Our Obituaries

Connie Jean Walker

October 27, 1947 - January 28, 2018


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Nancy Ann Herman

August 4, 1936 - January 28, 2018

Peoria,Nancy Herman, 81, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.She was born August 4, 1936 in Roanoke, IL to Ben P. and Martha (Schott) Martin. She married Howard Lee Herman May 27, 1956 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Roanoke. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Annabelle Blunier. Surviving are her husband Howard of...
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Russell E. Platt

June 3, 1932 - January 23, 2018

Russell "Russ" E. Platt, 85, of West Peoria, passed peacefully Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at OSF Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 3, 1932 in Vermont, IL to Edward and Sarah (Bohannon) Platt. They preceded him in death. He married Betty Bair March 3, 1957 in Vermont, IL. She survivesAlso surviving are their two children, Michael E. (Genia) Platt of West...
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Keitha M. Shurtz

August 1, 1947 - January 21, 2018

Keitha M. Shurtz, 70, of East Peoria, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home in East Peoria.She was born August 1, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Keith and L. Ruth (Good) Jones. They preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband Gene Shurtz of East Peoria, two sons, Scott (Rhea) Shurtz of Cedar Rapids, IA and Jeff (Emily) Shurtz of Corydon, IN, her mother Joan Jones, two brothers Glen...
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Ethel M. Prall

August 17, 1915 - January 19, 2018

Ethel M. Prall, 102, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Whiting, NJ, passed away Friday morning, January 19, 2018, at home with her loving family by her side.She was born August 17, 1915, the daughter of Thomas A. and Susan DuPree Moore. Ethel married Horace G. "Duke" Prall in Suffern, NY in 1936.Ethel was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. A licensed landscape gardener, she was also a member of the...
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Mary K. LaHood

April 6, 1951 - January 13, 2018

Mary K. LaHood, 66, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, surrounded by her family. She was born April 6, 1951 in Peoria, IL to Anthony and Martha (Couri) LaHood . She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Kenneth LaHood. Surviving are five siblings, Tony LaHood Jr. of Peoria, Carol (Ron) Walster of Bartonville, Dennis P. (Kathleen)...
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Vivian Jane Frank

November 19, 1923 - January 6, 2018

Vivian Jane Frank, 94, of Peoria passed away at 10:55 am Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Lutheran Hillside Village.She was born November 19, 1923 in Trivoli, IL the daughter of Russell and Zepha Baggs DuMars. She married Paul Frank on November 1, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1981.Vivian is survived by two sons Chris (Debi) Frank of Peoria, and Steve (Karen) Frank of Dunlap; seven grandchildren,...
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Abigail Effie Gore

November 10, 1922 - January 5, 2018

DUNLAP - Abigail Effie Gore, 95, of Dunlap, left this earth to be with her beloved husband in heaven on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Unity Point Health Proctor Hospital in Peoria IL.Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 13 at Davison - Fulton - Woolsey - Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Herath...
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Joseph Tony

October 30, 1922 - January 5, 2018

Joseph P. Tony, 95 of Peoria passed away at Proctor Hospital in Peoria on January 5, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of Peoria spending his last few years at Buehler Home.He was born to Tony and Mary (Michael) John on October 30, 1922 in Peoria IL.Joseph attended Manual Training High School in Peoria and graduated in 1940. Upon completion of high school he joined the United States Army Airforce...
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Terry C. Pallman

March 28, 1947 - January 4, 2018

Terry C. Pallman, who recently moved to Peoria, IL, went home to heaven to join his mother and father on January 4th, 2018. Terry was born on March 28th, 1947 to Clinton and Loma Pallman in Dayton, Ohio.He is survived by his sister, Darlene Violet, brother-in-law Dr. James Violet, nephew, Matt Violet, niece, Dr. Meredith (Dr. Evan) Lagouros and two grand nieces. Terry had a stroke early in life...
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Joanne Blundell Kern

November 20, 1926 - January 3, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Joanne Blundell Kern announces her passing, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the age of 91. From her birth in Peoria, IL, on November 20, 1926, until the time of her death, she graced her family and friends with her compassionate nature and wonderful sense of humor.A life-long resident of Peoria, Joanne married Rudolph Kern on July 13, 1945 and he...
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Melvin G. Dewey

January 26, 1934 - January 2, 2018

Dr. Melvin G. Dewey, 83, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born on January 26, 1934 in Leroy, Illinois to Chester and Mary (Stahley) Dewey. He married Laura Childress-Conroy on August 2, 1975 in Peoria, Illinois. She survives.Also surviving are 10 children, Kim (Debra) Conroy of Dacula, Georgia, Theresa (Mark) Headley of Germantown Hills, Illinois,...
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Roberta J. Binkele

August 2, 1925 - January 2, 2018

Roberta "Bette" J. Binkele, 92, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.Bette was a twin born August 2, 1925 to Henry and Emma (Gerst) Binkele. She was preceded in death by her parents and 13 siblings.Surviving is her twin brother, Robert G. (Bernetta) Binkele of Peoria and many nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. Bob and Bernetta have...
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Phyllis Joann Moore

