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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 9

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, at 4:33 p.m.

CHARLOTTE IRVING COATS
(1920-2001)
MORTON - Charlotte M. Irving Coats, 81, of 191 E. Queenwood Rd. died at 5:50 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2001 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born August 21, 1920 in Canton, IL, she was the daughter of Leo S. and Velva Hall Miller. She married William D. Irving on May 14, 1936 in Peoria. He died on September 13, 1958. She later married Dennis D. Coats on September 10, 1960 in Bloomington.
Also preceding in death were 1 daughter, Shirley Ball; 1 brother; and 2 grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Gary (Julie) Irving of Pekin, Bill (Linda) Irving, Jr. of Hanna City, and Robert E. Irving; 3 daughters, Linda Frampton of Pekin, Debra Walker of Peoria, and Bobbie (Larry) Banning of Farmington; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Charles Miller of Farmington, Billy D. (June) Miller of Hanna City, and Larry Miller of Mapleton.
A homemaker, Mrs. Coats was a member of LaMarsh Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the organ and accordian.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Claud Slate will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DOROTHY M. WEAVER
(1929-2001)
PEKIN - Dorothy Mae Weaver, 72, of 204 North 9th Street, Pekin, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2001 at her residence.
Born January 1, 1929 in Jackson, Tennessee to Patrick Michael and Lucy Estelle Hopper Magee, she married Elvis Dwayne Weaver on January 30, 1949 in Corinth, Mississippi. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Michael Wayne (Debra) Weaver of Pekin; four daughters, Shelia F. Weaver, Shirley M. Weaver, and Terri J. (Rob) Stewart, all of Pekin, and Patricia A. (Brad) Bradley of Greenwood, Indiana; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Irene Dewitt of Pekin.
Her parents and two brothers (Thomas J. Magee and David L. Magee) preceded her in death.
Mrs. Weaver had worked in the kitchen at Westbrook's Restaurant in Pekin and later at Pekin Hospital. She then worked in receiving at Murphy Mart in Pekin. She last was the manager of the Dolly Madison Store in Irving, Texas for 5 years, retiring in 1990.
She attended Grace Baptist Church in Pekin.
She enjoyed canning.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Greg Mansur will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 1301 South 14th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

MILDRED MCMULLIN
(1931-2001)
PEKIN - Mildred Jane "Midge" McMullin, 70, of 1205 Lincoln Street, Pekin, died at 9:23 a.m. Sunday, December 9, 2001 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born February 10, 1931 in Peoria to Robert and Minnie Cain Gebhart, she married Albert Carl Cline on January 31, 1953 in Great Falls, Montana. He died March 14, 1966 in Springfield, Missouri. She later married James Joseph McMullin on November 24, 1967 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother of West Peoria; one daughter, Debra K. Cline of Peoria; one son, Mark J. McMullin of Pekin; one grandson, Kyle J. McMullin of Pekin; one sister, Betty (Walter) Dozard of East Peoria; one niece; and four nephews.
Her father and one brother (David Gebhart) preceded her in death.
Mrs. McMullin had worked at the Pekin Community High School's East Campus in the cafeteria and later in the library. She then worked as a clerk at Foster & Gallagher in Peoria for 15 years, retiring in 1996. She last worked for Kyle's Home Care Services in Pekin for 4 years, last working in April of 2001.
She was a member of the Pekin Emblem Club #424, where she held many offices.
She enjoyed flower gardening.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. William Venard will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with an Emblem Club service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk's National Foundation in care of the Pekin Elk's Lodge, 335 Sabella Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, the Community Workshop & Training Center, 3215 North University Street, Peoria, Illinois 61604, or to Youth Farm, 7225 West Plank Road, Peoria, Illinois 61604.

