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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 18

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, at 7:18 p.m.

CHRISTINA MARGETICH
(1927 - 2003)
PEKIN - Christina E. Margetich, 76, of 219 Parkridge Lane, Pekin, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 2003 at her home.She was formerly of 10906 South Hubner Lane , Glasford.
Born December 2, 1927 in Elizabethton , Tennessee to Robert and Callie Hodge Heaton, she married Tom Margetich on July 10, 1946 in Phoenix , Arizona .He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Noreen Margetich and Louise Lykins, both of North Pekin ; one son, Thomas D. (Debbie) Margetich of Chicago Heights; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velmia Linville and Mimi (Ed) Thompson, both of Peoria Heights; and one brother, Robert E. (Jeanetta) Heaton of Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Her parents, one son (Norman Dennis 'Denny' Margetich) and one daughter (Caroline Margetich) preceded her in death.
Mrs. Margetich was currently the State of Illinois Chairwoman of the National Forget Me Not Organization for Prisoners of War and Those Missing in Action, where she and her husband where volunteers for several years.
She enjoyed making crafts.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield .
Memorial contributions maybe made to the Me thodist Me dical Center Hospice Services, 221 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue , Peoria , Illinois 61636 .

ROBBIE DAVIS
(1967 - 2003)
CREVE COEUR - Robbie Lynn Davis, 36, of 120 Avalon Court, died at 4 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2003 at his residence.
Born June 17, 1967 in Peoria to Charles Jr. and Carolyn Michaels Davis, he married Patricia A. Schidler on June 14, 1991 in Creve Coeur.She survives.
Also surviving are his father of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Kalynn Marie Davis at home; one son, Devin Hunter Davis at home; three sisters, Glenna (Robert) Pyeatte of Peoria, Ruby Harper of Creve Coeur, and Brenda Davis of Rushville; and one brother, Delmar Davis of Ina.
His mother preceded him in death.
Mr. Davis was presently working at Morton Welding Company in Morton as a machinist.He previously worked as a machinist at Multax Corporation in Morton for 3 years and tended bar at Sharon and Lo's in Creve Coeur for 8 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.There will be no services.Cremation will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Davis Children's Me morial Fund at South Side Trust and Savings Bank, 118 Cole Street , East Peoria , Illinois 61611 .

CECIL GULLETT
(1918 - 2003)
CREVE COEUR - Cecil F. Gullett, 85, of 131 Apple Court, died at 11:37 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2003 at his home.
Born July 14, 1918 in Roberts to Elias F. and Bessie Mae Kennedy Gullett, he married Rosemary A. Bodoh on October 27, 1945 in Jacksonville, Florida.She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dave (Colleen) Gullett of Peoria and Doug (Patricia) Gullett of Green Valley; one daughter, Mary (Thomas) Crannell of Creve Coeur; eleven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one brother, John (Nadine) Cannoy of Mississippi.
His parents and one sister (Mary Reid) preceded him in death.
A World War II United States Navy veteran, he served from January of 1944 to August of 1946.He attained the rank of Lieutenant.
Mr. Gullett worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 44 years as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 1980 as a planning supervisor in East Peoria.
He was a charter member of Sacre Coeur Catholic Church in Creve Coeur.He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Peoria, Caterpillar Retirees, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.He also was an assistant scout master for Troop 149 at Sacre Coeur Catholic Church of many years.
He enjoyed water recreation and working with wood and stain glass.
A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Sacre Coeur Catholic Church in Creve Coeur.The Rev. Joseph W. Anderson will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before services Wednesday at the church.Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions maybe made to Sacre Coeur Catholic Church, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610.

