Donald Hornsby

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EAST PEORIA - Donald R. Hornsby, 79, of East Peoria, formerly of Mackinaw, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home.

Don was born June 27, 1934, in East Peoria to Virgil and Ella Martin Hornsby Sr. Don married Marciline Short. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Vicky Roy of East Peoria; one son, Thunder Hornsby of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Lutz of Vermont, Ill., and Ruth McLeary of Pekin; and two brothers, Jack Hornsby of Creve Coeur and Bob Hornsby of Berlin, Wis.

Don was preceded in death by his parents. Also preceding him in death were one son, John; two sisters, Agnes and Rella; and four brothers, Nelson, Roger, Virgil Jr. and Jimmy.

Don was a mechanic for Peoria Mass Transit.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no services. Haensel Funeral Home in Mackinaw is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home
Haensel Funeral Home
501 S Orchard St Mackinaw, IL 61755
(309) 359-3221
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 28 to June 29, 2014