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

Donald J. Sparks

December 8, 1948 - January 22, 2019

PEORIA ~ Donald James “Don” Sparks, 69, of Peoria, passed away at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his residence. Born December 8, 1949 in Peoria to Donald W. and Melva (Owens) Sparks, he married Charlotte Means on June 25, 1987 in Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Jason (Trina) Sparks of Peoria; one daughter, Darby (James) Morris of South Fulton,...
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Shirley Rawlings

March 17, 1941 - January 20, 2019

LEWISTOWN ~ Shirley Rawlings, 77, of Lewistown, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Havana Health Care.
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Leota Wernowsky

May 9, 1940 - January 20, 2019

PEKIN ~ Leota Wernowsky, 78, of East Peoria, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Fondulac Rehab & Care Center in East Peoria.
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Harold J. Hindahl

November 25, 1929 - January 19, 2019

MANITO ~ Harold J. “Duke” Hindahl, 89, of Manito, passed away at 7:52 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. Born November 25, 1929 at home in Mason City to Marvin Frederick and Paulene (Stovall) Hindahl, he married Loretta M. Baker of South Pekin on October 30, 1946 in Peoria and celebrated 72 years of marriage.  She survives. Also surviving are one...
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Gene Collins, Jr.

September 19, 1953 - January 18, 2019

PEORIA ~ Gene frank Collins, 65, of Peoria, passed away at 8:28 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Howard Humphrey

April 24, 1942 - January 18, 2019

MORTON ~ Howard L. Humphrey, 76, of Morton, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home. Born April 24, 1942 in Peoria to Fred J. and Betty (Wagner) Humphrey, he married Barbara Miller on January 29, 1961 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, David Humphrey of Mason City and Alan (Tara) Humphrey of Davenport, Iowa; one daughter, Deborah (Gerald) Barnd of Pekin...
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Timothy S. Carley

October 12, 1957 - January 18, 2019

PEORIA ~ Timothy Samuel “Tim” Carley, 61, of Peoria, passed away at 7:06 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria. He was born October 12, 1957 in Peoria to William Lorne and Jeanine G. (Jurczak) Carley.  His parents preceded him in death. Surviving are one brother, David J. (Jan) Carley of McKinney, Texas; one sister, Jill L. (James) Rinaldo of Varna...
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Jacqueline L. Neaveill

September 2, 1933 - January 18, 2019

PEORIA ~ Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Neaveill, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 8 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 2, 1933 in Peoria to Russell and Lucille (Giroux) Lorentz, she married Marvin Neaveill on August 31, 1951 in Peoria.  He died January 26, 2015 in Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and a...
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Lynn A. Barth

July 28, 1951 - January 17, 2019

HAVANA ~ Lynn Ann Barth, 67, of Havana passed away peacefully at 12:17 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 while listening to her favorite Elvis music. Born July 28, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward W. and Lucille J. (Lynn) Walker, she married William Barth on January 8, 1972 in Havana.  He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Daryl (Amy) Barth of East Peoria, Ed Barth of Havana; two...
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Dale E. Schott, Sr.

August 7, 1934 - January 17, 2019

PEKIN ~ Dale E. Schott, Sr., 84, of Pekin, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 7, 1934 in Pekin to Rudolph J. and Mabel (Lawson) Schott, he married the love of his life, Shirley A. Maurer on October 29, 1955 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She survives. Also surviving are his two children, Diana J. Lee and Dale E. (Susan)...
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Lynn A. Barth

July 28, 1951 - January 17, 2019

HAVANA ~ Lynn Ann Barth, 67, of Havana, passed away at 12:17 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Michael S. Kyle

December 11, 1941 - January 16, 2019

MANITO ~ Michael S. Kyle, 77, of Manito, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his home. Born December 11, 1941 in Pekin to Bruce B. and Josephine B. (Bodi) Kyle, he married Roma Batchelder on June 30, 1962 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Leland Kyle, Eric Kyle and Bodie (Chris) Kyle, all of Pekin; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren;...
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Robert Dale Rochester