FREDERICK McCONNELL
(1922 - 2003)
PEKIN - Frederick Eugene McConnell, 81, of 2220 State Street, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center in Pekin.He was formerly of 906 South Street in Pekin.
Born March 9, 1922 in Peoria County to William and Ida Hardibell McConnell, he married Helen Eileen Pruvost on September 22, 1946 in Pekin.She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Donald F. McConnell of Louisiana; one granddaughter, Kristy M. (Jeremy) Brantley of Pekin, who helped care for him; one sister, Betty (Gil) Gillis of Pekin; and two brothers, William McConnell and Chuck McConnell.
His parents preceded him in death.
A World War II United States Army veteran, he served from October 24, 1942 to November 18, 1945 where he was a Cannoneer with a tank destroyer gun team in the European Theater of Operations.He attained the rank of Private First Class.
On September 19, 1943 , he received certificate of service from the United States Crop Corps for patriotic service on a farm or in a food processing factory.
Mr. McConnell began working for Pekin Foundry at the age of 15 until he went into the service and later returned back following his military service until its closing.He worked at Pekin Foundry for a total of 36 years where he worked as a helper, sand cutter, and last as a molder.He later worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 4 years at the Mapleton Foundry as a molder and last as an assembler.He retired in 1983.
He formerly attended LaMarsh Baptist Church in Mapleton.
He enjoyed making model boats from scratch.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services.The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate.Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin where military rites will be accorded.
Memorial contributions maybe made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to any Native American charity of the donor's choice.

JIMM SCHWARTZ
(1921 - 2003)
PEKIN - Jimm J. Schwartz, 82, of 1624 Summit Drive, died at 11:34 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at his residence.
Born August 31, 1921 in Pekin to James Albert and Hertha Emma Voll Schwartz, he married Mary C. Mills on April 24, 1949 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife and one son, Dr. Timm (Chris) Schwartz of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Schwartz and Richard Schwartz.
A 1940 graduate of Pekin Community High School, Jimm played the drums starting in 4th grade thru high school.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945, serving in Panama and then with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C.As a member of the Navy Band, he played for the funeral of President Roosevelt.
Following his discharge from the Navy in 1945, Jimm traveled and played the drums professionally with the Bobby Meeker Orchestra out of St. Louis, Missouri.He then played the drums in the Pekin and Peoria area with Frank Negleman for twenty-five years, several years at theChateau on the Lake and for numerous area functions.He also played with the Pekin Union Mission Orchestra, taught drum lessons in Pekin and was a member of the Pekin Musicians Union 301.
In 1950, he attended the Neon Tube Bending School of Decatur and joined his father and two brothers in the family business, Schwartz ElectricCompany in Pekin, working until the business was sold in July of 1978.He retired at 64 years of age on November 27, 1985.He then worked part-time as a Bailiff at the Tazewell County Court House starting in April 1986 until August 2003.
From 1950 to 1955, he served as a member of the Selective Service System Draft Board during the Korean War until the Pekin office was closed.
He was a life member of Sunset Hills Country Club in Pekin and served as its first president of the Board of Directors and continued in that capacity until February 1980.An avid golfer, he was a recipient of the Al Weaver Integrity Award in 1980 during the Sunset Best Ball Tournament.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1271 in Pekin; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 916 in Pekin; Pekin Lodge 29, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 34 in Peoria.He was a past president and member of the former Pekin Jaycees.
He was a member and former trustee of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.
He was well-known in Pekin for his custom built birdhouses that he donated each year to the Pekin Hospital Foundation for the silent auction held during their annual foundation ball.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Krista L. Brockman will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Cremation will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Pekin Hospital Foundation, 600 South 13th Street, Boy's and Girl's Club of Pekin, 1101 Veerman Street or to the Pekin Union Mission Society, 203 Court Street, all Pekin, Illinois 61554.

HELEN IRENE DEWITT
(1924 - 2003)
PEKIN - Helen Irene Dewitt, 79, of Pekin, Illinois, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2003 at the home of her daughter in Riverdale, Utah.
She was born May 8, 1924 in Jackson, Tennessee to Patrick Michael and Lucy Estelle Hopper Magee.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy E. (Victor) Ethridge of Riverdale, Utah and Karen E. (Kevin) Garman of Pekin; three sons, James L. (Wanda) Dewitt of Nettleton, Mississippi, Anthony R. 'Tony' (Phillis) Dewitt of Pekin and Kenneth L. (Lori) Dewitt of Lindenhurst, Illinois; fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
She had worked in the housekeeping department at Pekin Hospital and previously as an operator for Southern Bell .
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and attended services at their Pekin Ward.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2003 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.Bishop Shaun Shurtliff will preside over the service.There will be no visitation.Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pekin.

