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

Loretta M. Turner

October 10, 1935 - September 19, 2017

PEKIN ~ Loretta Marie Turner, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She was formerly of Creve Coeur. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Donald Spencer

May 27, 1936 - September 19, 2017

MANITO ~ Donald DeWayne "Don" Spencer, 81, of Manito, passed away at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home.
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Jazmine Ivy

June 5, 1992 - September 17, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Jazmine Mae Ivy, 25, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:02 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Peoria. She was born June 5, 1992 in Peoria to Sherri Button. Surviving are her mother of Peoria; her father, Devan Lyons of Peoria; her daughter, Avaya Skye Renee Ivy of Peoria; grandparents, Juanita and Terry Belcher, Rev. Alphonso Lyons, Gwendolyn C. Lyons and Ella Ivy; great-grandmother,...
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Orville Mann

September 2, 1931 - September 17, 2017

TREMONT ~ Orville William Mann, 86, of Tremont, passed away at 6:37 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.
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Charles Barnett, Jr.

June 11, 1956 - September 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Charles “Chuck” Barnett, Jr., 61, of Pekin, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. He was born June 11, 1956 in Pekin to Charles, Sr. and Lustella J. (Powell) Barnett.  His parents preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Crystal Barnett; one sister, Carolyn Hancock;...
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Bobby G. Dale

November 8, 1934 - September 17, 2017

PEKIN ~ Bobby Gene Dale, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 8:44 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his home.  Born November 8, 1934 to Omar and Irene (Mibbs) Dale, he married Sandy Lock on September 13, 1962 in Havana.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Robin Braman; one son, Bobby J. Dale; two grandchildren, Tiffany Braman and Chris Braman; two great-grandchildren, Aubrielle...
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Steven W. Frye

December 13, 1962 - September 16, 2017

PEKIN ~ Steven Wayne Frye, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his home.
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Theresa Kreiling

February 22, 1957 - September 16, 2017

GREEN VALLEY ~ Theresa A. "Teri" Kreiling, 60, of Green Valley, passed away at 7:31 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home.
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Verne D. Corbin, Jr.

September 20, 1939 - September 15, 2017

PEKIN ~ Verne Corbin, Jr., 77, of Pekin, passed away at 8:12 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home. He was born September 20, 1939 in Peoria to Verne and Margaret (David) Corbin, Sr., he married Joyce Carpenter in 1977. She died in 2011 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Corbin and one sister, Christine Wilson. Surviving are one daughter, Delisa...
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Vera P. Price

April 1, 1921 - September 15, 2017

MORTON ~ Vera P. Price, 96, of Morton, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home. Born April 1, 1921 in Mason City to Charles and Susan (Simpson) May, she married Thomas Price on December 13, 1938 in New London.  He died in 1986 in Mackinaw.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sons; one great-grandson; five brothers, and five sisters. Surviving...
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Nicholas J. Cochran

September 3, 1990 - September 14, 2017

PEORIA ~ Nicholas James “Nick” Cochran, 27, of Peoria, passed away at 5:34 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born September 3, 1990 in Peoria to Christopher James and Lisa Kay (Strange) Cochran, he married Alisha Marie Reider on June 28, 2015 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Jaxon James Cochran of Peoria; his...
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Patricia Krueger

September 30, 1934 - September 14, 2017

MANITO  ~  Patricia Ann “Pat” McLean Krueger, 82, of Manito, passed away at 9:12 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 after a brief stay in hospice care at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria.  Pat was born September 30, 1934 in Shelby, Montana to Robert and Madge (Malone) McLean and was raised by her grandparents, Archibald and Maude McLean.  She moved to...
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Peggy King

August 1, 1930 - September 14, 2017

PEKIN – Peggy Marie King, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home. Born August 1, 1930 in Pekin to Walter A. and Bessie M. (Johnson) Schaefer, she married James E. King on May 6, 1955 in Peoria. He died August 1, 2002 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters and three brothers. Surviving are two daughters, Julie Hamm and...
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Robert K. Bilyeu

