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Walter Peters

Feb 09, 1938 - Dec 02, 2023

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Peoria, IL

Walter "Bob" Peters, of Peoria, IL, passed away at Accolade Healthcare of East Peoria on November 29, 2023, at the age of 85. Bob was born on February 9, 1938, to Walter and Marion Peters in Springfield, IL. He is survived by his daughters: Cindy (Ric) Holm, Susan (Joel) Doering, and Paula (David) Burgess, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Bob's generosity was expressed and felt through his joy of giving to others and through his donations to a variety of charities that supported...Read More

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Claudia Mae Hampton

May 26, 1936 - Feb 26, 2024

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Peoria, IL

"Mrs. Claudia Mae (Carter) Hampton passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at her home. Claudia was born on May 26, 1936, in Tunica, MS to the late Willie Lee and Ethel (Reid) Haynes, they precede her. Claudia confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. She enjoyed being in the presence of others, especially her family and close friends. She loved her church family at New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church. Claudia enjoyed cooking, shopping, and watching her favorite T.V. shows. Claudia united in marriage to the late Rev. George T. Carter, twelve children were born to this union. She later married Elijah Hampton who preceded her. Claudia leaves to cherish her precious memories: five sons: Carl Carter, George (Rachel) Carter, Marvin Carter, Ezekiel (Neomi) Carter, and Kevin Carter all of Peoria; six daughters: Ira Jean (Isiah) Jackson, Geraldine Moore, Joyce Melvin, Mary Payton, Patricia Howard all of Peoria: Gala Post of San Antonio, TX; granddaughter: Renetra Carter of Jackson, MS of whom she raised; one brother: Verdell Haynes of Memphis, TN; one sister: Shirley Whitaker of Peoria, IL; two bonus sisters: Annie Shields and Mattie Appleberry of Tunica, MS; 33 grandchildren, 63 great- grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss her dearly. Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, five sisters, one daughter, Tina L Carter: and great granddaughter: Malaya Howard. A Celebration of Life Service for Claudia will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church at 12:00 p.m. with visitation commencing two hours prior at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Mark McConnell will present the Eulogy. Arrangements were made especially for the “Hampton” family and professionally directed by T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel. Live streaming can be viewed by clicking the link for TW Parks Colonial Chapel Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/twparkscolonialchapel."

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Terry Lynn Everheart

Aug 18, 1961 - Feb 24, 2024

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Peoria, IL

"Mr. Terry Lynn Everheart, 62, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away at 2:10 am on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Terry was born on August 18, 1961 in Carbondale, IL to Esther Armstead and Ned Higgins. Terry had a passion for Rhythm and Blues Music. He owned his own record label ”PTHG” aka P Town Hood Grammy. Terry wrote songs for musical artists, Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupree and music producer, Emmanuel Seals. Terry leaves to cherish his most precious memories one son, Devante Everheart of Buford, GA; three daughters, Latitsha Jordan and Terrianna Everheart both of Snellville, GA and Terrica Everheart of Irving, TX; five siblings, Greg Armstead, Christine (Anthony) Armstead Scott, Eudora (Celvin) Edwards, Ernest Armstead Higgins and Mary (Aaron) Armstead McKinney; ten grandchildren, DeMaurian Jordan, Jarrod Sumpter, Mya Heywood, Tavon Hawkins, Denali Everheart, Faith Everheart, Jamari Everheart, Da’Miah King, Da’Quan King, Da’Yahni King and and De’Zariah Everheart and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Armstead Higgins and Jerome Armstead; one sister, Precious Armstead and grandparents, Henry and Mary Armstead. Memorial services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Sovereign Grace M.B. Church with a gathering beginning at 12:30 pm. Pastor Alvin Riley, Sr., will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com."