VIRGINIA GRAVES
(1930 - 2003)
CREVE COEUR - Virginia Graves, 73, of 201 Eller Avenue in Creve Coeur, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, November 30, 2003 at the Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born August 28, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Forrest and Martha Ellen Meadows Hamblin, she married Arthur E. Graves on June 12, 1949 in Madison, Indiana.He survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Martha E. Williams of Burlington, Kentucky; two sons, Neal E. (Penny) Graves and Kenneth L. Graves, both of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Kathy J. Kelley of Creve Coeur; thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Irene (Robert) Dart of Madison, Indiana and June (Walter) Kieffer of Versailles, Indiana and one brother, Harold (Glenda) Hamblin of Sharonville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her father; one daughter, Bonny Lynn Eyer on February 19, 1984 in Peoria; one infant son, Jeffery Mark Graves and two sisters.
She was a homemaker.
She was a 50-year active member of First Baptist Church in Creve Coeur, where she was the church clerk.
She enjoyed quilt making and her number one priority was her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Creve Coeur.The Rev. David L. Lynn will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church.Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Fund, 425 Rusche Avenue, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610.

EDWARD FRYMAN
(1913 - 2003)
PEKIN - Edward 'Buzz' Fryman, 90, of Pekin, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2003 at his residence.
Born June 18, 1913 in Peoria to Lee and Cora Wyre Fryman, he married Marcia A. Greenfield on June 15, 1940 in Burlington, Iowa.She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Edward L. (Cheryle) Fryman of Farmington; four grandchildren, Anita L. (Harold) Anagnostopoulos of O'Fallon, Missouri, Edward L. Fryman, II of El Paso, Texas, Nicolle A. (Timothy) Hannan of Bangor, Wisconsin and Kristi E. Fryman of Pekin; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four brothers, James (Bernadine) Fryman, Paul Fryman, Thomas Fryman and Jack (Bonnie) Fryman, all of Pekin and three sisters, Hattie Watts of Canton, Helen Fryman and Carol Fryman, both of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Paul Fryman on July 7, 2002 in Pekin; one brother and three sisters.
He was a pipe fitter for Corn Products Company in Pekin for 38 years, retiring in 1976.He previously worked in the coal mines beginning at age 15.
A member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin for 56 years, he also was an associate member of First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, Florida, where he and his wife wintered for 26 years.At the Pekin church, he was a member of the Builder's Adult Sunday school class.
He loved to golf and fish and was a member of the Parkview Senior Men's Golf League for many years.He also golfed in the Corn Products Company Golf League.He played the position of catcher in the Sunday morning baseball league and in the Peoria Industrial League for many years.He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs baseball fan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 inside the Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel of Dreams Mausoleum in Pekin.The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate.There will be no public visitation.Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens.Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to Methodist Medical Center Hospice Services, 221 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61636.

EVA STANSBURY BELL
(1902 - 2003)
PEKIN - Eva H. Stansbury Bell, 101, of 107 Tremont Street in Hopedale, died at 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2003 at the Hopedale Nursing Home.She formerly resided in Manito from 1967 to 1987 and lived in Pekin from 1987 until moving to Hopedale four years ago.
Born March 22, 1902 in San Jose to Edward and Mary K. Leinweber Stansbury, she married Frank Bell in 1970.
Surviving are one nephew, Kenneth M. (Hazel) Stansbury of Tremont; three nieces, Dorothy M. (Glenn) Ripper of Tampa, Florida, Martha D. ( Melvin) Fischer of Roanoke and Phyllis (Michael) Freeman of LasVegas; nine grand nieces and nephews and seven great-grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Pauline Stansbury and three brothers, Henry Stansbury, Martin Stansbury and Carl Stansbury.
She worked 20 years for Hiram Walker in Peoria, retiring in 1967.She worked in the bottling house, the last 10 years as a machine operator.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin since 1947.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2003 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.The Rev. Glenn R. A. Niemann will officiate.Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 711 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

RANDY LEWIS
(1961 - 2003)
PEKIN - Randy Lee Lewis, 42, of 4208 Sheridan Road, Pekin, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, November 23, 2003 at the Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
He was born October 8, 1961 in Pekin to John Norris and Lois Mae Fahnders Lewis.His father preceded him in death on November 21, 1982 in Pekin.
Surviving are his mother of Pekin; three brothers, Michael N. Lewis of Crystal Lake, Timothy S. (Julie) Lewis of Pekin and Rick A. Lewis of Tullahoma, Tennessee; one sister, Wendy G. (David) Rinderknecht of Manchester, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.
Randy worked for Hamm's Furniture in Pekin for more than 20 years, last working Tuesday, November 18, 2003.
He loved the outdoors.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home.Cremation will be accorded following services.Burial of ashes will be in Hurricane Cemetery in Manchester, Tennessee at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, 660 North Industrial Drive, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126.