April 2, 1932 - September 14, 2017

PEKIN ~ Robert “Bob” Kenesaw Bilyeu, 85, of Pekin, formerly of Manito and Prophetstown, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at his home in Pekin Estates at Liberty Village. Born at home April 2, 1932 in rural Sangamon County near Curran, Illinois, he was the 6th of 10 children to Benjamin F. and Helen P. (Fisher) Bilyeu. On March 26, 1954 in Manito, Bob married Rose...
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Viola M. Hyatt

January 1, 1930 - September 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Viola Mae “Vi” Hyatt, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born January 1, 1930 in Lowden, Iowa to Emil and Luella (Boehl) Gehrls, she married Willis Gordon Hyatt on June 20, 1948 in Pekin.  He died May 19, 2005 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Tamara Sayles...
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Rita Weathers

May 24, 1942 - September 12, 2017

PEKIN ~ Rita Weathers, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center E.R. in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Paul Guymon

October 22, 1962 - September 11, 2017

PEKIN ~ Paul Edward Guymon, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home.
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J. Ross Brown

September 24, 1920 - September 10, 2017

PEKIN ~ Joseph Ross Brown, Sr., 96, of Pekin, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born September 24, 1920 in Parkville, Missouri to Joseph and Rettie (Ross) Brown, he married Elizabeth Ann Etter on July 7, 1948 in Kansas.  She preceded him in death on September 5, 2010 in Pekin. Surviving are three sons, William (Holly) Brown of Pekin,...
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Frank Hoffman

July 10, 1937 - September 10, 2017

LASALLE ~ Frank Hoffman, 80, of LaSalle, passed away at 7:16 a.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Illinois Veterans Home at LaSalle. He was formerly of Peoria. He was born July 10, 1937 in Lawn Ridge to August Frederick and Leila Belle (Bohnanon) Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rhonda Sue Clark on July 13, 2013 in Peoria; three brothers, August “Auggie”,...
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Donald E. Hill

March 22, 1952 - September 9, 2017

PEKIN ~ Donald E. Hill, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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Audrey L. Weaver

June 26, 1979 - September 7, 2017

PEORIA ~ Audrey Lynn Weaver, 38, of Peoria, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her home. Audrey was born June 26, 1979 in Lacon.  She married Austin Weaver on September 26, 2013 in Peoria.  He survives. Audrey had worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide in Toluca at Asta Care and in Peoria at Sharon Elms. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral...
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James Pruitt

December 24, 1941 - September 7, 2017

TOULON ~ James William “Jim” Pruitt, 75, of Toulon, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Toulon Health Care Center. He was born December 24, 1941 in Peoria to Robert and Helen (Gay) Pruitt. He was preceded in death by his father. Surviving are his mother, Helen Pruitt of Toulon; two daughters, Crystal (Danny) Miller of East Peoria and Debbie (Bill) Perry of...
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Sara J. Sisk

June 2, 1937 - September 7, 2017

TREMONT ~ Sara J. Sisk, 80, of Tremont, passed away at 7:32 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Hawthorne Manor of Peoria surrounded by family.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born June 2, 1937 in Nettleton, Arkansas to Lowell Rudolph and Mary Aline (Wiley) McGowan, she married Richard Lee Sisk on July 18, 1954 in Pekin.  He died April 17, 2012 in Tremont.  She also was preceded in...
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Kathy D. Bressler

August 18, 1962 - September 6, 2017

MORTON ~ Kathy Diane Bressler, 55, of Morton, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at  her home.
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Jean C. Bushart

June 4, 1932 - September 6, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jean Carolyn Bushart, 85, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Pekin. Born June 4, 1932 in Crockett County, Tennessee to Ernest and Ada (Perry) Lents, she married Newt Franklin Bushart on July 4, 1947 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died March 17, 2010 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents;...
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Sharon H. Alvarez

