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

R. Jacqueline Myers

June 9, 1935 - July 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rachel Jacqueline “Jackie” Myers, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 3:46 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 
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Velma J. Oneal

June 28, 1923 - July 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Velma June Oneal, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 8:54 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.  She was formerly of Greenville and Easley, South Carolina. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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David R. Krepel

March 5, 1950 - July 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Ronald Krepel, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 3:27 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Dawson Alan Cox

July 4, 2018 - July 13, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Dawson Alan Cox, 9 day old infant son of Joshua and Ashlie (Andrews) Cox, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at his home. He was born July 4, 2018 in Peoria. He is survived by his parents of South Pekin; maternal grandparents, Mark and Sherrie Andrews of Mapleton; paternal grandparents, Stephanie Cox and Rick Biggs of Pekin; one aunt, Juliana Millbern of Afton, Virginia...
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Jeremy A. Loberg

February 13, 1981 - July 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jeremy Ansel Loberg, 37, of Pekin, passed away at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Portland, Oregon. Born February 13, 1981 in Peoria to Walter Wesley and Patricia Elaine (Seymore) Loberg, he married Stacia Marie Hardin on March 9, 2001 in Pekin.  She died September 7, 2004 in Peoria Heights. Surviving are his parents, Walt and Patty of Pekin;...
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Dwane G. Hagler

March 16, 1951 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dwane G. Hagler, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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G. Edward Schwinn, Jr.

May 4, 1938 - July 11, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Gottfried Edward “Ed” Schwinn, Jr., 80, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born May 4, 1938 in Peoria to Gottfried E. and Mildred (Carter) Schwinn, Sr., he married Virginia Smith on February 25, 1962 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Christine (Derek) Hamm of Hanna City; two sons,...
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Wendy M. Brownfield

May 26, 1977 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wendy Marie Brownfield, 41, of Topeka, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Mason County District Hospital Emergency Room. She was born May 26, 1977 in Canton to James and Marcia (Evans) Brownfield. Surviving are her father, James (Lori Smith) Brownfield of Havana; her mother, Marcia Brownfield of Pekin; three sons, Westley Andrew Trone, Anthony Michael James Trone...
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J. Neal Scurlock

August 30, 1931 - July 11, 2018

PEKIN - Junior Neal Scurlock, our family’s patriarch, known to his family and friends as Neal, passed away peacefully July 11, 2018 surrounded by love and family.  Neal was born in Long Lane, Missouri on August 30, 1931 to Charles Rudolf and Nellie Mae (Thomson) Scurlock.  He was the eldest of their four children.  Neal was preceded in death by his parents; sister Neda Stice...
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Richard T. Moehring, Jr.

August 28, 1955 - July 10, 2018

TREMONT ~ Richard T. Moehring, Jr., of Tremont, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 28, 1955 in Pekin to Richard T. and Viola (Porth) Moehring, Sr., he married Chong Suk Choi on February 27, 2009 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Christina (Patrick) Kinney of North Pekin and Sandra (Justin)...
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J. Richard Bell

May 18, 1922 - July 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dr. J. Richard “Dick” Bell, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Hospital. Richard was born May 18, 1922 in Peoria to Ross G. and Frances (Seiler) Bell. His parents preceded him in death.   He married Norma Jean (Bauer) Oltmann on June 23, 1979 in Peoria.    Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Bell;...
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Leola Brinker

October 17, 1934 - July 6, 2018

MANITO ~ Leola “Lee” Faye Brinker, 83, of Manito, passed away at 2:56 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at her home. Born October 17, 1934 in Montgomery, Missouri to Everett and Grace (Arthur) Johnson, she married Raymond Dale Brinker on December 29, 1978 in Montgomery, Illinois. He died June 30, 1996 in Manito. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters....
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Cheryl A. Monks

October 30, 1945 - July 5, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Cheryl Ann Monks, 72, of Glasford, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at her home. She was born October 30, 1945 in Peoria to George Fredrick and Mary Evelyn (McCullough) Monks.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marlene Fahnders and Kathlyn Weis; three brothers, John “Jack” Monks, Harold Monks, and...
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Wanda C. Rauch