JANICE TISDALE
(1953 - 2003)
PEKIN - Janice Pauline Tisdale, 50, of 17368 Red Shale Hill Road, Pekin, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, November 23, 2003 at her daughter's home, 235 A Street, Pekin.
Born January 11, 1953 in Pekin to Wilmer Vernon and Mildred M. DePeugh Merritt, she married Harold Stanley Tisdale on September 7, 1968 in Hannibal, Missouri.He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Shawn A. (Carol) Tisdale of North Pekin; two daughters, Stacey L. (James) Davis of Scott Air Force Base and Angela D. ( Shannon ) Woulfe of Pekin; five grandchildren, Ashley N. Davis, Taylor R. Davis, Joseph P. 'Joey' Davis, Dylan M. Woulfe, and Kyle J. Woulfe; one brother, Wilmer F. 'Sonny' (Lisa) Merritt of Pekin; three sisters, Norma J. Mock, Nina E. Piro, and Wilma M. (Jim) Shelby, all of Pekin; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister (C. Darlene Martin), one brother (Glenn Merritt), and four nephews.
A homemaker, Mrs. Tisdale attended First Assembly of God in Pekin.
She enjoyed horses and playing bunco.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Quinn E. McKenzie will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at the funeral home.Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois61614.

JUNE CLARK
(1921 - 2003)
PEKIN - June Orvetta Clark, 82, of 24588 Church Street, Chenoa, died at 5:37 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2003 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.She was formerly of 1323 Caroline Street in Pekin.
Born June 16, 1921 in Sullivan to Orville Bismark and Blanche Opal Bathe Kracht, she married Kenneth Earl Clark on June 29, 1941 in Pekin.He died July 8, 2000 in Peoria.Her parents and one infant brother (Orville B. Kracht, Jr. on February 11, 1931) preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn J. Collins of Peoria, Carolyn S. (Dennis) Kroll of Eureka, and Barbara J. (Lynn) Franz of Lynchburg, Virginia; two sons, Stephen E. Clark of Big Sandy, Tennessee and William D. (Brenda) Clark of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey M. Collins and Kimberly E. Collins, both of Peoria, R. Matthew Franz and Daniel L. Franz, both of Lynchburg, Virginia, Nathan W. Clark of Pekin, Adam N. Clark of Morton, and Sara E. Clark of East Peoria; and three step-grandchildren, Jennifer C. Milburn of Pekin, Brian C. Kroll of Peoria, and Steven E. (Kelley) Kroll of Montgomery.
She was a 1939 graduate of Pekin Community High School and later attended Midstate Business College in Peoria.
Mrs. Clark worked as a secretary at the Pekin office of University of Illinois Co-Operative Extension Service for 17 years, retiring May 15, 1981.She previously worked as a secretary at J. I. Case in Peoria until World War II and later as a civilian secretary at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas.She then briefly worked for Caterpillar, Inc and as a secretary for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and Mothers of Twins Club, both of Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at the funeral home.Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or Station 1 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, 24588 Church Street, Chenoa, Illlinois61726.

Z. PAULINE HOLVERSON
(1911 - 2003)
PEKIN - Zelma Pauline Holverson, 92, of 1709 Center Street, died at 9:20 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2003 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born May 19, 1911 in Pekin to Lee and Pearl Mae Marriott Harding, she married Merville Holverson in 1927 in Canton.He died June 6, 1969 in Spooner, Wisconsin.Two sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Merville J. (Mina Mae) Holverson of Pekin; one daughter, Agnes L. Cash of Pekin; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor B. (Charles William) Martin and Iola G. Preston, both of Pekin; and one brother, Alvin L. (Edith) Harding of Pekin.
Mrs. Holverson owned and operated Bloompott Florist and Greenhouse in Pekin since 1954.Previously, she worked at the Princess Candy Kitchen in Pekin from 1929 to 1952.
She formerly attended Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.
She was formerly a member of the Jolly 60's Club at Faith Baptist Church and was a life member of the Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter #673.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.The Rev. Thomas Shirley and Rev. Larry Oates will officiate.Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2003 at the funeral home.Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 2000 West Pioneer Parkway, Suite 18B, Peoria, Illinois61615.