July 15, 1933 - December 28, 2017

Phyllis "Joann" Moore, age 84, of Peoria and Tazewell Counties, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. at the Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.She was born July 15, 1933 in Peoria to Herbert and Marcella (Sniff) Widdows. She married Burrel Moore on June 8, 1951 in Peoria. He passed away December 27, 2002 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter,...
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Leonard Dean Brown

July 16, 1927 - December 27, 2017

Leonard Brown, 90 of Peoria passed away at 12:40pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Manor Court in Peoria. He was born July 16, 1927 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Carlton and Nellie Stought Brown. He married Eleanor Monier on November 11, 1956. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2015.Leonard is survived by two sons; Steven C. Brown of Pompano, FL and Thomas A Brown of West Allis, WI; also...
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Charles Laurence Flagg

February 21, 1941 - December 27, 2017

Charles Laurence Flagg, age 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend will be missed dearly. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Grandview Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Peoria, Illinois where he resided.Charlie began his life in Portland, Maine where he was born on February 21, 1941, to Floyd and Pauline (Floyd) Flagg, who preceded him in death....
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Janet D. Wagner

December 16, 1934 - December 22, 2017

Jan Wagner, 83, of Peoria, IL passed gracefully into Heaven on 22 December, surrounded by her family, after complications from a hemorrhagic stroke at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Center in Peoria. Jan was born late on a snowy December 16, 1934 to Russell and Inis Romine at their rural farmhouse in Downs, IL. Doc Williams was summoned by horseback through the storm. Jan was the 7th of 15 Romine...
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Linda Annette Jensen

August 12, 1949 - December 17, 2017

Linda Annette Jensen, age 68, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:58 p.m. at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria. She was born August 12, 1949 in Muscoda, Wisconsin to Samuel and Eunice (Smith) Walker. She married Michael James Jensen on May 27, 1972 in Boscobel, Wisconsin. He passed away July 7, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Survivors include...
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Bernadine Jalovec

May 23, 1932 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, IL.
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Shirley A. Garzee

April 21, 1935 - December 14, 2017

CREVE COEUR - Shirley A. Garzee, age 82, of Creve Coeur passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, IL.Shirley was born on April 21, 1935, in Peoria to Opal Cornwell Wood.She was preceded in death by her mother; stepfather, Joseph Wood; husband, Melvin Garzee; and sons, Ronald and Randy Jay.A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Shirley is...
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Jacqueline A. Scogin

April 5, 1959 - December 10, 2017

Jacqueline A. "Jackie" Scogin, 58, of Peoria passed away at 1:45 PM on Sunday December 10, 2017 at Unity Point - Proctor Hospital in Peoria. She was born on April 5, 1959 in Peoria to Lloyd V. and Christina (Baysingar) Leason. She married Dale E. Scogin on June 7, 1980 in Pekin. He survives, along with three children Holly (Jeff) Brooks of East Peoria, and Bradley (Nicole) Scogin and Audrey (Josh...
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Stephen A. Goewey

April 21, 1927 - December 9, 2017

Stephen A. Goewey, age 90, of Chillicothe, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.He was born April 21, 1927 in Belleview, IL to Percy and Jessie (Smith) Goewey. He married Jessie Frank Nov. 23, 1947 in East Newborn, IL. She survives along with four sons: Stephen (Paula) Goewey of Tipton, IN, Kenneth (Debra) Goewey of Chillicothe, Andy ...
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Margaret Ann Holt

April 4, 1921 - December 8, 2017

Margaret A. Holt, age 96 of Peoria, IL passed way onDecember 8, 2017.Margaret A. Kretzschmar Holt was born at home in CozyValley, Mellen, WI, on April 4, 1921, to Oscar and Ella (née
Franke) Kretzschmar. She graduated from Mellen HighSchool in 1939.A true, original Rosie the Riveter, during World War ll,Margaret was employed as a welder for Cadillac Motors inDetroit, MI. She was an arc welder...
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Ruth Marie Chatham

May 2, 1928 - December 7, 2017

Ruth Marie Chatham, 89 of Peoria, passed away at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her residence.She was born May, 2, 1928 in Orleans, Indiana. The daughter of Delbert and Meida Hayes. She married Nelson Chatham on August 20, 1950.Ruth is survived by her husband of 67 years; one son, Gary Chatham of Peoria; one nephew, Richard Hayes of Salem, Indiana and one niece, Nancy Slone of Orleans,...
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Edward E. Flesburg

August 23, 1934 - December 5, 2017

Edward E. Flesburg, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 5:30 am, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, after a long battle with cancer.He was born August 23, 1934 in Varna, IL to Oscar and Edith (Norwood) Flesburg. He married Donna Stotler July 4, 1964 in St. Patrick Church in Camp Grove, IL.He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Mervin and DuWayne...
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Dolores Estelle Knauss

August 22, 1920 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, IL.
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Ronald Andy Wicks

August 11, 1980 - November 26, 2017

Andy Wicks, age 37, of Washington, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.He was born Aug. 11, 1980 in Springfield to Ronald and Ruth Ann (Klespitz) Wicks.Survivors include his mother and step-father, Ruth Ann (Gene Harter) Wicks of Bulpitt, IL, father and step-mother, Ron (Sylvia) Wicks of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Peoria, Andy’s fiancé,...
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Janet Lee Slatin