September 24, 1921 - July 2, 2018

HOPEDALE ~ Wanda C. Rauch, 96, formerly of Green Valley and Pekin, passed away on Monday, July 02, 2018 at Hopedale Nursing Home. Born September 24, 1921 in Clear Lake, Iowa to Earl and Anna (Peplow) Clark, she married Harry Rauch on January 1, 1943 in Seattle, Washington.  He died November 3, 2010 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Surviving are...
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Irene Tamborine

May 16, 1924 - July 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Irene S. Tamborine, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 7:01 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Pekin Manor, where she was a resident since September 2015. Born May 16, 1924 in Forest City to George C. and Effie (Ingersoll) Beard, she married Lewis G. Tamborine on October 26, 1963 in Pekin. He died April 16, 1995 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; two...
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Betsy A. Patterson

November 13, 1935 - June 30, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Betsy Ann Patterson, 82, of Mapleton, passed away at 12;27 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born November 15, 1935 in Peoria to Merril and Rickie ((Neptune) Kern, she married Carl Patterson, Sr. on April 21, 1978 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are five sons, Bill (Rhonda) Brown of Glasford, Paul (Sandy) Patterson of Spring Bay, Babe...
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Russell L. Krahn

November 10, 1937 - June 29, 2018

  PEKIN ~ Russell Lloyd Krahn, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Emergency Room.
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Dolores J. Cascia

October 19, 1927 - June 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dolores Johanna Mary Cascia, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 8:56 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Villas of Hollybrook in Pekin. Born October 19, 1927, in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward George and Elsie Amalia (Roberts) Pecher, she married Vito Egidio Cascia on June 16, 1951, in Jefferson City, Missouri.  He died May 19, 1969, in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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James G. Rickard

December 21, 1976 - June 28, 2018

LONDON MILLS ~ James G. Rickard, 41, of London Mills, passed away at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at O.S.F. Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born December 21, 1976 in Peoria to Virgil and Sharon (Pillman) Rickard. Surviving are his mother, Sharon Swindler of Yates City; two daughters, Alexandria Rickard of Washington and Alleah Rickard of Yates City; one son, Anthony...
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Jeanne Martin

August 29, 1933 - June 28, 2018

PEORIA ~ Marion Jeanne Benson Martin, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.  Born August 29, 1933 in Paris, Tennessee to Hughie B. and Jamie E. (Needham) Benson, she married Melvin E. Martin on August 19, 1956 in Chillicothe.  He died April 2, 1999 in Chillicothe.  She also was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Pamela E. Litchfield

May 3, 1960 - June 27, 2018

PEORIA ~ Pamela Ellen Litchfield, 58, of Peoria, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her home.
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James J.D. Privett

January 25, 1929 - June 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ James D. “J.D.” Privett, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 5:58 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born January 18, 1929 in Crockett County, Tennessee to J.H. and Rosa (Privitt) Privett, he married Bessie Artice Diggs on April 19, 1953 in Pinson, Tennessee. She died September 22, 2006 in Morton. He later married Lorelei Christopher on August 15, 2009 in Pekin. She survives...
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James T. Gamble

February 10, 1964 - June 24, 2018

PEORIA ~ James T. Gamble, 54, of Peoria, passed away at 9:32 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Daniel W. Dawe, Sr.

January 17, 1951 - June 24, 2018

TOPEKA ~ Daniel William Dawe, Sr., 67, of Topeka, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Wanda B. Dublin

September 17, 1930 - June 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wanda Bernice Dublin, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 7:46 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her home. Born September 17, 1930 in Camp Point to Fredrick Cole and Helen Mattie (Capp) Swisher, she married Glen Smith on December 25, 1948.  He died April 12, 1955.  She later married Kenneth Dublin on June 22, 1957 in Paducah, KY.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda ...
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David vanOrman

October 27, 1950 - June 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Marc vanOrman, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Green Valley, where he was a farmer of 46 years in the Manito and Green Valley area.   Born October 27, 1950 in Peoria to Forrest and Alverne (Craig) vanOrman, he married Sarah Whiteford on August 21, 1971 in Manito. She survives. Also surviving are his father and...
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William D. Anderson