January 5, 1929 - January 16, 2019

PEKIN ~ Robert ‘Bob” Dale Rochester, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Pekin Manor. Born January 5, 1929 in Forest City to William Robert and Nelda Marie (Bartels) Rochester, he married Bonnie Jean Lewis on April 18, 1954 in Havana. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, David Dale (Kathy) Rochester of Texas and Brian Keith Rochester of Pekin;...
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Ronald Webb

November 16, 1951 - January 16, 2019

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Ronald “Ron” Eugene Webb, 67, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 12:27 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria. Born November 16, 1951 in Peoria to Horace J. and Joan Kay (Dummler) Webb, he married Charlotte L. Stark on December 19, 1970 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Hughes...
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Joe W. Juchems

December 5, 1935 - January 14, 2019

CANTON ~ Joe W. Juchems, 83, of Canton, passed away at 11:36 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 at his residence. He was formerly of Pekin. Born December 5, 1935 in Pekin to Benjamin and Margaret (Oltman) Juchems, he married Melody K. Jacobs on January 10, 2003 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Michael W. (Miyoko) Juchems of Springfield, Missouri; five daughters, Melanie ...
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William L. Bryles

September 6, 1966 - January 13, 2019

PEKIN ~ William Lynn “Bill” Bryles, 52, of Pekin, passed away at 12:47 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 in the Emergency Room at Unity Point Health-Pekin. He was born September 6, 1966 in Lincoln to William E. and Dorothy P. (Richardson) Bryles.  They preceded him in death. Surviving are two brothers, James (Terri) Bryles of Havana and John (Nancy) Bryles of Delavan; one sister,...
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Marietta Weidner

June 19, 1930 - January 12, 2019

PEKIN ~ Marietta "Mickey" Weidner, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.
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Robert M. Schoenbein

July 15, 1926 - January 12, 2019

PEKIN ~ Robert Morris Schoenbein, 92, of rural Pekin, passed away at 9:15 a.m.  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born July 15, 1926 in Morton to Carl and Lillie (Kinsinger) Schoenbein, he married Chrystal M. Verburgt on November 1, 1952 in Portage, Wisconsin.  She died January 8, 2004 in rural Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by one son,...
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Debra Garrison

November 29, 1957 - January 12, 2019

  PEKIN ~ Debra Lynn Garrison, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.   Born November 29, 1957 in Pekin to John and Bonnie (Peak) Henderson, Sr., she married Dale Garrison in Lincoln.   Surviving are her husband, Dale of Mason City; her father, John of Pekin; her children, Tamie Martin and Amy (Brian)...
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Gary D. Gardner

March 17, 1935 - January 12, 2019

PEKIN ~ Gary Dean Gardner, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born March 17, 1935 in Peoria Heights, to Curtis and Idella (Gauf) Gardner, he married the love of his life Virginia (Whitaker) Gardner on March 17, 1956 in Peoria. She survives Surviving are his three children, Cindy (Matt) Plahuta, Kim (Ed) Whitaker, and...
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Eric R. Martin, Jr.

April 23, 1933 - January 11, 2019

PEKIN ~ Eric Robert Martin, Jr., 85, of Pekin, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Born April 23, 1933 in Marks, Mississippi to Eric Robert and Maudie (Crocker) Martin, he married Frances E. Murphy on August 10, 1956 in Pekin.  She died March 5, 2012 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and six...
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Gerald Witzig

September 23, 1943 - January 11, 2019

TREMONT ~ Gerald Witzig, 75, of Tremont, passed to his final home at 3:50 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 23, 1943 in Eureka to John and Marcella (Stamm) Witzig, he married Margaret Ann Hawkins on August 1, 1965 in McLean. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Doug (Amy) Witzig of Peoria and Russ (Beth) Witzig of Troy; 11...
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Patricia B. Strope

June 13, 1944 - January 11, 2019

PEKIN ~ Patricia Barbara “Patty” Strope, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 9:39 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at her home. Born June 13, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey to Joseph Norman, Jr. and Anne Caroline (Jankowski) Tittel, she married William Henry “Bill” Strope on July 21, 1963 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Grace (Carl) Dane of Pekin; one son,...
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Richard Gene Cook, Sr.

