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COX, LILLIAN
East Peiora IL- Lillian Marie Cox aged 86, of East Peoria, died at 10:30 am  Wednesday September 29 2010 at Riverview Senior Living Community in East Peoria IL.  She was surrounded by her loving family.   Marie was born in Bloomington IL on October 30 1923 to Arthur and Lydia Gaskel Wood Ness Blevens.  She married Kenneth Cox on May 23 1947.  He preceded her in death on December 24 2001.  Marie is survived by her sister Mary Ellen (Donald) McKenzie; one stepsister, Fern Webster; three daughters, Beverly Crutchfield of Jefferson City MO, Phyllis (Randy) Lay of East Peoria IL, and Rhonda (Timothy) Landuit of Milan IL; and a son Ronald (Mary) Cox of Peoria IL.  She was a most beloved grandma to Terry Conner, Shery (Bob) Wheeler, Kerri (Brian) Viets, Eric (Rebecca) Lay, Erin (David) Fortune, Timothy (Stacy) Landuit and Jason Landuit; and step-grandchildren, Robert (Alisha) White and Crystal Graceffa.  Grandma or Mimi took great delight in her g reat-grandchildren, who always lit up her face, adn there were 16.  She also had four great-great-grandchildren.  Marie was a homemaker who loved to make holiday meals for her family or take food to church gatherings. She loved making beautifully detailed counted cross stitch pictures. She and Kenny also enjoyed taking many trips around the United States.  Marie was a longtime member of the East Peoria Free Methodist Church.  Now she is at home with her Lord.  Funeral services will be at 3 pm Sunday October 03 2010 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria IL.  Pastor Steve Clason will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at teh funeral home.  Graveside funeral service will be at 10:30 am Monday October 04, 2010 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.  Memorials may be made to teh Parkinson's Foundation or her church.  Please Visit Marie's life story at www.Remmert.FuneralHome.com
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CROSSWHITE, ROBERT
Marquette Heights IL- Robert Gentry "Robbie" Crosswhite 29 of Galesburg, formerly of Marquette Heights, passed away at 6:50pm Friday October 08 2010 in the Emergency Room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born March 29 1981 in Peoria to Robert L and Paula R (Kiefer) Crosswhite.  Surviving are his parents of Marquette heights; his son, Draven G Crosswhite; sister, Cynthia L Crosswhite; fiance, Lori Steiner; and several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.  Robert loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his son Draven.  he also like riding his Harley, fishing, four-wheeling and all animals.  Funeral services will be at 7 pm Wednesday October 13 2010 at Remmert Funeral home in East peoria, with the Rev. Jim Chambliss officiating.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.  Cremation will be accorded following services. Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for his son at any CEFCU.  View his life story at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com
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EDEN, VARDNER
Pekin IL- Vardner James Eden, 102, of Indianapolis, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 am Saturday October 09 2010 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born May 14, 1908 to William J and Anna G (Oltman) Eden, he married Vera marie Hall on June 19 1932 in Pekin.  She died December 22 1993 in Indianapolis.  he also was preceded in death by his parents.  Surviving are two daughters, VarDeen (the Rev John) Andrae of Zionsville IN and Marcia Thoele of Marco Island FL; four granddaughters, Renee (Greg) Turner of Madison GA, Michelle Golden of Zionsville IN, Paige Thoele of Lakewood CO, and Lynne (Shawn) Williamson of Westminster CO; nine great-grandchildren; two great great granddaughters; one great great grandson and one sister, Mildred E Himmel of Pekin.  He attended Bradley University.  Vard formerly owned and operated Eden's Shoe Store in downtown Pekin for 45 years.  He then served as a longtime bailiff at the Tazewell County Courthouse.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin, where he was a former usher and member of the Church Council.  Along with serving on other committees of the church, Vard also served teh church as a Sunday School Superintendant.  Vard served on the Pekin Public Hospital Board for 27 eyars from 1952 through 1979.  During his tenure as president, in 1961 the board adopted the title of Pekin Memorial Hospital.  He was a 65-year member of Empire Lodge 126, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois in Pekin, and was a past member of the Cosmopolitan Club.  he was also a former assistant Tazewell County Commissioner.  Vard and his wife loved to travel. His funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Gary L Ford and the Rev. John L Andrae, his son-in-law, will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 503 N Fourth St Pekin IL 61554. To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
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FEHR, PHILLIP
Morton IL- Philipp Max Fehr 56 of Morton, died at 5:15 am Saturday October 09 2010 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born December 18 1953 in Peoria to Wade W and Marjorie A Hoerr Fehr.  He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Fehr of Peoria; his brothers, Wade "Randy" Fehr of Peoria and Michael (Tina) Fehr of Peoria; his sisters, Kathleen Brewer of Peoria and Nanette David of Peoria; seven nephews; three nieces; and several uncles, ants and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father.  He was a graduate of the TMH Program at Heading School in Peoria.  He was a member of PARC adn was involved in Special Olympics, where he swam and played softball and basketball.  He loved to swim, walking the Florida beaches on trips with hsi family, going to U of I football games with his Uncle Leo, attending Bradley Basketball games and going places with his uncles and cousins.  He loved people, singing and had a great memory.  He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs.  He attended Sheridan Road Apostolic Church in Peoria, where services will be held at 10 am Wednesday October 13, 2010.  Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday October 12 at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria, and from 9 to 9:45 am Wednesday morning at the church prior to services.  Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Edwards.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.  Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge Home in Morton or PARC.
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HOPKINS, JOHN F
Pekin IL- John Franklin Hopkins 73, of 1224 S Third Street Pekin, passed away at 3:35 pm Sunday October 10 2010 in Pekin.  Born October 08 1937 in Pekin to Charles and Edna M Church Hopkins, he married Carol Bruns in October 9175 in Pekin.  Surviving are one daughter, Trudi Ann Hopkins of Pekin; two sisters, Mary Clark of Peoria and Ruth pepper of Pekin; and two brothers, George Hopkins and Richard Hopkins, both of Pekin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.  John was a member and worked out of Laborers Local 231 in pekin for more than 20 years.  He attended the Salvation Army Church in Pekin.  John enjoyed fishing, going to auctions and stock car races.  His funeral will be 2 pm Friday October 15 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Captain Martin Thies and Capton Shannon Thies will officiate.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 243 Derby St. Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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SHANNON, GERTRUDE L
Delavan IL- Gertrude Louise Shannon 92 of Delavan, passed away at 615 am Thursday October 12 2010 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She was born March 22 1918 in Pekin, to John and Hazel Strope Litterst.  She married Paul "Pete" Shannon on April 14 1936, in Lincoln.  He preceded her in death on July 28 1986.  She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.  Surviving are three daughters, Paula (Ronald) Shoupe of Show Low, AZ, Rosa (Donald) Connell of Tremont and Sheila (Harice) Sud of Bloomington; one son, Jerry (Rita) Shannon of Tremont; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Cecilia (Leonard) Csupak of Orlando FL, and Berniece Preston of Pekin. Gertrude was most recently a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pekin.  She was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Delavan, where a funeral Mass will be at 11 am Thursday October 14.  The Rev. Gerald Verdun will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in rural Delavan.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. mary's Catholic Church in Delavan or to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Davis Morturary in Delavan is in charge of arrangements.  To express condolences online, visit www.davismortuaryinc.com.
