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Patricia A. Wood

March 3, 1952 - May 22, 2019

BELLEVUE ~ Patricia Ann Wood, 67, of Bellevue, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at her home Services are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Dale M. Cook

January 13, 1935 - May 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Dale M. Cook, 84, of Pekin, died at 6:07 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his home after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP. Born January 13, 1935 in Flagler, Colorado, the son of Howard and Mary Margaret (Marsh) Cook, he married Margaret Bibly in July of 1959.  He later married the love of his life, Sharon Kief, on October 2, 1976 in Pekin.  Surviving are his...
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Dale M. Cook

January 13, 1935 - May 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Dale M. Cook, 84, of Pekin, died at 6:07 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his home after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP. Born January 13, 1935 in Flagler, Colorado, the son of Howard and Mary Margaret (Marsh) Cook, he married Margaret Bibly in July of 1959.  He later married the love of his life, Sharon Kief, on October 2, 1976 in Pekin.  Surviving are his...
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Terry Brooks

April 2, 1950 - May 18, 2019

PEKIN ~ Terry Thomas Brooks, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born April 2, 1950 in Kankakee to Herbert S. and Vernell (Cote) Brooks, he married Toni L. Thomas on September 15, 1973 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Bradley T. Brooks of East Peoria and Jeffrey A. Brooks of Marquette Heights; two...
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Robert R. Davis

May 8, 1929 - May 18, 2019

PEKIN ~ Robert Ray Davis, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home. Born May 8, 1929 in Bloomington to John Harlan and Nellie (Forthman) Davis, he married Ronda Koontz on January 22, 1988 in Pekin. She survives Also surviving are his children, Donnie (Eva) Davis of Glasford, David (Paula) Davis of Pekin, Roger Davis of Pekin, Becky Davis of Hennepin, Robin...
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Terry Brooks

April 2, 1951 - May 18, 2019

PEKIN ~ Terry Thomas Brooks, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Robert Davis

May 8, 1929 - May 18, 2019

PEKIN ~ Robert R. Davis, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Elissa Underwood

June 16, 1936 - May 16, 2019

PEKIN ~ Elissa Lorene Underwood, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Pekin Manor. Born June 16, 1936 in Keiser, Arkansas to Thurso W. and Alma L. (Gillam) Parnell, she married Billie Charles Underwood on September 30, 1954 in Hernando, Mississippi. He died January 9, 2000 in East Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Eric Underwood and...
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Elissa Underwood

June 16, 1936 - May 16, 2019

PEKIN ~ Elissa Lorene Underwood, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Pekin Manor. Born June 16, 1936 in Keiser, Arkansas to Thurso W. and Alma L. (Gillam) Parnell, she married Billie Charles Underwood on September 30, 1954 in Hernando, Mississippi. He died January 9, 2000 in East Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Eric Underwood and...
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Debra Fuller

January 8, 1957 - May 15, 2019

PEORIA ~ Debra Ann Fuller, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born January 8, 1957 in Peoria to Allen Owen and Lillie Merle (Daniles) Wood, she married Michael Wayne Fuller on February 17, 2013 in Creve Coeur. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Enchandia (Josh) Parod of Pekin; six grandchildren, Alexis and...
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Debra Fuller

January 8, 1957 - May 15, 2019

PEORIA ~ Debra Ann Fuller, 62, of Peoria, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born January 8, 1957 in Peoria to Allen Owen and Lillie Merle (Daniles) Wood, she married Michael Wayne Fuller on February 17, 2013 in Creve Coeur. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Enchandia (Josh) Parod of Pekin; six grandchildren, Alexis and...
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Debra K. Wilson

August 5, 1959 - May 14, 2019

PEKIN ~ Debra Kay Wilson, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her residence.
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Michael Grant

March 28, 1950 - May 14, 2019

WYOMING ~ Michael E. Grant, 69, of Wyoming, passed away at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home. Born March 28, 1950 in Kewanee to Elige Lee and Virginia Marie (Tracy) Grant he married Valerie Ann Milroy on February 20, 1982 in Wyoming. She died August 12, 2017 in Wyoming. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Orr and one brother, Larry Grant. Surviving are...
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Debra K. Wilson