LARRY L. NELSON
(1938-2001)
PEKIN - Larry Lee Nelson, 63, of 12 Robin Lane, Pekin, died at 7:10 p.m. December 7, 2001 at Hopedale Hospital in Hopedale.
Born September 2, 1938 in St. Elmo to Lloyd and Zalia Mattlock Nelson, he married Patricia Ann Norris on December 3, 1956 in St. Elmo. She survives.
Also surviving are his father and step-mother, Lloyd and Betty Nelson of Mason; two daughters, Cheri L. (David) Wockley of Pekin and Melody K. Nelson of St. Louis, Missouri; one grandson, Joel M. L. Wockley of Pekin; four brothers, Lyle (Donna) Nelson and Paul (Debbie) Nelson, both of Edgewood, Dale (Glenda) Nelson of Altamont, and Jerry (Sueann) Nelson of Greenville; and three sisters, Rita Mitchell of Billings, Montana, Joyce (Earl) Walters of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Martha Backs of Effingham.
His mother and one infant brother (Floyd Nelson) preceded him in death.
He began working for the McDonald's Corporation in 1969 in the Champaign/Urbana area as the assistant manager at the Five Points store. In 1980, he moved to Clayton, Missouri and owned and operated three McDonald's restaurants in the area. He moved to Pekin in January 1, 1990. As President of Larry Nelson Enterprises, he owned and operated the McDonald's Restaurants in East Peoria, Creve Coeur, North Pekin, and two in Pekin, retiring January 1, 2000.
In 1998, he received the prestigious Ronald McDonald Award for the St. Louis region from the McDonald's Corporation. He also was the recepitant of the Other's Award from the Salvation Army of Pekin.
Mr. Nelson supported many of the area fire departments with donations of food for fundraising and food for firefighters at fire and emergency scenes. He was a major contributor of the Pekin Firefighter's Local 524 Mobile Fire Safety House and Pekin Police Department's First K-9 dog. He also helped in fundraising for the East Peoria Fire Department's CAIRNS IRIS Helmets.
His community support of activities included Mason Civic Center, Mason Cemetery, Pekin Main Street, Toys for Tots, Pekin Union Mission, Hopedale Medical Complex, Tazewell County Health Department Cardboard Recycling Program, Youth Baseball Leagues in North Pekin, Creve Coeur, and East Peoria, Pekin Public Library and Fondulac Library Summer Reading Programs, Marquette Heights Library and Manito Library Reading Programs. He also sponsored benefit nights at his McDonald's Restaurants and coupon booklets for many area charities, schools, and groups. He employed persons with disabilities from the Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC) in his stores.
He donated food and prizes to Snowball, Snowflake, D.A.R.E. Lock-ins in Creve Coeur, and the After Prom Excitements (A.P.E.) at Pekin and East Peoria Community High Schools. He was a sponsor of the EPCHS Maroon & Gold Card and Creve Coeur Project Success.
His academic support included the North Pekin/Marquette Heights School Supply Drive, Good Student Certificates for schools, Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award at Edison and Broadmoor Junior High Schools in Pekin, Ronald McDonald educational shows at 12 area schools, and educational materials made available on loan to area schools.
He was the corporate sponsor of the Pekin Holiday Tournament, Pekin Community High School Memorial Stadium improvements, PCHS Marching Band 3 on 3, Pekin Marigold Festival Lip Sync Contest, and co-sponsor of the East Peoria Festival of Lights Photo Contest, where also a float was sponsored.
He was a member of the Pekin Chapter of AMBUCS where he assisted on the annual charity auction and concessions and was awarded the AMBUC of the year. He also was a member of the Pekin Beautification Committee, Pekin Recycling Committee, Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, where he was a former director, East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Creve Coeur Business Association, Fondulac Merchants Committee in East Peoria, Tazewell County Health Department Food Advisory Committee, and the Champaign Masonic Lodge. He was a former director of the Salvation Army in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Further services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood. The Rev. Mark White will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Pagel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery in Mason.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Union Mission, 203 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or the Hopedale Medical Complex, 107 Tremont Street, Hopedale, Illinois 61747.

LOUISE E. McHARG
(1915-2001)
SOUTH PEKIN - Louise Elizabeth McHarg, 86, of 209 Meyers Street, South Pekin, died at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born March 4, 1915 in Pekin to John and Emma Franke Teter, she married Frank McHarg on October 7, 1939 in Pekin. He died January 26, 1989. Three brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are four nieces, Lynda Fereira of South Pekin, Joan Boucher of Mackinaw, Dorothy Dailey of Hopedale, and Delores Ragias of Morton; one nephew, Thomas Teter of Aurora; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
A graduate of Eureka College in Eureka, Mrs. McHarg had taught school in Pekin and later in Colorado for many years.
She enjoyed playing golf, traveling, reading, cooking, and painting pictures.
There will be no visitation or services. Cremation will be accorded.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, Post Office Box 242, Pekin, Illinois 61555-0242.

