Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

At Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes in Pekin and Creve Coeur, we have a mission... a mission of quality service that is reflected in everything we do. When families come to us for funeral or cremation services, they feel comfortable in expressing their wishes and discussing the options available to them. That's because it's all about family at Preston-Hanley. We are so devoted to the families we serve, we offer services for pets as well.

You can be sure that you will receive the utmost professional care from Preston-Hanley. We personally make the decisions that affect the standard of service we provide. Each of our seven funeral directors is licensed and experienced. We maintain the highest standards with careful attention to every detail. Each and every person on our staff plays an integral part in maintaining our reputation for personal attention and excellence in service.

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Our Obituaries

Betty Maxine Talbot

August 6, 1930 - September 23, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Betty “Maxine” Talbot, 87, of Creve Coeur, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the home of Rev. Ron Talbot. She was born on Wednesday, August 6, 1930 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Henry and Margaret (Southern) Loftin.  She was the last surviving sibling of ten children, which her parents and five brothers and four sisters...
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Margaret A. Ashburn

November 4, 1944 - September 23, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Margaret Anne “Margie” Ashburn, 72, of Creve Coeur, passed away at her home Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born November 4, 1944 in Peoria to James and Wilma (Raker) Gallagher, she married Edward G. Ashburn, Jr. on May 23, 1965 in Creve Coeur. He died May 7, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Angela on February 10, 2016. Surviving...
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Evelyn M. Lee

February 11, 1927 - August 17, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Evelyn Marie Lee, 90, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:08 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home. She was born February 11, 1927 in East Peoria to James and Bernice (Muir) Strickland.  Evelyn married Howard Russell Lee, Sr. on September 13, 1946 in Peoria.  He died August 15, 2013.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren; and one great...
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Roger W. Bozarth

October 14, 1939 - August 10, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Roger William Bozarth, 77, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home.
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Teresa M. Smith

December 27, 1957 - August 3, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Teresa Marie “Teri” Smith, 59, of Spring Valley, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at her home.  She was formerly of Creve Coeur. Born December 27, 1957 in Peoria to William H. and Hila A. (Risius) Button, Jr., she married Daniel Henry Smith on February 16, 1978 in East Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are her five children, Daniel (Shelly...
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Dorothy E. Hendrick

January 23, 1928 - July 3, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Dorothy Ellen “Dot” Hendrick, 89, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 surrounded by her family at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born January 23, 1928 in Peoria to Albert H. and Mary Edna (Davis) Lehmann, she married Arnold Hendrick on September 27, 1947 in Peoria. He died October 7, 2010 in Peoria. Surviving are two sons, Paul ...
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Audrey E. Merriman

December 17, 1933 - June 28, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Audrey E. Merriman, 83, of Washington, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Washington Christian Village in Washington.  She was formerly of Creve Coeur. Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
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John H. Starr

July 22, 1934 - June 27, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ John Henry Starr, 82, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his home. Born July 22, 1934 in Pekin to James Russell and Catherine Alice (Campion) Starr, he married Darleen Lavonne Fry in May of 1963.  She died September 9, 2013 in Peoria.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bernard Starr, Benny Starr, and Timothy...
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Philip R. Stanley

April 25, 1949 - June 23, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Philip Ray “Phil” Stanley, 68, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:41 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at Northwestern Medical Hospital in Chicago. Born April 25, 1949 in Peoria to Ralph V. and Lunda A. (Phillips) Stanley, he married Vera L. (Rynearson) Smith on May 19, 2007 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Troy (Britny) Stanley of Huntley, Gary (Dawn...
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Clayton L. Burger

May 20, 1953 - June 20, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Clayton Lee “CL” Burger, 64, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Morton. He was born May 20, 1953 in Pekin to Carl E. and Ruth Viola (Tyler) Burger. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his finance’, Ann Eads of Bloomington; one sister, Suellen Marie (Owen Lee, Jr.) Sowers of East Peoria; one nephew, Reid Owen ...
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Dorthy J. Patton

April 19, 1935 - June 7, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Dorthy Jean Patton, 82, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Bernard Peterson

July 19, 1935 - June 5, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Bernard Peterson, 81, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:39 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room. Born July 19, 1935 in Kewanee to Walter Peterson, he married Doris Rose Lindal on October 16, 1999 in Pekin.  She passed away January 21, 2011 in Creve Coeur.  He also was preceded in death his parents and two brothers. Surviving are one...
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Beverly A. McDonnough