March 17, 1934 - November 24, 2017

Janet L. Slatin passed away in peace and embraced in love by her three daughters, two grandchildren and dear cousin at HonorHealth Scottsdale Medical Center on November 24th. A third generation Peorian, Janet had lived in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past 40 years. Known as "Nanny" to her grandchildren and their friends, and as "Aunt" by many lucky people around the world, Janet lived life with...
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Erika Lange

March 14, 1924 - November 22, 2017

Erika Lange, 93 of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 2:37 am on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Heartis Village in Peoria.She was born March 14, 1924 in Nienburg, Germany to Alfred and Helene (Ernst) Linsenbarth. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Herbert, one sister Irmgard Schaufert and one nephew Wolfgang Schaufert.Surviving are her three nephews, Jürgen Linsenbarth,...
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Thomas E. Northrup

December 31, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Thomas E. Northrup, 83, of Tampa, Florida, passed away peacefully from natural causes on November 16, 2017 in Dunedin, Florida. Tom was born in Peoria, IL to Harriet (Bockman) and Shelby Northrup who preceded him in death. Tom grew up in Chillicothe, IL, and was president of Northrup Oil Company and Norco Fuels. Tom is survived by loving sisters Geraldine (Dale) Lober and Christine Bollwinkle...
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Harold Damon Turley

December 7, 1930 - November 16, 2017

Harold D Turley, 86, of Peoria passed away at 9:51 pm Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.He was born in Chicago, the son of Harold and Elsie Forschler Turley. He married Barbara Ann Denham. She preceded him in death on January 21, 1991. He later married Janice Moody on April 25, 1992.Harold is survived by his wife of twenty-five years; two daughters,...
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Jeri Sue Groom

May 3, 1936 - November 10, 2017

Jeri Sue Groom, 81, formerly of Peoria and Henry, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017, at Heritage Healthcare Center in Chillicothe.She was born on May 3, 1936, in Waynesboro, TN, to Harry and Aileen (Dickey) Keeton. She married Wallace D. Groom Jr. on August 25, 1955, in Mississippi. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2015.Her parents and one brother, Jim Keeton, also preceded her in...
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Stephen Duggin Joyner

August 7, 1948 - November 8, 2017

Stephen "Steve" D. Joyner, 69, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Peoria.He was born August 7, 1948 in Mobile, AL to Embry Jesse and Hilda (Watson) Joyner. He married Sally Jo (Pruett) Thompson on August 6, 1978 in Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Embry Gerald Joyner. Surviving to cherish his memory is loving wife, Sally of Peoria, four sons...
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Thomas L. Kobler

February 19, 1953 - November 7, 2017

Thomas L. Kobler, age 64, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at 2:56 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by his family.He was born Feb. 19, 1953 in Peoria to Waldo and Helen (Tincher) Kobler. He married Barbara Ann Knaub June 25, 1976 in Peoria. He is survived by his beloved wife & best friend of 41 years, two daughters: Laurie Vaughan of Cave Creek, AZ,...
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Harry F. Whitaker

June 19, 1927 - November 5, 2017

Harry F. Whitaker, 90, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. Born on June 19, 1927 in Cynthiana, Kentucky to Sydney and Myrtle (Kerns) Whitaker; he married the former Mary Arlene Chandler on April 23, 1950 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.Surviving are his wife, Arlene, of Peoria; his sons, Gary (Becky) and Dan (Kim), all of Moline,...
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Delphine J. Scheffert

November 18, 1944 - October 26, 2017

Delphine “Del” J. Scheffert, 72, of Peoria died Thursday, October 26, 2017, at her residence.She was born on November 18, 1944, in Bartonville, the daughter of Raymond and Delphine Kelley Scheffert.Surviving are two brothers, Edwin (Sandy) Scheffert of Brimfield and Gary (Mary) Scheffert of Peoria; one daughter-in-law, Kelly Smith of Toulon; and one granddaughter, Ashlyn (Chris...
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Dennis Lee Alwan

September 11, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Dennis Lee Alwan, 69, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Alwan and sister-in-law, Mary Alwan. Surviving to cherish his memory is his mother, Evelyn Alwan; siblings, Cathy Alwan, Gary Alwan, Sharon (Gary) Harrison, and Ricky Alwan; nieces and nephew, Renee (Jay) Percell, Carolyn (Matt) Noel, Michael (Laura) Alwan,...
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William Henry Strohl

November 23, 1946 - October 15, 2017

William "Bill" Henry Strohl, 70, of Peoria, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Independence Village in Peoria. He was born November 23, 1946 in Decatur, IL to Hank and Freda (St. John) Strohl. He married Mary Ann Sherrell on September 17, 1967 in Decatur. He was preceded in death by his parents and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth. Surviving to cherish his memory is...
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Daniel Martin Jedlicka

