Milo Twist

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WASHINGTON - Milo Oliver Twist, 64, of Washington, Ill., passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014.

He was born in Peoria, Ill., on May 2, 1950, to Oliver Milo and Violet Mabel Twist. He married Sherry Louise Gregory on June 14, 1970.

He served on the board of the Washington District Library, was one of the directors of Message of Life Ministries, was a member of Hilltop Campus Church and worked almost 40 years at Caterpillar, most recently working in the Reman IT Department.

More than anything else, his passion in life was his God and his family. Nothing gave him more joy and in nothing did he give himself as unreservedly. He lived his life sharing the unconditional love that was shared with him and is now home, reunited with the one he loved most, Jesus.

Milo is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years, Sherry; brothers, Bob (and Donna) and Matt Twist; daughters, Julie (Kip) Perhay and Joy (Jason) Buckmier; and 12 grandchildren, Hosanna, Justice, Mercy, Grace, Kerusso, Liberty, Patience, Mattia, Eitan, Ransom, Pierce and Oliver.

A visitation was held Tuesday, June 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Washington Christian Church. The home-going service will be held today, June 4, at 5 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Message of Life Ministries or Hilltop Campus Church.

Mason-White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 3 to June 4, 2014
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