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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 13

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, at 6:47 p.m.

DOROTHY M. OWEN
(1918 - 2002)
PEKIN - Dorothy M. Owen, 84, of 1107 Hamilton Street in Pekin, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born September 22, 1918 in Pekin to Thomas B. and Grace Frances Mann Storer, she married Bruce L. Owen on September 22, 1939 in Pekin. He died June 8, 1984 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Surviving are one daughter, Jan Maas; two grandchildren, David Maas and Kelly (David) Neumann, all of Pekin and three great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin. She was a former board member at the Pekin YWCA, where she also served as a teen leader.
She loved to fish and cook.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. James E. West will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, Illinois 60678-3968 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

JULIE K. REVIE
(1963 - 2002)
PEKIN - Julie Kay Revie, 39, of 1708 Heisel St., died at 11:22 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born May 27, 1963 in Pekin to Richard and Judith Havens Waggoner. She married Dale L. Revie on January 31, 1981 in Pekin.
Surviving are her parents, of Pekin; paternal grandparents, Ollie and Esta Waggoner of Pekin; 1 daughter, Delona K. Revie of Pekin; 1 son, Robert E. Revie of Pekin; 2 brothers, Richard R. (Evelyn) Waggoner, II of Pekin and Kyle L. Waggoner of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by 1 son, Matthew L. Revie on July 13, 1981 in Peoria; and her maternal grandparents.
She was of the Christian faith and had attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Cremation will be accorded following visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for her children which is being established at the CEFCU Pekin office.

ALBERT E. "LEFTY" SEVIER
(1919 - 2002)
SOUTH PEKIN - Albert E. "Lefty" Sevier, 83, of 2714 Village Court, Pekin, died at 1:58 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2002 at Pekin Manor. He was formerly a longtime South Pekin resident.
Born March 22, 1919 in Waverly, Illinois to Albert Earle and Mary B. Morris Sevier, he married Bessie Roof on March 21, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri. She died February 28, 2001 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Surviving are one son, Larry (Marie) Sevier of Pekin; one daughter, Sandra (Roy) Johnson of Pekin; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and four brothers, Donald (Mary) Sevier, Morris (Doris) Sevier, Gary (LaVetta) Sevier, all of Pekin and Louis (Joyce) Sevier of Coconut Creek, Florida.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1232 in Pekin.
He was a pipefitter at Corn Products Company in Pekin for 36 years, retiring July 1, 1975. He was a member of the Pioneer Club at Corn Products.
He was a past Grand Marshall of South Pekin's 4th of July parade. He was a long-time member of the South Pekin Fire Department. He was a former member of the South Pekin Grade School District Board of Education. He also was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 916 in Pekin.
He was a member of the South Pekin Congregational Church, where he was a Trustee, Deacon and Board Member. He also was president of the men's club at the church.
He loved to camp, attend auctions and hunt. He also was an avid sports fan and a former Pekin Chinks athlete.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Thomas Cone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, where his VFW post will conduct military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Pekin Congregational Church, 202 South Meyers Court, South Pekin, Illinois 61564.

DOROTHY A. COOPER
(1927 - 2002)
METAMORA - Dorothy Adaline Cooper, 75, of Lot 22, Lake Wildwood, Metamora, died at 6:35 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2002 at her residence.
Born April 22, 1927 in South Pekin to James E. and Rebecca Cornwell, she married Robert N. Cooper on January 16, 1946 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Betty Cooper of Morton, Shirley Armstrong of Metamora, Barbara (Rick) Pollard of Deer Creek and Roberta Evans of Pekin; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Tribble and Martha (Donald) Beeney, both of Pekin and two brothers, Chuck (Betty) Cornwell of Texas and William Cornwell of Pekin.
She had worked for the American Distilling Company in Pekin. She also had worked as a waitress for the B and F Restaurant.
She was a life member of the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1232 Ladies Auxiliary and George M. Maple Memorial Amvets Post 235 Ladies Auxiliary.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services Thursday 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.

