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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 29

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 1 May 2008, at 4:06 p.m.

PEARL K. JOHNSON
(1914 - 2005)
PEKIN - Pearl K. Johnson, 90, of Pekin, died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born June 2, 1914 in Cairo to Elsey and Cora Little Johnson, she married Harvey A. Johnson on May 13, 1953. He died October 25, 1972 in Pekin.
Surviving are one brother; one sister; her companion, Verlin L. 'Rusty' Williams, with whom she made her home, and her caretakers, Debe (Bo) Milburn and Hayley Milburn, all of Pekin.
Mrs. Johnson worked in childcare for many years. She also cleaned for several businesses in Pekin.
Private services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2005. The Rev. Paul Myers officiated. Burial was in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, 2220 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

VERNON K. ATHENS
(1942 - 2005)
CREVE COEUR - Vernon Keith Athens, 62, of 933 Pekin Avenue, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Fondulac Woods Health Care in East Peoria.
He was born May 25, 1942 in Peoria to Walter G. and Sophia Mary Doering Athens.
Surviving are one brother, Walter G. (Yvonne) Athens of Creve Coeur and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Frank Athens) and one sister (Marlene Curley).
He worked for the Peoria Production Shop for over 30 years as an assembler, retiring in September of 2003.
He was a woodworker and loved to garden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2005 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 Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

DEBORAH WYATT
(1959 - 2005)
PEKIN - Deborah Ann Wyatt, 45, of 906 Monroe St. died at 9:05 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born December 18, 1959 in Pekin to Thomas L. and Evelyn N. Bruce Wyatt.
Surviving are her parents of Pekin; 2 brothers, Dennis (Marla) Wyatt of East Peoria and David (Lynn) Wyatt of Manito; and 3 nieces, Stefanie Wyatt and Tonya Wyatt, both of East Peoria, and Heather Wyatt of Manito.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
She had last worked as a certified occupational therapy assistant at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet in 1990. Previously, she had worked at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, and at several area nursing homes.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin, where she served as a certified lay speaker, a Stephen minister, and a bible studies teacher. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, the Mary-Martha Circle, and had served on several church committees.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 19, 2005 at her church. Rev. Terry Edele and Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel and 30 minutes prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554, the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund, P.O. Box 235, Morton, IL 61550, or to the St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614.

TOM BRASHIER
(1933 - 2005)
NORTH PEKIN - Tom Brashier, Jr., 71, of 343 Highway Boulevard, died at 4:47 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
Born April 12, 1933 in Hardin County, Tennessee to Tom and Annie Hamilton Brashier, Sr., he married Mary Elizabeth 'Libby' Hunt on June 5, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi. She survives.
Also surviving are two grandchildren, Mitchell Wade Brashier and Brooke Elizabeth Brashier, both of San Jose; his daughter-in-law, Holly D. Brashier of San Jose; one brother, Bill Brashier of Florence, Alabama and one sister, Dorothy Ann (Albert) Crowell of South Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy Gene Brashier on January 27, 2005 in Peoria; two brothers and one sister.
He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1998 as a machinist at Mossville.
He was a member of the McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin.
He loved to fish and was an avid pheasant and quail hunter. He was a former member of Frank N. Nicol Lodge 1170, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Creve Coeur.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Bobby E. Barnhill will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brashier Children Benefit Fund in care of Associated Bank.

ROBERT CYREE
(1915 - 2005)
PEKIN - Robert Luther Cyree, 90, of 2220 State Street, died at 8 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2005 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was formerly of 261 C. Street in Pekin.
Born January 15, 1915 in Coffee County, Tennessee to Robert and Nora Lee Sons Cyree, she married Mildred Southerland on October 14, 1939 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Surviving are one brother, Walter D. (Lee) Cyree of Crossville, Tennessee; four sisters, Lena Howard and Emma Howard, both of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Jewell (Albert) Snyder of Hazel Green, Alabama, and Geneva (Donald) Bouton of Pekin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Mr. Cyree worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 28 years, retiring June 1, 1976 from the assembly line in East Peoria.
He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 974 Retirees and was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 916 in Pekin.
He enjoyed dancing.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be 30 minutes before services. Chaplain David Rodden will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 2000 West Pioneer Parkway, Suite 18B, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

