Our Obituaries

Nellie Hawkins

December 29, 1930 - December 15, 2017

Nellie E. Hawkins 86, of Washington passed away on Friday December 15 2017.She was born to Lawrence and Pearl (Blake) Carter on December 29 1930.Upon completion of high school Nellie went on to work for a number of different establishments. She married the love of her life Noel Hawkins on October 15, 1950 in Peoria IL.The highlight of her work career was when she owned CHB Gifts and Knits with...
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Blanche Mae Cotton

November 20, 1926 - December 13, 2017

EAST PEORIA - Blanche Mae Cotton, 91, of East Peoria passed away very peacefully at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.She was born on November 20, 1926, in Marion County, Alabama, the daughter of Clyde and Jettie Johnson Ritchie. She married L.T. Cotton on March 5, 1943, in Aberdeen, MS. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1994.Blanche is...
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George H. Riegelein

December 22, 1947 - December 13, 2017

George H. Riegelein, 69 of East Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at home with his family.Born December 22, 1947 in Furth, Germany to Konrad and Elizabeth (Loselein) Riegelein; he married Cheryl Jones on May 17, 1969 in Peoria, IL. She survives.Also surviving are his sons, Eric (Kristen Werry) Riegelein of Goodfield and Jeffrey (Candice Fillpot) Riegelein of Hanna City; and his...
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Emma Smith

October 23, 1948 - December 11, 2017

Emma L. Smith, 69, of Morton, formerly of Farmington, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 in Peoria. She was born on October 23, 1948 in Peoria, to Henry William and Emma (Marquardt) Colvin. She married Robert E. Smith on July 20, 1969 in Peoria. He preceded her in death in 2014. Her parents and one sister, Mary Bush preceded her in death. Surviving to cherish her memory are her two children,...
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Arch Kenneth Roach

September 9, 1931 - December 10, 2017

Arch Kenneth Roach, 86, of Morton, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born September 9, 1931 in Lenoir City, TN to Arch and Letha (Kidwell) Roach. Arch married Edith B. Remmert on July 12, 1954 in Rossville, GA. She preceded him in death in 2007. Also preceding him in death was his parents, two brothers, Clifford and Raymond, one sister Virginia Mills. Surviving to cherish his memory...
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Arthur U. Davis

November 14, 1949 - December 10, 2017

Arthur U. Davis Jr, 68, of Washington passed away at 6:44 am Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his residence.He was born November 14, 1949 in Peoria the son of Arthur and Lorraine Schrader Davis Sr. He married Peggy Wickert on January 23, 1971. She preceded him in death on December 1, 1994. He later married Sandra "Darlene" Deweese on January 4, 1997. Arthur is survived by his wife of twenty years;...
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Donald Miller

August 21, 1960 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria, IL.
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Virgil E. Stewart

September 9, 1925 - December 9, 2017

Virgil E. Stewart, age 92, of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. at his residence. He was born Sep. 9, 1925 in Virginia, IL to Latney and Wilma (Lambkuler) Stewart. He married Margarette Frazier June 25, 1948 in Bellevue, IL. She survives along with one daughter, Jackie Stewart of East Peoria, one son, Philip Stewart of East Peoria, four grandchildren: Kyle (Jessica)...
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Jennette E. Kramer

January 14, 1937 - December 6, 2017

Jennette E. Kramer, age 80, of Peoria Heights, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 8:06 p.m. at her residence.She was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Wilmington, DE to Charles and Dora (Grandel) Gray. They preceded her in death along with one brother, Butch Gray.Survivors include three daughters: Sharen (Darren) Peacock of Bartonville, Pam Bryan of Peoria, Dawn (John) Purple of East Peoria, three sons:...
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Dixie Lee Biggs

March 24, 1943 - December 5, 2017

Dixie L Biggs Dixie Lee Biggs, age 74 passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her residence. Born March 24, 1943 in Lincoln, IL to Samuel and Erma (Bahn) Baker. Survivors include three children, Bryan(Kris) Biggs, Kyle(Robin) Biggs, and Michelle(Ty) Murray; eight grandchildren, as well as one sister, Denise(Penny) Baker, and one brother Bruce(Rosemary) Baker. Dixie was preceded in death by...
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Christopher Heren

July 23, 1982 - December 3, 2017

Christopher Heren, 35, of East Peoria, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He lost his battle with cancer after a year long fight.Born July 23, 1982 in Peoria, IL to Lawrence "Larry" and Victoria (Scott) Heren. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lawrence and Donna (Millard) Heren and Hall E. and Mareta (Barron) Scott.Surviving to cherish his...
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Roy Lee Baker

June 21, 1938 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria, IL.
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Perry Carlton

July 10, 1932 - November 29, 2017

Perry Carlton, 85, of East Peoria Illinois, passed away Nov 29, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by family.He was born July 10, 1932 in Peoria to Robert and Bessie (Wamsley) Carlton who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by three brothers, his twin brother Harry, Robert, and Roy "Tod" and one sister Bessie Jacobs.He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years,...
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Sharon K. Petree

November 29, 1951 - November 23, 2017

Sharon K. Petree 65, of Creve Coeur, IL passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017.Sharon was born to Irvin and Grace (Hinderliter) Wright on November 29, 1951.Sharon first married Tommy Wood on July 28, 1967. She then went on to marry Lawrence Petree on October 16, 1985 in Las Vegas, NV.She is survived by her children Barbara (Todd) Beecham of Glasford, IL, Timothy Wood of Glasford, IL, four...
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Elmer Douglas Stice

