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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 21

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 1 May 2008, at 2:16 p.m.

JOHN B. "JACK" ZILCH
(1929-2004)
PEKIN - John Berton 'Jack' Zilch, 74, of 1421 Caroline Street, Pekin, died at 6:58 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
He was born November 19, 1929 in Peoria to George Edward and Inez M. Fuller Zilch.
Surviving are three sons, Steven B. (Barbara) Zilch and James E. ( Nancy ) Zilch, both of Bartonville, and John J. (Stephanie) Zilch of Peoria; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his long-time companion, Grace E. Smith, who he made his home with.
His parents and one brother (James Zilch) preceded him in death.
Mr. Zilch began working for Caterpillar, Inc. in 1964, retiring May of 1991. He previously worked for Le Tourneau-Westinghouse and later WABCO, both in Peoria .
He was a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 in Pekin, where he also tended bar for many years.
He enjoyed fishing.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Cremation will follow services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 Ladies Auxiliary, 274 Derby Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 .

MARCEAU DUEZ
(1923-2004)
PEKIN - Marceau Duez, 80, of 1202 Royal Avenue, Pekin, died at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, February 8, 2004 at his home.
Born December 31, 1923 in Stonington to August and Marguerite DuPage Duez, he married Evelyn Opal Boyer on October 5, 1945 in Reno, Nevada .
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Robert D. (Carol) Duez of Pekin, August W. Duez of Morton and David D. (Debra) Duez of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemarie (Bill) Guindon of Bend, Oregon; and one brother, Florent Duez of Pekin .
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Mr. Duez worked as a meat cutter for 47 years, last working at Buehler's Red Fox Supermarket in Glasford, retiring in 1988. Previously, he had worked at Moran's Market in Pekin for many years.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in rural Groveland.
He was a former member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union, Pekin Moose Lodge #916, Pekin Eagles Aerie #1869, Pekin Junior Football League, Pekin Quarterback Club, and had been a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #90 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin .
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the North African, European, and Mid-Eastern theaters of war.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Miller Senior Citizens Center, 551 South 14th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 .

JAMES GARDNER
(1923-2004)
PEKIN - James Edward Gardner, 80, of 401 Chestnut Street, died at 6:10 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2004 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born September 11, 1923 in Delavan to Blaine Monroe and Adeline Laverne Hoyt Gardner, he married Betty Marie Johnson on December 13, 1952 in Pekin .
Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, James J. Gardner and Bradley R. (Linda) Gardner, both of Pekin ; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Charles W. (Ethel) Gardner and Robert E. (Doris) Gardner, both of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers; and 2 sisters.
He was a 1942 graduate of Pekin Community High School .
A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army Airforce from April 21, 1943 to December 15, 1945 and later served in the United States Air Force from June 30, 1946 to July 8, 1949 . He attained the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Gardner worked for Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville for 28 years, retiring in 1983 as a wire drawer. Previously, he had worked for Corn Products Corporation in Pekin and Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria .
He served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a B-17 heavy bomber aircraft gunner and from 1946-49 in the Caribbean theater of operations as an aerial observer with an air-sea rescue squadron.
He was a member of the Goodfellow Club and the Friendly Neighbor Club and a former member of the William Schaefer American Legion Post #44 in Pekin .
He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. Private burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin .
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

JOYCE J. GOODHART
(1949-2004)
CREVE COEUR -Joyce Joan Goodhart, 54, of 611 N. Stewart St. died at 1 a.m., Saturday, February 7, 2004 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born February 9, 1949 in Peoria to Thomas Ray and R. Alice Byrnes Walton, she married Terry L. Goodhart on May 19, 1978 in Peoria .
Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Tina (Kevin) Diveley of Springfield and Buffy (Brian) Hoskins of Utica; 1 son, Gary Goodhart of Metamora; 5 grandchildren; 1 sister, Diane Clemens of East Peoria ; and 1 brother, Thomas ( Beverly ) Walton of Creve Coeur.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Goodhard last worked for Regis Inventory in 2003. She had owned and operated Goodhart Gifts in Creve Coeur until 2003 and had previously worked as a travel agent at several local travel agencies.
She was a member of Grace Chapel Baptist Church in Marquette Heights, where she was active in its I.H.S. group. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1234 in Creve Coeur and had served on the Creve Coeur Police Pension Board. She was also involved with Foster Pet Outreach.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Pastor Elvert Hines will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, 2814 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178 or Illinois Parents of the Visually Impaired, P.O. Box 7477, Springfield, IL 62791 .

