ROGER D. HORNSBY
CREVE COEUR ~ Roger Dean Hornsby, 70, of 505 Roberts Street, Creve Coeur, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001 at Fondulac Woods Healthcare Center in East Peoria.
Born October 26, 1930 in Peoria to Virgil Clark and Ella Moss Martin Hornsby, he married Valentina Helen Tabaraz on September 17, 1955 in Quantico, Virginia.
Surviving are three sons, Roger D. "Dean" (Mary) Hornsby, II of Washington, John Q. Hornsby of West Valley City, Utah, and Thomas G. Hornsby of Creve Coeur; two daughters, Teresa A. Steele of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Monica D. (Matt) Ragon of Creve Coeur; one daughter-in-law, Regina L. Hornsby of Maryville, Tennessee; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandsons; four brothers, Virgil C. Hornsby of Fairbanks, Alaska, Bobby (Rose) Hornsby of Berlin, Wisconsin, Donnie Hornsby of Mackinaw, and Jack Hornsby of Creve Coeur; and three sisters, Rella Burke of East Peoria, Rose (Bud) Lutz of Vermont, Illinois, and Ruthy McClary of Pekin.
His parents, one son (Rocky D. Hornsby on February 24, 1999 in Maryville, Tennessee), three brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
He served in the United States Army from January 6, 1948 to January 23, 1954. While in the Army, he had served on General MacArthur’s Honor Guard. He later served in the United States Marine Corp. from April 2, 1954 until his separation on July 31, 1968 with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He then worked as a security guard at American Distilling Company in Pekin for 12 years until its closing in 1980.
He was a member of American Legion Post #983 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2078, both of East Peoria, and the National Rifle Association. He was of the Catholic faith.
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. The Rev. John E. Plunkett will officiate and military honors will be by the United States Marine Corps. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Peoria Youth Council / Richland Bottoms.
LORRAINE M. RENOUF
PEKIN ~ Lorraine Mary Renouf, 74, of 1415 Westshore Drive in Pekin, died at 6:49 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was formerly of Waukegan.
She was born April 17, 1927 in Waukegan to William Edward and Elsie Mary Slavin Riley.
Surviving are one daughter, Diane L. (Fred) Peterson of Tremont; two granddaughters, Margaret A. "Megan" Peterson and Sharon E. Peterson, both of Tremont and one sister, Shirley L. Riley of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kenneth E. Riley.
Ms. Renouf was a civilian employee at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois for 33 years, retiring in 1992.
She attended First Baptist Church in Pekin and was a former member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Waukegan.
She enjoyed reading.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Chip Handrich will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Transitional Center, 243 Derby Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
SHIRLEY R. MCCLELLAND
PEKIN—Shirley R. McClelland, 67, of 1604 Matilda St. died at 11:09 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2001 at her home. She was formerly of Lemoore, California.
She was born September 17, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland to William T. and Mabel E. Howard Riley.
Surviving are her fiance, Jerald Redmon of Pekin; 1 son, John Hardester, Jr. of Dublin, California; 2 daughters, Cindy Parsons of Hanford, California and Theresa Soto of Lemoore; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; 2 sisters, Mabel Huffman of Sylvania, Ohio and Jane Bunting of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 1 brother.
Mrs. McClelland was employed by Transcon Freight Lines in Fresno, California for 30 years. Previously, she had worked for the Lemoore High School District office and also the YMCA in Hanford.
She was a member of the Lily of the Lake Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Lemoore and was a long-time supporter of the Visalia Rainbow Girls.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2001 at the Prebyterian Church of Lemoore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.
DALE V. NEWBERRY
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Dale Vernon Newberry, 79, of 710 LaSalle Boulevard, Marquette Heights, died at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2001 at his residence.
Born September 5, 1922 in Farmer City to Jesse Cleveland and Inez Pearl VanNote Newberry, he married Mary Louise Kraft on October 3, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri. She died November 23, 1999 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce S. (James) Modglin of Mapleton and L. Kay LaScelle of Pekin; four grandchildren, Bill L. Gentil of Morton, Michelle D. (Jeff) Palazzo of East Peoria, Christopher D. (Lori) Keith of Kingston Mines, and Stefanie K. LaScelle of Peoria.