February 6, 1953 - October 9, 2017

Daniel M. Jedlicka, age 64, of Peoria, formerly of Palos Heights, IL, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. at his residence.He was born Feb. 6, 1953 in Chicago to George and Lorraine (Vanis) Jedlicka. He married Nancy (Bixler) Boise on Aug. 6, 1983 in Bloomington. She survives along with his mother of Palos Heights, IL, one son, Damion (Jessica) Jedlicka of Virginia, two grandchildren:...
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Zebedee M. Gardner

December 16, 1947 - October 9, 2017

Zebedee M. "Zeb" Gardner, age 69, of Peoria, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at his residence. He was born December 16, 1947 in Elmore County, AL to Rev. Jake and Henrietta Gardner. He married Sandra Pettett in Peoria. She passed away July 2, 2001 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one son, Zachary Gardner; four brothers: Lee, Joe, Nathaniel, James Gardner; and one...
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Wayne Edward Peterson

January 20, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Wayne Edward Peterson, 92, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 1:10 am on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Hopedale Medical Complex Nursing Home in Hopedale, Illinois. He was born in Peoria, Illinois on January 20, 1925 to James Albert and Lola Mae Peterson. He married Dorothy June Leroy on January 9, 1944 in Peoria and they were together for 66 years. They had three children. He was a...
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Barry Reginald Savage

December 11, 1942 - October 2, 2017

Barry Reginald Savage 74, of Peoria passed away on Monday October 2, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was born in Montreal, Canada, the son of Alfred James Barker and Muriel Babb Savage. He graduated from McGill University in 1965 as a Mechanical Engineer. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force reserves. Married Audrey Lee Maybury on August 13th 1966.Barry is survived by his wife...
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Margaret Sarah Meisinger

July 28, 1924 - October 1, 2017

Margaret Sarah Meisinger, 93, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, formerly of Metamora, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Ft. Madison, Iowa. She was born July 28, 1924 in Speer, Illinois to Emil and Lena (Musselman) Joos. She married Roy Meisinger on November 29, 1968 in Green Valley, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 3, 2006 in Metamora, IIllinois. She is also...
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Sadie Marie Sous

June 8, 1969 - October 1, 2017

Sadie Marie Sous, 48, of Peoria passed away at 9:00 am Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born June 8, 1969 in Peoria, the daughter of Joseph and Salam Saleeba Sous.Sadie is survived by her mother of Peoria; and her father of Florida; one daughter, Andrea Sous of Chillicothe; one son, Andre Thompson of Peoria; one grandson, Jayden Sous of Chillicothe; two...
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Marjorie Novotny

August 9, 1926 - October 1, 2017

Marjorie (Midge) Novotny died October 1, 2017. She was born August 9, 1926, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Ruby and Ralph Hawthorne. She married Albert J. Novotny on August 12, 1950, in Galesburg. He survives.Also surviving are daughters Susan Webber of Batavia and Janet Dura of Chevy Chase, Maryland, son John Novotny, and four grandchildren: Sarah Webber, Aaron Webber, and Ellie and Katy Dura;...
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Wilbert R. Ruck

January 15, 1935 - September 30, 2017

PEORIA - Wilbert "Bill" R. Ruck, 82, of Peoria passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor.He was born on January 15, 1935, to Wilbert and Lila (Charling) Ruck in Wahoo, Nebraska. He married Jerrie Dean in 1963 in Peoria. He then later married Bev Solbrack in 2003 in Peoria. He is survived by his wife; his children, Jeremy (Franki) Ruck of Canton and Holly...
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Norma G. Conklin

September 3, 1938 - September 28, 2017

Visitation: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.Service: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at Waters Funeral Chapel.Officiating: Reverend Tony MaxwellMusic: Selected favorite hymns. Norma G. Conklin, age 79, of Vandalia, Missouri, passed away at 5:33 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Illinois....
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Anneliese Sinn

November 2, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Dr. Anneliese Sinn, 92, of Peoria passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, September 24, 2017, at Unity Point-Methodist, surrounded by her Peoria cousins. Anneliese was born November 2, 1924 in Neuenstadt an der Linde, Germany to Christian and Alice Sinn. She was the oldest of three children, and is survived by her brother Hartmut Sinn and sister, Fridegart Kobieter in Germany. Anneliese...
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Norma Jean Sutton

December 8, 1940 - September 17, 2017

Norma Jean (Rickena) Sutton, 76 of Dunlap, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017.She was born on December 8, 1940 in Peoria to Walter and Florence (Rumbold) Rickena and they preceded her in death.Surviving are her daughter, Julie (Chris) Barrington of Rolling Meadows, Illinois; her granddaughter, Ashley Barrington and her sister, Joyce Rickena of Peoria.Norma was an...
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James G. O'Hare

September 22, 1941 - September 16, 2017

James G. O'HarePEORIA - James G. O'Hare, 75, of Peoria, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at 6:47 a.m. on Saturday September 16, 2017 at Liberty Village Manor Court after a long battle with diabetes.He was born on Sept. 22, 1941, in Peoria, IL, the son of Philip and Dorothy (Astle) O'Hare. Jim grew up in Mapleton, IL and attended Illinois State University, earning a Bachelor of...
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Randall Keith Kingdon