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HARRISON, VELMA
Pekin IL- Velma Jeanne Rapier Harrison 76, of Pekin passed away Fruday October 08, 2010 at Pekin Hospital. She was born August 10 1934 to Delmar and Louisa Franks Rapier in Spruce Pine AL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar Rapier and Louisa Nobles; one brother, William Clark; one son, Robert B Novac; and one grandson, Greg Albrecht.  She is survived by her daughters Tauna Watson of Springfield and Robin (Don Kalb) Novac of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Velma is also survived by her one sister, Leola (Charles) Miller of Florida; and two brothers, Ray (Carolyn) Montgomery of FL and Frank (Diane) Montgomery of VA.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am Fruday October 15 2010 at Abts Mortuary in Pekin, with a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Glendale Memorial Gardens.  Pastor Dan Lybarger will officiate.  Abts Mortuary has been entrusted with her funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at abtsmortuary.com
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NEILL, SHIRLEY
Tremont IL- Shirley Neill, age 56, of Tremont died at 11:35 pm Monday October 11 2010 at home in Tremont IL after a battle with breast cancer.  Shirley was born April 22 1954 in Rolla MO daughter of Russell and Lucille Fritzi Maas Nieders of Liberty IL.  She married Michael "Mike" Neill on February 22 1991 in Bloomington IL.  He survives.  She is also survived by her parents; one daughter, Kimberley Baker (Josh) Lightfoot of Lexington KY; one son Scott (Melissa) Baker of Quincy IL; two stepsons, David (Jaime) Neill of Kappa IL and Gregory (Amanda) Neill of Parrish FL; five grandchildren; two brothers, Russel (Karen) Nieders of Liberty IL and Alan (Tami) Nieders of San Jose CA; one sister Linda (Dr. Michael) Corcoron of Bourbonnais IL; and several nieces or nephews.  One niece preceded her in death.  Shirley attended Liberty High School and Western Illinois University.  In September of 2010, Shirley retired after 25 years in the FS/GROWMARK System.  She enjoyed her family and traveling.  She loved the outdoors, flower gardening and horseback riding.  Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta IL, on Saturday, October 16 at 11 am. Local visitation will be at Henderson Funeral Home 420 Walnut St Pekin IL 61554 on Thursday October 14 from 5 to 8 pm.  A second visitaton will be held at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home 1435 State Street, Quincy IL 62301 on Friday October 15 from 5 to 8 pm.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com
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STONEWALL, SHARON
Morton IL- Sharon Kay Stonewall, 63, of Morton and formerly of Tremont, passed away at 9:30 am Thursday October 14 at her home.  She was born October 24 1946 in Pekin to Dale and Dorothy Wheat Mitchell.  She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Mitchell of Morton; one daughter, Elena "Lanie" Stribley of Morton; one son, Matthew Stonewall of Itasca; four grandchildren; and one brother, Dennis (Sandra) Mitchell of Tremont.  She was preceded in death by her father in 1990.  Sharon was of the Christian faith and was very involved in activities at Creekwood Apartments where she made her home.  Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 pm today, Saturday October 16 at Davis Mortuary in Tremont.  A Funeral service will be at the conclusion of the visitation with the Rev. Chet Travis officiating.  Cremation will be accorded and private burial will be at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont.  Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  To express condolences online, visit www.davismortuaryinc.com.
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CHRISTOPHER, CAROLE
Pekin IL- Carole Marlene Christoher 71 of Pekin, passed away at 3:30 pm Monday October 11 2010 at Pekin Hospital.  Born October 19 1938 in Madison WI to George William and Marcella Victoria Bakke Cochlan, she married Glen Raymond Christopher on July 15, 1951 in Pekin.  He survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Sandra Lynn (Michael) Furkin of Pekin; two sons, Allen (Robin) Pfanz and Jeffrey Pfanz, both of Pekin; six grandchildren, Christopher Pfanz, Joshua Pfanz, Jesse Pfanz, Cassandra Pfanz, Jacqueline Pfanz and Jennifer Pfanz all of Pekin; and one sister, Darlene Hansen of Rochester MN.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Carole formerly worked at Pekin Hospital as a nurse's aide from 1960 to 1961.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Manito.  She enjoyed spending time with family and was a dog lvoer and a bird lover.  Her graveside service will be at 2 pm Monda October 18 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.  The Rev Ralph Sauter will officiate.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekinwas in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to her church at 1105 S.E. Ave., Manito IL 61546.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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KENSINGER, MICHAEL
Pekin IL- Michael N Kensinger 60 of 2408 Court St pekin, passed away at 8:59 pm Saturday October 16 2010 at the Pekin Hospital Emergency Room.  His funeral will be at 5 pm Tuesday October 19 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Rick Kensinger, his brother, and Pastor Bob Martin will officiate.  Cremation will be accorded following the funeral. Private burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens at a later date.  Visitation will be from 3 to 4:45 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
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FITZANKO, LORENE
Pekin IL- Lorene Fitzanko, 92 of 1304 Jerome, Pekin, passed away at 1:20 pm Saturday October 16 2010 at hallmark House Nursing Center.  Born December 19 1917 in Christian Co. KY to Melvin and Beadie (Hodge) Bryant, she married Presley Henderson in 1934 in Crofton KY.  He died February 05 1945 in Christian County KY.  She later married Andrew Fitzanko on July 31 1948 in Pekin.  He died April 22 1976 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James Henderson and Herb Henderson; one infant daughter, Shirley Fitzanko; three great-grandchildren, one brother; one sister, and three half-brothers.  Surviving are four sons, John W (Bonnie) Henderson of Pekin, Noland E (Virginia) Henderson of Pekin, William A (Cheryl) Fitzanko of Tremont and Harold D (Pam) Fitzanko of Pekin; one daughter, Barbara A Fitzanko of Pekin; sixteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren adn many great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ola Word of Owensboro, KY and May Lee of Christian Co KY and one half-brother, James Bryant of Nortonville KY.  Lorene Worked for 5 years during the 1950's for the Dallas Restaurant and teh Nook Restaurant, both in downtown Pekin.  She was a homemaker who was fondly called mom and grandma by many. She will be remembered as a terrific cook who loved to make crafts, sew and frequent rummage sales.  She was a former member of Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.  Her funeral will be at 2 pm Wednesday October 20 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Frank Noyes will officiate.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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GARDNER, ANDREW
Springfield IL- Andrew R Gardner 33 of Springfield, formerly of Pekin, passed away Saturday October 16 2010 at St Johns Hospital in Springfield.  He was born February 19 1977 in Pekin to Stephen and Debra Johnson Gardner.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Henry Johnson, Charles and Ethel Gardner, Arthur Kunz Sr. and Charles Utter.  Surviving are his mother, Debra (Arthur) Kunz Jr. of Springfield; father, Stephen (Patricia) Gardner of Pekin; sister, Terri (Michael) Pogioli of Pekin and four brothers, Arthur (Cathy) Kunz III of Murphysboro IL; James Kunz of Columbia MO; Jason (Amanda) Broughton of Pekin and Jon (Hayley) Broughton of Palrump NV.  He is also  survived by his grandparents, Carol (Don Erps) Johnson of pekin, Margaret Kunz of Springfield, Georgia Utter and Charlene Emert of Pekin, neices and nephews, Emiley, Katie, Anthony, Evan, Isabelle, Adin, Kera, Finlay; Miya, Elias and Madeline; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Andrew was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and a strong disability rights advocate.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 20 at 11 am at Abts Mortuary in Pekin, with burial to follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday October 19 from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.  Abts Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Memorials may be made to TASH 1025 Vermont Ave, Suite 300, Washington DC 20005 or Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield IL 62702, in his name.  To express condolences online, visit www.abtsmortuary.com.
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COWSER, MARIA
Creve Coeur IL- Maria Johanna Cowser 82 of 143 Murray Lane Milam Texas, formerly of Creve Coeur IL passed away at 10:30 am Friday October 15 2010 at Methodist Medical Center in Houston Texas.  Her funeral will be at 11 am Wednesday October 20 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin IL.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. 
