Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

At Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes in Pekin and Creve Coeur, we have a mission... a mission of quality service that is reflected in everything we do. When families come to us for funeral or cremation services, they feel comfortable in expressing their wishes and discussing the options available to them. That's because it's all about family at Preston-Hanley. We are so devoted to the families we serve, we offer services for pets as well.

You can be sure that you will receive the utmost professional care from Preston-Hanley. We personally make the decisions that affect the standard of service we provide. Each of our seven funeral directors is licensed and experienced. We maintain the highest standards with careful attention to every detail. Each and every person on our staff plays an integral part in maintaining our reputation for personal attention and excellence in service.

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Our Obituaries

Bonita L. Lyman

September 4, 1946 - August 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Bonita Lynn Lyman, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. She was born September 4, 1946 in Peoria to Melvin and Dorothy (Saylor) Mason.  Her parents preceded her death. Surviving are three sons, Shane (Stephanie) Tassart of Burbank, CA, Shannon Tassart of Spring Hill, TN and Shandal (Cristy) Tassart of Pekin...
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Lucille A. Prince

June 29, 1920 - August 20, 2017

WASHINGTON ~ Lucille Amelia Prince, 97, of Washington, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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Stephen G. Frevert

June 19, 1950 - August 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Stephen George Frevert, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born June 19, 1950 in Bloomington to George Franklin and Wilhelmina Louise (Kath) Frevert, he married Rose Marie Gallatin on June 10, 1972 at Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Capt. Gregory A. Frevert, serving...
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Judith A. Bundy

October 24, 1938 - August 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Judith Ann “Judy” Bundy, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 6:03 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Pekin Manor. Born October 24, 1938, in Benton, IL to Robert and Margaret Lee, she married Herschel E. Bundy on December 15, 1956, in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Aprile (Jim) Smith of Pekin and Ginger (Anthony) Patterson of Peoria; two sons, Timothy...
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Ryan N. Fields

August 10, 2017 - August 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ryan Nathaniel Fields, five-day old son of Darien and Katherine Fields passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; maternal grandparents, Jim and Dianna Barton of Pekin; paternal grandparents, Jennifer and Sarah Fields of Morton; maternal great-grandparents Martin and Barbara Barton of Plano, TX and...
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Raymond Daniel

January 28, 1918 - August 14, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Raymond Earl Daniel, 99, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center-Riverview in East Peoria. He formerly lived in Creve Coeur for 62 years. Born January 28, 1918 in Beardstown to William Peter and Mable (Brown) Daniel, he married Earlene L. Stevens on December 14, 1941 in Hannibal, MO. She died April 27, 2004 in East Peoria. He...
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Frances L. Talbott

August 26, 1929 - August 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Frances Louise Talbott, 87, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Florida.  Frances was formerly of Pekin and Manito. Born August 26, 1929 in Tazewell County to Harley and Cora (Hinkel) Wallinger, she married Clifford V. Talbott in 1948. She was preceded in death by Clifford, her parents, three sisters, Pauline,...
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David E. Putt

October 13, 1952 - August 12, 2017

CUBA ~ David E. Putt, 64, of Cuba, passed away unexpectedly at 12:48 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home.  He was formerly of Canton. Born October 13, 1952 in Canton to Charles W. and Leola (Bishop) Putt, Sr., he married Dondra L. DeMichele on January 9, 1998 in Lewistown.  She survives. Also surviving are four children, Nikki M. Swift, Joshua Putt, Derek DeMichele and Justin...
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Valerie Grant

June 5, 1958 - August 12, 2017

WYOMING ~ Valerie Ann Grant, 59, of Wyoming, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her home. Born June 5, 1958 in Galesburg to Robert and Lorraine Milroy, she married Michael E. Grant on February 20, 1982 in Wyoming. He survives. Also surviving are her father, Robert Milroy of Wyoming, three daughters, Jamie (John) Samuels of Golden CO, Amanda (David) Zimmerman and Hannah (Austin...
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John L. Dunn

December 7, 1954 - August 11, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ John Leslie Dunn, 62, of North Pekin, passed away at 9:03 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home.  Born December 7, 1954 in Peoria to Lee and Mildred (Dwyer) Dunn, Jr., he married Starla Yates on January 19, 1974 in Creve Coeur.  She survives. Also surviving are his father of Metamora; one son, Jason (Stephanie Hunsicker) Dunn of Peoria Heights; one daughter Brittany ...
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Rebecca Sorensen