June 20, 1957 - September 15, 2017

Randall "Randy" K. Kingdon, 60, of Brimfield passed away Friday, Sep. 15, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 20, 1957, in Peoria to Frank and Mary Beverly (Lyons) Kingdon. He married Beverly Hibbert on Sep. 6, 1980, in Peoria. She survives along with one son, Eric (Brittany) Kingdon of Elmhurst; his father, Frank of Brimfield; his...
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Roberta Evelyn Sathoff

February 1, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Peoria - Roberta Evelyn Sathoff of Peoria passed away at 8:42 am, September 14, 2017 in Peoria. She was born on February 1, 1932 in Peoria to George P. and Florence M. (Sapp) Speck, Sr. She married H. John Sathoff on June 13, 1954 in Peoria. He survives. She is also survived by one son, J. Blake (and Tina) Sathoff of Redondo Beach, CA; one daughter, Nadine (and James) Muehlbauer of N. Chili,...
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Jamon Scott Wilson

November 21, 1974 - September 13, 2017

Jamon Scott Wilson, age 42, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 at 11:20 p.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.He was born Nov. 21, 1974 in Peoria to Jim and Debra (Henderson) Wilson. He married Angie Brooks May 24, 2008 in Peoria. She survives along with their two sons: Ethan and Grayson, his mother and step-father, Debra (Bill) Kaminski of Bloomington, his father and...
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Robert E. Hornecker

January 25, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Robert E. “Bob” Hornecker, age 88, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital in Peoria.He was born Jan. 25, 1929 in Plymouth, IL to Clarence and Frances (Cludray) Hornecker. He married Shirley Gustafson on Aug. 21, 1951 in Sequin, TX. She survives along with one great-niece, Pam (Craig) Weiss of McFarland, WI, one great-nephew, Doug (Victoria)...
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Jean Tibbits

July 9, 1922 - September 5, 2017

Jean Purrington Tibbits, age 95, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017 at 6:45 a.m. at her residence.She was born July 9, 1922 in San Francisco, CA to Edwin and Hazel (Harvey) Purrington. They preceded her in death along with one sister, Charlotte Purrington.Survivors include two sons: Dale (Robin) Tibbits of Wauconda, IL, Cory (Cathy) Tibbits of West Peoria, one daughter, Janet (Mike)...
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Warren Christian Nelson

September 30, 1921 - August 29, 2017

Warren Christian Nelson 95 of Peoria passed away Tuesday August 29th 2017 at 10:02 p.m. Warren was born to Henry and Matilda (Werkau) Nelson on September 30th 1921 in Clifton, IL. After high school Warren attended the University of Illinois and received his bachelor's degree in agriculture. After he graduated from college he entered into the U.S. Army in the fall of 1941, he served in WWII and...
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William Loren Carley

April 26, 1931 - August 25, 2017

William Loren Carley, age 86, of Peoria, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 5:50 p.m. at Manor Care in Peoria. He was born April 26, 1931 in Hammond, IN to Samuel and Mildred (Blanford) Carley. He married Jeanine Jurczak on Aug. 22, 1953 in Hammond, IN. She passed away June 10, 2005 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Clark.Survivors include two sons:...
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James F. Hoerr

February 10, 1926 - August 16, 2017

James F. Hoerr, 91, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Unity Point\Proctor Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 10, 1926 in Bartonville to David A. and Rose (Yoder) Hoerr. He married Virginia A. Moser on March 14, 1948 in Morton, Illinois. His wife of 69 years, Virginia is surviving. Also surviving are three daughters, Joyce (John) Benko of Morrison,...
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John Brookes Porter

April 5, 1937 - August 16, 2017

Former Caterpillar executive John Brookes Porter, age 80, of Peoria, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at his residence. He was born in 1937 in Fulton, NY to Walter T. and Mary R. (Brookes) Porter. He married his life-long love Gayle Patricia Sassi in 1958 in Cranford, NJ. She survives along with his beloved children: David (Corinne) Porter of Farmington, CT, James (Louise) Porter of Naperville, IL,...
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Marilyn Jean Fauser

December 22, 1939 - August 11, 2017

MAPLETON - Marilyn Jean (Tribe) Fauser, 77 of Mapleton, IL passed away on August 11, 2017 at 12:44 am at her residence. She was born Dec 22, 1939 to Willard and Lenora Tribe in Peoria, Illinois. Marilyn is survived by her brother Ronald Tribe. She is survived by her three children, Michelle (Mark) Jewell of Mapleton, Mike Fauser of Mapleton, and Matt (Jeni) Fauser of Trivoli. Nine...
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Zachary Scott Gardner

June 30, 1970 - August 6, 2017

Zachary Scott Gardner, 47, of Peoria, Illinois passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Peoria.He was born June 30, 1970 in Peoria to Zeb and Sandra (Pettett) Gardner. He married Linda Gunther Ruppman on November 11, 2011 in Peoria. She survives.Also surviving are his father, of Peoria; step-sons, Samuel and Benjamin Ruppman of Dunlap; his brother, Zeb (Hedy) Gardner of Peoria and his nieces, Romi...
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Julie Marie Williams