March 25, 1955 - June 4, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Beverly Ann “Bev” McDonnough, 62, OF Creve Coeur, passed away at 9:33 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at her home.  Born March 25, 1955 in Peoria to Howard and Edith (Harrison) Pilkington, she married Terry Schindler in 1973 in Creve Coeur.  She later married Melvin McDonnough on May 14, 1999 in Creve Coeur.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Scott (Kim...
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Margaret I. Holmes

December 5, 1920 - June 1, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Margaret Irene Holmes, 96, of Rothschild, WI, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 1, 2017 under the care of Aspirus Hospice surrounded by her family. Margaret was born December 5, 1920, in Macomb, a daughter of the late Perry and Mamie (Lindsey) Stewart.  On June 26, 1939, Margaret married John R. Holmes in Canton, MO. Margaret was a...
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Robert J. Whitby

June 5, 1992 - May 28, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Robert J. Whitby, 24, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Pekin. He was born June 5, 1992 in Peoria to Robert D. and Nikki Lynn (Brown) Whitby. Surviving are his father, Robert (Stacy) Whitby of Creve Coeur; his mother, Nikki Robertson of Colorado; one daughter, McKenzie Whitby; two sisters, Ashley Nicole Whitby of Creve Coeur and Amber Danielle Whitby...
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Kyla A. Landrith

May 11, 1992 - May 16, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Kyla Alexis Landrith, 25, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home. She was formerly of Pekin. She was born May 11, 1992 in Peoria to William B. and Deanna Lynn (McCloud) Landrith. Surviving are parents of Pekin; one daughter, Noel Elise Waggoner of Creve Coeur; one sister, Miryah (Sean) Landrith-Hogue of Creve Coeur and her fiancé, Bryce...
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Edward G. Ashburn, Jr.

December 3, 1935 - May 7, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Edward Garrett “Ed” Ashburn, 81, of Creve Coeur passed away at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 3, 1935 in Hillsboro, Tennessee to Edward G. and Mabel (Crockett) Ashburn, he married Margaret Anne “Margie” Gallagher on May 23, 1965 in Creve Coeur.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter,...
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Stuart L. Robertson

May 3, 1940 - April 29, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Stuart Lance “Butch” Robertson, 76, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 3, 1940 in Peoria to Paul Douglas and Jeanette (Hoffer) Robertson, he married Judy Ann Stepanski on February 6, 1965 in Alpena, MI. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Paul (Linda) Robertson of Pekin and Todd ...
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Janice J. Lang

September 7, 1922 - April 8, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Janice J. Lang, 94, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home. Born September 7, 1922 in Peoria to Harvey and Mary Lou (Seiwell) Jefford, she married Fred Lang on January 25, 1941 in Peoria.  He died in February of 1979.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and three sisters. Surviving are three sons, Ronald Dean...
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Dixie L. Cox

January 19, 1940 - March 21, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Dixie Lee Cox, 77, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her residence. Born January 19, 1940 in Peoria to David B. and Winefred (O’Harra) Dunbar, she married Billy Franklin Cox on July 21, 1957 in Peoria County. He died April 26, 2009 in Creve Coeur. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Butch and Chuck Dunbar....
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Margaret M. Gaboriault

October 27, 1935 - March 14, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Margaret Mary Gaboriault, 81, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin.   Born October 27, 1935 in Peoria to William H. and Mary Jane (Modendricker) Meyer, she married O. Douglas Ausburn on October 30, 1952 in Ashland, Mississippi.  She later married William Gaboriault on September 28, 1973 in Peoria.  He survives....
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James E. Shumaker

March 24, 1941 - March 12, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ James E. Shumaker, 75, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born March 24, 1941 in Clark County to Harlan and Martha (Spoonemore) Shumaker, he was raised in Harrisburg. He married Connie Angell on October 14, 1961.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Shumaker of Creve Coeur and...
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Virgil L. Jones

October 12, 1954 - March 6, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Virgil Louis Jones, Sr., 62, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home. Born October 12, 1954 in Peoria to Charles and Doris (Pillischafske) Jones, he married Debra Raistrick on July 5, 1975 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Virgil (Sheri) Jones, Jr. of Pekin; one daughter, Melissa Jones of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Paige...
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Rosemary A. Ramige

