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LESTER WERNOWSKY
(1935~2001)

PEKIN ~ Lester J. "Les" Wernowsky, Sr., 66, of 1807 Victoria Drive in Pekin died at 3:08 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at his residence.

Born April 28, 1935 in Pekin to Lester "Mike" and Adele Marie Jouvenaux Wernowsky, he married Leota F. "Lee" Pierce in Las Vegas. She survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Lester J. (Kathy) Wernowsky, Jr. of Glasford, Frank R. Abbott of Palmdale, California, Alan D. (Marti) Wernowsky, Dennis S. Abbott and Robert W. (Robyn) Wernowsky, all of Pekin; five daughters, Debra "Debbie" (Brad) Anderson, Carol L. (Tim) Borieo, both of Beatty, NV, Denise D. "Dede" Wernowsky of Yuma, Arizona, Deborah M. "Debbie" Luedke of Hatley, Wisconsin and Diane K. (Bob) Nelson of Las Vegas; nineteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Dale E. (Shirley) Schott of Groveland and Donald Schott of Pekin and two half-sisters, Sharon K. (Ronald) Reid and Sandra S. Schott, both of Pekin.

His parents and one brother preceded him in death.

He enlisted with the United States Marine Corps on October 22, 1953 and retired on October 1, 1983 with the rank of Sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Since 1981, he has worked in the family owned and operated business, The Bait Place, located at 601 South 2nd Street in Pekin.

He was a member of the Marine Corps. League in Pekin. He was a diehard Cubs fan. He also enjoyed shooting pool and fishing. In earlier years, he enjoyed bowling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in War Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Pekin, where military graveside rites will be accorded by the United States Marine Corps.

ROBERT J. COOK
(1957~2001)

Bartonville, Illinois ~ Robert J. "Bob" Cook, 44, of 8132 North 32nd Drive in Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Bartonville, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix.

He was born March 30, 1957 in Peoria, Illinois to Robert Bailey and Patricia June Sholl Cook.

Surviving are his mother, Patricia J. Cook of Bellevue, Illinois; two brothers, Timothy B. Cook of Colorado Springs, Colorado and John J. Cook of Greeley, Colorado; one niece, Ashley B. Cook of Colorado Springs, Colorado and one nephew, Travis Cook of California.

His father preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Limestone High School in Bartonville.

Mr. Cook was a computer-aided design operator for Thomas Reprographics in Phoenix for many years, last working in September 2000. He formerly worked as a waiter.

He proudly designed the winning logo for the Village of Bartonville at the time of the 200th anniversary in 1976. The logo design appeared on the village police cars for many years.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. Deacon Louis M. Tomlianovich will officiate. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Friends of People with Aids, Inc., P.O. Box 5022, Peoria, Illinois 61601.

ELSIE M. RAMSEY
(1907~2001)

Pekin, Illinois ~ Elsie Marie Ramsey, 93, of 1717 Deppert Drive in Pekin, formerly of Union, Missouri, died at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

Born September 6, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert and Mary Aubenschein Koenig, she married George Ramsey on December 21, 1929 in St. Louis. He died May 29, 2000 in Pekin. Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Lorene M. Ramsey of Pekin.

She worked for the Crowder Bookbindery Company in St. Louis for several years. She later worked 11 years as a cook at Union Grade School in Union, Missouri.

She enjoyed cooking; sewing and working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed walking.

She was of the United Church of Christ faith.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. The Rev. David Brune will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) at the funeral home in Union. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Union. Local arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood, Colorado 80112 (1-800-Strokes) or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

J. KEITH MCGEE
(1920~2001)

PEKIN ~ Jay Keith "Mac" McGee, 80, of 722 Park Avenue in Pekin, formerly of Ogden, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2001 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born October 31, 1920 in Ogden to Samuel L. and Nellie B. McKinney McGee, he married Dorothy J. Poppenhouse Lucas on July 17, 1965 in Eureka. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Linda C. (David) Arnston; one son, Kevin M. McGee, both of Seattle, Washington; one brother, Theodore E. (Patricia) McGee of Tyler, Texas and two sisters, Harriett M. Creighton and Mary F. Slade, both of Champaign.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, James Jeffery Lucas; two brothers, Kenneth J. McGee and Robert S. McGee and one sister, Etta Belle Schmidt.

