Our Obituaries

Nicholas James Grimes

August 15, 1981 - September 12, 2017

Nicholas James Grimes, 36, of Ipava passed away at 5:01 am Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence.He was born August 15, 1981 in Pekin, Illinois, the son of Marlin and Tina Light Grimes.Nicholas is survived by one daughter, Kelise Grimes of Ipava; his parents of Pekin; one brother, Chad (Kate) Grimes of E. Peoria; one sister, Jessica Grimes of Pekin; three nieces, Olivia, Ava, and Kylie...
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Evelyn Lucille Feicke

May 29, 1938 - September 9, 2017

Evelyn Lucille Feicke, 79 of North Pekin passed away at 6:38 am, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born May 29,1938 in Pekin to George and Viola Bloomer. Evelyn married Jackie A. Feicke on April 6,1957 in Springfield.Surviving are: daughter Mary (Jim) Harrison of North Pekin; two sons James (Linda) Feicke of Talbotts Addition, Timothy (Leeann) Feicke of Pekin; seven...
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June Hancock

February 11, 1923 - September 4, 2017

June Hancock, age 94, a lifelong resident of Kingston Mines passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Villas of Holly Brook in Pekin.Born February 11,1923 in Kingston Mines to Roy and Jessie (Scott) Richardson; she married Charles Hancock on July 25, 1947 in Kingston Mines. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2004.Surviving are her children, Laveda (Jim) Geltz of Peoria, Charles Hancock...
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Brandi Lynn Michelle Smith

July 18, 1972 - July 24, 2017

Brandi L. M. Smith, 45, of Pekin, passed away July 24, 2017 at Pekin Hospital.She was born in Pekin, on July 18, 1972 to Leonard Harold and Rita (Jennings) Smith Sr.Surviving is her companion Robert Burns; her father; three brothers, Kimmy Lee Jennings, Leonard Harold Smith Jr., and Ed Davis; two sisters, Tonya (William) Thompson, and Gina Marie Smith; many nieces and nephews and three great...
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Lorene Redding

September 20, 1933 - July 4, 2017

Lorene Redding, 83, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Amy's Country Manor in Pekin. She was born on September 20, 1933 in Paris, Tennessee to Cebrin Alfonso "Fon" and Eva (French) Brasure . She married James L. Morris on September 10, 1949 in Corinth, Mississippi, he preceded her in death on February 12, 1979 in Pekin. She later married James E. Redding on August 25, 1989...
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Lorene A. Schappaugh

August 22, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Lorene A. Schappaugh, age 94, of Pekin, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5:38 am at The Villa East in Sherman, Illinois.Lorene was born August 22, 1922 in Parkland, IL to George and Dora (Meisinger) Timke. She married Earl Schappaugh on January 31, 1948 in Green Valley, IL. Earl passed away March 2, 2000 in Pekin. Lorene was also preceded in death by her parents, and her son-in-law, Ernest...
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Billy Edmond Crocker

December 17, 1936 - June 27, 2017

Billy Edmond Crocker, 80 of Pekin, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Pekin Hospital.Born December 17, 1936 in White Hall, Illinois to Jackson E. and Helen (Wolfarth) Crocker; he married Marylou Mitchell on November 17, 1956 in Evansville, Indiana. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Steven (Tammy) Crocker of Jackson, Michigan, Dale M. Crocker of Pekin, and Karen M. ...
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Delma Pearl Woodley

January 22, 1939 - June 20, 2017

Delma Pearl Woodley, 78, of rural Glasford, Illinois passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 22, 1939 in Iowa to Harvey and Lorraine Smith. She married Charles L. Woodley on September 29, 1956 in Brimfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2014 in rural Glasford. She is also preceded in death by two...
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Grace Leeper

September 10, 1924 - June 14, 2017

Grace Leeper, age 92, of West Peoria, formerly of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:57 a.m. at Heddington Oaks Care Center in West Peoria.She was born Sep. 10, 1924 in Mapleton to Harry and Hilda (Selburg) Calhoun. She married Gerald Leeper on July 26, 1941 in Paris, MO. He passed away Jan. 17, 1980 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by one son, Marshal Leeper, three...
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Theresa Louise Miller

June 16, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Theresa Louise Miller, age 84, of Pekin, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:45 a.m. at Fondulac Woods Care Center in East Peoria.She was born June 16, 1932 in Mount Sterling, IL to Andrew and Clara (Monkton) Ashbaker. They preceded her in death along with five siblings.Survivors include one sister, Helen Sauer of Wimberley, TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews...
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Floyd H. Keyes

April 8, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Floyd H. Keyes, Sr, age 85, of Pekin, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:50 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.He was born April 8, 1932 in Terre Haute, IN to George and Flonnie (Auterson) Keyes. He first married Ada Zeeck and then married Verneda Meyer and then later married Verna Edwards. Verna survives along with two sons: Floyd (Joy) Keyes II of Pekin, John (Pam) Keyes...
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Carolyn Jean Spencer

January 15, 1949 - June 11, 2017

Carolyn Jean Spencer, 68, of Pekin, formerly of Roodhouse, Ill., died at 4 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, in the Pekin Hospital emergency room after suffering a heart attack around 2:30 a.m. at her home in Court Place Apartments. She had been in poor health for some time. Carolyn was born Jan. 15, 1949, at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, Ill., the youngest child of Carl Spencer Riggs Sr. by...
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Leona Marie Scarcliff