February 3, 1935 - February 17, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Rosemary Ann Ramige, 82 of Creve Coeur passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at her home. Born February 3, 1935 in Peoria to Ralph and Dorothy (Fisher) Hoppe, she married Melvin Ramige on February 3, 1956 in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Michael Ramige of Creve Coeur, Mark (Jill) Ramige of Wesley Chapel, FL and Mitch Ramige of Creve Coeur; one...
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Gerald E. McFarden

January 27, 1961 - February 9, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Gerald E. McFarden, 56, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 6:19 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
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James W. Bright

June 16, 1958 - January 22, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ James Wayne “Jim” Bright, 58, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home. Born June 16, 1958 in Pekin to Louis Norvin and Donna Jean (Fox) Bright, he married Kristi Sands on June 2, 1990 in Peoria. Surviving are his wife; his mother of Florida; one step-son, Chad (Jolene) Edwards of East Peoria; three grandchildren, Joel Wilson,...
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Mel A. Gass

October 3, 1957 - January 17, 2017

CREVE COEUR ~ Mel Gass, 59, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home. Born October 3, 1957 in Peoria to Henry and Bettie (Snoke) Gass, he married, Donna (Tonjes) Getz, his “lovely bride” on February 29, 2004 in Groveland. Surviving are his wife; son, Joshua Gass of Manito; his mother and step-father, Bettie and Everett Copeland of Missouri;...
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Robert L. Miller

November 21, 1948 - December 16, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Robert L. “Whale” Miller, 68, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at his home. Born November 21, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Campbell “Stretch” and Dorothy Nell (Salzman) Miller, he married Susan McMillan on May 21, 1993 in Peoria.  His parents preceded him in death. He leaves many friends to cherish his memory. Whale...
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Jack G. Munday

August 8, 1930 - December 14, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Jack Gilbert Munday, 86, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home.
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Margie R. Witt

December 4, 1921 - December 11, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Margie Rose Witt, 95, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:17 a.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.  She was formerly of Peoria and Lehigh Acres, Florida. Born December 4, 1921 in Peoria to Harry F. and Ada (Boyer) Peters, she married Alvin Cheney.  She then married Roy J. Witt.  He died on January 25, 1988.  She also was...
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Randall S. Branstetter

January 31, 1961 - December 5, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Randall Scott “Randy” Branstetter, 55, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2016 at his home. Born January 31, 1961 in East St. Louis to Richard and Rita (Daily) Branstetter, he married Becky Morris on August 22, 1981 in Creve Coeur. She survives. Also surviving are his parents of Perry, Missouri; two daughters, Heather Branstetter of Creve Coeur...
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Susan G. Foster

October 1, 1964 - November 29, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Susan Geneva Foster, 52, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at her home. She was born October 1, 1964 in Pekin to Herbert and Darlene Mae (Rodewald) Foster, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Douglas Foster. Surviving are one daughter, Heidi A. (Andrew) Coats of Princeville; one son, Rocky D. Crawford II of Peoria; loving...
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Beverly J. Gilliatt

November 27, 1938 - November 25, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Beverly Jean Gilliatt, 77, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2016 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 27, 1938 in Peoria to Sidney and Lina (Jacobs) Braden, she married Richard Allen “Dick” Gilliatt, Sr. on October 10, 1959 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are one son,...
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William Norsworthy

December 8, 1948 - November 10, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ William Allen “Bill” Norsworthy, 67, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:18 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Sharon Healthcare Elms in Peoria. Born December 8, 1948 in Orlando, Florida to Henry and Jenne Dean (Hunt) Norsworthy, he married Beverly Jean (Knapp) Lane on August 19, 1976 in Creve Coeur.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Jason (Amanda)...
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Carol Sibu

April 5, 1951 - October 26, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Carol Patricia Sibu, 65, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at her home. She was formerly of Canton, Michigan. Born April 5, 1951 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Wesley and Charlotte (Eustace) Sibu, Sr., she married Ronald Charles Marble in 1968 in Michigan. They later divorced. Surviving are one son, Brett (Sallea) Marble of Creve Coeur; four...
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David W. Cottingham, Sr.

