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EAST PEORIA - Rachel Louise Bachman, 89, of East Peoria, Ill., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke, Ill. Born on July 12, 1924, in Cass County, Ill., to John and Zonie Moore DeGroot Jr., she married James W. Miller II on July 29, 1945, in Cass County, Ill. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1972. She then married Leonard "Blackie" Bachman on Aug. 31, 1973, at the Sunnyland Christian Church. He survives. Also surviving are three children, James (Sandy) Miller of Spring Bay, Ill., Joyce (Larry) Gilles of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Donna (Tim) Wilcoxen of Benson, Ill.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters and two additional infant siblings. Louise was a member of Sunnyland Christian Church in Washington, enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Hillcrest Ladies Golf League in Washington for many years, where she won various tournaments. She also enjoyed spending time with Blackie on their deck, watching the squirrels and hummingbirds. Her grandchildren were her life and she was dearly loved by all her family. Services for Louise will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Pastor Evan Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the funeral home, with additional visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke. Louise's memorial website is available at , where condolences may also be sent to the family. Read Obituary
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PEORIA - Robert C. "Bob" Disharoon, 77, of Peoria passed away unexpectedly at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Born on March 22, 1937, in Wheeling, W.Va., to Edwin and Mary (Marsh) Disharoon, Bob grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., Denver, Colo., and Rapid City, S.D. Bob married Mary Lee Stroh, the absolute love of his life, on May 23, 1959, in Des Moines, Iowa. Bob and Mary Lee were inseparable for 55 years, until Mary Lee's death on Feb. 28, 2014. Bob and Mary Lee graced the earth with five children and 10 grandchildren. Bob is survived by his son, Scott (Melissa) Disharoon of Los Angeles, Calif.; son, John (Karen) Disharoon of Dunlap; daughter, Paige (Scott) Fairfield of Toulon; and daughter, Kristen (Enrique) Laureano of Aurora, Ind. Bob is also survived by his grandchildren, Jessica Morgan Whitaker of Peoria, Kathryn Fairfield, Emily Fairfield and Sarah Fairfield, all of Toulon, Elizabeth Scoville of Peoria, Jack Disharoon and Taylor Disharoon of Dunlap and Teagan Disharoon, Finn Disharoon and Harper Disharoon of Los Angeles; sister, Ruth Ellen (Don) Lincoln of Cherry Valley, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Disharoon Whitaker; his brother, Edwin Disharoon; and his parents and grandparents. Bob was steady at the wheel his entire life. Through his life-long friendships, many relied on Bob's wisdom and counsel. His quick wit, coupled with his considerable compassion, enabled him to manage any situation. From being named "Boss of the Year" to "World's Best Dad," Bob's reach was immeasurable. Bob served in the United States Air Force and graduated from Illinois State University. He retired from Great Central Insurance Co. in 1999, and most recently worked at First Federated Church, last working on Tuesday, April 15. Bob's community, his church and his family mourn his passing, but we all take comfort in knowing that he is reunited with his bride, his daughter and his Savior. Bob was a member of First Federated Church in Peoria, where visitation will be held on Friday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be on Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at his church. The Rev. Dr. Forrest Krummel Jr. will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be considered for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to First Federated Church. The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . Read Obituary
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PEORIA - Ricardo M. Eduvas, 81, of Peoria passed away at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Ricardo was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Balintawak, Philippines. He married Leonor Catague on June 21, 1968, in Galesburg. She survives. He also is survived by two sons, Rey (Nancy) Eduvas of Savage, Minn., and Rob (Kellie) Eduvas of Peoria; two grandchildren, Zachary and Maya; and two sisters, Rufina Ebdane and Magdalena Magsino, both of the Philippines. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Ricardo graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and worked as a medical technologist at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for more than 30 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Filipino American Society of Central Illinois. He loved cooking, fishing and gardening. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home or Holy Family Catholic Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to . Read Obituary
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STREATOR - Bruce F. Hart, 76, of Streator died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. Visitation for Bruce Hart will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Park Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Vermillion St., Streator. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the church. Pastor Jane Esterline will officiate. Burial will follow the services in Riverview Cemetery. Full military rites, including honor guard, taps and flag folding, will be provided by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1492. The Elias Funeral Home in Streator is assisting the family with the arrangements. Bruce was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Streator, Ill., the son of Fred J. and Katheryne (Crowl) Hart. He married Janice Williams on Aug. 14, 1960, at Park Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Janice of Streator; their three children, Leslie H. (Van) Friederich of Goodfield, Ill., Todd W. (Shannon) Hart of Springfield, Ill., and Allan B. (Kim) Hart of Morton, Ill.; and grandchildren, Steven Hart, Jennifer Hart, Tristan Friederich, Luka Friederich, Justin Hart and Allayna Hart. He also is survived by his brother, Craig C. (Jane) Hart of Bloomington, Ill., and Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Nan J. (Jerry) Westwood of Lexington, Ky., and Naples, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1983 and his mother in 1996. Bruce F. Hart attended Garfield Grade School and Streator High School, graduating in 1956. He attended the University of Illinois, graduating in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science/Finance. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army from July of 1961 until December of 1962, stationed at Fort Knox. When Bruce returned to Streator, he entered into the insurance business with his father. He spent 30 years in the banking business, retiring in 1992 from Streator Federal Savings and Loan/Champion Federal. He also worked in the real estate business as a broker for 47 years, starting and owning Hart Realty. In 1964, Bruce became associated with Heritage Manor Nursing Home with his brother, Craig, when the second home of Heritage was built in Streator. Heritage Health/Evergreen Place has been in Streator 50 years. Bruce served on the board of directors of Heritage Enterprises. He and his wife, Janice, have been active members of the Park Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years, where he had spearheaded numerous appeals, as well as served on the Finance Committee. Bruce was active in the Streator community, working with the Streator Area United Way for 51 years consecutive years. He received the Tom Wilson Award. He had served as president of the Riverview Cemetery board in Streator for 20 years, as well as being a consultant. Bruce was elected to the Streator City Council in April of 2007, and was currently serving his second term. Bruce was active member of Streator Rotary Club and Streator PBO Elks 591 Lodge. He was a former member of Streator Country Club, serving on the board and as president. He was a former member of Streator Family YMCA board and YMCA board of trustees. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Chapter, at University of Illinois. He served a term as president. Memorials may be made to Riverview Cemetery Restoration Fund, Park Presbyterian Church, City of Streator Beautification Projects or to a charity of the donor's choice. You may sign the guest book for Bruce at . Read Obituary
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