August 26, 1956 - August 3, 2017

Julie Marie Williams, age 60, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 10:16 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born Aug. 26, 1956 in Peoria to Donald J. and Gloria (Bowker) Callahan. She married Kenneth R. Williams Dec. 11, 1996 in Peoria. He passed away May 30, 2011 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her father, and one cousin, David A. Bowker...
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James Raymond Johnson

August 26, 1932 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, IL.
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Donald Leslie Wilson

February 12, 1937 - July 22, 2017

Donald Leslie Wilson, 80, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife Debby and daughter Leslie at his side. He was born on February 12, 1937 in Peoria to Deryl L. and Helen M. (Mann) Wilson. He married Deborah E. Doering on February 14, 2001.He is survived by the love of his life, His wife, Deborah; daughters, Leslie E. (Bryson)...
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Walter J. Hatcher

March 20, 1933 - July 21, 2017

Walter J. "Walt" Hatcher, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 8:28 PM on Friday July 21, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born on March 20, 1933 in Sevierville, TN to Luther and Beulah Reagan Hatcher. He married Sharon Boland on April 2, 1973 in Las Vegas. She survives, along with one son Tim Hatcher of Maryville, TN and one daughter Michelle (Steve) Ford of Peoria; five...
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Hilda M. Henderson

October 17, 1931 - July 15, 2017

Hilda M. Henderson, age 85, of Peoria, passed away in the presence of her loving family on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:16 p.m. at Unity Point Proctor in Peoria.She was born Oct. 17, 1931 in Hamilton County, IL to Ezekiel and Vacal (Becker) Sneed. Hilda was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Paul Henderson after 40 years of marriage on Dec. 29, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her...
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Sandra K. Scoles

October 3, 1941 - July 13, 2017

Sandra K. Scoles, 75, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 3, 1941 in Peoria to Edwin and Ella (Clawson) Morrow. She married Donald E. Scoles on January 13, 1979 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2017 in Peoria. She is also preceded in death by one son and one daughter.She is survived by...
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Donald E. Scoles

June 5, 1935 - July 12, 2017

Donald E. Scoles, 82, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 5, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois to Charles and Nellie (Kroy) Scoles. He married Sandra K. Morrow on January 13, 1979 in Peoria. He is survived by nine children; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters. He is preceded...
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Samuel Michael Symmonds

July 24, 1990 - June 29, 2017

Samuel Michael Symmonds, 26, of Peoria, Ill., passed away June 29, 2017. Sam was born July 24, 1990 in Peoria to Jeffrey and Patricia (Stutz) Symmonds. He is survived by his parents of Peoria; his brother: Andrew (Theresa) Symmonds of Metamora; his sister: Jennifer (Eric) Grzelak of Peoria; his grandmother: Lexie Stutz of Peoria; his grandfather: Ellis Symmonds of Peoria; two uncles: Joseph ...
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Donnie G. Clark

December 14, 1956 - June 27, 2017

Donnie G. Clark, 60, of Peoria passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born to Billie H. and Louella (Tibbs) Clark in Fairfield, IL, on December 14, 1956. After high school, Donnie went off to serve in the United States Coast Guard in 1975 and was honorably discharged in 1979. During his time in the service, he married the...
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Michael E. Haliburton

January 7, 1949 - June 13, 2017

Michael E. Haliburton, age 68, of Aurora, IL passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:21 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born Jan. 7, 1949 in East Moline to Bennie and Mary Milburn Haliburton. He married Geri Churilla on Aug. 25, 1969. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, and one sister. Survivors include his ex-wife Geri Haliburton of Peoria, one...
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Billy Joe Miller

August 29, 1942 - June 7, 2017

Billy Joe Miller, 74, of Peoria passed away at 9:00 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born August 29, 1942 in Smithville, AR the son of Perry and Lora Freeman Miller. He married Anita McNeil on April 25, 1965 in Brimfield. Billy is survived by his wife of 52 years; his children, Sheila (Rick) Estes of N Pekin, Bob (Cindy) Miller of Glasford, Diane (Greg) Gaa of...
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Alan R. Boaz

April 10, 1952 - May 29, 2017

Al Boaz, 65, of Peoria passed away from complications with lung disease surrounded by his family at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Born April 10, 1952 in Davenport, Iowa to Royce and Luella (Boonstra) Boaz, he married Lois A. Thomas on May 10, 1975 in Peoria, Illinois.His parents, Royce and Luella Boaz, and in-laws, Harlan and Mazie Thomas, preceded him in...
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Sherri Lynn Brenkman

April 6, 1965 - May 27, 2017

Sherri Lynn Brenkman, 52 of Canton, passed away Saturday May, 27 2017 at Unity Point Methodist with her loving daughter and sister by her side. She was born April 6, 1965 in Pekin, IL to Deloris and Floyd Spotser. Sherri loved spending time with her grandson Broderik (Brody) as well as shopping and listening to country music in her free time. She was a free spirit who lived her life to the...
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Shawn M. Respress