July 23, 1950 - October 18, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ David Wayne Cottingham, Sr., 66, of Creve Coeur, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2016 at his home. Born July 23, 1950 in Pekin to Pearl Lloyd and Ethel (Barnd) Cottingham, Sr., he married Charlene “Charlie” Monroe on April 26, 2007 in Richmond Hill, Georgia. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn Holloway of Pekin and Kitty Cottingham-Kelley of...
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Gregory D. Timberlake

July 15, 1955 - September 30, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Gregory David “Greg” Timberlake, 61, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 12:41 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at his home. Born July 15, 1955 in Peoria to Ernest A. and Jeanne M. (Marcille) Timberlake, he married Linda M. Gomer on July 7, 1979 in East Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Creve Coeur; one son, Bryan D. Timberlake of Creve Coeur; one...
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Virginia A. Creekmur

November 8, 1926 - September 29, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Virginia Ann Creekmur, 89, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka surrounded by her family. Born November 8, 1926 in Boiling Springs to George E. and Helen V. (Storer) Wilber, she married Darwin Dale Creekmur on June 15, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri.  He died December 10, 2015.  Also preceding her in...
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Ernest H. Schoenman

February 21, 1927 - September 26, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Ernest Howard Schoenman, 89, of Washington, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:19 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born February 21, 1927 in Grundy County, Tennessee to Elbert and Minnie (Tate) Schoenman, he married Rachel Lucille Cole on July 6, 1952 in Ramsey.  She died June 8, 1989 in Peoria.  He was also preceded in...
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Herbert L. Sparkman

January 29, 1929 - August 28, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Herbert L. Sparkman, 87 of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home.  Born January 29, 1929 in Streator to Claude and Ellee (Morris) Sparkman, he married Rose Fox on September 16, 1950 in East Peoria.  She died April 10, 2016 in Peoria.  Also preceding him in death are his parents and two daughters, Deanna Hieronymus and Denise Harris...
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Iretta F. Walker

July 20, 1922 - August 23, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Iretta F. Walker, 94, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Pekin Manor. Born July 20, 1922 in Bath to Henry C. and Julia N. (Reitzel) Nall, she married Edward “Ed” Walker on May 28, 1966 in Edwards. He died March 31, 2016 in Creve Coeur. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Alberta Allen and Cecila Tarvin and two...
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Tad A. Popkins

November 19, 1948 - July 15, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Tad A. Popkins, 67, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:37 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born November 19, 1948 in Morrison to Loren and Dale (Hamilton) Popkins, he married Janet Kizer on September 28, 1974 in Creve Coeur.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steve (Lyn) Popkins of Marquette Heights and Mike Popkins of Peoria; one...
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Kristian Michelle Rora-Howe

April 20, 1970 - June 29, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Kristian Michelle Rora-Howe, 46, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, with her family by her side.  She had been ill with COPD for the last 5 years. She was born April 22, 1970 in Peoria to Jim and Jackie (Purvis) Rora. Kris is survived by her father, Jim Rora of Marquette Heights; her mother, Jackie Rora; two...
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Margaret A. Gettings

June 30, 1931 - June 2, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Margaret Gettings, 84, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Fondulac Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in East Peoria.
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Charles L. Spracklen

June 15, 1946 - May 16, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Charles Leslie Spracklen, 69, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born June 15, 1946 in Shelbyville to Charles Edwin and Stella (Lemanski) Spracklen, he married Ethel Gibson on July 31, 1973 in Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Stacy (Terry) Spires of London Mills and Dawn...
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Charles Beach

March 19, 1931 - April 21, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Charles Frederick Beach, 85, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:07 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 at his home.
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Rose E. Sparkman

April 13, 1932 - April 10, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Rose E. Sparkman, 83 of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:27 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 13, 1932 in Hannibal, MO to Lewis and Velma (McCullough) Fox, she married Herbert Sparkman on September 16, 1950 in East Peoria.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Debra Osmundson of Creve Coeur, Delinda Rentsch of...
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Ed C. Walker

June 24, 1939 - March 31, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Edward C. “Ed” Walker, 76, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home. Born June 24, 1939 in Mapleton to Carl O. and Sophia (Herold) Walker, he married Iretta Nall on May 28, 1966 in Edwards. She survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Lynnette Hemp of Creve Coeur; one grandson, Michael (Diane ) Hemp of Creve Coeur; one...
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Horace George Cooper

December 9, 1929 - March 25, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ H. George Cooper, 86, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:39 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
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Nancy J. Doty

