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Bellevue - Dearl L. McKinney Sr., age 72, of Bellevue passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at 4:50 p.m. at his residence.

He was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Houston, Mo., to Paul and Ida (Lay) McKinney. He first married Darlene Miller on Sept. 2, 1960, in East Peoria. He later married Lawanda Lowery on May 24, 1976, in Houston, Mo. She passed away July 18, 2006, in Decatur.

He then married Darlene Perdue on Nov. 14, 2013, in Tazewell County. She survives along with two sons, Dearl (Kim) McKinney Jr. of Bellevue and Dennis McKinney of East Peoria; one daughter, Pam Nelson of Springfield, Mo.; one stepson, Joe McKinney of Decatur, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Tanya (Tommy) Wingard of Decatur; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bobby (Lucille) McKinney of Galesburg, Danny (Sally) McKinney of East Peoria and Ricky (Sue) McKinney of Princeville; and one sister, Darlene Davison of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dwaine McKinney; and one sister, Virginia James.

Dearl was a construction superintendent for H.T.H. Companies Inc. in Union, Mo., last working May 28, 2010.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Please view Dearl's obituary online at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 13, 2013
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