November 26, 1977 - September 5, 2017

PEKIN ~ Sharon Hope Alvarez, 39, of Pekin, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her home.  She was born November 26, 1977 in Monroe, Wisconsin to Ramon and Sharon (Furbee) Alvarez. Surviving are her father, Ramon of Burlington, Wisconsin; her mother, Sharon of Sebastian, Florida; one daughter, Jade Alvarez-Hall of Pekin; one son, Kaiden MacKinney of Pekin; two brothers,...
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Michael Salas

December 8, 1950 - September 5, 2017

PEORIA HEIGHTS ~ Michael Raoul Salas, 66, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born December 8, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to Raymond and Evelyn (Pieper) Salas. Michael married the love of his life Madelynn Ator on March 10, 1971 in Fort Rucker, Alabama. She preceded him in death, on March 29, 2008 in Peoria...
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Evalyn Nash

September 14, 1937 - September 4, 2017

MAPLETON ~ Evalyn Nash, 79, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:24 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home after a year-long battle with renal failure. Born September 14, 1937 in Kingston Mines to Everett and Faye (Bunger) Taylor, she married Norman Delmar Nash on January 18, 1958 in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on November 9, 1999 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by...
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Susan D. Schwarz

November 9, 1960 - September 4, 2017

PEKIN ~ Susan Diane Starcevich Schwarz, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 1:02 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home.
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Neoma McClary

September 22, 1942 - September 3, 2017

PEKIN ~ Neoma Ruth McClary, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 22, 1942 in Peoria to Virgil and Ella (Martin) Hornsby, she married Frank McClary. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son, Mark McClary; one grandson, Panther McClary and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are two...
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Esther Robinson

April 7, 1943 - August 30, 2017

PEORIA ~ Esther Lois Robinson, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born April 7, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama to Rev. Jessie and Othelia (O’Cain) Robinson.  Surviving are four daughters, Annette Lucy and Dawn Johnson, both of Peoria, Sharon Lucy of Texas and Juanita Flanagan of Georgia; two sons, Glen...
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Ruby Morger

November 13, 1957 - August 30, 2017

WASHBURN ~ Ruby Ann Morger, 59, of Washburn, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Pekin. Born November 13,1957 in Pekin to Ben Franklin and Dorothy Anna (Smith) Williams, she married Mike Morger on June 12, 2012 in East Peoria. He survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Emily Morger of Washburn; one son, Randy Hosler of Peoria; four grandchildren, Jacob, Ashton, Brandon and...
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J. Laverle Loeffelmann

March 3, 1935 - August 29, 2017

PEKIN ~ Joseph Laverle Loeffelmann, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born March 3, 1935 in Pekin to Joseph Frank and Helen Georgia (Funk) Loeffelmann, he married Shirley Jean Hundt on November 13, 1960 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Vicki (Matt) Keller of Sun City West, Arizona; one son, Kevin...
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Ruth June Harmon

June 17, 1925 - August 29, 2017

MANITO ~ Ruth June (Gray) Harmon, 92, of Manito, passed away at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at her home with her daughter, grandson, daughter-in-law, minister and hospice angel, Sarah, at her bedside after a brave 8-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born June 17, 1925 in Spring Lake Township to Albert and Myrtle (Greathouse) Gray, she married her husband of 62-years, John J. Harmon, on...
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Carolyn Hoke

August 9, 1945 - August 28, 2017

PEKIN ~ Carolyn Sue Hoke, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at her home.
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Lincoln B. Look

July 31, 1939 - August 27, 2017

KINGSTON MINES ~ Lincoln Bonnie “Link” Look, 78, of Kingston Mines, passed away at 5:21 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Born July 31, 1939 in Peoria to Lincoln Bonnie and Dorothea (Jones) Look, he married Patricia E. Lucas on April 19, 1986 in Kingston Mines.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Bonnie (Jim) Reeves of...
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William J. Calvert