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Belinda Stedman

Jan 12, 1953 - Feb 24, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Belinda Stedman Obituary Belinda "Be" Stedman, 71, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Peoria. Belinda was born on January 12, 1953, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a daughter of Robert and Dortha (Frey) Stedman. Her father preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother of Peoria; siblings, Deena (Brad) Vicary of Edwards and Bob (Anna) Stedman of Dunlap; and nieces and nephews, Whitney (Nathan) Frake, Walker Stedman, Wriley Stedman, Kelsey Wright, Kayla (Keith) Baldwin, Kristy (Brett) Vukmanic, Scott (Ashley) Vicary; and 7 great nieces and nephews. Belinda's greatest moments were spent with family and friends, always up for a great laugh. Her smile radiated and everyone lucky enough to know Be, loved her. Belinda had a huge heart for animals. She worked as a receptionist until her retirement from Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. After her retirement, Belinda moved to Peoria, IL to be with the rest of her family. She spent her time volunteering at Foster Pet Outreach, treasure hunting at auctions and estate sales, and cheering on her Indianapolis Colts with friends and family. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family and all who knew her. A Celebration of Belinda's Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Dunlap American Legion, 5511 Legion Hall Rd, Dunlap, IL 61525. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private inurnment will be at Cottonwood Cemetery in Hanna City. Memorial contributions may be made in Belinda's memory to Foster Pet Outreach. Belinda's Memorial Website and online condolences may be accessed at www.MasonFuneralHomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason White Funeral Home in Washington. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Belinda S. Stedman, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Cleo Leon Presley

Jun 03, 1959 - Feb 22, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Cleo Leon Presley, 64, of Peoria passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at his residence.He was born June 3, 1959, in Peoria to Cleo and Shirley Farris Presley. His parents and sister, Cheryl Kay Presley preceded him in death.He is survived by his children, Anita, Dustin, Jeff; sisters, Polly Stokes, Minnie Rios, Shirley Leggins and many nieces and nephews.Leon loved playing pool, listening to music, and fishing.Cremation has been accorded and no services will be held.The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com

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Steven Wayne Riley

Aug 30, 1955 - Feb 21, 2024

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Peoria, IL

"Steven Wayne Riley known by family and friends as \u0026quot;Stevie\u0026quot; passed away on February 21st, 2024 in Peoria, IL at the age of 68. Born in Kewanee IL to Steve Riley and Norma Flint, he was the oldest of 4 children. Stevie enjoyed his years growing up on the family farm, he was very athletic and enjoyed playing football, basketball and was involved in track in Annawan High School, where he graduated in 1973. After high school, Stevie, spent time farming with his Dad, trucking and working in agricultural services. In 1975, Stevie was blessed by the birth of his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Riley. Elizabeth and her Dad shared many things over the years including a love of cars and music. One of Elizabeth\u0027s favorite memories of her Dad included him with his Red Firebird. Following a stroke in 2002, which left Stevie in a wheelchair, he moved to Kewanee. He never complained about his disability, but instead enjoyed a relationship with God and looked forward to the day he would be with Jesus. Stevie\u0027s hobbies included following the Cubs and the Bears, and Street Outlaws Racing. He was also a big fan of Country Music, especially the older artists. Stevie had an infectious laugh, a great smile, and a great sense of humor. We all enjoyed sharing stories of his past mischievous escapades when we visited him or talked with him on the phone. Stevie is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Riley of Wilmington, NC, his father and stepmother Steve and Sally Riley of Sheffield, IL, his siblings Crystal \u0026amp; Tim Ryerson of Prescott, AZ, Connie \u0026amp; Gary Lucas of Princeton, IL, Alan and Sasha Riley of Prescott, AZ and his many nieces and nephews. We are grateful for the blessing of Stevie in our family and our lives. He will be greatly missed! We are excited to think about the wonderful celebration in heaven as Stevie meets Jesus face to face. We know he will be playing basketball in heaven! The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mineral Methodist Church or the Kewanee Fire Department. The family will hold a memorial service to celebrate Stevie\u0027s life at a later date. Words of comfort can be shared with the Riley family at www.Schmidt-Haller.com."

