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Powers, Jessie "Gwen" (Meyer)  
Powers, Jessie "Gwen" (Meyer), 93, Peoria. The Wilton Mortuary, Peoria.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 29, 2015
Powers, Richard  
PEORIA - Richard D. Powers, 91, of Peoria died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Dick was born on May 20, 1923, in Peoria to George A. and Laura (Westphal) Powers. He married Josephine L. Robb on July 10, 1943. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2014. Dick also was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister. He is survived by one sister, Jean Heitter of St. Louis, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews, including Mary (Art) Hipple of Morton and Steve (Alisa) Robb of Peoria. Dick served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a steamfitter at Hiram Walker Distillery and also worked construction. Dick was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Peoria. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Karen Merrick officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial donations can be made to his church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com .
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Prewett, Martha - Washington  
WASHINGTON - Martha J. Prewett, 80, of Washington passed away at 12:37 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her daughter's home, where she lived. Martha was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Arlington, Mo., to Ellis and Mattie Brookshire Whitaker. She married Ronald Prewett on March 30, 1952, in Rolla, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1998, in Washington. She was also preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Surviving are her daughters, Rhonda (Michael) Welk of Peoria and Rena (Angie) Prewett of Washington; and three grandchildren, Aimee (Courtney) Anderson of Coppell, Texas, Melissa Miller of Aurora and Lindsay (Danny) Pierson of Hanna City. Martha worked at Kramer's Restaurant in Peoria for a few years before dedicating her life to her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Highview Church of God in Washington, where she taught Sunday school for more than 20 years. She was also a member of Pekin First Church of God. Martha was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She could often be found rooting on her favorite team at Busch Stadium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America or to the Ronnie Prewett Memorial Scholarship Foundation at Newberg High School in Missouri. A service for Martha will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Pastor Johnny Creasong will officiate. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the funeral home and a half-hour prior to the services on Saturday. Interment will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Martha's memorial website can be found at www.deitersfuneralhome.com , where online condolences may also be sent to the family.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2015
Reynolds, Warren G.  
Reynolds, Warren G., 83, Peoria. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria.
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Schabinger, Wilfred  
EAST PEORIA - Wilfred T. "Whitey" Schabinger, 97, of East Peoria passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. He was born on May 3, 1917, in Washington, Ill., the son of Henry and Anna Eberle Schabinger. He married Evelyn M. Zilch on April 22, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. She passed away on Sept. 27, 2013. Surviving are three children, Sandra (Donald) Lugeanbeal of East Peoria, Daryl Schabinger of Chicago and Ron Schabinger of Tampa, Fla. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jeff Lugeanbeal of Pekin and Jill (Ron) Wilson of Enterprise, Ala.; and five great-grandchildren, Julia and Lauren Lugeanbeal and Ryan, Jenna, and Jessica Wilson. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Wilfred retired from WABCO (now Komatsu) on March 1, 1980, after 40 years of service, where he was a tool and die maker, completing many tasks that had not been performed previously. Whitey was an avid gardener all his life, growing a multitude of fruits and vegetables. He enjoyed playing baseball during his early-married years and also enjoyed bowling for many years. He was an excellent guitar and harmonica player and entertained at many functions and at nursing homes with friends all through his 80s. He was a handyman and was always able to repair and fix anything. Whitey was a member of RiversEdge United Methodist Church in Spring Bay, Ill. Services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at RiversEdge United Methodist Church in Spring Bay, with the Rev. Andrew Hopp officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to his service. Burial will follow in Spring Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to his church. Mason Funeral Homes in Germantown Hills is assisting with arrangements and notes of condolences may be sent using www.masonfuneralhomes.com .
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Schmitt, William "Bud  
Schmitt, William "Bud," 83, Pekin. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home, Tremont.
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Schoonover, Colleen - Mapleton  
MAPLETON - Colleen M. Schoonover, 84, of Mapleton, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at her residence that she shared with Dave Hislope and her daughter, Angela Merrick. She was born on Feb. 4, 1930, in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Herbert and Goldie (Kinnamon) Bennett. She married Charles Schoonover on Oct. 9, 1949, in Brimfield, Ill. He preceded her in death in March 16, 1998, in Peoria, Ill. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Patricia Campen, Ilene Doering and Shirley King. Surviving are two children, Angela Merrick of Mapleton, Ill., and Rodney Schoonover of California. She has eight grandchildren, Derrick, Justin, Adam (Jessica) Merrick, Eric, Amber, Jeremy, Brianna and Katlin Schoonover. She has 10 great-grandchildren. Colleen has one sister, Sandra (Ron) Larkin of Monett, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. She worked at the Central Illinois Light Company, Brimfield High School and lastly as an executive secretary at Caterpillar, Inc. for several years, retiring in 1958. Colleen was a master gardener and loved watching birds. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Dell will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Friday. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the UnityPoint Health-Methodist Hospice. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2015
Scott, Donna - Peoria  
PEORIA - Donna Mae Scott, age 70, of Peoria passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her residence. She was born May 19, 1944, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Harold and Dorothy (Baerwald) Stremke. She married Rodney Scott in Milwaukee in 1961. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fred Stremke. Survivors include two daughters, Julie (Patrick) Deibel of Peoria and Sunny Olsen of Chillicothe; one son, Dan (Stacey) Scott of Germantown Hills; her life partner, Thomas Jordan of Peoria; six grandchildren; and her ex-husband, Rodney Scott of Florida. Donna worked at the Peoria County Health Department and the American Heart Association and for Multiple Sclerosis. She was a member of Entre Nous and First Federated Church in Peoria. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center on Route 91 in Peoria. Please view Donna's obituary online at www.Woolsey-Wilton.com .
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Silman, Anita  
BRIMFIELD - Anita Louise Silman, 77, of Brimfield passed away at 7:12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, from complications of breast cancer. She was born May 14, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas, to Raymond E. and Louise C. (Walter) Waters. She married Robert "Bob" Silman on Sept. 7, 1958, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He survives. Also surviving are four children, Thomas (Suzzanne) Silman, Allison (Mike) Neumann, Peter (Michelle) Silman and Edward (Alma) Silman; one sister, Mary Anne Miller; and nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Thomas, Kaleigh, Colette, Camille, Taylor, Zachary, Noah and Jonah. She was preceded in death by her parents. Anita graduated from Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, and attended the University of Texas. She was a bus driver for the Brimfield School District, retiring in 2014, after 32 years. She was a member and past president of the Illinois Valley Kennel Club, a foster parent for the Children's Home of Peoria and a member of the Texas Exes Association. She was a Doberman Pinscher breeder, an avid bird watcher and enjoyed reading. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, where visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Peoria, Illinois Valley Kennel Club or the American Cancer Society. To view Anita's tribute video or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com .
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Spain, David P.  
Spain, David P., 32, Peoria. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pekin.
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