June 6, 1955 - June 23, 2018

TOULON ~ William Doyle Anderson, 63, of Toulon, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at OSF Saint Mary’s Medical Center Emergency Room in Galesburg. He was born June 6, 1955 in Peoria to Elza “Andy” and Wanda (Tarvin) Anderson.  His parents preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rebecca Ann “Becky” Crilly and Lynn...
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Brian R. DeSollar

November 20, 1936 - June 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Brian R. DeSollar, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 4:57 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. He was born November 20, 1936 in Takoma Park, Maryland to Marion W. and Clara Araminta (Wyatt) DeSollar.  Brian was a 1955 graduate of Pekin Community High School, where he played football and baseball.  While at PCHS, he met his soulmate, Linda Lou...
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Terry Svendsen

June 28, 1952 - June 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Terrence James Svendsen, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at his home. Born June 28, 1952 in Pekin to Knud and Kathryn (Cash) Svendsen, he married Robin Ball on June 30, 1973 in Pekin. Surviving are three daughters, Kiersten Smith of Macedonia, Ohio, Lynn (Leonard) Kasinger and Jessica Svendsen, both of Pekin; six grandchildren; siblings, David (Donna)...
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Olivia Anne Smith

June 5, 2018 - June 22, 2018

GROVELAND ~ Olivia Anne Smith, infant daughter of Caleb P. and Laura L. (Weitekamp) Smith, of Groveland, passed away at 12:16 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at her home. She was born Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Surviving are her parents of Groveland; two brothers, Elijah Smith and Jonah Smith; her grandparents, Deb & Mark Weitekamp of Pekin and...
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Michael T. Ertl

August 30, 1966 - June 21, 2018

PEORIA ~ Michael Travis Ertl, 51, of Peoria, passed away at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Ruth Ilene Shannon

June 28, 1926 - June 21, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ruth Ilene (Dean) Shannon, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at her home.
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Terry Graham

August 26, 1957 - June 20, 2018

PEORIA ~ Terry Lee Graham, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his home. Born August 26, 1957 in Peoria to LeRoy A. and Patricia A. (Stromlund) Graham, he married Jan M. Livingston on November 11, 1978 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Brittany (Josh) Beeney of Peoria Heights; two sons, Jacob (Deborah) Graham of Newark, Missouri and Rob ...
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Dick J. Carroll

April 7, 1937 - June 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dick J. Carroll, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Christian Village in Lincoln. Dick was born April 7, 1937 in Pekin.  He married Kayelene A. “Kay” Sidell on August 17, 1991 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Jody Curtis; one son, Scott Carroll; two step-daughters, Kristy Adams and Tammy Hedrick; eight...
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Darriel Howard

February 9, 1938 - June 19, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Darriel C. Howard, 80, of Mapleton, passed away at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 9, 1938 in Paragould, Arkansas to Colvin E. and Artie Mae (Powers) Howard, he married Nancy Clara Langenbahn on December 3, 1982 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Anthony Wayne (Shelly) Howard of Dawson and Darriel Mark ...
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Daniel A. Von Boeckman

December 18, 1960 - June 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Daniel Arthur “Danny” Von Boeckman, 57, of Pekin, passed away after a long battle with cancer at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his mother’s home. He was born December 18, 1960 in Pekin to Robert and Loretta (Schabatka) Von Boeckman. Surviving are his mother, Loretta Woods of Pekin; one son, Brandon Von Boeckman of Manito; two daughters, Kaleigh (Chris Watson) Von...
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Rosemary E. Rushford

April 2, 1930 - June 18, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rosemary E. Rushford, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Monday June 18, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 2, 1930 in East Peoria to Maurice H. and Mary W. (DeFord) Braden, she married Robert J. Rushford on April 21, 1951 in Lewiston.  He died June 9, 1998 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Judith A....
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Beverly J. Taylor

December 18, 1937 - June 18, 2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Beverly Jean “Bev” Taylor, 80, of South Pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at her home. Born December 18, 1937 in Princeville to Mae Louise Martzluf, she married Lloyd F. Taylor on November 1, 1957 in Pekin.  He died August 1, 1996 in Champaign.  Also preceding her in death are mother and step-father, Levi Bishop, and her grandparents,...
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William G. Avery