November 13, 1935 - January 10, 2019

PEKIN ~ Richard Gene "Dick" Cook, Sr., 83, of Pekin, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Loretta Shue

July 13, 1940 - January 10, 2019

PEKIN ~ Loretta J. Shue, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. Born July 13, 1940 in Union, Missouri to HenryA. And Veldia G. (Taylor) Kohler, she married Franklin D. Shue, Sr. on January 12, 1957 in Pekin. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Franklin Shue, Jr. of Taylorville and Roger (Jo) Shue of Delavan; two...
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Gretchen Ann Sidell

December 2, 1983 - January 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Gretchen Ann Sidell, 35, of Pekin, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Carol J. Breedlove

December 4, 1936 - January 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Carol Joanne Breedlove, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 2:34 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at her residence. Born December 4, 1936 in Pekin to Melvin John and Lenora A. (Haughwaut) Bush, she married Leonard Breedlove on June 8, 1990 in Pekin.  He passed away September 10, 2014 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Michael Breedlove. Surviving are...
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Dennis J. Bengert

March 4, 1977 - January 8, 2019

PEKIN ~ Dennis Joseph Bengert, 41, of Pekin, passed away at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home. Born March 4, 1977 in Iowa City, Iowa to Dennis Dean and Faith (Durbin) Drapeaux, he married Marci Lynn Hostetter on June 12, 2010 in Elmwood.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Faith (David) Purdue of Tallahassee, Florida; three children, Shelbie Faith Marie...
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Deborah Miller

October 24, 1947 - January 7, 2019

PEKIN ~ Deborah Kaye Miller, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 8:49 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born October 24, 1947 in Pekin to Kenneth and Vera (Lincoln) Chrisman, she married Ronald Miller on July 2, 1994 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are four children, Todd (Renae) Hall of Pekin, Trevor (Angela) Hall of Green Valley, Shannon ...
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Larry Allen

September 13, 1942 - January 7, 2019

KEITHSBURG ~ Larry Lee Allen, 76, of Keithsburg, passed away at 6:36 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Pekin. Born September 13, 1942 in Pekin to Jack and Margaret Bohlander, he married Donna Black on November 28, 1999 in Edgewood, Texas. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Margaret Doty of Utah; his children, Larry (Cheri)...
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Kevin R. Dougherty

August 3, 1959 - January 5, 2019

PEKIN ~ Kevin Robert Dougherty, 59, of Morton, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, January 5, 2019 at Morton Villa in Morton.  He was formerly of Pekin. Arrangements are pending at Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Michael A. Moore

June 10, 1961 - January 5, 2019

PEORIA ~ Michael Alan Moore, 57, of Peoria, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Toulon Health Care in Toulon. He was born June 10, 1961 in Pekin to Blaine w. and Mary (Doud) Moore. Surviving are three brothers, Patrick Moore of Peoria, Tom Moore and Bill Moore, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marlaine Meyer and Tobi Bond and...
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Michael W. Brix, Sr.

November 8, 1942 - January 4, 2019

LEWISTOWN ~ Michael W Brix Sr, 76, of Lewistown, IL, formerly of Morton, IL, passed away at his home, with his family by his side on Friday, January 4, 2019. Born November 8, 1942 to Arthur and Gertrude (Pritz) Brix, in Decatur where he was raised.  He married Janice C. Dunn on July 28, 1961. He is survived by Janice, his wife and best friend of 57 years; one son, Michael (Ann) Brix Jr of...
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Darlene Timbrook

October 14, 1933 - January 4, 2019

PEKIN ~ Donna “Darlene” Timbrook, 85, of Pekin, passed away Friday January 4, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born to Earl and Edith (Holhimer) Wolfe on October 14, 1933 in Pekin.  Darlene married the love of her life Guy William Timbrook on April 14, 1955 in Hernando, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Charles &ldquo...
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Mary A. McIntyre

June 14, 1921 - January 3, 2019

PEKIN ~ Mary A. McIntyre, 97, of Pekin, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019 in Pekin. Born June 14, 1921 in Pekin to George and Mary (Woodworth) Westrope, she married Walter B. Miller on June 28, 1947 in Pekin.  He died December 30, 1992 in Pekin.  She later married Samuel Guston “Gus” McIntyre, IV on December 13, 1997 in Pekin.  He survives. Also...
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Shirley B. Christianson