June 7, 1957 - August 11, 2017

GROVELAND ~ Rebecca Lynn Sorenson, 60, of Morton, formerly of Groveland, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at Morton Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morton.
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Cherrie M. Mooningham

December 29, 1953 - August 11, 2017

MORTON ~ Cherrie May Mooningham, 63, of Morton, passed away at 4:56 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 29, 1953 in Christopher, IL to John and Joyce (Summers) McKemie, Jr., she married Everett Mooningham on August 20, 1977 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Emily Mooningham of Morton; 2 sisters, her twin sister...
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Jason S. Wrigley

June 26, 1969 - August 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jason Samuel Wrigley, 48, of Pekin, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was formerly of Galesburg and Peoria. He was born June 26, 1969 in Racine, Wisconsin to Samuel W. and Phyllis Janet (Koch) Wrigley. Surviving are his mother, Phyllis J. Wrigley of Pekin; a sister-in-law, Kathie Johnson of Pekin; a nephew, Brandon (Amy...
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Delbert W. Estes

June 24, 1935 - August 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Delbert W. Estes, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 7:06 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Born June 24, 1935 in Manito to Andrew Lee and Edna Mae (Martin) Estes, he married Mary Louise Hasty on November 15, 1952 in Fort Madison, Iowa.  She passed away March 25, 2007 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; five...
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William J. Hibbetts

August 5, 1959 - August 10, 2017

HAVANA ~ William Julius Hibbetts, 58, of Havana, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home.  He was born August 5, 1959 in Havana to William Junior and Wanda (Otto) Hibbetts.  His mother, of Havana survives.  Also surviving are three sisters, Cindy (John) Havens of Lewistown, Suzanne Hibbetts and Charity (Jason) Kit, both of Havana and two brothers, John...
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Mari A. Harris

October 22, 1965 - August 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mari Ann Harris, 51, of Pekin, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born October 22, 1965 in Peoria to George I. and Rita Lynette (Walker) Barger, she married Brad Harris on April 12, 1996 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Reta Reckers of Pekin and Christina Gibson of Canton; two sons, Mark Gibson and Bradley...
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Michael A. Winstead

December 1, 1946 - August 8, 2017

MORTON ~ Michael Allen “Mike” Winstead, 70, of Morton, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born December 1, 1946 in Maryville, Tennessee to Rev. J.D. and Verna Dorothy (Millsaps) Winstead.  His parents preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Winstead, who he married on May 25, 1974 in Pekin; one son, Ryan (Erin...
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LaVonne I. Garrett

July 9, 1940 - August 8, 2017

GLASFORD ~ LaVonne I. Garrett, 77, of Glasford, passed away at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 
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Gerald N. Thompson

March 8, 1950 - August 8, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gerald Nathan "Rusty" Thompson, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Care in Springfield.
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Jessica Alred

December 21, 1992 - August 8, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jessica Marie Alred, 24, of Pekin, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born December 21, 1992 in Pekin to Damon and Tammy (Brown) Alred. Surviving are her mother Tammy Brown of Pekin; her father, Damon Alred of Pekin; two sons, Mason and Rexston McClister, both of Pekin; one sister, Candice Boldt of Pekin; paternal...
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C. Ivan Martin

October 14, 1937 - August 7, 2017

MANITO ~ C. Ivan Martin, 79, of Manito, passed away at 8:07 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born October 14, 1937 in Pekin to Clyde Everett and Laura (Emmons) Martin, he married Carmen Curto, they divorced. He later married Mary Ann Counterman in January, 1971. She died September 26, 2016 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Gina Wood and...
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Dorothy L. Mulligan

April 24, 1926 - August 7, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Dorothy Louise (Newlun) Mulligan, 91, of North Pekin, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at her home. Born April 24, 1926 in Pekin, she was the daughter of Denny and Amanda (Simpson) Jones, she married Clarence Earl Newlun on March 12, 1946 in Pekin.  He died November 9, 1979.  She later married Harold E. “Gene” Reaves on January 30, 1982 in Pekin...
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Jennifer L. Harris

April 25, 1972 - August 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jennifer Lee Harris, 45, of Pekin, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home.
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Lucy E. Borsch

September 12, 1922 - August 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lucy Elizabeth Borsch, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria. Born September 12, 1922 in Hartford, Connecticut to Antonio J. and Maria (Pianto) Crespan, she married Bill Robert Borsch on June 8, 1946 in Pekin.  He died April 29, 2014 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lena Ives and...
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Daniel R. Nichols, Jr.