January 13, 1947 - June 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ William Gene “Bill" Avery, 71, of Florence, Colorado, passed away at 3:41 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born January 13, 1947 in Pekin to John M. and Loraine Lorie (Merritt) Avery, he married Launni Jo Ford on March 18, 1983 in Olympia, Washington.  She survives. Surviving are his wife, Launni Avery of Florence, Colorado; father,...
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Holly S. Henderson

April 17, 1962 - June 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Holly Sue (Helmig) Henderson, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 17, 1962 in Pekin to Don and Judy (Mulinax) Smith. Surviving are her parents of Pekin; two daughters, Stephanie Kearney of Pekin and Shannon (Mitch) Grashoff of Manito; one son, Anthony Henderson of Pekin; five grandchildren, Zeke, Carson,...
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Clara A. Peters

June 24, 1933 - June 16, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Clara Arnett “Nettie” (Veaughn) Peters, 84, of Glasford, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home with her children at her side. Nettie was born in Creal Springs, IL to Henry and Della (Willis) Veaughn on June 24, 1933, one of four children.  She grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from West Frankfort High School.  Nettie married...
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Patsy J. Vonderheide

November 11, 1934 - June 16, 2018

PEKIN ~ Patsy Joan Vonderheide, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born November 11, 1934 in Beecher City to John P. and Irene E. (Barr) Harlan.  Her parents and one sister, Barbara Rucker preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters, Gail (Ed) Roth, Gina (Darin Reed) Steinsultz, and Lisa...
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Barbara J. Mettam

February 27, 1944 - June 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Barbara Jean “Barb” Mettam, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:11 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born February 27, 1944 in Peoria to Clarence E. and Dorothy M. (Neville) Worden, she married Dannis A. Mettam on October 6, 1963 in Peoria. Surviving are one daughter, Donna (Ed) Wood of Groveland; twin sons, Douglas (Nicole) Mettam of Pekin and Drew (Dawn) Mettam of...
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Ruth J. Moore

October 15, 1932 - June 15, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ruth J. Moore, 85, of North Pekin, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born October 15, 1932 in Kilbourne to Everett R. and Sarah F. (Tackman) Whitley, she married Donald F. Moore on July 30, 1949 in North Pekin.  He passed away March 8, 1997.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters. Surviving are one son,...
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Amey Jean Fink

May 21, 1937 - June 13, 2018

GLASFORD ~ Amey Jean (Elson) Fink, 81, of Glasford, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at her home, after battling breast cancer for several years. She was born May 21, 1937 at home in Glasford to Archie and Janie (Clauson) Elson.  She married Franklin E. Fink on January 8, 1956 in Glasford.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  She also was preceded in death by her...
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George A. Frese

May 26, 1947 - June 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ George Albert Frese, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born May 26, 1947 in Bloomington to George and Ellen (Denchfield) Frese, he married Martha Lynne Jones on May 1, 1971 in Peoria.  Surviving are his wife, Marty Frese of Pekin; one son, Doug Frese of Lafayette, Indiana; one daughter, Rebecca Howell of Pekin; three...
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Janis L. Becker

August 11, 1944 - June 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Janis Lynn “Jan” Becker, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born August 11, 1944 in Pekin to Glenn Frederick and Pauline Alice (Renner) Betzelberger, she married Richard W. Becker on July 2, 1965 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin. Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Troy) Parish of Springfield and Jill (Brian) Garman of...
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Michael C. Ryan

September 16, 1958 - June 10, 2018

PEORIA ~ Michael Charles Ryan, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Lois J. Callaway

December 19, 1940 - June 10, 2018

MANITO ~ Lois Jean Callaway, 77, of Manito, passed away at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born December 19, 1940 in Tracy City, TN to Charlie and Elsie (Shrum) Sissom, she married Clyde Callaway on February 12, 1960 in Manito.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Gary) Watson of Manito and Marilyn (Dave Keen) Whitfield of...
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James R. Ackerman