He was a graduate of the Ogden Community High School.

He was a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1942 to 1946. He attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Limestone American Legion Post No. 979 in Bartonville and Bartonville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3883.

He worked for 8 years at Caterpillar, Inc., where he also played basketball. He then worked out of Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union Local 627 in Peoria from 1961 for until retiring in 1981 from Bosch Trucking in Bartonville. He also worked in earlier years as a union driver for Sealtest. He was a member of the Teamsters Retirees.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin, where he attended the Eveready Sunday school class. He also was a member of the Tazewell County Farm Bureau.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at First Christian Church in Pekin. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. His American Legion post will accord military honors following services at the church.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend, near Litchfield. The Rev. D. Jay Johnson will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

CHRISTINE N. HALL
(1979~2001)

EAST PEORIA ~ Christine Nichole Hall, 22, of 101 Star Rim Drive, East Peoria, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001 at her residence.

She was born May 19, 1979 in Peoria to Charles Allen and Diane Kay Daniel Hall.

Surviving are her parents of East Peoria; one brother, Daniel Allen Hall of Bartonville; one sister, Carla Kay (and Mark) Rich of Cary; one nephew, Trent Edward Rich of Cary; and grandparents, William E. and Mary E. Daniel and Charles D. and Elsie L. Hall, all of Creve Coeur.

Christine graduated May 30, 2000 from Schramm Educational Center in Pekin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. The Rev. Vaughn A. Hoffman will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schramm Educational Center, 300 Cedar Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, East Peoria Community High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, or the PARC Respite Care, 3004 Granada Court, Peoria, Illinois 61604.

DENNIS R. FLETCHER
(1954~2001)

GREEN VALLEY ~ Dennis Roy Fletcher, 46, of 209 Falcon Drive, Green Acres Subdivision, rural Green Valley, died at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at his residence.

Born June 24, 1954 in Pekin to Kenneth and Helen Miller Fletcher, he married Kimberly A. Griffin on June 17, 1983 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Mason City; two sons, SRA Jeremiah D. Fletcher of Scott AFB and Jason M. Fletcher of Texas; two daughters, Amanda L. (Joshua) Varney of Pekin and Elizabeth A. Fletcher at home; two granddaughters, Kristin Nicole Fletcher of Scott AFB and Heather Ann Nicole Varney of Pekin and one brother, Kent Fletcher of Champaign. He also leaves a special aunt, Evelyn Fletcher of Pekin. His father preceded him in death.

He was a 1972 graduate of Forman High School in Manito. He also was a graduate of Police Training Institute in Springfield.

He was employed with the Forest City Police Department since 1996, last working in October 2000 as sergeant. He worked as a fulltime police officer with the Manito Police Department from 1996 to 1999. He previously worked as a patrolman for the Village of Creve Coeur from 1980 to 1989. He also did carpentry work for STF Custom Builders of Metamora since 1999.

He worked for Nestle Food Company in Morton doing machine repair from 1989 to 1995 and was a millwright for Strom Engineering at Caterpillar from 1995 to 1996.

During the 1970’s, he worked for Caterpillar, Inc. as an assembler; for the Nichois Harbor Service in Pekin as a dispatcher; and for C.W. Woiwode Plastering of Forest City as a plasterer. He also worked part-time for AA Ambulance in Pekin and East Peoria.

He was an IHSA baseball and basketball certified referee throughout Central Illinois.

He loved fishing.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Thomas B. Guengerich and Rev. Daryl Burks will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito.

Memorials may be made to an educational fund established for his daughter, Elizabeth, in care of National City Bank, 3545 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

LULA M. FOX
(1912~2001)

EAST PEORIA ~ Lula Margaret Fox, 88, of 546 Chicago Street in East Peoria died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at her residence.