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DEVER, PATRICK
Pekin IL- Patrick M Dever 52 of 1401 Norman Drive Pekin, passed away at 11:14 am Sunday October 17 2010 at Pekin Hospital.  He was born March 8 1958 in Pekin to Mike and Barbara Beever Dever.  Survivng are his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Manny Kester of Pekin; Father and stepmother, Mike and Carol Dever of Pekin; three sisters Christine Skelton of Pekin; Susan Dever of peoria and Julie (David) Atchison of Ozark MO; one brother, Mike (Sue) Dever of Mapeleton; five stepbrothers; three stepsiters; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two nieces, Jill Wilson and Sally Wilson; and one nephew, Andrian Skelton.  Patrick enjoyed cooking, playing cards, playing music, and playing with his favorite dogs, Maggie and Dexter.  His funeral will be at 10 am Wednesday October 20 at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.  The Rev. Lloyd Brock will officiate.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of the Nazarene 3514 E Broadway, Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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STOLLER, JOANNE
Fort Wayne IN- Joanne R Stoller 77 of Fort Wayne IN passed away Sunday October 17 2010 at her home.  She was born in 1933 in Tremont IL to George L and Lena J Woerner.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald W Stoller of Fort Wayne; sons, Rick (Debra) Stoller of Parker CO, Brent (Tracy) Stoller of Fort Wayne and Brad (Tanya) Stoller of Colleyville TX; daughter Tami (Jim) Spuller of Kendalville IN; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Fred (Mary Ann) Woerner of Pekin IL, and Kenneth Woerner of Tremont; sister, Mary (Carl) Sinn of Tremont; and sister-in-law, Delores (Ron) Scalf of Tremont.  Joanne was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Woerner.  She was a member of The Chapel in Fort Wayne.  Joanne was co-owner of Stoller's Lighting & Fireplace for 42 years, along with Stoller's Antique Mall, Workspace Solutions and Stoller Development Co.  She was a devoted wife adn motehr hwo cherished her grandchildren, enjoyed sewing and providing hospitality.  Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday October 20 at The Chapel 2505 W Hamilton Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to services at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne.  Rick Hawks, Pastor, will officiate.  Calling also will be from 2 to 5 pm and from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Chapel.  To offer online condolences, visit www.mccombandsons.com.
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BOTELLO, JULIAN
Pekin IL- Julian D "Duke" Botello 90 of 1617 Cresent Drive, passed away at 9:05 am Thursday October 14 2010 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Born June 02 1920 in Pekin to Armand Madero and Eugenia Susannah Hermina (Haake) Botello, he married Eileen T "Ike" Stout on September 20 1945 in Pekin.  She died June 12 2009 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Aurora Marie Botello.  A World War II Army veteran, Duke attended Bradley University.  Surviving are one daughter, Denise A (Jerry) Berardi of Pekin; one granddaughter Christina D (Tim) Staes of Edwards and one great-grandson Joseph Julian "J.J." Staes.  A 1938 graduate of Pekin Community High School, Duke went on to play basketbal at Bradley University.  He attended Bradley until he was drafted into the Army.  He served during World War II in the European Theater and attaned the rank of Sergeant.  Duke was a partner in Botello & Maxey, a service station located at the corner of North Fifth and Caroline Streets in Pekin for 35 years, retiring in 1987.  He previously worked as a supervisor at Corn Products Company in Pekin.  He was a life member of Pekin Elks Lodge 1271.  He also was a member of William Schaefer American Legion Post 44 in Pekin and Pekin Moose Family Center 916.  he was a former longtime member of the Peoria Sportsman's Club.  Duke enjoyed fishing and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.  He enjoyed watching sports of all kinds and liked attending the Pekin Holiday Tournament.  He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.  His funeral will be 10:30 am Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Dwight E Borden will officiate.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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CHANEY, ROBERT
Washington IL- Robert L "Bob" Chaney 89 of Washington IL, died at 11:29 pm Saturday October 16 at his home.  Born June 24 1921 in South Charleston OH to Clarence W and Mary Moore Chaney, he married Elizabeth E Martin on June 7 1944 in Peoria IL.  She survives.  Also surviving are three children Jeanne (Jerry) Cimarosti of Normal IL, Stephen (Marilyn) Chaney of Bloomington IL, and John (Susan) Chaney of Washington IL; seven grandchildren, Heather (John) Brown, Scott (Ashley) Seath, David (Vahn) Lim, Sarah Lim, Matthew (Sonya) Chaney, Mark (Stephanie) Chaney and Rachel (Aaron) Neuenschwander; and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and three brothers.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 0100 and served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the Medical Corps.  Bob retired in 1983 after having his own sales agency Robert L Chaney and Associates based in Washington IL.  Prior to that, he worked as a salesman for Elliott Paint & Varnish in Chicago and Borne Paint in Peoria.  He re-dedicated his life to Jesus Christ in 1964 and became very active as an elder and Sunday School teacher at Washington Christian Church.  He also was the president of the Cambridge Estates Homeowners Association for 11 years, serving until 2009.  An avid sportsman, Bob enjoyed many sports such as fishing, bowling and golfing, where he spent many years at Hillcrest Golf Course in Washington.  Bob's main loves were his wife and all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He said many times that he was happiest when his family was with him.  Services will be at 6 pm Wednesday October 20 2010 at the Washington Christian Church in Washington.  Pastor Jeff Browning will officiate.  Visitation will begin at 4 pm Wednesday until the time of service at the church.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and a graveside committal service will be at 11 am Thursday October 21 2010 at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, where miltiary rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to the Washington Christian Church Building Fund or the Yoon Kwan Chae Christian Orphanage.  Bob's memorial website is available at www.dietersfuneralhome.com where condolences may also be sent to the family.
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ZONIS, DELORES
Pekin IL- Delores Zonis 81 of Pekin, passed away Saturday October 16, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.  She was born June 26, 1929 in Chicago to Paul and Julia Novosad Hering.  She married Ted Zonis in Peoria on May 13 1950.  He survivies.  Also surviving are her daughter, Suzanne (Hans) deBoer; and grandchildren, Claire and ralph, who reside in the Netherlands; a sister, Lorraine Kula of Markham; sister-in-law, Mary (Paul) Cook of Bartonville; brother-in-law Peter Zois of Glen Ellyn; nephew, Tim Cook of East Peoria; a niece, Tina (Jeff) Taggert of Peoria; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Emily, Joseph, Tom and Anna.  Delores worked in child care at Holiday School for several years and loved to sing with her friends as a part of Miller Melodies.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where a funeral service will be at 10:30 am Thursday October 21 with the visitation 30 minutes prior to the services at the church.  The Rev. Jim Pankiewicz will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pekin.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to wish.org.  Abts Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be made by visiting abtsmortuary.com.
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CROCKER, JUDITH
Pekin IL- Judith K Crocker 64 of Pekin, passed away MOnday October 18 2010 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She was born October 05 1946 in Ottumwa Iowa to Robert D and Marjorie F Neighbour Jones.  She was preceded in death by her father; an infant daughter, Jennifer Crocker, and one brother John Jones.  She is survived by her mother, Marjorie Jones of Pekin; a son, Scott (Julie) Crocker of Pekin; granddaughters, Damia Crocker and Devon Crocker; three brothers, James (Martha) Jones of Jacksonsville FL; Joseph Jones of Pekin and Jeffrey (Suzie) Jones of Rockford. She also is survivied by several nieces and nephews.  Judith was a graduate of Academy of Our Lady and of University of Illinois.  She worked for DCFS in Peoria for 23 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, where a funeral mass will be at noon Friday October 22 with a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catolic Cemetery in Pekin.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her grandchildren, in care of Scott Crocker, 1420 Caroline St. Pekin IL 61554.  Abts Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  To offer online condolences, visit abtsmortuary.com.
