GEORGE A WEBER
George A. Weber, 83, of 1411 Earl Street in Pekin died at 10:12 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2000 at Pekin Hospital.
Born June 25, 1917 in Havana to Alla L. and Ella J. Nanninga Weber, he married Edna Bertha "Bea" Heater on September 11, 1937 in Covington, Indiana. She died December 9, 1994 in Pekin. Three sisters, Gretchen Weber, Marie Ashurst and Ella Jones and three brothers, Nelson Weber, Lammert Weber and Richard Weber also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Wade M. (Donna) Weber of Hobart, Indiana and Mark P. (Judy) Weber of Tremont; one daughter, Jill G. Weber of Momence; three grandchildren, Steven M. (Lisa) Weber of Hobart, Indiana, Kathy Weber of Champaign and Lee G. Weber of Tremont; three great-grandchildren, Jessie A. Weber, Aaron M. Weber and Lea M. Weber, all of Hobart, Indiana and one sister, Grace A. Sinclair of Easton.
He was a 1936 graduate of Havana High School.
Mr. Weber was employed 40 years with Soldwedelís Dairy and with Bordenís Dairy in Pekin, retiring in 1979 as production superintendent.
He became a bailiff at the Tazewell County Court House in 1984, where he served the Judges of the 10th Judicial Circuit for 13 years, retiring as chief bailiff in 1997. He served two years as chief bailiff. As chief bailiff, Mr. Weber maintained the schedules and payroll records for the 11 part-time bailiffs and three relief bailiffs who serve Tazewell County's six courtrooms. Weber worked full-time as bailiff for the civil courtroom and had worked in all six courtrooms during his tenure.
He was a life member of Pekin Lodge No. 29, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons and was an honorary member of Empire Lodge No. 126 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Pekin. He was member of the Pekin Chapter No. 25, Royal Arch Masons; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria; Mohammed Temple, Shrine; and the Pekin Consistory Club.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 1271 in Pekin. He was a lifetime member of the Tazewell County Genealogical Society, where he formerly served as a board member. He was member of the American Association of Retired Persons and formerly served as treasurer of its Pekin Chapter. He also served as an election judge for Tazewell County at the Miller Center in Pekin.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin, where he was a member of the United Methodist Men and the Friendship Club. He formerly served the church as a longtime usher and as a member of the church council.
He was a man of high values and ethics.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Gaylord E. Buss will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before services Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to his church, 503 North 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the American Cancer Society, 711 West Crestwood Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61614.
REV. RALPH HART
The Rev. Ralph Edwin Hart, 91, of 800 Henrietta Street, Pekin, formerly of 8 River Drive in North Pekin, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000 at his residence.
Born November 10, 1908 in Ottawa to Earl David and Cora Josephine Clark Hart, he married Goldie A. "Golda" Snook on June 12, 1930 in Ottawa. She died March 6, 1999 in Morton. He also was preceded in death by two daughters, Darlene G. Curry on January 16, 1987 in Hobart, Washington and Donna J. Garrison on December 30, 1996 in Pekin; one grandson and nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Beverly L. (Lloyd) Carson of Pekin; one son, R. David (Karen) Hart of Pekin; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Bernice "Midge" (Ned) Bradley of Davison, Michigan.
Rev. Hart was called into the ministry at the age of seventeen and while serving with the Salvation Army as a Corps. Cadet, he met Goldie. Together they formed a gospel singing ministry and a youth ministry.
He was ordained by the Lowerlight Mission Association and went on to serve as a Pastor and Evangelist with the Buckley Gospel Tabernacle in Buckley, Michigan.
He also was employed by Caterpillar, Inc. in the export department at the Morton Parts Facility for twenty years, retiring in 1973.
Rev. Hart hosted three radio programs over many years; one in Buckley during the 1940ís named "The Rural Revival Hour" and two locally over W.P.E.O. Radio called "Your Call to Worship" and "Hart to Heart Meditations." He was chosen as the W.P.E.O. Senior Citizen of the Year in 1994.
He was a member of the Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church in rural Pekin. He also attended the Heartland Christian Fellowship in Groveland.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. John D. Tanner, Rev. James A. Zehr and Rev. Dianah A. Wolf, his granddaughter, will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church Cemetery in rural Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 247 Derby Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
Louis C. Buchanan, 73, a resident of 1109 Monroe Street, Pekin, since 1959, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000 at his residence.