JOHN M. HODGES, JR.
(1924 - 2002)
PEKIN - John Mitchel Hodges, Jr., 78, of 1506 North 5th Street in Pekin, formerly of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died at 6:53 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2002 at Pekin Hospital.
Born November 29, 1924 in Herrin, Illinois to John Mitchel and Lucille Howell Hodges, Sr., he married Martha Louise Tisdale on November 1, 1944 in Dallas, Texas. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Pekin; one son, John M. "Skip" (Jan) Hodges, III of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two daughters, Susan L. (Karl) Kaebel and Corrie J. (Bruce) Bennett, both of Pekin; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty J. Kaebel of Pekin and one nephew.
His father preceded him in death.
Mr. Hodges was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran, serving in the European Theater as a navigator aboard the B17. He flew 23 combat missions.
He was a graduate of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He also earned his Master of Science degree in Education.
He was employed by Pekin Community High School District 303 from 1949 to 1957 as a mathematics teacher, counselor and assistant football coach.
He became a realtor with Richard Olt Realty in Pekin in 1956. He went into partnership in 1960 as Haas & Hodges Realtors in Pekin. In 1971, he founded John M. Hodges and Associates Realtors. He moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in 1978, where he founded Big Red Realty, Inc. He retired in 1997 and returned to Pekin.
Mr. Hodges was presently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Pekin. He was a past member and president of the Pekin Community High School Board of Education. He was a past-president of Pekin Board of Realtors and of the Hot Springs Village Board of Realtors.
He was a member of Pekin Moose Lodge No. 916. He was a former member of Pekin Country Club, where he was a past member of their Board of Governors. He also was a former member of the Lions Club in Hot Springs Village, Pekin Elks Club and Sunset Hills Country Club in Pekin.
He attended First Christian Church in Pekin.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002 at First Christian Church in Pekin. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with military graveside rites accorded. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Dream Factory, P.O. Box 1431, Pekin, Illinois 61555-1431.

C. RICHARD JEFFERSON
(1926 - 2002)
PEKIN - Charles Richard "Dick" Jefferson, 76, of 2111 Glenview Drive in Pekin, died at 4 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2002 at Pekin Manor.
Born September 25, 1926 in Winchester to Charles T. and Inez S. Sibert Jefferson, he married Elaine June Bacon on June 12, 1949 in Pekin. She died September 7, 1985 in Pekin. He later married Ruth F. Fowler Taft on May 28, 1988 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Rev. Julie A. Jefferson of Litchfield; one son, Kurt R. Jefferson of Lexington, Kentucky; two step-sons, Mark S. (Heather) Taft of Holcombe, Wisconsin and Barry T. (Debra) Taft of St. Francis, Minnesota; one step-daughter, Kimberlee A. (Jeff) Koski of Rochester, Minnesota; six grandchildren and one brother, William S. (Joyce) Jefferson of Denver, Colorado.
One infant son also preceded him in death.
A 1944 graduate of Pekin Community High School, he was a World War II Navy veteran. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Illinois at Champaign with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 38 years, retiring August 1, 1988 as senior staff engineer. He had been a registered professional engineer for many years and was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin, where he had served on the Board of Trustees, as a member of the Finance Committee and member of the Administrative Council. He also was a member of the United Methodist Men at the church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, and also 30 minutes before services Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Inc., 1501 Northwest 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494.

BETTY J. KRUKEWITT
(1925 - 2002)
PEKIN - Betty Joan Krukewitt, 77, of #8 Pioneer Drive, Pekin, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at her home.
Born February 10, 1925 in Arcola to Bryan and LaVon Huffman Mannin, she married Max Bowen Krukewitt on May 19, 1943 in Homer. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sandra J. (Bill) Jamison of Walnut and Debbie K. (Daryl) Cather of Pekin; four grandchildren, Beth A. (Roy) Goetsch and Randy W. (Andrea) Jamison, both of Walnut and Deidre A. Cather and Dustin A. Cather, both of Pekin; eight great-grandchildren; and her aunt, Betty Stapp of Ocala, Florida, who helped raise her.
Her parents, one sister (Norma Macey) and one infant brother (Bryan Mannin) preceded her in death.
Mrs. Krukewitt worked at Bergner's in the Pekin Mall as a sales associate for 10 years. She then co-owned and operated with her husband, Creve Coeur Auto Sales for many years, retiring in 1988.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pekin, where she was a former UMYF leader for four years.
She enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, and her grandchildren, yard, and dog, Princess.
Local visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2002 at Kirby Funeral Home in Homer, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Ron Eckberg will officiate. Burial will be in Homer G.A.R. Cemetery in Homer.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