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ABERLE, EMMA
Tremont IL- Emma L Aberle 103 of Tremont, passed away at 6 am Tuesday October 19 2010 at Hopedale Hospital.  She was born January 15 1907 in rural Tremont to Fred C adn Gottliebe Lindaurer Bentel.  She married Albert Aberle on February 23 1936 in Tremont.  He passed away January 29 2003.  Surviving are one son, Duane (Barbara) Aberle of Morton; one daughter Mary Jane (Dean) Leuthold of Tremont; five grandchildren, Gwen Leuthold, Carla (Erik) Yamada, matthew (Katie) Aberle, Joy (Nate) Rugaard and David (Kelsey) Aberle; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Wilma (Emil) Aberle of Tremont; and her compassionate caregivers, Dick and Cindy Miller, Sandra Johnson and Jillyn and Serenity Lee.  She was preceded in death by an infant son; five brothers, Will, Dan, Fred, Joe and Ben; and three sisters, Mary Baurer, Anna Beutel and Kathryn Beutel.  She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church in Tremont, serving for 85 years.  Her funeral will be at 10 am Friday October 22 at Apostolic Christian Church in Tremont.  Ministers of the church will officiate.  Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Tremont.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday at Davis Mortuary in Tremont and also from 9 to 945 am Friday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hopedale Hospital Building Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice.  To express condolences online, visit www.davismortuaryinc.com.
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SHELABARGER, SCOTT
Pekin IL- Scott "Shellie" Shelabarger 89 of Pekin, passed away Monday October 18 2010 at Pekin Hospital in Pekin.  He was born January 26 1921 in Topeka IL a son of Aubrey and Neva Smith Shelabarger, he married Doris VanEtten on May 11 1946 in Easton. She survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Bonnie (Rob) Buckman of Morton; one granddaughter, Jaimie Buckman of Morton; and one sister, Katherine Dewhirst of Licking MO.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Dnaiel,a nd one graddaughter, Jennifer Buckman.  He was employed by Caterpiller Inc as a pipe fitter for 36 years, retiring in 1981.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pekin where he was active in the Men's Club.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 138 in Havana, UAW in East Peoria and ABC Bowling in Pekin.  Funeral services will be at 1030 am Thursday October 21 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Terry Edele will officiate.  Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin.  To offer condolences, visit www. woolseyfuneralhm.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Pekin or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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MANENO, VIOLA
Pekin IL- Viola May Maneno 84 of Pekin, passed away Monday October 18 2010 at Hallmark House in Pekin.  Cremation was accorded and no services are planned at this time.  Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co., Pekin/Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
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WARN, LAWRENCE
East Peoria IL- Lawrence A Warn 72 of East Peoria passed away Sunday October 17 2010 at Heartland of Peoria.  Cremation was accorded and private services will take place.  The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co Pekin/Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
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ST JULES, LAURA
S. Pekin IL- Laura E St Jules 97 of Pekin, formerly of Aurora, passed away peacefully Tuesday October 19 2010 in the home she shared with her daughter, Sarah.  She was born June 13 1913 in Joliet the daughter of Andrew and Selma Lindborg. She married Edward St. Jules on August 28 1937.  Edward preceded her in death on August 27 1977.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Andrew; and one sister, Sigred Barron.  She is survived by two daughters, Sarah St. Jules of pekin and Suzanne (John) Bernardi of Galena; one son, Edward "Chip" (Mary) St. Jules of Aurora; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Laura graduated from Joliet High School, Stephens College and teh National College of Education.  Education and books were her passion and she will be remembered for her zeal for teaching.  Laura last taught at Greenman School in School District 129 in Aurora.  After the death of her husband in 1977, she moved to Pekin to live closer to her family.  Wile living in Pekin, she participated in the literacy program at the Pekin YMCA.  She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed traveling and learning about different cultures and was a dialy communcant at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member of Blue Circle and the Altar and Rosary Society.  She mostly enjoyed the time spent with her children, grandchildrena nd great-grandchildren.  Laura's positive outlook on life affected all who knew her.  Each and every day she would seek out something new to learn and would share this knowledge and others.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1030 am Friday October 22 at Holy Angels Church 180 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, with the Rev John Earl officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Aurora.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Grade School in Aurora or to St. Joseph Grade School in Pekin.  Arrangements were by The Healy Chapel 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora.  To offer online condolences, visit www.heelychapel.com.
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NOLDER, ELOISE
Hopedale IL- Eloise Nolder 93 of St. Joseph formerly of Hopedale, died at 532 am Thursday October 21 2010 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  She was born April 26 1917 in Bloomington, the daughter of Eva Nolder who preceded her in death.  Survivors include several cousins.  Eloise graduated from Kenney High School in 1935.  She later lived in Amboy and Decatur before moving to Hopedale in 1952.  In 1998 she moved to St. Joseph to be near to her cousins, the Bob Hitt family.  She was employed by Morton Pottery, Hopedale Hospital and Red Fox grocery store in Hopedale.  Eloise was a member of Hopedale Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed life, children, traveling and collecting owls.  She was an extremely patriotic person.  Her funeral will be at 2 pm Sunday October 24 at Davis Mortuary in Hopedale.   Penny Frame, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Orndorff Cemetery in Rural Hopedale.  Memorial contributions may be made to Champaign County Nursing home, 500 Art Bartell Drive, Urbana IL 61801 or to a charity of the donors choice.  To express condolonces online, visit www.davismortuaryinc.com
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MORSCH, WILLIAM
Pekin IL- William Earl Morsch 76 of 1221 Florence Avenue Apt 1, Pekin, passed away at 12:45 am Friday October 22 2010 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Born April 30 1934 in South Pekin to George and Mary Millich Morsch, he first married Judy Randolph in 1966.  He later married Phyllis Brown Simon on June 06 1980 in Pekin.  She survivies.  Also surviving are two sons, David (Kim) Morsch and Steven Morsch both of Jasper AL; a stepson Michael Simon of pekin; a stepdaughter, Penny Rose of Pekin; two grandchildren; two brothers, Emil (Dorothy) Morsch of Argenta and Richard "Chuck" Morsch of Savannah GA; one sister, Mildren Schott of Downers Grove; and his "precious little friend", Jadealynn Eddyto of Pekin.  Bill was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.  He gradutated from Pekin Community High School in 1953 and then served in the US Army before beginning his employment with the Chicago & Northwestern Rairoad, where he worked for 40 years in South Pekin and Aurora.  He retired as a switchman in 1994.  Bill was a member of the Ernie's Breakfast Club and Pekin Moose Family Center 916.  He enjoyed playing cards and watching the Chicago Cubs play baseball.  His funeral will be at 1030 Monday October 25 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Private burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.  Memorial cotnributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane Pekin IL 61554; or to the family. To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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WATTS, EUGENE
