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Barbara A. Wade - 539/29/1961 - 12/5/2014
Bellevue –Barbara A. Wade, 53, of Bellevue, passed away at 2:26 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.
Barbara was born September 29, 1961 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Vernon L. Sr. and Phyllis J. Edenburn Elston. She married Matthew Wade on July 7, 1978, in Hanna City.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Matthew; her son Vernon (Kari) Wade of Princeville; her daughter Katie Wade of Bellevue; 3 grandchildren, Brandon, Jenna and Tate Wade; 3 brothers, Richard (Shelley) Elston of Maricopa, AZ, Vernon, Jr (Carol) Elston of El Paso, and Terry (Colleen) Elston of Bellevue; 1 sister, Debbie (Robert) Hasty of Hanna City; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and one sister, Sandra Nuhn preceded her in death.
Barbara was a homemaker who enjoyed being around her family and drinking coffee.
Cremation has been accorded. Barbara’s family will receive friends in her honor on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at the Princeville Baptist Church in Princeville, Illinois from 5-7 p.m. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Cottonwood Cemetery in Hanna City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Deann R. Baer - 5612/11/1957 - 11/22/2014
Edelstein – Deann R. Baer, 56, of Edelstein, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014, at her residence.Deann was born December 11, 1957, in Peoria, the daughter of Raymond and Eunice Feucht Klumpp. She married Ronald Baer on December 30, 1979, in Bradford. He survives.
Also surviving are a son, Marvin (Angie) Baer of Edelstein; a daughter, Rachel (Bradley) Kieser of Wyoming; and a son, Brandon (Melissa) Baer of Edelstein; her father, Raymond Klumpp of Bradford; four grandsons and two granddaughters; one brother, David (Barb) Klumpp of Wyoming; two sisters, Eileen Klumpp of Kewanee, and Gladys (Ed) Martin of Dunlap. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Klumpp.
Deann was a member of the Wyoming Apostolic Christian Faith Church at the WyHi Center in Wyoming, IL. where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Additional visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m., Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Faith Cemetery in Camp Grove, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home, or OSF St. Francis Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
Patsy Jo Beall - 791/4/1935 - 11/22/2014
Libertyville, IL, formerly of Wyoming, IL
WYOMING - Patsy Jo Beall, 79, formerly of Wyoming, Ill., passed away and left us from her home, pain free and at rest on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
She was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Kewanee, Ill., and was raised in Wyoming, Ill. She was also a former resident of Gurnee, living in Libertyville for the past 20 years.
Patsy worked to put her husband Glenn through college and later they were both employed at Abbott Laboratories for 10 years. Together, they started their own plastic product design company in 1968 and as a full partner, she worked hard and was instrumental in making the company a success. She also supported her husband in his volunteer work within the plastics industry technical societies and trade associations. Her contributions in this area resulted in her being the only woman to be named as an honorary member of the Society of Plastic Engineers.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Glenn Beall, whom she met in high school; and two sisters, Mildred Worrel and Del Jacobson, both of Kewanee, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Hedley; and brother, Eldon Wheeler.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes, 305 N. Galena Ave., Wyoming, IL 61491.
Memorials to the Plastics Pioneers Association's Plastics History Collection at Syracuse University, c/o Cathy Cornell, at 3900 W. Dayton St., McHenry, IL 60050, would be appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
John Romane - 798/19/1935 - 11/10/2014
Princeville – John Romane, 79, of Princeville, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
John was born August 19, 1935, in Peoria, IL, the son of Fred and Dorothy McKaine Romane. He married Marjorie Slane on February 27, 1960 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are their two sons, John and Todd Romane, both of Princeville; 6 grandchildren, Brittany (David) Sonderman, Courtney (Travis) Rardin, John Romane III, Jennifer Romane, Taylor Davis, and Richard “Ricky” Romane; 4 great-grandsons; a sister, Patricia Richart, and 2 brothers, Larry Romane and Art (Michelle) Romane; a brother-in-law, Jerry Birmingam; and a daughter-in-law, Tina Romane. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Richard, and two sisters.
John was a painter, who retired in 1997 from the Peoria Housing Authority. He was a member of the Kickapoo Sportsman Club and The Peoria Barbershop Chorus. He enjoyed traveling to Minnesota for vacations.
Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo. Rev. Joe Dondanville will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 17th, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
Dorothy J. Thompson - 8612/23/1927 - 11/9/2014
Edelstein – Dorothy J. Thompson, 86, of East Peoria, formerly of rural Edelstein passed away at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Fondulac Rehabilitation & Health Care in East Peoria.
Dorothy was born December 23, 1927, in Tarrant, Alabama, the daughter of Lorimer and Winifred White Elwell. She married Francis M. “Fran” Thompson on December 6, 1952, in Dunlap. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2006. Also preceding her in death was one daughter, Jeannie Jeanes; one brother; and two sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Becky (David) Kunz of East Peoria; two sons, Matthew Thompson of Dunlap, and Todd (Karen) Thompson of Glendale, AZ; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerome “Gerry” (Judy) Elwell of Chillicothe.
Dorothy was a charter and active member of the Chillicothe Christian Church, where she served as a Bible School Teacher. She had a lifelong love of painting.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Chillicothe Christian Church. Rev. Bob Hentrich will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Dunlap.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chillicothe Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
Helen L. Tiemann - 6811/26/1945 - 11/4/2014
Wyoming – Helen L. Byrd Hardy Tiemann, 68, of Wyoming, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in the emergency room at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.
Helen was born November 26, 1945, in Huntsville, TN, the daughter of Virgil and Mae Allen Byrd. She married Jesse E. Hardy on September 13, 1963 in Huntsville, TN. He passed away on February 2, 1994. She then married George Tiemann on October 26, 2001. He survives.
Also surviving are her children, Bruce (Donna) Hardy of Milan, Kathy Hardy of Wyoming and Jesse “J.” (Andrea) Hardy of East Peoria; grandchildren, Chelsea and Curtis Hardy, Shelby and Dylan Carter, and Bronwyn Newton; a sister, Hazel (Frank) Mercer of Wyoming; a brother, Lonnie Byrd of Florida; a half-sister, Joetta Garrett of Tennessee; one niece, Becky Rohrig; two nephews, Frankie Mercer and Matthew Byrd, and 3 step-daughters, 2 step-sons and 11 step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Tabitha Wynn-Hardy; 2 infant siblings; sister-in-law Jane Byrd; and one step-son.
Helen worked at Wyoming Locker, Trans Technology, FMC Chemical and TYCO. She enjoyed traveling, going out to eat, camping and slot machines. Helen adored her grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Preferred Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
William D. Robb - 8910/21/1925 - 11/2/2014
Wyoming – William D. Robb, 89, of Wyoming, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
Bill was born on October 21, 1925, in Higbee, MO, the son of Martin T. and Nina Jewel Atkins Robb. He married Maxine Borron on January 10, 1945, in Missouri. She survives.
Also surviving are their two sons; Gary Robb of Wyoming; Dean (Jenny) of Birmingham, AL; one daughter, Becky (Lowell) McKirgan of LaFayette; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bonnette Roberts of Blue Springs, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Wyoming, where he had served on the Board of Deacons and as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was a World War II veteran where he served as a medical corpsman. After the war, he worked for Sinclair Oil pipeline in Kansas, IN and IL. He later took a job with Sauder Equipment in Wyoming and subsequently joined Oliver Farm Equipment and later White Farm Equipment, where he was a distinguished sales executive for 27 years. He sold insurance for American Family and advertising for the Prairie Shopper into his late-80s.
Bill was Past President of the Wyoming Lions Club and a charter member of the Wyoming Betterment Association where he led an effort to bring ambulance service to the city. He also belonged to the Wyoming Masonic Lodge AM&FM and the Peoria Consistory and Mohammed Temple. He was Past Worthy Patron of the Wyoming Eastern Star chapter.
He loved his family and easily met and charmed strangers. He will be sorely missed by family and his many friends.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wyoming. Rev. Matthew Noffke will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation has been accorded and burial of ashes will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wyoming.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
Beverly S. Peek - 673/5/1947 - 11/2/2014
Princeville—Beverly Sue Peek, 67, of Princeville, formerly of Pekin and East Peoria, passed away 1:02 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at UnityPoint-Health Proctor in Peoria.
Beverly was born March 5, 1947, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Robert and Joanna White Bush. She married Howard Peek on April 7, 1966 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1999.