August 5, 1959 - May 14, 2019

PEKIN ~ Debra Kay Wilson, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her residence.
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Michael Grant

March 28, 1950 - May 14, 2019

WYOMING ~ Michael E. Grant, 69, of Wyoming, passed away at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home. Born March 28, 1950 in Kewanee to Elige Lee and Virginia Marie (Tracy) Grant he married Valerie Ann Milroy on February 20, 1982 in Wyoming. She died August 12, 2017 in Wyoming. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Orr and one brother, Larry Grant. Surviving are...
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Harold Urish

November 15, 1939 - May 13, 2019

GLASFORD ~ On the evening of May 13th, 2019, Harold William "Bill" Urish gently passed away in his sleep at Proctor Hospital. He was born November 15, 1939, in Pekin to Harold Peter & Mildred (Lohmeier) Urish. In 1962, he married Joanne Elaine Warner and remained a devotedly loving husband until her passing in 2011.
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Harold Urish

November 15, 1939 - May 13, 2019

GLASFORD ~ Harold William "Bill" Urish, 79, of Glasford, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Michael L. Dixon

April 2, 1955 - May 12, 2019

Pekin ~ Michael Lee Dixon, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home. He was born April 2, 1955 in Peoria to Lloyd Lisco and Mary Jean (Trapper) Dixon. Surviving are his mother, Mary Jean Dixon of Pekin; two daughters, Jessica (Danny) Thompson of Marquette Heights and Sebrina L. Burris of Mesa Arizona; three grandchildren; one brother, Joe (Theresa) Dixon of Dunlap and...
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Michael L. Dixon

April 2, 2019 - May 12, 2019

PEKIN ~ Michael Lee Dixon, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home. He was born April 2, 1955 in Peoria to Lloyd Lisco and Mary Jean (Trapper) Dixon. Surviving are his mother, Mary Jean Dixon of Pekin; two daughters, Jessica (Danny) Thompson of Marquette Heights and Sebrina L. Burris of Mesa, Arizona; three grandchildren; one brother, Joe (Theresa) Dixon of Dunlap;...
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Michael L. Dixon

April 2, 2019 - May 12, 2019

PEKIN ~ Michael Lee Dixon, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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John R. Stangle

July 19, 1960 - May 12, 2019

GOODFIELD ~ John Robert Stangle, 58, of Goodfield, passed away at 5:38 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Emergency Room. Born July 19, 1960 in Nova Scotia, Canada to Melvin and Mary (Weis) Stangle, Sr., he married Laura Nasman on August 30, 2014 in Morton.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Matt (Stephanie Hicks) Stangle and Nate (Melissa...
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John R. Stangle

July 19, 1960 - May 12, 2019

GOODFIELD ~ John Robert Stangle, 58, of Goodfield, passed away at 5:38 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Emergency Room. Born July 19, 1960 in Nova Scotia, Canada to Melvin and Mary (Weis) Stangle, Sr., he married Laura Nasman on August 30, 2014 in Morton.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Matt (Stephanie Hicks) Stangle and Nate Stangle,...
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K. Mardell Urish

June 13, 1925 - May 12, 2019

PEKIN ~ Kathryn Mardell Urish, 93, of Pekin, formerly of Green Valley passed away at 5:02 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Mardell Manor. Mardell was born June 13, 1925 in Mason City the daughter of Earl and Etla (Diers) Scott.  She was baptized at the Methodist Church in Green Valley.  As an adult she became a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Manito and...
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Jack Harvey

October 4, 1946 - May 12, 2019

Creve Coeur ~ Jack Paul Harvey, 72, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Born October 9, 1946 in Lacon to Clifford Charles and Bertha Ellen (Faye) Harvey, he married Pamela on June 12, 1966 at First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. She survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Jack (Kara) Harvey, II of Creve Coeur and Scott...
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Ester Fraser

February 26, 1952 - May 11, 2019

PEKIN ~ Ester Fraser, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 8:14 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Aperion Care Morton Villa in Morton.
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Ester Fraser

February 26, 1952 - May 11, 2019

PEKIN ~ Ester Fraser, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 8:14 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Aperion Care Morton Villa in Morton.
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Steven C. Strubhar