Pekin IL- Eutene Richard Watts 83 formerly of 1613 Holiday Drive, Pekin, passed away at 236 pm Thursday October 21 2010 at Pekin Manor.  Born May 14 1927 in Peoria to Jesse Eugene and Hazel Glencora Hicks Watts, he married Gloria Ann Jordan on July 07 1950 in peoria.  She died June 11 2009 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Daniel Watts; and one sister.  Surviving are one son, Michael (Linda) Watts of Pekin; two daughters, Kathleen (Richard) Strasser of Pekin and Dawn (Floyd) King of Edmond, Marlene (Jack) Nevitt of Bartonville.  A United States Navy Veteran of World War II, he served from May 12 1945 to December 05 1947.  Gene worked for Keystone Steel & Wire Co in Bartonville for 32 years, retiring in 1987 from the galvanizing department.  He was a member of the Lions Club in Cherokee Village Ark, for several years.  Gene enjoyed being outdoors and doing yard work.  His funeral will be at 5 pm Monday October 25 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in pekin.  The Rev. Dr. Steven Hauter will officiate.  Private burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, where military rites will be conducted by the United States navy.  Visitation will be from 3 to 445 pm Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate in Peoria.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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SAPP, KENNETH
Pekin IL- Kenneth Robert Sapp 73 of 1916 Quaker St Pekin, passed away at 346 pm Thursday October 21 2010 at Greater Peoria Specialty Hospital in Peoria.  Born April 14 1937 in Pekin to Walter Franklin and Anna Mae Franklin Sapp, he married Glenna Rose Schurman on October 17 1980 in Pekin.  She survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Lori (Warren) Givens of Slaughters KY, Kim (David) Mohr of Oak Grove CA, and Glenda (Billy) Aplin of Manito; two sons, Jeff Sapp of Sacramento CA and Gregor (Tanya) Herberger of Pekin; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Sprenkle of Pekin.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.  He was a member of Laborers Local 231 in Pekin, where he worked out of for 35 years, retiring in 1997.  He then worked at the Salvation Army until 2009.  Ken was a member of the Salvation Army Church in Pekin.  He enjoyed woodworking, camping and cruising. He also collected toy cars and loved tinkering in his garage.  His funeral will be at 1030 am Tuesday October 26 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Major Jerry O'Neill will officiate.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 243 Derby St Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
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NEWTON, VAUNDICE
Greencastle IN- Vaundice O. Newton, 87, of Greencastle IN and formerly of Pekin IL, Johnston City IL, passed away Thursday October 21 2010.  She was born July 21 1923 in Carrier Mills IL to George T and Delia Blevins Craig.  She married James R Newton of Marion IL on September 28, 1941.  He preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Thomas L Newton; a sister Leola Beaver; four brothers, Theron Craig, Carl Craig, Eugene Craig and Diras Craig; a nephew, Ray Beaver; and a niece, Darlene McNeill.  Surviving are a son, James W Newton of Bradenton FL; two grandchildren, William R (Rachel) Newton of Bloomington IN, and Kimberly (Chad) Beadles of Greencastle; a daughter-in-law Carolyn Newton Shotwell of Greencastle; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Beadles and Aiden Beadles; nieces, Linda Nelson in Montana, Sheila Cline in Michigan, Chris Challinor in Montana, Sandra Shoemaker in Idaho, Joy Harris, Judy Hall, Wanda Robinson and Barbara Harvel, all in Southern Illinois; nephews, Bob Beaver and Ralph Beaver in Southern Illinois and Carl Craig of Montana.  Mrs Newton was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pekin where she volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher in nursing homes for more than 20 years, and was active in various church groups.  She retired from Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria and had been employed by JCPenney.  Vaundice loved the outdoors, especially Essex Montana where she and her husband lived, and explored Glacier National park.  She also enjoyed antique hunting and auctions.  Funeral Services will be at noon Tuesday October 26 at Murman & Wilson Funeral Home, 211 W Broadway Blvd, Johnston City, with Keith Heberer, Pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnson City. Family will receive friends from 10 am until time of services Tuesday at the Funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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CHRISTENSEN, DALE
Tremont IL- Dale Ray Christensen 63 of Tremont, passed away suddenly at 3:14 pm Saturday October 23 2010 in the emergency room of Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton GA.  He was doing what he loved the most, being with his family.  He was born 27 July 1947 in Pekin to Morton and Ada Christensen.  His parents preceded him in death.  The youngest of a large family, Dale was also preceded in death by his siblings Norman Christensen, Dorothy (Jack) Haynes, LaVera Hines, Beverly (Bill) Moehring, Janet Sue Christensen and Morton (Jetta) Christensen. Dale leaves many memories to treasure by those who survive him, which include his wife, Gail Reeser Christensen; his first wife Laura laszlo; and all of their children, Jason (Lenore) Christensen of Colorado Springs CO, Chad (DeAnna) Christensen of peoria, Erin Reeser-Gaonach (Frederic) of Paris France, and Rebecca Reeser-Wood (Stephen) of Canton GA.  He is also survived by those whom he cherished greatly, his grandchildren, Amelia and Anna Christensen, kaitlyn and Bennett Wood, and Felix Reeser.  He is also survived by his other siblings, Donald (Jackie) Christensen of Manito, pam (John) Hafliger and Patricia Sanders, both of Pekin and Wayne Christensen of Wayland MI.  A graduate of Pekin Community High School, Dale served in the United States Air Force adn was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  While in Vietnam, Dale served in the 3rd Air Commando Squadron in Nha Trang as a mechanic for the C-47 "Spooky" Gunships.  Dale was a career electician and practiced much of his craft at Ashland Chemical (Later Sherex Chemical) in Mapleton.  He was an avid street rod enthusiast and was very proud of his restoration of his 1933 Pontiac Sedan.  Dale also enjoyed watching hockey with his sons and took great joy in helping all his children and friends with whatever their needs were.  Perhaps Dale's greatest accomplishment and joy outside of his family came in his sobriety.  Just nine days before his passing, Dale celebrated 26 years clean and sober.  he was an instrumental figure in the development of Pekin Serenity Club and many people's lives were touched by Dale as he gave so much of himself to others in their walk to remain clean and sober. Dale's presence will be greatly missed by so many family and friends, but his impression of hard work, loyalty, compassion and determination will remain.  His visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm Wednesday October 28 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in pekin, where a celebration of life service will be at 6 pm.  Cremation will be accorded following the service.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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NEUMANN, JOYCE
Morton IL- Joyce A Neumann 59 of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 am Monday October 25 2010 at Morton Villa Care Center in Morton.  She was born November 05 1950 in Pekin to Henry and Mary Ann Goetze Neumann.  Surviving are her father; brother, James (Roberta) Neumann; two nephews, Eric (Patricia) and William (Stacie); two great-nieces, Hannah and Aya; an aunt, Fran (Don) Schlottman; and two uncles, Robert Goetze and Jack Goetze.  She was preceded in death by her mother; maternal grandparents, Frank and Sophie Goetze; and paternal grandparents, Henry and Susie Neumann.  Joyce worked as a prep cook at Ernie's Restaurant in Pekin, before retiring. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Friday October 29 at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, with the Rev. Dwight Borden officiating.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services Friday at the Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to her church.  To offer online condolences, visit www.WoolseyFuneralHm.com.