ROBERT MILLER, SR
(1951-2004)
PEORIA -Robert Alfred Miller, Sr., 53, of Waterford, Michigan died at 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Waterford. He was formerly of Peoria .
He was born January 6, 1951 in Peoria to Robert O. and Nina Simmons Miller.
Surviving are 1 daughter, Tonia Sue Miller of Waterford ; 1 son, Robert A. (Tanya) Miller, Jr. also of Waterford ; 2 grandsons; and 2 sisters, Helen (Sam) Thome of Peoria and Marilyn Kay (Albert) Dyer of Pekin; and a friend, Jan Nash, with whom he made his home.
Mr. Miller worked for General Motors for 31 years, retiring in November, 2003 as a fork lift driver.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and was an avid University of Michigan sports fan.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Lord's Table Church of God in Bartonville. Rev. Ron Simmons, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria .
Arrangements are through Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.

CONARD SANDERS
(1942-2004)
PEORIA - Conard Sanders, 61, of 1814 California Street, Peoria, died at 6:47 a.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at his home.
He was born September 10, 1942 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Virgil and Geneva Corley Sanders.
Surviving are two sons, Paul (Mary) Sanders of Peoria and Chris Sanders of Bloomington; two daughters, Jennifer Sanders of Bartonville and Jody Suddeth of Elmwood; three grandsons; two brothers, Ralph (Gloria) Sanders of Bayshore, New York and Leo Sanders of East Peoria; one sister, Carol (Jack) Maroney of East Peoria; two half-brothers, Virgil (Kathi) Sanders of Carrier Mills and Owen (Janice) Sanders of Harrisburg; and three half-sisters, Marlene (William) Asa of Belleville, Patty (Jack) Potts and Kathy Thompson, both of Harrisburg; and Willa 'Hands' Sharp, with whom he made his home.
A member of the Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union Local #231, he was an over the road truck driver for 20 years, most of which were with Peoria Trucking Company. He was a self employed mechanic and had owned Freight Expediters in East Peoria for 5 years.
He had been awarded the 'Two Million Miles Safety Award' by the Teamsters' Union .
He was very involved in local stock car racing and was the owner of the Heitzman-Sanders Racing Team. He was also an avid fisherman.
He was of the protestant faith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Cremation will be accorded following visitation. There will be no service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614 .

KATHRYN LENOX
(1916-2004)
SOUTH PEKIN -Kathryn Farrell Lenox, 87, of 306 Minch St. died at 10:15 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born August 6, 1916 in Morton to Joseph and Marie Ahrends Dixon, she married Virgil Lee Lenox in July 1934.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 2, 1977 in Pekin ; 2 grandchildren; and 2 brothers.
Surviving are 3 sons, Rodger (Connie) Lenox of South Pekin, A.E. 'Gene' (Margaret) Lenox of Gary, Texas, and Duane Lenox of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Lenox had also worked as a waitress at White and Reese's Restaurant and the Princess Candy Kitchen, both in downtown Pekin, during the 1940s and 1950s.
She was a member of the South Pekin Congregational Church where she was involved in and enjoyed many church activities. She was an avid BINGO player.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 6, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Tom Cone will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin .

JEAN CRAWFORD
(1933-2004)
PEKIN - Jean Maree Crawford, 70, of 5569 Trail Side Drive, Port Orange, Florida, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was formerly of Pekin.
She was born July 28, 1933 in Elm Grove Township, Tazewell County to Arthur Conrad and Teressa Jane Young Fleming.
Surviving are one daughter, Janie S. (Michael) Wrhel of Pekin; three grandchildren, Brandy M. (Adam) Haynes, Jennifer M. Rettke, and Dustin M. R. Wrhel, all of Pekin; six great-grandchildren; and Lowell A. Puckett, with who she made her home with.
Her parents and twin sister (Jane E. Jamerson) preceded her in death.
Mrs. Crawford worked for Vogel's on South 2nd Street in Pekin for 17 ' years, retiring from the produce department. She later worked as the manager of the Clark Gas Station at South 4th and Derby Streets in Pekin for more than 10 years.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. Deacon Charles D. Murray will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions maybe made to the Central Illinois Dream Factory, Post Office Box 1431, Pekin, Illinois 61555-1431 or the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

FLORENCE HINKLE
(1918-2004)
MANITO - Florence Agnes Hinkle, 85, of 13735 North Manito Road, Manito, died at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born March 30, 1918 in Pekin to Edward L. and Nancy G. Potter Bearden, she married George Alexander Hinkle on December 23, 1939 in Keokuk, Iowa. He died December 22, 1999 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by one son (William E. Hinkle on July 16, 1983), one brother, and one sister.
Surviving are one son, George W. (Mary) Hinkle of Springfield; one daughter, Mary J. (Stanley) Nelson of Brimfield; one daughter-in-law, Jo L. Hinkle of Manito; five grandchildren, Beth M. (Ross) Roel of Canton, Michigan, William S. Hinkle of Clewiston, Florida, Joshua A. Hinkle of LaSalle, Edward A. Hinkle of North Freedom, Wisconsin, and Joel M. (Jessica) Hinkle of Springfield; three great-granddaughters; two brothers, William J. Bearden of Pekin and David (Lavonne) Bearden of Washington; and three sisters, Jennie Nau of Golden, Colorado, Flossie Sellers of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Elsie Miller of Pekin.
She was a 1936 graduate of Pekin Community High School.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hinkle was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions maybe made to Grace United Methodist Church, 503 North 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to St. Jude's Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

ERIC RICE
(1963-2004)
PEKIN - Eric Eugene Rice, 40, of 12802 Wiseman Road, died at 10:43 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2004 at the Pekin Hospital Emergency Room.
Born September 4, 1963 in Pekin to Robert Eugene and Celia May Williams Rice, he married Kimberly S. Towery on November 28, 1997 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Pekin; two sons, Seth Eugene Rice and Bret Daniel Rice, both of Pekin; one daughter, Tabitha Drowns of Pekin; one brother, Scott D. Rice of Pekin; two nieces, Stephanie Nicole (Brandon) Callaway of Pekin and Tabitha L. Rice of Marquette Heights and two nephews, Casey W. Rice of Marquette Heights and Michael of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Mark Steven Rice on December 2, 1991 in Peoria.
Eric was a graduate of welding school and worked several years for Central Manufacturing in Groveland. He last worked as a custodian for Rankin School on Friday, January 16th.
He was a former arm wrestling champion at Super Sports in South Pekin. He loved to truck, write poetry, and collect Superman and The Incredible Hulk comic books. He also enjoyed cooking, fishing, mushroom hunting and drawing and in fact was accepted to a drawing school in Arizona.
He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004. The Rev. Chuck Grogan and Rev. Charles L. Williams will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to his children in care of the CEFCU Member Center in Pekin.

GARY W. KERBY
(1962-2004)
PEKIN - Gary Wayne Kerby, 41, of 2213 Willow Street, Pekin, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born June 2, 1962 in Chicago, he was the son of Randy and Wanda Wells Patton.
Surviving are his parents of Chicago; one daughter, Becky (Fred) Lawcock of Pekin; one son, Randy Wayne Kerby of Pekin; three brothers, Johnny Kerby and Robert Kerby, both of Chicago, and Wilson Kerby of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister, Gwendolyn Goodwin of Adamsville, Alabama; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Kerby last worked December 23, 2003 as manager of the Huck's Convenience Store on Sheridan Road in Pekin, where he had worked since 1992.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #916 in Pekin and enjoyed traveling.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Rev. Richard Ray 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 the Multiple Sclerosis Greater Illinois Chapter, 910 West VanBuren, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607.