February 12, 1931 - March 13, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Nancy Jean Doty, 85, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.
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Jim E. Mathews

June 25, 1922 - February 18, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Jim E. Mathews, 93, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:52 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. Born June 25, 1922 in Peoria to Mike and Minnie Mathews, he married his high school sweetheart Mildred O. Venovich on November 11, 1944 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jim (Donna) Mathews of Pekin and Mike (Cindy)...
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Angela C. Ashburn

December 18, 1965 - February 10, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Angela Christine Ashburn, 50, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Donna J. Racine

April 25, 1932 - February 9, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Donna Jean Racine, 83, of Peoria, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria. Born April 25, 1932 in Bloomington to William and Jean (DeMent) Firebaugh, she married James Racine on July 1, 1961 in Peoria. They later divorced. Surviving are one daughter, Jean (Greg) Schwartz...
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Lucille L. Neubauer

April 17, 1927 - February 5, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Lucille L. Neubauer, 88, of Lafayette, IN, passed away at 7:47 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, IN.   She was formerly of Creve Coeur and Pinewood Estates in Chillicothe. Born April 17, 1927 in Green Valley to Henry “Doc” Herman and Etta May (Seelye) Schimmelpfennig, she was reared and educated in the Pekin schools....
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Hila Button

October 21, 1927 - January 29, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Hila A. Button, 88, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 at her home.
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J. Lynn Meskimen

August 6, 1944 - January 15, 2016

CREVE COEUR ~ Janice Lynn Meskimen, 71, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria. Born August 6, 1944 in Peoria to James G. and Carrie E. (Reeves) Patterson, she married Fred E. Meskimen on May 6, 1967 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Cheri E. (Troy) Maxwell of Creve Coeur; one son, Michael (Bobbi) Meskimen, of...
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Donald C. Oltman

February 15, 1917 - December 17, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Donald Carl Oltman, Sr., 98, of Creve Coeur, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Pekin Manor with his family by his side.
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Darwin Dale Creekmur

February 12, 1924 - December 10, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Darwin Dale Creekmur, 91, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton surrounded by his family.
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Shannon M. Rider

October 17, 1972 - December 4, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Shannon Michelle (DeWeese) Rider, 43, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Peoria. She was born October 17, 1972 in Pekin to Michael L. and Linda Sue (Sutton) DeWeese.  Surviving are her father and stepmother, Michael and Karla DeWeese of Pekin; one daughter, Breann DeWeese of Peoria; one son, Ricky Crique, Jr....
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Marvin C. Mauer

December 8, 1928 - November 25, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Marvin Carl Mauer, 86 of Pekin, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Morningside of Pekin. Born December 8, 1928 in Peoria to Carl and Juanita (Eckels) Mauer, he married Ramona “Monie” Olds on November 27, 1948 in Peoria.  She died January 27, 1998 in Lake Placid, FL.  He was also preceded in death by his parents...
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Vincent Gutierrez

September 22, 1949 - November 21, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Vince Gutierrez, 66, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:52 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  
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Trisha Miller

June 30, 1968 - November 16, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Trisha Beth Miller, 47, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at her home. She was born June 30, 1968 in Pekin to Robert and Phyllis (Petty) Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Todd Collin St. Cerny; one brother, Bret Miller and grandparents. Surviving are one daughter, Kahlei Campbell of Creve Coeur and one son, Tristan Noah...
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Ronald R. Ulmer, Jr.

April 27, 1981 - October 25, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Ronald Ray Ulmer, Jr. 34 of Creve Coeur passed away at 3:28 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Peoria. He was born April 27, 1981 in Peoria. Ronnie is survived by his parents, Ronald and Jeanne (Fast) Ulmer, Sr. of Creve Coeur and Carolyn Spencer of Spring Bay; two daughters, Kylee and Kelsey Ulmer, both of East Peoria; one son, Ethan Taleb of Brunswick, GA; one brother, Russell...
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Kenneth F. Jacob

January 2, 1934 - October 25, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Kenneth F. Jacob, 81, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at his home. Born January 2, 1934 “1234” in Deer Creek to Ernest Felix and Edith Nellie (Hilst) Jacob, he married Ella JoAnn Downing on March 13, 1954 in Peoria.  She died July 18, 2011.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Daniel Kenneth Jacob on...
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Dorles M. Sheldon