July 2, 1969 - May 25, 2017

Shawn Mark Respress, 47, of Peoria passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, May 25, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Born on July 2, 1969, in Peoria, IL, to Ronald and Judith (Church) Respress. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1998. Surviving is his father, Ronald; step-mother, Frieda (Doll) Respress of Peoria; brother, Brian and fiancé of Peoria. Shawn...
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Leona M. Brady

August 7, 1930 - May 21, 2017

PEORIA - Leona M. Brady, 86, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her residence with family by her side. She was born August 7, 1930 in Alexander, IL to Francis and Ruth (Edmonds) Todd. She married Oliver Brady in Peoria in 1951.She is survived by her son, Don (Jill) Brady; her daughter, Linda Brady; five grandchildren, Deanna (Stephen) Lynn, Christopher (Crystal) Brady, Elizabeth Brady...
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Billie Mildred Fite

May 20, 1925 - May 9, 2017

Billie Mildred Fite, 91, of Peoria, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born May 20, 1925, in West City, Il. the daughter of W. Lawrence and S. Hazel McKinney. She married Baxter B. Fite Jr. on September 29, 1951 in the home of her Aunt Flora Rodgers.Billie is survived by her husband of sixty-five years; two children,...
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Bonnie J. Barber

July 16, 1943 - May 7, 2017

Bonnie J. Barber, age 73, of Dunlap, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. at her residence.She was born July 16, 1943 in Peoria to Edgar and Ida (Hartter) Masters. She married Ken Barber on Dec. 22, 1962 in Peoria. He survives along with two daughters: Connie (Jim) Carmody of Dunlap, Wendy (Todd) Bennett of Peoria, seven grandchildren: Ryan (Layne Carson) Bishop, Nicholas (Jamie) Stroup,...
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Beatrice M. McCollum

September 28, 1920 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, IL.
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Rudolph R. Siira

October 7, 1919 - May 1, 2017

Rudolph R Siira (Rudy), 97 of Peoria passed away at 8:16am Monday, May 1, 2017 at OSF St Francis Medical Center. He was born October 7, 1919 in Urness Township, Douglas County, Minnesota to Iver and Katie (Olson) Siira. He married Mary Anna Hank on December 24, 1952 in Princeton, Illinois. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Luann (Gary) Mehl of Morton, Illinois and Lori Britain of...
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Leon Earl Young

June 16, 1941 - April 27, 2017

Leon Earl Young, 75, of Dunlap passed away at 8:40 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at OSF St Francis Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born June 16, 1941 in Tiffin, Ohio, the son of William and Juanita Burress Young. He married Mary Young (Rub) on July 4, 1964. Leon is survived by his wife of 52 years; his mother, Juanita Riordan of Joliet; two sons Steve (Karen) Young of Dunlap, Jeff...
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Charlotte A. Perdue

April 7, 1948 - April 23, 2017

Charlotte A. Perdue, age 69, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:13 p.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.She was born April 7, 1948 in Springfield, MO to George and Laura Nell (Drybread) Kleier. They preceded her in death, along with her husband, Jim Perdue, her stepfather, Tom Lewis, one sister, Kathy Selberg, and one nephew, Preston Heinz.Survivors include, G. Don...
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Phuoc Tran

July 4, 1952 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, IL.
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Duane Junior Stahl

September 1, 1930 - April 17, 2017

Duane J. Stahl, 86, of Peoria passed away at 10:11 am Monday, April 17, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.He was born September 1, 1930 in Edelstein, IL the son of Daniel and Elsie Streitmatter Stahl. He married Beverly Mitchell on February 3, 1957.Duane is survived by his wife of sixty years; his children, Mark J. (Annette) Stahl of Peoria, Bonnie (Wayne Bolgla) of Marietta, GA, Jaymie ...
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Herbert S. Ragsdale

July 30, 1946 - April 13, 2017

Herbert S. Ragsdale, 70, of Peoria passed away at 7:25am on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Unity Point Hospital-Proctor in Peoria. He was born on July 30, 1946 in St. Louis MO, the son of Luther and Harriet (Fox) Ragsdale in St. Louis MO. He graduated from Riverview High School in 1964, from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1968 with a Bachelor's of Music Education, and a Masters of Music from...
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William Dominic Regan

November 7, 1972 - April 11, 2017

William Dominic Regan, 44, of Peoria, "Bill" as he was known to his friends & family, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Peoria on November 7, 1972 to John M. and Susan J (Conner) Regan. He is survived by his wife Deborah (nee Tucker), two daughters Sara & Amy Van Pelt; his mother Sue Regan, and two brothers Matthew & wife Heather (nee...
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Corma J. Hurst

June 14, 1931 - April 3, 2017

Corma J. Hurst, 85 of Peoria, IL passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Liberty Village in Peoria.Born June 14, 1931 in Shelby County, IL to Warren and Esther (Hunter) Ragan; she married Olan Hurst on September 15, 1957 in Shelbyville, IL. He preceded her in death in 1984 in Peoria.Surviving are her daughter, Jill Hurst of Peoria; her siblings, Robert Ragan of Effingham, IL, Carol (Bill) Jones of...
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Owen Edward King