September 22, 1915 - May 19, 2017

Leona Marie Scarcliff, 101, of Glasford, Illinois, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Red Oak Memory Care in Canton, Illinois. She was born on September 22, 1915 in rural Canton, Illinois to Clarence and Vada (Williams) Albright. She married Eural John “Bud” Scarcliff on February 29, 1936 in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1998 in Farmington, Illinois....
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Alicia Beth Bays

March 9, 1990 - May 8, 2017

Alicia Beth Bays, 27, of Topeka, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 in Havana, Illinois. She was born on March 9, 1990 in Pekin, Illinois to Lloyd Alvin and Barbara Helen (Freeman) Bays Jr. She is survived by her mother of Havana, Illinois; three children, Zoee Dennis and Zander Hedrick both of Pekin and Noah of Spring Lake, Illinois; two sisters, Wanita Bays and Rhonda Hankins both of...
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Ulysses Jacob Schryver

July 1, 1966 - April 17, 2017

Ulysses Jacob Schryver "Jake the Snake" of Mason City, formerly of Decatur, passed away April 17,2017 at 12:15 pm at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Jake was born July 1, 1966 at St. Mary's hospital in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Emel Schryver and Dolly Neader.Jake married Misty Finley December 19, 1996 in Decatur, IL; she survives. Jake is also survived by his children, Erica...
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Marian F. Gettman

December 23, 1927 - April 13, 2017

Marian F. Gettman, 89, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Hallmark House in Pekin. She was born on December 23, 1927 in Pekin to Ernest and Margaret (Conley) Hill. Surviving is one son, Bruce (Gayle) Gettman of Pekin, Illinois and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a clerk for many years at Pekin Insurance retiring in...
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Ronald Lee Bouchez

October 19, 1964 - April 3, 2017

Ronald L. Bouchez, 52, of Pekin, Illinois passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 in Pekin.He was born October 19, 1964 in Pekin to Charles N. and Betty J. (Seelye) Bouchez and his parents preceded him in death. He married Amy Baker on October 22, 2004 in Pekin. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Virginia and Kirsten Knotts, Jaeda and Jexxa Bouchez and Skylar Lunini; two granddaughters,...
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Dorothy Deloris Schultz

May 29, 1961 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, IL.
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Larry Lee Gale

December 14, 1956 - March 23, 2017

Larry Lee Gale, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 14, 1956 in Pekin to Robert Dean and Beverly June Bond Gale. They preceded him in death.Surviving are his brothers and sisters: Raymond D. (Sharon) Gale of Pekin, Thomas Dean Gale of Mapleton, Linda Gale of Pekin, Andrew (Connie) Gale of Pekin, Maryann Gale of Avon, Illinois;...
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Betty Mae Kirgan

May 22, 1925 - March 10, 2017

Betty Mae Kirgan, age 91, of Pekin, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12:20 a.m. at Pekin Manor Care Center.She was born May 22, 1925 in Beardstown to Norman and Linnie (DeWitt) Davis. She married Edgar Kirgan on July 12, 1947 in Pekin. He passed away on Sep. 29, 1990 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard “Dick” and Roland Davis, one nephew, Gary Fox,...
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Terry Patrick Lanan

November 16, 1950 - March 8, 2017

Terry Patrick Lanan, age 66, of Kingston Mines was born November 16, 1950 in Peoria to Jack and Zelma Ruth (Neuenschwander) Lanan. He passed away and was released from his pain and suffering on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:24 p.m. in Peoria.God answered his prayers. Our prayers are that he has a home in heaven now with his loved ones. Terry grew up in Kingston Mines. At a young age he was a...
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Phyllis June Foster

December 15, 1931 - February 17, 2017

Phyllis June Foster, 85, of Pekin passed away at 11pm Friday, February 17, 2017 at Pekin Manor. She was born December 15, 1931 in Alexandria Bay, NY, the daughter of Emmett and Thelma McAllister Moulton. She grew up in Miami, FL. Phyllis met Frank Foster Jr. in Meredosia, IL during a visit to her grandmother's in 1947. She married him on February 11, 1948. He preceded her in death on May 29,...
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Daniel Roy Nichols

September 17, 1951 - February 17, 2017

Daniel Roy Nichols Sr., 65, of Pekin passed away at 7:56 am Friday, February 17, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side.He was born September 17, 1951 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Roy and Eva Bennet Nichols. He married Jody Cornwell in 1979. He later married Sharon Bourchez.Daniels is survived by his children, Matthew Nichols of AZ, Daniel Nichols Jr. and James Nichols both of...
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Randy Dean Null

June 26, 1955 - February 14, 2017

Randy D. Null, 61, of Pekin passed away at 9:44 am Tuesday, February 14, 2017 "Valentine's Day" at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1955 in Pekin the son of William and Agnes Harms Null. He married Debbie Smith on June 11, 1999 in Pekin.Randy is survived by his wife of 17 years and 8 months; two step-sons, Rick (Holly) McGlothlin of Mt Pulaski, and Henry (Brandi)...
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Thelma M. Roberts

