Peoria Journal Star Obituaries

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December 18, 2017

Kenneth "Ken" Bracey

Kenneth "Ken" Bracey

Dunlap, IL

Kenneth "Ken" Bracey DUNLAP - Kenneth W. "Ken" Bracey, 80, of Dunlap passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at his residence. Ken was born on June 11, 1937, in New Holland, Ill., to Ted and Anna (Stolz) Bracey. He married Judith Winter on Dec. 29, 1963, in Mason City, Ill. She...

Blanche Cotton

Blanche Cotton

East Peoria, IL

Blanche Cotton 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...

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2017.

Tyler Gardner

Tyler Gardner

Bartonville, IL

Tyler Gardner BARTONVILLE - Tyler Lee Gardner, 22, of Bartonville passed away at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on February 15, 1995, in Peoria, the son of Garry Lee Gardner and Dawn Courtney Brackney. Tyler is survived...

Shirley Garzee

Shirley Garzee

Peoria, IL

Shirley Garzee CREVE COEUR - Shirley A. Garzee, age 82, of Creve Coeur passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, IL. Shirley was born on April 21, 1935, in Peoria to Opal Cornwell Wood. She was preceded in death by her mother;...

Nellie E. Hawkins

Nellie E. Hawkins

Washington, IL

Nellie E. Hawkins WASHINGTON - 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...

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 2017.

M. Dolores Lavin

M. Dolores Lavin

Peoria, IL

M. Dolores Lavin PEORIA - M. Dolores Lavin, age 88, of Peoria passed away at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Snyder Village in Metamora. She was born on November 26, 1929, in Hannibal, Missouri, to Charles H. and Miriam Dodds Roche. She married James E. Lavin on April...

Lewis March

Lewis March

Eureka, IL

Lewis March EUREKA - Lewis E. "Lew" March, 80, of Eureka passed away at 9:40 a.m. Friday, December 15, 2017, at his residence. He was born on February 3, 1937, in Carrington, ND, to Charles L. and Maude (Goldsmith) March. He married Dorothy "Dodi" Wentz on August 24, 1963, in...

Denise Parker

Denise Parker

Houston, TX

Denise Parker PEORIA - Denise Parker, 52, of Houston, TX, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, TX. She was born on October 13, 1965, to Jimmie Lee Parker and Dorothy Meanus. She loved cooking, music and...

Patricia Rutledge

Patricia Rutledge

Adair, IL

Patricia Rutledge ADAIR — Patricia H. Rutledge, 89, of Adair passed away and went to her heavenly home at 5 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb. She was born on June 5, 1928, in Adair to Kenneth and Wilma Swedell Hammond. She married...

Jeanne Scudder

Jeanne Scudder

Bartonville, IL

Jeanne Scudder BARTONVILLE - B. Jeanne Scudder, 88, of Peoria, formerly of Bartonville, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born November 3, 1929, in Streator, Illinois ,to Herbert A. and Grace D. (Forney) Martindale, she married...

Frank Vaughn

Frank Vaughn

Manito, IL

Frank Vaughn MANITO - Frank Dean Vaughn, 82, of Manito passed away at his home at 3:04 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017. He was born November 15, 1935, in Manito, IL, to Francis and Iona (Beal) Vaughn. He married Marilyn Schimmelpfenning on November 26, 1959, in Manito. Mr....

Robert Zimmerman

Robert Zimmerman

Morton, IL

Robert Zimmerman MORTON - Robert "Bob" Keith Zimmerman, 91, of Morton, formerly of Hudson, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at his daughter's residence in Washington, IL, with family by his side. He was born on November 17, 1926, in Eureka to David and...

December 17, 2017

Charles Beimfohr

Charles Beimfohr

Pekin, IL

Charles Beimfohr PEKIN — Charles C. Beimfohr, 75, of Pekin passed away at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Born Dec. 2, 1942, in Pekin to Charles W. and Lillian (Evans) Beimfohr, he married Marilyn McCoy in 1963 in Pekin. She passed...

Shirley L. Coyle

Shirley L. Coyle

Peoria, IL

Shirley L. Coyle PEORIA — Shirley L. Coyle, age 91, passed away and went to heaven Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, while at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Shirley was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Peoria, Ill., to Paul and Helen Marlow Spainhower, both of whom preceded...