March 8, 1934 - November 22, 2017

On November 22, 2017, Elmer Douglas Stice passed away peacefully at the age of 83 with his daughter holding his hand. While it is enormously sad, it is comforting to know he is no longer suffering and now reunited for eternity with his wife, Neda, who passed away in 2011. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who was forever devoted to his family and friends. Elmer was born on March...
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John Benedict

April 27, 1931 - November 8, 2017

John L. Benedict, 86, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:56 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Heritage Health in Bloomington, IL, surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1931, in Springfield, IL to Jacob W. and Emma L. (Jurgens) Benedict. John married Wilva E. Andereck on April 10, 1955, at Trinity Temple in Peoria. She was, in his words, "the most precious gift God had ever given me"....
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Kathy Lynn Geber

July 1, 1962 - November 4, 2017

Kathy Lynn Geber, 55 of Lacon, IL passed away on November 4, 2017 at her home.She was born July 1, 1962 in Peoria, IL to Wally and Carolyn (Zipper) Anderson of Metamora, IL. On April 22, 1989 she married Martin Geber. Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Martin from Lacon, IL; two brothers, Kevin Anderson of Florida and Kirk (Debi) Anderson of Tremont, IL; nine nieces and nephews, Jacy...
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Sarah Beatrice Knight

May 22, 1932 - November 4, 2017

Sarah Beatrice Knight, 85, of Peoria, passed away November 4, 2017 at her home.She was born May 22, 1932 in Martinsville, Indiana to Thomas and Velma (Eden) Hobdy. She married Carl Edward Knight on June 5, 1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He preceded her in death in 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents and three sisters, Mary Agnes Linane, Nadine Annabelle Stewart and Lois Jean Moore....
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Lois Ilene WITHERSPOON

May 5, 1928 - October 23, 2017

Lois Ilene Witherspoon 89, of Chillicothe passed away on October 23rd 2017 at Heartland Nursing Home in Peoria.Lois was born to Omar and Eva (Freeman) Gulick on May 5th 1928 in Watseka IL.Everyone knew Lois for her cooking, baking, crafts, and home decorating.Surviving are her six children; Pamela (Harry) Harrison, Michael (Doneta) Reeser, Debra (Robert) Farley, Lynn (John) Highfill, Kevin...
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Shirley Mae McCulla

July 5, 1943 - October 17, 2017

Shirley Mae McCulla 74 of East Peoria passed away at home on October 17th 2017.She was born to Earl and Kathleen (Hedrick) Rogers on July 5th 1943 in Hooppole IL.Upon completion of Highschool Shirley went on to receive her associates degree and went on to work for a number of businesses in town. Her last place of employment was Swain/Hartshord/Scott Law Office as a secretary and she retired from...
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John Walter Zaremba

August 15, 1946 - October 9, 2017

John Walter Zaremba 71 of Peoria passed away on Monday, October 9th 2017.John was born to Joseph and E. Margaret (Barth) Zaremba Sr.Upon completion of high school John entered into the United States Navy; after his time in the service John was honorably discharged. He went on to work at Caterpillar in Peoria as a Laborer working out of UAW Local. John was a very loving person and kept his faith...
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Herbert Eugene Spinder

November 24, 1930 - October 4, 2017

Herbert E. "Herb" Spinder, age 86, of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 5:38 a.m. at Unity Point Proctor Hospital in Peoria.He was born Nov. 24, 1930 in East Peoria to Frederick and Marie (Wagenaar) Spinder. He married Esther Jacobs July 29, 1950 in Cainsville, MO. They celebrated 67 years together.Survivors include his wife of East Peoria, one son, Tim (Julie) Spinder of Lisle,...
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Francee Brummitt

August 22, 1921 - September 30, 2017

Francee Brummitt, 96 of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital.Born August 22, 1921 near El Paso, Illinois to Harvey and Winnie (Hasty) Wingstirn; she married Milton W. Brummitt on July 22, 1945 in Long Beach, California and he preceded her in death on October 26, 1987.Surviving are her children, Sylvia (Rod) Roehnelt of Whidbey Island, Washington,...
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Dorothy Mae Lott Bradshaw

October 9, 1922 - September 29, 2017

Dorothy Mae Lott Bradshaw 94 passed away on Friday September 29th 2017. Dorothy was born to Elmer and Bessie (Baize) Lott on October 9th 1922 in Cleaton Kentucky. Dorothy told the story when she was about 18 her sister and herself were sitting on a wood fence watching a dirt road to see who came by. There was not a lot to do in rural Kentucky in those days. Walking down the road were two young...
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David Prozzo

January 20, 1923 - September 27, 2017

David Prozzo passed away peacefully the evening of Sept 27th at Alexian Hospital in St.Louis, Missouri at age 94He was the only son of Alice Sealock (Beaver) and Ralph Prozzo. He was born in Peoria, Ill and died 1 day before the 36th anniversary of his mother's death at age 101.He was preceded in death by 1 half-brothers and 6 half-sisters.He grew up in Peoria and Havana, Ill and for a while...
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Donald Edwin Heaton