March 15, 1925 - February 10, 2017

Thelma M. Roberts, 91, of Pekin passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Hopedale Medical Complex.Born March 15, 1925 in Tecumseh, Indiana to George and Flonnie (Auterson) Keyes; she married Sam Roberts on May 8, 1943 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death on February 28, 1994.Surviving are her children, Stanley (Joan) Roberts, Beverly (Bob) Roberts Fisher, and Kevin (Stacy) Roberts; ten...
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Dale Wayne Roofe

May 5, 1962 - January 9, 2017

Dale "Hippie" Roofe, age 54, of Pekin, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at his residence. He was born on May 5, 1962 in Peoria to Edward Leon and Francis Maxcine (Braman) Roofe. He was preceded in death by his father.Survivors include his mother, Francis Maxcine Marshall of East Peoria; one son, Adam; two sisters: Debbie (Randy) McCann of East Peoria, Kathy (Billy) Hawkins of East...
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Gertrude Rollins

June 11, 1922 - January 4, 2017

Gertrude Rollins, 94, of Morton passed away at 9:20 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Morton Villa Nursing Home.She was born June 11, 1922 in Bridgeport, Alabama the daughter of Richard and Rose Cranfield Cooper. She married Frank B. Rollins on August 18, 1945. He preceded her in death.Gertrude is survived by her daughters, Barb (Steve) Swanson, and Shirley (Craig) Swoik both of Pekin; six...
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Darla Kay Clauson

July 30, 1947 - January 1, 2017

Darla Kay Clauson, 69, of Peoria passed away at 1:40 pm January 1, 2017 at her residence.She was born July 30, 1947 in Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Bernard and Marjorie Madden Rothman. She married Raymond M. Clauson Sr.Darla is survived by her children, Misty Smith of Goldsboro, NC, and Ronald (Jody) Clauson of Pekin; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald ...
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Ruth J. Astle

June 16, 1926 - December 23, 2016

Ruth J. Astle, 90, of West Peoria, formerly of Mapleton, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria, Illinois. She was born on June 16, 1926 in Mapleton, Illinois to Frank and Grace (Walker) Astle. She worked many years in the office at Krogers. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Mapleton Church. She is survived by one brother, Paul of Peoria;...
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Bill G. Turnbough

October 4, 1933 - December 20, 2016

Bill G. Turnbough, 83, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Pekin, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his residence which he shared with his sister. He was born on October 4, 1933 in Crawford County, Salem, Missouri to Otto Earl and Clara Turnbough. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He then moved to Illinois in 1964. He married Doris...
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W. D. Hale

October 15, 1930 - December 16, 2016

W D Hale, 86, of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly of Pekin, Illinois, passed away in St. Cloud, Florida on Friday, December 16, 2016. He was born on October 15, 1930 in Rector, Arkansas to George and Maude Mae (Williams) Hale. He married Alma Mae Moore on June 9, 1951 in Pickett, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2010 in Kissimmee, Florida. He is also preceded in death by two sons...
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Mary L. Mandrell

January 31, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Mary L. Mandrell, 85, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Thursday evening at the Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 31, 1931 in Benton, Illinois to Oscar and Mary (Dorris) West. She married Jack Mandrell on August 14, 1948 in Benton, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 18, 2016 in Peoria, Illinois. She was also...
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Donald E. Schaible

July 29, 1949 - November 26, 2016

Donald E. "Don" Schaible, age 67, of Manito, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. at Timbercreek Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Pekin. He was born July 29, 1949 in Peoria to Francis and Marie (Craps) Schaible. He married Deborah Hills July 6, 1974 in Pekin. She survives along with two sons: Dyson Schaible of Nashville, TN, Derrick Schaible of Manito; and one granddaughter,...
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D. Sharon Rhoades

April 1, 1940 - November 21, 2016

Dorothy Sharon Rhoades, 76, of Peoria, Illinois, formerly of Creve Coeur, Illinois passed away at her residence at Independence Village in Peoria on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born on April 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois. She married Eugene “Gene” Rhoades on August 9, 1959 in Creve Coeur, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2002 in Peoria. She was also preceded...
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Michael Lee Jones

December 28, 1972 - October 28, 2016

Michael Lee Jones, 43, of Pekin, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, surrounded by his family.Michael was born December 28, 1972, the son of Larry and Joan (Tate) Jones of Marquette Heights.Mike leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Sara (Leimbach) Jones; his daughters, Jenna and Jillian; his parents; his brother, Larry (Leticia) Jones of Washington...
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William J. Pescaglia

August 8, 1937 - October 27, 2016

William J. "Bill" Pescaglia, 79 of Manito, formerly of Pekin, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his home with his family.Born August 18, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois to Cevial and Dorothy (Kuntz) Pescaglia; he married Mary Hannan on September 7, 1957 in Pekin. She survives in Manito.Also surviving are his son, Terry Pescaglia, also of Manito; his grandson, Jace Bland; and his sister, Rose ...
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Richard I. Daniels

April 20, 1936 - October 23, 2016

Richard I. "Poo" Daniels, 80, of Glasford, passed away at 12:51 pm Sunday October 23, 2016 at Pekin Hospital. He was born April 20, 1936 in Quincy, Illinois to Omer and Jeanett (Hudson) Daniels. He married Beverly J. Meyer April 30, 1955 in Quincy. She preceded him in death January 31, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his sister Marla and his son-in-law, Tom Dunn.Surviving are his...
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Betty A. Bohanan