March 16, 1919 - October 12, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Dorles Mae Sheldon, 96, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. She was born March 16, 1919 in Auburn, Illinois to Clyde and Oda F. (Albert) Snell. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Snell. Surviving are one son, Kenneth (Linda) Sheldon of Groveland; two grandsons, Steven ...
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Earl A. Grimes

February 25, 1929 - October 12, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Earl A. "Pete" Grimes, 86, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 at his home.
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I. Jane Handley

May 28, 1930 - September 28, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ I. Jane Handley, 85, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:22 p.m Monday, September 28, 2015 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born May 28, 1930 in Evansville, IN to Jess and Hettie (Phillips) Phingston, she married Thomas E. Handley on December 8, 1963 in Pekin. He died May 13, 2002 in Pekin. She is also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Inez Brown. ...
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Jeffery L. McElya

November 25, 1961 - September 18, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~  Jeffery L. McElya, 53, of Creve Coeur, passed away at noon Friday, September 18, 2015 at his home.
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Patricia A. McKown

February 20, 1942 - September 4, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Patricia Ann McKown, 73 of Creve Coeur passed away at 1:39 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born February 20, 1942 in Vandalia to Floyd and Carrie (Lewis) Elefritz.  Her parents and one grandson, Daniel preceded her in death. Surviving are one son David (Laurie) Plunk of Galesburg; one daughter, Cathy (Scott) Tower of...
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Jorjan K. Curtis

July 28, 1957 - August 29, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Jorjan K. Curtis, 58, of Toulon, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Toulon Health Care Center.  She was formerly of Creve Coeur. She was born July 28, 1957 in Pekin to Louie E. and Elizabeth L. (Fields) Curtis.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She also was preceded in death by one sister, Tami Curtis. Surviving are two daughters, Brandy L....
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John A. Fisher

March 24, 1952 - August 13, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ John A. Fisher, 63, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2015 at his home. Born March 24, 1952 in Peoria to Eugene and Pauline (Andrews) Fisher, he married Teresa Fast on May 31, 1986 in Peoria. She survives. Surviving are one son, Jason Fast of St. Louis, MO; granddaughter, Cathryn Fast and grandson, William Fast, both of St. Louis, MO; one half&ndash...
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Luella M. Campen

September 14, 1923 - August 5, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Luella Marie “Lu” Campen, 91, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Heartland @ Riverview in East Peoria.  Born September 14, 1923 in Euclid, MN to Benjamin B. and Cora F. (Hutchinson) Tucker, she married Willis T. Campen on February 12, 1949 in Euclid, MN.  He died November 18, 2005 in Creve Coeur.  She was also...
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Betty L. Cage

October 4, 1925 - August 3, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Betty Louise Cage, 89, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:53 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born October 4, 1925 in Peoria to John Roy and Dorothy Blanche (King) Boster, she married Bernard Emmet Cage.  He preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Beverly Kensinger; one brother; Robert...
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Debbie A. Kessinger

September 9, 1971 - July 2, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Debbie A. Kessinger, 43, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at her home. She was born September 9, 1971 in Peoria to Delbert J. and Shirley Ann (Ogden) Kessinger.  Her parents preceded her death.  Surviving are one daughter, Deidre A. (Donel Davis) Kessinger of Peoria; one granddaughter, Alexia M.A. Davis of Peoria; one brother, Dale...
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Rhonda J. Carson

March 31, 1960 - June 24, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Rhonda Jean Carson, 55, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at her home.
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William A. Higham

October 27, 1925 - May 20, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ William A. Higham, 89, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home.
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Richard D. Friend-Mynhier

June 6, 1963 - May 15, 2015

  CREVE COEUR ~ Richard D. “Rick” Friend-Mynhier, 51 of Creve Coeur passed away at 9:32 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. He was born June 6, 1963 in Peoria to Gail and Linda (Allen) Friend. Surviving are his adopted father, Gary Mynhier of Lake Station, IN; father, Gail Friend of Peoria; Grandmother, Frances Allen of Creve Coeur; two daughters, Dottie (Chris) Oaks of...
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Dessie A. Darnell

March 31, 1957 - April 25, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Dessie Ann Darnell, 58, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her home. She was born March 31, 1957 in Pekin to Anna Rae (Zuckweiler) Boyer and later adopted by Carl Lauss, Jr. She married Felton Slee in 1979. She later married Gary Collins in 1986. She found the love of her life and married David Darnell in 2001. He survives. Also surviving are her...
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Frank Aberle