October 8, 1953 - May 9, 2019

PEKIN ~ Steven Craig Strubhar, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born October 8, 1953 in Ohio to Roland Keith and Jacqueline Jean (Albee) Strubhar, he married Darrah Thompson on November 16, 1974 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. She survives....
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Camilla O. Goodwin

August 20, 1929 - May 9, 2019

PEKIN ~ Camilla O. Goodwin, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no visitation or services.
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Steven C. Strubhar

October 8, 1953 - May 9, 2019

PEKIN ~ Steven Craig Strubhar, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born October 8, 1953 in Ohio to Roland Keith and Jacqueline Jean (Albee) Strubhar, he married Darrah Thompson on November 16, 1974 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. She survives....
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Camilla O. Goodwin

August 20, 1929 - May 9, 2019

PEKIN ~ Camilla O. Goodwin, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no visitation or services.
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Dennis M. Sheehan

March 24, 1944 - May 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Dennis Michael Sheehan, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 10:13 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born March 24, 1944 in Chicago to Matthew Francis and Nora A. (O’Grady) Sheehan, he married Lisa G. Adkins on July 13, 1985 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are five children, Ellie (Andrew) Volz, Donnie (Jennifer) Schlottman, Matthew Sheehan,...
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Dennis M. Sheehan

March 24, 1944 - May 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Dennis Michael Sheehan, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 10:13 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born March 24, 1944 in Chicago to Matthew Francis and Nora A. (O’Grady) Sheehan, he married Lisa G. Adkins on July 13, 1985 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are five children, Ellie (Andrew) Volz, Donnie (Jennifer) Schlottman, Matthew Sheehan,...
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Constance N. Foust

March 7, 1933 - May 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Constance N. Foust, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:09 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Plainfield. Born March 7, 1933 in Pekin to Joseph and Alice (Benjamin) King and raised by her step-father, Roland Reed, she married Erston Foust on October 15, 1965 in Pekin. He died December 25, 2013 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her mother and step-father; three sisters, Mary Ellen &ldquo...
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Constance N. Foust

March 7, 1933 - May 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Constance N. Foust, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:09 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Plainfield. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Jane L. Whelan

April 16, 1931 - May 7, 2019

WASHINGTON ~ Jane Louise Whelan, 88, of Washington, passed away at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke.
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Jane L. Whelan

April 16, 1931 - May 7, 2019

WASHINGTON ~ Jane Louise Whelan, 88, of Washington, passed away at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke.
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Lawrence E. Stone

June 25, 1923 - May 7, 2019

PEKIN ~ Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Stone, 95, of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at his residence.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born June 25, 1923 in Marion, Illinois to Aubra and Lillian Mae (Hinckle) Stone, he married Willowdean Ferrill on December 31, 1948 in Carbondale, Illinois.  Surviving are his dear wife of 70 years; one daughter,...
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Nancy J. Potter

November 6, 1946 - May 6, 2019

MINIER ~ Nancy J. Potter, 72, of Minier, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Aperion Care Morton Villa. She was born November 6, 1946 in Chicago to William and Shirley (Carey) Thurman. Surviving are one son, Eugene (Thanda) Potter of Minier; one daughter, Gina Erickson of Joliet; one step-granddaughter and her brothers and sisters, Bill Blake of Pekin, Joe Bray, Bill Bray, both of...
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Nancy J. Potter

November 6, 1946 - May 6, 2019

MINIER ~ Nancy J. Potter, 72, of Minier, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Aperion Care Morton Villa. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Ruby J. Thomas

July 10, 1929 - May 4, 2019

PEKIN ~ Ruby Jewel Thomas, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born July 10, 1929 in Leslie, Arkansas to Boone Forest and Louella (Goodman) Ward, she married Ivory Buford Thomas on May 18, 1946 in Arkansas. He died May 4, 2014 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Eddie Thomas on May 26, 1989 and...
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Ruby J. Thomas

July 10, 1929 - May 4, 2019

PEKIN ~ Ruby J. (Ward) Thomas, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Marcella J. Todd Nesseim