October 22, 1926 - August 27, 2017

HOPEDALE ~ William J. Calvert, 90, of Hopedale, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Hopedale Nursing Home. Born October 22, 1926 in Rock Hill, Missouri to Edwin and Hazel (Hassett) Calvert, he married Joy Kathryn Larsen on March 29, 1947 in Alton, Illinois.  She survives. Also surviving are four children, Dr. Nels E. (Linda) Calvert of Pekin, Susan A. Troxell of Pekin,...
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Jerad M. Traylor

February 2, 1986 - August 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Jerad M. Traylor, 31, of Pekin, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Pekin. He was born February 2, 1986 in Peoria to Jeral R. and Lisa M. (Keith) Traylor.  Surviving are his mother, Lisa Parrish of Pekin; his father and stepmother, Jeral and Kimberly Traylor of East Peoria; three children, Laney Rhey Traylor, Jaksyn Joseph Traylor and Lakynn Marie Traylor; his...
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Janet Althiser

March 17, 1937 - August 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Janet “Jan” Althiser, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her home. Born March 17, 1937 in Pekin to Orion Earl and Jane (Lyman) Frazier, she married Bernard Russell “Bud” Althiser on November 10, 1956 in Pekin.  He died October 1, 1993.  She also was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are one son, Rex Althiser of...
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Alberta E. Selman

October 1, 1925 - August 26, 2017

PEKIN ~ Alberta Elizabeth Dorethy Depoy Selman, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Pekin Manor.   Born October 1, 1925 in McDonough County to Isaac Lewis and Permelia Catherine (Cordell) Dorethy, she married Junior Russell Depoy in 1946.  She later married James M. Selman on November 17, 1971 in Peoria.  He died September 25, 1988.  She also...
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Leonard Joe Mahan

October 14, 1959 - August 26, 2017

MANITO ~ Leonard Joe Mahan, 57, of Manito, passed away at 2:57 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home.
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Patricia Ann Earhart

September 11, 1953 - August 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Patricia Earhart, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Gena Anne Pari

February 6, 1920 - August 25, 2017

PEKIN ~ Gena Anne Pari, 97, of Pekin, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Pekin Manor. Born February 6, 1920 in Farmington to Argeo and Annunziata (Bigliazzi) Argei, she married Anthony T. Pari on March 1, 1941 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.  He died September 25, 1978.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vincent Pari; one sister, Norma...
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Thelma Childers

October 28, 1934 - August 25, 2017

MASON CITY ~ Thelma Lorene Childers, 82, of Mason City, passed away at 6:14 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Mason City Area Nursing Home. Born October 28, 1934 in Pekin to Cecil and Ethel (Boyer) McCue, she married Ronald Edward Childers on June 21, 1952 in Pekin. He died May 31, 2006 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother and one sister. Surviving are two sons,...
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J. Stephen Hacker

April 19, 1942 - August 25, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ James Stephen “Steve” Hacker, 75, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 19, 1942 in Sparta, Missouri to Harvey G. and Eunice Agnes (Williams) Hacker, he married Sherry Lee Ketcherside on April 24, 1987 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are five children, Gaylynn Allen...
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Curtis Winkler

June 12, 1935 - August 23, 2017

EAST PEORIA ~ Curtis Wesley Winkler, 82, of East Peoria, passed away at 4:02 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Select Post Acute Care in Eureka. Born June 12, 1935 in Mackinaw to Norman and Iris (Kearney) Winkler, he married Shirley Garwood on May 28, 1994 in East Peoria. She died in 2006 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; four sisters and four brothers. Surviving are one...
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Michael Barnes

December 1, 1944 - August 23, 2017

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Michael Duane "Barney" Barnes, 72, of South Pekin, passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at his home.
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Mary Brees

March 3, 1931 - August 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Mary J. Brees, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at her home.
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Elma M. Spalding

September 20, 1925 - August 23, 2017

PEKIN ~ Elma Mae Spalding, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Larry E. Watson

