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Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 922

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Date: Friday, 20 November 2015, at 1:12 p.m.

MARJORIE A. VAUGHN
(1933~2004)

PEKIN ~ Marjorie Ann Vaughn, 70, of 301 Caroline Street , died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at her home.

Born May 27, 1933 in Hartsburg to George M. and Florence F. Langenbahn Stauffer, she married Charles D. “Jack” Vaughn on December 17, 1950 in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Sharon Bishop, Deanne (Jim) Bohannon, and Shelley (Jim) Williamson, all of Pekin , and Lori (Tom) Larimore of St. Jacob; one son, Denny (Joy) Vaughn of Pekin; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim (Phyllis) Stauffer of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Mrs. Vaughn worked for Stafford ’s Dairy in Pekin for many years.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She enjoyed sports, playing cards, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be two hours before services. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Private Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 2000 West Pioneer Parkway, Suite 18B , Peoria , Illinois 61615.

JOHN W. SHUMAKER
(1932~2004)

CREVE COEUR ~ John Wesley Shumaker, 71, of 229 South Thorncrest, died at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born November 1, 1932 near Clarksville , Clark County to Harlan O. and Martha M. Spoonmore Shumaker.

Surviving are three brothers, Lester (Merrilyn) Shumaker of Chrisman, Everett T. Shumaker of Bedford , Michigan , and James E. (Connie) Shumaker of Creve Coeur; two sisters, Lena I. (Walter) Kennedy of Marshall and Alice Marie “Lucille” Ward of Harrisburg ; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and three brothers (Theodore Shumaker, Donald Shumaker, and Chester Shumaker) preceded him in death.

A United States Army veteran of the Korean War, he served from January 21, 1953 to December 30, 1954 . He attained the rank of Corporal.

Mr. Shumaker worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, retiring as a heavy equipment operator at the Mapleton plant.

He was a life member of the Martin-Courtney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4835 in Creve Coeur.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004 at the Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall , where visitation will be one hour before services.

Local visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Creve Coeur Fire and Rescue Department, 203 Wagner Drive , Creve Coeur , Illinois 61610.

JOHN W. MILLER
(1948~2004)

PEKIN ~John Wesley Miller, 56, of 230 Cooper St. died at 8:38 p.m. , Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born January 18, 1948 in Pekin to William E. and Lorene M. Havens Miller, he married Jouetta Irene Kite Kearney on April 7, 1975 in Pekin.

Surviving are 5 step-sons, Jimmy Kearney, David Kearney, Danny (Rita) Kearney, Robbie (Candi) Kearney, and Carl (Kim) Kearney, all of Pekin; 2 step-daughters, Crystal (Rich) Rife and Melody Kearney, both of Pekin; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Chris Burton and Bonnie (Rich) McLean, both of Pekin; and 1 brother, Gary (Kathy) Miller of Thomasville, Missouri.

Mr. Miller worked as an operating engineer for 39 years, last working for R. Gingerich Company in Morton as a crane operator since August 2003.

He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 649 in Peoria. He was also a member of the Pekin Eagles Aerie #1869 and he enjoyed woodworking and working on cars.

Cremation will be accorded.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, May 1, 2004 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1903 El Camino Dr. in Pekin.

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

Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

EARLENE L. DANIEL
(1919~2004)

EAST PEORIA ~Earlene L. Daniel, 85, of 500 Centennial Dr., #621 , died at 7:15 p.m. , Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at Manor Health Care Center in East Peoria. She was formerly of Creve Coeur.

Born March 26, 1919 in Frederick , Illinois to Rosco and Emily Harn Stevens, she married Raymond E. Daniel on December 14, 1941 in Hannibal , Missouri.

Surviving are her husband; 1 daughter, Marna (Paul) Gorrell of Marquette Hts.; 1 son, Steven (Dianne) Daniel of E. Peoria; 6 grandsons; and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister.

A homemaker, Mrs. Daniel was active in Creve Coeur Home Extension as an officer until it disbanded. She was an associate member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club and loved to quilt and crochet. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. , Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Rev. Walter Wilkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. , Friday, April 30, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church , 154 E. Washington St. , East Peoria , IL 61611.

MARGIE E. HEDDEN
(1914~2004)

PEKIN ~ Margie E. Hedden, 89, of 1409 North 10th Street in Pekin, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, April 25, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.

Born July 13, 1914 in Chaplin , Kentucky to Homer H. and Clara E. Hood Howard, she married Lillard E. Hedden on April 13, 1945 in Pekin. He survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

During the World War II era, she owned and operated the Pekin Diner, the Fairway Restaurant at 216 Court Street and Hedden’s Café at 3rd and St. Mary Streets, all in Pekin. She also was involved in Hedden’s Agriculture aviation business with her husband for many years.

Mrs. Hedden was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin , where she assisted with children’s church for several years. She served as a Sunday school teacher at the Pekin Union Mission Society for more than 60 years.

She loved needlework, gardening and cooking.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Michael McLeod will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Union Mission Society for the Sunday School, 203 Court Street, Pekin , Illinois 61554 or to Calvary Baptist Church , 921 Caroline Street , Pekin , Illinois 61554.

FLOYD HICKS
(1930~2004)

PEKIN ~ Floyd Hicks, 74, of 1219 North Sheridan Road in Peoria, died at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Pekin.