January 31, 1928 - June 10, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ James Robert “Doc” Ackerman, 90, of East Peoria, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. Born January 31, 1928 in Fox, Arkansas to Joseph and Effie (Branscum) Ackerman, he married Charlotte Ellen May on August 14, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Ackerman of East Peoria; three children, Donald...
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James R. Valentine

April 12, 1968 - June 9, 2018

PEORIA ~ James Rudolph Valentine, 50, of Peoria, passed away at 12:17 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at his home. Born April 12, 1968 in Pekin to Lucius Rudolph and Delia Mozell (Miller) Valentine, he married Lisa Anne Oliphant on February 14, 2005 in Peoria.  She survives. Surviving are his wife, Lisa Valentine of Peoria; his father, Rudy Valentine of Pekin; one brother, Patrick Valentine of...
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Shirley Elling

July 1, 1942 - June 7, 2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Shirley Earlene Elling, 75, of Green Valley, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Diane L. Keith

September 29, 1945 - June 7, 2018

PEKIN ~ Diane Louise Keith, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 2:36 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born September 29, 1945 in Stamford, CT to William and Dorothy (Gross) Parmer, she married Harold R. Keith on February 5, 1966 in Alexandria, VA. Surviving are two daughters, Audra (Steve) Edwards of Woodbridge, VA and Melissa Gregory of Pekin; five grandchildren,...
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Robert L. Baccheschi

August 30, 1941 - June 6, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Lee Baccheschi, 76, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 2:31a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by his family. Born August 30, 1941 in Pekin to Fred “Nip” and Thelma (Duquenne) Baccheschi, he married Diane Ruth Goodrich on February 23, 1963 in Marquette Heights.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters...
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Dorothy A. Karcher

December 5, 1951 - June 4, 2018

PEKIN ~ Dorothy Ann "Dot" Karcher, passed away June 4, 2018. Dorothy began her life on December 5, 1951, born to Richard and Germaine Reich. Dot’s siblings, Sharon Bolin (CO), Ron (Patty) Reich (Burlington), Steve (Terri) Reich (MN) , Dave (Amy) Reich (Burlington), Pat (Clark) Smith (Milwaukee), grew up in Lyons and Burlington. Dorothy loved to have fun, laugh and enjoy life. In...
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Zendaya Z. Johnson

June 3, 2018 - June 4, 2018

BLOOMIGTON ~ Zendaya Z. Johnson, one day old daughter of Sadie Clark and Lorel Johnson of Bloomington, passed away at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are her parents; one sister, Zion Johnson; twin brothers, Ezekiel and Ezra Johnson, all of Bloomington; maternal grandparents, Ida Lee Clark and David Abraham; paternal grandmother, Lindy...
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Walter Willis Swanson

December 23, 1925 - June 4, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Walter Willis Swanson, 92, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 at Farmington County Manor.  He was formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born December 23, 1925 in Galesburg to Walter A. and Wanda (Kathcart) Swanson. He is survived by a nephew, Clayton S. (Carolyn) Apt of East Peoria and several great nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in...
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Robert W. Brown

September 13, 1931 - June 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert W. “Brownie” Brown, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 11:11 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born September 13, 1931 in Belleville to Eldon and Frances (Gausepohl) Brown, he married Janet M. Ruark on May 10, 1952 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Peoria.  Surviving are his wife, Janet Brown of Pekin; one daughter, Christina Lang of Peoria; one son,...
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Cheryl J. Nitaros

September 19, 1950 - May 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Cheryl Jean Nitaros, 67, of St. David, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Graham Hospital in Canton.  She was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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John R. Arnold

June 24, 1953 - May 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ John R. Arnold, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 2:24 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Robert Bratton

March 27, 1978 - May 27, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Robert C. “Rob” Bratton, 40, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 27, 1978 in Peoria to William Carl and Wandalea May (Scott) Bratton. Surviving are his mother, Wandalea Scott of Peoria; one daughter, Brittany Marie Bratton of Pekin; one son, Kyall Robert Bratton of Peoria; two brothers, Jason “Jay...
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Michael D. Moore, Sr.