May 20, 1923 - October 18, 2016

Betty A. Bohanan, 93, of West Peoria, formerly of Glasford, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Heddington Oaks.Born May 20, 1923 in East Peoria, Illinois to Roy O. and Anne (Lichtsinn) Martin; she married Grant Bohanan on August 1, 1942 and he preceded her in death in 2006.Also preceding in death are her daughter, Paula Bohanan and son-in-law, Red Lane.Surviving are her children, Merriann...
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Andrea L. Hill

June 17, 1949 - October 8, 2016

Andrea L. Hill, 67, of Glasford, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home.Born June 17, 1949 in Peoria, Illinois to Charles Virgil and Shirley J. (Hubbart) Shryock; she married Bill Hill on December 24, 1982 and he survives.Also surviving are her children, Charles Frederick Runyon, Brian Richard (Heather) Runyon of Canton and Tara Nicole (Adam) Detweiler of Leander, TX; her sister, Judy...
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Zella Dobbs

June 29, 1920 - October 7, 2016

Zella Adelia Dobbs, 96, of Andover, Illinois, formerly of Creve Coeur, Illinois, passed away peacefully Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.Born June 29, 1920 in Waco, Tennessee to Oscar and Pearl (Brown) Sharpe; she married Gerald D. Dobbs on February 10, 1955 in Peoria, IL and he preceded her in death on January 9, 2007 in Texas.Also preceding in...
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Judy A. Guymon

May 3, 1949 - October 6, 2016

Judy A. Guymon, age 67, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.Born May 3, 1949 in Peoria, Illinois to Benjamin and Dorothy (Thomas) Casey; she married John Richard "Rich" Guymon on July 26, 1969 in East Peoria. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1984.Also preceding her in death were her sister, Cynthia Apodaca and her longtime...
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Louise Marie Wagonmaker

July 12, 1923 - October 5, 2016

Louise Marie Wagonmaker, 93 of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Timbercreek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pekin.Born July 12, 1923 in Manito, Illinois to Louis and Marie (DeMilliano) DeSutter; she married Edward Wagonmaker on June 11, 1944 in Havana, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 25, 1981 in Peoria.Also preceding in death were three brothers and five...
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Michael L. Johnson

February 28, 1958 - September 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, IL.
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Jack Mandrell

September 14, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Jack Mandrell, 88, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on September 14, 1928 in Benton, Illinois to Leslie and Bonnie (Eldridge) Mandrell. He married Mary L. West on August 14, 1948 in Benton, Illinois. She survives. He is also survived by five children; Stanley (Judith) Mandrell of Pekin, Vickie S. (David...
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Wayne Allan Horton

February 25, 1942 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, IL.
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Mary Etta Bechtel

October 25, 1929 - August 18, 2016

Mary Etta Bechtel, 86 of rural Manito, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at home with her family.Born October 25, 1929 in Pekin, IL to Everett D. and Etta M. (Bloomer) Smith; she married Raymond H. Bechtel July 31, 1949 in Joliet, IL and he preceded her in death in 2005.Also preceding in death were her parents; step-father, Wallie Simpson; her daughter, Twiletta Cotter; brother, Gerald Smith;...
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Austin Tylor Hale

July 16, 1994 - August 17, 2016

Austin T Hale 22, of Pekin passed away at 11:26 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his residence.He was born July 16, 1994 in Pekin son of Chad Shaw and Jamie Strange. Austin was survived by his parents both of Pekin; one sister, Shelby Taylor of Pekin; one brother, Braiden Summers of California; one step-sister, Nicole Strange of Pekin; three grandmothers, Carol Gleason of Creve Coeur and Bessie...
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Harold D. Stone

November 27, 1932 - August 9, 2016

Harold D. Stone, 83, of rural Glasford, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his residence. He was born on November 27, 1932 in Winslow, Indiana to William and Cloretta (Boger) Stone. He married Loretta J. Robling on August 18, 1951 in Glezen, Indiana. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2006 in Peoria, Illinois. He was also preceded by several brothers and sisters.He is survived...
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John E. Baker

May 31, 1926 - July 3, 2016

John Everett Baker, 90 of East Peoria passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Pekin Manor.He was born May 31, 1926 in South Pekin, IL to Charles and Grace (Rowbottom) Baker. He married Edna Lowery in Dallas, TX on September 22, 1944. She preceded him in death in 1992. He then married Mildred Herring Daily on February 13, 1999 and she preceded him in death in 2008.Also preceding in death was his...
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John Everett Baker

May 31, 1926 - July 3, 2016

John Everett Baker, 90 of East Peoria passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Pekin Manor.He was born May 31, 1926 in South Pekin, IL to Charles and Grace (Rowbottom) Baker. He married Edna Lowery in Dallas, TX on September 22, 1944. She preceded him in death in 1992. He then married Mildred Herring Daily on February 13, 1999 and she preceded him in death in 2008.Also preceding in death was his...
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Harvey Matthew Hinds