Cyrene Eberle

Cyrene Eberle

Morton, IL

Cyrene Eberle MORTON — Cyrene R. Eberle, 101, of Morton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Cyrene was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Mount Sterling, Ill., to Henry Rudolph and Buelah (Grafton) Christner. She married Daniel Eberle on Aug....

Sandra Kay Lauer

Sandra Kay Lauer

Peoria, IL

Sandra Kay Lauer PEORIA — Sandra Kay Lauer, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 3:58 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria. She was born on Sept. 26, 1939, in Peoria to Ralph and Dorothy (Stever) Hoepfner. She is survived by her sister, Patricia...

Marianna Long

Marianna Long

Peoria, IL

Marianna Long PEORIA — Marianna Long, age 92, formerly of East Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Proctor Endowment Home in Peoria. Marianna was born March 4, 1925, in Peoria, a daughter of Thomas M. and Elsie (Trompeter) Carrigan. She married William...

Bobby Milligan

Bobby Milligan

East Peoria, IL

Bobby Milligan EAST PEORIA — Bobby Gene Milligan, 81, of East Peoria passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. He was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Harrisburg, Ill., to Bill and Oma Ewell Milligan. He married Judith Wenzel in Washington, Ill., on Sept. 20, 1958. She...

Gertrude F. Moore

Gertrude F. Moore

Peoria, IL

Gertrude F. Moore PEORIA — Gertrude F. Moore, age 88, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Gertrude was born, July 25, 1929, in Henry, Ill., a daughter of Emmett and Jennie (Cluskey) Finnegan. She married Samuel J. "Jim"...

William C. "Bill" Vandeveer

William C. "Bill" Vandeveer

Peoria, IL

William C. "Bill" Vandeveer PEORIA — William C. "Bill" Vandeveer, 89, of Peoria passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Proctor Place in Peoria. He was born on Dec. 25, 1927, the only child of Dale and Myrtle (Steele) Vandeveer. He married Audrey Mitchell on...

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17, 2017.

Shirley West

Shirley West

Morton, IL

Shirley West MORTON — Shirley A. West, 87, of Morton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Shirley was born June 1, 1930, in Belle Plaine, Minn., to Harold and Marie (Bray) Madden. She married Jack West on Oct. 18,...

Sue Williams

Sue Williams

Tremont, IL

Sue Williams TREMONT — Norma Sue Williams, 80, of Tremont passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, surrounded by her family at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin. Born April 20, 1937, in Harrison, Ark., to Roy Thurman and Nancy Madora (Morton) Flippin, she married Jess...

Doris H. Wilson

Doris H. Wilson

Princeville, IL

Doris H. Wilson PRINCEVILLE – Doris H. Wilson, 83, of Princeville peacefully passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Doris was born on Feb. 12, 1934, in Peoria, the daughter of Allan and Madge (Bell) Bown. She married...

December 16, 2017

Oscar Irby

Oscar Irby

Pekin, IL

Oscar Irby PEKIN - Oscar Morgan Irby, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1924, in Marion, OH, to Charles and Virgie Lee (Pickett) Irby, he married Wilma Elizabeth Smith on Aug. 4, 1945, in Pekin. She died Jan. 9, 2016, in...

Rosella Mae Limback

Rosella Mae Limback

Normal, IL

Rosella Mae Limback NORMAL — Rosella Mae Limback, 103, of Normal, Ill., passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka, Ill. Rosella was born on Feb. 25, 1914, in Bloomington to John Alfred and Rosella Frances (Kagel) Stadsholt....

Louis H. Moon

Louis H. Moon

Roseville, IL

Louis H. Moon ABINGDON – Louis "Louie" Howard Moon, 84, of Abingdon passed away at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Roseville Rehabilitation and Health Care. He was born January 24, 1933, in Hermon, the son of Jesse Seaton and Margaret Blanche (Stegall) Moon. He...

George Riegelein

George Riegelein

East Peoria, IL

George Riegelein EAST PEORIA – 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...

Joyce Shackelford

Joyce Shackelford

Marquette Heights, IL

Joyce Shackelford MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Joyce Ellen Shackelford, 63, of Marquette Heights passed away at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Born March 19, 1954, in Canton to William and Rosa (Rowe) Painter, she married Michael...