A World War II Army Airforce veteran, he attained the rank of Private First Class. He served from October 13, 1942 to January 21, 1946. He was a member of the Creve Coeur Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4835 where he was a past commander and the Farmer City American Legion.
Mr. Newberry worked as a plant manger at Agrico in North Pekin for 20 years. He later worked as a dispatcher for the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway Company in Creve Coeur for 9 ½ years.
He was a Saint Louis Cardinals fan.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2001 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin with military honors.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, 311 West John H. Gwynn Jr. Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61605-2524.
THEODORE R. HAYES
Marquette Heights ~ Theodore R. Hayes, 83, of Ionia, Iowa, formerly of Deer Creek and Marquette Heights, died Friday, September 21, 2001 at New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton, Iowa.
Born June 19, 1918 in Woodford County to George and Rachel Winstead Hayes, he married Thelma Dugan on November 4, 1972 in Peoria. She died December 18, 1994. He also was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are one sister, Dorothy Bennett of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.
He was a World War II Army veteran serving from July 28, 1942 to October 29, 1945.
He worked at Caterpillar, Inc as a welder for thirty years, retiring in 1974.
He was a member of the former Marquette Heights American Legion Post No. 1275, where he served as commander in 1966, 1969 and 1972.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Imhoff Cemetery near Congerville. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. military rites will be accorded by Deer Creek American Legion Post No. 1276. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
KEVIN L. BURGET
FOREST CITY ~ Kevin Lee Burget, 50, of 105 Main Street in Forest City, died at 3:28 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Born February 12, 1951 in Springfield to Raymond L. and Mary Ann Tomlin Burget, he married Lisa Ann Watson on November 22, 1985 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Mary Ann Budke of Manito; four sons, Jarrod Burget, Terry Watson, Tim Miles and Justin Burget, all of Forest City; four sisters, Ruth (Mark) Cooper of Manito, Dana (Andy) Bush of Champaign, Stacey (Mike) Burks of Pekin and Gail (Randy) Watson of Topeka and one brother, Chris Budke of Jacksonville, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Landon Burget on August 8, 1994 in Raymond; one grandson, Wesley Landon Burget on September 10, 1999 in Peoria and one brother, Glen Burget.
He worked as a sales representative for Nostaw, Inc. in Forest City for the past three years.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Forest City Community Church in Forest City. The Rev. Thomas B. Guengerich will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Forest City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
PEKIN ~ Marjorie G. "Marge" Rupp, 81, of 76 North 20th Street in Pekin, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Pekin Hospital.
Born December 30, 1919 in Delavan to William and Emma Armstrong Blackburn, she married Orville Rupp on August 21, 1935 in Bloomington. He died July 16, 1976 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally J. Chaney on July 21, 1984 in Pekin; three grandsons; five brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are three daughters, Sharron A. Welch and Barbara J. (Jerry) Stark and Dianna L. Rupp, all of Pekin; one son, James W. (Edith) Rupp of Pekin; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Richard Blackburn of Clovis, New Mexico.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delavan.
She worked as a waitress and cook at Pekin area restaurants including the Pekin Moose Lodge No. 916.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose No. 673 in Pekin since 1964, where she held all of the offices including college regent.
She enjoyed playing bingo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. David Wetterlund will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with a Women of the Moose service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
HOWARD F. ROHRS
PEKIN ~ Howard F. Rohrs, 87, of 1540 El Camino Drive, Apartment 322, died at 8:20 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2001 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born August 27, 1914 in Pekin to George and Martha Maas Rohrs, he married Wanda Sue Weber on January 14, 1936 in Peoria. She died June 19, 1994 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by one son in infancy, William Arthur Rohrs and one sister.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra J. (Eugene) Lutz and Linda Sue Cox; one son, Robert F. (Becki) Rohrs, all of Pekin; twelve grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Vern Rohrs of San Diego, California and Marvin (Betty) Rohrs of Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania; and one sister, Dorothy Schmidt of San Diego, California.