LLOYD MILLER
(1923 - 2005)
PEKIN - Lloyd K. Miller, 81, of 2220 State Street, died at 11:58 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at Pekin Hospital. He was formerly of 1205 Florence Avenue in Pekin.
Born June 8, 1923 in Morton to Elizabeth Miller, he married Arlene M. Schmidt on November 28, 1957 in rural Green Valley. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Chris (Tina) Miller of Alabama and Davin (Linda) Miller of Manito; and six grandchildren.
His Mother preceded him in death.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Miller was an independent television repairman for 30 years retiring in 1984. He also was an Admiral Television and Stereo Dealer.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Green Valley.
A model train railroader, he built train sets. He also was an inventor and tinkerer, and loved electronics and his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Green Valley. The Rev. Thomas R. Wenndt and DCE William Krueger will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Sand Prairie Cemetery in rural Green Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 13443 Townline Road, Green Valley, Illinois 61534 or Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 333 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

GERTRUDE McCOWEN
(1919 - 2005)
PEKIN - Gertrude L. McCowan, 85, of 1207 Hamilton Street, died at 8:25 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
Born December 30, 1919 in Harrison, Arkansas to Roy T. and Nancy 'Dole' Madora Morton Flippin, she married Melvin M. McCowan on May 11, 1947 in Bartonville. He died January 14, 1977 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are one son, William M. (Sue) McCowan of Peoria; two grandchildren, Michael W. (Bridget) McCowan of Hinckley and Lisa M. (Barry) Parker of North Aurora; two great-grandsons, Reece M. McCowan and Riley P. McLaughlin; one brother, R.T. (Sarah) Flippin of Pensacola, Florida; and one sister, N. Sue (Jess) Williams of Tremont.
Mrs. McCowan worked for the State of Illinois Unemployment Office as a secretary for 25 years, retiring in 1974 from the Pekin office. She previously worked several years as a timekeeper for Caterpillar, Inc.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Pekin and was a former member of King's Daughters in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Christine A. Bell will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

GLORIA BUCK
(1934 - 2005)
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Gloria Mae Buck, 70, of 103 Calumet Road, died at 7:12 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
Born December 10, 1934 in Decatur to Harriett Rowlen Imel, she married Clarence Buck on September 15, 1957 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Ed L. (Sandy) Buck, Dan W. (Dee) Buck, and Kevin E. (Robin) Buck, all of Pekin; two daughters, April D. Balcom of Pekin and Allison A. (Daniel) Gebhart of Marquette Heights; one step-son, Mike (Brenda) Buck of Bartonville; two step-daughters, Carol Tjarks of Pekin and Sandra (Tom) Sims of Peoria; fourteen grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, one sister, and one brother.
Mrs. Buck had worked as a housekeeper at the Mineral Springs Motel in Pekin for 9 years.
She enjoyed her family, crocheting, and doing puzzles.
Graveside services will be at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

SHEILA TOMLINSON
(1942 - 2005)
PEKIN - Sheila D. Tomlinson, 62, of 2411 North Parkway Drive, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born June 27, 1942 in Pekin to Loren C. and Caralena 'Carrie' Behrends Arnett, she married Donald Tomlinson on April 7, 1962 in Pekin. He died January 27, 1990 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Loren C. 'Bub' Arnett, Jr. and one sister, Shirlene L. Arnett.
Surviving are her father and step-mother, Loren C. and Mary Margaret 'Peg' Arnett of Iron River, Michigan; one son, Troy (Jeannine) Tomlinson of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Madeline and Chase Tomlinson; one brother, Kenneth D. (Barb) Arnett of Pekin; five sisters, Sharon K. Heilman of Princeville, Sheryl A. (Fritz) Timian and Barbara J. Friend, both of Pekin, Bonnie L. (Pat) Carr of North Pekin and Betty S. Draher of East Peoria and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her longtime companion, Larry Friend, whom she resided with.
She was the corporate secretary/treasurer of Arnett's Grocery, the family business until 1988. Arnett's was established in 1937. She also had worked for The Greenhouse Flower Shoppe in Pekin.
She bowled for many years in leagues at Sunset Lanes in Pekin.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Tracy Heilman and Rev. Mike Mulberry will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Illinois, Central Illinois Branch, P.O. Box 791, Pekin, Illinois 61555-0791 or to the Arthritis Foundation, Central Illinois Chapter, 2621 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61604.

