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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 20

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 1 May 2008, at 2:15 p.m.

LEON WEGENER
(1930-2004)
PEKIN - Leon H. Wegener, 73, of 509 Country Club Drive, Pekin, died at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004 in the emergency room of Pekin Hospital.
Born December 14, 1930 in Davenport, Iowa to Rudolph and Birdie Berodt Wegener, he married Lois Erna Hoefer on September 7, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Alane L. Wegener of Tucson, Arizona; one son, Dirk R.Wegener of Rockford; two brothers, Nyle (Anna) Wegener of Blue Grass, Iowa and Dale (Betty) Wegener of Walcott, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Wegener worked for Crescent Electric Supply Company in Peoria for 40 years, retiring in 1995 as branch manager.
He was a member of Pekin Country Club and the Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Paul D. Balaban will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tributes Program, Department 77-3968, Chicago, Illinois 60678-3968.

MARY BEENEY
(1936-2004)
PEKIN - Mary Katherine Beeney, 67, of 421 Herman Street, died at 8:43 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born January 15, 1936 in Waco, Tennessee to Robert Lee and Brownie Lee Sharp Avritt, she married Theodore Edward Beeney on February 21, 1959 in Pekin. He died May 15, 1992 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by two sons, George Lee Beeney and Scott Michael Beeney; one daughter, Betty Jean Beeney and two sisters, Anita Avritt and Margaret Dudley.
Surviving are five sons, Billie Dean (Linda) Barber of Pontiac, Danny Edward Daniels of Michigan, Theodore Eugene Beeney of Rolla, Missouri, Jay Lynn Beeney of San Francisco, California and Matthew Mark Beeney of Pekin; one daughter, Tonya M. Tribbett of Manito; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one sister, Mildred Marie Burns of Pekin.
Mrs. Beeney had worked as a cook at the Pekin Downtown Motel, as the head of the cafeteria at Libby's in Morton, on the line for Foster & Gallagher in Peoria, as manager and head cook for the Davis Caf' in downtown Pekin. She last worked as a cook for the former Red Wagon Restaurant in Pekin.
She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and making crafts. She also collected bears.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 201 West Springfield Avenue, Suite 904, Champaign, Illinois 61820 or to the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund, 3300 North Main Street, East Peoria, Illinois 61611.

GOLDIE SHERMAN
(1927-2004)
PEKIN - Goldie Sherman, 76, of 2323 Broadway Rd., Apt. 2B4, died at 8:05 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2004 at her home.
Born October 14, 1927 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Fred Leslie and Mary Margaret Baker Parker, she married William Donald Miller on April 1, 1945 in Jonesboro.
She later married Paul M. Sherman on December 21, 1969 in Pekin.
Surviving are two sons, Donald R. (Pat) Miller of Manito and Randy A. Miller of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Linda K. Miltimore of Zion, Illinois; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Pete (Mattie) Parker of Jonesboro and Simp Parker of Bono, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by one grandson; three brothers; and one sister.
Mrs. Sherman last worked as a desk clerk for 10 years at the original Holiday Inn in Pekin during the late 1970's and early 1980's. Previously, she had worked at the Pekin K-Mart and at Sherman's Drive Inn in Pekin.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin, where she was involved in the 'Prime Timers', the Circle of Love Sunday school class, and the kitchen committee.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. The Rev. Greg Mason will officiate. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614, American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526, or OSF Saint Francis Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

STANLEY RIPPER
(1920-2004)
PEKIN - Stanley O. Ripper, 84, of 601 Prince Street, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria. He was formerly of 1504 Charlotte St .
Born January 11, 1920 in Cincinnati Township, Tazewell County to Frederick George and Emma Eva Lutz Ripper, he married Fannette Margaret Traeger on April 3, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his wife on November 12, 1985 in Pekin and four brothers.
Surviving are two sons, Lynn H. (Marlene) Ripper of Edwardsville and John R. (Marianne) Ripper of Indian Trail, North Carolina; one daughter, Susan M. Ripper of Pekin; three granddaughters; and two sisters, Vernita Organ of LaPorte, Indiana and Mary Thelma Wagner of Pekin.
Mr. Ripper worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 40 years, retiring as an inspector in the transmission department in January 1981.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.
He served as treasurer for Boy Scout Troop #181 for over 40 years. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed softball, basketball, and golf in his younger years.
He served stateside in the U.S. Army from October 15, 1941 until being discharged as a Master Sergeant on October 20, 1945.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin. The Rev. Mark A. Miller and Rev. Glenn R.A. Niemann will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel and 30 minutes prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Sand Prairie Cemetery in rural Green Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Civic Outreach, 515 South 3rd Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554