February 12, 1979 - August 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Daniel Roy “D.J.” Nichols, Jr., 38, of Pekin, passed away at 5:33 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. He was born February 12, 1979 in Pekin to Daniel Roy and Jody Kay (Cornwell) Nichols.  Surviving are his mother, Jody Cornwell of Peoria Heights; five children, Kayla Nichols, Braydyn Nichols, Adayln Nichols, and...
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Julia Rainville

December 27, 1973 - August 3, 2017

MASON CITY ~ Julia Irene Rainville, 43, of Mason City, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at her home. Born December 27, 1973 in Pekin to Wayne S. and Patricia A. (Bader) Hagen, she married Daniel Rainville on October 20, 1992 in Jacksonville, NC. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Nicholas Rainville of Mason City; one daughter, Taylor Rainville of Mason City; her parents of...
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Penelope Quigley

August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Penelope Antoinette Quigley, infant daughter of Courtney Test and Jesse Quigley, was stillborn at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Penelope is survived by her parents of Pekin; three brothers, Nikolai, Maximus and Oliver Kelley, all of Pekin; maternal grandmother, Angela Russell of Boise, Idaho; maternal grandfather, Gene Test of East...
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Donna March

July 22, 1951 - July 31, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donna Lynn March, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born July 22, 1951 in Pekin to Nelson Eugene and Margaret Mary (Valentine) Sea, she married James N. March on April 22, 2006 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mandy Hull of Pekin and Andrea (David Sheetz) Hull of Peoria; one step...
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Susan M. Caudle

February 4, 1970 - July 31, 2017

WASHINGTON ~ Susan Marie Caudle, 47, of Washington, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born February 4, 1970 in Pekin to Eugene Charles “Gene” and Betty (Delahunt) Starcevich, she married Paul E. Caudle on July 17, 1993 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Morgan Marie Caudle; two sons, Chase Eugene...
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Charles J. Ehrett

August 7, 1926 - July 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles Ehrett, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 7:54 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Born August 7, 1926 in Pekin to Charles and Jessie (VanNattan) Ehrett, he married Wilma Jean Adcock on June 1, 1947 in Creve Coeur.  She passed away in 2008.  He also was preceded in death by his son, Charles “Chick” Ehrett and two brothers....
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Thomas J. Alberts, Sr.

July 15, 1946 - July 30, 2017

PEORIA ~ Thomas Jerome “Tom” Alberts, Sr., 71, of Peoria, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born July 15, 1946 in Peoria to George and Edna (Stetler) Alberts, he married Janice Richards on July 22, 1967. Surviving are three children, Cindi (Rodney) Koehl of Trivoli, Tommy (Connie) Alberts, Jr. of Bellevue and Stacy ...
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Mary E. Compton

July 27, 1926 - July 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary Ellen Compton, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:36 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. Born July 27, 1926 in Canyon City, Colorado to Ralph and Elsie Faye (Hoopengarner) Hayes, she married Louis Vernon Compton September 28, 1947 in Lawrence County, Indiana.  He passed away August 7, 2012 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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Phyllis E. Williams

July 25, 1935 - July 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Eileen Williams, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 5:54 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Kimberly Thomas

October 26, 1967 - July 27, 2017

MANITO ~ Kimberly Ann “Kim” Thomas, 49, of Manito, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home. Born October 26, 1967 in Pekin to Kenneth D. and Betty Ann (Chism) Hale, she married Aaron Thomas on June 11, 1988 in Manito.  He survives. Also surviving are her father and stepmother, Ken and Ruth Hale of Eva, Tennessee; one sister, Lynn (Tim) Saettler of East...
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Ralph Fergus

September 24, 1940 - July 27, 2017

CANTON ~ Ralph Fergus, 76, of Peoria, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Sharon Healthcare Elms in Peoria.  He was formerly of Canton. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin
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Diana L. Hoyle