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TRUMPY, ROBERT Sr
Springfield IL- Robert T Trumpy Sr 86 of Sprinfield, died Saturday October 23 2010 at his home.  He was born March 16 1924 in South Pekin, the son of Forrest and Mary Schaefer Trumpy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.  He married Marion Miller in 1944 and she preceded him in death on November 07 2009.  Robert is survived by his son, Robert T "Bob" (Pat) Trumpy jr. of Cincinnati OH, his daughter, Rebecca A "Beckie" Ethell of Chatham IL, his son, R. David (Beth) Trumpy of Wheaton IL; his grandchildren, Matt (Sally) Trumpy of  Cincinnati, Jason (Adrianne) Trumpy of Camp Hill, PA, Jamie (Toni) Trumpy of Sawyerville, D.J. (Michelle) Trumpy of Chatham IL, Justin Trumpy of Edwardsville, Caroline, Michael, and Claire Trumpy of Wheaton IL and Nick (Rhonda) Ethell and Michelle (Scott) Hudspeth, both of Athens IL; his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trent, Cherokee, Allyson, Brandon, Hannah, Luke, Lauren, Josh, Connor, Lauren, Jack, Kelli and Morgan; and his sister, Betty Horne of East Peoria, IL.  Robert was a veteran who served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a gunner on a B-24 Liberator. During a bombing mission on a German synthetic fuel plant on December 17, 1944, his plane was shot down by German fighters.  He parachuted into the mountains of Czechoslovakia, was captured by a German Patrol, and was held as a prisoner of war in multiple German prison camps until late April 1945, when his prison camp was liberated by Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army.  He suffered as a result of extreme cold, poor sanitary conditions and a limited food supply.  During his captivity he lost 50 pounds which was a quarter of his body weight.  He received a Purple Heart medal among many other medals for his  bravery.  Robert was a superior three-sport athlete in high school, excelling in football, basketball and track. After the war, Robert attended Illinois State university where he received undergraduate and master's degrees in education.  At Illinois State he was a starting running back on the football team. During his later  years he was very active in the Springfield community.  He was a member of the District 186 Board of Education, the YMCA, the American Business Club and Luther Memoral Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Robert also had a 60 year career as an investment advisor and in his later years he co-managed an investment advisory firm with his daughter, Beckie Trumpy Ethell.  Robert was famous for his magic tricks and his tall tales, and he published a book of poetry. He loved to fish, golf and was a member of the Pasfield Park Golf League.  He enjoyed watching many sports and his favorite teams were the Cincinnati Bengals, Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats.  In his final months of life, he set a goal to travel to Evanston to see his grandson michael score a touchdown for Northwestern against Robert's alma mater, Illinois State.  On September 11 2010, Robert's dream came true.  Robert donated his remains to anatomical science.  A memorial gathering will be at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Road, where family will greet friends from 4 to  7 pm Wednesday, October 27.  A memorial service will be at 10:30 am Thursday October 28 at Lutheran Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2600 S. Fifth St., Springfield.  Ron Moorman, Pastor, and John Berg, pastor, will officiate.  Military honors will follow the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield YMCA or to Lutheran Memorial Evangelical Church in Springfield. To offer online condolences, visit www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.
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REED, JOHN
Pekin IL- John Gerald Reed 75 of 1112 S 18th St Pekin, passed away at 3:42 pm Saturday October 23 2010 in the emergency room at Pekin Hospital.  Born August 17 1935 in Minneapolis MN to Fredrick Warren Sr and Marjorie Andrea Nerli Reed, he married M. Janet Null on September 03 1971 in Pekin, she survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Theresa Marie Saunders and Susan Kay Huhta, both of Hinckley MN; two step daughters, Carol J (Gordon) Walker of Pekin and Jill Meints of Peoria; one stepson Eugene H Meints of Pekin; and one sister, Alice Patterson of Wichita KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.  John served with the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.  He worked as a truck driver for Advance Transportation for many years, retiring in 2000.  John previously worked selling insurance with Aid Association for Lutherans.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 26 in Bloomington.  He also was a member of the Pekin Lions Club and served as a volunteer escort at Pekin Hospital.  John was a founding member of the Illinois Valley Parachute Club.  John enjoyed working in his flower garden and spending days fishing with his friends from Advance Transportation.  He loved animals, had a big heart and was always very compassionate and considerate about helping others.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin.  His funeral will be at 3 pm Thursday October 28th at First United Methodist Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church.  Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Memorial contributions may be made to First united Methodist Church, 1315 Court St. Pekin IL 61554; or to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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DILLON, BONNIE
Pekin IL- Bonnie Lou Dillon 78 of Pekin, passed away at 4:45 am Monday October 25 2010 at Pekin Hospital.  She was born September 25 1932 in Pekin to Erving and Norma Kastner Vehlow.  She married Raymond E Dillon on December 27 1953 in Pekin.  He preceded her in death on August 14 2000.  Also preceding her in death were her parents and one grandson.  Surviving are one daughter, Lori (Brent Glassey) Dillon of Pekin; one brother Dan Vehlow of Peoria; one granddaughter, Libby Isenmann of Seattle WA and "special people", Brad and Rachel Glassey and Avery and Mitchell Glassey all of Pekin.  Bonnie was a graduate of Pekin Community High School.  She was the owner of Bonnie's Boutique, a woman's clothing store in Pekin for 23 years.  She had previously served as secretary to former Mayor William Waldmeier of Pekin.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.  Bonnie enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Cremation was accorded.  Memorial Services will be at 5:30 pm Thursday October 28 in the chapel at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin, w ith the Rev. Dwight E Borden officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.  No visitation is planned.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to TAPS in Pekin or to the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 200, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor PA 19087.  Paul Shields, funeral director through Valley Funeral & Cremation Services, Pekin/Peoria, is in charge of arrangements.
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FREDERICK, BARBARA
Marquette Heights IL- Barbara Ann Frederick 61 of Marquette Heights, formerly of Nashville TN, passed away Friday October 22 2010 at her daughter's residence.  She was born June 27 1949 in South Bend IN to Richard and Mariann Underly Ross, who preceded her in death.  She is survived by her daughters, Michelle VanFossen and Maria (Donnie Jensen) Frederick; sons, Floyd Jr (Susan) Frederick and Jeff (Jennifer) Frederick; grandchildren, Tawnee, Keanna, Melissa, Jameson, Jacob, Samantha, Shelby and Skylar; and a great-grandchild, Addyson.  She is also survived by her siblings, Dennis (Jan) Ross, Richie (Mary Jo) Ross, Dale (Cindy) Ross, David (Kelly) Ross, Kathy (Dough) Brown, and Ronnie (Lori) Ross; and several nieces and nephews.  Barbara was an exceptional woman, mother and sister.  She always put others needs before her own.  She was "Granny Barb" to her grandchildren and will be greatly missed.  Cremation was accorded and a graveside service will be at 11:30 am Saturday October 30 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.  A celebration of life will follow from noon til 1 pm at Abts Mortuary in Pekin.  Memorial contributions may be made to her family to assist with arrangements, in care of Michelle VanFossen, 115 St. Clair, Marquette Heights IL 61554.  The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co., Pekin/Peoria, is in charge of arrangements.  To offer online condolences, visit csmico.com
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CONLEY, LILLIAN
Delavan IL- Lillian B Conley, 100, of Delavan and formerly of Hopedale, passed away at 8:04 am Tuesday October 26 2010 at her home.  She was born October 25 1910 on the family farm in Boynton Township, rural Delavan, the daughter of George and Matilda Proehl Appenzeller.  She married Albert G Conley on September 01 1960, he preceded her in death on February 11 1981.  She also was preceded in death by a brother Arthur Appenzeller, and a sister Martha Van Hilsen.  Lillian is survived by one stepdaughter, Carolyn (Myron) Bode of Carlock; two grandsons, Brett (Kim) Bode of Mahomet and Bradley (Bethany) Bode of Congerville; four great-grandchildren; and a special nephew and nieces, Duane (Cindy Coggins) Appenzeller, Carolyn Appenzeller, Shirley (Loren) Westen and Darlene Parr.  At her request, cremation was accorded.  A memorial service will be at 2 pm Friday October 29 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Minier.  The Rev Paul Thompson will officiate.  Burial of cremated remains will be in Antioch Cemetery in Rural Tremont.  Visitation will be one hour prior to teh service at the church.  Davis Mortuary in Tremont is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ or to a charity of the donor's choice.  To express condolences online visit www.davismortuaryinc.com.
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KELSO, DOROTHY
Morton IL- Dorothy M Kelso 74 of Morton, died at 8:35 pm Tuesday October 26 2010 at Heartland of Riverview in East Peoria.  She was born October 21 1936 in Lincoln to Roy H and Thelma Groth Heineken.  She married Melville W Kelso on May 16, 1959 in Peoria.  He survives.  Also surviving are two sins, Steve (Christine) Kelso of Grand Rapids MI, and Scott (Carrie) Kelso of Chicago; one daughter, Leann (Bill) Dexter of Tremont; and three step-grandchildren, Phillip, Nathaniel and Ellen.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Dorothy worked in sales for Merle Norman Cosmetics for more than 30 years, retiring in March 2009.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends and will be remembered for having a caring, loving heart.  Family was always first in her life.  She was a member of Advent Lutheran Church in Morton, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday October 30 with the Rev Dennis O'Brien officiating.  Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Friday and 9 to 9:45 am Saturday, both at Advent Lutheran Church in Morton.  Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Morton is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emden Historical Society, 301 Lincoln St., P.O. Box 142, Emden IL 62635.  Online condolences may be made by visiting www.knappjohnson.com.