DONALD H. MYERS
(1911 - 2002)
EAST PEORIA - Donald Homer Myers, 90, of 1605 Highview Rd. died at 8:10 p.m, Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Snyder Village in Metamora.
He was born December 16, 1911 in Gary, Indiana to Harry Wilde and Jennie Bell Tolmie Myers. He married Gertrude Viola Johnson on April 13, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She died on November 5, 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa. He then married Florence Maul Carlson on December 28, 1959 in Mountain View, California.
Surviving are his wife of Santa Barbara, California; 2 daughters, Arlene (Gerald) Davis of East Peoria, with whom he made his home, and Judy (Louis) Franciosi of Wood Dale, Illinois; 1 step-daughter, Linda (Steve) Kersh of Peoria; 2 step-sons, Arthur (Jeri) Carlson and Richard Carlson, both of Santa Barbara, California; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Myers was a pharmacist from 1940-75, owning and operating pharmacies in Canton, Galena, Warren, and St. David.
He was a 55 year member of Masonic Lodges in Canton and Warren, Illinois and Sun City, Arizona. He was a member of the Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria and also previously, in Freeport, Illinois. He was formerly a member of the Lions Clubs in Canton and Warren, Illinois.
Cremation has been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637.
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH MCCLURE
(1932 - 2002)
PEKIN - Kenneth R. McClure, 70, of 18 Florentine Court, died at 5:13 a.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Born April 2, 1932 in McKenzie, Tennessee to John and Lula Stafford McClure, he married Jean Ray on March 2, 1957 in Corinth, Mississippi. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Vicky J. (Larry) Nelson of Wichita, Kansas and A. Hope (Vince) Udry of Pekin; three granddaughters, Vanessa H. (Josh Mickle) Udry of Champaign, Illinois, Amanda R. (Jake) Sloan of Nashville, Tennessee and Victoria A. Udry of Pekin; two sisters, Maureen Hopper of Atwood, Tennessee and Frances Foster of McKenzie and one brother, Bill McClure of Dickson, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Charles McClure, Gene McClure and Jack McClure.
He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War.
A member of the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union, he worked for many years at Interstate Brands Bakery in Peoria, retiring in 1991. He previously worked as a meatcutter.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4939 in McKenzie.
He was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church near McKenzie.
He was an avid sports fan and was a St. Louis Cardinal's baseball fan. He was a staunch democrat.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Lakeside Mausoleum in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

RUTH E. SCHMICK
(1927 - 2002)
BARTONVILLE - Ruth Eileen Schmick, 74, of 402 McKinley Avenue in Bartonville, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at her residence.
Born March 12, 1927 in Timber Township, Peoria County, Illinois to Charles A. and Verna Larena Peters Monks, she married Clyde Glenn Schmick on July 9, 1949 in Pekin. He died June 25, 2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles V. "Sonny" Monks on February 29, 1996 in Pekin.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis Michael (Vanessa) Schmick of Spring Lake and Glen Allen (Benita) Schmick of Valparaiso, Indiana; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon L. (Janet) Monks of Pekin and two sisters, Carol J. (Bill) Keen of Manito and Lois L. Rynearson of Glasford.
She began work in 1947 for Peoria Packing Company, which in 1952 became Armour Packing Company. She retired from Armour's in 1967. She then tended bar and waited tables in the Pekin/Peoria area from 1967 until 1989.
She was a member of LaMarsh Baptist Church at Mapleton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Jay Arnold and Rev. Gary Schmick will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services 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.

