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TRENTON S. WHITFIELD
(2005)

PEKIN ~ Trenton Scott Whitfield, infant son of Jacob Scott Whitfield and Jennifer Nicole Hayes, both of 2301 Broadway, Apartment 9A5 in Pekin, died at 8:53 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born earlier in the evening at 8:25 p.m.

Surviving are his parents; one sister, Aspen Paige Whitfield of Pekin; his grandparents, Peggy J. and Russell L. Farden of Marquette Heights, William D. Hayes of Canton, John L. and Linda L. Whitfield of Bellevue and Tanya L. and Clarence R. East of Bellevue and his great-grandparents, Shirley M. and Eugene O. Bloch of Peoria, William Hayes of Congerville, N. Helen Whitfield of Bartonville, Joyce Wheeler of Lake City, Minnesota, Donald C. and Patsy C. Farden of Morton and Kenneth C. Parm of Yates City.

His graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. The Rev. C. Edward Hudelson will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in care of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61603.

SAMUEL KANASOLA
(1945~2005)

PEKIN ~ Samuel Joseph Kanasola, Jr., 59, of Pekin, died at 7:58 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 at Pekin Hospital.

His arrangements were private and entrusted to the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

DOROTHY M. CLEMENTS
(1922~2005)

PEKIN—Dorothy Margaret Clements, 82, formerly of 1410 S. 11th St., died at 1:35 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2005 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

Born May 23, 1922 in Leroy, Illinois to Roy and Lola Worthy Wheeler, she married Lerton C. Clements on April 17, 1940 in Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her husband on February 5, 2000 in Pekin; and 2 sisters.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Barbara Branch of Pekin, Carol (Greg) Hansen of Peoria, and Debbie Heston of Bettendorf, Iowa; and 2 grandsons, Jack and Jacob Heid, both of Peoria.

A 50 year member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin, she taught Sunday school for 30 years, was past president of the Esther Circle and past secretary for the United Methodist Women.

She served as a volunteer for Tri-County Women’s Strength.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554 or to Harbor Light Hospice, 2000 W. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 18B, Peoria, IL 61615.

LUCILLE MYERS
(1912~2005)

CREVE COEUR—O. Lucille Myers, 92, of 500 Messenger Rd., Keokuk, Iowa, died at 12:35 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2005 at Lexington Square in Keokuk. She was formerly of 104 Gottlieb Ct. in Creve Coeur.

Born May 15, 1912 in rural Shelby County to William and Clara Pierson Clark, she married Ross H. Myers on November 25, 1933 in Strasburg, Illinois. He died on December 13, 1984 in Springfield, Illinois. She later married G.R. Beck in November 1988 in Keokuk, Iowa. He has preceded her in death.

Also preceding in death were 1 great-grandson, Cody Myers; 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Surviving are 1 son, Larry (Mary) Myers of Kahoka, Missouri; 3 grandchildren, Kyle Myers of East Peoria, Kent (Tammy) Myers of Keokuk, Iowa, and Kathy (Eric) Huls of Hamilton, Illinois; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mary Sheffield of Dixon, Tennessee.

Mrs. Myers had worked in the cafeteria at East Peoria High School for many years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creve Coeur, where she played in the “Tea Pot Band”.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Clover Leaf Chapter #1102 in East Peoria.

She enjoyed baking and playing cards.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, January 10, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur chapel. Rev. David Lynn 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 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

HANS J. HAGEN, JR.
(1926~2005)

PEKIN ~ Hans J. Hagen, Jr., 78, of 1014 South Capital Street, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 at his residence.

Born May 22, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Hans J. and Winifred J. Hartzell Hagen, Sr., he married Josephine J. Pumphrey on October 31, 1949 in Decatur. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Joanell M. (Jeffrey) Nail of Manito and Debbie S. (Dirk) Williams of Pekin; one son, Hans J. (Shelly) Hagen, III of Pekin; eight grandchildren, Danny R. (Traci) Buttrum, Jr., Hans J. Hagen, IV, Stephanie N. Hagen, T. Dirk Williams, Jr., Shane D. Svendsen, all of Pekin, Curtis J. (Jolene) Buttrum of Manito, Stacey M. Buttrum, of Danville and Stephanie L. Svendsen of Florida; six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Charles J. Hagen, Sr. of Pekin and Wayne (Patricia) Hagen of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Deanna Zehr.