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GENT, SIDNEY
Pekin IL- Sidney J Gent 85 of 20 S Second St., Apt 3, Pekin, passed away at 4:20 pm Tuesday October 26 2010 at teh Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville.  He was born February 27 1925 in Pekin to Sidney and Beulah White Gent.  Surviving are two sons, Steve Gent of Brighton CO and Bill Gent of Lakewood CO; one daughter Joy (Mike) Walker of Peoria; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wallace (Ann) Gent of Pekin and Roger (Pat) Gent of Houston TX; and one sister Billie Parks of Pekin.  He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Gent; and one sister, Donna Sloneker.  Sidney was a police officer in Central City CO for 20 years, retiring as chief in 1984.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of AMVETS Post 235, Tobin-Naninga Detachment 85 of the Marine Corps League, and Eagles Aerie 1869, all in Pekin.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  His graveside service will be at 10 am Monday November 01 at War Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Pekin.  Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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GREENE, CALEB
Delavan IL- Caleb Scott Greene 18 of Delavan, formerly of Tremont, passed away at 4:45 pm Thursday October 28 2010 at his home.  He was born October 06, 1992 in Pekin to Brennan Scott and Rhonda Kay Huechteman Greene.  Surviving are his parents of Delavan; two brothers, Joshua Greene and Elijah Greene, both of Delavan; maternal grandparents, Jeff and Alesa Spangler of Quincy; paternal grandfather, Charles Greene of Tremont and paternal grandmother, Judy Greene of Paloma IL; three uncles, B.J. Spangler, Coby Reeves and Tony Bliss; and one aunt, Rahna Schwengel, and their families.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Edward Arthur Huechteman.  Caleb attended Tremont High School and owned and operated Caleb's Cycle Shack in Tremont.  He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and motorcycling.  He loved music.  His funeral will be at 1 pm Monday, November 01 at Davis Mortuary in Tremont.  Steve Waggoner, pastor, will officiate.  Visitation will be from 1 to 4 pm Sunday at the Mortuary and from noon Monday until the time of the service. Memorial Contributions may be made to an educational fund for Joshua and Elijah Greene, established at Tremont Community Bank, 105 Chestnut St., Tremont IL 61568.  To express condolences online, visit www.davismortuaryinc.com.
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KNOWLES, TYLER
Bartonville IL- Tyler B Knowles 18 of Bartonville, passed away Wednesday October 27 2010.  Tyler was born on April 17, 1992 in Pekin, to Fredrick Jr. and Heather Sullivan Knowles.  Surving are his parents Fred Knowles and Pam Daniels of Bartonville, Heather Sullivan and Adam Etaugh of Peoria, and Joel Ferguson of Peoria; two brothers, Patrick Ferguson of Peoria and Tanner Knowles of East Dubuque IL; a sister Lanie Knowles of Bartonville; three stepbrothers Brooks Yates and Brandon Yates; both of Bartonville, and Anthony Etaugh of Peoria; a stepsister, Brittany yates of Bartonville; his grandparents, Cathy Knowles of pekin, Gregg and Tobi Mangum of Peoria and Don and Angie Sullivan of Washington; his great grandmothers, Miriam Mangum and Joy Sullivan, both of Peoria; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his girlfriend, Maddi Johnson of Glasford.  Tyler was preceded in death by his grandfather Fred Knowles sr., and his uncle Adam Sullivan.  Tyler was a senior at Illinois Bluffs high School in Glasford.  While attending Illini Bluffs, Tyler participated in wrestling, soccer, and was a member of the Powder Puff Cheerleading Team for the girls' Powder Puff games.  Tyler was a social butterfly.  He liked to make friends and loved to be the center of attention.  Tyler was comical, funny, and always the clown who loved to make people laugh.  He was never afraid to try anything once.  Tyler enjoyed spending time with his grandfather at peoria Speedway.  Tyler's hobbies included hunting and working with his hands on construction projects.  Tyler also had an infinite passion for penguins.  Services will be at 10 am Tuesday Nov 02 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel.  Internment will be in maple Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  To offer online condolences, visit www.Davison-Fulton-BartonvilleChapel.com.
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GOSCH, MARIE
Creve Coeur IL- Marie Annette Gosch 83 of 336 Morton St., Creive Coeur, passed away at 11:38 pm Wednesday October 27 2010 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Born February 13 1927 in Keithsburg to Paul and Clara Waters Edgington, she married Robert Gosch on September 01 1947 in Peoria.  He survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Judith (John) Coker of East Peoria and Robyn (Michael) O'Dell of Pekin; two sons, Ronald (Sue) Gosch of Manito and Steven (Anita) Gosch of Mapleton; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Marie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.  Marie worked as a sales clerk at Szold's department store in Peoria for 25 years.  She was a member of Sacre Coeur Catholic Church in Creve Coeur and its Alter & Rosary Society.  Mary enjoyed crocheting, crafting, and spending time with her grandchildrena nd great-grandchildren.  Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am Tuesday November 02 at Sacre Coeur Catholic Church in Creve Coeur.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur, with resitation of the Rosary at 7 pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to Sacre Coeur Catholic Church, 601 Rusche Lane, Creve Coeur IL 61610.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
submitted by DLBR 11/02/10 Pekin Daily Times

O'DONNELL, BETTY
Pekin IL- Betty Jean O'Donnell 85 of Pekin, passed away at 7:45 pm Friday October 29 2010 at Pekin Manor in Pekin.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday November 03 2010 at 11 am at Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.  Burial will follow the service at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be held Tuesday November 02 from 5 to 7 pm at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.
submitted by DLBR 11/03/10 Pekin Daily Times

GRAHAM, PATRICIA
North Pekin IL- Patricia Ann Graham 75 of 1045 Edgewater Drive, North Pekin, peacefully passed away at 9:40 am on Saturday October 30 2010 at her home.  Born October 29, 1935 in Greenbush MN to Phillip and Mabel Johnson Stromlund, she married LeRoy Graham on May 08 1954 in park Rapids, MN.  He survives.  Also surviving are her mother of East Peoria; four children, Pamela Horn of Pekin, Lionel Graham of North pekin, Terry (Jan) Graham of Bartonville and Carla McCallum of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Bridget, Henry, Jake, Brittany, Courtney, Carrie and Robert; six great-grandchildren; one brother Kermit Stromlund of East Peoria; and one sister, Bonnie Sullivan of Washington.  She was preceded in death by one son, Duane Scott Graham, and her father.  Patricia's career included working as assistant office manager of Vogel's Supermarket in Pekin and, most proudly, as the Tazewell County treasurer from 1988-1998.  Patricia was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pekin. Spending time with her great-grandchildren and tending to her beautiful flower gardens were her favorite pastimes.  Her family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Hospice Compassus for their outstanding service and support.  Patricia was her family's foundation and will be greatly missed.  Her funeral will be at 11 am Wednesday November 03 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Dennis R Scoville will officiate.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to our Savior Lutheran Chuch 2223 Sheridan Road, Pekin.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

PRENTICE, ROBERT
North Pekin IL- Robert Lee Prentice 64 of 310 Washington St Apt 5, passed away at 7:33 pm Thursday October 28 2010 at Pekin Hospital.  He was born January 02 1946 in Wyandotte MI to Clarence Edwin and Eleanor Margaret Belanger Prentice.  He is survived by his mother of Manito; two brothers, William Prentice and John Prentice, both of Pekin, and one sister, Virginia Thomas of MI.  He was preceded in death by his father adn his sister, Janice Wagner.  Bob was self-employed.  He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.  He was a member of the Pekin Moose Family Center #916.  He loved computers, camping and fishing.  Cremation will be accorded.  There will no visitation or funeral.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin was in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
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GARRETT, JIMMIE J
Pekin IL- Jimmie J Garrett 67 of Pekin, passed away at 6:40 am Sunday October 31 2010 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born October 31 1943 in Peoria, to Milan and Antonia Stanfil Garrett who preceded him in death.  He married Tomma Lou Buckley on April 18 1964 in East Peoria IL.  She survives.  Also surviving are his children, Chris Garrett and Jodi Spears of Pekin and Jimmie J (Rebecca) Garrett of Creston IL; three grandchildren, Jerica Yarbrough and Alexis Lou Garrett, both of Pekin, and Bradley Garrett of Creston; two step grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Harris of Creston; one brother, Milan (Marlene) Garrett of Washington and one sister Elizabeth (Bill) Flatt of Mulkytown IL.  Jim served in the Air Force from 1963 to 1967.  He worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 2002 as a systems analyst.  Jim was Santa for his friends at Caterpillar Inc., going to their homes to the delight of their children.  He also was Santa for St. Jude's Breakfast With Santa, for many years. Jim will be missed by his family and friends.  His grandchildren were very close to their grandfather.  Funeral services will be at 7 pm Wednesday November 03 at Remmert Funeral Home in East peoria.  Wanda Couch will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.  Cremation will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association or The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times.