November 13, 1931 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria, IL.
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Carolin D. Miller

January 3, 1950 - September 9, 2017

East Peoria-Carolin D. Miller, 67, passed away September 9, 2017 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital. She was born in Peoria on January 3, 1950, to Kenneth E. and Grace (Duckwiler) Eyer. She married Terrance F. Miller on January 18, 1969 in Washington, IL, he survives.She is survived by her father, five children; Tina Cunningham of East Peoria, Patricia (Kevin) Fuller of Peoria, Suzi (Dave) Ogle of...
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Raymond Dee Stauffer

December 11, 1938 - September 5, 2017

Raymond D Stauffer, 78, of East Peoria formerly of Bloomington passed away Tuesday September 5, 2017 at UnityPoint Health Hospital, Peoria. Ray was born December 11, 1938 to Orville and Mildred (Shangler) Stauffer. He married Sandra Kay Reum on December 12, 1992. His wife, Sandra survives.He is also survived by a son Mike (Nikki) Stauffer of Franklin Tenn. and Christie "Crick" (Scott) Wright...
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Barbara Ann Case

December 31, 1941 - September 4, 2017

Barbara A. Case, 75, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:57 PM on Monday September 4, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born on December 31, 1941 in Scottsbluff, NE to Morris and Beulah May (Harsin) Prouty. They preceded her in death along with her step-father Hiram Tritle; one brother, Calvin Prouty and one sister, Elsie Delores (Prouty) Hickman. She is survived by six...
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Mary M. Burleson

June 15, 1947 - August 31, 2017

Mary M. Burleson, 70, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:35 AM on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Unity Point-Methodist in Peoria. She was born on June 15, 1947 in Peoria to Walter E. and Katherine (Neas) Roedl. She married David E. Burleson on April 15, 1967 in East Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2009 in East Peoria. Her parents also preceded her.Mary is survived by two sons David...
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David Allen Weber

October 24, 1958 - August 25, 2017

David A. Weber, age 58, of East Peoria, IL passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017.He was born on October 24, 1958 in Peoria, IL to Edward and Shirley (Alberts) Weber. David is survived by his father, Edward Weber of Peoria, IL and a nephew Tim (Ashley) Weber of Johnson City, IL and two great nieces: Madison and Bailey Weber of Johnson City.He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Y. Weber...
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Shirley Mae England

July 6, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Shirley Mae England, 65, of Pekin passed away at 11 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born July 6, 1952 in Peoria, the daughter of Frank and Lily Perry Gottman. She married Gary England in Pekin on June 9, 1973.Shirley is survived by her husband of forty-four years; her mother, Lily Gottman; two daughters, Christine (Reed) Wallbom and Tonya (Jeremie)...
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Edward Allan Phillips

August 1, 1953 - August 18, 2017

Edward "Eddie" A. Phillips, 64, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 1:57 P.M. at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL.He was born on August 1, 1953 to Edwin F. Phillips and Marjorie A. Hawkins in Peoria, IL. They preceded him in death. Eddie leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Brittany Phillips of Pekin, and one grandson; sisters, Donna Phillips of Iowa, MaryLou (Charles) Taylor...
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Harry F. Crawford

February 15, 1951 - August 10, 2017

Harry Frank Crawford III, age 66, of East Peoria passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at home with his family. Born February 15, 1951 in Sullivan, Indiana to Harry "Frank" and Rosalie (Riechman) Crawford Jr; he married Sandra Frederick on February 21, 1976 at St. Monica's Catholic Church in East Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his children; Harry Crawford IV of East Peoria and Kylie ...
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Maudie Victoria Maynard

November 22, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Maudie Victoria Maynard, age 87, of East Peoria, Illinois passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in Peoria, Illinois.She was born November 22, 1929 in Imboden, Arkansas to DeWitt and Cledith (Luttman) Poe and was raised in Pocahontas, Arkansas. She married James R. Maynard in 1950 in Ocelio, Arkanas. He preceded her in death on October 3, 1994 in Peoria.Also preceding in death were her sons, James...
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Shirley J. Peters

March 27, 1936 - August 5, 2017

Shirley J. Peters, age 81, of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8:46 p.m. at OSF in Peoria. She was born March 27, 1936 in Peoria to Charles and Dorothy (Scheeler) Angel. She married JC Peters on March 28, 1958 in East Peoria. He passed away November 1, 2014 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include two daughters: Lorie Sue (Burl Varner) Runyon...
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Zana Beckman

June 4, 1937 - August 4, 2017

Zana Fay (Bond) Beckman of Peoria 80, passed away August 4th 2017 at OSF Medical Center in Peoria. She was born to Raymond and Orpha (Steele) Bond on June 4th 1937 in Delafield IL, predeceased. Zana married Bill Beckman the love of her life on July 6th 1957. She worked as the Office Manager at the Children's Home in Peoria and retired in December of 1999. She loved the outdoors and especially...
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John L. Rosiak

July 17, 1951 - July 23, 2017

CREVE COEUR - John L. Rosiak, age 66, of Creve Coeur passed, away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 11:13 p.m. at his home.He was born July 17, 1951, in Peoria to George and Vivian (Usgaard) Rosiak. He married Brenda Rowe on July 28, 1973, in East Peoria. She survives along with three children, Phil (René) Rosiak of East Peoria, Jeff (Jamie) Rosiak of Washington, Jenny (Kevin) Yates of Chillicothe;...
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Ralph E. Bordner

