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

Joyce E. Shackelford

March 19, 1954 - December 13, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Joyce Ellen Shackelford, 63, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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William Gardiner

February 3, 1942 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ William Gardiner, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Oscar M. Irby

October 15, 1924 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Oscar Morgan Irby, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his home. Born October 15, 1924 in Marion, Ohio to Charles and Virgie Lee (Pickett) Irby, he married Wilma Elizabeth Smith on August 4, 1945 in Pekin.  She died January 9, 2016 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters and four brothers. Surviving are two sons,...
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Byron J. Oesch

October 13, 1929 - December 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Byron J. Oesch, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2917 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Doris L. Porter

September 3, 1924 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Doris Louise Porter, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born September 3, 1924 in Bremerhaven, Germany to Ernst and Christine (Henrikson) Kieck, she married Howard Russell Porter on January 24, 1948 in Pekin.  He died December 27, 1961 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother, Emma Hahn, who...
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Eugene W. Lord

March 12, 1930 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Eugene William “Gene” Lord, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:31 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born March 12, 1930 in Tremont to William and Ida (Kemp) Lord, he married Mary Lou Smith on June 12, 1952 in Pekin.  She died September 30, 2017 in Morton.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, one in infancy and Millie Everett and two...
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Phyllis N. Hawkins

August 14, 1933 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Naomi Hawkins, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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James L. McCree

March 19, 1956 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ James Lavern McCree, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home.
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Margaret Penning

January 12, 1936 - December 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Margaret Penning, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Hallmark House Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.
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David J. Hughes

October 8, 1964 - December 8, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ David Joseph Hughes, 53, of East Peoria, passed away at 2:24 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria Born October 8, 1964 in Peoria to David and Rebecca (Collom) Hughes, he married Karen Casey in 1988 in Hannibal, Missouri. Surviving are his father, David (Linda) Hughes of Pekin; his mother, Rebecca Westhafer of Morton; two sons, Adam Hughes of...
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Donna J. Quinley

January 11, 1931 - December 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donna Jean Quinley, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Naomi R. Zuklic

September 7, 1914 - December 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Naomi R. Zuklic, 103, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Mardell Manor in Pekin. Born September 7, 1914 in Pekin to Ralph and Nettie (Carpenter) Seelye, she married George W. Volk on December 8, 1932 in Green Valley.  She later married John Zuklic on April 19, 1959 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died March 22, 2013 in Pekin.  Also preceding...
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Naomi R. Zuklic

September 7, 1914 - December 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Naomi R. Zuklic, 103, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Mardell Manor in Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 
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Joel Broughton

July 29, 1972 - December 5, 2017

PEORIA ~ Joel Broughton, 45, of Peoria, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Thomas Potts

March 7, 1943 - December 5, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Thomas “Tom” Jefferson Potts, 74, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville. Born March 7, 1943 in Cocoa Beach, FL to Joseph Richard and Beryl T. (Counterman) Potts, he married Connie D. Mudd on August 16, 1990 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Shelley (David)...
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Judith A. Borcherding

August 8, 1941 - December 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Judith A. Borcherding, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin in the Emergency Room.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory.  
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Deloris Joan Ingram

September 27, 1932 - December 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Deloris Joan Ingram, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Snyder Village Health Center in Metamora. Born September 27, 1932, in South Pekin to Oscar Virgil and Minnie Mae (Lord) Dorsey, she married Robert Lyle Ingram on Dec. 17, 1950 in Pekin. He died October 8, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Cecil,...
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Gary Vachon

September 19, 1948 - December 4, 2017

PEORIA ~ Gary Joseph Vachon, 69, of Peoria, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Gary was born September 19, 1948 in Hambleton, WV to Gilford F. and Louise T. (Haddix) Vachon.  He married Mary Sue Crusen on January 24, 1981 at Sacred Heart Church in Peoria. She died Christmas Day, December 25, 2003 in Peoria. He was also preceded...
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Judith A. Eldert

September 14, 1922 - December 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Judith A. Eldert, 95, of Pekin, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Born September 14, 1922 in Pekin Judy was a devoted daughter to Charles and Grace (Bonino) Carlier, Jr.  She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Eldert, Jr. on June 10, 1944 in Pekin.  He died...
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Carol John