LEETA OPAL SAVAGE
(1911-2004)
PEKIN - Leeta Opal Savage, 92, formerly of 315 Lakeside, died at 1:08 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2004 at Pekin Manor.
Born March 30, 1911 in Willow Springs, Missouri to Edgar and Sarah Raby Swecker, she married Steve Savage on December 25, 1930.
She was preceded in death by her husband in July 1974 in West Plains, Missouri ; one daughter, Virginia Ewen on March 29, 2003 in Pekin; four sisters; and three brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty Tucker of Morton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ethel Baymiller of Hobart, Michigan.
Mrs. Savage last worked for Hill Glove Company in Peoria, retiring in 1962. Previously, she had worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin.
She was a former of the First Church of God in West Plains, Missouri and had been a member of the West Plains Garden Club.
She enjoyed traveling, quilting, and crocheting.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Greg Mason and Rev. Syl Carter will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Oaklawn Cemetery in West Plains, where Rev. Greg Reeder will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 East Broadway Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.

SYLVESTER HORN
(1916-2004)
PEKIN - Sylvester George Horn, 87, of 800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, Minnesota, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, January 11, 2004 at St. Therese Nursing Home in New Hope, Minnesota. He was formerly of Pekin.
Born October 2, 1916 in Hannibal, Missouri, he married Martha Minor on July 31, 1940 in Pekin. She died February 26, 1993 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, one brother, and six sisters.
Surviving are three daughters, Martha (John) Conrad of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Judy (Bruce) Batchelder of Plantation, Florida, and Julie (Dennis) White of Rhinelander, Wisconsin ; one son, George (Vivian) Horn of Pekin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Horn worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 40 years, retiring January 1, 1975 as general foreman in the tool crib.
He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Pekin.
He was on the 1935 Pekin Community High School Basketball Team that placed 3rd at state.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church, 1717 Highwood Avenue, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

MINNIE ROWAN
(1914-2004)
PEKIN - Minnie May Rowan, 89, formerly of #1 Haussler Court, died at 12:45 a.m., Sunday, January 11, 2004 at Morton Terrace, Ltd.
Born May 1, 1914 in Pekin to Phillip A. and Louise L. Duley Schwinn, she married Walter Murray Rowan on July 27, 1940 in Davenport, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 23, 1964 in Pekin; one brother; and two sisters.
Surviving are one sister, Phyllis Taylor of Peru; four nephews; and three nieces.
Mrs. Rowan had worked as a clerk at the Stafford 's Dairy Store on 8th Street in Pekin during the early 1960's. Previously, she had been an operator at Middle States Telephone Company in Pekin for several years.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin .
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. The Rev. Krista L. Brockman will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

CHARLOTTE DRAKE
(1904-2004)
PEKIN - Charlotte Clara 'Lottie' Drake, 99, of 908 Charlotte Street, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born March 18, 1904 in Pekin to August and Jennie Elizabeth Buhs Petrie, she married Walter James Drake on June 30, 1927 in Pekin. He died in June of 1970 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn J. (Harmon) Peaco of Crystal Lake and Joanne C. (Fred) Beckmann of Chicago Heights; eight grandchildren, Deborah L. (Harvey) Barlow of Jessup, Maryland, David E. (Mauri) Peaco of St. Louis, Missouri, James A. Peaco of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Julie A. (Todd) Kipfer of Bozeman, Montana, Jean E. Peaco of Bellingham, Washington, Dennis D. (Karen) Beckmann of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Kenneth K. (Nancy) Beckmann of Roeland Park, Kansas and Cynthia C. (Bruce) Tracy of Overland Park, Kansas; fourteen great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Jennie Petrie of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.
A homemaker, she worked for the Hinners Organ Company in Pekin prior to her marriage.
She was a member of Second Reformed Church in Pekin, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years. She also was a member of the choir, the Volunteer Society and the Friendship Circle at her church.
She was a longtime member of the Sand Prairie Home Extension. She was a former member of Church Women United and the Woman's Choral Group at the former Garfield School.
She enjoyed making Springerle cookies.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Second Reformed Church in Pekin. The Rev. Dr. Harmen Heeg and Rev. Ralph H. Cordes will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, and one half-hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Reformed Church, 600 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

