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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 15

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, at 7:00 p.m.

SHARON WELLS
(1943-2003)
PEKIN - Sharon K. Wells, 60, of 1003 Summer Street, Pekin, died at 7:23 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2003 at her home.
Born May 9, 1943 in Pekin to Jack and Ollie Marthea Voney Sawney, she married Delbert Ray Wells on December 26, 1963 in Cocoa, Florida. He survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Juanita K. (Michael) Van Buskirk of Pekin and Talauna P. E. Sawney of Newburg, Missouri; and two brothers, Russell A. Staker of Peoria and James E. (Barbara) Sawney of South Pekin.
Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wells worked as a school bus driver for 18 years working for the Pekin Municipal Bus Service and later for Hoyle Transportation, both in Pekin. She also had been a Longaberger Basket Consultant.
She was a member of the Rainbow Dancers and was known as "Grandma Elder". She was also a member of the Pekin Union Mission and its Carrie M. Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 Auxiliary in Pekin, where she was past president.
She attended the First Christian Church in Pekin, and its Centennial Sunday school class. She was a former Girl Scout Leader for Troop 181 in Pekin.
An avid bingo player, she enjoyed making crafts.
Private services will be Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, with cremation following.

RILEY E. BYARS
(1918-2003)
PEKIN - Riley Edward Byars, 84, of 2220 State St. died at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2003 at Pekin Hospital. He was formerly of 1511 N. 5th St. in Pekin, Dekalb and Sycamore, Illinois, and Durango, Colorado.
Born September 1, 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to George F. and Lulu D. Cope Byars, he married Alice A. Busch on October 24, 1941 in Sycamore.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 22, 1999 in Peoria; 1 infant son, Ronald E. Byars; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.
Surviving are 2 sons, Richard E. (Linda) Byars and Steven E. Byars, both of Pekin; 1 daughter, Donna Jean (Gene) Bacus of Hesperus, Colorado; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchldren; and 1 sister, Virginia Troutman of Sterling, Colorado.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Mr. Byars worked for CILCO from January 1965 until retiring as a journeyman lineman on February 18, 1983.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Pastor Paul Myers will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Dream Factory, P.O. Box 1431, Pekin, IL 61554.

VERYL D. "RUSTY" SCHOENFELDT
(1929-2003)
Marquette Heights - Veryl Dean "Rusty" Schoenfeldt, 73, of 500 North Main Street, died at 3:46 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003 at his residence.
Born August 10, 1929 in Elma, Iowa to Emil Dean and Ruth Martha Schultz Schoenfeldt, he married Diane D. Stolt on December 8, 1962 in Mankato, Minnesota. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Diane L. (Thomas) Allen, Mary Ann R. (Jeffrey) Arnold and Sheri D. (Michael) Krohe, all of Pekin; one son, Gary D. (Tammy) Schoenfeldt of Warner Robins, Georgia; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis (Del Lorraine) Schoenfeldt of Byron, Minnesota and Ronald (Margaret) Schoenfeldt of Rapidan, Minnesota and one sister, Vylalou (Robert) Morell of Killeen, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vernon Schoenfeldt.
Mr. Schoenfeldt retired from Caterpillar, Inc. in 1989 after 25 - years of service, where he was a driver in interplant transportation. He previously worked for Sauder Feed Company in Tremont.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin, where he was a former trustee and usher. He also was a member of the men's club at the church.
He was a member of the UAW Local 974.
He enjoyed detailing cars.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin. The Rev. Rodger P. Abatie and Vicar Nathan Woolery will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel and also one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 700 South 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 333 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

RUTH H. FLANAGAN
(1927-2003)
PEORIA HTS. - Ruth Haynes Flanagan, 76, of 5533 N. Galena Rd. died at 1:35 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2003 at OSF St. Clare Home. She was formerly of Metropolis, Illinois.
Born January 11, 1927 in Mapleton to Charles and Alice Haynes Kiefer, she married Charles E. Flanagan on August 30, 1947 in Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her husband on January 18, 1972 in Peoria; 2 daughters, Betty Ann and Peggy Flanagan; and 1 grandson.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Shirley (Willard) Carroll of Creve Coeur and Barbara (William) Barton of Peoria; 3 sons, Terry (Theresa) Flanagan of East Peoria, Robert (Donna) Flanagan and Thomas Flanagan, both of Creve Coeur; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, Mrs. Flanagan enjoyed bingo and puzzles.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in rural Mapleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Memorial Chapter of Peoria or the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Dr., Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526.