Born July 21, 1926 in Manito to Orvel and Mattie Long Buchanan, he married Vera L. Staker on March 28, 1948 at Groveland. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Margie A. (Charles) Cobb of Pekin and Reva L. (Neal) McBride of Omaha, Nebraska and four grandchildren, Tara L. (Paul) Griffin of Nashville, Tennessee, Douglas A. (Stephanie) Cobb of Pekin, Kyle F. McBride and Katie M. McBride, both of Omaha, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Buchanan and Ellis Buchanan; and also two sisters in infancy.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mr. Buchanan worked as an ironworker at Corn Products Corp. in Pekin, which later became Pekin Energy Company, for more than forty-five years. He retired from Pekin Energy in 1989. He was a member of the Pioneer Club at Corn Products.
An avid golfer, he was a member of the Menís Senior Golf League at Parkview Golf Course in Pekin.
He attended Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18040 Unsicker Road, Groveland, where funeral services were held, Monday, July 24, 2000. The Rev. Dr. Steven E. Hauter and Rev. Stephen T. McGinnis will officiated. Visitation was Sunday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, and also prior to services at the church. Burial was in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 924, Morton, Illinois 61550 or to Methodist Medical Center Hospice Services, 415 St. Marks Court, Peoria, Illinois 61603.
Dorothy G. Riviere, 83, of 2220 State St., died at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was formerly of 1405 Florence Ave.
Born May 10, 1917 in Pekin, she was a daughter of George E. And Mary M. Connett Risinger. She married Frank Riviere on November 5, 1937 in Pekin. He died September 5, 1988 in Pekin. Also preceding her in death were 1 son, Terry A. Riviere on December 8, 1991 in Peoria, 1 grandson, Larry D. Riviere in December 1970, and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are 1 daughter, Sharon (Tim) Zimmerman of Pekin; 2 sons, Larry (Etta) Riviere of Groveland and Jim (Ginger) Riviere of Pekin; 8 grandchildren, Kevin Zimmerman of White Plains, NY, Scott Riviere, Jody Riviere, Suzanne Riviere and Kris Trew, all of Pekin, Dawn Riviere of Creve Coeur, Jeanne Hatley of Ocala, FL and Melissa Naylor of Ranchos De Taos, NM; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Nell Risinger of Chillicothe, IL.
Mrs. Riviere had been employed as a sales clerk at Ace Hardware, Staffordís Dairy and McLellanís department store, all in Pekin. She was a member of the Compassionate Friends and enjoyed crocheting and gardening.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services were Saturday, August 5, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Krista L. Brockman will officiated. Burial of cremains was in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 711 W. Crestwood Dr., Peoria, IL 61614
Russell Weldon Woodmancy, Sr., 75, of 3809 Evergreen Court, Country Estates, Pekin, died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000 at his residence.
Born March 6, 1925 in McLean to Harold and Lucille L. Bowers Woodmancy, he married Caroline Fandel on March 12, 1949 in East Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are eight sons, Russell W., Jr. (Kathy) Woodmancy of Hayward, California, Harold D. "Dave" (Flo) Woodmancy of Marquette Heights, Richard W. "Dick" Woodmancy, Bruce N. (Vickie) Woodmancy, Thomas A. Woodmancy, all of Pekin, Scott D. (Kelly) Woodmancy of Manito, Kenneth M. Woodmancy of Peoria and Michael D. Woodmancy of Bloomington; one daughter, Carole L. Woodmancy of Normal; nine grandchildren, Nikki Woodmancy, Russell W. Woodmancy, III, Alicia (Jake) Lampi, Gina Woodmancy, all of California, David Woodmancy, Jr. of Marquette Heights, Adam Woodmancy of Manito, Matt Woodmancy of Normal, Brittany Woodmancy and Kristin Woodmancy, both of Pekin; one great-grandson, Jack Lampi; and one sister, Aileen D. Winfrey of Carson City, Nevada.
His parents and one brother, Kenneth D. Woodmancy, preceded him in death.
A 1942 graduate of Pekin Community High School, he attended both Bradley University and Stanford University.
He was a World War II Army Veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946 as a paratrooper in the European Theater. He was a member of William Schaefer American Legion Post No. 44 in Pekin.