August 5, 1934 - December 3, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Carol Grace John, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. She was formerly of Pekin. Born August 5, 1934 in Peoria to Cecil O. and Florence M. (DePrato) Parrott, she married William S. Potter, they later divorced. She later married Armand P. John on May 15, 1993 in Peoria. He died July 26, 1998 in Pekin. She...
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David W. Eitenmiller

February 25, 1954 - December 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ David W. Eitenmiller, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 3:33 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home. Born February 25, 1954 in Pekin to Arthur W. and Berniece (Chitwood) Eitenmiller, he married Andrea Pauley on April 5, 1980 in Pekin.  From this union were born one son, Dustin W. Eitenmiller of Pekin and two daughters, Shanda Eitenmiller of Pekin and Kassandra Eitenmiller of...
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Virginia Pumphrey

November 2, 1924 - December 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Virginia M.A. Pumphrey, 93, of Pekin, passed away and made her final journey at 8:53 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born November 2, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to William S. and Gladys L. (Cox) Tresh, Sr., she first married Thomas E. Bramham, Sr.  She later married John W. Pumphrey.  He died May 13, 1962.  She also was preceded in death by two sons,...
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Steven John Sisler

April 8, 1948 - November 30, 2017

GROVELAND ~ Steven John Sisler, 69, of Groveland, passed away at 8:56 a.m. on November 30, 2017 at Hardin County General Hospital Emergency Room. Born April 8, 1948 in Peoria to John Wayne and Rosemary (Klassert) Sisler, he married Leona Susan Holden on June 6, 1981 in Peoria County.  She passed away January 4, 2011 in Groveland.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one...
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Gordon J. Hocker

July 29, 1930 - November 30, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gordon Jeremiah Hocker, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born July 29, 1930 in Colchester to Thomas Clayton and Flora Irene (Harpe) Hocker, he married Violet M. Tyler on June 6, 1965 in DeKalb, Illinois.  Surviving are his daughter, Denise Hocker of Pekin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded...
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Mary F. Bowman

April 6, 1935 - November 29, 2017

TREMONT ~ Mary Francis Bowman, 82, of Tremont, passed away at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Pekin Manor.
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Homer Fowler

April 1, 1941 - November 29, 2017

MINIER ~ Homer Fowler, 76, of Minier, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin.
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Sharon L. Nunn

July 3, 1944 - November 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sharon Louise Nunn, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born July 3, 1944 in Sand Ridge to Norman and June Magdalene (Reames) Raines, she married Phillip Nunn in 1981 in Pekin.  He passed away September 20, 2014.  Her parents also preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Cheryl (Howard) Kimmel of Pekin...
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Guyneth E. Neikirk

April 18, 1924 - November 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Guyneth Elinor Neikirk, 93, of Pekin, formerly of Forest City, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born April 18, 1924 in Havana to Guy and Cora (Akridge) Howell, she married Marvin Neikirk on March 23, 1941 in Forest City where she resided until moving to Pekin after her husband’s death in 2012.  She also was...
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Eleanor A. Thorne

September 17, 1927 - November 26, 2017

PEORIA ~ Eleanor Ann Thorne, 90, of Peoria, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 
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Eleanor A. Thorne

September 17, 1927 - November 26, 2017

  PEORIA ~ Eleanor Ann Thorne, 90, of Peoria, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 
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Charlotte Allan

June 30, 1938 - November 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charlotte Ann Allan, 79, of Pekin, passed away at noon, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born June 30, 1938 in Canton to Herbert Nelson and Ethel Marie (Norton) Dodge, she married Dale Knapp in 1956 in Galesburg. They later divorced. She then married Warren Allan in Chicago. He died July 16, 2015 in California. She was also preceded in death by her...
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Shirley M. Hilst

October 18, 1927 - November 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Shirley Mae Hilst, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 5 a.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born October 18, 1927 in Helena, Montana, she married Robert Hilst on February 14, 1946 in Tacoma, Washington.  He preceded her in death.   Surviving are two sons, Gary (Donna) Hilst of Green Valley and Ronald (Mary) Hilst of Pueblo, Colorado; four grandchildren and several...
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Robert E. Reber

November 29, 1930 - November 24, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Robert Everett “Bob” Reber, 86, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:59 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 29, 1930 in Taylorville to Everett and Gladys Reber, he married Rose Marie Hathaway on February 1, 1950 in Hillsboro.  She died July 7, 2009 in Mapleton.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; two...
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Maureen J. Bushong