GENE F. BREIT
(1924-2003)
PEKIN - Gene Franklin Breit, 78, of 1834 North Shore Drive, died at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.
Born August 4, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Isaac Franklin and Grace May Gray Breit, he first married Adele M. "Dolly" Venditti on September 10, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died March 28, 1981 in Pekin. She then married Katherine M. Temple Gray on May 28, 1983 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Vincent Breit of Yuma, Arizona and William Hickey of San Diego, California; two step-sons, Larry R. (Avis) Gray of Prescott, Arizona and Leonard I., Jr. (Marcia) Gray of Pekin; one step-daughter, Joyce A. (Wayne) Baker of Creve Coeur; six grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; twenty-two step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Donald (Rose) Breit of Anaheim, California.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, one step-son (Richard) and one sister.
A Navy veteran of World War II and Korea, he retired from the military with 20 years of service as a chief engineer aboard submarines and as a recruiter. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star.
He later was self-employed and operated with his first wife a Laundromat and dress shop.
He last worked as a supervisor for Midwest Grain Products for many years, where he was an electrician, first in Atchison, Kansas and then in Pekin.
He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin and was a member of the Christian Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. At First Church of the Nazarene, he helped build the congregations new sanctuary building.
He was a member of the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1232 in Pekin and the Muddy Mo Squadron, a submarine veterans group in Fayette, Missouri.
He enjoyed woodcarving and making wooden crafts. He loved miniature trains.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin. The Rev. Greg Mason will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel and also one hour before services Tuesday at the church. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Savannah Cemetery in Savannah, Missouri, with military rites accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, Illinois 60678-3968.

DOROTHY MOORE
(1935-2003)
PEKIN - Dorothy Ann Lairson Moore, 67, of 1507 N. 12th St. died at 3:10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born September 16, 1935 in Beardstown to James and Flossie Landrith Walters, she married Esme "Gene" Moore in June 1999 in Pekin.
Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Kathy (Greg) Beebe and Cindy (Rick) Henry, both of Manito and Patti (Robert, III) Henry of Green Valley; 2 sons; Steve Lairson of Pawnee and Don (Diane) Lairson of Green Valley; 1 step-daughter, Carol (Ken) Brandt of Las Vegas, Nevada; 1 step-son, Roger Moore of Pekin; 10 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Alma A. Anderson of Beardstown; and 2 brothers, Art Ray (Alberta) Walters of Beardstown and Robert (Hillie) Walters of Moline.
She was preceded in death by 4 brothers.
Mrs. Moore had been a business owner in Pekin from 1984 until retiring in 1999.
She was a member of Spring Lake Missionary Church where she also attended Sunday school.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Bradley Ulick will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Lake Missionary Church Nursery Fund, 6759 Townline Rd., Manito, IL 61534.

VIOLA LEWIS
(1918-2003)
PEKIN, IL - Viola Lewis, 83, of 2220 State St. died at 9:08 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was formerly of 1200 Florence Ave., Apt. 13C.
Born December 19, 1918 in Pitkin, Louisiana to James F. and Mary Victoria Sweat Willis, she married William Ellis Lewis on September 9, 1938 in Ferriday, Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband on December 26, 1975 in Pekin; 1 son, Raymond L. "Tex" Lewis on January 8, 1995 in Pekin; 2 daughters, Joy Bell Lewis in 1944 and Mary Ann Westbrook in 1961; 2 granddaughters; and 1 brother, James Madison Willis in June 1993.
Surviving are 1 son, Walter E. Lewis of Kountze, Texas; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, Mrs. Lewis was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin and its Martha Circle.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Christine Bell will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery in rural Manito.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Pekin.