Born July 19, 1912 in rural Liberty to Duffield and Nellie Viola Hessert Clark, she married Lester Edward Fox on January 19, 1930 in Hannibal, Missouri. He died November 30, 1978 in East Peoria. She also was preceded in death by one brother, William Clark and one sister, Iola Constable.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond L. (Marcella) Fox of Peoria, Edward E. "Gene" (Earline) Fox of Pittsburg, Missouri and Richard L. Fox of East Peoria; one daughter, Carolyn M. (Bobby) Ogle of Pekin; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She worked for the Brown Shoe Factory, which later became the International Shoe Factory in Hannibal. She also had worked at the Peoria Journal Star.

She enjoyed Christian music.

She was a member of the Grace Chapel Baptist Church in Marquette Heights.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. George E. Walker will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.

Memorials may be made to Grace Chapel Baptist Church, 106 Grant Road, Marquette Heights, IL 61554 or to Methodist Medical Center Hospice Services, 221 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61636.

CHARLES A. FULK
(1963~2001)

PEKIN ~ Charles Alan "Chuck" Fulk, 38, of 1020 Mechanic Street in Pekin was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001 in Pekin. He was formerly of San Jose.

Born March 10, 1963 in Peoria to Darrell D. and Deloris J. McLaughlin Fulk, he married Theresa A. "T.C." Roberts on March 11, 1994 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of San Jose; one daughter, Alicia Jean Marie Fulk at home; one sister, Teresa K. "Teri" (Jon) Hamilton of San Jose; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Thomas and Frieda Matilda Acturburg McLaughlin and Amos Dewey and Alma Keith Fulk.

He was a 1981 graduate of San Jose High School.

He was employed as a warehouseman in the shipping department of Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. in Pekin for the past one year and three months, last working Thursday.

He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 of Chicago.

He enjoyed working on cars. He also enjoyed playing pool and shooting darts.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001 at the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorials may be made to an educational fund established for his daughter in care of Redbrand Credit Union, 2910 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

DONNA MAE SCHRAUB
(1927~2001)

PEKIN ~ Donna Mae Schraub, 73, of 305 Fairlane Street in Pekin, died at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001 at the Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 26, 1927 in Canton to Walter E. and Leila Hedden Hahn, she married Charles Russell Schraub, Sr. on April 20, 1946 in Bartonville. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Rodney A. (Debra) Schraub and Charles R. (Joyce) Schraub, Jr., both of Pekin; five grandchildren, Kenny Johnson, Joshua R. (Cassandra) Schraub, Jennifer M. Medley, Jamie D. Carson and Angie M. Schraub, all of Pekin; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carole (John) Gruber of Fort Myers, Florida, Marilyn (Delbert) Bressler of Bushnell and Patsy (Allen) Fitton of Largo, Florida and two step-sisters, Joanne Hogle of Avinger, Texas and Jean Hahn of Hollywood, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Hahn; her twin sister, Norma Slater; her step-father, Roy Johnson; her step-mother, Irene Hahn and one step-brother, Walter Hahn, Jr.

She worked for Floy’s Nursing Home in Pekin as an aide for several years. She then worked eleven years as an aide at the former Perino’s Nursing Home in Pekin, retiring in 1980.

She was an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of the Pekin First Church of God.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. H. Gerald Rudd and Rev. R. Keith Heberer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Pekin First Church of God, 2520 Maywood Avenue, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

GUY W. CLUCK
(1926~2001)

PEKIN ~ Guy W. Cluck, 74, of 319 Orr Avenue in Pekin died at 10:18 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001 at Pekin Hospital.

Born September 17, 1926 in Gideon, Missouri to George W. and Madge M. Fleetwood Cluck, he married Donna L. Ashby on July 4, 1952 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Susan L. (Richard) Henke of Rochester and Sharon K. (Thomas) Monn of Pekin; one granddaughter, Jennifer L. Fisher of Rochester; one great-grandson, Caleb M. Hulett of Rochester; two brothers, Melvin Cluck of St. Louis, Missouri and Charles Cluck of Gideon, Missouri and one sister, Helen (Sam) Cowart of Malden, Missouri.

He was preceded in death his parents, one brother, Bill Cluck and one sister, Mary Holderman.

He worked 37 years at Caterpillar, Inc in the purchasing department, retiring January 1, 1985. Following retirement he worked part-time at Wal-Mart in Pekin for 13 years, last working in 2000.

