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McKenny Sr., Dave L.  
McKenny, Dave L. Sr., 82, Peoria. Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 22, 2015
Miller, Gloria - Peoria  
PEORIA - Gloria Kadesky Miller, 89, of Peoria passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at home surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was given up for adoption at birth. She was first adopted by Clara Pike. She was later adopted by Louis Kadesky, DDS, and Clara Pike Kadesky in Peoria. Gloria married Irving Miller on Oct. 15, 1946. He preceded her in death in November 2004. Surviving are her children, Susan (Dan) Bates, John (Dr. Joy) Miller and Adrienne Miller (Lisa Dempsey, wife); and two grandsons, Brian Bates and Joshua (Kelly) Miller. She attended school in Peoria, the University of Illinois and Methodist School of Nursing. She was active with the Cub and Girl Scouts; Thomas Jefferson PTA president; member of Congregation Anshai Emeth Temple; three times president Temple Sisterhood; member three times of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (later named Women of Reform Judaism); lifetime member of Midwest District Women of Reform Judaism; volunteer activity director-Sam J. Stone B'nai B'rith Covenant Apartments; and a gift shop volunteer at Wildlife Prairie Park. Gloria enjoyed a lifetime of volunteerism. Her business card reads: Professional Volunteer-Domestic Engineer (housewife). Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rabbi Daniel Bogard will officiate. Burial will follow at Peoria Hebrew Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Sam J. Stone B'nai B'rith Covenant Apartments or Congregation Anshai Emeth Temple.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2015
Mitchell, Vernon  
DELAVAN - Vernon L. Mitchell, 90, of Delavan, Ill., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at his home. Vern was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Mackinaw Township to Guy Mitchell and Bertha Wyss. He married Betty Jane Greer on Oct. 10, 1948, in Peoria. She passed away Jan. 18, 2002. Also preceding him in death were one sister, Eunice; and four brothers, Virgil, Dale, Clarence and Ralph Sr. Vern is survived by one daughter, Marcia (John) Harris of Delavan; two sons, Mike Mitchell of Branson, Mo., and Mark Mitchell of Pekin; and one granddaughter, Dawn Harris of Jackson, Mo. Vern was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from RA Cullinan & Son in Tremont, where he was a truck driver. Vern was a member of Teamsters Local 627 and Delavan American Legion Post 382. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 26, 2015, at Mackinaw Township Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by his legion post. Larry Gouveia will officiate. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Haensel Funeral Home in Mackinaw. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61603. Online condolences may be made at www.haenselfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2015
Mitchell, Vernon L.  
Mitchell, Vernon L., 90, Delavan. Haensel Funeral Home, Mackinaw.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 24, 2015
Molloy, William  
PEORIA - William Francis Molloy, 91, formerly of Peoria, passed away quietly Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in San Diego, Calif. Bill, as he liked to be called, was born on Dec. 14, 1923, to James and Cora Davis Molloy in Peoria, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile; his parents; two brothers; and a nephew. He is survived by his son, Michael; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his longtime companion, Marjorie Maguire; his nephews, Gerald and Paul Molloy; and his niece, Corinne Biersdorff. Bill served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Spalding Institute and Bradley University, where he received a dual degree in industrial and mechanical engineering. He loved to travel and play golf. He succeeded in racking up nearly 500 days on cruise ships after he retired in 1988 from the Salk Institute, where he worked since 1979. Before that, he was assistant vice chancellor at UCLA, plant director at Argonne National Lab, project manager at Ford Motor Company and an HVAC engineer at Smith Hinchman & Grylls. There will be a memorial service in Peoria at the Resurrection Mausoleum at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Resurrection Mausoleum is at 7519 N. Allen Road, Peoria, Ill. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2015
Moore, Louella  
PEORIA - Louella Moore, 93, of Peoria passed away and entered heaven's gates at 12:06 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at her residence. She was born March 19, 1921, in Shelby, Miss., to the late James and Bertha Williams. She married the late Alexander Moore Sr. He preceded her in death. Louella was a good and caring person who loved the Lord. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Louella not only raised her children, she raised her grandchildren. She was a very hard worker and loved to cook for her family. Louella loved planting flowers in the summer. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, seven daughters, Lue Bertha Mayes and Lucille Moore, both of Clarksdale, Miss., Pearie Daniel and Elizabeth (Paul) Moore, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Irene (Donald) Malane and Daisy Whitehead, both of Peoria, and Joe Ann Clay of Freeport, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Damp of Florida and JoAnn Parker of Peoria; 35 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends who adored and will miss her dearly. Louella was preceded in death by her parents; five children, Charlie Ward, Lee A. James, Eva M. Brown, Alexander Moore Jr. and Robert L. Moore; four children at birth; two sisters; and three sons-in-law. A homegoing celebration will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel, with visitation commencing one hour prior at 8 a.m. Pastor Chuck Brown will officiate. Louella will be laid to rest in Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were made especially for Louella's family and professionally directed by T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel. Online condolences or words of encouragement can be made at www.twparkschapel.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2015
Moore, Louella  
Moore, Louella, 83, Peoria. T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel, Peoria.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 25, 2015
Morris, Gerald "Tracy  
Morris, Gerald "Tracy," 57, Bath. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pekin.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 20, 2015
Morris, Tracy  
BATH - Gerald Tracy Morris, 57, of Bath passed away at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Cemetery in Marbletown.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 21, 2015
Mumm, Diane  
MACKINAW - Diane Wilson Mumm, 58, of Mackinaw, Ill., passed away at 7:12 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 26, 1956, in Louisville, Ky., to David and Hazel Wilson. She was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, David Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Merlyn Mumm; her two children, Jeremy (Elaine) Meritt and Jenny (Dave) Peterson; two stepchildren, Jeff Mumm and Kellie Mumm; her brothers, Don Wilson, Frank Wilson and Willie Wilson; her sisters, Rose Farris, Bibbie Osborn and Patty Wilson; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her foster parents. Diane graduated from Morton High School and was employed by Central Illinois Light Company. She attended Mackinaw Christian Church. She loved butterflies, growing flowers, taking tons of pictures, especially of her family and grandkids, cooking and her canine companion, Dixie. She also enjoyed donating to many different charities that helped animals, wounded veterans, starving children and Native American educational charities. Over the years, she took care of multiple elderly people who had lost their families and just needed a little extra help with cooking or errands. Cremation has been accorded and a reception/celebration of life will be held at the Tremont American Legion on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, from noon to 3 p.m. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2015
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