DORIS L. SCHLIEMAN
(1917 - 2003)
PEKIN - Doris Lucille Schlieman, 85, of 1300 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Sunday evening, July 20, 2003 at Columbia Saint Mary's Hospital, Columbia Campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after a brief illness. She was formerly of 1704 Crescent Drive and 1506 Bacon Street, both in Pekin.
Born November 9, 1917 in Kilbourne, Illinois to Dallas and Florence Schoonover Drake, she married Arthur H. Schlieman on August 4, 1936 in Pekin. He died February 3, 1995 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by one son (Ronald Schlieman on February 20, 1960), and two brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna K. Schlieman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one niece, Ruth Ann Jennings of Springfield, Illinois; one grandnephew; and one grandniece.
Mrs. Schlieman began working for the Central Telephone Company in Pekin as a telephone operator and later worked for Sprint as a repair office clerk, retiring with over 15 years of service.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin. She attended Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her daughter.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2003 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hirano, nurses, and staff of Columbia Hospital for their compassionate care of Doris.

INEZ M. MORGAN
(1917-2003)
PEKIN - Inez Marie Smith Morgan, 85, of 2220 State St. died at 2:36 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born November 4, 1917 in Beardstown to James Earl and Ada Marie Suddeth Smith, she married Walter H. Morgan in Beardstown in 1936.
She was preceded in death by her husband; 1 infant son, James Morgan; 1 daughter, Vicki Morgan; and 2 sisters.
Surviving are 6 sisters, Veda Stark of Versailles, Illinois, Dorene Woodworth and Betty Lemon, both of Pekin, Rosalie Wubker of Virginia, Illinois, Joan Staake of Arenzville, Illinois, and Deloris Walters of Peoria; and 4 brothers, Louis (Phyllis) Smith of Peoria, and Jim Smith, Richard Smith , and Tom Smith, all of Pekin.
Mrs. Morgan was a caretaker, last working as a caretaker for Quality Care in Pekin and previously worked at the Miller Group Home in Pekin.
She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed sewing.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2003 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. A family visitation will be held for one hour prior to her graveside service at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF St. Francis Hospice, 2265 W. Altorfer Dr., Peoria, IL 61615.

BRYCE I. ARMSTRONG, SR.
(1953-2003)
PEKIN - Bryce Inzer Armstrong, Sr., 50, of 24 North 20th Street, Pekin, died at 8:52 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003 in the emergency room of Pekin Hospital.
Born March 21, 1953 in Washington, D.C. to Oren Kenneth and Mary Guy Inzer Armstrong, he married Marsha Rose Morris on March 28, 1978 near Chicago. She survives.
Also surviving are his father of Marietta, Georgia; one daughter, April Gold Armstrong of Pekin; one son, Bryce Inzer (Selena) Armstrong, II of Pekin; three granddaughters, Taylor Christine Armstrong, Aliyah Abigail Armstrong, and Chloe Mae Meskimen, all of Pekin; and one sister, Lexan (Ron) Vaden of Tampa, Florida.
His mother preceded him in death on January 4, 2002.
Mr. Armstrong worked as a caregiver for the Barb Arrowsmith family in Pekin for the past several years. He previously worked for several agriculture companies.
He was the lead guitarist for the Cadillac Kids in Chicago.
A former licensed pilot, he enjoyed airplanes. He also enjoyed playing softball, watching car races, and talking.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Richard W. Jones will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to a headstone fund for Mr. Armstrong.

ALFREDA PARKER
(1915-2003)
PEKIN - Alfreda Margaret Parker, 88, of 601 Prince Street in Pekin, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria. She formerly resided at 2705 Deveron Circle in Pekin.
Born June 21, 1915 in rural Tazewell County to Alfred A. and Margaret B. Bequeaith Olt, she first married Frank Mahoney. He died in 1959. She then married Marvin Parker. He died in 2001. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one great-granddaughter, Hillary Joy Halliday; four brothers and one sister.
Surviving are one daughter, Joy Lynn (Mike) Hartnett of Pekin; four grandchildren, Michael (Mandy) Hartnett of Creve Coeur, Jamie (Donald) Munter of Pekin, Mari (Ronald "Doc") Halliday of Peoria and Teri (Dick) Cook of East Peoria; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one sister, Martha Snider of Pekin.
She and her husband owned and operated Frank Mahoney Plumbing and Heating located at 290 Derby Street in Pekin for many years until his death. She later was a unit clerk at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for 13 years.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Her private graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2003 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network in memory of her great-granddaughter, Hillary Joy Halliday, in care of Linda Arnold, Children's Hospital of Illinois, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

