Joseph Dunn

Mossville - Joseph Leon "Joe" Dunn, 62, of Mossville, Ill., died on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

He was born Feb. 9, 1947, in Paris, Ill., the son of Carroll L. and Viola (Poole) Dunn. He married Kay L. Crum on June 9, 1969, in Brocton, Ill.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kay; son, Kevin (Tracy) Dunn of Chillicothe; daughter, Kristy (Craig) Bettenhausen of Dunlap; and six grandchildren, Alexander and Brandon Dunn of Chillicothe, Jeffrey, Kayla, Alexis Faulkner and Robert Bettenhausen of Dunlap. Also surviving are two brothers, Carroll T. (Evelyn) Dunn of Paris, Ill., and Richard (Jane) Dunn of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; two sisters, Sharon (Ed) Bramel Douglas of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Barbara Dunn of Cardinal, Ill.; and seven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joe was employed by Edward Hine Co. of Peoria as a sales coordinator for over 31 years.

Joe was an Army veteran, serving from 1967 to 1969.

He was a member of the Chillicothe American Legion Post No. 9. He was an eight time American Legion Golf Champion. He was also a member of the Lacon Country Club, where he was a four-time Lacon Country Club Golf Champion. He was a member of the Mossville United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mossville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Adams will officiate. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 9 and the VFW Post No. 4999. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Memorials may be made to the or Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Aug. 23, 2009