BEULAH BOWLBY
(1912 - 2003)
PEKIN - Beulah Iola Bowlby, 90, of 2501 Allentown Road, died at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 17, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.She was formerly of Peoria, Green Valley and 323 Park Ridge Lane in Pekin.
Born November 19, 1912 in Hannibal, Missouri to Daniel L. and Ethel A. Brunty Myers, she married Donald E. Bowlby on May 17, 1947 in Rock Island.He died October 31, 1957 in Green Valley.One step-son ( James D. Bowlby),two sisters; and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one step-son, R.E. 'Bill' ( Marietta ) Bowlby of Springfield, Illinois; five step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Vernetta E. Wells of Litchfield, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews, including Doris Antonio of Groveland, who helped care for her.
Mrs. Bowlby worked as a secretary at Corn Products Corporation in Pekinfor 25 years, retiring in 1975.
She formerly attended First United Presbyterian Church in Pekin.
She was a member of Cloverleaf Chapter #1002, Order of the Eastern Star in East Peoria; the Ladies Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #265 in Peoria; and the YWCA.
She was a 1944 graduate of Dickinson College of Business in Peoria and a 1966 graduate ofMidstate College of Commerce in Peoria .
She was an avid reader.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.The Rev. Robert Scott will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home.Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

DELORES O'RANDLE
(1922 - 2003)
PEKIN - Delores June O'Randle, 81, 2307 Broadway, Apartment 7B4, died at 2:45 p.m. , Sunday, November 16, 2003 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born November 7, 1922 in Chillicothe to Karl and Mary Ann Vogel Wiesenhofer.
Surviving are three daughters, Diane Kiddoo of Urbana, Donna Weinstein of Morton, and Carol Casper of Fresno, California; six sons, Gary Allen of Florida, Dwayne Hofer of Peoria, Wayne Hofer of Pekin, Dennis Harper of Illinois, Stephen Wiesenhofer of Arizona, and Frank O'Randle of Chillicothe; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, including her twin, Dorothy Neumann of Pekin, and Grace Frink of Iowa; and one brother, Fred Wiesenhofer of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Yvonne Hofer and Kathleen Hofer, seven sisters, and five brothers.
Mrs. O'Randle worked as a dietician at several local nursing homes for many years.Previously, she had worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria and F.W. Me ans Company in Peoria .
A member of Victorious Life Evangelical Bible Church in East Peoria, she enjoyed her children and grandchildren and reading the Bible.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at the funeral home.Burial will be in Victorious Life Evangelical Bible Church Cemetery in East Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

J. MARLENE KNACKMUHS
(1938 - 2003)
PEKIN - Joyce Marlene Knackmuhs, 65, of 13952 South 14th Street, died at 3:42 p.m. , Saturday, November 15, 2003 at her brother's home at 11045 Maple Island, Spring Lake Township, rural Manito.
She was born August 12, 1938 in Pekin to Russell Frederick and Viola Florence Wade Hyatt.
Surviving are two sons, James Roland Spillman, Jr. of Galesburg andLeGrand Ambrose 'Joe' (Monica) Carrington, II of Pekin; two daughters, Vijessa (Dale) Oates andRena Marie Knackmuhs both of Manito; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frederick Russell (Mary) Hyatt of Manito and Gary Paul (Paula Sue) Hyatt of Lacon.
Her parents preceded in death.
Mrs. Knackmuhs last worked for Alliance Library System and Heart of Illinois Talking Books System in Pekin for 19 years, retiring as the machine service manager on August 12, 1998 .Previously, she had worked for the Tazewell County Farm Bureau in Pekin for many years.
She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin and enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and crocheting.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2003 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.The Rev. Steven M. Rowell, Sr. will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

JUANITA WHITAKER
(1922 - 2003)
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Juanita Whitaker, 81, of Marquette Heights, died at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.
Born April 18, 1922 in Stone, Kentucky to James and Geneva Blackburn Chapman, she married Frank Whitaker on September 11, 1964 in Chicago.He died December 16, 1988.She was also preceded in death by one son, James Arthur Chapman on May 16, 1971 in Harvard, Illinois.
Surviving are one grandson, James P. (Cynthia) Chapman of Wausau, Wisconsin; three great-granddaughters, Cydni C. Chapman, Taylor A. Chapman, and Chloe P. Chapman, all of Wausau; two brothers, Shelton (Betty) Chapman of Taylor, Michigan and Charlie (Jerry) Chapman of Chicago; and two sisters, Mary Fletcher of Pekin and Lillian Crain of Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
A homemaker, Mrs. Whitaker enjoyed watching television.
Private burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.