February 23, 1943 - January 2, 2019

PEORIA ~ Shirley B. Christianson, 75, of Peoria, passed away at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. She was born February 23, 1943 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Harmon and Grace (Brown) James. Shirley is survived by one daughter, Sheryl Fielder of Peoria; one son, Michael (Tammy) Sullivan of Garden Grove, California; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Charles Henry Wilson

April 7, 1939 - January 1, 2019

MANITO ~ Charles Henry Wilson, 79, of Manito, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin. 
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Gerald Fultz

October 4, 1968 - December 29, 2018

CARLOCK ~ Gerald Wayne Fultz, 50, of Carlock, passed away at 7;40 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. He was born October 4, 1968 in Bloomington to Ervin F. and Gracie J. (Crose) Fultz. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Danielle Gibson and one brother, Michael Fultz. Surviving are one daughter, Mandy Ratterree of Bloomfield,...
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Richard E. Smith

August 30, 1928 - December 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Eugene Smith, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at his residence. Born August 30, 1928 in Iowa City, Iowa to Dewey McKinley and Beulah Mae (Fackler) Smith, he married Rose Ella Mae Autrey on October 22, 1955 in Iowa City.  She died February 15, 2012 in Morton.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and three sisters....
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John D. Cole

March 17, 1938 - December 27, 2018

ELMWOOD ~ John D. Cole, 80, of Elmwood, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.
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Doris Regan

November 13, 1936 - December 27, 2018

FREDONIA, KANSAS ~ Doris Rae (Glassburn) Regan, 82, of Fredonia, Kansas, passed away at 1:43 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 at her son’s home. Born November 13, 1936 in St. Paul, Kansas to Lester Clyde and Georgia Corrine (Martin) Glassburn, she married Raymond Laverne Boden in October, 1955 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She later married Robert Lee Regan, Sr. in August 1968 in Miami,...
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Leandra Vidmar

July 23, 1953 - December 26, 2018

HANNA CITY ~ Leandra Vidmar, 65, of Hanna City, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at her home. She was born July 23, 1953 in Bellville to Joseph and Gloria (Neuwirth) Vidmar. Leandra is survived by one daughter, Cheyanne Vidmar of Hanna City; one granddaughter, Jersie Jo Vidmar and one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kent of Bellville. She was preceded in death by her parents....
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C. W. Clifton

January 9, 1949 - December 26, 2018

PEKIN ~ Charles Wayne “C.W.” Clifton, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room. He was born January 9, 1949 in Pekin to Charles W. and Mildred Irene (Lamar) Clifton.  His parents preceded him in death. Surviving are three children, Bart Todd Clifton of Orlando, Florida, Carrie M. Clifton of Peoria and...
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Janice M. Workman

May 3, 1954 - December 25, 2018

  PEKIN ~ Janice Marie Workman, 64, of Pekin, passed away at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at UnityPoint Health~Pekin.
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Oral J. Godbey

October 30, 1923 - December 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Oral J. Godbey, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born October 30, 1923 in Bethelridge, Kentucky to Howard and Ada (Dick) Godbey, he married Evelyn R. Vaughn on April 23, 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa.  She died July 12, 2015 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters....
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John R. Whelan

October 14, 1946 - December 24, 2018

PEORIA ~ John R. Whelan, 72, of Peoria, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday, December 24, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
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Leon Tiona

May 7, 1937 - December 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ Leon James Tiona, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Monday, December 24, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 7, 1937 in Bunker Hill to James L. and Leona (Howerton) Tiona, he married Eileen J. Marth on May 17, 1958 in Bunker Hill. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Dr. Susan) Tiona of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Doug (Melanie) Tiona of...
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Inez I. Goeken

June 18, 1929 - December 24, 2018

PEKIN – Inez I. Goeken, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Monday December 24, 2018 at her residence, the same home where she was born. Born June 18, 1929 in Pekin to the late Henry and Inez I. (Hamilton) Benjamin, she married Donald L. Goeken on August 27, 1956 in Pekin. He died October 22, 2001 in Peoria. Inez was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Nate & Bill Benjamin,...
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Jane Barnes

March 30, 1946 - December 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ Jane Barnes, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 6:34 a.m. Monday, December 24, 2018 at UnityPoint Health~ Pekin Emergency Room.
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Lawrence Joseph Hoover, Jr.