March 24, 1918 - July 22, 2017

Ralph Edward Bordner, 99, of Metamora, formerly of East Peoria, passed peacefully at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Snyder Village in Metamora.He was born March 24, 1918, in Beloit, Wisconsin, to Carl R. Anderson and Lillian M. Larson. He was raised by his foster parents John and Amy Bordner. He married Flora Nell Reeves from Marion, Louisiana on February 1, 1946 in Marengo, IL. She...
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Anna Hopkins Roberts

April 16, 1964 - July 15, 2017

Anna Marie Hopkins-Roberts, 53 of Manito passed away July 15, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Illinois.She was born in Peoria, IL to Oryn Eugene and Anna Frances (Finley) Wood, Sr on April 16, 1964. She married Dennis Hopkins on June 11, 1983 in East Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death. She later married Jon Roberts on April 15, 2016 in Pekin, IL. He survives.Anna worked as...
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Virginia Ermogene Slusher

October 10, 1927 - July 15, 2017

Virginia Ermogene Slusher, 89, of East Peoria passed away at 10:42 pm Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center of East Peoria.She was born October 10, 1927 in London, Kentucky the daughter of William and Ellen Durham Witt. She married Douglas Clark Slusher on January 5, 1952. He preceded her in death March 4, 1996.Ermogene is survived by her children, Barb (Tim) Wells, Bill (Sue) Slusher,...
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Margaret A. Hutt

January 18, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Margaret A. Hutt, age 90, of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, July, 12, 2017 at 5:26 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Peoria to Harry and Faye (Hamilton) Johnson. She married Frederick "Fritz" Hutt on Dec. 4, 1948 in East Peoria. He passed away March 24, 2015 in East Peoria. Survivors include two daughters: Gail (Randy) Long of Tremont, Janet ...
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William Michael McClure

November 20, 1938 - July 11, 2017

William Michael “Mike” McClure, age 78, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Mike, also referred to as Bill by his coworkers, was born in Kentucky on Nov. 20, 1938 to William H. and Ella (Oliver) McClure. He married Betty Allen April 30, 1961 in East Peoria. She survives along with one daughter, Jill (Mark...
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Jerry Wayne Bowers

August 2, 1949 - July 6, 2017

Jerry Wayne Bowers 67, of East Peoria passed away Thursday July 6, at Unity Point Methodist with his loving wife by his side.Jerry was born to Earl D. and Dorothy J. (Shaver) Bowers on August 2, 1949 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.He graduated from Mammoth Spring High School in 1967. In March of 1968, he entered the Army. He served in Vietnam from 1970-1971. In August of 1990, he was honorably...
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George Donald Sauers

April 20, 1934 - July 6, 2017

George Donald Sauers, 83, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.George was born to William and Clara Cogle in Mason County, Michigan on April 20, 1934. Upon completing high school George entered into the Army and honorably served his country. On October 8,1976 George married the love of his life, Edith Shaw Stoecker. George loved...
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Julia Katherine Swope

February 20, 1957 - July 4, 2017

Julia Katherine Swope, 60, of Bloomington, passed away and won the victory in Jesus at 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with her husband and daughter by her side. She was born on February 20, 1957, in Greencastle, Indiana, to James Poor and Barbara Feld. She married Jerry Swope on May 2, 1987. He survives. She is also survived by her beloved daughter, Stephanie (Alex) Predmore; her parents, James ...
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Andrew Louis Short

May 1, 1986 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria, IL.
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Ellen Marie Beebe Lingenfelter

July 1, 1920 - July 3, 2017

Ellen Marie Beebe Lingenfelter, 97, of East Peoria passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at Rosewood Care Center.She was born on July 1, 1920, the oldest of four children, in Peoria County to Lawrence D. and Leisel Ellen Sprague Beebe. She married Henry Alexander Lingenfelter on May 23, 1939, in Peoria. He passed away on June 30, 2002, in East Peoria.Surviving are her children, Dale H. (Mary Ann)...
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John T. Bart

March 4, 1946 - June 14, 2017

John Terrance “Terry” Bart, 71 of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Peoria, IL.Born March 4, 1946 in Peoria to Edward and Josephine (Brady) Bart; he married Pamela Cannon Stearns on July 1, 1989 in Peoria. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Russell (Molly), Jacob (Cathy), Joshua (Jessica) and Rebecca (fiancé, Nate Marston) Stearns; grandchildren,...
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Marilyn Peterson

October 3, 1937 - June 13, 2017

Marilyn Peterson, 79, of Morton, IL passed away Tuesday, June 13 2017, at Unity Point Health- Proctor Hospital. She was born on October 3, 1937, in Peoria to Donald and Inell (Mallard) Smith. She married Keith Peterson on October 29, 1977, in East Peoria, IL. He survives. Also surviving are her seven children: Robert (Diana) Ulick, Jeanette Ulick-Dougherty, Bradley (Kim) Ulick, Brett (Kim)...
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Justine DeMuer Webster