JAMES SKAGGS
(1954 - 2003)
HAVANA - James Herman Skaggs, 72, of 21200 Lariat Lane, died at 2:47 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born June 22, 1931, in Natrona to Lloyd and Beulah Hainline Skaggs, he married Sharon Kay Hendricks on November 5, 1954 in Pekin.She died November 1, 1967 in Rochester, Minnesota. He later married Lera Gail Graves on February 6, 1992 in Guntersville, Alabama.She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Cheryl) Skaggs of Manito, Randy (Carolyn) Skaggs of Tremont; three grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; four brothers, Stanley (Amy) Skaggs of Colorado, Russell (Mary) Skaggs of Delavan, John (Cookie) Mount of St. Charles, Missouri, and John (Alice) Skaggs of South Pekin and three sisters, Katherine (David) Wilcox and Viola Zimmerman, both of Pekin, and Debbie (Daryl) Birkey of Hopedale.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle; two grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.
He was self-employed, loved fishing and gardening, and was of the Christian faith.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Dennis Fitzgerald will officiate.Visitation will be two hours before services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club, 1101 Veerman Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

LOUISE FOSTER
(1894 - 2003)
PEKIN - Louise Foster, 109, of 2501 Allentown Road, died at 5:35 p.m., Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.She was formerly of rural Tremont.
Born January 25, 1894 in Stanford to Albert and Caroline Hagenbutcher Hoch, she married Joseph Foster on April 8, 1911 in Bloomington.He died March 4, 1979 in Tremont.She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, one great-great-great-grandson; two sisters; and one brother.
Surviving are two daughters, Marie Guengerich and Mae White, both of Pekin; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.
A homemaker, Mrs. Foster was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home.Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.

ZOLA RAGON
(1922 - 2003)
CREVE COEUR - Zola Bernice Ragon, 80, of 1240 South Creve Coeur Avenue, died at 10:30 p.m., Monday November 10, 2003 at her home.
Born November 28, 1922 in Carlisle, Indiana to George P. and Ruie Catt Jones, she married Willie F. Ragon on February 1, 1941 in St. Charles, Missouri.He died May 4, 1992 in Peoria.She was also preceded in death by one daughter (Gayle Ragon in 1949 in Willow Hill) and one brother.
Surviving are one daughter, Sherry Ann (Allen) Schonert of Creve Coeur; four sons, Willie L. (Kaye) Ragon of Perry, Missouri, and Bradley L. (Debra) Ragon, Matthew J. (Monica) Ragon, and Zane A. (Valerie) Ragon, all of Creve Coeur; sixteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, George D. Jones of East Peoria; and one sister, Donna (Kent) Ransdell of Lake Elsinore, California.
Mrs. Ragon was a waitress at Davis Brothers Pizza in East Peoria for 20 years, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the Shiloh Christian Church in Willow Hill.
She was a member of American Legion Post 1234 Auxiliary in Creve Coeur and enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and reading.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 at Shiloh Christian Church in Willow Hill.The Rev. David Sheridan will officiate.Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Creve Coeur Community Center, 586 Groveland, Creve Coeur, Illinois61610.

SHORTY RITCHIE
(1924 - 2003)
PEKIN - Emery Earl 'Shorty' Ritchie, Jr., 79, of 444 South Parkway Drive, Apartment 207, Pekin, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2003 at Morton Villa Care Center in Morton.
Born June 5, 1924 in Spring Lake Township, Tazewell County to Emery Earl, Sr. and Louise Cook Ritchie, he married Susan Kay McGlinn on March 6, 1956 in Pekin.She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Pamela (Paul) Orton of Sacsuma, Alabama; three brothers, Melvin Ritchie of Pekin, and James Ritchie and Gerald (Rose) Ritchie, both of Manito and two sisters, Oley Maneno of Pekin and Dora DeSutter of Manito.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter (Tammy Krieg in 1992) and one brother.
Mr. Ritchie worked for R. A. Cullinan and Son in Tremont for 34 years as a truck driver, retiring in 1986.He also was a truck trader.
He attended Pekin Bible Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Richard W. Jones will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home.Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