He was a 48-year member of Empire Lodge No. 126, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Pekin. He also was a former member of the Mohammed Temple, Shrine.

He enjoyed gardening and his yardwork.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Richard W. Jones will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to the Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

HARRIET M. MARSHALL
(1917~2001)

PEKIN ~ Harriet M. Marshall, 84, of 1004 St. Julian Street in Pekin died at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at Pekin Hospital.

Born January 28, 1917 in Sterling to Edward James and Mary Edna Morris Miller, she married Adrian D. Marshall on October 16, 1938 in Pekin. He died June 24, 1997 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lawrence E. "Bud" Miller and one sister, Rita Faye Barrus.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverly A. (James) Bernier and Eloise F. (Bill) Feuchter, both of Pekin; six grandchildren, Bradley J. (Michelle) Bernier of Morton, Bethany J. (Miguel) Dungo of Carmel, Indiana, William H. Feuchter of Port Charlotte, Florida, Brett J. (Danielle) Bernier, Shannon M. (Tim) Venovich, both of Pekin and Brina J. Bernier of Aurora; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, J. Eugene Miller of Pekin and two sisters, Margery A. Cox of Pekin and Catherine E. Goldsby of South Pekin. She also leaves nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Marshall worked as the credit manager for JC Penney’s from December 1, 1959 at the downtown Pekin store until retiring June 1, 1980 from the store located at the Pekin Mall.

She was a member of the Tri-S Club at the Pekin YWCA and was an active participant at the Miller Center. She also was a volunteer at Pekin Hospital for many years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

She enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre and also enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

Her funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. The Rev. Timothy Nolan will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to the Pekin Public Library, 301 South 4th Street, the Miller Senior Citizens Center, 551 South 14th Street, or to the YWCA, 315 Buena Vista, all Pekin, Illinois 61554.

LILA L. TOMLINSON
(1912~2001)

PEKIN—Lila Laverne Tomlinson, 88, of 190 E. Queenwood Rd. in Morton, died at 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at Morton Villa. She was formerly of Pekin.

Born October 5, 1912 in Pekin, she was a daughter of Albert John and Dessie Melissa Preston Zuckweiler, Sr. She married Leslie Ewing Tomlinson on October 12, 1935 in Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her husband on October 6, 1948 in Fairbury, IL; 1 daughter, Fay Arlene Cookson on September 4, 1981 in Peoria; 1 granddaughter, Bonnie Tomlinson in September 1969 in Seattle, WA; and 2 brothers, Robert Zuckweiler and Albert Zuckweiler, Jr.

Surviving are 3 sons, Roland Dean Tomlinson of Manito, Wayne Edward (Bonnie) Tomlinson of Peoria, and Dale Eugene (Bonnie) Tomlinson of Virginia, IL; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Tomlinson enjoyed crafts and crocheting.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

ETHEL GRAY
(1913~2001)

PEKIN ~ Ethel Gray, 87, of 191 East Queenwood Road, Morton, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001 at Morton Terrace, Ltd. She was formerly of Pekin and Manito.

Born December 10, 1913 in Goreville to John L. and Lillie B. Graves Thornton, she married George Marion Newton. He died in February of 1941. She then married Oscar I. Bortzfield in 1943. He died December 17, 1954 in Pekin. She later married Lester F. Gray on November 10, 1958 in Pekin. He died January 12, 1994 in rural Manito. Six brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Gary M. (and Carol) Newton of Pekin; two grandchildren, Curtis J. (and Debi) Newton of Ruston, Louisiana and Cheryl J. (and Rev. Eric) Hansen of Springfield; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann McCarver of Dunedin, Florida.

Mrs. Gray worked as a licensed practical nurse at Pekin Hospital and later for Drs. Teter and Baysinger in Pekin for 40 years.

She was a member of the Forest City Community Church and the Home Extension, both in Forest City.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Eric A. Hansen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Bible Church or the First Assembly of God in Springfield.

ALICE L. LONG
(1929~2001)

PEKIN—Alice Leona Long, 71, 13834 Thompson Rd. died at 1:22 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2001 at Pekin Hospital.