VIRGINIA L. LINDSEY
(1937 - 2005)
PEKIN - Virginia Lee Lindsey, 67, formerly of 706 Hillyer St., died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Pekin Manor.
Born July 29, 1937 in Pekin to John and Virginia Gambrel Fitzanko, she married William H. Lindsey on September 10, 1955 in Pekin.
Surviving are two sons, William Haywood (Marcie) Lindsey, II of West Chester, Ohio and Matthew J. Lindsey of Manito; two daughters, Lisa M. (Tim) Cunningham of Pekin and Denise A. Lindsey of O'Fallon; four grandchildren, Timothy J. 'T.J.' Cunningham of Pekin, Kristofer M. Lindsey of O'Fallon, Alexandra N. Lindsey of Peoria and Garrett W. Lindsey of West Chester; two brothers, Michael Anthony 'Tony' Fitzanko and Daniel Patrick Fitzanko of Pekin; and two sisters, Judy (Richard) Tolbert and Becky (Warren) Davis, both of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter and one brother.
She retired in 1999 from the Tazewell County Clerk's Office after 27 years of service, last working in the payroll division.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pekin, where she also was a member of the Council of Catholic Women.
She also was a member of the American Business Women's Association.
Her funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. The Rev. David Whiteside will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526.

VIRGINIA A. APPLEGREN
(1922 - 2005)
PEKIN - Virginia A. Applegren, 82, of Pekin, died at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
She was born May 30, 1922 in Pekin to Charles W. and Dorothy K. Shane Applegren. Her parents preceded her in death.
Surviving are five cousins, Amy Applegren of East Peoria, Eileen Keenan of Morton, Donald Sloan and Wesley Sloan, both of Princeville and William Applegren of Bartonville.
She worked for Caterpillar, Inc at the Morton Parts Facility, retiring May 1, 1980.
She was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club. Formerly an avid golfer, she enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas and gambling.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Christine A. Bell will officiate. Private burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Dream Factory, P.O. Box 1431, Pekin, Illinois 61555.

DARLENE L. PATTERSON
(1932 - 2005)
PEKIN - Darlene Lee Patterson, 72, of 601 North 6th Street, Apartment 2, died at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.
Born March 3, 1932 in Midway Valley, rural Bartonville to Omer Carl and Clara Evelyn Parkin Chitwood, she married Earl Marvin Patterson.
Surviving are five daughters, Bonnie J. (Terry) Bellows and Cheryl J. (Ron) Shaffer, both of Pekin, Luanne (David) Benjamin of East Peoria, Sandra J. Patterson of Melbourne, Florida, and Karen S. (Randall) Creech of Eureka; two sons, Timothy A. Patterson of Pekin and Kevin M. Patterson of Manito; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Jean (Arthur) Patterson of Pekin; and one brother, Darrell (Carolyn) Chitwood of Pekin. She also leaves a long-time friend, Bob Bushong of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, and one brother.
A homemaker, Mrs. Patterson enjoyed shopping.
She was a former member of the Women of the Moose in Farmington and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Roger Ruggles, Minister, will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62711-6226.