July 7, 1951 - December 23, 2018

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Lawrence Joseph “Joe” Hoover, 67, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 5:56 p.m. Sunday,December 23, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born July 7, 1951 in Peoria to Lawrence Joseph and Nita (Boles) Hoover, Sr., he married Susan Redfield on December 31, 1987 in East Peoria.  She survives. Also surviving are his three sons, Derek Hoover of...
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Karen R. Bohannan

February 26, 1965 - December 23, 2018

PEKIN ~ Karen Rose “Keek” Bohannan, 53, of Pekin, passed away at 12 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her home. Born February 26, 1965 in Pekin to Nelson and Goldie (Patton) Boyer, she married Mark Benton Bohannan on August 13, 2002 in Pekin.  He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Megan Miller and Amanda (Brandon) Gray, both of Pekin; three grandchildren, Cadence,...
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Ione Grafe

December 10, 1914 - December 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Ione Grafe, 104, of Pekin, passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:57 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was formerly of Vandalia, Missouri. Born December 10, 1914 in Christian County, near Nokomis, Illinois to William Henry and Malinda (Busby) Gray, she married Herman Noah Grafe on March 7 1943 in Maryland Heights,...
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Marguerite Whiteford

May 14, 1924 - December 22, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marguerite Wilma Whiteford, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born May 14, 1924 in Maywood to Elmer and Wilma (Seabranch) Ekdahl, she married Lawrence Milton Whiteford on October 20, 1946 in Plainfield.  He died February 3, 2016 in Morton.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one...
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Edward E. Hoffman

April 5, 1942 - December 22, 2018

MAPLETON ~ Edward Earl Hoffman, 76, of Mapleton, passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born April 5, 1942 in Louisiana, Missouri to Roland Earl and Marjorie Ann (Zook) Hoffman, he married Joanne F. Gebhardt on March 17, 1979 in Mossville.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Eureka, formerly of Congerville; his...
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Richard W. Scott

January 6, 1941 - December 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Wayne Scott, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Thursday December 20, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin. He was born January 6, 1941 in Peoria to Sheldon and Mary (Nolan) Scott.  They have preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Michael (Lisa) Scott of Washington; one daughter, Shannon Murrie of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Aaron, Brandon, Madison and Layna; one...
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Ellen Witte

September 7, 1924 - December 20, 2018

MORTON ~ Ellen G. Witte, 94, of Morton, passed away at 2:09 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Cremation has been accorded.  No services are planned.  Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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Preston B. Hott

May 29, 1928 - December 20, 2018

Springfield ~ Preston Breckenridge Hott, 90, a long-time Springfield resident and educator, passed away from this life at 6:23 PM Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Fishers, IN Pres was born May 29, 1928, in Pana, Illinois, the son of John F. and Louise Abell Hott.  He grew up in Assumption, IL, and graduated from Assumption High School.  He then attended Millikin University, graduating...
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Rosella Uppole

June 26, 1920 - December 20, 2018

PEKIN ~ Rosella Francis Uppole, 98, of Pekin, passed away at 4:53 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hopedale Nursing Home. Born June 26, 1920 in Pekin to Lester Rhoades and Nellie Pidreya, she was raised by her mother and Paul Marsch. She married Ira Uppole on November 12, 1937. He died in May, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her mother and step-father. Surviving are one son, Dale ...
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Theodore A. Snyder

March 3, 1950 - December 20, 2018

CANTON ~ Theodore A. “Ted” Snyder, 68, of Canton, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. Born March 3, 1950 in Peoria to John and Grace (Bungard) Snyder, he married Patricia Welch on April 29, 1977 in Mossville.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Chillicothe; two daughters, Barbie Markley of Lewistown and Skylyn ...
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Bonnie Fullerlove

November 12, 1943 - December 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bonnie Fullerlove, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at her residence.
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Aron Tucker

August 20, 1931 - December 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Aron Keith Tucker, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born August 20, 1931 in South Port Township in Sangamon County to Walter Russell and Alpha (Ray) Tucker, he married Earlene Ester Cartright on November 6, 1950 in Decatur. She died June 24, 2013 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents;...
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Beulah E. Snyder