Born January 24, 1930 in Model, Tennessee to Delbert D. and Nancy B. Rogers Hicks, he married Dorothy Juanita Johnson on August 14, 1953 in East Peoria.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Diane Adams of Pekin; one son, Dale F. (Tammy) Hicks of Pekin; two grandsons, D.J. Hicks and Drew Hicks, both of Pekin and three brothers, including his twin, Loyd of Benton, Kentucky, John C. Hicks of Washington and Robert L. (Peggie) Hicks of Murray, Kentucky. He also leaves his longtime companion, Donna L. Bennett, with whom he made his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Dennis Floyd Hicks; four brothers and two sisters.

An Army veteran, he was a member and finance officer for American Legion Post 983 in East Peoria.

He had owned and operated Floyd’s Shell and Towing in Pekin at the “Y” intersection of North 5th and 8th Streets for 15 years. He then worked as an over-the-road truck driver for Star Transport of Morton for several years, last working in 1988. He previously worked as a Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputy.

He was a member of Hilton Masonic Lodge No. 1143, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois in East Peoria. He also was a member of the Mohammed Temple, Shrine; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria ; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 916 in Pekin and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

He enjoyed woodworking and traveling via motorcyle.

He formerly attended Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Doug Hicks, his nephew, will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue , Peoria , Illinois 61637.

ABIGAIL HARRIS
(2004)

PEKIN ~ Abigail Jaclynn Marie Harris, infant daughter of Paul Anthony Harris and Sarah Jo McMichael, of 528 Henrietta Street, Apt. 5 , Pekin , was stillborn at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.

Also surviving are three brothers, Cody J. Clewell, Joshua C. Clewell, and Kaleb S. Otey, all of Pekin ; one sister, Lily K. Harris of Pekin ; grandparents, Dennis W. and Jeanine L. McMichael and Paul D. and Jackie K. Harris, all of Pekin; great-grandparents, John R. and Nell McMichael and Wilma J. McMichael, both of Peoria, Melvin R. and Gail I. Morger of East Peoria, and Betty G. Wiggins of Pekin; great-great-grandmother, Orvetta Morger of East Peoria; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2004 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to a headstone fund for Abigail.

ROBERT E. BOSTER
(1927~2004)

MANITO~ Robert Eugene Boster, 76, of 11365 Maple Island Road died at 4 p.m. , Monday, April 19, 2004 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Peoria.

Born December 5, 1927 in Peoria to John Roy and Dorothy Blanche King Boster, he married Patsy Y. Miller on June 2, 1972 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Donna Boster of Bartonville; 1 step-son, Gary Allen of Peoria; 1 step-daughter, Penelope Boggs of Manito; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Jim (Mary Sue) Boster of Germantown Hills; and 4 sisters, Betty Cage of Creve Coeur, Shirley Rybolt of Pekin, Nancy (Bob) Derrick of East Peoria; and Florence (Jack) Hall of Mauston, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by 1 infant son and 1 sister.

Mr. Boster had worked as a bartender for several years, Previously, he had worked in construction, for CILCO, and for American Shuffleboard and Music Company.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #979 and the V.F.W. Post # 3883, both in Bartonville.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation will be accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave. , Peoria , IL 61614.

Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

JACKIE W. WHITE
(1934~2004)

PEKIN ~ Jackie Wayne White, 70, of 2220 State St. died at 6:29 p.m. , Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was formerly of Peoria.

He was born March 29, 1934 in Bartonville to Jesse James and Dorothea Allene Sturgis White.

Surviving are 6 daughters, Tina White and Dawn Ann Horton, both of East Peoria, Becky (Brian) Baker of Peoria, Vickie White of Houston, Texas, Barbara Lynn (Larry) Eubanks of Trenton, North Carolina, and Jackie White of Michigan; 3 sons, Sean Francis White and Christopher White, both of Peoria and Robbin (Sophie) White of Chicago; 1 step-son, Joe Williams of East Peoria; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Donna Gray of Bellvue; and 1 brother, Patrick White of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by 1 sister and 1 brother.

Mr. White last worked as an iron worker out of Iron Workers Local 112 in East Peoria. Previously, he had worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville for 5 years.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict from 1951-55.

military graveside rites will be accorded by the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail at 2 p.m. , Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. There will be no visitation.

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

Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

REVA W. WILLIAMS
(1929~2004)

PEKIN ~Reva W. Williams, 75, of 12866 Wiseman Road died at 7:55 a.m. , Thursday, April 15, 2004 at her home.

Born March 5, 1929 in Boss, Missouri to Truman Nels and Dessie Ellen Brooks Pryor, she married Rev. Charles L. Williams on July 17, 1949 in Pekin.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Connie (Robert) Rigler, Teresa (Dan) Seals, and Carol (Bill) Grogan, all of Pekin ; one son, C. Michael (Patti) Williams of Benton, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (James) Morris and Betty Monks, both of Pekin; and one brother, Floyd (Thelda) Pryor of Conway, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Brad Seals; and one brother.

A homemaker, Mrs. Williams was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God, where she was involved in the Women’s Ministry and had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. , Monday, April 19, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Chuck Grogan and Rev. Paul Pryor will officiate. Visitation will be form 4 to 6 p.m. , Sunday, April 18, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God, 12511 Illinois Route 29, Pekin , IL 61554.

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