September 13, 1936 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ Marcella Joyce Todd Nesseim, 82, of Bedford, Texas, passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Bedford Wellness and Rehabilitation in Bedford, Texas. Prior to June, 2012 she had been a resident of Pekin for many years. Born September 13, 1936, in Lowden, Iowa to Emil and Luella (Boehl) Gehrls, she married William Nesseim on August 28, 2000. He died on June 7, 2012. She was also...
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David D. Salter

August 1, 1954 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ David Daniel “Dave” Salter, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away at 2:12 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at his home. Born August 1, 1954 in Peoria to Albert and Ethel (Stewart) Salter, he married Victoria Gonzales.  She died in April, 1973 in Peoria.  He later married Madeline Gibson on April 16, 1976 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, David ...
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Marcella J. Nesseim

September 13, 1936 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ Marcella Joyce (Gehrls) Nesseim, 82, of Bedford, Texas, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at Heart to Heart Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas.  She was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Wesley M. Drowns

October 13, 1931 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ Wesley M. Drowns, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 2:43 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born October 13, 1931 in Blair, Nebraska to Burt Oliver and Mary Edith (McMillan) Drowns, he married Lois Pollitt.  He later married Alice Crader on April 21, 1995 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Marvin (Ruth) Drowns of Aledo,...
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David Salter

August 1, 1954 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ David Salter, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 2:12 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Marcella J. Nesseim

September 13, 1936 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ Marcella Joyce (Gehrls) Nesseim, 82, of Bedford, Texas, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at Heart to Heart Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas.  She was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Wesley Drowns

October 13, 1931 - May 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ Wesley Drowns, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 2:43 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Nannie Harper

July 2, 1925 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Nannie Florence Harper, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Pekin Manor. Born July 2, 1925 in Bertrand, Missouri to Bennett Edward and Flora Mae (Duval) Groves, she married Lalas Harper, Jr. on January 30, 1943.  He preceded her in death on July 28, 1977.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Billy Groves and Marshall...
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Joyce Turner

September 9, 1946 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Joyce Lynn Turner, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born September 9, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Howard and Alice (Ballew) Miller, she married Gary W. Turner on June 21, 1964 in Marquette Heights. He died August 18, 2009 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Carl Miller....
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Nannie Harper

July 2, 1925 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Nannie Florence Harper, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Pekin Manor. Born July 2, 1925 in Bertrand, Missouri to Bennett Edward and Flora Mae (Duval) Groves, she married Lalas Harper, Jr. on January 30, 1943.  He preceded her in death on July 28, 1977.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Billy Groves and Marshall...
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Joyce Turner

September 9, 1946 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Joyce Turner, 72, of pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Sylvia Williamson

February 18, 1926 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Sylvia Eileen (DeWitt) Williamson, 93, of Cary, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Three Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Cary. She was formerly of Pekin. She also lived in Lincoln, Nebraska and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Born February 18, 1926 in Peoria to Edward George and Ermil Kathleen (Smith) DeWitt, she married Wilbourn Arnold Williamson on December 9, 1942 in...
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Sylvia Williamson

February 18, 1926 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Sylvia Eileen (DeWitt) Williamson, 93, of Cary, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Three Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Cary. She was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Geraldine M. Howard

December 19, 1929 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Geraldine Mae Howard, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home. Born December 19, 1929 in Galesburg to Harry J. and Helen (Dyke) Hall, she married Darcy Duane Howard on December 23, 1951 in Galesburg.  He died March 17, 1976 in Marquette Heights.  Also preceding her in death are her parents. Surviving are three sons, Donald Howard and Mark...
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Geraldine M. Howard

December 19, 1929 - April 30, 2019

PEKIN ~ Geraldine M. Howard, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Mary Sue Black

January 11, 1959 - April 29, 2019

PEKIN ~ Mary Sue (Bennett) Black, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.  She was formerly of Lewistown and Canton. Born January 11, 1959 in Akron, Ohio to Kline and Edith (Williams) Bennett, she married Christopher L. Thomas.  She later married John H. Black, Jr. on August 29, 2015 at Milan.  He survives. Also surviving are...
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Mary Sue Black