November 19, 1923 - June 12, 2017

Justine D. Webster, 93, of East Peoria passed away at 2:16 pm Monday, June 12, 2017 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Healthcare.She was born November 19, 1923 in Charleroi, Belgium the daughter of Richard and Marie DeMuer. She married Donald O. Webster in 1946.Justine is survived by one son, Rick (Mary) Webster of East Peoria; one daughter, Donna (Ed) Konrad of Kennesaw, GA; and one granddaughter,...
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Carl Edward Rodgers

June 3, 1934 - June 7, 2017

Carl Edward Rodgers, 83, of East Peoria, passed away on Wednesday June 7, 2017. He was born on June 3, 1934 in Farmer City, IL to James D. and Pearl E. (Whaley) Rodgers. He married Norma Sue Clark on May 29, 1959 in Decatur, IL. She survives. Carl is also survived by three daughters Beth (Steve) Gordon of Fleetwood, PA, Brenda (Eldon) LiaBraaten of Eureka, IL and Rhonda (Leonard) Holloway of...
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Patricia Gould

April 18, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gould, 83 of East Peoria, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.Born April 18, 1934 in Peoria to Dean and Ida (Joos) Roberts; she married Glen “Bill” Gould Jr. on June 10, 1952 in Peoria and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2015 in East Peoria.Surviving are her children, Glen (Carol) Gould of Peoria,...
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Archie Thomas Rowland

December 18, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Archie T. Rowland, Jr., age 69, of East Peoria, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:21 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.He was born December 18, 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Archie and Adeline (Daniels) Rowland, Sr. He married Margaret Donovan on December 16, 1966 in Peoria. She survives along with three children: Alfie Rowland of East Peoria, Olivia (Kile) Axsom-Hardin...
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Albert H. Krumwiede

December 28, 1940 - May 21, 2017

Albert Henry Krumwiede, 76, of East Peoria, IL passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by his devoted wife and loving family.Al was born on December 28, 1940 in Bancroft, NE, the son of Friedrich "Fritz" and Frances (Tryon) Krumwiede. He attended Rosalie High School, graduating in 1960. Following graduation Al farmed in the Walthill, NE area and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in...
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Karin Marguerite Spaulding

May 22, 1946 - May 17, 2017

Karin M. Spaulding, 70, of East Peoria IL, passed away at her home on May 17, 2017 at 9:40 a.m.She was born in Chicago IL. on May 22, 1946. Karin is survived by her mother, Jacqueline Spaulding. Her father, Charles F. Spaulding preceded her in death.Karin graduated from East Peoria Community High School. Karin then received a Masters degree in counseling from Roosevelt University. Later Karin...
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Howard Ellsworth Bishop

December 8, 1929 - May 14, 2017

EAST PEORIA - Howard E. Bishop, 87, of East Peoria passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Riverview Senior Living Center.He was born on December 8, 1929, in Springfield, IL, to Howard and Velma (Close) Bishop. He married June Ranney on December 26, 1951, in East Peoria.Surviving are his wife, June; one son, William (Susan) Bishop of Tremont; one daughter, Linda (Dennis) Smith of Marion, IL; five...
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Leo H. Tosch

November 11, 1919 - May 12, 2017

Leo H Tosch age 97, of east Peoria IL passed away at 10:20pm Friday May 12 2017, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria IL.He was born on November 11, 1919, in Witt IL, to John and Lydia (Bahlow) Tosch. He was married to Doris A. Storey from 1941 to 1943.He married Lucille Schmidt on March 8th 1947 she survives.Also surviving are four children Linda and Larry both of East Peoria, Lowell (Joanne)...
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Michael Edward O'Keefe

August 11, 1944 - May 10, 2017

Michael "Irish Mike" O'Keefe, 72, of Creve Coeur, formerly of Wales, MA passed away at 10:42 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital.He was born August 11, 1944 in Palmer, MA the son of James and Margaret Felton O'Keefe. He married Phyllis Hite on February 19, 1982.Michael is survived by his wife of 35 years; three sons, Sean (Barbie) O'Keefe, Danny (Joy) O'Keefe, and Eddie O...
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Ruth Lucille Dibuono

February 17, 1920 - May 8, 2017

Ruth Lucille Dibuono, 97, of East Peoria peacefully went to her heavenly home on May 8, 2017. She had been a resident at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria for the past 2 years. Born February 17, 1920, in La Prairie Center, IL to Harry and Ethel (Gapen) Stowell, Ruth had two sisters, June (Swede) Adolphson and Betty (Earl) Wynn, who preceded her in death. She married Richard J. Mrazek on...
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Marilyn Rose Spence

January 8, 1930 - May 4, 2017

Marilyn Rose (Harrell) Spence, 87, of East Peoria, passed away in Portage, Wisconsin, on Thursday, May 4, 2017.Marilyn was born on January 8, 1930, on a farm near Sullivan, Illinois, to Aaron and Dessie Harrell. She was one of eleven children. She graduated from Eastern University High School in Charleston, Illinois, in 1948. On October 9, 1948, Marilyn married the love of her life, John Spence...
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Larry G. EADES

November 25, 1942 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria, IL.
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Larry G. EADES

November 25, 1942 - April 23, 2017

- Larry G. Eades of Peoria passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 8:20 a.m., surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 25, 1942 to Mary Jane Cooper in Peoria IL. Larry is survived by his sons Rodney Lee Eades of Metamora, Lance Dale Eades of Springbay, his brother Bruce (Pat) Eades of East Peoria, sister Debra Avino of Peoria brother Danny (Rosa) of Yuma Arizona, and his granddaughter...
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John R. Lay