Anton G. "Tony" Votava

Anton G. "Tony" Votava

Princeton, IL

Anton G. "Tony" Votava PRINCETON - Anton G. "Tony" Votava, 83, of Princeton, formerly of Bradford, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Castle Rock, S.D., the son of Frank and Anna (Kimlicka) Votava. Tony...

December 15, 2017

Madeline Rose Aiello

Madeline Rose Aiello

Peoria, IL

Madeline Rose Aiello PEORIA - Madeline Rose Aiello, age 85, of Peoria passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 6:03 a.m. at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born on Feb. 11, 1932, in Peoria to Sam and Josephine (Maggio) Dibuono. She married Frank Aiello...

Edward "Eddie" Breweur

Edward "Eddie" Breweur

Creve Coeur, IL

Edward "Eddie" Breweur CREVE COEUR - Edward "Eddie" Neil Breweur, 62, of Creve Coeur passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017, at his home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur....

Walter J. Hopple Jr.

Walter J. Hopple Jr.

Peoria, IL

Walter J. Hopple Jr. PEORIA - Walter J. Hopple Jr., 88, of Peoria passed away at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Born April 20, 1929, in Peoria, the son of Walter and Catherine Hopple Sr., Walter married Evelyn Ready on February 7,...

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2017.

Robert "Bob" Hovland

Robert "Bob" Hovland

Morton, IL

Robert "Bob" Hovland MORTON - Robert G. "Bob" Hovland, 75, of Morton passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Bob was born on May 9, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Palmer and Betty (Collier) Hovland. He will be missed by his...

Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Peoria, IL

Nicholas Jones PEORIA - Nicholas D. Jones, 12, of Peoria passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 8:14 a.m. at his residence. Nicholas was born on May 3, 2005, in Peoria, IL, to Courtney Jones. Nick was a 7th grader at Rolling Acres Middle School. His favorite...

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Washington, IL

Brian Lee WASHINGTON - Brian A. Lee, 51, of Washington, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 13, 1966, in Peoria, the son of Robert F. and Linda L. Curless Lee. He married Lisa A. Hauck on August 31, 2013, in...

Nancy Philips

Nancy Philips

Peoria, IL

Nancy Philips PEORIA - Nancy Ann Philips, 88, of Peoria passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Nancy was born on October 7, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Hugh and Julia Sullivan. Nancy was married to John Charles Philips...

Matthew Rummel

Matthew Rummel

Delavan, IL

Matthew Rummel DELAVAN - Matthew Rummel, 62, of Delavan passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017, at his home. He was born on November 13, 1955, in Peoria to Keith and Dee Connell Rummel. He married Debra Finn on February 2, 1980, in Delavan, and she survives. Also...

Willie Smith

Willie Smith

Peoria, IL

Willie Smith PEORIA - Willie Smith Jr., 63, of Peoria transitioned to his heavenly home at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Willie was born on July 19, 1954, in Leland, MS, to Willie Smith Sr. and Mattie Mae Smith. He spent his youth...

December 14, 2017

Arthur Davis Jr.

Arthur Davis Jr.

Washington, IL

Arthur Davis Jr. WASHINGTON - Arthur U. Davis Jr., 68, of Washington passed away at 6:44 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017, at his residence. He was born on November 14, 1949, in Peoria, the son of Arthur and Lorraine Schrader Davis Sr. He married Peggy Wickert on January 23,...

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2017.

Edward "Ed" Frietsch

Edward "Ed" Frietsch

Deer Creek, IL

Edward "Ed" Frietsch DEER CREEK - Edward F. "Ed" Frietsch, 95, of rural Deer Creek passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at his residence. Ed was born on Nov. 29, 1922, in Galesburg, Ill., to Carl and Edith (Knowles) Frietsch. He married Verla Siebenthal on June 2, 1945, at St....

Evelyn Norbom

Evelyn Norbom

Washington, IL

Evelyn Norbom WASHINGTON - Evelyn A. Norbom, 91, of Washington passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at Washington Christian Village. She was born on July 10, 1926, in Peoria, the daughter of Harry and Cora Clark Hudson. She married Donald E. Norbom on June 8, 1952, in Hanna...

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