Born September 30, 1929 in Washington, Iowa, she was a daughter of William and Elsie Campbell Giacomo. She married Arthur M. Scherle in August 1946 in Pinckneyville, Illinois. She then married Howard Erps in 1956 in Pekin. She later married Adolph "Al" Long on August 23, 1980 in Pekin.

Surviving are her husband, her mother, Elsie Giacomo of Pinckneyville; 4 daughters, Melba (Jimmy) Flowers of Arab, Alabama, Diana (Larry) Woodside of Pinckneyville, Cindy (Jerry) Flick of Pekin and Brenda (Jerry) McFarden of Creve Coeur; 2 sons, Richard (Tammy) Erps of Pekin and Rodney (Donna) Erps of Sparta, IL; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Carl (Barbara) Giacomo and 1 sister, Shirley (Frank) Martin, both of Pinckneyville.

She was preceded in death by her father; 2 brothers, Paul and Roger Giacomo; 2 sisters, Dora and Betty Lou Giacomo; 1 granddaughter, Anissa Bigham; and 2 nieces.

Mrs. Long had worked as a cook and waitress at many Pekin restaurants. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville and enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Dwight E. Borden will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 108 Boeykens Place, Suite 207, Normal, IL 61761.

ANNA KATHRYN DOXSTADER
(1908~2001)

PEKIN ~ Anna Kathryn Doxstader, 92, of 2220 State Street, Pekin died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was formerly of 1403 Howard Court in Pekin.

Born September 1, 1908 in Bethel, Missouri to William and Gertrude Schnaufer Nolte, she married Earl Rambusch in 1930. He preceded her in death. She later married Frank C. Doxstader on December 2, 1935 in Palmyra, Missouri. He died September 18, 1973 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by one daughter (Glenna Mae Cecil on July 13, 1976), one son (Earl Rambusch on August 6, 1999 in Hopedale), one sister, and three brothers.

Surviving are six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Doxstader was a member of the Pekin Bible Church and the Mary-Martha Circle of the church. She also had been a Sunday school teacher and was the head of the nursery for many years at the church.

She was a former member of the Royal Neighbors, Kings Daughter’s, Golden Age Club of Pekin, and the Jolly 60’s.

Graveside services will be at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. Richard W. Jones and Rev. Robert D. Goranson will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at Pekin Bible Church.

ALFRED SNYDER
(1939~2001)

GREEN VALLEY ~ Alfred Irvin "Al" Snyder, 61, of 210 North Church Street, Green Valley, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2001 at his residence.

Born September 18, 1939 in Peoria to Carl and Alma Fisher Snyder, he married Melinda May Dunnam on September 18, 1982 in Green Valley. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Alma Bunn of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; one son, James A. Snyder of Chicago; two daughters, Stephanie L. Santilli of Henderson, Nevada and Angela D. Cerny of Oswego, one sister, Darlene Baechler of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; one brother, Carl Snyder of Camdenton, Missouri; and two nieces.

His father preceded him in death.

He served in the United States Marine Corps. from January 8, 1958 to January 6, 1961.

Mr. Snyder worked as a building mechanic for 12 years at Illinois State University in Normal, retiring in December of 1997. He previously worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria as an electrician, had owned and operated Snyder Electric in Chillicothe, and was a service technician for the Northern Illinois Kroger Stores.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Green Valley, the National Rifle Association, and Pheasants Forever.

He was an avid fisherman and pheasant hunter with two special dogs, Molly and Charlie.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church in Green Valley. The Rev. Craig T.M. Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921; Samaritans Purse, Post Office Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607, or the First Presbyterian Church, 300 South Church Street, Green Valley, Illinois 61534.

MAUDIE E. JACOBS
(1920~2001)

PEKIN ~ Maudie E. Jacobs, 81, of 2220 State Street in Pekin, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was formerly a resident of Delavan and 411 Illinois Street in Pekin.