Howard was a licensed insurance broker associated with Rohrs Insurance in Pekin from 1933 until 1970 first as a partner with his father then as owner. He then went to work for Caterpillar, Inc. at their Mapleton foundry. He was serving as Plant Burden Analyst when he retired in February of 1981.
Howard was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin and was secretary for their initial church board. He served in many capacities over the ensuing years: teacher of Adult Bible Class, Chairman of the Building Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Board of Elders.
Howard was active in many civic organizations. He was a charter member of the Pekin Lions Club, served that organization in various offices, and was proud that he had a perfect attendance record for 27 years. He was active in Pekin Players theatre group and was their stage electrician for fifteen years as well as treasurer for seven years. He was a charter member of the Pekin Archery Club, an active member of the Celestial City Campers and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce during his years of business with Rohrs Insurance.
He was active in boy scouting (an Eagle Scout) and in 1949 helped to organize a Scout Explorer Post, which attained a membership of thirty-seven boys. He served as Post Advisor for 12 years. He was recognized in 1968 for his accomplishments in scouting and was presented with the Silver Beaver Award.
Howard was a mover and a shaker, and even after he retired and moved with his wife Wanda to Tennessee, he helped to organize a men’s club at their local church and served as its first secretary/treasurer. He also joined the Kiwanis Club in Paris Landing, Tennessee and became secretary/treasurer and served in that capacity for eight years. They moved back to Pekin in 1992.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin. The Rev. Rodger P. Abatie will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, and also one hour before services Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 333 State Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
JAMES L. CHAMBERS
PEKIN—James Lee Chambers, 65, of 1922 Highwood Ave. died at 3:30 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2001 at his home.
He was born December 23, 1935 in Pekin, a son of Lester A. and Olga Mayeur Chambers. He married Joanne E. "Jody" Gish Green on October 10, 1992 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, J. Mark (Eileen) Chambers of Rockford, IL and Rev. Christopher L. (Pamela) Chambers of Champaign, IL; 2 step-sons, Brian (Joyce) Green of Heyworth, IL and David (Ania) Green of Miami, FL; 1 step-daughter, Karen (William) Peterson of East Peoria; 8 grandchildren; and 5 step-grandchiildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 son, Lester "Les" Chambers in October of 1995 in Morton.
Mr. Chambers was employed by Sears for 35 years retiring from the accounting department as a midwest regional auditor in 1991. He then was employed as a realtor by Allen and Associates in Pekin, last working in January 2001.
A 1953 graduate of Pekin Community High School, he attended Western Illinois University, where was a member of the basketball team. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bradley University in 1957.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin where he was deacon of the missionaries. He was a member of Pekin Moose Lodge #916. An avid Bradley basketball fan, he also enjoyed fishing in Canada. He was actively involved with the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria where he founded the St. Jude’s Singles Dance fund raiser.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin. Rev. Michael McLeod will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run, 8835 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61615.
PEKIN—Dezolina Vittoria Massaglia, 92, 2501 Allentown Rd., died at 11:21 p.m., Sunday at Hallmark House Nursing Center.
She was born April 5, 1909 in Athens, Greece to Adam and Catherine Mecca Pari. She married Frederic John Massaglia on March 15, 1926 in W. Frankfort, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 10, 1977 in W. Frankfort; 1 brother, Anthony Pari; and 1 sister, Angelina Ricci.
Surviving are 1 son, Fred Massaglia of Pekin; 2 daughters, Catherine (Ralph) Naven of Pekin and Judith (Jeff) Ribak of East Peoria; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Massaglia had worked as a cook for the Moose Lodge and the and the Franklin County Country Club, both in W. Frankfort. She loved to garden and raise flowers. She was of the Catholic faith.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Union Funeral Home in W. Frankfort. Rev. Brian Barker will officiate. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday at Union Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.