HUGH HOSFORD
(1915-2004)
PEKIN - Hugh R. Hosford, 88, of 212 Hamilton Street, died at 11:45 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
He was born October 17, 1915 in Brown County, Illinois to Sam J. and Minnie Petri Hosford.
Surviving are two sisters, Faye Drake of Morton and Cathryn Kirgan of Liberty.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Mr. Hosford worked at Allied Mills in Bartonville for 30 years, retiring in 1981. Previously, he had worked as a farm hand for 11 years in the Cooperstown area.
Private graveside services will be Thursday, January 15, 2004 in Cooperstown Cemetery in Cooperstown. There will be no visitation. Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA BAILEY
(1934-2004)
PEKIN -Barbara Jean Bailey, 69, of 1414 Morton St. died at 11:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born November 7, 1934 in Paxton, Illinois to Charles F. and Mary M. Johnson Stifle, Sr., she married Harold W. Bailey on June 16, 1951 in Pekin .
Surviving are her husband; 3 grandchildren; Shannon A. (Scott) Owens and Harold E. Bailey, both of Pekin, and Amanda L. Bailey of Virden, Illinois ; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Patricia (Patrick) Kerwin of Azusa, California and Sally Livingston of Calahan, Florida ; and 1 brother, Terry L. Stifle of Los Angeles, California .
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Scott Bailey and Grant Bailey; and 2 brothers.
Mrs. Bailey last worked at K-Mart in Morton, retiring as the jewelry manager on May 1, 1993 after 23 years. Previously, she had worked as a waitress at the Elks Lodge and the Tazewell Hotel, both in Pekin.
She attended Grace Baptist Church in Pekin.
She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and her grandchildren.
Cremation will be accorded. There will be no visitation or services. Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707 .

DYLAN M. J. MOUCK
(1998-2004)
CREVE COEUR - Dylan Matthew John Mouck, 5, of 308 Glendale, Creve Coeur, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born June 12, 1998 in Peoria to Kenneth John Mouck and Melanie Jane Mouck.
Surviving are his parents of Creve Coeur; one sister, Desiray Kathryn Lynn Mouck of Creve Coeur; paternal grandparents, Robert Lee and Trudy Whitby of Peoria and Verna Lacey of Creve Coeur; maternal grandfather, Harold Mouck of Creve Coeur; one aunt, Amy Mouck of Bartonville; and three uncles, Andy Mouck and Jim Whitby, both of Creve Coeur, and Bob Whitby of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Kathryn Mouck.
Dylan was a student in the Early Childhood Class at Schramm School in Pekin.
He enjoyed bowling and walking.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. Dwayne L. Stuber will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a headstone fund for Dylan.

RAYMOND PROVENZANO
(1927-2004)
PEKIN - Raymond Joseph Provenzano, 76, of 1618 Lamar Drive, Pekin, died at 4:13 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born September 6, 1927 in Pershing, Iowa to James and Nellie M. West Provenzano, he married Ann Horner. He later married Carolyn Joyce Oster on May 21, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Frank Provenzano of Oklahoma and Tom Provenzano of Fairfield, Iowa; two daughters, Cynthia Provenzano of San Diego, California and Mary Lloyd of Des Moines, Iowa; one step-son, Gary (Vicky) Tuffentsamer of Manito; five grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and one great-grandson.
His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
A United States Army veteran of the Korean War, he served from November 7, 1950 to February 26, 1954 . He attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a Prisoner of War from November 26, 1951 to August 26, 1953 and received the Purple Heart for wound received in action on November 26, 1951 in Korea.
Mr. Provenzano worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years as a tool grinder in East Peoria, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #916 of Pekin, Deer Creek American Legion, and the AMVETS in Peoria.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing golf.
A funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. The Rev. Timothy Nolan will officiate, with a eulogy from Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Midwest Chapter, 2050 Pfingsten Road, Suite 127, Glenview, Illinois 60025.

PEGGY L. WALKER
(1957-2004)
CREVE COEUR - Peggy Lee Smith Walker, 46, of 405 Riverview Drive, Creve Coeur, was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 at her home.
Born May 22, 1957 in Peoria to Larry and Louise Hooste Smith, she married Theodore Walker on April 10, 1976 in Creve Coeur. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother of Creve Coeur; two sons, Christopher Walker and Anthony Walker, both of Creve Coeur; three grandsons; two brothers, Daniel (Teresa) Smith and Ross (Rene) Smith, both of Pekin; and one sister, Lynn (Don) Paul of Creve Coeur.
Her father preceded her in death.
Peggy worked at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for 12 years, last working as an application specialist.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She enjoyed dancing, driving her car, playing cards and blitz, shopping with her mother, and spending time with her grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. The Rev. Joseph W. Anderson will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to WomenStrength, Post Office Box 33855, Peoria, Illinois 61612-3855.