ALFRED E. BRECHER
(1917-2004)
PEKIN - Alfred Edward Brecher, 86, of 1105 Arthur Street, Pekin, died at 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born July 12, 1917 in Groveland to Walter W. and Annie L. Eitenmiller Brecher, he married Norma Louise Arnett on October 12, 1940 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Lee (Phyllis) Brecher of Laramie, Wyoming, Terry Brecher and James (Marilyn) Brecher, both of Pekin; one daughter, Kathy (Paul) Guidi of Pekin; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Milton Brecher and John (Wilma) Brecher, both of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-brother.
Mr. Brecher worked for Interstate Bakeries in Peoria for 29 years, retiring as a salesman in 1979. Previously, he worked for Lakeside Dairy in Pekin.
He was a member of Second Reformed Church in Pekin.
He was an avid bowler, softball player, and sports fan. He was an organizer of the Pekin Little League in the 1950's.
Cremation will be accorded.
Private memorial services will be held at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. The Rev. Harmen Heeg and Rev. Ralph Cordes will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Reformed Church, 600 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554, or the Pekin Union Mission, 203 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

CAROL MILLER
(1934-2004)
EAST PEORIA - Carol L. Miller, 69, of 701 Illinois Street in East Peoria, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Born November 10, 1934 in Bicknell, Indiana to Arnold H. and Vera J. Smith Webster, she married Woodrow 'Woody' Miller on June 29, 1963 in Creve Coeur. He survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Loretta B. (Jerry) Maddox, Henrietta (Richard) Stanley, Penny K. Slusher and Tracy A. (Jimmy) Bannon, all of Creve Coeur; three sons, Robert M. 'Bobby' (Rhonda) Beard of East Peoria, David L. (Patty) Miller of Pontiac and Kenneth W. Miller of Creve Coeur; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Judy) Webster of East Peoria and Terry (Kathy) Webster of Metamora and three sisters, Linda (Jerry) Harazmus of Pekin, Pamela Webster and Marilyn (Bobby) Brown, both of East Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Vickie Jean LaScelle on April 13, 2002 in Peoria and one brother.
Mrs. Miller managed area restaurants for many years, last working as the manager of Logan's Caf' in Creve Coeur.
She was a former member of Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church.
She enjoyed playing bunco, painting and making crafts.
Her visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. There will be no service.
Memorial contributions may be made to her family.

ANNA TUTTLE
(1918-2004)
PEKIN - Anna Lee Tuttle, 85, of 1102 Mechanic Street, Pekin, died at 11:44 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born June 15, 1918 in Harrison County, Indiana to George and Rose Cunningham Bandy, she married George E. Tuttle on June 15, 1935 in Big Springs, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband on August 13, 1993 in Morton; and one brother.
Surviving are three sons, Dr. George E. (Joann) Tuttle of Bloomington, Vernon R. (Elise) Tuttle of Germantown, Tennessee; and Steven R. Tuttle of Pekin; one daughter, Carole (Joe) Bussone of Pekin; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Tuttle had worked as a table lady in the bottling department at American Distilling Company in Pekin for many years until retiring in 1980.
She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed gardening.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2004 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. The Rev. John Bussone will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

MARY ELLEN WALLACE
(1928-2004)
PEKIN - Mary Ellen Wallace, 75, of 2109 Sunset Drive, Pekin, died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
She was born November 9, 1928 in Herman, Missouri to Fred A. and Helen D. Vogle Wallace.
Surviving are one niece, Susan K. Bain of Walnut, California; one nephew, James W. (Teresa) Waltrip of Diamond Bar, California; one grandnephew, John W. Bain of Walnut, California; and one grandniece, Jennifer K. Bain of Walnut, California.
Her parents, two sisters (Eleanor Sharpe and Joan Waltrip), and her housemate (Shirley C. Dunkelberg) preceded her in death.
Miss Wallace worked as a microbiologist for Standard Brands in Pekin for many years until its closing and later for Pabst Brewery in Peoria Heights. She then worked for Nestl's (Libby's) in Morton for many years as a plant microbiologist in the confections and snacks division and also worked as an Environmental Health Practitioner for the Tazewell County Health Department from May 5, 1995 to last working December 4, 2003 .
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pekin, where she had taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Pekin Union Mission, where she had played string bass in the orchestra, had been a Sunday school teacher, and sponsor of the Carrie M. Club.
She enjoyed animals, especially her cats.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 at St. Paul 's Episcopal Church in Pekin. The Rev. William C. Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 411 Washington Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, Pekin Union Mission, 203 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, or the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

