PEKIN ~ Vivian Caroline Clausen, 91, of 1221 Florence Avenue, died at 9:03 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2004 in the emergency room of Pekin Hospital.
Born May 27, 1913 in Bryant, Iowa to Nicholas and Mary Schrum Mason, she married Gilbert Franklin Clausen on March 2, 1932 in Morrison. He died July 23, 1979 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter (Kara L. Clausen), and one brother (Herbert E. Mason).
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara G. (John) Fuelberth of Pekin; one son, Karry B. Clausen of Warrenville; five grandchildren, Vonda L. (Patrick) Zehr of Morton, Brian J. (Ann) Fuelberth of Pekin; Kari L. (Jim) Schimka of McHenry, Tiffani L. Clausen of Wheaton, and Gregory J. (Nichole) Clausen of Wauconda; and five great-grandsons.
A homemaker, Mrs. Clausen was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin. She was a life-time member of the American Angus Association. She was a former member of the Spring Lake Home Bureau and Tazewell County Farm Bureau. She also was a former 4-H leader in the Spring Lake area.
She volunteered for Ewe’s Treasures in Pekin for many years.
She enjoyed genealogy, traveling, and writing letters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2004 at the Lemke Funeral Home South, 2600 Lincolnway Boulevard, Clinton, Iowa, where visitation will be 30 minutes before services. The Rev. Mark A. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614.
MADALYN G. MEYER
PEKIN ~ Madalyn Geneive Meyer, 96, of 191 East Queenwood Road, Morton, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Morton Terrace. She was formerly of Pekin.
Born February 26, 1908 in Clinton, Missouri to William Frederick and Hazel Bell Crawford Keefer, she married Vernon Samuel Meyer on August 26, 1931 in Fayette, Missouri. He died October 2, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister (Frances Korzack).
Surviving are one son, William J. “Bill” (Pat) Meyer of Pekin; two grandchildren, W. Scott Meyer of Jacksonville and Kristie L. “Bill” Bruneman of Bartlett; and three great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, she was a 1931 graduate of Central Missouri College in Warrensberg, Missouri with a degree in Physical Education.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pekin. She was a former member of the Branson United Methodist Church in Branson, Missouri and the Order of the Eastern Star in Canton.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Branson, Missouri. The Rev. Donal Keithly will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.
RUSSELL E. MEYER
PEKIN—Russell Earl Meyer, 62, formerly of 342 Ann Eliza St., Apt. 7, died at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville.
He was born July 30, 1942 in East Peoria to William and Jane Modenricker Meyer.
Surviving are 1 brother, Charles Meyer of Pekin; 2 sisters, Margaret (Bill) Gaboriault of Creve Coeur and Dorothy (Bill) Hurt of Pekin; and a sister-in-law, Polly Meyer of Morton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers; and 1 sister.
Mr. Meyer worked out of Laborers Union Local #231 in Pekin for 30 years, retiring in 2002.
A Viet Nam war veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1967-69.
He was a life member of Amvets Post #169 in Pekin and a member of Pekin Eagles Aerie #1869.
He enjoyed fishing, deer
hunting, and was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2005 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Tom Cone will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
DONALD E. JOHNSON, SR.
PEKIN ~ Donald E. Johnson, Sr., 63, of 320 Herman Street in Pekin, died at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the Pekin Hospital Emergency Room.
Born August 21, 1941 in Peoria to Lourn Eugene and Dora Frances Rode Johnson, he married Marlene M. Martin on September 16, 1961 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Becky S. Hacker of Pekin; one son, Donald E. (Val) Johnson, Jr. of Pekin; three grandchildren, Nicole M. Hacker, Kylie N. Hacker and Ian M. Hacker, all of Pekin and one brother, Lourn E. Johnson of Peoria.
His parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Johnson worked at Pekin Insurance for 16 years in the maintenance department, last working Tuesday night. He previously worked for the American Distilling Company in Pekin for 19 years until its closing.
