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Danielson, Jean - Colchester  
Jean Danielson COLCHESTER - Jean Danielson, age 73, of Colchester passed away at 9:59 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. She was born June 7, 1942, in Macomb, Illinois, to Jesse O. and Marie E. Baldner Douglas. Jean was united in marriage on June 24, 1962, in Colchester to J. Ray Danielson. Surviving to mourn her passing are her husband of 53 years; 2 sons, Mark and (Carol) Danielson of Carthage, Missouri, and Mike and (Donna) Danielson of Colchester, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Kyle Danielson, Jesse Danielson, Joshua Danielson, Cheyenne Wilson and Laramie Wilson; 2 great-grandchildren, Lukas and Emmett Wilson; 1 brother, Kenneth and (Karen) Douglas of Jacksonville, Illinois; and 3 sisters, Cora and (Danny) Cavett of Mankato, Minnesota, Clara and (Dana) Rabideau of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Carole and (Gary) Turner, Duluth, Minnesota. Jean was preceded in death by her parents. Jean had taught Home Economics and Family Living at Colchester High School for 9 years. She was a graduate of Western Illinois University, with a Bachelors in Home Economics and a Masters in Education. She retired from Western Illinois University Education Foundation after 22 years in 2005. She was a member of the Colchester United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher and Chairman of the Mission Committee, Sew & So Club, Card Club, and retired Tuesday lunch bunch. She had been a member of Colchester Jolly Housekeepers. She had tutored children at the Colchester Grade School and Kids Hope U.S.A. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Colchester United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Smith. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to Colchester United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 24, 2016
Davis, Jewelz - Memphis, Tenn.  
Davis, Jewelz, 17 months, Memphis, Tenn.. T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel, Peoria.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 24, 2016
Davis, Jewelz Kaprice - Las Vegas  
Jewelz Kaprice Davis PEORIA - Jewelz Kaprice Davis, 17 months, of Las Vegas, NV, daughter of a former Peoria resident, passed away at 1:42 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at Summerlin Hospital. Baby Jewelz will truly be missed as she has gained her wings. She was born November 14, 2014, in Memphis TN, to Demeterius Davis ll and Brittany Stuckey. They survive. "Our precious Jewelz," our angel above will be truly missed, cherished with love, full of Heaven. In addition to her parents, she leaves to cherish her precious memories, two brothers, Jahcari Stuckey of Peoria and Demetrius Davis lll; and one sister, Gabrielle Williams of Memphis, TN; along with a host of other family members and friends who will miss her dearly. Services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Ward Chapel AME Church, with visitation commencing one hour prior at 10 a.m. Pastor Elaine Walters will officiate. Baby Jewelz will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family has entrusted T.W Parks Colonial Chapel to handle the final arrangements of their little precious angel, Jewelz. Online condolences can be made at www.twparkschapel.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 26, 2016
Dewalt Sr., Dale - Mossville  
Dale Dewalt Sr. MOSSVILLE - Dale E. Dewalt Sr., 73, of Mossville passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at UnityPoint Health- Proctor in Peoria. A visitation will be held for Dale from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 26, 2016
Dewalt, Dale E. - Mossville  
Dewalt, Dale E., 73, Mossville. Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, Chillicothe.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 24, 2016
Doerr, Travis M. - Spring Bay  
Travis M. Doerr SPRING BAY - Travis M. Doerr, 27, of Spring Bay, IL, passed away at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, in Germantown Hills. He was born on January 21, 1989, in Peoria, IL, to David W. and Kimberly A. (Stramka) Doerr. Surviving are his parents, Kim (Tom) McPhee of Kansas City, MO, and David (Mary "Tess") Doerr of Bartonville; siblings, Nathen (Areil Peterson) Doerr, Dillon McPhee, Marie McPhee and nephew, Odin Doerr, all of Kansas City, MO, and D.J. Doerr of the Phillipines; grandparents, Ron Stramka of Spring Bay, Robert (Donna) Doerr of Germantown Hills and Mary McPhee of Michigan; and girlfriend, Jenna Bratton. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Judy Stramka and Charles McPhee. Travis was a cook in Germantown Hills. He was an avid reader, artist and writer. He loved music, dancing, skateboarding and "dressing to the nines." A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chape,l with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 26, 2016
Dubois, Robert - Washington  
Robert Dubois WASHINGTON - Robert Joseph Dubois, 75, of Washington passed away at 5:25 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born April 21, 1941, in Metamora, Illinois, the son of the late Joseph W. and Bernice E. Eckstein Dubois. He married Martha Anne Dray on April 25, 1964, and she survives. Also surviving are their two children, Mary Theresa (Bart) Penn and Anthony Robert (Michelle) Dubois, both of Washington. He was subsequently blessed with four grandchildren, Adam Joseph (and Jessica) Penn, Evan Lee Penn, Joseph William Dubois and Faith Nicole Dubois; and one great-grandson, Levi James Penn, son of Adam and Jessica. He began his law enforcement career in 1960 as a Crime Scene Investigator with the Illinois Security & Intelligence Bureau. In 1970, he became a Crime Scene Investigator with the Illinois Bureau of Identification and later the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement. During this period, he assisted in developing the satellite Crime Lab in Pekin, Illinois, and later assisted in designing and moving that laboratory to its present Morton, Illinois, location. He supervised the Crime Scene Technicians in the northern half of Illinois and taught crime scene and death investigation classes throughout Illinois, including Western Illinois University, University of Illinois, Sangamon State University, Illinois Central College and at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield. He left State service in 1980. In March 1981, he resumed doing crime scene investigations for the Tazewell and Woodford Counties State's Attorneys' offices. In December 1993, he was appointed Chief Deputy Coroner of Tazewell County and was elected Tazewell County Coroner in 1996. He was subsequently re-elected in 2000 and retired at the end of his second term in 2004. He was a former American Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor, Boy Scout First Aid and Fingerprint Merit Badge instructor, an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Illinois Evidence Technicians Association, the American Federation of Police, the Central Illinois Fire Investigators Association, the Illinois Coroners/Medical Examiners Association, the National District Attorney's Association, the Illinois Sheriff's Association, the National Rifle Association and the Christian Business Men's Committee. He was also an elected member of St. Patrick's School Board in Washington and a member of the Heart of Illinois Beekeepers' Association, where he served as Secretary. He was also an Active Life member of the International Association for Identification. He served that Association's Illinois Division as President during 1985-86 and served on the Illinois IAI Latent Fingerprint Certification Board. He was a Certified Latent Fingerprint Examiner since 1978. He received the Washingtonian of the Year award in 1969 for his part in starting the Washington Rescue Squad in 1960 and subsequently obtaining the City of Washington's first ambulance through his writing of a federal grant, the first ever federal grant awarded to the city. He served 15 years on the Rescue Squad, 10 years of which were at the rank of Captain. During 1974-75, he assisted in writing a first-ever Physical Evidence handbook issued by The Police Training Institute to all police cadets. While serving as Coroner, he wrote and compiled a comprehensive Coroner's Manual that was later adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health for use as a training manual for all newly elected Illinois Coroners. His interests included reading, photography, gardening, woodworking and doing crossword puzzles. After retirement, he penned and compiled a biblical book entitled Lessons For Life. As per Bob's request, a funeral service will be held at Mason-White Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 31, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Lourdes Cemetery in rural Metamora. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in his name be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or to Peoria Rescue Ministries. To share notes of condolences with the family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 29, 2016
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