He retired in 1989 after more than 25 years of service from Caterpillar, Inc. as a supervisor in factory accounting in East Peoria. He previously worked in the payroll departments of the ABC Washing Machine Company in East Peoria and Great Central Insurance in Peoria.
He also owned and operated Seven Sons Satellite, a satellite installation service and Seal-Rite Home Insulation, both for many years.
A 33rd degree mason, he was a 47 year member of Empire Lodge No. 126, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Pekin. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria and the Mohammed Temple, Shrine. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
He attended the Congregational United Church of Christ in Pekin.
Services were held at Wednesday, July 19, 2000 the Congregational United Church of Christ in Pekin. The Rev. Betty A. Hornback officiated. Visitation was one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Burial was in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with Masonic rites and military rites accorded.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes. Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526 or to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tributes Program, Department 77-3968, Chicago, Illinois 60678-3968.
Chad F. Hannig, 27, of 1500 Lake Street, Pekin, was pronounced dead at 9:03 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000 at the scene of a
motorcyle accident one-half mile Northeast of Midwest Generation (Powerton) in Pekin.
He was born June 25, 1973 in Pekin to Steven D. and Neva L. Mayberry Hannig.
Surviving are his parents of Pekin; two brothers, Steven D., Jr. (Shellie) Hannig of Raeford, North Carolina and Bret A. (Jessica) Hannig of Pekin; and his grandparents, Bessie Mayberry of Pekin and Thelma Jean and Jack Kauffmann, also of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Halsey Mayberry, Carroll F. Hannig, and Harry and Lena Diekman.
He was a 1992 graduate of Pekin Community High School. He attended Illinois Central College. While in grade school and high school, he played basketball, baseball and wrestled. He also ran track while in grade school. Chad and his cousin, Ryan Mayberry, led the Rankin Rebels in basketball to finish as state runner-ups in 1986 and to finish in the Elite 8 in 1987 with a two-year team record of 48 wins and 2 losses.
His hobbies included
hunting, fishing and boxing.
He was employed as a switchman for the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway Company for the past three years. He also had an engineerís license. He previously worked several years at Pekin Hardwood Lumber Company.
He attended the Pekin Church of Christ.
Services were held Thursday, July 20, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Evangelist Kenneth E. Thomas officiated. Visitation was Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial was be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin, 1101 Veerman Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
ROY LEE MCINTYRE
Roy L. McIntyre, 87, formerly of 1426 S. 6th Street in Pekin,, died at 12:50 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2000 at Pekin Manor.
Born February 26, 1913 in Allen County, Kentucky, he was a son of Samuel Edward and Sally Ann Temple McIntyre. He married Reba L. Huskisson on August 11, 1934 in Scottsville, Kentucky
Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Anita (Ray) Nickel; 2 grandchildren, Stephanie (Jon) Copeland and Court (Lara) Nickel, all of Aliso Viejo, CA; 2 brothers, Samuel G. McIntyre of Pekin and Ralph G. McIntyre of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 3 sisters, Agnes Thompson of Louisville, KY, Kay (Noah) Law of Indianapolis, IN and Patty (Carleen) Oliver of Scottsville, KY; and 22 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Ewin B. McIntyre, and 5 sisters, Lillie Mae Cosby, Anna Merritt, Edith Pitchford, Lucille Cherry and Dorothy McIntyre; and 1 niece and 3 nephews.
Mr. McIntyre was employed at Corn Products Corporation in Pekin for 40 years retiring in January 1975 as refinery supervisor. He was a member of the Pioneer Club and the Supervisorís Club at Corn Products. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Pekin, where he was formerly an usher.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at First Baptist Church in Pekin. Rev. Dr. Robert E. MacKay officiated. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel and 30 minutes prior to services at the church. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elevator Fund at First Baptist Church, 700 S. Capitol St., Pekin, IL 61554.
Frank G. Gottman, 72, of 4100 Edgewater Dr., Pekin, died at 10:20 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2000 at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born April 24, 1928 in Altamont, IL, he was a son of August Fred and Edna Mae Thompson Gottman. He married Lily Marie Perry on June 1, 1948 in St. Elmo, IL.
Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Robert Eugene (Nancy) Gottman of Creve Coeur and Larry Alan (Christine) Gottman of Pekin; 2 daughters, Shirley (Rev. Gary) England of East Peoria and Bonnie Shirley of North Pekin; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany (Robert) Clark , Christine (Sean) Perkins, Tim Gottman and Matthew Gottman, all of Pekin, Tonya England of East Peoria, Daniel (Anita) England of Washington, Josh Sloan of Creve Coeur, and Jesse Shirley of North Pekin; 3 great-granddaughters; and 1 sister, Elsie (William) Sarver of Herrick, IL.
He was preceded in death by 1 daughter (Angela Beth Gottman on November 24, 1970 in Pekin), 1 grandson (Gordon Shirley), 1 brother, and 1 sister.
Mr. Gottman was a carman/welder for the Toledo, Peoria, and Western Railroad for 32 years retiring in 1984. He had been a stock car race driver and was inducted into the Peoria Speedway Hall of Fame in 1999. He was a member of Richland Southern Baptist Church in East Peoria and a former member of the International Association of Carmen. He was an avid auction goer.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. His son-in-law, Pastor Gary R. England officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made the missionary fund at Richland Southern Baptist Church, 2022 Springfield Rd., East Peoria, IL 61611 or the American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.
Helen G. Portell, 97, of 1540 El Camino Dr., Apt. 117, died at 9:05 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2000 in the emergency room at Pekin Hospital.
A daughter of Chris Moses and Frances Kaiser Heitman, she was born February 5, 1903 in Yount, Missouri. She married Carl Portell on January 11, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 26, 1986 in St. Louis, 1 brother and 4 sisters.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Patty (Edward) Shipman of Morton; 3 granddaughters, Sue (Richard) Dambold of Lewisville, TX, Sallie (John) Watson of Tremont and Sandy (Brian) Swinford of Morton; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Portell and her husband owned and operated Portellís Market in St. Louis for over 30 years. She was a member of the Unity Christ Church in St. Louis.
Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Jan C. Johnson will officiate. Visitation was 30 minutes prior to services. Mrs. Portellís body has been donated to medical research. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Hospital Foundation, c/o Audiology Department, 600 S. 13th St., Pekin, IL 61554 OR to a charity of the donorís choice.
DONALD G. EKVALL
Donald G. Ekvall, 91, of 500 Centennial Drive, East Peoria, died at 5:40 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria. He was formerly of 116 Marquette Avenue in Creve Coeur.
Born July 16, 1908 in Hoopeston to Fred G. and Amelia Bjorkholtz Ekvall, he married Victoria J. "Vicki" Babb on July 26, 1936 in Hillsboro, Indiana. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Fred C. (Sue) Ekvall of Metamora, Donald W. Ekvall of Creve Coeur, and Thomas D. (Debra) Ekvall of Glasford; seven grandchildren, Vickie B. Barber of Peoria, Jami S. Vance of Groveland, Dawn G. Ekvall of Metamora, Denise K. (Dave) Estrada of Phoenix, Arizona, Lorrine D. (Tracy) Caulkins of Brimfield, Daniel W. (Cymanthia) Ekvall of Arnold, Missouri, Tim D. Eckvall of Glasford; and twelve great-grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Ekvall worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 1974 as a supervisor in the Data Processing Center in East Peoria. He previously worked at the American Can Company and the United States Post Office, both in Hoopeston.
He had served on the Creve Coeur School District No. 76 board for 18 years, where he was the secretary for many years. He also served on the Central Illinois Division of the State of Illinois School Board Association for 8 years, first as Vice Chairman, then chairman, and 4 years as Executive Director.
He was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club and the Santa Rosa Methodist Church in Santa Rosa, Texas.
Memorial services were held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. The Rev. Michelle Oberwise-Lacock will officiated. Visitation was two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Santa Rosa Methodist Church, 200 16th Street, Mercedes, Texas 78570 or the Creve Coeur Fire and Rescue Department, 203 Wagner Drive, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610.
DAVID ANTHONY KINZLER
David Anthony Kinzler, 45, of 1414 James Road, Pekin, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2000 at his residence.