January 11, 1959 - April 29, 2019

PEKIN ~ Mary Sue (Bennett) Black, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.  She was formerly of Lewistown and Canton. Born January 11, 1959 in Akron, Ohio to Kline and Edith (Williams) Bennett, she married Christopher L. Thomas.  She later married John H. Black, Jr. on August 29, 2015 at Milan.  He survives. Also surviving are...
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Billy Schutz

October 21, 1931 - April 28, 2019

PEKIN ~ Billy D. Schutz, 87, of Pekin, passed at 7:42 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Country Comfort Retirement Homes in Elmwood. Born October 21, 1931 in Hillview to George E. and Minnie (Bockholdt) Schutz, he married Eileen Hudson on May 23, 1953 in Whitehall. She survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Sally (Paul) Hales of Carmel, Indiana, Julie Barrett of Elmwood, Kathy (Mike) Stolz of...
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Kathren Miller

April 11, 1950 - April 28, 2019

GLASFORD ~ Kathren JoAnn Miller, 69, of Glasford, passed away at 5:52 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2019 in the Emergency Room at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. She was born April 11, 1950 in Bunker, Missouri to Virgil and Ruth Elizabeth (Schaffer) Watson. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings. Surviving are three daughters, Lisa (Scott) Janosky, Danyel (John) Janosky and Cathy Jo Miller...
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Brenda Jean Fox

September 29, 1949 - April 28, 2019

PEKIN ~ Brenda Jean Fox, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 5:58 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Billy Schutz

October 21, 1931 - April 28, 2019

PEKIN ~ Billy D. Schutz, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Country Comfort Retirement Homes in Elmwood. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Edith M. Cooper

March 27, 1920 - April 28, 2019

PEKIN ~ Edith M. Cooper, 99, of Pekin, passed away at 11:42 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Born March 27, 1920 in Pekin to Rudolph and Anna (Adcock) Lindstrom, she married Paul L. Cooper on February 3, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa.  He died March 14, 2002 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; one brother and two...
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Brenda Jean Fox

September 29, 1949 - April 28, 2019

PEKIN ~ Brenda Jean Fox, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 5:58 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Kathren Miller

April 11, 1950 - April 28, 2019

GLASFORD ~ Kathren JoAnn Miller, 69, of Glasford, passed away at 5:52 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2019 in the Emergency Room at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. She was born April 11, 1950 in Bunker, Missouri to Virgil and Ruth Elizabeth (Schaffer) Watson. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings. Surviving are three daughters, Lisa (Scott) Janosky, Danyel (John) Janosky and Cathy Jo Miller...
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Edith M. Cooper

March 27, 1920 - April 28, 2019

PEKIN ~ Edith M. Cooper, 99, of Pekin, passed away at 11:42 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Judith A. Mink

March 27, 1950 - April 27, 2019

PEKIN ~ Judith A. “Judy” Mink, 69, of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.  Born March 27, 1950 in English, Indiana to the Rev. Clyde and Alma (Crothers) Crawford, she married Tom Mink on March 27, 1966.  He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Jim (Kathleen) Mink of Morgan, Louisiana,...
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Grace L. Kite

May 21, 1945 - April 27, 2019

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Grace Luella Kite, 73, of South Pekin, fell into eternal sleep to awaken in the arms of her heavenly Father and reunite with her loved ones who passed before her on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home. Born May 21, 1945 in Brimfield to Jack A. and Helen L. (Elgin) Davis, she married Bobby G. Kite on July 18, 1964 in Williamsfield. He died August 18, 2006 in Pekin.  She also...
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Grace L. Kite

May 21, 1945 - April 27, 2019

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Grace Luella Kite, 73, of South Pekin, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Gary R. Meinen

December 27, 1947 - April 25, 2019

PEKIN ~ Gary Richard Meinen, 71, of Pekin, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 25, due to complications from surgery to repair an aortic aneurism. Gary was born on December 27, 1947, in Pekin, IL , to Richard and Bette (Pierce) Meinen who both preceded him in death. Gary served as a Navy medic in the Vietnam War from 1968-1972, earned an Associate’s degree from Illinois Central College, and...
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Gary R. Meinen