LOWELL GRIGG
(1929-2004)
Pekin - Lowell V. Grigg, 74, of 1405 Earl Street, Pekin, died at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Pekin Manor.
Born October 21, 1929 in Fillmore to Ira Newton and Lyda Smith Grigg, he married Anna B. Southern on July 12, 1952 in Rantoul. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Carol Alesandrini of Pekin; one son, Steven (Diane) Grigg of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Timothy Steven Grigg, Shawn Christopher Grigg, Joshua Newton Grigg, Angela Marie Grigg, all of Baton Rouge, Anne Elise Alesandrini of Arlington, Virginia, Eugene Serafino Alesandrini, II of Cleveland, Ohio and Dominic Michael Alesandrini of Peoria and two sisters, Nelda (Carl) Bevill of Washburn and Carolyn (Hal) Lovelace of Hillsboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and two sisters.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
A graduate of Fillmore High School, Mr. Grigg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts with a minor in Physics in 1951 from Eastern Illinois University at Charleston. In 1958, he earned his Master's degree in Education from Bradley University in Peoria.
Mr. Grigg was an industrial arts and vocational education teacher at Pekin Community High School from 1955 to 1984, where he was also an advisor to the Hunting and Fishing Club and was the public address announcer for the home football games.
An avid outdoorsman, he was a charter member of the Pekin Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and was selected as their Man of the Year in 1998. He also enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce.
He was a member of Empire Lodge No. 126, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Pekin; Mohammed Temple, Shrine and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria.
Graveside Christian services will be accorded along with Masonic rites at Bethany Cemetery in Assumption at a later date. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners' Hospital for Children, 2001 South Lindberg Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63131-3597.

ROBERT MCCAFFERTY
(1931-2004)
Pekin - Robert Lee McCafferty, 72, of Jensen Beach, Florida and Bella Vista, Arkansas, died suddenly while visiting with his son at 2:54 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 618 Country Club Lane in Pekin. He was formerly a resident of Morton.
Born July 29, 1931 in Fulton, Missouri to Eugene and Ida Bolton McCafferty, he married Irene Zeoli on November 26, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.
Surviving are his wife of Jensen Beach, Florida; two sons, Patrick R. (Patty) McCafferty of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Michael V. (Deanna) McCafferty of Pekin and two grandsons, Shane R. McCafferty and Mitchell R. McCafferty, both of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
He served with the Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. McCafferty retired from Chicago Blower Corporation in 1990. Mr. McCafferty was also a former president of the Meyer Morton Company during the mid to late seventies.
He was a former member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stuart, Florida.
He enjoyed golfing and snow skiing.
His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin, 1101 Veerman Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2450 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, Florida 34996.

RAYMOND F. HIMMEL
(1912-2004)
PEKIN - Raymond Franklin Himmel, 91, of 2408 Willow Street, Pekin, died at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born September 20, 1912 in Topeka to Frank and Fannie Dean Himmel, he married Ethel Elizabeth Phillips on October 1, 1938 in Bloomington. She died August 9, 1997 in Pekin. One brother (Nelson Himmel) and two sisters (Lucille Himmel and Mildred Smith) also preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Phillip D. (Judy) Himmel of Pekin; one grandson, Jeffrey D. (Terri) Himmel of Pekin; and one great-grandson, Adam P. Himmel of Pekin.
A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he served from October 8, 1943 to November 15, 1945. He had served in the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres of operations.
Mr. Himmel worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Pekin for over 30 years, retiring in 1977.
He was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Glendale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 910 West Van Buren, Fourth Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607.

CYNTHIA D. TRENT
(1950-2004)
HANNA CITY - Cynthia D. Trent, 53, of 208 North Murphy Road, Hanna City, was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 in Peoria County.
She was born July 29, 1950 in Peoria to Grant and Maxine Louise Middag Campbell.
Surviving are her father of Hanna City; and one brother, Steve (Bonnie) Campbell of Edestein.
Her mother and one niece preceded her in death.
She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Peoria Produce Company in Peoria for the past many years.
She was a member of the Hanna City Sportsman Club in Hanna City and was of the Lutheran faith. She enjoyed life.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Medical Center of Illinois Hospice, 221 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61636.