June 29, 1956 - July 2, 2016

Harvey Matthew "Matt/Yard Dog" Hinds, age 60, of Pekin, passed away Saturday July 2, 2016 at 5:16 p.m. in Mapleton. He was born June 29, 1956 in Corona, CA to Franklin D. and Patsy Y. (Long) Hinds. He was currently married to Margaret Duckett. They were married Aug. 6, 1994 in Pekin. She survives along with five sons, three daughters, twenty-two grandchildren, and two brothers: Frank Hinds of...
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Ethel Nesselroad

February 22, 1923 - June 26, 2016

Nesselroad, Ethel 93 of Citrus Springs went to be with her Lord on June 26, 2016.Ethel was born in Browning, Ill. on February 22, 1923 the daughter of Lawrence and Eda (Smith) Rhoads.Ethel loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved quilting and tending her flower garden. Ethel was a life member of T.O.P.S. of Hernando and Citrus County.Ethel is survived by one daughter...
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Virginia G. Hartsock

February 27, 1921 - June 10, 2016

Virginia G. Hartsock, 95, of Pekin passed away at 1:35 p.m. Friday June 10, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born February 27, 1921 in Havana to Alfred Sr. and Lulu (Harwick) Janssen. She married Virgel Hartsock June 20, 1956 in Pekin. He passed away April 5, 1998 in Pekin. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Rev. Dennis) Fitzgerald of Elmwood, one son Grant (Rose) Hartsock of...
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Dorothy M. Gudzinskas

December 17, 1925 - May 24, 2016

Dorothy M. Gudzinskas, 90, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the home of her daughter. She was born on December 17, 1925 in Pekin to Frank and Amelia (LeMoine) Edmonds. She married Pete G. Gudzinskas on July 4, 1969 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on August 21, 2013 in Pekin. She is also preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Gudzinskas and two brothers and two...
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Leona E. Fargher

January 5, 1926 - May 13, 2016

Leona E Fargher, 90, of Pekin passed away at 8:30 a.m. Friday May 13, 2016 at Hallmark House Nursing Center.She was born on January 5, 1926 in Streator, IL the daughter of Herbert and Mildred Ramme Holz. She married Morris Fargher on December 24, 1944. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2000.Leona is survived by her children; Diana Snyder of Pekin, Nancy (Michael Stokes) Schmick, and Gary...
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Sharon Eileen Skaggs

October 15, 1956 - May 12, 2016

Sharon E. Skaggs, age 59, of Manito, passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 at 11:10 p.m. at the Pekin Hospital.She was born Oct. 15, 1956 in Lincoln to William C. and Donna (Sharp) Skaggs. They preceded her in death.Survivors include one brother, William (wife-Virginia) Skaggs of Manito, and two nephews: David (wife-Marian), (kids-Lillian and Abigail) Skaggs of Port Byron, and Clifford Skaggs of...
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John R. Eggena

September 3, 1929 - May 1, 2016

John R. Eggena, age 86, of Pekin, passed away Sunday May 1, 2016 at 7:45 p.m. at his residence.He was born Sep. 3, 1929 in Pekin to John H. and Letha (Baker) Eggena. He married Rosemary Kuecks on Aug. 23, 1953 in Pekin. She passed away on Nov. 29, 2003 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Doris Bauer.Survivors include two daughters: Lori Svendsen of Pekin,...
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Kathleen S. Skaggs

July 10, 1949 - March 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, IL.
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Thomas James Evans

July 1, 1933 - March 21, 2016

Thomas James Evans Sr., 82, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Morton Terrace in Morton, Illinois. He was born on July 1, 1933 in Pekin, Illinois to Thomas Edward and Lillian (Sidell) Evans. He married Virginia Waremburg on August 20, 1952 in Pekin, Illinois. She survives. He is also survived by four children, Thomas J. Evans Jr., Charlotte (Steve) Neeley, and...
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Betty Jo Strange

February 13, 1961 - February 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, IL.
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Wallace Roger Burton

February 26, 1948 - January 31, 2016

Wallace "Roger" Burton, 67, of Pekin, Illinois, passed quietly away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born on February 26, 1948 in Quincy, Illinois to Louie and Ruth (Croxton) Burton. He married Marijane Rubal on July 24, 1976 in Greensburg, Indiana. She passed away in 2011 in Indiana. He was also preceded in death by his father; both maternal grandparents, W.R. and Grace...
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Glenna Marie Swanson

January 10, 1962 - January 24, 2016

Glenna M. Swanson, age 54, of Peoria, passed away Sunday January 24, 2016 at 6:40 a.m. at her residence. She was born January 10, 1962 in Peoria to Glen and Lillian (Wilson) Davis. She married Gary Swanson August 16, 1986 in East Peoria. He survives along with one daughter, Kayla (Joe) Beeney of Mackinaw; two grandchildren: Tommy and Hailey Beeney of Mackinaw, and one sister, Vicki (Jim) Terry...
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Gertrude A. Elliott

September 24, 1919 - January 21, 2016

Gertrude A. Elliott, 96, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 21,2016 at the Unity Point\Proctor Hospital in Peoria. She was born on September 24, 1919 in Boynton, Illinois to James and Cora (Wilder) Wilder. She married Addison Elliott on March 2, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1992 in Pekin, Illinois. She was also preceded in death by one son,...
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Windell D. Keeling