INEVA AGEE
(1914 - 2003)
PEKIN - Ineva Agee, 89, of 1520 El Camino Drive, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at Pekin Manor. She was formerly of Creve Coeur.
Born July 11, 1914 in Ashland, Mississippi to Thomas Elijah and Samantha Sills Elliott, she married Virgil R. Agee on January 25, 1930 in Benton County, Mississippi. He died April 14, 1986 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and one sister.
Surviving are three daughters, Frances "Fran" (Frank) Houston and Gerry (Jim) Sego, both of Pekin and Laxine "Lexi" (Dale) Montgomery of East Peoria; two sons, James H. (Billie) Agee and William T. (Marilyn) Agee, both of East Peoria; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Louise Bryant of Ripley, Mississippi.
She was a homemaker. She also was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. R. Keith Heberer will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Craft Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of God, 2520 Maywood Avenue, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

WILLIAM J. MCLEOD
(1926-2003)
PEKIN - William J. "Bill" McLeod, 76, of 2206 Belmont died at 4:38 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at his home.
Born October 14, 1926 in Mulberry, Kansas to William and Mary Jenkins McLeod, he married Ruth Nelson on July 31, 1949 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Jill (Mike) Gambetti of Pekin; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; 1 sister, Elizabeth (Guy) Gillespie of Pekin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Richard McLeod on June 19, 1972 in Mundelein, Illinois and Jim McLeod on June 4, 1992 in Peoria; and 2 brothers.
Mr. McLeod was a Tazewell County Sheriff's Department Deputy from 1971 until retiring in 1991. He was shot in the line of duty and disabled on January 23, 1985. Previously, he had been an Illinois State Policeman from 1954-71 and had worked as a brick mason from 1946-54.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II from 1944-46.
He was a member of William Schaefer American Legion Post #44 and Roy L. King V.F.W. Post 1232, both in Pekin; Pekin Moose Lodge #916; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1271 in Pekin; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #98; Illinois Police Association; and the Pekin Lodge #29 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
He had received many awards, including: the "Law Enforcement Award" from the Illinois State Police; the "Outstanding Service Award" from the American Legion; and the Illinois Sheriffs' Association Award for "Performance Above and Beyond the Call of Duty".
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin for over 50 years and also had served as a church usher.
Funeral services will be be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 18, 2003 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. Rev. Terry Edele and Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Pekin or to a charity of the donor's choice.

PHYLLIS J. SULLIVAN
(1931-2003)
BARTONVILLE - Phyllis J. Sullivan, 72, of 4021 Ricketts Avenue, Apartment 5, Bartonville, died at 9:36 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003 in the emergency room of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was formerly of Canton.
She was born June 13, 1931 in Canton to Leonard Andrew and Mary Lucille White Cluts.
Surviving are two daughters, Dea A. Sullivan of Pekin and Julie K. (Gary) Reneau of Washington; two grandchildren, Cory E. F. Reneau and Hayley M. Reneau, both of Washington; one sister, Donna (Robert) Markley of Avon; three brothers, Leon "Bud" (Nancy) Cluts of Canton; William (Kathy) Cluts of Inverness, Florida, and Glen (Claretta) Cluts of Florida.
Her parents and one son (Edward Kent Sullivan on April 9, 1964) also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sullivan worked for Cub Foods in Peoria for the past 7 years as a cashier, last working Sunday. She previously worked as a caregiver for Dr. H. Worley Kendall in Peoria for 8 years and at Graham Hospital in Canton for 15 years working in the pre-op holding area.
She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She also was an avid Saint Louis Cardinals baseball fan and University of Illinois Illini basketball fan.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Paul H. Prater will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