Born February 24, 1920 in Petersburg to Joe and Ruth Wiseman Nelson, she married Clarence W. Jacobs on May 31, 1941 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Clarence P. (Beverly) Jacobs of Peoria and Edward L. (Sandee) Jacobs of East Peoria; four grandchildren, Michael D. (Sally) Jacobs of Kewanee, Pamela S. (Mike) Korthels of East Moline, Cori C. (Chris) Rouse of Carlinville and William Singleton of Utah; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Thompson of Pekin and Georgia Hawkins of Mackinaw; three brothers, Joe (Mary) Nelson, Jr. of Delavan, Robert (Frances) Nelson of Hopedale and David (Francesca) Nelson of Lathrop, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one grandson.

She was a homemaker.

An avid reader, she enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She also enjoyed babysitting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Frank J. Valente will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice, 416 St. Marks Court, Peoria, Illinois 61603 or to the Alzheimers Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

BUBIE C. GOODMAN, JR.
(1930~2001)

PEKIN ~ Bubie C. "J.R." Goodman, Jr., 71, of 1403 Market Street in Pekin, died at 6:28 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.

Born March 22, 1930 in Pekin to Bubie C., Sr. and I. Gertrude Cunningham Goodman, he married Esther Arlene Jones on May 6, 1950 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Darrell D. (Linda) Goodman and Kevin L. (Kay) Goodman; four grandchildren, Brian C. Goodman, Kimberly L. Goodman, Bethany C. Goodman and Kyle S. Goodman, all of Pekin and one brother, David L. (Grace) Goodman of Artesia, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Cheryl L. Goodman and one infant brother, Roy Goodman.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was employed for 8 years at Corn Products Company in Pekin in the Accounting area. He then worked 21 years for Caterpillar, Inc. as an accounting manager. He served as the vice-president and treasurer of Excel Foundry and Machine in Pekin from 1975 to 1989. He was the founder and current president of WBNH Radio 88.5 FM in Pekin.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pekin, where he was a teacher of an adult Sunday school class for many years. He also served the church as a former deacon, treasurer, choir director and choir member. He presently was serving the church as the financial secretary. He also had served on numerous committees and boards of the church.

He enjoyed traveling.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at First Baptist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Dr. Robert E. MacKay will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorials may be made to WBNH Radio 88.5 FM, P.O. Box 1132, Pekin, Illinois 61555 or to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church, 700 South Capital Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

JIMMIE R. ATWOOD
(1943~2001)

PEKIN ~ Jimmie R. Atwood, 58 of 1107 South 14th Street in Pekin, died at 6:04 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001 at his residence.

Born May 3, 1943 in Peoria to Kirby and Peggy P. Plaeger Atwood, he married Mary C. Lane on May 27, 1974 in Logan County. She survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Rick Davis of Minonk, Tom (Sheryl) Miller of Bloomington, William Miller of Pekin, Larry Miller of Massachusetts and Derek Atwood of Sheridan; five daughters, Donna Miller, Janelle (Chuck) Slagel, Lea Atwood, Jamie Wire, all of Pekin and Dorinda (Ferd) Gardner of San Jose; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Jo) Atwood of Texas and Scott Brewer of Minonk and three sisters, Marsha (Bud) Tribbet of Texas, Syde Buell of Chillicothe and Jill (Tim) Sunderland of Bartonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kay Brewer.

He last worked as a detoxification counselor for the White Oaks Companies in Peoria for 15 years in the Whittman unit. He previously worked 13 years for Caterpillar, Inc. until 1975.

He was a longtime member of the Pekin Police Auxiliary and also volunteered as an EMT and firefighter for the Forman Fire Protection District in Manito.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Tom Murphy will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following services.

Memorials may be made to White Oaks, 3400 New Leaf Lane, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

P. KALENE EAGAN
(1951~2001)

PEKIN ~ P. Kalene Eagan, 49, of 104 Sycamore Street in Pekin, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at her residence.

Born September 24, 1951 in Carbondale to Otis O. and Floy M. Cletcher Bullock, she married Daniel W. Eagan on January 22, 1972 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are her mother of Pekin; two brothers, Otis Ray Bullock of Peoria and Aron Lee (Toni) Bullock of Portland, Oregon; one sister, Lillie M. (Willie) Swope of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one nephew, Ron Eden of Pekin, whom she helped raise. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

She was employed by Air Land Transport in Morton for the past 8 years.