October 11, 1936 - November 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Maureen Joan Bushong, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 6:31 a.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born October 11, 1936 in Pekin to August and Cecile (Everett) Wendland, she married Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Bushong. He died October 31, 1991 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Travis Martinez and two sisters, Pat Tutwiler and Winifred...
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Mark L. Sours

August 2, 1967 - November 22, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mark Lyn Sours, 50, of Pekin, passed away at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 2, 1967 in Pekin to Donald Larry and Yolanda “Loni” (Maquet) Sours, he married Linda Watson on March 7, 1998 in Pekin. Surviving are one daughter, Natalie Sours of Pekin; one son, Brandon Prang of Bartonville; one brother, Dirk Sours...
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Jackie R. Garner

October 29, 1949 - November 22, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jackie R. Garner, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at her home. Born October 29, 1949 in Peoria to Ray and Agnes (Hornsby) Hurt, she married Cleatius Garner on April 19, 1991 in East Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jackie “Sis” Hammer of Peoria and Agnes “Lulu” Garner of Elmwood; one son, Cleatius ...
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Shirley Wade

June 3, 1934 - November 21, 2017

PEKIN ~ Shirley Ann Wade, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born June 3, 1934 in Pekin to Charles and Anna (Schmidt) Davis, she married Stanley Wade on September 3, 1965 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Rae Wade of Manitou Springs, Colorado; one step-son, Troy (Judy) Wade of...
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Russel R. Robards

January 16, 1942 - November 20, 2017

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Russel Raymond “Russ” Robards, 75, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:18 p.m. Monday November 20, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born January 16, 1942 in Wheeler, IL to Harry and Opal (Lytle) Robards, he married Sheila Kralman on November 26, 1966 in Effingham.  They were married one week short of 51 years.  She survives. ...
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Fonzie D. Rayburn

November 15, 1956 - November 20, 2017

CANTON ~ Fonzie Dale Rayburn, 61, of Canton, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home.  He was formerly of Wyoming, IL. Born November 15, 1956 in Kewanee to Jesse and Norita (Hollis) Rayburn, he married Brenda Conarro.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Tony (Michelle) Rayburn of Washington; six grandchildren; one sister, Dee (Chris) Moldenhauer of Pekin;...
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Kenneth W. Ahten, Sr.

March 27, 1939 - November 18, 2017

HOPEDALE ~ Kenneth William Ahten, Sr., 78, of Hopedale, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born March 27, 1939 in Peoria to William and Martha (Lescher) Ahten, he married Margaret Marie Spracklen on July 2, 1967 in Pekin.  She died December 30, 2005 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald...
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Bobby W. Gore

May 19, 1932 - November 17, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Bobby Wayne Gore, 85, of Morton, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton.  He was formerly of Glasford. Born May 19, 1932 in Cypress to John Wayne and Mary Agnes (Henard) Gore, he married Lorene Mae Tomevi on May 20, 1951 in Glasford.  She died August 6, 1980.  He later married Elizabeth Barker on October 23,...
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Cora F. Belk

April 25, 1940 - November 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Cora F. Belk, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at her residence.
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William J. Meyer

January 25, 1937 - November 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ William Joseph “Bill” Meyer, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.
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Gary D. Simpson

May 8, 1961 - November 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gary Dean Simpson, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home. Born May 8, 1961 in Pekin to Loyd T. and Viva (Harper) Simpson, he married Anna M. “Missy” Pearce on October 11, 2006 in Monticello, Kentucky.  She survives. Also surviving are his son, Derek (Libby) Simpson of Tampa, Florida; his bonus children, Kiersten Barron of Des...
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Tina Crooks

February 22, 1965 - November 14, 2017

PEORIA ~ Tina Denise Crooks, 52, of Peoria, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home. She was born February 22, 1965 in Peoria to Clarence and Pearlie Mae (Jackson) Crooks, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Montray Crooks and one sister, Linette Crooks. Tina is survived by four siblings, Woodrow (Agnes) Crooks, Derek Crooks, Clarence Crooks and...
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Harold Lewis

July 23, 1930 - November 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Harold Hover Lewis, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center – Riverview in East Peoria. Born July 23, 1930 in Rolla, MO to Robert H. and Carrie Belle (Beddoe) Lewis, he married Linda Lou Boyer on April 18, 1954 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Ann (Dan) Lyle of Normal; one son, Robert David ...
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Lena E. Rapp

January 1, 1922 - November 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lena E. Rapp, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born January 1, 1922 in Pekin to Henry and Annetta (Weber) Rapp.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by one sister and one niece, Donna Glenn, whom she helped raise. Lena was a housekeeper until 1954 when she went to...
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Jackie D. Creech, Jr.