GOLDIE V. TENNELL
(1915-2001)
PEKIN - Goldie Vernice Tennell, 86, of 515 North Lee Street in Bloomington, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2001 at Heritage Manor in Bloomington. She was a former resident of 1509 Summit Street in Pekin.
Born May 23, 1915 in Pekin to Harvey Sylvester and Clara Mae Conley Thomas, she married Harry Thomas Tennell on December 15, 1934 in Pekin. He died April 30, 1996 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; three sisters; three half-brothers and one half-sister.
Surviving are two daughters, Beverly JoAnne Fogliano of Mesa, Arizona and Murleen Kay Swafford of Bloomington; one son, Gary Alan (Janet) Tennell of Pekin; eleven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; ten step-great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Goldie was a member of the First Christian Church in Pekin. As a child, she attended the Pekin Union Mission Society. She is a former member of the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society.
Goldie was a homemaker, and enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting and especially loved reading many books. Several years ago she did part-time work at the Arlan Store in Pekin, Dog n' Sud's in Tremont, owned Pasig Apparel Shop and Bev's Beauty Salon.
She was very proud of her Irish heritage and her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodrow Cemetery in rural Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, P.O. Box 242, Pekin, Illinois 61555-0242, First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554-2999 or to BroMenn Hospice Services, 1322 South Main Street, Normal, Illinois 61761.

TONY A. GOBLE
(1934-2001)
PEKIN - Tony A. Goble, 67, of 230 Court Street, Apartment 305, died at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at his residence.
Born September 2, 1934 in Olney to Pearl Edgar and Stella Mae Sparling Goble, he married Ruth M.L. Keevil on September 4, 1954 in Newbury, Berkshire, England. He later married Dana K. Lowe on August 8, 1986 in Camdenton, Missouri.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda M. Ritchason and Janice M. (Bryan) Potts, both of Pekin; two sons, Richard A. "Rick" (Dawn) Goble of Peoria and Tony L.C. "T.C." Goble of Bonita Springs, Florida; six brothers, H. Eugene (Marilyn) Goble of West Salem, Illinois, Therman E. (Bonnie) Goble of Friedens, Pennsylvania, Sherman E. (Reba) Goble of Bridgeport, James E. (Carol) Goble of Edmond, Oklahoma, Ronald W. (Jeanne) Goble of Edmond, Oklahoma and Thomas M. (Nancy) Goble of Robinson; three sisters, Betty L. Chazez of Casa Grande, Arizona, Lulubelle (Walter) Hundley of McPherson, Kansas and Selma L. Fransted of Rockville, Indiana and seven grandchildren, Michael S. Ritchason, Colin G.M. Ritchason, Kelli M. Potts, Jessica M. Potts, Emily L. Goble, Shane A. Goble and Jeremy R. Goble.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
He was a Korean War Army veteran, serving from 1951 to 1959 in both Korea and England.
Mr. Goble worked as a carpenter in Florida for ten years. Prior to that he worked at Herget National Bank in Pekin for a number of years. He also previously worked as a carpenter through Carpenters Local 644 in Pekin.
He was a member of the Pekin Bible Church.
In earlier years, he enjoyed bowling and playing softball.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Jerry J. Trecek will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, with military honors accorded by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Peoria Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 822, Peoria, Illinois 61652.

EMMA PALLMER
(1910-2001)
PEKIN - Emma Pallmer, 91, of Pekin, died at 11:50 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2001 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born June 27, 1910 in Collinsville to George and Eva Serapin Dickshot, she married Paul George Pallmer, Sr. on August 8, 1928 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He died January 22, 1998 in Pekin. One brother and three sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Paul G. Pallmer, Jr. of Pasco, Washington and Jon T. (Gretchen) Pallmer of Spokane, Washington; and two sisters, Julia Hoffman and Edith Szezurek, both of Collinsville.
Receiving a certificate in flower arranging from Illinois Central College, she had worked part-time at Bloompott Florist and Greenhouses in Pekin for many years.
She was a member of Saint John's Lutheran Church in Pekin for over 65 years, where she was a member of the Bethlehem Society, a former member of the choir, and had transcribed Sunday School lessons into Braille for 5 years.
She was past president of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She was also a volunteer for the Pekin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Mark A. Miller will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and 30 minutes prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice, Peoria, Illinois.

EDNA E. EERTMOED
(1921-2001)
PEKIN - Edna Evelyn Eertmoed, 80, of 1113 South 18th Street, Pekin, died at 2:52 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at Pekin Hospital.
Born February 13, 1921 in Minonk to Frederick William and Edna Lenore Batrum Kunder, she married Charles Ivan Eertmoed on April 6, 1946 in Waukegan. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Carol J. Kral of Lockport and Frances M. (David) Crouch of Pekin; one son, Donald L. (Connie) Eertmoed of Pekin; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Frances Kunder of Pekin.
Her parents, one brother (Kaywin "Bud" Kunder), and three sisters (Lois Kunder, Jessie Kunder, and Helen Buettemeier) preceded her in death.
Mrs. Eertmoed worked for LeTourneau-Westinghouse, which later became WABCO for 30 years. She retired from WABCO on August 30, 1982 as a shipping clerk.
She was a member of the WABCO Retired Employees Club.
She enjoyed bowling.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Ralph H. Cordes and Rev. Harmen Heeg will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Reformed Church, 600 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526.