BRYSON TRIBE
(2004)
PEKIN -Bryson Alexander Tribe, son of Francis Ann Lovell and Raymond Eugene Tribe, both of 1100 Summer St. was stillborn at 8:34 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Pekin Hospital .
Surviving are 1 sister, Tatum Lovell of Pekin; grandparents, Danny and Donna Lovell of Forest City and Rodney and Melody Tribe of South Pekin; great-grandparents, Norton and Frances Brenner of Manito, and John and Maxine Pennington, Allan Tribe, and Carrol McKnight, all of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Wesley Landon Burget on September 10, 1999 in Peoria and 1 great-grandfather, Ray Lovell.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 8, 2004 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Rev. Tom Guengerich will officiate. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital of Illinois.

PAUL E. FRYMAN
(1922-2004)
PEKIN - Paul Enos Fryman, 81, of 1210 Caroline Street, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 at his residence.
He was born February 20, 1922 in Mapleton to Lee and Cora Alice Wyer Fryman.
Surviving are three brothers, James M. (Bernadine) Fryman, Thomas J. Fryman and Jack G. (Bonnie) Fryman, all of Pekin; three sisters, Hattie I. Watts of Canton, Helen E. Fryman and Carol J. Fryman, both of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lee Roy Fryman and Edward 'Buzz' Fryman and three sisters, Bernice E. Sprague, Cora A. Benassi and Betty L. Fryman.
Mr. Fryman had played semi-professional Baseball as catcher and pitcher for the Pekin Moose and Pekin Merchant Baseball teams.
He also had served with the Civilian Conservation Corps.
He worked for the American Distilling Company in Pekin for 46 years as an evaporator operator in the feed house and also as a foreman in the barrel house, retiring in 1980 from Midwest Grain Products.
He had attended Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin.
He enjoyed doing yard work and handyman chores.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be 30 minutes before services. The Rev. Steven M. Rowell, Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2720 Broadway Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

JOANNE E. COX
(1936-2004)
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Joanne Elizabeth Cox, 67, of 101 Frontenac Road, Marquette Heights, died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born March 26, 1936 in Peoria to Perry D. and Bertha Caroline Peterson Rife, she married Omer Montell 'Bud' Cox on October 24, 1964 in Peoria. He died January 15, 1997 in Peoria. Two half-brothers and one half-sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Perry Arthur Cox and Andrew Howard Cox, both of Marquette Heights; and two grandsons, Jerry Allen Cox and Thomas James 'T.J.' Cox, both of Creve Coeur.
Mrs. Cox worked as a sales associate for Bergner's at the Pekin Mall and later for Famous Barr at the Northwoods Mall in Peoria. She previously worked as a secretary for Georgetown Middle School and Marquette Grade School, both in Marquette Heights and was a librarian at the Marquette Heights Public Library. She also had been an Avon representative.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin, where she was a Stephen Minister. She was a former member of Sweet Adeline's, Pekin Players, Pekin Civic Chorus, and Artistic Community Theater in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2004 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Terry C. Edele and Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel and 30 minutes before services Monday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to family to help with funeral expenses.

CLARENCE W. JACOBS
(1921-2004)
PEKIN - Clarence Willard Jacobs, 82, of 1520 El Camino Drive, Pekin, died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Pekin Manor. He was formerly of 411 Illinois Street in Pekin.
Born March 12, 1921 in Independence, Missouri to Walter V. and Jessie May Martin Jacobs, he married Maudie Emma Nelson on May 31, 1941 in Peoria. She died May 10, 2001 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence P. ( Beverly ) Jacobs of Peoria and Edward L. (Sandee) Jacobs of East Peoria; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Verna (Leslie) Conarro of Pekin.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Jacobs worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 11 years as a machinist. He then worked for Standard Brands in Pekin for 20 years until its closing. He next worked for the railroad in South Pekin as a switchman and then worked as a sanitation worker for the City of Pekin. He last worked for Pekin Community High School as a custodian at East Campus for several years until his retirement.
He was a former member of the AMVETS.
He enjoyed walking and gardening.
Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