April 21, 1958 - July 27, 2017

PEKIN ~ Diana L. Hoyle, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center at Riverview in East Peoria. Born April 21, 1958 in Pekin to Eugene and Marilyn (Blackburn) Hilst, she married David Hoyle in 1974 in Pekin.  He preceded her in death.  She also was preceded in death by her father and two brothers. Surviving are her mother, Marilyn...
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Gary G. Chandler

September 7, 1952 - July 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gary Gene Chandler, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Pekin.
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Dorothy J. Schneider

January 13, 1917 - July 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dorothy J. Schneider, 100, of Pekin, passed away at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at her home. Born January 13, 1917 in Bement to James and Sylvia (Howard) Olinger, she married Frank Edwin Schneider on August 10, 1935 in Bartonville. He died August 5, 2005 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and four sisters.         ...
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Mary Lou Liescheidt

February 14, 1933 - July 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary Lou Liescheidt, 84, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born February 14, 1933 in Galesburg to Herman and Tillie (Lohnes) Stockert, she married Robert Liescheidt on September 2, 1956 in Pekin.  He died January 7, 2000 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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Colleen M. Corey

October 2, 1931 - July 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Colleen Marie Corey, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Robyn Wertz

July 14, 1963 - July 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robyn Renee Wertz, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 11 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born July 14, 1963 in Pekin to Bobby and Sharon R. (Finley) Bushong, she married William D. Wertz on May 2, 2009 in Groveland. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kara (Joe) Smith and Shelby (Eric) Wagemann, both of Pekin; one son, Jacob Wertz of Pekin;...
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Georgia M. Driver

February 22, 1934 - July 22, 2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Georgia Mae Driver, 83, North Pekin, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center at Riverview in East Peoria. She was born February 22, 1934 in Beech Grove, Arkansas to Eldon Roberson and Maudie (Walker) Roberson Koelling.  She married Marvin Driver on November 6, 1952 in Pekin.  To this union two sons were born, Douglas and David....
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Layla Jackson

July 20, 2017 - July 20, 2017

PEORIA ~ Layla Nakita Redd Jackson, infant daughter of Brianna Anderson and De’Sean Jackson, Sr., was stillborn at 5:21 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are five brothers, Demerius Hobson, Thomas Malone, Jr., Bre’Sean Jackson, De’Sean Jackson, Jr., and Daetrionn Jackson all of Peoria; three sisters, Chriz’Shae Williams...
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John L. Barwick

October 20, 1932 - July 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ John L. Barwick, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Fondulac Rehab and Healthcare in East Peoria. Born October 20, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky to John C. and Mary B. (Lewis) Barwick, he married Joan E. Powers on March 2, 1974 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Kim Smith of Roseburg, Oregon, Dori Smith of Pekin, Christy ...
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Gary H. Hamm

June 5, 1933 - July 18, 2017

PEORIA ~ Gary Homer Hamm, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born June 5, 1933 in rural Schuyler County to Clifton “Jack” and Nelda (Cluney) Hamm.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Henry “Hank” Barth. Surviving are two sons, Mitchell (Melinda Tortat) Hamm of Peoria...
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Rosemary E. Peacock

February 18, 1948 - July 18, 2017

PEKIN ~ Rosemary Elaine Peacock, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 18, 1948 in Peoria to Claire Wilbur and Mary Louise (Tortate) Clark, she married Wade LeRoy Peacock on June 22, 1968 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn (Joseph, Jr.) Hoerr of Pekin and Janelle (Robert)...
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Penny Wood-Rusterholz

February 21, 1962 - July 18, 2017

PEKIN ~ Penny Sue Wood-Rusterholz, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 21, 1962 in Keokuk, IA to Hufford Thomas and Iva Jeanette (Stark) Gibson, she married Robert Rusterholz on June 26, 2004 in North Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are her father of Louisiana; two daughters, Amy (Michael) Mallery of Pekin...
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Laurita J. Ross

May 8, 1960 - July 17, 2017

PEORIA ~ Laurita Jean Ross, 57, of Peoria, passed away at 8:44 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born May 8, 1960 in Peoria to James L. and Irma R. (Morris) Ross. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Danny Brown. Surviving are one daughter, Kamilah Ross of Peoria and three brothers, Dale (Cami) Ross of Peoria, Tim (Helen) Ross...
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Everett L. Juhl