December 23, 1942 - May 26, 2018

MORTON ~ Michael Dean Moore, Sr., 75, of Morton, passed away at 8:47 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born December 23, 1942 in Pekin to Albert and Velda (Shannon) Moore, he married Becky Schmidgall on June 9, 1978 in Mackinaw.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth (David) McVey and Kayla (Jonathan Koczera) Moore, both of Morton; one son, Michael...
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Janet L. Skinner

August 31, 1957 - May 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Janet Lea Skinner, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. She was born August 31, 1957 in Pekin to Rodney Lloyd and Sylvia Jean (Roberts) Sandrock.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She married Steven Lee Skinner on June 20, 1981 at First Missionary Church in North Pekin.  Surviving are her husband,...
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Kenneth D. Ulm

October 11, 1949 - May 23, 2018

PEORIA ~ Kenneth Dean Ulm, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home. He was born October 11, 1949 in Peoria to Marvin and Marcella (Geier) Ulm.  They have preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Patty Fagan and Penny (Frank) Gibbs, both of East Peoria; one brother, Steve (Jami) Ulm of Peoria and six nieces and nephews. He worked for Caterpillar,...
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Frances M. Shrier

April 4, 1926 - May 22, 2018

TREMONT ~ Frances Marie Shrier, 92, of Tremont, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at her home.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born April 4, 1926 in Pekin to Ira Andrew and Frances Marie (Van Buren) Burnham, she married Bernard F. Shrier on February 23, 1957 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Thomas A. Shrier of East Peoria and Michael B. (Dianne) Shrier of...
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Joyce Towery

August 6, 1945 - May 22, 2018

MORTON ~ Joyce Marie Towery, 72, of Morton, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Morton Villa. Born August 6, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to Russell and Wilma (Kinder) Revelle, she married Herman J. Towery on December 21, 1965 in Pekin. He died April 19, 2009 in Morton. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Virgil Revelle, Sr. and one sister, Wanda Watson....
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Darrell Artman

November 18, 1937 - May 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Darrell Eugene Artman, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin. Born November 18, 1937 in Peoria to Ben and Julia (Blanquet) Artman, he married Peggy Seelye.  He later married Robin Smiley on November 26, 1977 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Bennie (Corie) Artman of Pekin, Chuck Bender of Washington; three...
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Margherita J. Rogers

January 12, 1927 - May 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Margherita Jean Rogers, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin. Born January 12, 1927 in East Boston, Massachusetts to Christopher and Angelina (Caccia) Arciero, she married Thomas Junior Rogers in 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died August 1, 1996 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Faulkner and...
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Shawn C. Polston

July 26, 1969 - May 21, 2018

BARTONVILLE ~ Shawn Conrad Polston, 48, of Bartonville, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Born July 26, 1969 in Peoria to Connie Dee and Carol Ann (Moore) Polston, he married Trisha Sue Hull on October 28, 2015 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Surviving are his wife, Trisha Polston of Bartonville; mother, Carol Polston of Bay View Gardens;...
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Joan A. Howard

June 8, 1955 - May 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Joan A. Howard, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:23 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Rose Bliss

February 25, 1944 - May 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rose Marie Bliss, 74, of Weston, Wyoming, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sherman Home Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. She was formerly of Pekin. Born February 25, 1944 in Pekin to John Lee and LaVerna (Maxwell) Ranney, she married James Ireland Bliss. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, William Ireland (Gretchen) Bliss of Johnson-Bliss of Powell, Ohio...
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Randy L. Craig

July 18, 1954 - May 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Randy L. Craig, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home. Born July 18, 1954 in Decatur to Jesse and Dolores (Harris) Craig, he married Barbara Ann Crum on August 31, 1979 in Pekin.  Surviving are his wife; two sisters-in-law, Sharon (Barry) Harms of Pekin and Nancy (Bud) Loy of Waterwood, Texas; two nieces, Angela (Jim) Fangmeier and Kylie (Nick)...
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Kathleen Owens

May 19, 1945 - May 17, 2018

PEKIN ~ Kathleen Owens, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home. She was born May 19, 1945 in Hornbeak, Tennessee to Presley James and Ludie Belle (Jerdan) Orr, she married Arthur Joseph Owens, Jr. on May 14, 1966 in Chicago. He died November 6, 2004 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mark. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy ...
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David Geier

