Beverly S. Peek - 67
3/5/1947 - 11/2/2014
Princeville, IL ...
Donald L. Orrill - 79
8/14/1935 - 11/2/2014
Metamora, IL - Formerly of Princeville and Wyoming ...
Donna J. Allen - 83
3/17/1931 - 11/1/2014
Toulon, IL ...
Margaret L. Mercer - 84
5/17/1930 - 10/31/2014
Dunlap, IL ...
Janet K. King - 74
1/10/1940 - 10/20/2014
Toulon, IL ...

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John W. Ratcliff - 90

5/25/1924 - 10/18/2014
Bradford, IL.

Bradford – John W. Ratcliff, 90, of Bradford, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Bradford Courtyard Estates.

John was born on May 25, 1924, in Iowa, the son of Roy and Mary (Carroll) Ratcliff. He married Lois McIntyre on January 4, 1958, in Princeville. She survives.

Also surviving are their children, Vicky (Jim) McCue of Wentzville, MO; Carol (Don) Baer of Princeville; Ed (Rhonda) Ratcliff of Wyoming; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Ann Clifford of Chillicothe, and Mary Jane Verna of Brooklyn, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; five brothers; and one sister.

John enjoyed camping, farming, fishing, and woodworking. He was a volunteer firefighter in Speer for many years. He served in the Navy during WWII as a submarine tender.

John was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville, where a funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Father Don Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Scripture reading will be following visitation on Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery, Princeville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Speer Fire Department.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com

Edward N. Copeland - 78

6/4/1936 - 10/17/2014
Marquette Heights, IL

Marquette Heights - Edward N. Copeland, 78, of Marquette Heights, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, at Fondulac Rehab & Health Care Center in East Peoria.

Edward was born on June 4, 1936, in Canton, IL, the son of Arthur and Mary Winter Copeland. He married Ellen Warren on December 31, 1955, in Galva, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are their two children, Roger Lee (Alesia) Copeland of Marquette Heights, and Rebecca (Dee) Knutt of Mapleton; three grandsons, Nathan, Nicholas and Dustin Copeland; one great-grandson, Keaten Edward; one brother, Vernon Copeland of Knoxville; one sister, Phyllis Black of Kewanee; and one half-sister, Geraldine Shone of La Fayette. He was preceded in death by his parents, five half-brothers, Leo, Leroy, Donald, Mark, and Snowden Copeland, three half-sisters, Hazel Long, Dorothy Bennett, and Charlotte Glass.

Edward was a groundskeeper for thirty years at Caterpillar retiring on February 2, 1986. He also was a crossing guard for Marquette Heights Grade School for 20 years.  Edward also served in the National Guard. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and fixing worldly goods for children.

Funeral service will be held at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes, Toulon at 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 25, 2014. Rev. Fred Reiner will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, October 24, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Burial will be in Lafayette Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com

Dorothy M. Fauth - 95

10/7/1919 - 10/15/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Dorothy M. Fauth, 95, of Lawrence, Kansas, formerly of Princeville, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at her residence surrounded by family members.

Dorothy was born October 7, 1919, in Laura, IL, the daughter of Daniel N. and Nettie M. Claudin Kuntz. She married Carl T. Fauth on August 25, 1940, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on September 2, 2011. Also preceding her in death are one daughter, Carlone Sue Fauth, one great-grandchild, Ryan Herrin, one brother, Chester Kuntz, and one sister, Lorene Reed.

Surviving is one son, Curtis (Connie) Fauth of Washington, IL; one daughter, Jeannie (Michael) Herrin of Lawrence, KS; grandchildren, Lynne (Dean) Prather, of Topeka, KS, Douglas (Kathy) Fauth of Peoria, IL, Michelle (Scott Eaton) Herrin of Lenexa, KS, Matthew (Erica) Herrin of Topeka, KS, and Jason (Amanda) Herrin of Lenexa, KS; 8 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Nancy Kuntz of Alabama.

Dorothy was a bookkeeper for grain elevators in Laura, Elmwood, and Princeville. She was a member of the Princeville United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be held for family and friends at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Rev. Rex Hendrix will officiate. There will be no visitation

Memorial contributions may be made Princeville United Methodist Church.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Margaret M. Carroll - 96

8/31/1918 - 10/5/2014
Brimfield, IL

Brimfield – Margaret M. Carroll, 96, of Brimfield, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Margaret was born August 31, 1918, in Tremont, the daughter of Conrad and Minnie Carius Schurter. She married Joseph H. Carroll, Jr. on July 18, 1959, in Peoria. He died November 9, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana Gilles of Edwards, and Marsha (Todd) Marvel of Springfield; four grandchildren, Courtney (Joel) Taylor, Mark Gilles, Jarrett Marvel, and Kara Marvel; sister, Madeline (Kenneth) Coulter of Congerville; and sister-in-law, Annette Schurter of Eureka. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred, Clarence, Conrad and Lawrence, and one sister, Clara Staker.