February 15, 1931 - July 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Everett Leroy Juhl, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 7:52 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin. Born February 15, 1931 in Delavan to Richard and Vada (Van Dyke) Juhl, he married Adda Robertson on May 8, 1951 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He later married Alice Haynes on October 12, 1984 in Potosi, Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Melody...
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Mary L. Hohimer

March 5, 1939 - July 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary Louise Hohimer, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 11:18 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home. Born March 5, 1939 in Mapleton to Eugene John and Hazel Elizabeth (Reader) Irving, she married Gerald Dean Hohimer on May 9, 1997 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are five children, Johnette Collins of Delavan, John (Tracy) Collins, Jr. of South Pekin, Joe (Marlene) Collins of...
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Rita A. Filker

October 16, 1947 - July 16, 2017

YATES CITY ~ Rita Ann Filker, 69, of Yates City, passed away at 7:12 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. She was born October 16, 1947 in Norris City to Harry and Dorothy (Allen) Blake. Surviving are three sons, Clinton (Mona) Spires of Yates City, Terry (Staci) Spires of London Mills, Bill (Mona) Spires of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one daughter, Crystal (Joey...
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Darrell D. Frisby

June 30, 1967 - July 16, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Darrell Dean Frisby, 50, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home.
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Samantha M. Markum

June 15, 1993 - July 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Samantha Marie Markum, 24, of Pekin, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 in Peoria. She was born June 15, 1993 in Peoria to James R. and Angela (Sellers) Markum. Surviving are her parents, Jim and Angie Markum of Pekin; two brothers, Britt Markum of Peoria and Blake Markum of Pekin; one niece, Aliza; her grandparents, Sally Markum of Pekin and Arthur Sellers, Sr. of East...
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Norita M. Hermeling

November 1, 1937 - July 13, 2017

Norita Merline Hermeling, 79, of Pekin, formerly of Centralia passed away on July 13, 2017 at her home in Pekin. She was born the daughter of Dale Wilson and Mae Minnie (Thurston) Hollis on November 1, 1937 in Kewanee. She married Wilbert Hermeling on July 16, 1990 in Paducah, Ky. He preceded her in death in 2002. Norita is lovingly survived by her children, Denise Moldenhauer and husband Chris...
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Charlene J. King

September 15, 1933 - July 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charlene J. King, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 12:24 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home. Born September 15, 1933 in Pekin to Charles and Myrtle (Dutterar) Boldt, she married John D. “Jack” King on August 5, 1951 in Pekin.  He died November 20, 2010 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, two which were infancy. Surviving...
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Penny Lynn Massoth

October 8, 1956 - July 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Penny Lynn Massoth, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home.
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Berndine L. Robinson

November 20, 1926 - July 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Berndine Lea Robinson, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 7:06 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home. Born November 20, 1926 in New Columbia, Illinois to Hugh and Myrtle Lea (McGinnis) Hutchison, she married Clarence Lyndal Robinson on December 28, 1945 in Simpson.  He died January 22, 2007.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two great-granddaughters; three brothers,...
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Douglas A. Nimmo

December 9, 1954 - July 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Douglas Arnold Nimmo, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 6:03 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist.
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Elijah R. Bikai

March 11, 1999 - July 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Elijah Ryan “Eli” Bikai, 18, of Pekin, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. He was born March 11, 1999 in Peoria to William Joseph and Michele Lynn (Sprague) Bikai.  Surviving are his parents of Pekin; three brothers, Brandon (Savana) Bikai, Benjamin Bikai and his twin, Gabriel Bikai, all of Pekin; five nieces and nephews, Dalton Bikai, Jalynn...
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John E. Beck

April 6, 1932 - July 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ John Ernest Beck, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 8:06 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his residence. Born April 6, 1932 in Cincinnati Township, Tazewell County to Elmer George and Erna Elizabeth (Heilman) Beck, he married Bonnie Kay Claton on November 2, 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Green Valley.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Lisa (Scott) Burgess of...
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Virgil C. Warden

November 4, 1933 - July 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ Virgil Charles “Buck” Warden, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. Born November 4, 1933 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Elmer and Alma Helen (Ousley) Warden, he married Darlene Joan (Purdy) Moore on April 18, 1970 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two step-sons, Ronald (Angela) Moore of Duncan, Arizona and Dennis (Donna)...
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Judith J. Card

January 9, 1941 - July 6, 2017

PEORIA ~ Judith J. Card, 76, of Peoria, passed away ay 10;08 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at her residence. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Thomas W. Bennett, Jr.