DONNA MAE LOWER
(1933 - 2003)
PEKIN - Donna Mae Lower, 70, of #1 Williamsburg Court, Apartment 1B, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2003 at her home.
Born August 18, 1933 in Elm Grove Township, Tazewell County to Henry and Veda Fern Thomas Van Dyke, she married Ralph Richard Lower on April 21, 1950 in Pekin.He survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Kristia Lynn (Terry) Goss and Cheri Dene Anderson, both of Pekin, Shelly Ann (Randy) Beltramea of Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Terri Jene (Edward) Smith of East Peoria; two sons, Ralph Gregory 'Greg' Lower and Jeffrey James (Lynda) Lower, both of Pekin; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Wesley Darrell Cook of Peoria; and three sisters, Dorla (Richard) Souba and Sherry (Howard) Harris, both of Pekin, and Connie Newton of Marion, Indiana; and aunt, Mary Frampton of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons (Robin Lee Lower in 1977 and Darrell Lower in infancy).
Mrs. Lower was a Tap and Jazz instructor at Dianne's Dance World in Pekin for several years.She also was a Sara Coventry Jewelry Representative in Pekin during the 1960's.
She had belonged to several bowling leagues at Sunset Lanes in Pekin and was of the Methodist faith.
She often stated that her children and grandchildren were the reasons her entire life had been happy and complete.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2003 at the funeral home.Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614 .

WILLIAM LOCK
(1929 - 2003)
SOUTH PEKIN - William Gilbert 'Bill' Lock, 74, of 2220 State Street , Pekin , died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center in Pekin.He was formerly of 202 St. Mark's Court in South Pekin .
Born January 3, 1929 in Saidora to Ninnies Roy and Emma Pearl Hamilton Lock, he married Leona May Cohenour on November 21, 1951 in Pekin .
Surviving are his wife of South Pekin; two daughters, Valerie Sue (Steve) Rush of Delavan and Diana Lynn Maquet of Pekin; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons; one brother, David (Kay) Lock of Pekin; and three sisters, Valda (Elmer) Sackett, Eva (James) Cohenour, and Sandra (Bobby) Dale, all of Pekin.
His parents, three brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.
A United States Korean War Army veteran, he served from September 2, 1948 to May 22, 1952 .He attained the rank of Corporal.
Mr. Lock worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 1977 as a core maker from the Mapleton plant.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He enjoyed fishing and working with wood.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Steven M. Rowell, Sr. will officiate.Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 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 Paul Towne Memorial AMVETS Post #169 in North Pekin for shipping packages to the service men and women serving overseas.

RUSSELL MCBRIDE
(1923 - 2003)
Marquette Heights - Russell Edward McBride, 80, of 210 Kaskaskia Road, Marquette Heights, died at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born March 18, 1923 in Clever, Missouri to Emmit and Flora Mae Tuttle McBride, he married Brunhilda Lopez on May 29, 1945 in New York City.She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Russell E., Jr. (Brenda) McBride of Monroe, Georgia and John Bradley (Janice) McBride of Fort Stewart, Georgia; one daughter, Jeanette (Gerald) McBride Kissel of Elliott City, Maryland; nine grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Netta) McBride of Springfield, Missouri and one sister, Fern McBride of Clever, Missouri.
He was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving from 1941 to 1948 and attained the rank of chief petty officer.
He worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1982 as a plate inspector.He was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees and formerly served as a union steward in Building KK.
He was a member and past commander of Creve Coeur Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4835 and a member and past president and former trustee of the Paul Towne Memorial AMVETS Post 169 in North Pekin.
He was a ballot judge during the vote for the incorporation of Marquette Heights.He also was a former member and fire chief of the volunteer fire department and a former Chief of Police, both in Marquette Heights.
A Mason, he was a member of the Mohammed Temple, Shrine and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria.He also was a member of the Peoria Sportsman's Club and the Lion's Club.He enjoyed boating, camping and fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home.Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin, with military rites accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60707.

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