December 5, 1962 - May 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ David Alan Geier, 55, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Pekin. He was born December 5, 1962 in Pekin to William A. “Bill” and Evelyn M. (Beeney) Geier. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are three sisters, Terrie (Darrell) Neville, Debbie Bruner, both of Pekin and Karen (Steve) Swadinsky of...
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Charles E. Way

December 16, 1962 - May 14, 2018

PEORIA ~ Charles Edward Way, 55, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home. He was born December 16, 1962 in Peoria to Henry and Mary Way.  They have preceded him in death. Surviving are his fiancé, Juanita Allen of Peoria; four daughters; three sons; three sisters, Violet Loftus, Brenda Caho, Penny Blan and two brothers, John Way and Marvin Way. Charles...
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Norman Knee

March 25, 1969 - May 14, 2018

PEORIA ~ Norman Dean Knee, 49, of Peoria, passed away at 11:41 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born March 25, 1969 in Peoria to Charles Norman Bouchez and Virginia May Knee. He was preceded in death by his parents.  Surviving are one son, Norman Dean Knee, Jr. of Peoria; one daughter, Sylvia M. Seelye of Peoria; three step-sons, Josh,...
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Billie Jacqueline Wagstaff

September 13, 1928 - May 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Billie Jacqueline "Jackie" Wagstaff, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.
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Alan R. Hootman

March 27, 1942 - May 14, 2018

PEKIN ~ Alan Raymond Hootman, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 8:14 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born March 27, 1942 in Canton to Arthur Raymond and Ruth Bernice (Ellis) Hootman, he married Pamela Ruth Duncan on September 3, 1961 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin by the Rev. Hubert Entwisle. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Dawn Hootman of Pekin;...
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James S. Rawlings

October 8, 1942 - May 13, 2018

FARMINGTON ~ James S. Rawlings, 75, of Farmington, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Karen Livengood

July 19, 1948 - May 13, 2018

GOODFIELD ~ Karen Sue Livengood, 69, of Goodfield, passed away at 3:14 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her home. Born July 19, 1948 in Peoria to Edward L. and Ruth B. (Bruhn) Schaffer. She married Ronald Livengood, they later divorced. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are two daughters, Bethany (Charles) Lazzara of Plainfield and Karie (Christopher) Wheadon of Copperas Cove, TX;...
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George J. Massetti

August 22, 1921 - May 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ George Joseph Massetti, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home.  Born August 22, 1921 in Merced, California to Giuseppe and Adel (Lavezzi) Massetti, he married Judith Elaine “Judy” (Stroup) Hedden on July 14, 2003 in Reno, Nevada.  She survives.  Also surviving are seven children, David (Marlene) Massetti of Dublin, California,...
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Paul J. Snyder

August 25, 1946 - May 11, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul J. Snyder, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. There will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Kenneth Lawrence DeVoss

March 29, 1936 - May 10, 2018

PEORIA ~ Kenneth Lawrence DeVoss, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Peoria.
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Terry L. Long

November 2, 1960 - May 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Terry L. Long, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at his residence. Born November 2, 1960 in Pekin to Richard and Joyce (Christopher) Long, he married Janie S. Hale on November 16, 1985 in Pekin. Surviving are his mother, Joyce Long of Pekin; one son, Nicholas A. Long of Pekin; one sister, Jill Long of Pekin; one brother, Randy Long of Overton, Nevada and...
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Ancile Radcliff

November 5, 1929 - May 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ancile E. “Annie” Radcliff, 88, of Mason City, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mason City Area Nursing Home.  She was formerly of Pekin and Green Valley. Born November 5, 1929 in Green Valley to John and Ila Marie (Campbell) Havens, she married Ray Thomas Radcliff on July 26, 1947 in Pekin.  He died January 4, 2013 in Mason City.  She also...
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Paul Thomas Simmons

October 30, 1958 - May 9, 2018

BLOOMINGTON ~ Paul Thomas Simmons, 59, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his home.
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David Anderson

February 25, 1948 - May 9, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ David Dean Anderson, 70, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 25, 1948 in Canton to Weldon O. and Thelma M. (McCann) Anderson, he married Brenda Sue Snare on May 16, 1987 in Creve Coeur. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Amos (Annette) Anderson of Canton; one daughter,...
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Robert E. Williamson Sr., D.D.S.