February 20, 1946 - April 19, 2017

John R. (Randy) Lay, 71, of East Peoria passed away at 9:53 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his residence with his family at his side.He was born February 20, 1946 in Peoria, the son of Ellery and Virginia Fulton Livings Lay. He married Phyllis Cox on May 1, 1971.Randy is survived by his wife of forty-five years; his children, Kris (Jose) Garcia of Terra Haute, IN, Kerri (Brian) Viets of...
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Gregory Thomas Underhill

May 27, 1961 - April 14, 2017

Gregory Thomas Underhill, 55, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at his home on Friday, April 14, 2017 with his loving wife and family at his side.Born on May 27, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Thomas and Janis (Flamm) Underhill; he married Penny Brewer in Peoria, IL on June 1, 1985. She survives.Also surviving are his mother, Janis Flamm; son, Paul (Rachel) Underhill; daughter, Julie (Steven)...
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Melanie Jane Campbell

November 18, 1954 - April 13, 2017

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Larry Gay Morgan

November 24, 1948 - April 10, 2017

Larry G. Morgan, 68, of East Peoria, passed away at 11:10 am Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home.He was born November 24, 1948 in West Ridge, Arkansas, the son of Charles and Jean Morgan. He married Linda Starwalt in Bellville, IL on July 17, 1973.Larry is survived by his wife of 43 years; two daughters, Marcia Morgan of East Peoria, and Amanda Gedye of Washington; two grandchildren; and several...
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Helen Patricia Young

October 23, 1922 - April 10, 2017

Helen P. Young, age 94, or East Peoria, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at 3:10 a.m. at Liberty Village Manor Court in Peoria.She was born Oct. 23, 1922 in Glasford to Marco and Eugenia (Rubin) Maronses. They preceded her in death along with two sisters and two brothers.Survivors include one son, Jess “Rick” Young of East Peoria, one daughter, Patti Jo (Darryl) Daineis of Wild Wood...
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Frank Lee Ahten

April 7, 1951 - April 10, 2017

Frank Lee Ahten, age 66, of East Peoria, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.He was born April 7, 1951 in Peoria to Ernest and Leola (Davis) Ahten. He married Sandy Fessenden on June 16, 1973 in Peoria. She survives along with one son, Richard “Rick” (Beth) Ahten of Bartonville, one daughter, Marcia (Derek) Hathcock of Creve...
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Henry Coulton Brewster

January 4, 1943 - April 9, 2017

Henry Coulton Brewster, 74, of Janesville, Wis. formerly of East Peoria, IL passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 with his family in Janesville.Born January 4, 1943 in Maryville, Tenn. to JP “Joe” and Ella (Godfrey) Brewster; he married Brenda Stauffacher on July 27, 1968 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in East Peoria and she preceded him in death on April 19, 2015.Surviving are his...
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Reuben E. Krigbaum

February 20, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Reuben E. "Gene" Krigbaum, age 94, of Peoria, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:55 a.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.He was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Hannibal, MO to Ed and Leah (Peterson) Krigbaum. He married Joann Tuttle on July 1, 1950 in East Peoria. She survives along with three daughters: Kim (Dan) Schilling of Edwards, Kari (Ron) Potter of Morton, Kriste (Ed) Eden of...
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Sharon Marie Gregg

June 13, 1926 - March 31, 2017

Sharon M. Gregg, age 90, of East Peoria, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:55 a.m. at Reflections Memory Care Center in Washington.She was born June 13, 1926 in Springfield, Illinois to Harry E. and Agnes (Dressendorfer) Burns. She married Anton "Tony" Gregg on July 26, 1952 in Springfield. He passed away September 13, 2007 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jean...
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Billy M. Mansfield

March 2, 1933 - March 26, 2017

Billy Max Mansfield, 84, of East Peoria, passed away at 11:27 AM on Sunday March 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born on March 2, 1933 in Decatur, IL to Glenn and Alfa (McDuffy) Mansfield. HE married Shirley B. Strickland in East Peoria on August 4, 1951. She survives along with one daughter, Carol (Jim) Thurston of East Peoria, three sons, Billy (Dianne) Mansfield Jr. of Urbana, James (Lindy)...
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Geri E. Counterman

August 12, 1937 - March 21, 2017

“Geri” Geraldine E. Counterman 79, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday March 21, 2017 at Proctor Hospital. She was born August 12, 1937 in Peoria Illinois. She married Martin Counterman on December 31, 1955. Martin preceded her in death on June 2 1986.Geri is survived by her sons David Counterman of Peoria, Rick Counterman of Peoria, her sister Marjorie Moushon of Peoria, her grandson...
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Helen Frances Ekstrand

May 2, 1922 - March 18, 2017

Helen F. Ekstrand, 94, of East Peoria, passed away peacefully at 7:55 pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Riverview Senior Living Community.She was born May 2, 1922 in Ashland, IL the daughter of Hugh and Ethel Foreman Quinley. She married Gale H. Ekstrand in Peoria on January 10, 1948. He preceded her in death on November 16, 2004.Helen was survived by one daughter, Cheri Harsh of Creve Coeur and...
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Linda J. Hambrick