August 11, 1966 - July 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Thomas Walter Bennett, Jr., 50, of Pekin, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He was born August 11, 1966 in Pekin to Thomas Walter and Linda L. (Stewart) Bennett. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; two daughters, Kira N. Bennett of Cross Plains, Texas and Breanna L. (Joey) Estes of Pekin; one son, Thomas Walter Bennett, III...
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Charlotte E. Skreber

April 22, 1923 - July 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charlotte Emma Skreber, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin. Born April 22, 1923 in Panama, Illinois to Wilbur Irvin and Lydia Mabel (May) Ash, she married William Skreber on October 4, 1942 in University City, Missouri.  He died on April 27, 1994 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one brother; two...
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Gary Lonkar

July 21, 1952 - July 5, 2017

PEORIA ~ Gary Lee Lonkar, 64, of Peoria, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Sharon Health Care Willows in Peoria. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Corey W. Bragg, Jr.

June 24, 2017 - July 3, 2017

BARTONVILLE ~ Corey William Bragg, Jr, infant son of Crystal Boyer and Corey William Bragg, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Cora Ann Jacobs

August 30, 1945 - July 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Cora Ann Jacobs, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by her family. Cora was born on August 30, 1945 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to James and Arbell (Buchanan) Marshall.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She was the oldest of six children.  Cora was known to most by her middle name, Ann...
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Teresa A. Poehlman

November 19, 1969 - July 2, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~  Teresa Ann (Gruber) Poehlman, 47, of East Peoria, passed away at 6:46 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017 in rural McLean County. She was born November 19, 1969 in Peoria to Terry Eldon and Paulette (McClain) Gruber.  Her mother preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Ryan Ritchie of Houston, Texas and Paul Hohulin of Nevada; one daughter, Christine Riggenbach Roush of...
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Jeremiah M. Rist

July 2, 2017 - July 2, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jeremiah Montgomery Rist, infant son of Montgomery “Monte” and Danica (Gentry) Rist was stillborn at 11:38 p.m. Sunday July 2, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are his parents of Peoria; four sisters, Tiffany Rist of Florida, Baylee Gentry of Illinois and Jasmine and Kennadi Rist, both of Peoria; three brothers, Monte and Brandan Rist, both of...
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Marshawn White

July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2017

PEORIA ~ Marshawn White, infant son of LaToya Crowder and Eric White was stillborn at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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David P. Berardi

August 18, 1940 - July 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ David Perry Berardi, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Peoria. Born August 18, 1940 in Pekin to Philip Albert and Priscilla Blanche (Hart) Berardi, he married Barbara Ann Trueblood on March 8, 1969 in Macomb.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Christopher (Misty) Berardi of Pekin and Michael (Crystal) Berardi of...
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Michael J. Gollon

January 24, 1963 - July 1, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Michael J. Gollon, 54, of Glasford, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 24, 1963 in Peoria to John and Pat (Martin) Gollon. Surviving are his parents of Glasford; one brother, Jeff (Cheryl) Gollon of East Moline; one sister, Kelli Geier of Glasford; two nephews, Cody (Erin) Geier of Morton and Kyle Gollon of East...
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Gladys E. Taylor

July 12, 1926 - June 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gladys Elizabeth Taylor, 90, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 6:34 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born July 12, 1926 in Morton to George and Ella Jane (Shields) Fischer, she married Philip Leitner.  She later married Kenneth Taylor.  He preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; two...
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Debra J. Edenburn

August 20, 1951 - June 29, 2017

EDWARDS ~ Debra J. Edenburn, 65, of Edwards, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She was born August 20, 1951 in Gridley to Lewis and Bernice (Slagell) Yergler. She married Michael G. Edenburn on September 20, 1975 in Peoria.  He survives.  Also surviving are three sons, Kevin Edenburn and Andrew (Kimberly) Edenburn both...
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Jane Wallenfang