January 1, 1937 - December 19, 2018

PEKIN ~ Beulah Esther Snyder, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at her residence. Born January 1, 1937 in Hanna City to Cecil Earl and Ruby Vern (Bennett) Turner, she married Earl Snyder, Jr. on November 3, 1957 in Peoria Heights.  He died November 24, 2005 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. Surviving are many...
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Tony R. Haynes

October 13, 1956 - December 17, 2018

HAVANA ~ Tony Ray Haynes, 62, of Havana, passed away at 6:39 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018 at his home. Born October 13, 1956 in Pekin to George and Wanda (Schultz) Haynes, he married Mary Goodwin on May 15, 1987 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Toby Haynes and Jeremy Goodwin, both of Pekin; Jason Goodwin of Manito, Ian Haynes of Havana; one daughter, Nikki Haynes of...
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Robert S. Hendricks

December 9, 1977 - December 17, 2018

MANITO ~ Robert Sean “Robb” Hendricks, 41, of Manito, passed away at 3:36 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. He was born December 9, 1977 in Pekin to Richard and Bettye (Horner) Hendricks. Surviving are his parents of Manito; one sister, Heather (Christian) Wheeler of Carmel, Indiana; one brother, Geoff (Cambrea) Hendricks of Morton; one nephew,...
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Lee Roy Jones

October 19, 1935 - December 15, 2018

BELLEVUE ~ Lee Roy Jones, 83, of Bellevue, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at UnityPoint Health in Peoria peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Born October 19, 1935 in Kentucky, he married Mary K. Noel on April 28, 1972 in Peoria.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Art and Troy; a sister, Faye and one granddaughter and grandson. Surviving are...
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Frank T. Stumpo

March 6, 1964 - December 15, 2018

PEORIA ~ Frank Thomas Stumpo, Jr., 54, of Peoria, passed away at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his home. Born March 6, 1964 in Chicago to Frank Thomas and Elsie Mae (Watson) Stumpo, Sr., he married Suzanne Wade on February 20, 2004 in Fulton County.  He is survived by his wife of Peoria and one brother, Michael Paul Stumpo of Peoria. Frank had last worked at Swise Towing in Canton...
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Tami Carrier

October 29, 1960 - December 14, 2018

MORTON ~ Tami Carrier, 58, of Morton, passed away at 5 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at Morton Villa.
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Dorothy A. Ford

September 2, 1939 - December 14, 2018

CANTON ~ Dorothy A. Ford, 79, of Canton, passed away 10:19 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.
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Bonnie E. Henderson

March 18, 1939 - December 13, 2018

PEKIN ~ Bonnie Elizabeth Henderson, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.
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Vicki E. Frommelt

August 26, 1954 - December 13, 2018

TREMONT ~ Vicki E. Frommelt, 64, of Tremont, passed away at 2:24 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born August 26, 1954 in Moline to Vernon and Berniece (Hartman) Cherry, she married David Frommelt on September 8, 1973 in Port Byron.  He survives. Also surviving are one son, Derek Frommelt of Bartonville and one sister, Sharon (Paul Riewerts of...
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Susan Walker

April 16, 1956 - December 12, 2018

PEKIN ~ Susan B. Walker, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at her residence.
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Jada Kathleen Tyler

December 10, 2018 - December 11, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Jada Kathleen Tyler, infant daughter of Kathleen Collier and Logan Tyler, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are her parents of East Peoria; two brothers, Kanye Tyler of Pekin and Damian Antolin of East Peoria; one sister, Payton Sarver of East Peoria; maternal grandparents, Linda Collier of Creve Coeur and...
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Carl D. Hedrick

February 24, 1960 - December 10, 2018

WASHINGTON ~ Carl D. Hedrick, 58, of Washington, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2018 at his home. He was born February 24, 1960 in Pekin to Thomas Winford and Marie (Wofford) Hedrick, Jr.  His parents preceded him in death.  He also was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Hedrick; one sister, Brenda Hedrick and his brother-in-law, Gary Williams. Surviving are one...
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Judith A. Thomas

June 12, 1940 - December 10, 2018

PEKIN ~ Judith Arlene Thomas, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
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Herbie L. Knee, Jr.