September 15, 1952 - March 18, 2017

Linda J. Hambrick, 64 of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:15 am. She was in her home surrounded by the love of her family.She was born September 15, 1952 in Peoria, IL to Jimmy and Dolly (Braden) McDonald. Linda married Jerry Hambrick on September 26, 1979 in Peoria. He survives.Also surviving are her children, Danette, Sean and his girlfriend Stephanie, Bobby and his wife...
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Warren C. Wheat

February 19, 1926 - March 14, 2017

Warren C. Wheat, 91, of East Peoria passed away at 9:27 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center. He was born February 19, 1926 in Mt. Erie, IL the son of Gladys Wheat Caldwell. He married Doris Lee Taylor in Cisne, IL on September 29, 1945. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2006. Warren is survived by his daughters, Diana (Charles, deceased) Robbins of East...
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Leroy Bertram

September 17, 1923 - March 9, 2017

Leroy Bertram, age 93, of Grayson, GA, formerly of East Peoria, IL, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Snellville, GA.He was born September 17, 1923 in Springfield, IL to Bert and Emma (Brake) Bertram. He was introduced to his future wife, Eleanor Baker, by her brother Harold Baker while both men served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Eleanor and Leroy were married January 19, 1946 and...
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Carol M. Warren

March 15, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Carol M. Warren 91, of Peoria passed away at 4:07 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.She was born March 15, 1925 in Stephenson County, IL the daughter of Elmer and Bertha Fleugel Messman. She married Jack R. Warren on July 6, 1943 in Jacksonville, IL. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1983 in Peoria.Carol is survived by her children, Richard (Dale) Warren of...
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Geraldine Stiles

November 27, 1927 - February 28, 2017

Geraldine M. “Gerry” Stiles, age 89, of Peoria, formerly of East Peoria, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 10:48 p.m. at the Headington Oaks Nursing Home in West Peoria. She was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Cooksville, IL to Samuel and Fannie (Neat) Cundiff. She married the love of her life, James Stiles, on April 9, 1948 in Peoria. He passed away Jan. 22, 1991 in Peoria. She was also...
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Ralph Kneer

October 25, 1922 - February 24, 2017

Ralph H. Kneer, age 94, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at his home.Born October 25, 1922 in Peoria, IL to George and Margaret (Foley) Kneer; he married Ellen Mary Barnett on December 30, 1950 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on October 15, 2004.Also preceding in death were 2 brothers, George and Kenneth Kneer.Surviving are his children, Debra (Jim) Jones of Morton and Larry (Laura)...
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Mary Jane Austin

February 6, 1947 - February 23, 2017

Mary Jane Austin, age 70, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born February 6, 1947 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Charlie and Winnie (Mills) Haynes. Surviving is the man she made her home with for 23 years, Donald Kirby his children DeAnna, Lucy Jo, Donnie, David & Jaquelin; her sons, Luther, Brad and Justin (wife, Mickey)...
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Susan Dana Goodale

December 23, 1944 - February 20, 2017

Susan Dana Goodale, age 72, of Germantown Hills, IL passed away Monday night, February 20, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria after a lengthy struggle with cancer.Susan was born December 23, 1944 to Charles and Peggy McLee of Spring Bay, IL. She graduated Valedictorian from Metamora High School in 1963, earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois State...
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Betty Jane Jaques

August 30, 1926 - February 18, 2017

Betty Jane Jaques, 90, of Peoria passed away at 11:58 am Saturday, February 18, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born August 30, 1926 in Springfield the daughter of Merle and Anna Anderson. She married Forest "Jake" Jaques on September 17, 1948.Betty is survived by her husband of 68 years; and one son, Chuck (Donna) Jaques of Peoria Heights.She is preceded in death by her parents,...
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Alan Martin

July 11, 1940 - February 8, 2017

East Peoria – Alan J. Martin, 76 of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Washington Christian Village.Born July 11, 1940 in Flintstone, Maryland to Launy and Cecila (Kubes) Martin; he married Betty Jo Ausmus on February 17, 1967 in Peoria, Illinois. She survives.Also surviving are their children, Lonnie (Terri) Martin of Springfield, Ohio and Charles (Kelli) Martin of...
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Josephine Townsend

June 22, 1941 - February 8, 2017

Josephine “Joey” Townsend, 75 of Tremont, formerly of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home.Surviving are her children, Holly (Kirk) Mason of Tremont and Joy Lucas of East Peoria; her sister, Mary Ann Fries; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Scotty” Townsend in 1998, her parents, Vincent...
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Rudolph R. Snyder

May 27, 1931 - February 7, 2017

Rudolph R. “Rudy” Snyder, age 85, of East Peoria, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 7:07 p.m. at the unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.He was born May 27, 1931 in Peoria to Elmer and Alberta (King) Snyder. He married Betty Miller on Aug. 9, 1974 in Pekin. She survives along with one son, Todd (Robin) Snyder of East Peoria, two step-sons: Pat (Sheila) Miller of Pekin,...
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Emily Lydia Nickles

April 4, 1921 - February 6, 2017

Emily Lydia Nickles, 95 of Peoria, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.Born April 4, 1921 in Oakville, Iowa to John and Lydia (Rein) Kuntz; she married Forrest F. Morgan on June 6, 1942 and he preceded her in death. She later married Robert Nickles and he also preceded her in death. Surviving are her children, Patti Morgan and Gary Morgan, both of Peoria, Ron...
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Edna Dean Noble