She also made and sold teddy bears.

She loved her dogs and enjoyed crafts.

She was a member of the Laramie Street Baptist Church in Peoria.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Bill Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lexington, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614 or to the Spina Bifida Association of America, 4590 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20007-4226.

ELAINE M. MCGILLIVRY
(1921~2001)

PEKIN ~ Elaine Maud McGillivry, 80, of 444 South Parkway Drive, Apartment 701, Pekin, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at her residence.

Born April 21, 1921 in Peoria to Carl Jacob and Maud Elizabeth Stauffacher Olin, she married Stacy McGillivry on February 12, 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died August 7, 1985 in Pekin. Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Michael C. (Lori) McGillivry of Manito; two grandsons, Michael S. McGillivry and Eric J. McGillivry, both of Manito; and two sisters, Audrey J. (Gordon) Hulett of Apache Junction, Arizona and Betsy P. Maki of Eveleth, Minnesota.

She served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps from December 2, 1942 to August 29, 1943.

Mrs. McGillivry was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in West Duluth, Minnesota and the Harmony Chapter #8 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was also a member and past secretary of the Pekin Women’s Bowling Association.

She attended the Congregational United Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gary L. Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregational United Church of Christ, 2200 Willow Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

SHIRLEY J. STEAKLEY
(1928~2001)

PEKIN ~ Shirley Jean Steakley, 73, of 1509 Hilltop Drive in Pekin, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at her residence.

Born February 9, 1928 in Mason City to George H. and Amy Matilda Goodin Baumgardner, she married James E. Steakley on November 30, 1946 in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, William B. "Bill" (Fe) Steakley of Los Angeles, California and Bradley J. Steakley (friend Chloe) of Chicago; one granddaughter, Kristine R. Steakley of Sterling, Virginia; one brother, Dr. Carl (Mary) Baumgardner of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and two sisters, Martha J. Butler of Peoria and Betty J. "Nip" Baumgardner of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Edna M. Atherton-Bailey, Marie Andrews, Hazel Helen Baumgardner and Wilma M. DeWeese and two brothers, Raymond Dallas Baumgardner and George Edward "Pat" Baumgardner.

She was a 1945 graduate of San Jose High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Steakley resided most of their life in Pekin, where they worked together remodeling, and reselling homes. She also was a successful realtor. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She delighted people with her sense of humor, her love of life and her charming wit.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in San Jose.

Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 416 St. Mark’s Court, Peoria, Illinois 61603 or to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. in care of the Bob Hope Parkinson Research Center, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494.

VIVIAN L. DUEZ
(1921~2001)

PEKIN—Vivian Louise Duez, 80, of 401 Malley St., Northglenn, Colorado died at 2:10 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2001 at Castle Gardens Nursing Home in Northglenn. She was formerly of 630 W. Shore Dr. in Pekin.

Born March 26, 1921 in San Jose, she was a daughter of Charles Isaac and Margaret Hartwig Connett. She married Albert Duez on March 26, 1941 in Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 22, 1995 in Pekin and 1 brother, Clifford Connett.

Surviving are 2 sons, Ronald (Shirley) Duez of Westminster, Colorado and Albert (Lorraine) Duez of Simi Valley, California; 6 granddaughters, Billie Jo (Galen) Theye of Westminster, Christina (Mike) Feldstein of Simi Valley, Shirley (Dan) Inow of Washington, IL, Teresa Duez of Pekin, and Autumn and Summer, both of Simi Valley; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Ernest (Marge) Connett of Glasford and George (Mary) Connett of East Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m, Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526.

RANDALL J. TRENHOLM
(1954~2001)

CREVE COEUR ~ Randall John Trenholm, 46, of 86 Butler Street, Nelson, died Sunday, May 6, 2001 at his residence. He was formerly of Creve Coeur.

Born September 27, 1954 in Peoria to John Willard and Jenny Daley Trenholm, he married Amy Lee Grove on June 20, 1980 in Pekin.