ORVIS W. MALLON
(1929-2004)
PEKIN - Orvis Wayne Mallon, 74, of 2701 Deveron Circle, Pekin, died at 3:40 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2003 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born October 12, 1929 in Walnut, Iowa to James Emery and Orpha Elizabeth Rickel Mallon, he married Melva Sue Ruffcorn on January 17, 1959 in Kahoka, Missouri. She survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Penny (Jon) Barrow of Peoria, Sandy (Doug) Nickelson of Overland Park, Kansas, Carla (Steve) Germann of Davenport, Iowa, and Carol (Tony) Morris of Matherville, Illinois; one son, Donald Wayne Mallon of Pekin; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Merlyn (Cora) Mallon of Watseka; one sister, Maxine Bullard of Omaha, Nebraska.
His parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded him death.
A United States Army veteran of the Korean War, he served from August 23, 1948 to August 22, 1951 . He attained the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Mallon worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years as a clerk, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1232 and Grace United Methodist Church, both of Pekin.
He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Quinn McKenzie will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2004 at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa conducted by the Keokuk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3508 and Keokuk American Legion Post #41.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526.

DUANE ROCKHOLD
(1935-2004)
PEKIN - Duane Franklin Rockhold, 68, of 804 North 2nd Street, Pekin, died at 9:22 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born October 19, 1935 in Pekin to Norman Franklin and Ramona Suzanne Maquet Rockhold, he married Mary L. Maquet Rohmann on January 23, 1982 in Pekin .
Surviving are three sons, David D. (Debra) Rockhold of Morton, Darren M. (Mary) Rockhold of Santa Rosa, California, and Dirk N. (Brandy) Rockhold of Iowa; one daughter, Deborah K. (Dale) Roberts of Longmont, Colorado; two step-daughters, Janet (Carl) Jordan of Eagle, Colorado and Jeannine (Michael) Holland of Douglas, Wyoming; ten grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack (Sherry) Rockhold of Pekin and Kenneth (Mary) Rockhold of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
His parents and one brother (Norman L. Rockhold) preceded him in death.
A Brickmason for many years, he last worked for Chris Knapp and Son in Morton retiring in 1995. In prior years, he was a self-employed Brickmason.
He was a member of First Christian Church of Pekin and the Loyal Order of Moose #916 in Pekin.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, and playing cards.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2004 at the funeral home, where a Moose service will be held at 4 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62707.

ADELE NELSON
(1936-2004)
PEKIN - Adele Jo Nelson, 67, of 2018 Sierra Drive, Pekin, died at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born January 25, 1936 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania to Gasper and Catherine Ambrose Vaccaro, she married Arnold E. Nelson on May 7, 1960 in Monesson, Pennsylvania.
Surviving are her husband; her mother of Monesson, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Barbara (Tim) Mayer of Metamora and Patti (Mike) Seacrist of Ballwin, Missouri; one son, David A. Nelson of Peoria; four grandchildren; two sisters, Joann (Richard) Fields of Bell Vernon, Pennsylvania and Cathy (Marshall) Carpenter of Monesson, Pennsylvania; and one brother, Charles (My-Hoa) Vaccaro of Sydney, Australia.
Her father preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson worked for OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria for 11 years, retiring from the patient accounts department in 2000. Previously, she had worked in the office at the Pekin Wal-Mart.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pekin where she was a lay reader and a member of the Episcopal Church Women.
She was a member of the Pekin Hospital League. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Sunset Hills Country Club Women's Golf League where she had held the offices of president, secretary and treasurer. She had been an election judge for many years. She was also a member of the St. Francis Senior Saints. She enjoyed traveling and reading and was devoted to her grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2004 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pekin. The Rev. William Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2004 and from noon to 12:45 p.m., Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 108 Boeykenns Place, Suite 207, Normal, Illinois 61761.

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