March 23, 1962 - January 20, 2016

Windell D. Keeling,53, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Pekin Hospital. He was born on March 23, 1962 in Marianna, Arkansas to Sam and Maxine (Roland) Keeling.He is survived by his mother, Maxine Keeling of East Peoria, Illinois, his father, Sam Keeling of Marianna, Arkansas; two sisters, Ellen Harris of Creve Coeur, Illinois and Nadine Bunann fo Judsonia, Arkansas...
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Nancy T. Ewing

November 9, 1937 - January 17, 2016

Nancy T. Ewing, 78, of Pekin, Illinois passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the O.S.F. Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born November 9, 1937 in Springfield, IL to Joseph and Mary (Burkett) Schmelter. Nancy married Owen Ewing on January 30, 1960 in Springfield, IL.Surviving is her husband Owen Ewing of Pekin, IL, daughter Kathy Renee (Jim) Taylor of Lewistown, IL, two...
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Donald L. Herron

June 16, 1977 - January 10, 2016

Donald L. "Donnie" Herron, 38, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Unity Point \ Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on June 16, 1977 in Streator, Illinois to Donald K. and Carolyn (Nauman) Herron. He married Sarah Carter on June 6, 2012 in Ft. Myers, Florida. She survives. He is also survived by his parents of Glasford, Illinois; three children,...
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Vernetta M. Brewer

March 7, 1922 - December 20, 2015


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Vernetta Mary Brewer

March 7, 1922 - December 20, 2015

Vernetta M Brewer, 93, of Peoria passed away at 6:01 pm Sunday, December 20, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.She was born on March 7, 1922 in Williams, Iowa, the daughter of John and Helen Berry Anderson. She married Harold W. Morris in 1941. She later married John E. Brewer. He preceded her in death in March of 1978.Vernetta is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Crank of...
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William Charles Long III

April 21, 1920 - December 20, 2015

William Charles Long III, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 12:15 am Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.William was born April 21, 1920 in Elmgrove Township, the son of William Jr. and Clara Vaupel Long. He married Hildred A Johnson on October 22, 1949. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2000.William is also preceded by his parents and one son, Donald Martin,...
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Earl L. Baker

October 29, 1939 - December 17, 2015

Earl LaRue "Pete" Baker Jr., 76, of Pekin, Illinois, formerly of Peoria, Illinois passed away early Thursday morning, December 17, 2015 at his home with his family by his side.He was born on October 29, 1939 in Peoria, Illinois. Earl was the eldest son of the late Earl Sr. and Rozena (Hart) Baker. Earl is preceded in death by his wife of 23 years, Eleanor Phillips who passed in 2013. Earl...
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Donald C. Hoshor

July 13, 1931 - December 2, 2015

Donald C. Hoshor, 84, of Glasford, Illinois passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1931 in Spring Bay, Illinois to Christian and Lula (Garber) Hoshor. Don married Diane Reutler on May 26, 1962 in Pekin, Illinois. She preceded him in death June 22, 2015.Surviving are his two daughters: Susan (Mike) Hodges of Glasford and Julie...
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Hazel Irene Wolfe

April 9, 1925 - November 20, 2015

Hazel Irene Wolfe, 90, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at Timber Creek Rehab and Health Center with her family by her side.Hazel was born April 9, 1925 in Ochlocknee, Georgia, the daughter of Emma I. Parker. She married Orville O. Wolfe on December 12, 1945 in Pekin. He preceded her in death on February 16, 1986 in Pekin.Hazel is survived by her children: Thomas ...
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Marvin D. Parr

October 11, 1949 - November 18, 2015

Marvin D. Parr, 66, of Pekin, IL went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at home with his loving family by his side. Marvin was born October 11, 1949 in Peoria, Illinois to Donald and Eula Mae (Turbett) Parr. He married Paula Rauen on March 22, 1986.Surviving are his father Donald Parr of Hanna City; wife Paula Parr of Pekin; son Brett Parr of Louisville, KY; daughter Ashley...
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Roger K. Buckley

November 27, 1942 - November 13, 2015

Roger K. Buckley, 72, of Manito, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Pekin Hospital in Pekin, Illinois. He was born on November 27, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois to Harry and Veoria (Bentson) Buckley. He married Wanda Neavear on September 3, 1965 in Pekin, Illinois. She survives.Two daughters also survive, Tina (Paul) Cargill of Pekin, Illinois and Trina Buckley of Manito, Illinois;...
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Carolyn Waldrop

August 12, 1943 - October 22, 2015

Carolyn Waldrop, 72 of Pekin passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015 at her home.Born August 12, 1943 in Palestine, Illinois to Orvil and Charlotte (Withiam) Waldrop; she married Charles Littlejohn, Sr. on October 15, 1960.Surviving are her children, Carla (Fred) McCullough, Kimberly Lewis, Rena Andrus ( Jim Owens), Wendi Littlejohn and Charles Littlejohn, Jr; 16 grandchildren and 31 great...
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Clarence R. Bunger