A World War II Navy veteran, he served as a motor machinist’s mate in both the Pacific and Asian theaters.

He was a member of Steamfitters Local 353 in Peoria, where he worked out of for 58 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a life and 50-year member of Empire Lodge 126, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois in Pekin. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria; Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria; Irin Grotto; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 916 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1869, all in Pekin. He also was a life member of the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign 1232 in Pekin.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and fishing.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Joel Gray will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2005 at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, with military rites accorded by the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

COLESON GEHRT-MONROE
(2004~2005)

Peoria ~ Coleson Theodore Gehrt-Monroe, 6 week old infant son of Nicholas Peter Gehrt and April Lynn Monroe of 1101 Inverness, died at 4:58 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Proctor Hospital Emergency Room. He was born November 19, 2004 in Peoria.

Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Madison Taylor Gehrt, Alexis Payton Nichole Gehrt, both of East Peoria and Jayni Renee Monroe of Peoria; his grandparents, R. Jeanie Monroe of Pekin and Paul M. and Laurie A. Gehrt of Smithville, Missouri and his great-grandparents, R. Marlene Hosick of Mill Shoals, Helen P. Kirven of Smithville, Missouri and Theodore H. and Marjorie L. Gehrt of Topeka, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Howard G. “Bill” Hosick.

His funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Stephen E. Hartman will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

The family will receive friends following the service at the Pavilion in Mineral Springs Park in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61603.

CAROL J. KEEN
(1934~2005)

MANITO— Carol Jean Keen, 70, of 13928 Winfield Dr. died at 11:17 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2005 in the emergency room at Pekin Hospital.

Born February 4, 1934 in Fayette Township, Livingston County to Charles A. and Verna L. Peters Monks, she married Billy E. Keen on July 21, 1951 in Pekin.

Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Michael (Becky) Keen and Brian Keen, both of Manito; twin daughters, Donna (Leo) Ratcliff of Lacon and Diana (Lester) Koehl of Pekin; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Gordon Monks of Pekin; and 1 sister, Lois Rynearson of Glasford.

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

A homemaker, Mrs. Keen attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin.

She was an avid bowler in leagues at Roxy’s Lanes in Pekin. She was a member of the Peoria Sportsmens Club and a former member of the Mothers of Twins Club in Pekin .

She enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 10, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Brian Smith will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 9, 2005 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

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

DARRELL A. WILSON
(1928~2005)

PEKIN, IL—Darrell Arvil Wilson, 76, of 905 Truman Dr. died at 7:37 a.m., Monday, January 03, 2005 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He formerly resided in Bee Branch, Arkansas from 1991-2003.

Born November 5, 1928 in Damascus, Arkansas to Sherman and Virgie Chrisco Wilson, he married Annie Lois Martin on August 15, 1950 in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife on September 10, 2003 in Pekin; and his twin-sister Jewell Wolfe on February 5, 1992.

Surviving are 3 sons, Arvil Duane (Diana) Wilson of Pekin, Donald Ray (Debra) Wilson of Brimfield, and Timothy Joe Wilson of Manito; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wilson retired as a shop mechanic from Pekin Energy (formerly Corn Products Corporation) in 1991, after 40 years of service.

He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin and a former member of the Nazarene Church in Clinton, Arkansas. He had served as a church board member and Sunday School superintendent at the church in Clinton.

He was a member of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers, International.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener, and small engine mechanic.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2005 at First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin. Rev. Greg Mason will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Rd., Pekin, IL 61554 or the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

LESTER C. SCHRIEBER
(1926~2005)

PEKIN—Lester Charles Schrieber, 78, of 730 Audubon Dr. died at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2005 at his home.

