Bill Hines

PEORIA - Bill Hines, 75, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Peoria, passed away from complications of Alzheimer's disease on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.

He was born in Peoria on Oct. 21, 1936. He is descended from several of Peoria's founding families. His great-great-grandfather, John Hines, purchased the property at Hines Place in 1836. The name of Wycliffe Road was taken from Bill's first and middle names.

Bill and his siblings were the last family members to attend Hines Primary. After he graduated from PHS in 1954 he attended Purdue University and completed his degree in mechanical engineering at Bradley University in 1960.

He was owner of Hines Financial Services in Tucson, Ariz.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Bernadine (McKeel) Hines.

He is survived by his wife, Sherrill; his children, Jeff and Jeanne of Minnesota and Judy and Jennifer of Arizona; sister, Virginia Schramm; brother, Dick; five grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.

Bill will be lovingly remembered for his winning smile, an outgoing personality, a wonderful sense of adventure and all the love and laughter he brought to our lives.

A page has been established in honor of Bill's memory at the Alzheimer's Assocation

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 21, 2012