March 16, 1942 - April 11, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Frank A. Aberle, 73, of Creve Coeur, passed away into the presence of his Savior at 3:35 p.m. Saturday April 11, 2015 at his residence. Born March 16, 1942 in Peoria to Clyde and Dorothy (Brown) Aberle, he married Kathleen Nelson on April 17, 1982 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Greg Nelson of Carson City, Nevada; three granddaughters, Sydney and...
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Debra Ann Pennock

September 10, 1955 - April 6, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Debra Ann Pennock, 59, of Creve Coeur, passed away and went to be with the Lord at 9:17 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 at her home. Born September 10, 1955 in Fort Benning, GA to Paul and Carol (Brydon) Windlow, she married William Wertz on June 9, 1973. She later married Gary Pennock on April 3, 1981, they divorced. Surviving are her daughter, Kara (Joe) Smith of Pekin; four...
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Eva F. Roberts

December 8, 1923 - March 18, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Eva Faye Roberts, 91, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:28 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Peoria. Born December 8, 1923 in Spring Bay to John and Eva Rebecca (Fisher) Garber, she married William Roberts, Sr. on August 3, 1946 in Peoria.  He died August 3, 1998.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant...
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Gloria C. Despines

August 22, 1937 - March 14, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Gloria C. Despines, 77, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 22, 1937 to Kenneth and Phyllis (Toepfer) Scott, she married James E. Despines on June 13, 1954 in Creve Coeur.  He died May 30, 1990 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters and one son-in...
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Donald D. Reeves, Jr.

December 11, 1927 - March 9, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Donald D. Reeves, Jr., 87, of Pekin, passed away at 1:01 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Morton Terrace Care Center in Morton.  He was formerly of Creve Coeur. Born December 11, 1927 in Joliet to Donald and Lillian (Trefzger) Reeves, he married Genevieve Rose Geier on November 11, 1950 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Nancy (Robert) Gottman of...
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Marjorie E. Calhoun

March 31, 1927 - March 8, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Marjorie Elberta Calhoun, 87, of Creve Coeur, passed away 5:26 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Riverview Senior Living Community in East Peoria.   Born March 31, 1927 in rural Fiatt to Elbert and Maggie (White) Nelson, she married Everett L. "Kelly" Calhoun on March 10, 1945 in New Port, Rhode Island.  He died July 22, 2008 in East Peoria.  She also was...
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Donald Dippel, Jr.

January 11, 1969 - March 4, 2015

  CREVE COEUR ~ Donald Andrew Dippel, Jr., 46, of  Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:44 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his home. He was born January 11, 1969 in Belleville to Donald and Edna (Hackworth) Dippel, Sr. Surviving are his father, Donald Dippel, Sr. of Pensacola, FL; significant other, Renee Morgan of Creve Coeur; one son, Matthew Dippel of Peoria; one step-daughter,...
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Norman P. Friling

January 30, 1926 - February 28, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Norman Paul Friling, 89, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:49 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born January 30, 1926 in Peoria to Joseph L. and Norah M. (Bienemann) Friling, he married Doris M. Knoll on August 5, 1950 in Peoria. She died February 17, 2004 in Creve Coeur. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers...
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Mary Louise Schultheis

June 18, 1921 - February 24, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Mary Louise Schultheis, 93 of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. Born June 18, 1921 in Decatur to Martin and Frances (Wesselman) Chism, she married John Schultheis, Jr on December 17, 1941 in St. Charles, MO.  He died on October 30, 1997 in Peoria.  Also preceding her in death are one daughter,...
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Eugene A. Talbot

August 9, 1931 - February 24, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Rev. Eugene A. Talbot, 83, a resident and former Mayor of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born August 9, 1931 in Moline to Claude Everett and Edna (Blackledge) Talbot, he married Betty Maxine Loftin on March 7, 1953 in Santa Barbara, CA.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Rev. Ronald ...
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Nelson R. Neisler

September 25, 1932 - February 19, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Nelson R. Neisler, 82 of Creve Coeur passed away at 3:12 a.m. February 19, 2015 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born September 25, 1932 in Mansfield, AR to William J. and Amy C. (Boyd) Neisler, he married Catherine Nevitt on June 26, 1955 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Tina) Neisler of Mapleton, Gary Neisler of East Peoria; four...
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Thomas R. Humes, Jr.

