Andrew Littlepage

PEKIN - Andrew J. Littlepage, 95, of Pekin passed away at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Pekin Manor. He was formerly of Anna.

Born Oct. 25, 1918, in Elmo, Mo., to Samuel Joseph and Maud Jessie (Meneese) Littlepage, he married Maxine Caraker on July 2, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She died in 1987. He later married Mary Lou (Collins) Prater in 1988 in Paducah, Ky. She died Sept. 20, 2010, in Murphysboro.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Curtis A. Littlepage; one daughter, Juanita Joyce Littlepage; and four brothers, Marion Littlepage, Robert Littlepage, Everett Littlepage and Arthur Littlepage.

Surviving are one son, Gary (Betty Draher) Littlepage of Pekin; three daughters, Edie Jordan, Katherine Gray and Carol (Paul) Snyder, all of Pekin; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Littlepage of Strawsberg, Ohio, and Francis Littlepage of California; and two sisters, Bertha Caraker of Buncombe and Martha Cluver of Watseka.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the European Theater during World War II.

Andrew retired as a control room operator from Corn Products Company in Pekin.

He was a member of Saline Lodge 339, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, in Goreville. Andrew also was a member of the Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria.

Andrew was formerly a member of Anna Heights Baptist Church.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Buncombe, with military rites accorded by the Beggs-Gurley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5222 of Vienna.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Home & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, c/o Owen Lee Webb, 1900 Mt. Zion Road, Vienna, IL 62995.

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Funeral Home

500 N 4th St Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-2176

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 15, 2013