MARIE E. BROWN
(1916 - 2002)
MANITO - Marie Elizabeth Brown, 86, of 13169 North Manito Road, rural Manito, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2002 at Pekin Manor.
Born June 25, 1916 in Mendon to Arthur Ray and Edith Zeiger McMullen, she married Lawrence E. Brown on September 28, 1939 in Palmyra, Missouri. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Carolyn K. (Bill) Wehner of Pekin; one son, Russell W. "Sonny" (Martha) Brown of Forest City; four grandchildren, Teri K. (Jim) O'Shea of Petaluma, California, Traci (Moe) Bauer of Forest City, Russell "Rusty" (Michelle) Brown and Kimmy (Scott) Bender, both of Manito; six great-grandchildren and one sister, Violet Rose of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Russell McMullen and Raymond McMullen and one sister, Leona Fish.
A homemaker, Mrs. Brown enjoyed gardening and doing yardwork. She also loved her flowers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. David Martin will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forman Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 648, Manito, Illinois 61546.

AUDREY L. PARKER
(1936 - 2002)
CREVE COEUR - Audrey Louise Parker, 66, of 414 Rusche Avenue, Creve Coeur, died at 7:41 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born August 18, 1936 in Peoria to Oscar Dee, Sr. and Elizabeth Louise Huber Parker.
Surviving are four brothers, Richard H. (Joanne) Parker of Bartonville, Oscar D. (Janice) Parker of Creve Coeur, Gerald L. (Sally) Parker of Galena, Missouri, and Leonard W. (Karen) Parker of Lynchburg, Virginia; many nieces and nephews; and her step-mother, Mary Vance of Marquette Heights.
Her parents, one brother (James H. Parker), and one niece (Amy Parker) preceded her in death.
Miss Parker had worked as an attendant at Benson's Maytag Laundromat in Peoria for several years.
A member of Averyville Baptist Church in East Peoria, she was a former member of the Second Baptist Church in Peoria.
She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2002 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Michael Parker will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

LOIS J. MORRIS
(1925 - 2002)
PEKIN - Lois June Morris, 77, of 700 Grandview Avenue, Pekin, died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Pekin Hospital.
Born June 13, 1925 in Pekin to Oscar Ignatius and Fannie Louise Toel Leitner, she married Frederick R. Morris on August 12, 1950 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, G. Sue (Steve) Redmon of Manito; one son, David W. (Deneen Bowman) Morris of Pekin; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Faye Ann Taylor of Pekin; three nephews; three grandnephews; and four grandnieces.
Her parents and one infant son (Ronald Frederick "Butchie" Morris in January of 1956) preceded her in death.
Mrs. Morris worked on the bottling line at the American Distilling Company in Pekin from 1945 to 1951.
She enjoyed traveling and doing needlework.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. John E. Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

MARY L. SIMMONS
(1927 - 2002)
CREVE COEUR, IL - Mary Lena Simmons, 75, of 317 Roberts St. died at 1:33 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born June 20, 1927 in Hampshire, Tennessee to Herbert and Lucille Parker Jones. She married Cecil L. Simmons on May 18, 1945 in Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her husband on September 16, 1993 in Manchester, Tennessee and 1 son, Michael Simmons.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Louise (Richard) Lenaway and Kimberly (Greg) Peak, both of Creve Coeur and Melissa (Dale) Taapken of Kansas City, Kansas; 4 sons, Wayne (Donna) Simmons of East Peoria, Ronald (Sheri) Simmons and Patrick (Debbie) Simmons, both of Creve Coeur and Dale (Roxanne) Simmons of Manchester, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Norman (Nell) Jones of Sunnyland, Illinois; and 2 sisters, Jean Layne of Manchester, Tennessee and Shirley (John) Mooneyham of Wartrace, Tennessee.
A homemaker, Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Church of Christ in Manchester, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2002 at Manchester Funeral Home in Manchester, Tennessee. Burial will be in Hurricane Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2002 at the funeral home.
Local visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Foundation, 3300 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611.

