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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 33

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 1 May 2008, at 4:09 p.m.

EARL W. HEBERER
(1929 - 2005)
DELAVAN - Earl Willis Heberer, 75, of 21765 Granada Drive, Venado Lakes, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005 at his residence.
Born December 24, 1929 in Peoria to Earl John and Vivian Alice Welch Heberer, he married Wilhemena Marie 'Willie' Wiley on May 30, 1954 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Clinton Randall (Kris Hood) Heberer of Chillicothe and Ty (Diane) Heberer of Green Valley; one daughter, Sandy (Steve) Boylan of Pekin; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (John) Rakestraw of Havana and Shirley Harper of Peoria and four brothers, Richard (Jean) Heberer, Harold (Pat) Heberer, Gerald (Katherine) Heberer and Lloyd (Janet) Heberer, all of Pekin.
His parents preceded him in death.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 to 1953 and attaining the rank of Corporal.
He was a laborer for Hiram Walker in Peoria for thirty years, retiring when the plant closed in 1980. He was a member of Local 55 ' Wine and Distillery Union.
He was a member of Pekin First Church of God and its men's group.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. John Vaughn and Rev. R. Keith Heberer, his nephew, will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with military rites accorded by the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waterford Church of God in Lewistown or to Methodist Medical Center Hospice Services.

RAYMOND E. GARBER, SR.
(1914 - 2005)
PEKIN - Raymond Earl Garber, Sr., 90, of 310 Franklin Street, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born October 29, 1914 in Orvil Township, rural Logan County to Oscar S. and Florence Parlier Garber, he married Ruby Helen Fornoff on March 14, 1936 in Lincoln. She died May 24, 2003 in Eureka. He was also preceded in death by one infant grandson, six sisters, and seven brothers.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald R. (Mary) Garber and Raymond E. Jr. (Wilma) Garber, both of Pekin, and Richard D. Garber of Oregon, Illinois; one daughter, Diane M. (Jerry) Monterastelli of Trivoli; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; and one brother, Albert (Muriel) Garber of Springfield.
Mr. Garber worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 42 years, retiring in 1978 as a heat treat checker in East Peoria. Following retirement, he worked at P. S. Olt Company in Pekin for several years. He also had served as Tazewell County Constable for several years.
He was member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in rural Peoria, Caterpillar Retirees Club, and the United Auto Workers Local 974 Retirees in East Peoria. He also had been active with the Tazewell County Democratic Party.
He was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin, where he was a member of the Men's Club and dart ball team, and usher.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in rural Peoria. The Rev. Douglas O. Handrich will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel and also 30 minutes before services Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 618 South Maxwell Road, Peoria, Illinois 61607.

REBECCA L. O'CONNELL
(1953 - 2005)
PEKIN - Rebecca Lynne O'Connell, 52, of 910 Willow St., died at 4:48 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2005 at her home.
She was born February 20, 1953 at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia to Daryl Wayne and Phyllis Marie Kenney Beer.
Surviving are her parents of Pekin; 1 daughter, Eleonore Caroline 'Ellie' O'Connell of Pekin; and 1 brother, James S. Beer of Ft. Worth, Texas.
She last worked as a claims adjuster at OSF Health Plans in Peoria.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.
She loved animals and the arts.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Mark A. Miller will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Memorial and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or Foster Pet Outreach.

MARILYN KEARNS
(1935 - 2005)
PEKIN - Marilyn Alice Kearns, 69, of 14297 Lohnes Court, Pekin, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005 at the Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Arizona. She and her husband were in Arizona to watch the Chicago Cubs during spring training.
Born August 9, 1935 in Peoria to James Patrick and Margaret Litchenberg Cassidy, she married Michael Patrick Kearns on May 10, 1965 in Williamsfield. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah (Gregor) Herberger of Farmington and Sheila M. Richardson of Pekin; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyliss R. (Charles) Utley of Glasford and Nancy E. Cook of Carthage, Tennessee and four brothers, Lloyd Cassidy of North Pekin, Michael G. (Irma) Cassidy of Marquette Heights, LeRoy Cassidy of Brimfield and David (Nadine) Spence of Norwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
She was a member First Baptist Church in Marquette Heights.
She was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club.
She was a Chicago Cubs Baseball fan. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ROBERT C. BRITT
(1936 - 2005)
PEKIN - Robert Charles Britt, 69, of 115 Edds Ave. died at 12:06 a.m. , Friday, April 1, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
Born March 14, 1936 in Pekin to Charles and Claudine Dwyer Britt, he married Zola Ann Hoerr Horton on December 16, 1983 in Pekin.
She survives, along with 1 son, Robert Charles Britt, II.
Mr. Britt last worked as a custodian at the Salvation Army in Pekin for several years. Previously, he had worked as a flat bed truck driver for Wilson Towing in Pekin and the Pekin Auto Storage Pool.
He was a 25 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 in Pekin and was a former member of Amvets Post # 235 in Pekin.
He served in the U.S. Army from April 30, 1958 to June 11, 1959.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Captain Jerry O'Neil of the Salvation Army will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manito. Military honors will be accorded by the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.