February 10, 1957 - December 10, 2018

TOPEKA ~ Herbie Lee Knee, Jr., 61, of Topeka, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2018 at Aperion Care in Peoria Heights. He was born February 10, 1957 in Peoria to Herbie and Myrtle (Bradshaw) Knee, Sr.  They preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Jason Cagle of Pekin and Jeremy (Erica) Cagle of Marquette Heights; three brothers, Richard Knee, Donald (Linda) Knee both of...
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Mary Crosby

November 28, 1962 - December 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Mary Lynn Crosby, 56, of Pekin, passed away at 4:49 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Aperion Care Morton Terrace in Morton. She was born November 28, 1962 in Ashland, Oregon to John Ellis and Deanna Marie (Lowenberg) Crosby. Per Mary's request,  her body as been donated to medical science. There will be no services. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is...
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Albert F. Knight

August 15, 1941 - December 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Albert F. “Al” Knight, 77 of Pekin, passed away at 8:04 a.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. Born August 15, 1941 in Danville to Harold C. and Doris L. (Hines) Knight, he married Patricia C. “Pat” McCowen on April 18, 1965 in Ames, Iowa.  She survives. Also surviving are two sons, John (Brad Lyons) Knight...
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Thomas L. Rogers

January 20, 1938 - December 9, 2018

PEKIN ~ Thomas “Tom” Lowell Rogers, 80, 0f Pekin, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at his home after battling lung cancer for nearly three years. He was born January 20, 1938 in Peoria to Howard and Mable (Sweeny) Rogers, he married Wanda Lower on November 17, 1978 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Patrick (Janet) Rogers of Peoria, Deborah...
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Thomas W. Bussey

January 4, 1949 - December 7, 2018

FARMINGTON ~ Thomas Wesley “Tommy” Bussey, 69, of Farmington, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at his home. He was born January 4, 1949 in Osceola, Arkansas to JC and Nora (Crenshaw) Bussey. Surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Rob) Brooks of Monette, Arkansas, Marlana (Mark) Montgomery of Pekin; one son, Wesley (Deidre) Bussey of Green Valley; five granddaughters,...
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Betty Schuerch

January 6, 1924 - December 7, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Betty Schuerch, 94, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:28 a.m. Friday, December 07, 2018 at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care in East Peoria. 
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James Henderson

December 27, 1954 - December 7, 2018

PEORIA ~ James Henderson, 63, of Peoria, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Friday, December7, 2018 at Sharon Elms Health Care in Peoria. No Services will be held.
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Loretta Jo Mowell

January 14, 1966 - December 4, 2018

PEORIA ~ Loretta Jo Mowell, 52, of Peoria, passed away December 4, 2018 at Sharon Health Care Elms in Peoria.
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Daniel Butler

December 13, 1961 - December 3, 2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Daniel Edward Butler, 56, of East Peoria, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 at his home. He was born December 13, 1961 in Peoria to Robert and Norma (Furlong) Butler. His Mom was his dedicated caregiver for the last few years while he battled numerous surgeries, hospitalizations and countless doctor appointments due to complications of diabetes and heart disease....
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Carolyn A. Jackson

January 17, 1942 - December 3, 2018

PEKIN ~ Carolyn A. (Barnes) Jackson, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday,  December 3, 2018, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born January 17, 1942 in Peoria to William and Leota (Homan) Barnes of Canton, she married her high school sweetheart on June 19, 1966 at First Baptist Church in Canton.  Her parents preceded her in death.  Surviving are her...
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W. Charlie Griffith

May 23, 1970 - December 1, 2018

CHILLICOTHE ~ William "Charlie" Griffith, 43, of Chillicothe, passed away at 7:36 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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Weldon E. Dickson

June 10, 1931 - December 1, 2018

MANITO ~ Weldon Eugene Dickson, 87 of rural Manito, passed away at 7:17 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at his home. Born June 10, 1931 in Pekin to Cecil Delbert and Bernice Augusta (Wernowsky) Dickson, he married Barbara Ann Sullivan on July 16, 1955 in Springfield.  She died April 1, 2015 in Manito.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Amanda Dickson; two...
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Betty J. Maquet

January 11, 1931 - December 1, 2018

PEKIN ~ Betty Jane Maquet, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018  at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.
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Susan A. Jubb

April 3, 1952 - November 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Susan Ann Jubb, 66, of Peoria, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Sharon Healthcare Elms in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  
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Marvin G. Wood