MERLE ZAAYENGA
(1920 - 2003)
PEKIN - Merle E. Zaayenga, 83, of 1608 Nighthawk Court, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Pekin Hospital. He formerly resided at 1115 South 8th Street in Pekin.
Born February 7, 1920 in Pekin to Emil and Mae Helen Albee Zaayenga, he married Jean Marie Lawson on February 22, 1946 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack D. (Norma) Zaayenga and Marty A. (Diane) Zaayenga, both of Pekin; five grandchildren, Dr. Mark D. (Melissa) Zaayenga, Melissa D. (John) Bryant, Melinda D. Zaayenga and Christofer A. Zaayenga, all of Pekin and Jennifer L. (Daniel) Hall of East Peoria; one great-grandson, Tyler Scott Hall and one sister, Blanche (Ray) Dunkel of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard Zaayenga; two sisters, Lois DeFrates and Betty Myers and one half-sister, Alice Gill.
He was a World War II Army veteran, serving from June 30, 1942 to December 29, 1945 in the Pacific Theater.
He retired in 1981 from Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville after 35 years of service, where he last worked as a maintenance foreman in the steel mill. He was a member of the Keystone Goodfellows Club.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614 or to the First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

MARSHALL A. HUSKISSON
(2003)
PEKIN - Marshall Allen Huskisson, infant son of Marcia Ann Snoe and Walter Franklin Huskisson, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria, where he was born earlier Thursday at 8:45 a.m.
Surviving are his parents of 2227 Stoneybrook in Pekin; one sister, Ashley Nichole Snoe, at home; twin brothers, Paul Joseph Fuller and Patrick Owen Fuller, both at home; paternal grandparents, Walter and Doris Huskisson of Jacksonville, Florida; paternal great-grandparents, Gay and Kay Shaffer of Peoria and his aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

GERALD L. PIRO
(1934-2003)
PEKIN - Gerald L. "Jerry" Piro, 69, of 1426 Fisher Street, Pekin, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at his home.
He was born May 15, 1934 in Mason City to Leo G. and Ruby Marie Berryman Piro.
Surviving are four sons, Norman "Gene" (Marsha) Piro, Gary (Becky) Piro, and David Piro, all of Pekin, and Scott (Judy) Piro of Creve Coeur; four daughters, Donna Piro of Sacramento, California, Miranda (Allen) Bernstein of Tustin, California, Cindy Winget of Pekin, and Millie Piro-Heilman of Streator; twenty grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
A Korean War Air Force veteran, he served from May 20, 1952 to June 26, 1957.
Mr. Piro worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 21 years, retiring June 1, 1994 from the parts department at the Mapleton plant.
He was of the Catholic faith. The Piro family has made Pekin their home for over 100 years.
An avid pool player, he was a member of the American Pool Players Association. He received Most Valuable Player from the American Pool Players Association twice while playing for the LePub team of Pekin. He had placed 3rd in the City Eight ball Tournament and 2nd in the City Nine ball Tournament. He also received the gold medal in Eight ball play in the State of Illinois Senior Olympics for the years 2001 and 2002 and the silver medal for 2003. He placed 3rd in the United States Nine ball Team event in 1996.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Frank G. Noyes will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in War Veterans' Memorial Cemetery 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.

BETTY F. CLOR
(1925-2003)
PEKIN - Betty F. Clor, 77, of 2323 Broadway, Pekin, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was formerly of 1410 Delray Street in Pekin.
Born August 27, 1925 in Belle Plaine, Kansas to William F. and Bessie Mae Goodaile Waddell, she married Albert Jack Clor on February 14, 1947 in Chicago. He died January 10, 1980 in Peoria. Her parents and one brother (Donald Lee Waddell) also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Harry W. "Butch" (Cindy) Clor of Pekin; three grandchildren, Janea K. (Brett) Godby and Erin M. Clor, both of Pekin, and Brandon W. Clor of Jacksonville; and two great-grandchildren.
A 1943 graduate of Woodruff High School in Peoria, she had attended Illinois Central College in East Peoria during the 1980's.
Mrs. Clor taught and coached swimming for more than 40 years at Pekin Country Club, Sunset Hill Country Club and YWCA, both of Pekin, YMCA of Peoria and Canton, and last for the Pekin Park District.
She was the coordinator of the Share Food Program at the Brookmeadow Apartments in Pekin for several years, up until last year.
She was an active volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was past chairwomen of the Pekin fund drive.
She had been an election judge for Tazewell County at Willow School in Pekin.
She enjoyed ballroom dancing.
She attended Congregation Anshai Emeth in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Curt D. Keller will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