He was a member of Pekin Eagles Aerie 1869. He also was a longtime blood donor with the American Red Cross. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Christine A. Bell will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Central Illinois Chapter, 311 West John Gwynn Jr. Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61605-2524 or to the St. Jude Midwest Affilitate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614.
DONNA V. STANLEY
PEKIN—Donice Verlee Stanley, 73, 230 Court St., Apt. 606 died at 1:35 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2004 in Apartment 301.
Born January 10, 1931 in Galesburg to Paul G. and Evelyn McDonald Stoneking, she married Edward Stanley on November 7, 1982 in Manito.
She was preceded in death by her husband; 2 brothers; and 1 granddaughter.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Deborah Mercer of Pekin, Donneta (Shawn) Van Etten of Memphis, Tennessee; 3 sons, Gregory (Colletta) Tribbett of Cape Cod, Florida, Charles Tribbett of Manito, and Jack (Linda) Tribbett of Pine Island, Florida; 18 grandhildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Stanley had last worked as a dietary aid at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe. She was formerly a professional singer in the Peoria area.
She was a member of the Manito Baptist Church.
She was also a member of the Pekin Eagles Aerie 1869 auxiliary.
She enjoyed singing and collecting antiques and collectibles.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.
Cremation will follow the visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Manito Baptist Church.
EMIL S. TOMEVI
DOROTHY O. TOMEVI
Emil S. Tomevi, 88, and Dorothy O. Tomevi, 78, both of 208 Maywood Avenue in Creve Coeur, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Tomevi was pronounced dead at 8:46 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 2004 at the accident scene in Normal. Mrs. Tomevi died at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 26, 2004 at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. They married April 5, 1947 in Granite City.
Emil was born December 31, 1915 in Dawson, New Mexico to Amadio Angelo and Conda Toresani Tomevi. He has two brothers surviving, Henry (Edna) Tomevi of Panama and Herman Tomevi of Big Fork, Minnesota and one sister, Virginia Dixon of Punta Gorda, Florida. He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Dorothy was born March 29, 1926 in Steele, Missouri to William E. and Cordellia Woodward Rikard. She has one sister surviving, Geneva (Herschel) Wills of Greenville, Missouri. She was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Also surviving are three sons, Ronald E. (Diana) Tomevi of Pekin, Russell A. (Sandi) Tomevi of Winfield, Kansas and Richard W. (Laura) Tomevi of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Tyler N. Tomevi of Winfield, Kansas, Alisa D. (Carl) Biggs of Pekin, Tierney A. (Chad) Hopkins of Coffeyville, Kansas, Angela M. (Ian) Dawson of Pekin and Danielle K. Tomevi of Bloomington and seven great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, Mrs. Tomevi enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and fishing.
Mr. Tomevi worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville for 30 ½ years, retiring in 1978 as a crane operator. He also was a member of the American Legion and served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. and Mrs. Tomevi were longtime members of Pekin Bible Church, where Emil was a former trustee and Dorothy was the Sunday school secretary for more than 30 years. For many years they participated in the couples bowling outings. Emil also played softball in the church league.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Richard W. Jones will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with military rites accorded for Mr. Tomevi by the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
RAYMOND W. YEAKEL
PEKIN ~ Raymond W. Yeakel, 66, of 1118 Shire Avenue, Apartment B, died at 4:42 a.m. Sunday, December 26, 2004 at the Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born August 3, 1938 in Pekin to Raymond and Marie Shanklin Yeakel, he married Edna I. Garrison on March 8, 1964 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Bill M. (Brenda) Yeakel of Pekin; one daughter, Vickey S. (Davy) Fitzgerald of Pekin; five grandchildren, Jason G. Fitzgerald, Shawn W. Fitzgerald, Brandon W. Fitzgerald, Natassia B. Yeakel and Brandy S. Yeakel, all of Pekin; two brothers, Steven J. Davis and L. James (Kathy) Davis, both of Pekin.
His parents preceded him in death.
He served in the Army from 1961 to 1963 in Germany.