LYNN UNDERWOOD
(1957-2003)
PEKIN - Lynn Ann Underwood, 46, of 346 Chestnut Street, Apartment F, Pekin, died at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born June 27, 1957 in Peoria, she was the daughter of James Lee Whitehurst. She married Donald Dean Underwood on June 10, 1984 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon Elizabeth Davis of Hutchinson, Kansas and Zella Lynn (Terry) Monks of Pekin; one brother, Randy (Crystel) Whitehurst of Creve Coeur; one nephew, James Paul Whitehurst of Creve Coeur; and one grandnephew, Zion Whitehurst of Creve Coeur.
Her father preceded her in death on October 1, 1994 in Pekin.
Mrs. Underwood worked for Andy's Diner in Pekin for 13 years as a prep-cook and dishwasher, last working December 4th.
She enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Bradley M. Ulick of Spring Lake Missionary Church will officiate. Cremation will follow services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

PENNY DAY
(1956-2003)
PEKIN - Penny Lynette Day, 47, of 309 Arrow Street, died at 10:34 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.
Born August 3, 1956 in Pekin to Edward and K. Pauline Finch Pumphrey, she married Richard A. 'Rick' Day on September 13, 1975 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Tobbias A. (Melissa) Day of Pekin; two grandchildren, Serenity N. Day and Chase E. Day; one brother, Ed E. (Linda) Pumphrey of Pekin and two sisters, Paula L. (Scott) Armstrong of Pekin and Pam (John) Marsh of East Peoria.
Her parents preceded her in death.
A beautician for more than 30 years, she liked taking care of her family and all of her customer's hair. She last worked at the Broadway Plaza Salon in Pekin .
Penny enjoyed collecting elephants, fishing trips to Minnesota, bowling, playing Scrabble and spending time with her grandkids. She was a caring person who was loved by all.
Private graveside services will be Wednesday, December 31, 2003 in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Her visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice

DR. KENNETH REID
(1927-2003)
PEKIN - Dr. Kenneth L. Reid, 76, of 1515 South 3rd Street, died at 5:36 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.
Born November 13, 1927 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Leighton H. and Beulah Greening Reid, he married Creta Bennett. He then married Doris VanNattan. He later married Wilimina M. 'Billie' White Antonio on January 17, 1976 in Pekin . She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Leighton V. (Debbie) Reid of Kahoka, Missouri, Brad L. Reid and David K. Reid, both of Pekin; two daughters, Brenda L. (James) Hart of Pekin and Beckie L. Elliott of Topeka; one step-son, Michael D. Antonio of Pekin; one step-daughter, Kristi M. (Mike) Sloter of Manito; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters and his aunt, Bea Doane of Ventura, California.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Beth Louise Reid; one great-grandson, Dyson Bailey and a son-in-law, Greg Elliott.
He was a World War II Marine Corps Veteran.
Dr. Reid was a Registered Physical Therapist for 45 years, first in Chillicothe and then in Pekin, retiring in 1993.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin.
He enjoyed painting and reading. He loved the outdoors.
His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 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, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

PATRICK POWELL
(1958-2003)
PEKIN - Patrick Allen Powell, 45, of 359 Caroline St. died at 10:30 p.m., Thursday, December 25, 2003 at his brother's home at 1023 Mechanic St.
Born October 30, 1958 in Pekin to Harold Dean and Elizabeth A. Rowland Powell, he married JuLee Hilst Lolling on May 24, 2003 in Pekin .
Surviving are his wife; his mother, Elizabeth Powell of Pekin; 3 daughters, Holly Bong of Pekin, and Sara Grove and Crystal Grove, both of Benton, New Hampshire; 2 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Jerry (Ronda) Powell and Carl (Cathy) Powell, both of Pekin, Lowell (Ruth) Powell of Glasford, and Roger (Brenda) Powell of Douglas, Wyoming; 2 sisters, Nema (Scott) Joesting of Marquette Heights and Mary (Tyler) Lair of South Pekin; 1 half-brother, Danny Powell of Pekin; and 2 half-sisters, Judy Dunn and Annie Block, both of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his father and 2 brothers.
He served in the U.S. Navy in 1976.
He was a hunter, fisherman, wood worker and shade tree mechanic.
He last worked for J&R Well Drilling in Pekin in 2000.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield . The Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will provide military rites. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

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