Born August 5, 1926 in Pekin to Henry and Anna Moenkemoeller Schrieber, he married Glenda Lou Hild on September 21, 1952 in Pekin.

Surviving are his wife; 1 son, Greg Schrieber of Pekin; 2 daughters, Jan Hayes and Jeri Lynn (Dan) Gianessi, both of Pekin; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 son, Steve Schrieber on March 3, 1984 in Pekin and 1 brother.

Mr. Schrieber worked for CILCO for 37 years, retiring as a gas and electric supervisor on December 1, 1983.

He was a member of the CILCO Quarter Century Club and the CILCO
Retirees.

A member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin for over 50 years, he was formerly a church trustee and a member of the church “Nitro-gang”.

He was a former member of the Pekin Optimist Club.

He had volunteered as an escort at Pekin Hospital, a volunteer for the Pekin United Way campaign, and a Boy Scout volunteer.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin. Rev. Michael McLeod and Rev. Joe Olson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel and 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Stonecroft Ministries, P.O. Box 9609, Kansas City, MO 64134

KENNETH "HERB" WHEELER, SR.
(1933~2005)

PEKIN—Kenneth Herbert “Herb” Wheeler, Sr., 71, of 706 East Shore Dr., died at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2005 at his home.

Born June 25, 1933 in Portageville, Missouri to Samuel and Dossie “Dot” Babb Wheeler, Sr., he married Marlena Kay Brienen on July 2, 1955 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Greg P. (Nancy) Wheeler of Pekin, Kenneth H. (Julie) Wheeler, II of Norwood, and Jeff A. (Sandy) Wheeler of Pekin; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert Lyndell (Marge) Wheeler of Pittsburg, Illinois and Sam (Linda) Wheeler, Jr. of Creve Coeur; and 1 sister, Linda L. (Calvin) Thorne of Glasford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Victoria “Vickie” Wheeler on February 18, 1985 in Pekin; and 3 brothers.

Mr. Wheeler worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 31 years, retiring in 1996 as a machinist. He had previously worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville for 11 years.

He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin where he had been active in various church activities, functions, and ministries. He was a member of Crusillo Class #132 and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

His interests included bowling and computers. He was also an avid sports fan, including St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Bradley Braves baseball.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. Rev. David Whiteside will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

LAURA HANLEY
(1965~2004)

PEKIN ~ Laura Estelle Hanley, 39, of 101B Pin Oak Drive, died at 2:08 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2004 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was formerly of Farmington.

She was born December 31, 1965 in Pekin to D. Neale and Nancy Carolyn Willey Hanley.

Surviving are her father and step-mother, D. Neale and Patricia L. Hanley of Pekin; her twin sister, Tammie (David) Vocatura of Westerly, Rhode Island; two brothers, Charles R. (Kelley) Hanley and D. Neale “Buster” (Joely) Hanley, II, both of Pekin; two nephews, Tyler R. Hanley and Preston R. Hanley, both of Pekin and three nieces, Megan N. Hanley of Pekin, Caroline R. Vocatura and Emily E. Vocatura, both of Westerly, Rhode Island.

She was preceded in death by her mother on December 4, 1987 in Pekin and her grandparents.

She attended her freshman through junior years of high school at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and graduated in 1984 from Pekin Community High School. She attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas and graduated from the Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing in Peoria on May 20, 1989.

She was a co-founder and co-owner of Spoon River Home Health Services, Inc and Spoon River Home Health Care, Inc, both in Farmington. She previously worked as a registered nurse at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, last as a charge nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit. She also was a C.N.A. instructor.

She was a member of the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Sorority.

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

She enjoyed collecting M*A*S*H memorabilia and bears. She also enjoyed fishing.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gary L. Ford and Rev. Krista L. Brockman will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2005 at the funeral home. Private Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 503 North 4th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Boys and Girls Club of Pekin, 1101 Veerman Street, Pekin, IL 61554, or to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, IL 61554.

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