Surviving are his wife of Creve Coeur; one son, Nicholas (Amy) Trenholm of Dixon; one step-son, Terry Dickson of North Pekin; one grandson, Evan Trenholm of Dixon; two sisters Christy (Frank) Schmall of Dixon and Lisa Clifton of South Pekin; and two brothers, Donnie Trenholm of South Pekin and Jimmie Trenholm of Pekin.

His parents preceded him in death.

He had served in the United States Army.

Mr. Trenholm worked as a shipping clerk at Crest Foods in Rochelle for many years, last working in January of 2000.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. The Rev. Eugene A. Talbot will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded.

BARBARA J. WRHEL
(1933~2001)

PEKIN—Barbara J. Wrhel, 67, of 101 N. 18th St., died at 10:32 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2001 at her home.

Born October 9, 1933 in Emden, Illinois, she was a daughter of William C. and Helen C. Carnahan Janssen. She married Frank D. Wrhel on October 19, 1963 in Pekin. He died August 7, 2000.

Surviving are her mother, Helen C. Janssen of Pekin; 1 daughter, Jane (Kip) Patterson of Manito; 1 son, John D. Wrhel of Indianapolis; 3 grandchildren, Kylie Patterson and Ryan Patterson, both of Manito, and Shelby Wrhel of Fairport Harbor, Ohio; and 2 brothers, William S. (Judy) Janssen of Manito and Phillip E. (Joyce) Janssen of Pekin.

Mrs. Wrhel worked for Pekin Insurance Company for over 43 years, retiring as insurance underwriter on July 8, 1997. She began with Pekin Insurance as a summer employee at the age of 16. She accepted full time employment in the underwriting department after her high school graduation in 1951. In 1973, Barb advanced to the position of assistant fire underwriter and in 1979, she was promoted to senior homeowner underwriter. Eight years later, she was named Senior Personal Lines Underwriter. She was a member of the Pekin Insurance Twenty-five Year Club.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin and loved gardening.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Cremation will follow visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 501 N. 4th St., Pekin, IL 61554 OR the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

HERSCHEL N. WHITE
(1915~2001)

CREVE COEUR—Herschel Norman White, 85, of 126 Margaret Dr. died at 11:29 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.

Born November 25, 1915 in Dry Creek, Missouri, he was a son of Herschel and Lula Dollins White. He married Myrtle T. Lemon Rice on April 28, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his wife on October 30, 1993 in Peoria, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.

Surviving are 1 step-son, Robert E. (Myrtle) Rice of Creve Coeur; 1 step-daughter, Johnnie L. Hall of Bartonville; 2 step-grandchildren, Barbara (Carlos) Patton of Bartonvillle and Michael Chatfield of California; 1 niece and 1 nephew.

Mr. White was employed by Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 37 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1978. He served with the 88th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army during World War II where he received the Bronze Star and 3 battle stars.

He was a member of the Frank N. Nicol Lodge #1170 A.F.&A.M. in Creve Coeur for over 50 years, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 1002 in East Peoria, a life member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria, and a member of V.F.W. Post 4835 in Creve Coeur. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Rev. John H. Stanley will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.

MARILYN FIELDS
(1936~2001)

CREVE COEUR—Marilyn Fields, 64, of 337 Zessin St., died at 7:40 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at her home.

Born May 7, 1936 in Bloomington, she was a daughter of Paul Joseph and Zelma Daroline Riley Abraham. She married Clifford L. Fields on February 22, 1974 in Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Paul Gregory Scott, and 1 daughter, Mary Beth Scott.

Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Marilyn (Dan) Oesch of Pekin, Angelia (Brooke) Camden of East Peoria, and Lillian Alberta Fields of Creve Coeur; 2 grandsons, Steven Erickson, Jr. and Brooke Canden, Jr., both of East Peoria; and 1 sister, Daroline Masters-Shaw of Holland, Ohio.

Mrs. Fields was employed as a materials specialist at Caterpillar, Inc.’s Morton Parts Department for over 30 years, last working Tuesday, May 1, 2001. She previously had worked for Foster-Gallagher, Inc. for 15 years.

She was a member of UAW Local 974, the Peoria Salvation Army, and attended First Baptist Church in Creve Coeur.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Rev. Edward Mitchell will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, IL 61554.


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