Margaret was a member of the Brimfield American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She was an avid gardener and she loved to cook.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Rev. Matthew Noffke will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, rural Brimfield.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Apostolic Christian Skylines for their wonderful and loving care they gave to Margaret.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brimfield Fire Department, Apostolic Christian Skylines, or Methodist Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Robert E. Fabry - 88

4/26/1926 - 10/5/2014
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – Robert E. Fabry, 88, of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, at LaSalle Veterans Home, LaSalle, IL.

Robert was born on April, 26, 1926, in south Pekin, IL, the son of Alphonse and Ida Ellen (Keena) Fabry. He married Phyllis Fabry in 1949, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are their children, R. Scott Fabry of Toulon, Shelly (Roger) King of Wyoming, D. Skip Fabry of Wyoming, Lei Anne Fabry of Galva, Rebecca Fabry of Nashville, TN., Daniel (Tracy) Fabry of South Carolina, and Sarah Fabry of Morton; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

Robert enjoyed music and was a vocalist. He was a board member for the Midwest College. He served in the Navy during WWII, where he was a military police officer and gunners mate.

He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Wyoming, where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014. Rev. Matthew Noffke will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation has been accorded and a private burial of ashes will be held at Sheets Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WyHi Stark County Community Center.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Richard D. Finney - 99

2/25/1915 - 10/2/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Richard D. Finney, 99, of Toulon, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at his residence.

Richard was born February 25, 1915, in Petersburg, Illinois, the son, David B. and Christine Lewis Finney. He married Betty Rigdon on February 20, 1937, in Petersburg. She died September 24, 2001, in Peoria.

Surviving are two sons, John D. (Barbara) Finney of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Robert L. Finney of Toulon; and one grandson, Michal J. Finney of Jupiter, FL. His parents preceded him in death.

Richard was an agency manager for 30 years at Country Companies Insurance. He was a member of Toulon Lions Club, 50 year member of the Toulon Masonic Lodge AF&AM, and a former member of the Midland Country Club for over 50 years. Richard served on the Toulon Library Board. He was an avid duck hunter and hunted for 35 years in Saskatchewan.

Richard was a member and deacon of the First Congregational Church in Toulon, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014. Rev. Wayne McLeod will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church of Toulon or Toulon Public Library.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.


Dorothy J. Williams - 85

8/23/1929 - 10/1/2014
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – Dorothy J. Williams, 85, of Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Dorothy was born on August 23, 1929, in Peoria, the daughter of Thomas and Emma (Van Ooteghem) Colgan of Wyoming. She married Robert Dean Williams on August 29, 1949, in Wyoming. He preceded her in death.

Dorothy is survived by three daughters; Christine (David) Catton of LaFayette, Patty (Gene) Norbom of Peoria, and Mary (Bob) Horsley of Galva; two sons, Tim (Becky) Williams of Wyoming, and Mike Williams of California; five grandsons; one granddaughter; one step-granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one great-grandson; two step great-granddaughters; two sisters, Catherine “Kate” Updyke of Wapella and Alice “Sis” Magnussen of Wyoming; one brother-in-law, Don Arganbright of Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, John, one step-grandson, her parents, one brother, Bernard “Bud” Colgan, two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

She was raised in Wyoming and graduated from Wyoming Community High School. Dorothy and Dean resided in Toulon where they raised their six children. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper in Toulon at Leezer Insurance Agency and DeWitte Implement. She was very interested in genealogy and was a member of the Stark County Genealogy Society. She was a member of St. Dominic’s Altar and Rosary Society and a Gold Star member of the Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary.

Dorothy was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Wyoming, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2014. Father Don Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Recitation of Rosary will be following the visitation on Sunday. Burial will be in St. Dominic’s Cemetery, Wyoming.

The family would like to thank the staff at Apostolic Christian Skylines (Salem) and Courtyard Estates in Bradford for the loving care their mother received.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Skylines, 7023 NE Skyline Dr., Peoria, IL. 61614, St. Dominic Catholic Church, 303 N. Galena Ave, Wyoming, IL. 61491, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.