December 27, 1947 - April 25, 2019

PEKIN ~ Gary Richard Meinen, 71, of Pekin, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 25, due to complications from surgery to repair an aortic aneurism. Gary was born on December 27, 1947, in Pekin, IL , to Richard and Bette (Pierce) Meinen who both preceded him in death. Gary served as a Navy medic in the Vietnam War from 1968-1972, earned an Associate’s degree from Illinois Central College, and...
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Loren Johnson

July 14, 1949 - April 25, 2019

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Loren R. Johnson, 69, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born July 14, 1949 to Harold R. and Pearl E. (Tapper) Johnson, he married Joyce Sebelist on October 20, 1979 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer (Shawn) Filley of Peoria and Caroline (David) Marcy of Marquette...
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Loren Johnson

July 14, 1949 - April 25, 2019

 
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Leon Miller

October 25, 1946 - April 25, 2019

PEKIN ~ Leon Miller, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 11:04 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. Born October 25, 1946 in Macon, Georgia to Leon Edward and Eva Marie (Goolsby) Miller, he married Sandra Earnest on September 28, 2002 in South West Harbor, Maine. She survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Marilyn Paye of...
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Leon Miller

October 25, 1949 - April 25, 2019

PEKIN ~Leon Miller, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 11:04 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Luren Hoak

March 31, 1961 - April 24, 2019

PEKIN ~ Luren Eugene Hoak, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 5:59 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. He was born March 31, 1961 in Pekin to Paul L. and Alberta L. (Phillips) Hoak, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rebecca Umholtz. Surviving are four siblings, Paul Hoak, Jr., Rhonda Hoak and Jessie (Greg) Crawford, all of Pekin and Alice Crawley of...
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Jessica Taylor

June 9, 1979 - April 24, 2019

PEKIN ~ Jessica Anne Davis Taylor, 39, of Pekin, passed away at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.
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Jessica Taylor

June 9, 1979 - April 24, 2019

PEKIN ~ Jessica (Davis) Taylor, 39, of Pekin, passed away at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.   Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Luren Hoak

March 31, 1961 - April 24, 2019

PEKIN ~ Luren Eugene Hoak, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 5:59 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. He was born March 31, 1961 in Pekin to Paul L. and Alberta L. (Phillips) Hoak, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rebecca Umholtz. Surviving are four siblings, Paul Hoak, Jr., Rhonda Hoak and Jessie (Greg) Crawford, all of Pekin and Alice Crawley of...
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William K. Jones

October 16, 1939 - April 23, 2019

Creve Coeur ~ William K. Jones, 79, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at UnityPoint Heath-Proctor in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 16, 1939 in Peoria to Warren Sutliff and Mable Irene (Allen) Jones. He worked as a union painter and contractor for many years and also owned and operated the Pizza Pantry in Peoria during the 1980’s...
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William Jones

October 16, 1939 - April 23, 2019

PEKIN ~ William Jones, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at UnityPoint Health- Proctor in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Marilyn Schabatka

February 3, 1930 - April 22, 2019

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Schabatka, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at her home. Born February 3, 1930 in Pekin to Adolph and Elizabeth (Reed) Keyes, she married Dan McCloud. She later married Chester L. Schabatka on February 19, 1983 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one son, David (Kathy) McCloud of Bushnell; three step-children, Scott Schabatka, Kim Irvin and Kirk...
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Marilyn Schabatka

February 3, 1930 - April 22, 2019

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Schabatka, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Alice M. Clark

May 8, 1925 - April 22, 2019

PEKIN ~ Alice M. Clark, 93, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at Upland Hills Health Nursing and Rehab Center in Dodgeville.  She was formerly of Pekin. Born May 8, 1925 in Mapleton, to Hubert I. and Anna J. (Clauson) Robinson, she married Robert L. Clark on March 10, 1944 in Pekin.  He died February 12, 1996 in Morton with Alice by his side....
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Louise Kocher

November 19, 1939 - April 21, 2019

PEKIN ~ Louise Kocher, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born November 19, 1939 in New York City, New York to Joseph and Marie (King) Smith, she married William Kocher, Sr on August 28, 1962 in New York City, New York. He died July 10, 2014 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Steve...
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Louise Kocher

November 19, 1939 - April 21, 2019

PEKIN ~ Louise Kocher, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born November 19, 1939 in New York City, New York to Joseph and Marie (King) Smith, she married William Kocher, Sr on August 28, 1962 in New York City, New York. He died July 10, 2014 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steve Kocher...
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Angela A. Franklin

February 2, 1963 - April 20, 2019

PEKIN ~ Angela Ann Franklin, 56, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  She was formerly Pekin. Born February 2, 1963 in Pekin to A. Norman and Marianne (Rinaldo) Huey, she married Christopher Franklin on June 23, 1990 at First Baptist Church in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are her mother,...
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William W. Olsen, Jr.