June 21, 2017 - June 27, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jane Rachel Wallenfang, 6 days old of Peoria, passed away at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in her mother’s arms and went to be with her Savior at 1:25 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.   Jane was born on June 21, 2017 in Peoria, IL to Thomas Joseph III and Laura (Ringenberg) Wallenfang.  Jane’s name means “God’s gracious gift.”...
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Alice M. Trueblood

July 13, 1926 - June 24, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alice Marie Trueblood, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born July 13, 1926 in Fayette County to Earl Leland and Addie Murl (Beck) Weaver, she married Paul Edward Trueblood on August 14, 1946 in Hammond.  He died July 10, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Debbie...
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Phyllis Booe

June 2, 1925 - June 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Joyce Booe, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 5:24 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home. Born June 2, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of Fred and Edith Marie (Flanders) Osborne.  She married Walter Eugene Booe on July 14, 1945.  He died June 18, 2004 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charlie Booe; one sister, Peggy...
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Peggy Johnson

December 17, 1941 - June 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Peggy Taylor Johnson, 75, of Springfield, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her daughters’ home in Pekin. She was born December 17, 1941 in Ft. Pillow, TN to Sam E. and Ernestine (Stephens) Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Johnson and 12 brothers and sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Robin (Gary) Gardner and Trudy (James)...
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Laurin V. Bennett

July 28, 1943 - June 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ Laurin Vaughn “Lonnie” Bennett, 73, of Pekin, passed away unexpectedly at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He was born July 28, 1943 in Bloomington to John and Mary (Hayes) Bennett.  His parents preceded him in death. Lonnie met Iris Scott on a blind date and five weeks later were married on November 11, 1966 at Trinity...
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Nicholas Kim Joesting

December 12, 1980 - June 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Nicholas Kim “Nick” Joesting, 36, of Pekin, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born December 12, 1980 in Peoria to Kim D. and Christine Ann (Rinaldi) Joesting, he married Katrina Leali in 2007 in Peoria. Surviving are his parents, Kim and Chris Joesting of Pekin; two sons, Remington Joesting and River Joesting, both of Peoria; three brothers,...
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Donna K. Rollins

January 19, 1944 - June 18, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donna Kate Rollins, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born January 19, 1944 in Mason City to John F. and Rose Lee (Hamm) Killion, she married Hoover F. Rollins on January 20, 1990 in Pekin. He died August 17, 2001 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents. A homemaker, Donna had also worked as a Private...
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David D. Vickers

May 27, 1962 - June 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ David Drew Vickers, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.
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Patricia Hodges

January 9, 1955 - June 16, 2017

PEORIA ~ Patricia Anne Hodges, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 4:14 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Randall Eades

January 8, 1952 - June 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Randall Eades, 65, of Pekin, formerly of Morton, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Lainey Jo Ledger

May 20, 2017 - June 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lainey Jo Ledger, infant daughter of Brandon and Kelsey (Phillips) Ledger of Pekin, passed away at 10:14 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Lainey was born May 20, 2017 at OSF St. Francis. Surviving are her parents of Pekin; one sister, Ryleigh Ledger; her grandparents, Larry and Sandy Phillips, Ron and Linda Ledger, all of Pekin and Barb ...
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Randy R. Cox

October 25, 1954 - June 15, 2017

PEORIA ~ Randy R. Cox, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at UnityPoint Health –Methodist in Peoria.
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Frances A. Wood

February 13, 1933 - June 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Frances Ann Wood, 84, of Pekin, went to be with our Lord and Savior at 1:02 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home.   She was formerly of Marquette Heights. Born February 13, 1933 in Morris to Harold and Helen (Long) Wilkinson, she married the love of her life, Glen W. Wood on September 29, 1951 in Morris.  He died June 11, 2017.  She was also preceded in death by...
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James R. Sharp

January 29, 1959 - June 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Richard “Jim” Sharp, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home. He was born January 29, 1959 in Stuttgart, Germany to Richard Runshe and Edith (Spengler) Sharp.  Surviving are two daughters, Ashlee (Benjamin Becker) Sharp and Whitney (Wesley Garrard) Sharp, both of Pekin; his mother, Edith Leschinski of Tungental, Germany; two...
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Richard E. Hoyle