JOYCE B. MEFFORD
(1921-2001)
PEKIN - Joyce B. Mefford, 80, of 12 Spring Oaks Drive, Saint Charles, Missouri, died at 1:33 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital South in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was formerly of 1000 Chestnut Street in Pekin.
Born January 21, 1921 in Roseville to Clarence and Opal Tucker Bly, she married William Joseph Mefford on August 27, 1938 in Pekin. He died September 10, 1998 in Pekin. One daughter, Judy A. Stanfel, also preceded her in death on July 30, 2001 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda S. (Robert) Irwin of Saint Peters, Missouri; one grandson, Jason R. Irwin of Saint Peters, Missouri; one son-in-law, William Stanfel of Fargo, North Dakota; and one sister-in-law, Kathryn Giovanetto of Groveland.
Mrs. Mefford had worked at Jones Bros. Jewelers in Pekin for 10 years, last working as a Bridal Consultant.
She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and crafts.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2001 at the Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. The Rev. Curt Alexander will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

HERMAN W. REED
(1908-2001)
PEKIN - Herman William Reed, 93, of 1650 Indiantown Road, Henry, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry. He was formerly of Pekin.
Born May 1, 1908 in Randolph, Iowa to Clarence Elmer and Anna Marie Vogel Reed, he married Ethel Merry on March 29, 1952 in Havana. She died January 15, 1993 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one son (Glen Reed), two sisters, and two brothers.
Surviving are five daughters, Virginia Cox of Armington, Erma (Thomas) Trainor of Edelstein, Mary (Duane) Rockhold of Boulder, Colorado, Linda (Ken) Schuttler and Brenda (William) Cox, both of Pekin; one son, Dennis (Janet) Reed of Henry; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Reed of Manito, Betty (Roger) Pagel of Orlando, Florida, and Helen Schmick of Morton; and two brothers, Richard (Merle) Reed of Orlando, Florida and Clarence Reed of Delavan.
Mr. Reed worked at American Distilling Company in Pekin for 39 ' years as an electrician.
He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #34 in Peoria. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 and Empire Lodge #126 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, both of Pekin.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Greg Mason will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ORRIE L. WOODRUFF
(1929-2001)
PEKIN - Orrie Lawrence Woodruff, 72, of 1506 Highwood Avenue, Pekin, died at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at the Pekin Hospital emergency room.
Born July 12, 1929 in Green Valley to Otho Codding and Lillian Beatrice Bush Woodruff, he married Loretta A. Schliszio on August 16, 1958 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Dr. David L. (Susan) Woodruff of Pekin; one daughter, Lynne A. (Dr. Philip) Koszyk of Bloomington; four grandchildren; and one sister, Marie Moehn of Jacksonville.
His parents and one infant brother preceded him in death.
A United States Army veteran, he served from February 6, 1951 to February 5, 1953. He attained the rank of Private First Class.
Mr. Woodruff worked for Standard Brands in Pekin for 18 years until its closing. He then began working for the City of Pekin on September 4, 1973, retiring March 10, 1993 from the wastewater treatment plant.
He was a member of the William Schaefer American Legion Post #44 of Pekin, the Tazewell County Farm Bureau, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 627 in Peoria, and the AFSCME Illinois Retirees Chapter 31 - Subchapter 78.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Timothy Nolan will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery in Green Valley with military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Hospital Foundation or to the Food Allergy Network.

DANIEL B. PELD
(1949-2001)
BELLEVUE - Daniel Brian Peld, 52, of 658 South Ridgeview Lane, died at 4:40 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2001 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born November 11, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Harry T. and Bernice M. Ziegert Peld, he married Marilyn A. Raboin on September 22, 1973 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Bernice M. Mizyiewski of Tempe, Arizona; one daughter, Anne Manette Peld of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two sons, Nathan Daniel Peld of Newport News, Virginia and Adam Michael Peld of Groton, Connecticut; two sisters, Valerie J. (James) Steininger of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and Virginia L. (Richard) DeWyze of Mundelein and nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
A 1968 graduate of Sussex Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wisconsin, he graduated in 1972 from the Michigan Technological University at Houghton, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Mr. Peld was a Peoria area resident since 1992 and last worked Tuesday for Yeomans Distributing Company in Peoria, where he was employed as a sales engineer. He previously worked as a HVAC engineer at Randolph & Associates, Inc. and for Clark Engineers, Inc., both in Peoria.
He was a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc.
He was a member of the LaMarsh Baptist Church in Mapleton.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at the LaMarsh Baptist Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Claud H. Slate and Rev. Rick Koonce will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LaMarsh Baptist School Fund.