WALTER D. NEWBY
(1915 - 2005)
PEKIN - Walter D. Newby, 90, of 2501 Allentown Road, died at 8:15 p.m. February 8, 2005 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. He was formerly of 444 South Parkway Drive, Apartment 515 in Pekin.
Born January 1, 1915 in White County, Illinois to William Presley and Mina Gertrude Baity Newby, he married Grace Duckworth on August 20, 1934 in Carmi. She died April 9, 1962 in Pekin. He later married Lucille Laverne Bayler Foust on June 28, 1963 in Pekin. She died June 14, 2003 in Pekin.
He was also preceded in death by 1 son, Larry Newby; 1 step-son, Ronald Foust; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna L. (Willie) Cox of Pleasant Plains; one step-daughter, Sharon E. (John) Barger of Pekin; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Floyd Newby of Bartonville.
Mr. Newby worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years, retiring July 19, 1976 as a maintenance millwright.
Of the Nazarene faith, he was a former member of First Missionary Church in North Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Thomas J. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

WILLIAM J. GARDNER
(1933 - 2005)
PEKIN - William Jack Gardner, 71, of 1422 Lake St., died at 1:11 p.m., Monday, February 7, 2005 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born May 28, 1933 in Pekin to Ferdinand and Rhoda Belle Sanderson Gardner.
Surviving are 1 brother, Ferd Gardner of Green Valley; 1 half-brother,Wayne Gardner of Farmington; 2 sisters, Helen Schnarr of Pekin and Alice Wald of Bensenville, Illinois; 1 half-sister, Phyllis Coffman of Peoria; and 3 close friends who cared for him during his illness, Herb Hungate, Dixie Brooks, and Rob Woll, all of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Mr. Gardner worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 31 years, retiring as a spot welder in 1982.
He was of the Christian faith.
He was a member of Empire Lodge #126 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois in Pekin and was a Boy Scout leader in Pekin for 23 years.
He was an avid model railroader.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Ralph H. Cordes will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

RONALL G. JOLLY
(1930 - 2005)
EAST PEORIA - Ronall G. Jolly, 74, of East Peoria died at 5:43 a.m., Sunday, February 6, 2005 at his home.
Born July 17, 1930 in Pekin to Oscar and Della Angell Jolly, he married Wanda Bennett on March 2, 1949 in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, David Jolly of Mesa, Arizona and Don (Marilyn) Jolly of Manito; 2 daughters, Karen (Wayne) Graham of Gilbertsville, Kentucky and Barbara (Gary) Buhl of East Peoria; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother and 4 sisters.
Mr. Jolly worked for the Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad for 32 years, retiring as a railroad inspector in 1992.
He attended First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin.
He was a member of the United Transportation Union and the National Rifle Association.
He enjoyed playing pool and was a devout family man.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin. Rev. Syl Carter will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made OSF St. Francis Hospice or to Midwest Kidney Centers.
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

MAGGIE PARKER
(1922 - 2005)
PEKIN - Margaret E. 'Maggie' Parker, 82, of 2220 State Street, died at 9:41 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center in Pekin. She was formerly of 815 North 11th Street in Pekin.
Born August 27, 1922 in South Pekin to Carl A. and Louella E. Lord Hoerr, she married John William Parker on June 28, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri. He died October 23, 1967 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by five sisters.
Surviving are two sons, William R. (Linda) Parker of North Pekin and A. Clayton (Linda) Parker of Eagle Rock, Missouri; two daughters, Glenna R. (Dean) Carrick of Pekin and Carol J. (Marvin) Simpson of Green Valley; nine grandchildren; three great-grandsons; two sisters, Goldie Green of Oswego and Betty Rutledge of Pekin.
She was a homemaker.
She was a former member of the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1232 Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed artex painting, gardening and canning. She also loved to latch hook.
Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice, 2000 West Pioneer Parkway, Suite 18B, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