August 7, 1941 - April 20, 2019

PEKIN ~ William W. “Bill” Olsen, Jr., 77, of Pekin, formerly of Manito, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at his home. Born August 7, 1941 in Pekin to William and Mildred (Bush) Olsen, Sr., he married Dee Hindahl.  He later married Kay Blair. Surviving are four sons, Bill (Julie) Olsen of Pekin, Nathaniel (Melissa) Olsen of Tremont, Joshua (Mindy) Olsen of...
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Ruth A. Roach

April 21, 1938 - April 20, 2019

PEKIN ~ Ruth A. Roach, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 21, 1938 in Litchfield to Orville C. and Ruth C. (Clayton) Heyen, she married Larry E. Roach on August 28, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died April 24, 2016 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers...
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Ruth A. Roach

April 21, 1938 - April 20, 2019

PEKIN ~ Ruth A. Roach, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 21, 1938 in Litchfield to Orville C. and Ruth C. (Clayton) Heyen, she married Larry E. Roach on August 28, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He died April 24, 2016 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers...
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William W. Olsen, Jr.

August 7, 1941 - April 20, 2019

PEKIN ~ William Woodrow "Bill" Olsen, Jr., 77, of Pekin, formerly of Manito, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Kurt P. Milkereit

January 4, 1945 - April 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Kurt Paul Milkereit, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at his residence. Born January 4, 1945 in Peoria to Walter and Jesse (Messenger) Milkereit, he married Kathleen Ann Marshall on June 3, 1977 in Pekin.  She died December 27, 2008 in Peoria.  His parents also preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Keli (Dirk) Reif of Fort Worth,...
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Kurt P. Milkereit

January 4, 1945 - April 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Kurt Paul Milkereit, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Lawrence E. Henry

August 15, 1947 - April 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Henry, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 12:19 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his family. He was born August 15, 1947 in Bloomington to Vernon Lawrence and Florence (Schwartz) Henry. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.  After his service to his country, he returned to Illinois...
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Darrin E. Jones

May 4, 1965 - April 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Darrin Evan Jones, 53, of Pekin, passed away at 11:44 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 in the Emergency Room at Unity Point Health-Pekin. Born May 4, 1965 in Pekin to Vincent and Janet (Buchanan) Jones, he married Sheila Brewer on June 9, 1984 in Pekin. Surviving are his mother Janet of Pekin; his father Vincent of Washington; one daughter, Tarrin Jones of Pekin; one son, Michael Jones of...
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Lawrence E. Henry

August 15, 1947 - April 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Lawrence E. Henry, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 12:19 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Darrin E. Jones

May 4, 1965 - April 19, 2019

PEKIN ~ Darrin E. Jones, 53, of Pekin, passed away at 11:44 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 in the Emergency Room of Unity Point Health-Pekin. Arrangements are pending with Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Billy Joe Boswell

March 3, 1947 - April 18, 2019

GLASFORD ~ Billy Joe Boswell, 72, of Glasford, passed away at 1:58 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Billy Joe Boswell

March 3, 1947 - April 18, 2019

GLASFORD ~ Billy Joe Boswell, 72, of Glasford, passed away at 1:58 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Christopher L. Creech

October 14, 1959 - April 17, 2019

PEKIN ~ Christopher Lee Creech Sr., 59, of Pekin, passed away at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 14, 1959 in Pekin to Billie Alvin and Dora Belle (Spurlock) Creech, Sr.  He married the love of his life, Angie Hayworth on September 28, 2001 in Pekin. Christopher is survived by his wife,...
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