February 21, 1930 - September 9, 2015

Clarence R. Bunger, 85, of Glasford, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 4:31 AM in Graham Hospital,Canton, Illinois. He was born on February 21, 1930 in Glasford, Illinois to Peter and Edith (Keel) Bunger. He married Patsy Mary Cowser on January 28, 1950 in Glasford, Illinois. She survives. Also surviving are two children, Douglas Bunger and Darcey (Douglas) Spenny both of...
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Scott R. Boundy

March 23, 1957 - September 1, 2015

Scott R. Boundy, 58, of Pekin, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born March 23, 1957 in Lowell, Florida to Russell and Natalie (Bradshaw) Boundy. He married Connie Webb on October 22, 1983 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are his son, Justin Boundy of Peoria; his father-in-law,...
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Lynn Ann Nelson

August 27, 1958 - August 6, 2015

Lynn Nelson, 56 of Pekin, passed away at 4:50 am Thursday, August 6, 2015 at her home.She was born August 27, 1958 in Peoria, Illinois to Russell and Marlene (Kohler) Reliford. She married Charles Nelson on October 24, 1990 in Pekin.Surviving are her husband; children, Jennifer Hall of Peoria, Jesse Bruce of East Peoria, Melissa Bruce of Washington, Sarah Reliford of Washington, Kara Reliford of...
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Katharine S. Crider

September 3, 1932 - August 4, 2015

Katharine S. Crider, age 82, of Pekin, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Hallmark House Nursing Home in Pekin.Katharine was born on September 3, 1932 in Pekin, IL to Delmar and Eary (Chaney) Lee. She married James H. Crider on June 23, 1950 in Pekin. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1983. Also preceding her in death are her parents; five brothers, John, Delmar, Samuel, William, and...
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Marilyn Esteppe

June 4, 1927 - August 1, 2015

Marilyn (Fulton) Esteppe, 88, of Pekin, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 1, 2015 at her home.She was born June 4, 1927 in Browning, IL to Alvin Vincent "Steven" and Nola (Lane) Fulton. She married Harry Bruce Esteppe on April 20, 1946 in Johnson City, TN. He preceded her in death on February 24, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her son, David Bruce Esteppe and her brother, Robert...
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Johnny Eugene Harmon

August 1, 1947 - July 25, 2015

Johnny Eugene Harmon, of Springlake, lost his courageous struggle against COPD at 3:35 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, one week before his 68th birthday.Johnny was born August 1, 1947 in Pekin, Illinois to John J. and June (Gray) Harmon. He is survived by his life partner of 15 years, Sheila Wright of Springlake; his mother, June Harmon of Manito; his sister, Patricia ...
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Laverda Buckman

December 9, 1934 - July 20, 2015

Laverda "Lori" Buckman, 80, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Monday July 20, 2105 at Apostolic Christian Restmor of Morton. Lori was born on December 9, 1934 in Watseka, Illinois to August and Etta (Seggerman) Remmert. On March 18, 1962, she married the love of her life, Raymond E. Buckman. For 46 years they were nearly inseparable. They enjoyed traveling the country together and loved to dance...
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Bessie Jean Rathbun

April 15, 1947 - July 16, 2015

Bessie J. Rathbun, age 68, of Manito, passed away Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. at Pekin Hospital.She was born April 15, 1947 in Roanoke, West Virginia to Robert C. and Edna Rose Stewart. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Dan and Nettie Markham. She married Roger Rathbun April 15, 1967 in Peoria. He passed away October 3, 2002 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents,...
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Geraldine C. Eckstein

December 21, 1932 - July 14, 2015

Geraldine C. Eckstein, 82, of Pekin, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her home. She was born December 21, 1932 in Pekin to Lawrence and Helen Weyhrich Keller. She married LeRoy Eckstein in Pekin on July 30, 1954.Surviving are one son, Larry (Marie) Eckstein of Jackson, Missouri; two daughters, Susan (Gregg) Swibold of Pekin and Ann (John) Wilson of Manito; seven grandchildren, Michael...
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Jerry D. Robinson

March 12, 1938 - July 10, 2015


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Margo Elaine Falco

December 26, 1955 - July 8, 2015

Margo E. (Van Duker) Falco, 59 of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Peoria. She was born December 26, 1955 in Wood River, Illinois to Robert E. Sr. and Charlotte N. (McNish) Van Duker. They preceded her in death.Margo is survived by her sons Tom (Tiffany) VanDuker of Mapleton, Billy Joe Harrison of Mapleton, Andy Davis of Pekin; four brothers: Robert E. (Sara) Van Duker Jr. of...
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Opal Emma Whitlow

October 21, 1915 - June 30, 2015

Opal E. Whitlow, 99, of Pekin, Illinois, formerly of Glasford, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Timbercreek Rehab and Healthcenter in Pekin, Illinois. She was born on October 21, 1915 in Kingston Mines, Illinois to John and Milanie (Pruvost) Glasford. She married Kenneth Whitlow in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1999 in Peoria. She is also preceded in death by her parents,...
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Bert A. Steinborn

April 12, 1923 - June 28, 2015

Bert A. Steinborn, 92, of Pekin, passed away Sunday June 28, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.Bert was a Pearl Harbor survivor and the recipient of the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal w/3 Stars, American Defense Service Medal w/Star, Korean Service Medal w/Star, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation w/Oakleaf Cluster. Born April 12, 1923 in...
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Mary B. Richmond