WAYNE OCKERBY
(1913 - 2005)
CREVE COEUR - Wayne Ockerby, 91, of 700 North Main Street in Eureka, died at 11:31 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2005 at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka. He was formerly of 345 Roosevelt Street in Creve Coeur.
Born December 25, 1913 in Morrisonville to Warren and Mattie Shrout Ockerby, he married Phyllis LaVonne Baggett on June 9, 1933 in Clinton. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Dick (Nancy) Ockerby of Washington; two daughters, Pat (H.J. 'Mitch') Mitchell of Pekin and Jan (Al) Kern of Del Mar, California; four grandchildren, Cami (Kipp) Ockerby-Davis of Chicago, Jonathon Ockerby of Washington, Todd (Christina) Kern and Tara (Matt) Kuehnert, both of San Diego and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one half-brother.
He worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years, retiring in 1974 as a supervisor in manufacturing in Building J-N, gear facility.
He was a 57 year member of the Peoria Motorcycle Club. He was a former member of the Creve Coeur Lions Club. He also formerly coached pony league baseball in Creve Coeur.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. The Rev. Doug Hicks will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

WILLIAM BOCK
(1924 - 2005)
PEKIN - William Merle Bock, 80, of 1103 Sheridan Road, died at 10:11 p.m., Thursday, February 3, 2005 at his home.
Born November 11, 1924 in Sweetwater, Illinois to Lewis Otto and Grace Fern Weaver Bock, he married Betty A. Jones on September 27, 1947 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Christie (Phil) Webb of Pekin; 2 grandchildren; and 1 brother, George (Lorretta) Bock of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother.
Mr. Bock was employed by American Distilling Company in Pekin, which later became Midwest Solvents, from 1948 until retiring in 1990.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
A member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin, he was a former member of the board of trustees. He was a member of Pekin Moose Lodge #916 and was a former member of the Pekin Elks Lodge #1271.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005 at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel of Dreams Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

ANNE HEGENER
(1923 - 2005)
MANITO - Annice Mae 'Anne' Hegener, 81, of 6245 Bass Road, rural Manito, died at 11:46 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born October 8, 1923 in Peoria to Merle Harrison and Helen Evelyn Wagner Fellows.
Surviving are four sons, Danny M. (Vanessa) Avery, Bill (Pam) Hegener, both of Virginia, Robert T. (Marsha) Rohn of Pekin and Ed (Clara) Hegener of Tremont; two daughters, Kathleen J. Williamson of Naples, Florida and Suzanne E. (Mike) Cockerill of Manito, with whom she made her home; twenty-three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one sister, Joan (Rev. Gerald) Harris of Newark, New York.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one sister and one brother.
She worked as a telephone operator for many years at Illinois Bell in Peoria. She later worked as a supervisor for TCRC in Pekin and then Tremont. She last worked as a school bus driver at Manito.
She enjoyed traveling and playing bingo. She also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gerald Harris, her brother-in-law, will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614 or to the Epilepsy Foundation, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, Maryland 20785.

WILLIAM L. CRUM
(1931 - 2005)
PEKIN, IL - William 'Bill' Lee Crum, 73, of 31143 Grandview Road, Gravois Mills, Missouri, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2005 in rural Versailles, Missouri. He was formerly of Pekin, Illinois.
Born June 1, 1931 in Peoria, Illinois to William Harrison and Louise Agnes Young Crum, he married Juanita Mae Ashby on April 2, 1954 in Pekin, Illinois.
Surviving are two sons, Mark S. Crum of Orlando, Florida and Scott A. (June) Crum of Gainesville, Florida; one daughter, Vicki L. Crum of Peoria, Illinois; three grandchildren, Angela N. Crum of Eldon, Missouri, Joshua D. Crum of Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Stefanie J. Crum of Gravois Mills, Missouri; and one brother, Richard E. 'Dick' (Joan) Crum of Pekin, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother (Marvin Crum).
He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Crum worked for the Pekin Fire Department for 20 years, retiring August 29, 1981 as Captain. He previously worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria, Illinois for 10 years.
He was a member of the Pekin Fire Fighters Retirees Club and the American Legion. He was a former member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local #524 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #916, both in Pekin, Illinois.
He was a pilot and after retirement he enjoyed boating, fishing, and was an avid sportsfan.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, Illinois, where honors will be provided by the Pekin Fire Department Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Safe Escape House Fund of the Pekin Fire Department.

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