LULA M. DIEGEL
(1909 - 2002)
PEKIN - Lula M. Diegel, 93, of 1102 Dell Avenue, Pekin, died at 1:33 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2002 at her home.
Born April 27, 1909 in Delavan to James William, Sr. and Anna W. Fink Flairty, she married Russell Earl Diegel, Sr. on November 2, 1929 in Pekin. He died September 12, 1985 in Pekin. One son (Russell E. Diegel, Jr.), one grandson, four sisters and six brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Bill G. Diegel, Sr. of Pekin; one daughter, Mary Lou (Kenneth) Wyman of Pekin; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harland D. (Beverly) Flairty of Pekin.
Mrs. Diegel cleaned homes for many years. She previously worked for Hiram Walker and Son in Peoria.
She was a member of the South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pekin.
She enjoyed cooking.
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Elder Addison L. Abernathy will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a headstone fund for the Diegel's, c/o Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, 500 North 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

AUGUST H. SILTMAN
(1922 - 2002)
GREEN VALLEY - August Herbert Siltman, 80, of 6150 Illinois Route 29 died at 5:03 a.m., Sunday, November 17, 2002 at his residence. He was formerly of 905 Virginia St. in Pekin.
He was born May 18, 1922 in San Jose, IL to Henry and Lydia Eigenbrod Siltman.
Surviving are 1 sister, Lydia (Howard) Bliss of Pekin; 4 nieces; 5 nephews; and a great-niece who cared for him and with whom he made his home, Becky (Jason) Price of Green Valley.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 nephews.
Mr. Siltman attended the National Youth Vocational School in Springfield, Illinois where he studied blue print reading, mechanical drawing, aircraft construction, and cabinet making.
He was a master woodworker for Chuck's Wood Shop in San Jose for 28 years, retiring in 1984. Previously, he had worked in the Caterpillar, Inc. carpentry shop for 6 years and at Globe Aircraft Company in Lockport.
He was a member of the Chataqua Sportsmen's Club and had served as an airplane maintenance mechanic with the U.S.Army Air Corps in the European theatre during World War II.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery in Mason City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Methodist Medical Center Hospice Services.

KENNETH DAVIS
(1909 - 2001)
PEKIN - Kenneth Virgil Davis, 93, of 1825 Highwood Avenue, Pekin, died at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in the Pekin Hospital Emergency Room.
Born January 13, 1909 in Keytesville, Missouri to Henry and Olive Davis, he married Lorraine Catherine Ripper on July 26, 1947 in Bartonville. She survives.
Also surviving is one nephew, Charles (Margaret) Davis of Houston, Texas.
Four brothers, three sisters and three nieces preceded him in death.
A World War II Army veteran, he was inducted on July 10, 1941and served with the 5th Signal Company.
Mr. Davis worked at Prudential Insurance Company before serving in the Army and retired from Caterpillar Credit Union in January 1971.
He was a charter member and a past chapter president of the Pekin Barbershop Chorus. He was a member of the chorus when they were selected as international chorus champions under the direction of James Moses.
He enjoyed singing, gardening, fishing, army reunions and traveling.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Maurice C. Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

JOHNIE L. PETERSON
(1920 - 2002)
PEKIN - Johnie L. Peterson, 82, of 15 Oak Hill Ct., died at 3:55 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2002 at Pekin Hospital.
She was born July 12, 1920 in Steele, Missouri to George Dallas and Susie Mae Goff Hutchison. She married Albert Monroe Peterson on May 3, 1952 in Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 18, 1986 in Pekin; and 1 brother.
Surviving are 1 daughter, Sandra (C.W.) Jones of Pekin; 2 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; 1 great-grandson; and 1 step-great-grandson.
Mrs. Peterson last worked as a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid in Aurora from 1975-80. Previously, she worked as the cafeteria manager at the Barber Green Company in Aurora from 1959-75 and was employed at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria from 1953-58.
She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Rev. Dr. Timothy Najpaver will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