Viola Mae Pritchard - 89

10/11/1924 - 10/1/2014
Peoria, IL

Peoria - With a sparkle in her eye and a smile on her lips Viola Mae Winters Pritchard lived 89 years, 11 months and 20 days. She passed on to Glory Oct 1, 2014. She was living in Tempe, AZ, and formerly of Peoria, IL.

She was the daughter of Rex Edward and Lizzie Mae Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Clyde L. Pritchard, her sisters, Winifred Corrine, and Eddie Lee, her brothers John Rex, Stanford Lynn, Harold Eugene, and Charles Randall, and her granddaughter Marie Elizabeth Eppes.

She is survived by her children Carol Lynne Eppes, Clyde Lewis Pritchard, David Rex Pritchard, Donna Marie Dial, Daniel Mark Pritchard, Thomas Joe Pritchard, grandchildren Thomas Edward Eppes, Andrea Rene Kim, Matthew Adam Dial, great grandchild Gregory Louis Eppes, her sister Barbara Ann Duty and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was very active in the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting and sketching, reading history, loved children and delighted in the beauty of Nature.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2014, at the Princeville United Methodist Church. Rev. Fred Reiner will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Lawn Ridge.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

David L. Jordan - 70

6/1/1944 - 9/27/2014
Elmwood, IL

Elmwood – David L. Jordan, 70, of Elmwood, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 2:38 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by his family.

David was born June 1, 1944, in Peoria, the son of Lehman and Dorothy (Packwood) Jordan. He married Janet McGuire on June 6, 1965.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Janet; three children, Chad (Cathy) Jordan of Elmwood, Marcia (Nick) Sosnowski of East Peoria; Julie (Shawn) Seibert of Morton; eight grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Jordan of Elmwood; Ryan, Ethan and Curt Sosnowski of E. Peoria; and Drake, Allison and Sydney Seibert of Morton; one brother, Jack (Lois) Jordan of St. Louis, MO; other family members and many dear friends.

David graduated from Elmwood High School in 1963, and attended Bradley University. From the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s he worked out of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 649. In 1972 he became owner of Jordan’s Service Center in Elmwood where he happily worked for the last 42 years. During this time he was actively involved in his community. He was a charter member of the Elmwood Booster Club, serving as treasurer for over 20 years. He was a member of the Elmwood Fire Department. He was also an elected member of the Elmwood CUSD #322 for over 15 years. David was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Horeb Lodge 363, Elmwood Kiwanis Club, and Maple Lane Country Club. Quite simply stated—he loved the community of Elmwood.

David enjoyed playing golf, riding his bike, maintaining his yard, feeding the birds and squirrels, and watching sporting events. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmwood, IL. Pastor Marla Bauler will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 30 from 4-8 pm at the church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmwood Fire Department, First Presbyterian Church of Elmwood, Elmwood Educational Foundation or BYE Ambulance Services.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Charles L. "Chuck" Pinkston - 79

7/17/1935 - 9/25/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Charles L. “Chuck” Pinkston, 79, of Princeville, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Chuck was born July 17, 1935, in Peoria County, the son of Paul C. and Effie B. Burdick Pinkston. He married Margaret M. “Marge” Beaumont on November 10, 1956, in Chillicothe. She survives.

Also surviving are their children, Brian (Shannon) Pinkston of Dunlap, Kenneth (Julie) Pinkston of Wellington, CO, and Janice Bussman of Morton; grandchildren, Mitch (Sam) Pinkston, Jacob Pinkston, Nick (Jenny) Pinkston, Andrew Pinkston, Emily (Mike) Dickerson, Michael (Brandi) Bussman, Dan Pinkston, and Rachel Pinkston; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Rhett Bussman, Alex Pinkston, and Lily Dickerson; sister, Betty Roberts of Bryant, IL; daughter-in-law, Carrie Pinkston of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Timothy Pinkston, and one grandson, Zachary Bussman.

Chuck worked at Akron Services and Monica Grain Elevator for over 50 years before retiring. He was a 4-H Leader, Scout Master, former Edelstein School Board member, and trustee of the Jubilee Cemetery. Chuck was an active member of the Princeville United Methodist Church and the Midwest Food Bank.

Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Princeville United Methodist Church. Pastor Rex Hendrix will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at the church. Private burial of ashes will be at Jubilee Cemetery at Jubilee College State Park in rural Brimfield.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

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