November 15, 1929 - June 24, 2015

Mary B. Richmond, 85, of Coulterville, formerly of Mapleton, passed away at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Pinckneyville Community Hospital. She was born on Nov. 15, 1929 in Akron Twp, Peoria County, to William A. and Nettie (DeBord) Beam. She married Glenn E. Richmond in 1948. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1977. She was also preceded by her parents; two children, Roger L....
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Diane Helen Hoshor

November 18, 1934 - June 22, 2015

Diane Helen Hoshor, age 80, of Glasford, passed away Monday June 22, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. at her home.She was born November 18, 1934 in Peoria to Harm and Helen (Sullivan) Reutler. She married Don Hoshor May 26, 1962 in Pekin. He survives along with two daughters: Susan (Mike) Hodges of Glasford, Julie (Chris) Lagacy of Morton; four grandchildren: Tyler and Abby Hodges of Glasford, Ryan and Sara...
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Alice Butler

February 1, 1924 - June 8, 2015

Alice Butler, 91, of South Pekin, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 at Hallmark House Nursing Facility. She was born February 1, 1924 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Charles and Minerva (Sams) Strader. She married Leo Butler, the love of her life November 22, 1942 in Terre Haute. He preceded her in death August 27, 2004 in South Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several...
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Frieda Mae Williams

March 20, 1936 - June 1, 2015

Frieda M. Williams, age 79, of Pekin, passed away Monday June 1, 2015 at Pekin Hospital.She was born March 20, 1936 in Havana, Ilinois to Fritz and Rita (Davis) Bachman. She first married Richard Spoede and then later married Harry Williams May 29, 1961. He passed away July 4, 1993 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her first husband; one infant sister; one brother, Ernest Bachman; and...
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Norma Louise Vaughn

April 8, 1933 - May 24, 2015

Norma Louise Vaughn, age 82, of Canton, formerly of Glasford, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.Norma was born on April 8, 1933 in McLeansboro, IL to Rev. Alvie O. and Birdie Lee (Whitting) Daily. She married Russell Joe Vaughn on December 9, 1950 in McLeansboro and he preceded her in death in April of 2012. Also preceding her in death are her parents...
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Richard A. Bruder

November 13, 1935 - May 19, 2015

Richard A. Bruder Sr., 79, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and his beloved dog, "Maxine". He was born on November 13, 1935 in Pekin, Illinois to Alfred and Mildred (Brann) Bruder. He married Edith Ellen Collins on November 23, 1956 in Havana, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2015 in Pekin, Illinois. He...
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Henry Joseph Vicary

March 15, 1937 - May 9, 2015

Henry Joseph Vicary, "Joe" 78, of Peoria, Illinois passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was born March 15, 1937 in Kickapoo Township, IL to Richard and Dorothy (Layton) Vicary. He married Darlene Asbell March 5, 1965.Surviving is his wife of fifty years, Darlene Eva Vicary; his son Henry (Jill) Vicary of Morton, IL; and two grandchildren, Connor and Olivia Vicary. Also surviving are three...
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Gary Glenn Guilford

December 12, 1933 - May 7, 2015

Gary Glenn Guilford, 81 of Glasford passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Bickford House in Peoria. He was born December 12, 1933 in McCook, Nebraska to Glenn and Bertha (Lienhart) Guilford. He married Donna Mathiesen May 31, 1965. She preceded him in death January 19, 2006 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Gary is survived by his daughter Michelle Guilford of Spokane, Washington; his son John (Jill)...
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Bobby Louis VanEtten

September 14, 1963 - April 30, 2015

Bobby Louis VanEtten, 51, of Forest City passed away at 8:20 pm Thursday, April 30th at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.He was born, Saturday, September 14, 1963 in Pekin to Robert and Glenda Faye VanEtten.Surviving are his son, Taggart VanEtten of Manito, stepson, Trevor (Jeanine) Hipsher of Forest City, stepdaughter, Amanda (Jason) Babin or...
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Elizabeth R. Coats

December 16, 1926 - April 25, 2015

Elizabeth R. "Betty" Coats, 88, of Pekin, Illinois formerly of Glasford, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Aldershot, England on December 16, 1926 to Edward and Mary (Sinclair) Wilson. She married Ronald D. Coats on February 2, 1946 in Chatham, Kent, England. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1991 near St. David,...
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William F. Jackson

December 6, 1925 - April 1, 2015

William F. "Bill" Jackson, Sr., 89 of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Amy's Country Manor in Pekin. He was born December 6, 1925 in St. James, MO to Theodore M. and Blanche Mae (Howard) Jackson. He married Wanda Masters. He later married Dorothy N. Lewis in 1947. He then married Frances Anderson in 1972. She preceded him in death in 1999. He then married Evelyn...
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Helen Lloyd

July 18, 1943 - March 28, 2015

Helen F. Lloyd, age 71, of Pekin, passed away Saturday March 28, 2015 at 12:46 p.m. at her home.She was born July 18, 1943 in Sullivan, Tennessee to Robert and Anna Mae (Craddock) Marshall. She married James H. Lloyd on September 23, 1960 in Elizabethtown, TN. He preceded her in death along with her parents, and one son, James H. Lloyd, Jr. Survivors include one son, Robert (Irma) Lloyd of Pekin;...
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