JESSIE MAE LEE
(1950 - 2002)
PEKIN - Jessie Mae Lee, 52, of 13985 Second St., Midway Addition died at 5:05 p.m, Saturday, November 9, 2002 at her home.
She was born July 16, 1950 in Pekin to Elmer Leroy and Freda Mae Johnson Doman. She married Jerry L. Lee on December 2, 1972 in Pekin.
Surviving are her husband; her father of Pekin; 3 daughters, Teresa Allcock and Samantha Lee, both of Pekin and Tonya Lee of South Pekin; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and 2 brothers, Elmer C. (Pat) Doman and Jackie L. Doman, both of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her mother on February 17, 1971 in Pekin; step-mother, Dorothy Ellen Doman on April 6, 1995 in Pekin; 1 sister; and 1 granddaughter.
Mrs. Lee last worked as a cook at Annie's Restaurant in Pekin for 8 years. Previously, she had worked at the Chef's Garden Restaurant for 4 years and at the Cobbler Corner Restaurant for 2 years.
She attended the Midway Mennonite Church. She loved to read and cook.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

H. P. WILLIAMS
(1917 - 2002)
CREVE COEUR - H. P. Williams, 85, of 312 Leonard St. died at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, November 10, 2002 at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born March 13, 1917 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Oliver O. and Maymee L. Brown Williams. He married Mildred Inez Good on August 7, 1937 in Covington, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife on August 2, 1994 in Creve Coeur; 1 son; and 1 brother.
Surviving are 1 son, Paul M. (Joy E.) Williams of Marquette Heights.; 1 granddaughter, Karla (Clarence "Rich") Frisch of Marquette Heights.; 2 great-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Orian Lee Williams of Chicago.
Mr. Williams was employed by Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years, retiring in 1978 as a machinist at the Tech Center in Mossville. Previously, he had worked at Rozell's Dairy in Peoria.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of U.A.W Local 974 in East Peoria..
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Rev. Vernon Bettermann will officiate. Visitation will 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DR. JAMES P. MASON
(1919 - 2002)
MANITO - Dr. James Phillip Mason, 83, of 13880 Winfield Drive, Spring Lake Township, rural Manito, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2002 at his home.
Born November 4, 1919 in Brazil, Indiana to Ray Lee and Cora Alice Nussel Mason, he married Catherine Elizabeth Hadank on December 7, 1940 in Peoria. She died November 24, 1997 in rural Manito. He later married Bernadine Lynn Stone on July 9, 1998 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Christine E. (Frederick) Pfaffmann of Littleton, Colorado and Jeanette D. Mason of Oceanside, California; one son, James W. (Julie) Mason of Geneseo; five grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret A. (Dale) Small of Washington.
He was also preceded in death by one son (Edward V. Mason) and one brother (Karl L. Mason).
He worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1968 as a supervisor. He then was a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He was a Doctor of Chiropractic in Pekin for 10 years.
A former member of the Masonic Lodge, he enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and reading.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. James M. Hawkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

SCOTT L. ANDREWSON
(1957 - 2002)
PEKIN - Scott L. Andrewson, 45, of 1433 North 8th Street, Pekin, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002 at his home.
Born October 6, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa to Sam Gene and Marilee Reeves Andrewson, he married Janice Long on May 24, 1980 in Berry Creek, California.
Surviving are his mother of Pekin; two daughters, Savanna Andrewson and Samantha Andrewson, both of Pekin; and one sister, Susan (Milton) Calkins of Oroville, California.
His father and one brother (Sam Gene Andrewson, Jr. in June of 1995) preceded him in death.
He worked for Lum's as a cook from 1980 to 1990. He then worked in interplant maintenance at Mitsubishi in Bloomington from 1991 to 1998. He then worked for Sterling Family Restaurant in Peoria from 1998 to 2000 and Davis Brothers Pizza in East Peoria from 2000 to 2002. He last worked as a cook at Ernie's in Pekin, last working October 23, 2002.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2002 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Elder Addison Abernathy will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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