BARBARA M. "BOOTS" DROCKELMAN
(1920-2003)
PEKIN - Barbara Marjorie "Boots" Drockelman, 82, of 914 Hamilton St. died at 7:02 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.
She was born August 6, 1920 in Chicago to Newton W. and Bertha Moldal Bennett.
She married Sylvester Drockelman on August 10, 1947 in South Pekin.
Surviving are her husband; 1 son, David (Nancy) Drockelman of Pekin; 1 step-son, Gary (Sue) Stroyd of Chester, England; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Jean (Paul) Schleder of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by 1 son, George Hoerr in December 1998 in Pekin; and 1 brother.
Mrs. Drockelman worked as a clerk at the Union Store in downtown Pekin for many years.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin and its Bethlehem Society.
Private services will be held at her church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

URVAN A. UBBEN
(1912-2003)
PEKIN - Urvan A. Ubben, 90, of 1104 Park Avenue, died at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at his residence.
Born September 12, 1912 in Pekin to Theodore H. and Ella Veerman Ubben, he married Wilma A. Volk on October 17, 1937 in Green Valley. She died June 15, 2002 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are two daughters, Sarah A. (William) Cole of Peoria and Kathryn M. (John) Ensch of San Diego, California; one son, Joseph W. Ubben of Rockford; eight grandchildren, Alice L. Zorc of Vero Beach, Florida, David A. (Patrice) Cole of Peoria, Elizabeth A. (Paul) Whittaker, Rebecca A. (Keith) Timmons, Christine A. (Christopher) Norton, all of Jacksonville, Florida, Benjamin J. (Jenny) Ubben of Wheaton, Adam J. Ubben of Naperville and Jonathan A. Ubben of Chicago; four great-grandchildren; one brother, James (Sue) Ubben of Dallas, Texas and one sister, Soph Brosmer of South Bend, Indiana.
He attended Bradley University.
He and wife farmed in the Delavan area from 1943 to 1955. He also had worked as a chemist for Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pekin.
He was among the first juvenile diabetics to be treated with insulin, produced by Eli Lilly and Company. He lived more than eighty years as an insulin dependent diabetic. He authored a book titled: "So You're Diabetic - Live With It!".
He built wood furniture and also enjoyed woodcarving.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2003 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Cremation will be accorded. Private burial of the ashes will be in Sand Prairie Cemetery in rural Green Valley. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois or to the OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

ANCIL E. FOX
(1918-2003)
PEKIN - Ancil Everet Fox, 84, of 422 Pleasure Street, Chetek, Wisconsin, died at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He was formerly of 1111 Henrietta Street in Pekin.
Born September 13, 1918 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Emmett and Helen Winifred Vaughn Fox, he married Rosalie Honor Kirgan on June 11, 1941 in Pekin. She died November 17, 1999 in Chetek, Wisconsin. His parents, one brother, and one infant sister also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Dean R. (Sandra) Fox and Gary D. (Brenda) Fox, both of Pekin; one daughter, Peggy J. (Dennis) Wood of Chetek, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Darren L. Murphy and Ryan E. Murphy, both of Peoria, Bret W. (Sheila) Fox and Paige N. (Kirt) Gibbs, both of Pekin, Chad D. (Heather) Fox of Groveland, Shelley M. (Jeffery) Beste of Cedarville, Ohio, and Brandon C. (Amy) Murphy of Washington; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.
Mr. Fox worked for Corn Products Corporation in Pekin as a millwright for 35 years, retiring in 1976.
He was a member of the Chetek United Methodist Church and the Chetek Masonic Lodge #277 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and the Pioneer Club at Corn Products. He was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #916, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1271, and Pekin Lodge #29, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, all of Pekin.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. The Rev. James H. Harness will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Union Mission, 203 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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