September 7, 1963 - November 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jackie D. Creech, Jr., 54, of Pekin, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Pekin. Born September 7, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Jack D., Sr. and Wilma (Cornett) Creech, he married his high school sweetheart, Kimberly J. Gregory, on January 17, 1981 at McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are his parents of North Pekin; one...
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Donald Ray McKnight

November 19, 1956 - November 10, 2017

PEORIA ~ Donald Ray "Dee" McKnight, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 in Peoria.
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Donald McKnight

November 19, 1956 - November 10, 2017

PEORIA ~ Donald McKnight, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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James A. Strahota

February 4, 1964 - November 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ James A. Strahota, 53, of Pekin, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 
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Phyllis A. Morsch

November 3, 1935 - November 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Phyllis Ann Morsch, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 4:39 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 3, 1935 in Peoria to Gerald Lee and Amelia M. (Rockett) Allen, she married Nick Robert Morsch on September 4, 1954 in North Pekin.  He died August 14, 2001.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mark Morsch; son...
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Brenda L. Schwinn

January 11, 1965 - November 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Brenda Lynn Schwinn, 52, of Pekin, passed away at 10:51 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at her home. Born January 11, 1965 in Peoria to Thomas J. and Darlene (Chaney) Orrick II, she married Edward Schwinn on August 27, 1995 in Pekin.  He survives.   Also surviving are one son, Connor Schwinn of Pekin; one brother, Doug (Kelly) Orrick of Pekin; one niece and several nephews....
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Glenda Lowder

May 19, 1937 - November 8, 2017

  BARTONVILLE ~ Glenda Fay Lowder, 80, of Bartonville, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Pekin.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born May 19, 1937 in Clinton to William and Ruth (Martin) Gregory, she married Frank Lowder.  He survives. Also surviving are her five children, Randy Garmann of Pekin, Kerry (Kathy) Garmann of Sunnyland, Loni (Kevin) Hieser of...
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Linda G. McBride

May 18, 1948 - November 7, 2017

PEORIA ~ Linda G. McBride, 69, of Peoria, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Stella M. Menne

February 19, 1940 - November 7, 2017

PEKIN ~ Stella Mae Menne, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her home.
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Wilma Vogel

December 24, 1929 - November 6, 2017

MANITO ~ Wilma Vogel, 87, of Manito, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born December 24, 1929 in Pekin to H. Lee and Oreata (Maus) Davis, she married Ernest A. Vogel on November 7, 1948 in Pekin.  He died July 6, 1994 in Manito.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Joshua Bernshausen and one sister, Norma Von...
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Curtis L. Latham

February 28, 1964 - November 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Curtis Lee Latham, 53, of Peoria, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1964 in Maricopa County, Arizona to Vernon Coy and Blanche Elizabeth (Price) Latham. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Robert J. Thornhill

March 16, 1994 - November 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robert James Thornhill, 23, of Pekin, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home. He was born March 16, 1994 in Peoria.  Surviving are his mother, Stephanie (Thurmond) Thornhill of Pekin; Bob Stith who helped raise him; wife, Kortnie Nelson of Pekin; one daughter, Preslie Thornhill of Pekin; one brother, Terry Harms of Pekin; two sisters, Shealynn (Jon) Schoon and...
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Cindi J. Flannery

March 6, 1957 - November 4, 2017

PEORIA ~ Cindi Jo Flannery, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the emergency room at Unity Point Health – Proctor in Peoria. She was born March 6, 1957 in Peoria to Lloyd Florent and Dorothy Lee (Willock) Bastien.  Her father preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Katherine Flannery of Peoria; one son, Michael Flannery of Peoria; her...
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Shirley H. Paris

June 7, 1933 - November 4, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Shirley Norine Paris, 84, of East Peoria and Forsyth, MO, passed away at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 7, 1933 in Peoria to Harold and Willa (James) Hewitt, she married Orval Paris on February 13, 1955 in Peoria.  He survives.   Also surviving are five daughters, Kathi Lehman of Eureka, Nancy (Bob) Dunaway of...
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Michael J. Bollegar