July 11, 1944 - June 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Richard Ernest Hoyle, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
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Rodger D. Lenox

April 9, 1937 - June 14, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Rodger Dean Lenox, 80, of South Pekin, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Alberta L. Hoak

August 3, 1937 - June 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alberta L. Hoak, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Aperion Care in Bloomington. Born August 3, 1937 in Pekin to Joseph and Jessie (Shay) Phillips, she married Paul L. Hoak, Sr. on November 5, 1955 in Pekin.  He died July 21, 2007 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rebecca Umholtz; three brothers, Joe, Ralph...
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James A. Ashbaker

January 9, 1961 - June 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Alan Ashbaker, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 9, 1961 in Pekin to Harold E. and Rose M. (Culp) Ashbaker. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; one brother, William E. (Mary) Ashbaker of Pekin; two nephews, Christopher (Jessica) Ashbaker and Michael Ashbaker, both of Pekin; two nieces, Cathryn (Sam) Smith of Easton and...
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Ted W. Beever

June 26, 1979 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ted Wallace Beever, 37, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home. He was born June 26, 1979 in Peoria to Ted Wallace and Charlene A. (Monroe) Beever. Surviving are his mother, Charlene Cottingham of Creve Coeur; father and step-mother, Ted and Jeri Beever of Pekin; two daughters, Sierra D. Beever of Pekin and Kayleigh M. Beever of Florida; one son, Damien L....
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Sandra D. McDaniel

February 1, 1963 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sandra D. McDaniel, 54, of Pekin, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born February 1, 1963 in Rosiclare to Charles Norman and Betty Sue (Reed) McDaniel. Surviving are her father, Charles N. McDaniel of Marquette Heights; one son, Charles E. McDaniel of Marquette Heights; four grandchildren, Kaylynn, Joshua, Lyliann and Allie and...
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Alan R. Lemons

August 1, 1960 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alan R. Lemons, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at his residence. Alan was born August 1, 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona to Laray S. and Darla J. (McHenry) Lemons. Surviving are his parents, Laray and Darla Lemons of Lawton, Oklahoma; one son, Dylan Laray Lemons of Pekin; a sister, Robin (Stewart) Valentine of Elgin, Oklahoma; a nephew, Spencer (Hannah) Valentine...
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Sandra Wilhelm

September 25, 1946 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sandra Kay Wilhelm, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at her home. Born September 25, 1946 in Manito to Herbert I. and Frances (Sanmann) Schappaugh, she married Ray Goolsby on June 5, 1965. They later divorced. She then married Larry M. Wilhelm on September 24, 1995 in Pekin. He died August 25, 2015 in Lamar, CO. She was also preceded in death by her parents;...
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Janet S. Dahl

November 26, 1957 - June 12, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Janet Sue Dahl, 59, of East Peoria, passed away at 5:56 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at her home. She was born November 26, 1957 in Peoria to Carl and Edith (Roberts) Morris. Her parents and one sister, Brenda preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Nauman of East Peoria; one son, Timothy Dahl of Homosassa, Florida; six grandchildren, Timothy, Abigail, Patrick,...
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Betty West

July 20, 1930 - June 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Betty June West, 86, of Colleyville, Texas, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 2:22 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas. Born July 20, 1930 in Benton, Illinois to William and Leona (Glenn) Fisher, she married Joseph Edgar West on September 20, 1952 in Benton. Surviving are three sons, Donald (Karen) West of Colleyville, Texas, James ...
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Ella M. Milligan

August 24, 1933 - June 11, 2017

DELAVAN ~ Ella Marie Milligan, 83, of Delavan, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her home. Born August 24, 1933 in Kirkwood to William and Lois (Welch) Simmons, she married Jimmy “Jim” Milligan on December 19, 1953 in Tacoma, WA. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Denise Koetter of Pekin; one son, David (Kelly) Milligan of Galesburg; five grandchildren,...
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Glen W. Wood

August 5, 1928 - June 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Glen William Wood, 88, of Pekin, went to be with our Lord and Savior at 8:27 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was formerly of Marquette Heights. Born August 5, 1928 in Morris to Elvin and Lorene (Campbell) Wood, he married Frances Ann Wilkinson on September 29, 1951 in Morris.  She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Thomas (Claudia) Wood...
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