Born January 17, 1955 in Joliet to Wilbert Anthony and Barbara Ann Pavelich Kinzler, he married Donna Jean McIntyre on April 15, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Pekin; two sons, Luke A. and Nick N., both of Pekin; one sister, Barbara A. Leiber of Lisle; one niece, Ann K. (Dean) Hambry of London, England.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of Pekin Moose Lodge No. 916.
He worked 20 years for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad as an engineer, last working in 1993.
His hobbies included fishing and outdoor sports.
Services were Friday, July 14, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Deacon Ernest W. Whited officiated. Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial was in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorials may be made to Project ALS, 511 Avenue of the Americas, PMB #341, New York, NY 10011.
JAMES E. REDDING
James Edward "Red" Redding, 68, of 1311 Willow Street, Pekin, died at 7:53 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2000 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born December 20, 1931 in Buffalo, Illinois to Henry Everett and Velma P. Copeland Redding, Sr., he married Patricia L. Tincher on May 29, 1955 in Pekin. He later married Lorene Brasure Morris on August 25, 1989 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven E. (Lorgia) Redding of Peoria and David W. (Julie) Redding of Lexington, Kentucky; two daughters, Denise E. (George) Bray of Nashville, Tennessee and Crystal E. (Dave) Starrett of Atlanta, Georgia; one step-son, R. Michael "Mike" Morris of Pekin; two step-daughters, Kathie J. (Michael) Tarlton of Pekin and Patricia A. Morris of Pekin; eight grandchildren, Stephen E. Redding, AnnEylse K. Redding, Creighton S. Redding, all of Pekin, Alexander S. Redding of Peoria, Brandon W. Redding, Lindsey F. Redding, Kaitlyn H. Redding, all of Lexington and Susan L. Magar of Nashville; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry J. "Zeke" (Inez) Redding of Pekin; three sisters, Delores "Dee" (Ken) Jenkins of Mossy Head, Florida, Evelyn Darlene (Dale) Hilst of Morton and Verna Mae (Doug) Dougherty of New Orleans, Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Henry Everett Redding, Jr. and Robert Lee "Ike" Redding; and one sister, Doris J. Moore.
A Korean War veteran, Mr. Redding served in the United States Air Force 21 years from May of 1951 until January of 1972, attaining the rank of Tech Sergeant.
He then worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for twenty years, retiring in 1995. He worked as a packer/checker at Caterpillarís Morton Parts Facility.
He last worked security for the Wackenhut Corporation at Commonwealth Edisonís Powerton Station in Pekin for several years.
He was a former member of the Pekin Moose Lodge 916.
He was a member of Springfield Road Baptist Church in East Peoria. He also attended First Assembly of God in Pekin.
Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000 at Springfield Road Baptist Church in East Peoria. The Rev. Raymond M. Hutson will officiated. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel and also 30 minutes prior to services at the church. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, with military rites accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Springfield Road Baptist Church, 3212 Springfield Road, East Peoria, Illinois 61611 or to the American Diabetes. Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526.
WARREN EDWARD RICKARD
Warren Edward Rickard, 77, of 1403 Royal Avenue, Pekin, died at 4:13 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born July 26, 1922 in Heyworth to James Peter and Minnie C. Wynn Rickard, he married Lila Lee Mearida on July 4, 1942 in Heyworth. She died February 25, 1999 in Harlingen, Texas. His parents also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Warren E. (Rebecca) Rickard, Jr. of Heyworth and T.J. (Jackie) Rickard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Connie S. (Ronald) Eitenmiller of Athens, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Michelle L. (Matt) Schaber of Normal, Michael S. (Michelle) Rickard, Justin W. Rickard, and Callie M. Rickard, all of Heyworth, Thomas D. (Gay) Eitenmiller and Scott L. (Jenni) Eitenmiller, both of Dallas, Georgia, Leland J. Koll of Denver, Colorado, and Wade Giffin Koll of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Faye Head of Wapella and Effie (Lester) Fahle of Groesbeck, Texas.
Mr. Rickard was a longtime river terminal manager for the grain elevators of Hasenwinkle, Central Soya, and Louis Dreyfus, all in Pekin.
He was a lifetime member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and a former director of the former Peoria Board of Trade.
He also was a member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 916, both in Pekin.
He enjoyed traveling in his motor home and later with his 5th wheel trailer.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Shana G. Johnson officiated. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at the funeral home. Burial was be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 711 West Crestwood Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61614.