March 15, 1953 - November 3, 2017

BELLEVUE ~ Michael J. Bollegar, 64 of Bellevue, passed away at 9:54 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born March 15, 1953 in Pekin to William and Stella (Burch) Bollegar, he married Alice Morris in February of 1979 in Manito. Surviving are two sons, Will (Naomi) Bollegar of Bellevue and Joshua (Katie) Bollegar of Forest City; two daughters, Vanessa...
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JoAnn D. Schelly

March 27, 1930 - November 3, 2017

PEORIA ~ JoAnn Drew Schelly, 87, of Peoria, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 27, 1930 in Chicago to Lester and Susan (Brakey) Drew, she married Dr. Robert Schelly on May 10, 1949 in Chicago.  He died August 3, 2008 in Peoria.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter, Suzanne Hopkins on August 15,...
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Ashton Michael Ray Schuck

October 11, 2017 - November 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Ashton Michael Ray Schuck, 22 days, of Pekin, passed away at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin in the Emergency Room. Ashton was born October 11, 2017 in Pekin to Sandra Kay Schuck and Dylan Ky Hartwell. Surviving are his parents of Pekin; one sister, Ally Marie Hartwell Schuck of Pekin; his grandparents, Jonathon & Erica Schuck, Melissa Hartwell...
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Patrick J. Hauck

September 2, 1976 - November 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Patrick James Hauck, 41, of Pekin, passed away at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Peoria. He was born September 2, 1976 in Pekin to Paul and Cathy (Roach) Hauck.  Surviving are his mother, Cathy Hauck of Pekin; his father, Paul Hauck of Pekin; one sister, Lisa (Brian) Lee of Washington; his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Roach of Pekin; one half-sister, Kimberlyn Schech of...
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Gustave DuPage, Jr.

January 8, 1928 - November 2, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gustave “Gus” DuPage, Jr., 89, of Pekin, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care Center in Pekin. Born January 8, 1928 in Tovey to Gustave, Sr. and Irene (Baillieu) DuPage, he married Verna Fels. Surviving are his three children, Brad (Nery) DuPage, Michelle Tilstra, and Troy DuPage, all of Pekin; six grandchildren, Brooke ...
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Betty J. Moses

May 16, 1926 - November 1, 2017

Pekin ~ Betty J. Moses, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Born May 16, 1926 in Malone Township, Tazewell County to Elmer and Hazel M. (Harms) Crawford, she married Charles K. Moses on June 22, 1944 in Boise, Idaho.  He passed away on September 24, 1995 in Morton, IL.  She was also preceded in death by her...
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Dean D. Gibbs

February 22, 1931 - November 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dean D. Gibbs, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home. Born February 22, 1931 in Wayne County, Iowa to Clarence and Wilda (Walmer) Gibbs, he married Helen McCune on January 13, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was happily married for 66 years.  She survives.   Also surviving are one son, Douglas D. (Claudia) Gibbs of Lincoln, Nebraska...
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Michael G. Jakoby III

December 30, 1937 - November 1, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael George Jakoby, III, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. Born December 30, 1937 in Peoria to Michael George and Doretta Johanna (Sutton) Jakoby, Jr., he married Ida Louise Neavear on January 9, 1965 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Michael (Susan) Jakoby, IV of...
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Erva Logan

November 29, 1940 - October 31, 2017

MANITO ~ Erva Jean Logan, 76, of Manito, passed away at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born November 29, 1940 in Monmouth to Creed Dewey and Olive Evelyn (Ross) Roark, she married Michael D. Logan on June 6, 1970. He died February 26, 2007 in St. Louis, MO. She was also preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. Surviving are three sons, Joseph Roark...
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Cheryl Schmitt

October 31, 1938 - October 30, 2017

GLASFORD ~ Cheryl Anne Schmitt, 78, of Glasford, passed away at 7:58 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born October 31, 1938 in Beardstown to Gerald and Martha Maxcine (Stone) Woods, she married Willard J. Schmitt on January 16, 1960 in Glasford. He died May 22, 2017 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Darlene...
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Charles Carlock

January 11, 1938 - October 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles E. Carlock, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 8:26 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2917 at his home.
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Xoie Wright

October 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017

WEST PEORIA ~ Xoie Lynn Marie Savonne Wright, infant daughter of Jailey Wright and Joseph Clark was stillborn at 7:15 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Xoie is survived by her mother of West Peoria; her father of Peoria; maternal grandmother, Margery Wright of West Peoria; three aunts, Jelise Wright and Jocelynn Wright, both of West Peoria and Caressa...
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Richard L. Sloneker