August 4, 1964 - February 9, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Thomas Raymond “Tommy” Humes, Jr., 50, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:34 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. Born August 4, 1964 in Peoria to Thomas Raymond and Edna (Cabbage) Humes, Sr., he married Linda S. Herndon on August 3, 2001 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Josh Humes and...
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Marcella E. Rodgers

February 6, 1951 - February 6, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Marcella E. “Marcy” Rodgers, 64 of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born February 6, 1951 in San Diego, CA to Maurice and Elizabeth (Archer) Moody, she married Gary Rodgers on September 2, 1972 in San Diego.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Chris Rodgers of Creve Coeur and...
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Clifford E. Hopwood

April 18, 1933 - January 17, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Clifford Eugene Hopwood, 81, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Washington Christian Village. Born April 18, 1933 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Robert Raymond and Reva Catherine (Holt) Hopwood, he married Thelma Ruth Sweet on December 19, 1954 at First Baptist Church in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Catherine ...
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William R. Herrmann

January 22, 1929 - January 3, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ William Robert Herrmann, 85, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, January 03, 2015 at Unity Point Health – Methodist.   Born January 22, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William Joseph and Myrtle Ruth (Paulson) Herrmann, he married Donna Ray Bennett on April 15, 1972 in Peoria.  He later married Carole Lawson on June 5, 1994 in Metamora. ...
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Dora P. Menson

October 2, 1926 - January 1, 2015

CREVE COEUR ~ Dora Pauline Menson, 88, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:08 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.   Born October 2, 1926 in Pitcher, Oklahoma to Floyd and Flora (York) Gillespie, she married Frank Smith in Detroit Michigan.  She later married Curtis Martin in 1946 in Pocahontas, Arkansas.  She then married the love of her live, William ...
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Gary D. Stage

October 10, 1939 - December 24, 2014

CREVE COEUR ~ Gary Dean Stage, 75, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.   Born October 10, 1939 in Peoria to Homer and Doris (Mitzelfelt) Stage, he married Patricia Powell on August 4, 1962 in Peoria.  She survives.   Also surviving are one son, Tim (Carrie) Stage of North Henderson; one daughter,...
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James D. Toepfer

January 20, 1938 - December 16, 2014

CREVE COEUR ~ James Douglas “Jim” Toepfer, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born January 20, 1938 in Peoria to Clarence and Gertrude (Stubblefield) Toepfer. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are one son, Shawn (Josie) Sines of Creve Coeur; two grandsons, Grayson Sines and Ben...
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Phyllis E. Miller

October 19, 1944 - December 10, 2014

CREVE COEUR ~ Phyllis Ella Miller, 70 of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at her home. Born October 19, 1944 in Pekin to Ivan G. and Mary E. (Neikirk) Petty, she married Robert L. Miller on February 1, 1964 in Pekin. She is survived by one daughter, Trisha Miller of Pekin; one granddaughter, Kahlei Campbell of Pekin; one grandson, Tristan Noah Lee Faichney...
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Theodor J. Beller, Jr.

January 17, 1932 - November 30, 2014

CREVE COEUR ~ Theodor "Ted" Beller, Jr., 82, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, November 30, 2014 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria with his loving daughter, Tammy, by his side.   Born January 17, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky to Theodor and Barbara Beller, he married Barbara E. Cage on July 11, 1967 in Peoria.  She died January 29, 2010 in...
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Michael L. Paup

April 13, 1959 - November 18, 2014

CREVE COEUR ~ Michael Lee Paup, 55, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born April 13, 1959 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Donald and Edith Charlene (Commings) Paup. Surviving are his mother of Creve Coeur; one sister, Melinda (Jeff) Emmerel of Pekin; two brothers, Martin Paup and Matt Paup, both of Pekin; and...
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Melinda J. Miller

December 31, 1957 - November 10, 2014

CREVE COEUR ~ Melinda Jean Miller, 56, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:19 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born December 31,1957 in Avon to Gene and Carmalee (Vincent) Miller, she married Alvin Ackman in Galesburg in 1979. They divorced and she later married Harry “Jerry” Scohy in Macomb in 1994. They also divorced. Surviving are one...
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