Surviving are her 3 children: Wesley (Carrie) Peek of Laura; Leslie Peek of Chino Valley, AZ; and Paula (Doug) Boyll of Dowagiac, MI. Six grandchildren: Brayden and Faith Peek, Stevie Rae Bear, Kelly and Colin Rafferty and Skye Barnes; and 2 great grandchildren, Marissa Bear and Levi Marshall. Also 2 sisters, Bobbie (Paul) Kincaid of Pekin; and Betty (Gene) Carroll of Forest City. Her brother, Billy (Cherry) Bush, preceded her in death.
Beverly graduated from East Peoria High School and last worked as a groundskeeper at Jubilee State Park. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling the NASCAR circuit with her husband. She loved her grandkids, cooking, and holiday baking with her sisters. She also played on the Pekin Lettes Softball Team, and collected angels and butterflies.
Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Visitation will be two hours prior.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gift of Hope or Easter Seals Disability Services, Peoria, IL.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Donald L. Orrill - 798/14/1935 - 11/2/2014
Metamora, IL - Formerly of Princeville and Wyoming
Metamora – Donald L. Orrill, 79, of Metamora, formerly of Princeville and Wyoming, passed away at 10:29 a.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, in the emergency room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Don was born August 14, 1935, in Griggsville, Illinois, the son Clayton and Elva Cooper Orrill. He married Julie Scheffler on March 31, 1980, at the First Presbyterian Church in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Deanna Fauser of Peoria; 5 grandchildren, Raeanne (Jason) Pemberton of Peoria, Ashlee (Samuel) Bergman of Durham, NC, Megan (Branden Curtis) Davis of Edelstein, Morgan Fauser of Durham, NC, and MacKenzie Fauser of Mapleton; and 3 great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Camden, and Bradley. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Dennis Orrill and William “Brad” Orrill, and one daughter, Kimberlin Sisson. Don also leaves behind his beloved dog, Cornell.
Don was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Eureka College and his Master’s Degree in Education from Bradley University in Peoria. Don taught and impacted many lives. He was a school Principal in Laura and Edelstein, a former Mayor of Wyoming and owner of the former Don’s Sentry Hardware Store. Before moving to Metamora, he last worked as a Human Resource Manager at Aldrich Boiler Company, as well as taught at Blackhawk East. Don was also a former member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church.
Don loved adopting shelter dogs and was a die-hard Cubs & Bears fan. He was a man of many talents who enjoyed woodworking, painting, boating and was the patriarch of his family. “A man tells so many stories, that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal”--Big Fish.
Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at Noon on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Rev. Michael Martin will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or TAPS (Tazewell Animal Protection Society).
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.
Donna J. Allen - 833/17/1931 - 11/1/2014
Toulon—Donna J. Allen, 83, of Toulon, passed away at 10:36 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at her home.
Donna was born March 17, 1931, in Kewanee, the daughter of Harold and Lena House Kidd. She married Duane Allen on November 9, 1952, at the Toulon Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2011.
Surviving are her four children, Dorothy (Ron) Cibulskis of Aurora, IL; John Allen of Toulon; Janice (Bob) Hiner of Cape Coral, FL; and Joyce (Mark) Henneberry of Brevard, NC; six grandchildren, Bridget and Jackie Cibulskis; Shawn and Josh Allen; and Aby and Aly Henneberry; a brother-in-law, Harry (Alice) Allen of Marietta, GA; and sister-in-law, Caroline Kidd of Toulon. Her brother, J. Merlyn Kidd also preceded her in death.
Donna graduated from the Methodist Nurses Training Program, and was a Registered Nurse employed by Toulon Schools. She was a sports enthusiast for all teams, but specifically the St. Louis Cardinals and Illini Teams. She enjoyed all types of music and attending music concerts. Donna was a member and played the piano for the First Baptist Church of Toulon intermittently from the time she was a teenager until recently. She played in various bridge clubs, and in general loved playing cards with family and friends. She was an active member of the Stark County Genealogy Association, supported a number of charities, and enjoyed knitting and baking for her family and those charities.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Toulon at 11 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Methodist Inn at UnityPoint/Health Methodist Hospital, The First Baptist Church of Toulon Food Pantry or Faith Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral, Florida.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
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