November 8, 1928 - October 27, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Richard Lee “Dick” Sloneker, 88, of South Pekin, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home. Born November 8, 1928 in Congerville to Herbert and Elsie (Irons) Sloneker, he married Donna Lee Gent on November 27, 1948 in Pekin.  She died May 27, 1996.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Christopher Gossage; one brother...
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Josef M. Bloomberg

May 21, 1957 - October 26, 2017

NORMAL ~ Josef Michael Bloomberg, 60, of Normal, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Thursday October 26, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born May 21, 1957 in Kewanee to James and JoAnn (Carlson) Bloomberg, he married Suzanne Sauers on March 15, 1977 in Ottawa, they later divorced.  After his father’s death in 1959, he was adopted and raised by John Williams.  He was...
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Carmen M. Null

August 12, 1933 - October 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carmen Marie Null, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 2:57 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
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Grace E. Stovall

November 28, 1941 - October 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Grace Stovall, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Per Grace's wishes, there will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Patricia L. Miller

October 26, 1955 - October 23, 2017

LOGAN COUNTY ~ Patricia Lynn Miller, 61, of Logan County, went to be with Jesus at 11:56 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at her home after a seven- year battle with cancer. Born October 26, 1955 in Pekin to Don and Ruth (McClary) Durbin, she married Robert B. Miller on March 31, 1972 in North Pekin. Patricia is survived by her husband of 45 years; her parents of Pekin; two daughters, Angela ...
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Alfred Abbott

September 20, 1949 - October 21, 2017

WEST PEORIA ~ Alfred Dewey Abbott, 68, of West Peoria, passed away at 7:29 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home. He was born September 20, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia to Dewey and Anna Mae (Hilton) Abbott. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Anna Mae De Lasso of North Pekin and one brother, Scott Foust of North Pekin. Alfred was a Vietnam Veteran of the...
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Sandra S. Davis

July 8, 1944 - October 20, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sandra Sue “Sandy” Davis, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at her home. Born July 8, 1944 in Hillsboro to John and Ida Louise (Tobermann) Boyd, she married Wayne M. Davis on August 12, 1967 in Vandalia.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Steve (Lisa) Davis of Spring Lake; two grandsons, Zachary Davis of Portland, OR and Coleman Davis...
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Dorothy J. Berkley

April 13, 1932 - October 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Berkley, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Morton Villa Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Morton. Born April 13, 1932 in Decatur to Elmer and Opal (Hunt) Davenport, she married Lloyd Joseph Berkley on February 1, 1969 in Decatur.  He died July 7, 2005 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death are her parents...
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Kathleen S. Carpentier

December 15, 1946 - October 15, 2017

MORTON ~ Kathleen Sue “Merdl” Carpentier, 70, of Morton, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence. Born December 15, 1946 in Peoria to John and Doris (Day) Howland, she married Kenneth Melvin “Kenny” Carpentier on December 10, 1977 in Chillicothe.  He passed away April 7, 2013 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents...
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Gloria J. Grandy

February 6, 1948 - October 14, 2017

MANITO ~ Gloria Jean Grandy, 69, of Manito, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on February 6, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio to Willie and Marcia (Smith) Grandy.  They preceded her in death Gloria is survived by Debra Dwyer, her life partner of 38 years; one daughter, Brenda Lutschg and one granddaughter, Paige Wilk...
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Helen McDuff

August 21, 1926 - October 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Helen McDuff, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Thomas S. Scranton

April 24, 1950 - October 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Thomas Scott Scranton, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  He went home to be with his Lord and Savior.
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Michael L. Donovan

September 3, 1947 - October 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Lee Donovan, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home. He was born September 3, 1947 in Peoria to Albert and Edith (Blankenship) Webelhuth, he was raised by Edith and Harold Argene Donovan.  His parents and one brother, Steven Donovan preceded him in death.  Surviving are three daughters, Shari (Tom) Fultz of Pekin, Kristi (Douglas)...
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Iva A. Pulis

June 4, 1937 - October 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Iva Ann “Ivy” Pulis, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born June 4, 1937 in Highland, MO to Vincent and Marie (Whistler) Prost, she married Robert N. Pulis on January 25, 1986 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Patty (Brett) Rien of Corinth, TX; one son, Don (Connie) Gisi of Cocoa, FL; four...
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Norman E. Hill