ENDICOTT, REKA
Pekin IL- Reka Margaret Endicott 87 of Pekin, passed away at 1:43 a.m. Sunday October 31, 2010 at Pekin Hospital.  She was born June 11 1923 in Central Limestone Township to Edward and Lydia Marie (Sutter) Behrends.  She married Robert F Endicott on November 28 1955 in Pekin.  He preceded her in death on July 13 1997 in Pekin.  Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Geraldine Endicott, and a brother, Jerry Behrends.  Survivors include a daughter Sharon (Phil) Reichert of Pekin; two sons, Marion Eugene Endicott of Pekin and Robert Lee Endicott of Chattahoochee FL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Marguerite (Lou) Kirkham of Metamora; and two brothers, Bill (Sandy) Behrends of Bartonville, and Henry (and Janie) Behrends of Kincaid IL.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday November 03 2010 at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin.  Cremation rites will follow the visitation.  Graveside services wll be in Lakeview Cemetery in pekin at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Second Reformed Church of Pekin or to the charity of your choice. 
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

MORGAN, SANDRA
Pekin IL- Sandra Kay Morgan 50 of Pekin, died at 6:11 pm Tuesday October 26 2010 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  She was born April 11 1960 in Peoria to John J Morgan Jr and Dorothy J (Berlett) Morgan.  Surviving are her mother, Dorothy Kline of Pekin, a special friend, Lowell Ely of Pekin, two daughters, Jackie (James) Allen and Lena Beth Pitchford, both of Pekin; a son Steven R Graves Jr or Pekin; two brothers Daniel L Morgan and John C Morgan both of Pekin; two sisters, Barbara J Baker of East Alton and Mary E Gay of Pekin.  Sandra was staff accountant for Bessler Accounting Service in Pekin for 9 years, last working October 25 2008.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorial services will be from 4 to 8 pm Saturday November 06 at Pekin Knights of Columbus Hall with the Rev. Eugene Hooker officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 2258 Weldon Parkway, St. Louis MO 63146.  Paul Shields, funeral director thru Valley Funeral & Cremation Services Pekin/Peoria, is assisting the family with arrangements.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

PEOPLES, JOHN
Washington IL- John J Peoples 87 of Washington, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 9:05 pm Sunday October 31 2010 at Washington Christian Village,  Washington.  He was born May 15, 1923 in pekin to John O and Emma Carrington Peoples.  He first married Lois Steinhaus on May 11 1946 in Pekin.  She passed away May 15 1966 in Peoria.  He then married Hazel F Deal in Pekin on January 01 1969 in Pekin.  She passed away November 28 2006 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by two stepsons, Daniel and Arthur Deal, and a sister, Lilian "Tomi" Peoples.  Surviving are two daughters, Patsy (Clifford) Boswell of East Peoria, and Laurel Sams of Washington; a son Gary (Cheryl) Peoples of Washington; a step-son, James (Debbie) Deal of Texas; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister Geneva Custer of Niles.  John Served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.  He was a member and past post commander of the VFW Post 1232 in Pekin.  He worked for Caterpillar for 33 years, retiring in 1980 and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 974.  Funeral services will be at 11 am Thursday November 04 2010 at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, with Rev. John Gorby officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial and military honors will take place at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito.  Memorials may be made to Washington Christian Village.  Online tributes and condolences may be submitted at www.woolseyfuneralhome.com.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

WILEMAN, LAWRENCE
Washington IL- Lawrence A Wileman, 70, of Washington passed away at 7:05 am October 30 2010 at Snyder Village in Metamora.  Services will be at 10 am Wednesday November 03 2010 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  The Rev. Dr. James Lillie will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm tonite at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Larry's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may be sent to the family.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

MANS, MARY
Pekin IL- Mary Frances Mans 78 of 45 N 20th Street passed away at 12:10 pm Tuesday November 02 2010 at her home.  Born March 18 1932 in Kennett MO to Robert Franklin and Ethel Mae (Penn) Davidson, she married Thurman Harold Mans on September 11 1948 in Piggott Arkansas.  He died March 11 2009.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Harold Mans, and an infant brother.  Surviving are six sons: Bobby (Kathy) Mans, Wayne Mans, and Johnny Mans, all of Pekin.  Dwight Mans of Mapleton, Dale (Connie) Mans of Clarksdale MO and George Mans of Bunker Hill; 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Frances was a housekeeper at the Pekin Elks Lodge for more than 20 years.  Previously she was a housekeeper at Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville for eight and a half years and TazewelL County Nursing Home for three and a half years.  Frances was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother.  Her funeral will be at 10 am Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane Pekin IL 61554, or Tazewell County House of Hope, P.O. Box 1155 Pekin IL 61554.  To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

LAESCH, LOUISE
Pekin IL- Louise J Laesch 81 of Pekin, died at 5:41 am Tuesday November 02 2010 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.  Louise was born January 01 1929 in Woodford County to Carl E and Marie C Schultz Kath Sr.  She married Howard H Laesch on Jan 02 1949 in Danvers.  He died October 14 1977.  Also preceding her in death were her parents; a sister; Wilhelmina Frevert, a brother, George Kath; and a grandson, Shawn Robertson. Surviving are a son harlan (Shelly) Laesch of East peoria; two daughters, jane (Ronald) Hawkins of Deer Creek, and pamela (John) Wibbon of Tremont; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Grunert of Mackinaw, Leota (William) Kaufman of Danvers, and Viola Tobias of Morton; and a brotehr Carl (Christine) Kath Jr of Morton.  Louise was a receptionist at OSF St. Francis medical Center in Peoria for 23 years, retiring in September 2003.  She was a member of William Schaefer Post 44 American Legion and its Gavel Club.  She was a member of Tazewell County Salon of 40 et 8 and St. John's Lutheran Church of Pekin.  Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday November 05 2010 at Tremont United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chet Travis will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday at the church, and from 9:30 to 10:15 am Friday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in pekin.  Arrangements are being handled by Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Auxiliary unit 44 of Pekin.  To sign the online guestbook, go to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.
submitted by DLBR 11/04/10 Pekin Daily Times

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