He worked for more than 15 years for Fahnders Auction Service in Pekin, last working on November 11th. He previously had worked 19 years for Meyer Morton and then Butler Manufacturing in Morton. In earlier years, he worked at Hicksgas in North Pekin. He also was a lifelong farmer in the Pekin area.
He was a former member of the Pekin Riding Club and enjoyed horses, camping and fishing.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Christine A. Bell will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Commerce Bank, 110 North 5th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.
NINA I. GARDNER
PEKIN—Nina Irene Gardner, 73, of 108 Parkview Ct., Apartment #1, died at 3:54 p.m., Friday, December 24, 2004 at Pekin Hospital.
Born August 7, 1931 in Rushville to Clyde and Ora Cleavinger Pryor, she married Howard Earl Gardner on August 7, 1948 in Pekin.
Surviving are 2 sons, Howard L. Gardner of Pekin and Alvin G. (Joyce) Gardner of Somerset, Kentucky; 1 daughter, Joy L. (Floyd) Keyes of Pekin; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Betsy Pratt of Peoria.
She was preceded in death by 1 infant daughter; 1 sister; and 2 brothers.
A homemaker, she had formerly worked as a housekeeper and a nurses aide.
She had attended First Assembly of God in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Quinn E. McKenzie will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God, 1209 Parkway Dr., Pekin, IL 61554.
LARRY R. JONES
PEKIN—Larry Ronald Jones, 63, of 14111 First St., Midway Addition, died at 11:10 a.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2004 in the emergency room at Pekin Hospital.
Born May 10, 1941 in Kennett, Missouri to Cletus and Winnie Carr Jones, he married Sandra Huskisson on December 31, 1983 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; 8 sons, Dallas (Deb) Jones and Jeff (Carol) Jones, both of Lincoln, Illinois, Larry (Susan) Jones of Hartsburg, Walter Lowe of Taft, California, Dean (Twyla) Lowe, Jimmy (Robin) Lowe, Jerry (Tina) Lowe, and David (Ginger) Lowe, all of Pekin; 1 daughter, Becky (Dave) Katz of Lincoln; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Lanny (Elaine) Jones and Claude Allen (Dian) Jones, both of Kennett; 1 sister, Norma Sue Woods of St. Peters, Missouri; and a good friend, Dick Sheppard of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 son, Brian Jones; and 4 brothers.
A self-employed auto mechanic, he formerly owned and operated S&L Towing Service in Pekin.
He was a member of the South Pekin General Baptist Church, where he had been an usher and a church trustee.
He was an avid collector of antique automobiles, model cars, and cigarette lighters.
He enjoyed cooking, family reunions, and his friends.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, December 24, 2004 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Lelon B. Gatlin will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Pekin General Baptist Church,
110 E. Main St., South Pekin, Illinois 61564.
VELMA F. MEYER
PEKIN ~ Velma Florence Meyer, 82, of 1506 Hamilton Street, died at 11:02 a.m. Sunday, December 19, 2004 at her home.
Born December 28, 1921 in Saskatchewan, Canada to Frederick William and Katherine Hunter Purdy, she married Oscar A. Meyer, Sr. on July 17, 1946 in Peoria. He died March 30, 1957 in Peoria. Her parents and one daughter (Rosemary Meyer) preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Oscar A. (Marlaine) Meyer, Jr. of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Brandon O. A. Meyer and Meghann L. Gaidosek, both of Houston, Texas, and Jillian K. Santosousso and Clinton W. Meyer, both of Greenville, South Carolina; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Purdy of Bartonville and William Purdy of Havana; and two sisters, Sarah Roth of Washington and Margaret Moss of Alabama.
Mrs. Meyer worked at the American Distilling Company in Pekin for many years in the bottling department, until its closing.
She was an active volunteer and participant with the Pekin Township.
She enjoyed watching the ducks and her walks in the park. She was devoted to recycling and enjoyed exercising.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. The Rev. Rory L. Bond of Grace Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Township, 420 Elizabeth Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or the Pekin Park District, 1715 Dragon Drive, Pekin, Illinois 61554.