June 10, 1934 - October 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Norman Edward “Norm” Hill, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born June 10, 1934 in Pekin to Donald and Jeanette (Strojan) Hill, he married Deanna Morgan on June 23, 1962 in Peoria.  She survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Heidi (Douglas) Legel of Pekin; three grandchildren,...
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Bentley James Thurman

July 9, 2017 - October 10, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Bentley James Thurman, three-month-old son of Timothy Paulsgrove, Jr. and Danielle Clelland of East Peoria, passed away at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Bentley was born July 9, 2017 in Peoria. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandfather, Brian Clelland of Peoria; paternal grandparents, David and...
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Michael S. Claspille

January 11, 1962 - October 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Sean Claspille, 55, of Pekin, passed away at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. Born January 11, 1962 in Saint Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Jackie and Mary (Granger) Claspille.  He married Sandra Lynn Schurman on May 15, 2000 in Springfield, Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Mary Claspille...
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Jackie W. Thompson

February 27, 1949 - October 8, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jackie Wayne “Jack” Thompson, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 7:19 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 27, 1949 in Mapleton to Alfred Joseph and Sidney Madge (Bonebrake) Thompson, he married Nancy J. Eisler on April 8, 1972 in Hinsdale.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Amy Thompson of Pekin; one son, Andrew ...
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L. Christine Nordvall

October 13, 1940 - October 8, 2017

PEKIN ~ Lois Christine Nordvall, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 6:24 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Morningside, of Pekin with her children at her bedside.
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Henry W. Cvik, Jr.

July 20, 1931 - October 7, 2017

PEKIN ~ Henry William “Bill” Cvik, Jr., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born July 20, 1931 in Peoria to Henry and Ruby (Fletcher) Cvik, Sr., he married Helen Fernandez on February 10, 1955 in New York City.  She survives.  Also surviving are one son, Steven (Marty) Cvik of Troy; three daughters, Theresa (Rick) Vogel of Pekin...
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Robert Bonzai Bee

September 5, 2003 - October 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robert Bonzai Bee, 13, of Pekin, was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 in Pekin. He was born September 5, 2003 in Peoria to Robert Joseph Bee, Jr. and Lisa Kimberly McCall. He was preceded in death by his father on March 8, 2017 in Peoria; maternal grandfather and paternal grandfather. Surviving are his mother, Lisa of Auburn; two brothers, William Bee and Jeffery McCall...
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Dale L. Goyen

June 17, 1928 - October 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Dale L. Goyen, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. Born June 17, 1928 in Brereton to Harold and Mary (Williams) Goyen, he married Wilma D. Lindzey on June 25, 1950 in Canton.  She died November 20, 1977 in Havana.  He later married Lois (Heater) Wilcoxen on August 5, 1978 in Havana.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Randy ...
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Michael Hieser

December 2, 1946 - October 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Michael Hieser, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home.
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Doris C. Mitzelfelt

August 12, 1916 - October 4, 2017

Doris Cecelia Mitzelfelt, age 101, of Apopka, Florida, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at her residence.  She was formerly of East Peoria and Pekin. Born August 12, 1916 in Forest City to Roscoe Russell and Metha Eliza (Ehlers) Pulling, she married Adolph E. Mitzelfelt on May 14, 1933.  He died February 1, 1981.  She also was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Imogene Snook

July 16, 1940 - October 4, 2017

WARNER ROBINS ~ Imogene Ruth Gettings Snook, 77, of Warner Robins, GA, formerly of East Peoria, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was born on July 16, 1940 in Essex, Missouri to Matthew Daniel and Ellen Polen Gettings. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sons, Christopher and Chucky Snook. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Vicky Snook of...
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Mildred Jean Lowe Kohlbacher

September 27, 1932 - October 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mildred Jean Lowe Kohlbacher, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care in Pekin. Born September 27, 1932 in Woodland, Missouri to Leo Truman and Anna Mildred (Bittleson) Foster, she married Marion Ray Lowe on December 24, 1951 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She later married Kenneth Karl Kohlbacher on September 15, 1985 in Pekin....
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Merle Dodson

July 19, 1924 - October 3, 2017

EAST PEORIA~ Merle Franklin Dodson, 93, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born July 19, 1924 in Gridley to Gilbert Elmon and Violet Bernadine (Gregory) Dodson.  Merle left his family farm in Lexington at the age of 27 to marry Rosemary Elizabeth Rahn on August 18, 1951 in Peoria.  They purchased a...
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