OPAL E. MATCHAM
(1907-2001)
PEKIN - Opal E. Matcham, 94, of 191 East Queenwood Road, Morton, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2001 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria. She was formerly of Pekin and 1809 West Callender in Peoria.
Born August 16, 1907 in Chidster, Arkansas to Robert Silas and Margaret Martin Hindman, she married Earl Blair. She later married Edward Matcham in November of 1948 in Peoria. He died December 21, 1965 in Hindsdale. One daughter (Vivian Blair), one great-grandson, four brothers, and one sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Venice (Minor) Monroe of Pekin, Marlene (John Henkel) Blair of Weeki-Wachee, Florida, and Shirley Galleger of Peoria; eight grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Elsie Sweatman Merritt of Camden, Arkansas, Ruth Vincent of Bearden, Arkansas, and Gene Barton of Gurdon, Arkansas.
Mrs. Matcham owned and operated Opal's Cafe' on Main Street in Peoria for over 30 years, retiring in 1979.
She was a lifetime member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1869 Auxiliary in Pekin and a member of the American Business Women's Association in Peoria.
Active in the Democratic Party in Peoria and Pekin, she was a former Democratic precinct judge for many years.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Yocum will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Program, Department 77-3968, Chicago, Illinois 60678-3968.

EDNA G. DICKIE
(1913-2001)
SOUTH PEKIN - Edna Grace Dickie, 88, of 213 3rd Street, South Pekin, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2001 at her residence.
Born September 4, 1913 in rural Pekin to Adolphus Clyown and Elizabeth Anna Van Dyke Livengood, she married James Robert Dickie on August 3, 1956 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving is one son, Dale M. (Sandy) Lohnes of Pekin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, William D. Livengood of Manito; and one sister, Ethel M. Dagit of Macomb.
Her parents, six brothers, and two sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dickie had worked at the PDQ Laundry in Pekin for several years.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice, 416 St. Mark's Court, Suite 206, Peoria, Illinois 61602.

RICHARD O. SHELTON
(1937-2001)
PEKIN - Richard O. "Dick" Shelton, 63, of 304 State Street, Pekin, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday November 11, 2001 at his residence.
Born December 6, 1937 in Pekin to Loren and Beulah Graham Shelton, he married Merle E. Hoyle on March 12, 1966 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one step-daughter, Sandra S. "Sandy" (Larry) Wolfe of Pekin; one step-son, Dale A. "Buster" (ViJessa) Oates of Manito; six step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Porth of Roanoke and Darrell (Irene) Wentzel of San Jose, California; four sisters, Winona Blake of Fort Worth, Texas, Jeane (Max) George of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Sandy Trone of Pekin, and Sharon Braddy of Addieville; and one step-sister, Holly (Jack) Bohlander of Keithsburg.
His parents, one step-grandson, two brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.
He was in the United States Army, where he served in the 101st Airborne.
Mr. Shelton worked as a boiler room operator at Prairie Farms in Peoria for 14 years and later at Pekin Hospital for 5 years.
He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1869 and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 916, both in Pekin.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield with military honors by the Inter Veterans' Burial Detail of Sangamon County.

THELMA M. GRAVES
(1922-2001)
PEKIN - Thelma M. Graves, 79, of 444 South Parkway Drive, Apartment 405, Pekin, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, November 11, 2001 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center in Pekin.
Born April 15, 1922 in Lincoln to George H. and Ethel Smith McAvin, she married William H. Graves on September 12, 1970 in Pekin. He died June 6, 1975 in Pekin. One brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty L. Cooper and Peggy S. Sathoff, both of Pekin, and Susan K. Luft of Boone, Iowa; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary F. Del Rio of Dayton, Ohio.
Mrs. Graves worked as a cook for the Cupboard Restaurant and the Arlington Restaurant, both in Pekin. She also was a representative for Avon Cosmetics.
She attended LaMarsh Baptist Church in Mapleton.
She enjoyed doing crosswords, hook-latch rugs, and knitting.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Claud H. Slate will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

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