December 6, 1931 - May 8, 2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Eugene “Doc” Williamson, Sr., D.D.S., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born December 6, 1931 in Lincoln, Illinois to Leslie Norred and Beulah Victoria (Scott) Williamson, he married Shirley Jean Propst on April 21, 1956 in Lincoln.  She survives. Also surviving are his six children,...
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Bettie R. Wilson

October 1, 1925 - May 6, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bettie Ruth Wilson, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born October 1, 1925 to Otto and Eula (McKee) Shanks, she married Royal N. Wilson on September 4, 1948 in Canton, Missouri.  He passed away September 17, 2016 in Pekin.   She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; and one brother-in-law....
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Marilyn Bottin

August 10, 1929 - May 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Myers Bottin, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home.  Born August 10, 1929 in Chicago to Jacob and Hallie (Ireland) Myers, she married Albert Carl “Al” Bottin on October 20, 1951 in Peoria.  He died May 8, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Linda Fiorenza; and one brother, Charles Myers....
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Peter D. Xanos

October 15, 1942 - May 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Peter Dean “Pete” Xanos, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 9:53 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home. Born October 15, 1942 in Peoria to Theodore P. and Stella (Lambros) Xanos, he married Pamela Carter on February 6, 1966 in Peoria. Surviving are his wife of 52 years; one son, Bradley (Kelli) Xanos of Pekin; one daughter, Tiffany (Anthony) Rossi of Urbana; one brother, Andrew...
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Emilie A. Loeffelmann

October 10, 1939 - May 5, 2018

PEKIN ~ Emilie Ann Loeffelmann, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria, Born October 10, 1939 in Peoria to Theodore Roosevelt and Elizabeth Louise (Ricketts) Plattner, she married Larry Eugene Loeffelmann on April 19, 1975 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert (Donna) Hurst of Pekin; two daughters,...
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Emil A. Butke

June 17, 1951 - May 4, 2018

PEORIA ~ Emil A. Butke, 66, of Peoria, passed away at 1:06 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Rosalie J. Hess

January 3, 1928 - May 4, 2018

MORTON ~ Rosalie Jeanette Hess, 90, of Morton, passed away peacefully at 2:22 am May 4, 2018 at her home with family by her side. Born January 3, 1928, in Des Moines, IA to Guy and Cora Theresa (Davis) Hoopes, she married Charles William “Bill” Hess, Sr. on June 2, 1947  in Des Moines, IA. He was by her side as she went to the Lord. Rosalie is also surviving by her son,...
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Addie Ruth Butler

October 25, 1932 - May 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Addie "Ruth" Butler, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Carole Rodgers

August 12, 1931 - May 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Carole Anise Rodgers, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Born August 12, 1931 in Pekin to Lawrence G. and Azeline (Davis) Bishop, she married Grove Lee Rodgers on September 18, 1955 in Pekin. He died on June 18, 1989 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, William Eugene; brother, James...
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Charles H. Maas

June 15, 1931 - May 2, 2018

PEKIN ~ Charles Herman Maas, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Manor Care at Riverview in East Peoria. 
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Lucinda Adams

December 29, 1945 - May 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Lucinda Sue Adams, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.
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Paul W. Viviano

February 2, 1957 - May 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Paul W. Viviano, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born February 2, 1957 in Pekin to Lawrence and Virginia (Dams) Viviano.  They preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Neil (Chelsea) Viviano of Mapleton; one daughter, Andrea Kay (Mike) Ione Person of Kalamazoo, Michigan and one grandson, Noah...
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Todd Dudra

April 10, 1961 - April 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Todd Anthony Dudra, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home. Born April 10, 1961 in Pekin to Dallas J. and Audrey M. (Berner) Dudra, he married Fatemel “Anna” Khorrami on May 31, 2014 in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are his parents of Pekin; one daughter, Breanna Pack of Pekin; one step-daughter, Eris Movahedi of Chicago; one...
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