April 7, 1932 - April 2, 2017

Owen Edward King, 84, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 4:00 pm Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Lutheran Hillside Village surrounded by his family. He was born April 7, 1932 in the front bedroom of the family's home on Farmington Road. He was the son of Phillip J and Bertha M Rechsteiner King. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Barrett on September 30, 1951. Owen is survived by his wife of...
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Judith Elaine Behnke

January 16, 1942 - March 28, 2017

Judith Behnke, 75, of Champaign County Nursing Home, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 4:35 PM on March 28, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. She was born on January 16, 1942 in Kewanee, IL to Lester and Louise (Lohse) Howe. She married Martin J. Behnke on November 6, 1960 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2006 in Peoria.She is survived by two sons Martin and Matthew ...
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Warren G. Homann

December 6, 1935 - March 28, 2017

Warren G. Homann, 81, of Peoria passed away at 9:50 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at his daughter's residence. He was born December 6, 1935 in Mattoon, IL, the son of Theodore and Viola Wilhelm Homann. Warren is survived by his children, Toni Homann of Peoria, Guy "Mark" Homann of Marquand, MO and Bruce Homann of New Braunfels, TX; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He is...
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Marianne J. Meinders

May 22, 1930 - March 27, 2017

Marianne J. Meinders, 86, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Unity Point\Proctor Hospital in Peoria surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 22, 1930 in Bradford, Illinois to Cecil and Thilda (Christianson) Rusk. She married Harold R. Meinders on July 19, 1947 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2012 in Chillicothe, Illinois. She was also preceded...
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Kiley Joseph Hixson

June 28, 1965 - March 26, 2017

Kiley Joseph Hixson, 51, of Hawaii, formerly of Peoria, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Unity Point\Proctor. The son of Donald J. and Donna R. (Cheneler) Hixson, he was born on June 28, 1965 in Peoria. Surviving is his mother, Donna R. Kaufman of Peoria, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Thelma and Rocco Cheneler and Dorothy A. Hixson. Kiley attended...
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James A. Gale

May 15, 1925 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, IL.
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Nolan D. Dreyer

October 21, 1998 - March 18, 2017

Nolan D. Dreyer, age 18, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:35 p.m. at his residence.He was born Oct. 21, 1998 in Peoria to Paul and Jennifer (Oberlander) Dreyer. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Jennifer and Monte Mathews of Peoria, his father and step-mother, Paul and Cheryl Dreyer of Orlando, FL, two sisters: Marissa (Zack) Owens of Oak Park, IL, Grace Mathews...
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Dorothy Irene Ryberg

May 29, 1923 - March 18, 2017

PEORIA - Dorothy Irene Ryberg, age 93, of Metamora, formerly of Peoria, IL, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Snyder Village in Metamora.She was born on May 29, 1923, in Kahoka, Missouri, to Orville C. and Norma I. (Hasley) Wilson and married Floyd Sven Ryberg on April 5, 1947, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2000, in Metamora.Surviving are her children, Norma (Ron)...
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Reginald D. Booher

August 29, 1928 - March 15, 2017

Reginald D. Booher, age 88, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Liberty Village Hawthorne Inn in Peoria.Born August 29, 1928 in Vandalia, IL to Donald and Mary (Mettler) Booher; he married Marlene Lake on September 18, 1954 in Ft. Madison, IA and she preceded him in death on May 21, 1995 in Peoria. He then married Wanda Arrowsmith Schmidt on September 14, 1996 in Creve Coeur,...
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Grace Bossingham

December 14, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Grace “Teddy” Bossingham, age 89, of East Peoria, formerly of Peoria and Elmwood, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Born December 14, 1927 in East Lansing, Michigan to Frederick Marcine and Lois Mae (Miles) Keyser; she married Edwin E. Bossingham on May 20, 1950 in Elmwood, Illinois and he preceded her in death on August 27, 1984.Surviving...
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Wilma Pfeiffer

February 21, 1931 - March 13, 2017

Wilma Pfeiffer, 86, of Peoria, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Peoria.Born February 21, 1931 in Buckley, IL to Joseph and Emma (Lehman) Young; she married Eldon A. Pfeiffer on June 29, 1958 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1999 in Peoria.Surviving are her daughter, Julie Pfeiffer of Chicago; her sister, Liz (Steve) Shively of Peoria; and her brothers, Laurence (Karla) Young...
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Kaleb Gerrod Clayborn

March 8, 2017 - March 8, 2017

Kaleb Gerrod Clayborn, of Chillicothe, infant son of Craig Clayborn and Andrea Sous passed away at 12:57 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, and one brother Jayden Sous also of Chillicothe.Kaleb was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather.Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Richwoods Christian Church. Parents will...
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Jesse A. Batterham

December 25, 1992 - March 4, 2017

Jesse A. Batterham, 24, of Mapleton passed away at 1:44 am Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his residence.He was born December 25, 1992 in Peoria, the son of Chad and Jill Roach Batterham.Jesse is survived by his parents; two sisters, Heather and Sydney Batterham of Mapleton; one grandfather, James Batterham of Bartonville; one grandmother, Sharon Batterham of Las Vegas, Nevada; several aunts, uncles,...
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