jeri Evans of...
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Clarice J. Carriere

January 17, 1923 - March 29, 2016

MORTON - Clarice J. Carriere, 93, of Morton, formerly of Madison, Wis., passed away at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at her home.She was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Moline, Ill., to Arthur and Gladys (Hughes) Bicknell. She married Conrad J. Carriere on Sept. 19, 1951, in Moline. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2004. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Bicknell; and two...
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Joseph E. Connick

March 23, 1960 - March 27, 2016

MORTON - Joseph E. "Joe" Connick, 56, of Kirksville, Mo., formerly of Morton, passed away at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his home.He was born March 23, 1960, in New Orleans, La., to James Paul Jr. and Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Connick. He married Linette McHenry on Oct. 8, 2005, in East Peoria.Surviving are his wife, Linette Connick of Kirksville, Mo.; two sons, Jay Michael (Jessica) Venable...
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Flora M. Peterson

October 16, 1928 - March 24, 2016

Morton - Flora Mae Peterson, 87, of Morton, passed away at 1:32 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Atkins, Ark., to Archie and Naoma (Darter) Whorton. She married Samuel Edwin Peterson on April 30, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2011. She also was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Peterson;...
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Lura A. Perry

August 8, 1931 - March 21, 2016

East Peoria - Lura A. Perry, 84, of East Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, at ManorCare at Riverview in East Peoria.She was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Homer, Ill., to Ray W. and Ruby (Johnson) Peters. She married Robert G. Perry on Oct. 1, 1950, in Urbana, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1986. She also was preceded in death one brother, Richard...
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Lura A. Perry

August 8, 1931 - March 21, 2016

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Faith F. Pennington

May 19, 1938 - March 18, 2016

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Jo Schmidgall

August 19, 1921 - March 15, 2016

Morton - Jo Schmidgall, 94, of Morton, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Lafayette, Ind., to Alfred Sr. and Maybelle (Dudleston) Jolly. She married Albert Schmidgall on Dec. 1, 1939, in Morton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1997. She also was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Sue...
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Colleen S. Hecht

October 27, 1937 - March 14, 2016

Morton - Colleen S. Hecht, 78, of Morton, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016, at Morton Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Frankford, Mo., to Leo N. and Gladys (Ellis) Hecht. Surviving are four sisters, Imogene "Imy" Miller of Morton, Doris (Bob) Lillard of Durham, Mo., Joyce Russell of Burlington, Iowa, and Dorothy (Francis) Foubester of...
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Hilda A. Roberts

April 29, 1942 - March 12, 2016

Morton - Hilda A. Roberts, 73, of Morton, passed away at 9:22 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center ER, in Peoria. She was born April 29, 1942 in Mcleansboro, Ill., to Everett and Leathie (Austin) Allen. She married Ora Roberts on Sept. 18, 1962, in Bartonville, Ill. Surviving are her husband, Ora Roberts of Morton; two daughters, Monique (Don) Schlipf of...
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Margaret A. Allen

January 26, 1936 - March 11, 2016

East Peoria - Margaret A. Allen, 80, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:03 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Jan. 26, 1936, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Edward and Winifred (Harrison) Kendzora. She married Rolland Allen on Aug. 1, 1981, in Omaha, Neb. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2003. She was also preceded in death by one brother. Surviving...
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Ronald E. McCuskey

February 19, 1944 - March 10, 2016

Morton - Ronald E. "Ron" McCuskey, 72, formerly of Morton, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Lewisville Medical Center in Lewisville, Texas. Born Feb. 19, 1944, in Peoria, to Emory L. and Eleanor V. (Goodale) McCuskey, he married Susan E. Eaton on Feb. 3, 1968. He is survived by his wife, Susan McCuskey of Lewisville, Texas; his children, Kristia (Dennis) Leyendecker and...
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Carol K. Ricketts

October 21, 1949 - March 7, 2016

Morton - Carol K. Ricketts, 66, of Morton, passed away at 11:38 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Oct. 21, 1949, in Belleville, Ill., to Henry and Dorothy (Soucy) Keck. Surviving are two sons, Matt Ricketts (Amy-lynn Fischer) of El Cerrito, Calif., and Mike Ricketts of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren, Rebekah and Nathaniel Ricketts; four...
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Charles L. Beatty

October 29, 1923 - March 5, 2016

East Peoria - Charles L. "Charlie" Beatty, 92, of East Peoria, died at 11:26 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Mt. Zion, Ill. He was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Cuba, Ill., to Hiram and Nellie (Shawgo) Beatty. He married Bernita Bump on Nov. 9, 1944, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2009. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Mary E. Beam...
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Maurice F. Farris

March 6, 1931 - March 3, 2016

Morton - Maurice F. "Morrie" Farris, 84, of Morton, passed away at 9:03 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a short illness. He was born March 6, 1931, in Peoria to Charles and Anna (Alwan) Farris. He married Patricia Frick on Jan. 6, 1967. Morrie was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; one brother, Anthony; two sisters, Esther and...
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Connie C. Elling

August 26, 1963 - March 3, 2016

Morton - Connie C. Elling, 52, of Morton, passed away at 1:27 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Aug. 26, 1963, in Peoria to Thomas and Billie (Harvey) Carter. Surviving are one son, Austin Elling of Green Valley; and two sisters, Lynn Akerberg of Lawrence, Kan., and Cindy Carter of Naples, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents. ...
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Cassie Allen

January 11, 1988 - February 26, 2016

Pekin - Cassandra Renea "Cassie" Allen, 28, of Pekin, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Jan. 11, 1988, in Peoria to Donald and Dawn (Zehr) Allen. Surviving are the love of her life, Rob Chism of Pekin and her two children, Lyla and Liam; her father, Don (Paula) Allen of Bloomington; her mother, Dawn (Paul) Barnes of...
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Gene Dennis

April 13, 1932 - February 26, 2016

Morton - Burell Eugene "Gene" Dennis, 83, of Morton, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. He was born April 13, 1932, in rural Enfield, Ill., to William and Bessie (Hosick) Dennis. He married Rosa Lee McMahon on Nov. 15, 1952, in Mount Vernon, Ill. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2007. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and...
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Jeffery C. Welch

November 3, 1954 - February 22, 2016

Morton - Jeffery C. Welch, 61, of Morton, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at his home. He was born Nov. 3, 1954, in El Paso, Texas to Dwayne and Rachel (Waner) Welch. He married Barbara Peterson on Aug. 6, 1981, in Peoria. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Welch of Morton; his mother, Rachel Knock of Peoria; two sons, Justin Welch and Scott Welch, both of Morton; two...
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