EULAINE T. TADLOCK
(1921 - 2005)
SOUTH PEKIN - Eulaine Theodora Tadlock, 83, of 210 Ripper Street, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born November 16, 1921 in Manhattan, Illinois to Theodore and Elizabeth Gertner Williams, she married Robert Brannon in 1946 in Salem, Illinois. She later married George Tadlock in 1953 in Salem.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra S. Dains and Deanna D. Pasco, both of South Pekin; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She worked as a waitress for 50 years in Arkansas and Salem.
She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Peoria.
There will be no visitation or services. Cremation will be accorded.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

WILMA J. SHOUP
(1912 - 2005)
PEKIN - Wilma J. Shoup, 92, of 2400 N. 8th St., died at 12:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
Born April 18, 1912 in Petersburg, Illinois to Charles and Rilla Mae Nation Bong, she married Glen Morris on July 14, 1929 in Peoria. He died August 18, 1943 in Creve Coeur. She later married Lewis S. 'Bud' Shoup on October 15, 1955 in Hernando, Mississippi. He died November 1, 1978 in Pekin.
Surviving are 1 son, Gene E. (Shirley) Morris of Pekin; 1 step-son, Larry (Helen) Shoup of New Berlin, Wisconsin; 2 step-daughters, Beverly (Roy) Hasenjaeger of Cincinnati, Ohio and Gloria Shoup of Morton; 2 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; 11 step-great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Otto Bong and Harry (Delores) Bong, both of Pekin, and Richard (Patricia) Bong of Tremont.
She was also preceded in death by 1 son, Donald L. Morris; 6 brothers; and 1 sister.
Mrs. Shoup worked in the accounts receivable office at Sears in Peoria for 22 years, until retiring in 1972.
She was a member of the Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673 and was a former member and past treasurer at Miller Senior Citizens Center in Pekin.
She was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan and Bingo player.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MARTHA (BAUMGARDNER) BUTLER
(1922 - 2005)
Martha L. Baumgardner Butler, 82, a native of Mason City and a longtime resident of Peoria, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in rural San Jose.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or to the Apostolic Christian Restmor, 935 East Jefferson Street, Morton, Illinois 61550.
She was the daughter of George H. and Amy Matilda Goodin Baumgardner. She married Bill Butler of DeLuxe Mobile Homes in 1959. He is deceased.
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Jo Royer of Peoria, and three grandchildren, Justin Royer, Brandon Royer and Felicia Royer, as well as one great-grandson, Cameron. Other survivors include a brother, Dr. Carl H. Baumgardner (Mary) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan and a sister, Betty 'Nip' Baumgardner of Bloomington, as well as special friend and care-giver, Diana K. Chiles of Bloomington. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Other surviving family members and friends who were very special to her include Bill Steakley (Parichard), Brad Steakley (Chloe), Darla Lawson (Woody), Donnie Atherton, Walt and Geri Atherton, Donna Chiles, Sue Gunder, Jacqie and Dick Sears, Jean Pankonin, Ola Bundy, Mryna Stephens, Steve Reinholdt and Colleen Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Edna M. Atherton-Bailey, Marie Andrew (Bill), Hazel Helen Baumgardner, Wilma M. DeWeese (Tom) and Shirley Jean Steakley (Jim), as well as two brothers, Raymond Dallas Baumgardner (Esther) and George Edward 'Pat' Baumgardner, as well as the late James E. Steakley whom she considered a brother.
Mrs. Butler experienced a number of jobs and interests throughout her lifetime. She managed Mathews Music Shop in Champaign, headed a millenary department at Bergners in Peoria, and later worked with Bill Butler, successfully operating a number of DeLuxe Mobile Home sales, services and parks in several central Illinois towns with Peoria as their home base. Her flair for style and design in interior decorating was well-recognized. She was an avid golfer, world traveler, bridge player, and water aerobics enthusiast.
Mart loved her family and she spent much time with her grandchildren in their early years. She was a very caring person who quietly helped others whenever she could. Her compassion for people triggered many unselfish deeds on her part. Her generosity with her time and energy made her a special friend. She was spirited, competitive, involved and fun. She'll forever be young at heart.
Martha was a member of the Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peoria, since 1973.

KENNETH D. JANSEN
(1938 - 2005)
PEKIN - Kenneth D. Jansen, 67, of 2816 Sheridan Road, died at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at his home.
Born January 21, 1938 in Pekin to William D. and Helen Marie Nedderman Jansen, he married Marcia B. Groen Fabry on March 19, 1974 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Lynn Ann Jansen of Tinley Park; one step-son, Jeff B. (Teri) Fabry of Peoria; one step-daughter, Laura E. (Andrew) Preston of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren, Jacqueline M. Fabry of Peoria, and Margaret E. Preston and Helen A. Preston, both of Portland, Oregon; one brother, William Dean (Nora) Jansen of Las Vegas, Nevada; and one sister, Marilyn Jansen-Smith of Traverse City, Michigan.
His parents preceded him in death.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1961 to 1964.
He received a building construction certificate from Bradley University in Peoria.
A carpenter since 1956, Mr. Jansen worked for Bob Bonk for 7 years, Art Schramm for 6 years, was a self-employed contractor from 1969 to 1981, and later built and repaired furniture.
He was a member of the Pekin Lodge #29 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #916, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1271, all in Pekin, and the Mohammed Temple Shrine in Bartonville. He was a retired member of Carpenters Local #644 in Pekin.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed gardening, yardcare, and ice skating. He formerly enjoyed hunting.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2816 Sheridan Road in Pekin. Cremation will be accorded. There will be no services.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614 or OSF Saint Francis Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

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