September 18, 1948 - August 21, 2017

    PEKIN ~ Larry Eugene Watson, 68, of Pekin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin. Born September 18, 1948 in Pekin to Leslie and Joyce (Brawley) Watson, he married Melody Sue Giddens on January 23, 1966 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Debbie Shipman of Peoria and Tammy Niklewicz of Bolingbrook; four...
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Jessica M. Marsh

March 3, 1979 - August 21, 2017

PEORIA ~ Jessica Marie Marsh, 38, of Peoria, passed away at 4:52 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born March 3, 1979 in Bloomington to Carl and Brenda (Orr) Waughop, she married Roger Marsh in August, 2002 in Bloomington.  He died on December 23, 2007 in Stanford. She was also preceded in death by her mother and one brother. Surviving are her father of...
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Bonita L. Lyman

September 4, 1946 - August 20, 2017

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

June 29, 1920 - August 20, 2017

WASHINGTON ~ Lucille Amelia Prince, 97, of Washington, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Born June 29, 1920 in Peoria to Arthur and Marie (Achterberg) Roth, she married David Albert Prince on October 25, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He died in 1992 in East Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Roth...
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Kaylee J. Melton-Mitchell

August 19, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Kaylee Jo Melton-Mitchell, infant daughter of Amanda Melton of Morton and Robert Mitchell of Pekin, was stillborn at 9:19 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin
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Stephen G. Frevert

June 19, 1950 - August 19, 2017

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

October 24, 1938 - August 16, 2017

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

August 10, 2017 - August 15, 2017

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

January 28, 1918 - August 14, 2017

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

August 26, 1929 - August 13, 2017

PEKIN ~ Frances Louise Talbott, 87, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Florida.  Frances was formerly of Pekin and Manito. Born August 26, 1929 in Tazewell County to Harley and Cora (Hinkel) Wallinger, she married Clifford V. Talbott in 1948 and Walter J. Fluegel in 1962.  She was preceded in death by Clifford and...
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David E. Putt

October 13, 1952 - August 12, 2017

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

June 5, 1958 - August 12, 2017

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

December 7, 1954 - August 11, 2017

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

June 7, 1957 - August 11, 2017

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

December 29, 1953 - August 11, 2017

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

June 26, 1969 - August 11, 2017

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

June 24, 1935 - August 10, 2017

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

August 5, 1959 - August 10, 2017

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

October 22, 1965 - August 9, 2017

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

December 1, 1946 - August 8, 2017

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

July 9, 1940 - August 8, 2017

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

March 8, 1950 - August 8, 2017

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

December 21, 1992 - August 8, 2017

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

October 14, 1937 - August 7, 2017

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

April 24, 1926 - August 7, 2017

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

April 25, 1972 - August 6, 2017

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

September 12, 1922 - August 5, 2017

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

February 12, 1979 - August 4, 2017

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

December 27, 1973 - August 3, 2017

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

August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017

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

July 22, 1951 - July 31, 2017

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

February 4, 1970 - July 31, 2017

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

August 7, 1926 - July 30, 2017

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

July 15, 1946 - July 30, 2017

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

July 27, 1926 - July 28, 2017

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

July 25, 1935 - July 28, 2017

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

October 26, 1967 - July 27, 2017

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

September 24, 1940 - July 27, 2017

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

April 21, 1958 - July 27, 2017

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

September 7, 1952 - July 26, 2017

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

January 13, 1917 - July 26, 2017

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

February 14, 1933 - July 24, 2017

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

October 2, 1931 - July 23, 2017

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

July 14, 1963 - July 23, 2017

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

February 22, 1934 - July 22, 2017

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

July 20, 2017 - July 20, 2017

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

October 20, 1932 - July 19, 2017

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

June 5, 1933 - July 18, 2017

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

February 18, 1948 - July 18, 2017

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

February 21, 1962 - July 18, 2017

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

May 8, 1960 - July 17, 2017

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