May 15, 1931 - November 30, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marvin G. Wood, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 15, 1931 in East Peoria to Vernon O. and Goldie A. (Merideth) Wood, he married Janis L. Bigham on June 8, 1957 in Neponset.  She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Tami S. (Warren) Sharp of Pekin, Lisa D. Barclay of Port St. Lucie,...
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Brennon James Dean Frisby

November 29, 2018 - November 29, 2018

MORTON~ Brennon James Dean Frisby, infant son of Christopher and Alexis (Johnson) Frisby, was stillborn at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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John D. Armstrong

August 20, 1926 - November 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ John D. Armstrong, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 6:51 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born August 20, 1926 in Peoria to John and Verna (Reeves) Armstrong, he married Madeleine Chapman on July 5, 1945 in Peoria.  She died August 20, 2011 in East Peoria.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; three brothers and four sisters....
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Marsha K. Miller

September 26, 1960 - November 29, 2018

PEKIN ~ Marsha Kay Miller, 58, of Morton, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Generations of Riverview in East Peoria. She was born September 26, 1960 in Pekin to Robert Wayne and Joan Darlene (Gosnell) Miller. Surviving are her mother, Joan Miller of Pekin; one sister, Penny Lynn Stout of Pekin; two nephews, Robert Wayne (Sharon) Miller, III of DeKalb and...
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Franklin A. Golden, Jr.

August 20, 1936 - November 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Franklin Albert “Frank” Golden, Jr., 82, of Pekin, passed away and entered eternal rest at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at his Pekin home. Born August 20, 1936 in Spring Lake Township, Tazewell County to Franklin Albert and Helen (Taylor) Golden, Sr., he married N. Jean (Harness) Cunningham on July 17, 1982 in Pekin. Surviving are his wife, Jean; one daughter,...
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Franklin A. Golden, Jr.

August 20, 1936 - November 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ Franklin Albert "Frank" Golden, Jr., 82, of Pekin, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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C. Kay Snyder

September 8, 1942 - November 28, 2018

PEKIN ~ C. Kay Snyder, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Emergency Room.
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Larry Goss

December 18, 1939 - November 27, 2018

PEKIN ~ Larry A. Goss, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his home. Born December 18, 1939 in Pekin to Edmund P. “Pete” and Lucille (Rakestraw) Goss, he married Diane Stolin on February 1, 1958 in Pekin.  She survives. Also surviving are one son, Allen (Vickie) Goss of Pekin; two grandchildren, Nicole Grieco of Washington and Nick Kleiber of...
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G. Louise Spalding

May 21, 1922 - November 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ G. Louise (Walker) Spalding, 96, of Pekin, passed away at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018 at her home. Born May 21, 1922 in Marietta to Lester George and Florence Marie (Hutchins) Bonnett, she married Victor Walker on July 20, 1941 in Marietta. She later married John Spalding on August 30, 1989 in Pekin. He died July 24, 2006 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents;...
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Kenneth D. Hale

May 12, 1949 - November 25, 2018

PEKIN ~ Kenneth Dean “Kenny” Hale, 69, of Eva, Tennessee, passed away at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home.  He was formerly of Pekin. Born May 12, 1949 in Anna to Floyd and Jewell Hilda (Watkins) Hale, Jr., he married Betty Ann Chism in 1967.  He later married Sherry L. Clawitter on September 27, 1994 in Pekin.  She died February 4, 2005 in Camden,...
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Wanita A. Dane

January 28, 1941 - November 24, 2018

PEKIN ~ Wanita Ann Dane, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Pekin Manor. Born January 28, 1941 in Peoria to Roy Thomas and Ruby Mae (Combs) Wisher, she married Carl Gene Dane on August 7, 1959 in Peoria.  He died September 8, 2004 in Pekin.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant son, Andrew J. Dane on February 11, 1981; two...
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Joey Baldwin

October 20, 1934 - November 23, 2018

PEKIN ~ Joey “Joe” Baldwin, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 6:13 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born October 20, 1934 in Lacon to Andrew E. and M. Irene (Lewis) Baldwin, he married Renate Ollmann on November 8, 1959 in Toluca.  She died April 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; five...
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