May 24, 1933 - February 4, 2017

Edna Dean Noble, age 83, of East Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8:05 p.m. at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born May 24, 1933 in Hollywood, AL to Willard and Bonnie (Holt) Welch. She married Charles H. Noble, Sr. on August 30, 1952 in Rossville, GA. He passed away on May 26, 2009 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter,...
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Harold Thomas Nyberg

July 13, 1938 - February 2, 2017

Harold Thomas “Tom” Nyberg, 78 of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at his home.Born July 13, 1938 in Peoria, IL to Harold Chester and Julia (Belk) Nyberg; he married Carolyn Rhodes on July 11, 1960 in Jefferson City, MO. She survives.Also surviving are their children, Cindy (Bob) Koepp, Vicky (Brian) Bamber, Sheila Leach, Thomas Nyberg, and William (Lindsey) Nyberg;...
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James J. Maynard

February 15, 1954 - January 31, 2017

Washington – James J. Maynard, 62, of Washington, IL passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 15, 1954 in Peoria to James and Maudie (Poe) Maynard.Surviving are his children: Josh Maynard of Washington, Jessica (John) Steagall of Washington, Jared Maynard of Moline, six grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister. James was preceded in death by his...
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Shirley E. Osborne

October 11, 1935 - January 30, 2017

Shirley "Cowboy Hat Shirley" E. Osborne, 81, of East Peoria, Illinois passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Shirley was born on October 11, 1935 in Peoria to William and Elizabeth Marie (Yuhas) Taghan.Surviving are her children: Diane Bown of Marshalltown, IA, Debra (Richard) Guppy of Peoria, IL, Dana Gutierrez of Marshalltown, IA, Bobbi Sue Osborne of...
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Arvid H. Nelson

July 22, 1924 - January 26, 2017

East Peoria - Arvid "Swede" H. Nelson, 92, of East Peoria, IL passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Fondulac Health Care Center in East Peoria, IL. He was born July 22, 1924 in Peoria, IL to Bror and Annette (Hermanson) Nelson. Swede married Shirley Cawkins on May 15, 1971 in Galesburg, IL.Surviving is his wife Shirley Nelson of East Peoria, his children: Christopher (Raema) Nelson of East...
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Larry J. Helferich

January 24, 1960 - January 18, 2017

Larry J. Helferich, Sr, age 56, of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 3:08 p.m. at his son's residence in Normal. He was born Jan. 24, 1960 in Peoria to Alvyn and Mildred (Harris) Helferich. They preceded him in death along with one brother and one sister. Survivors include one son, Larry (Kendra) Helferich, Jr of Normal, two daughters: Ashley (Jeff) Jackson of Bloomington,...
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Velma L. Berkley-Pope

July 17, 1919 - January 15, 2017

Velma L. Berkley-Pope, age 97, of East Peoria, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born July 17, 1919 in Golden Pond, KY to William and Theresa (Kilgore) Futrell. She first married Henry Berkley on June 19, 1937 in Tennessee. He passed away on April 13, 1986 in Peoria. She then married Leroy Pope and then later married Arnold...
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JoAnne Crawford

August 13, 1925 - January 11, 2017

Gertrude “JoAnne” Crawford, 91 of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.Born August 13, 1925 in Nauvoo, IL to Harry and Margaret Rahn; she married Willian R. Crawford on May 17, 1947 in Peoria, IL and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1997 in East Peoria.Also preceding in death were her son-in-law, Stephen Webber;...
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Dolores A. Massey

May 5, 1935 - January 10, 2017

Dolores A. Massey, 81 of East Peoria, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria.Born May 5, 1935 in Peoria, IL to Harold and Olga (Lovsin) Cordes; she married Willard C. “Red” Massey on February 27, 1954 in Eureka, IL. He preceded her in death as well as one son, Robin.Surviving are her children, Micheal and Andrew Massey and Angela ...
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Bonnie Ray Osborn

February 14, 1937 - January 5, 2017

Bonnie Ray Osborn, age 79, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. at her residence.She was born Feb. 14, 1937 in Athens, AL to James and Susie (Madry) Osborn. She first married James Young on May 26, 1956 in Marion, IN. He passed away on Jan. 27, 1984 in Zion, IL. She later married James “Fred” Osborn in Dec. 1990 in Washington, IL. He passed away on Sep. 12,...
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Patty Jo Adams

February 18, 1926 - January 3, 2017

Patty Adams, 90, of East Peoria, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Snyder Village in Metamora. She was born on February 18, 1926 in Harlingen, Texas to Euel and Rea (Murphy) Phillips. She married Virgil R. Adams Sr. on March 11, 1944 in Lamont, California. He preceded her in death on December 18, 2004 in Morton. She was also preceded in death by three sisters; two half- brothers and one...
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Francis W. Cox

September 2, 1917 - January 1, 2017

Francis W. "Bill" Cox, age 99, of East Peoria, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at 12:39 a.m. at the Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. He was born Sep. 2, 1917 in Tiskilwa, IL to Datis and Frances (Landes) Cox. He married Helen Messer on July 29, 1938 in Maquoketa, Iowa. She passed away May 23, 2006 in Morton. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, William Dale "Billy" Cox,...
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