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Pete Auston Rogers

Nov 30, 1959 - Feb 24, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Pete Rogers Obituary Pete Auston Rogers, 64, of Germantown Hills, IL, passed away at 9:10 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Carle Health-Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL. He was born on November 30, 1959, in Aurora, IL, to Charles W. and Wanda (Cheeseman) Rogers. Surviving are his partner of eight years, Tracie Martin of Germantown Hills, IL; two sons, Robert (Mary) Rogers of Marquette Heights, IL and Michael Rogers of Peoria, IL; two grandsons, Kyle Rogers and Wesley Rogers; three step-daughters, Sasha Baksai of Peoria, IL, Julie Johnson of Kansas City, KS, and Mikayla Keller of Peoria, IL; four step-grandchildren; and five siblings, George (Debbie) Rogers of Peoria Heights, IL, Kenny (Sherri) Rogers of Bayview Gardens, IL, Mary (Toby) Bachler of Peoria Heights, IL, John Rogers of Peoria, IL, and Wayne (Tracey) Rogers of Toulon, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-daughter, Chelsea Martin. Pete was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving as a combat engineer. He owned and operated Pete Rogers Properties, a rental property business. Pete was a passionate clock and watch collector, an avid fisherman, and treasure hunter. He also enjoyed hunting, traveling, and cooking. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel with Pastor Jeff Watson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until service time, also on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton, IL with military rites accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com. Read More

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Colleen J. Martin

Feb 16, 1954 - Feb 16, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Colleen Martin Obituary Colleen J. Martin, 70, of Delavan IL, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 10:27 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on February 16, 1954, in Omer, Michigan to Delmar and Ruth (Swartzentruber) Kauffman. She married Ronald W. Martin on July 24, 1976. He passed away on August 10, 2014. She is survived by her children, Phil Martin of Metamora, IL, Alissa (Myron) Swantz of Kalona, IA, Greg (Kathy) Martin of Delavan, IL, and Dana (Dani) Martin of Eureka, IL; eleven grandchildren, Jessica (Luke) Birkey, Elizabeth, Lincoln, and Rebecca Martin, Micah, Kaitlynn, and Andrew Swantz, and Easton, Barrett, and Payton Martin, and baby boy on the way. Also surviving are her stepmother, Mildred Kauffman of Turner, MI, as well as sisters, Rhoda (Willie) Gonzales of Yantis, TX, Bonnie (Bill) Hartwick of Saginaw, MI, Kimberly Kauffman of Saginaw, MI, and Lynette (Joel) Hartzman of Flint, MI, brothers, Keith (Linda) Kauffman and Eugene (Carol) Kauffman, both of Au Gres, MI, and sister-in-law, Nancy Kauffman of Middlebury, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Dean Kauffman. Colleen was a homemaker. She loved sewing, quilting, baking, and keeping herself busy. After Ron's passing, she continued to be active. Colleen was a member of Linn Mennonite Church, and even though she lived an hour away, she rarely missed a service. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 am at Linn Mennonite Church in rural Roanoke, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, at the church from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and also one hour prior to her service on Thursday. Burial will be in Stewart Harmony Cemetery in rural Metamora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Linn Mennonite Church, 1594 County Road 1700 N, Roanoke, IL 61561. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com. Read More

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Shirley M. Broyles

Jun 17, 1936 - Feb 17, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Shirley Broyles Obituary Shirley M. Broyles, 87, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Carle Health Methodist in Peoria. She was born on June 17, 1936, in Peoria, a daughter of John and Amanda (Crook) Ernst. She married Robert Broyles on December 24, 1955. They were married for 50 years. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and three sisters. Shirley is survived by her sons, Charles “Bud” (Brenda) Broyles of Bellevue, Jerry (Tina) Broyles of Peoria and Kevin (Christine DuBois) Broyles of Goodfield; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She and her husband owned B&B Ambulance Service in Limestone Township for 25 years. She worked alongside him and her sons. She also worked as the cafeteria manager at Kingman Grade School for 34 years, before retiring in 2003. A private graveside service will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. A Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date. Shirley’s Memorial Website and online condolences may be accessed at www.masonfuneralhomes.com . Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mason White Funeral Home in Washington. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley Broyles, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Emma Jean Bachman

Jul 10, 1932 - Feb 15, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Emma Bachman Obituary Emma Jean Bachman, 91, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Washington, IL, passed away at 6:50 am on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Grandview Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria surrounded by her family. She was born on July 10, 1932, in Washington. She was the daughter of Roy and Vivian Israel Gocker. She married Verland D. Bachman in Washington on August 18, 1951, and he passed away on May 6, 1995. Surviving are three children: Stephen (Rebecca Cummings) Bachman of Morton, Cheri (Jerry) Huffman of Peoria and Gary (Kristal) Bachman of Metamora, IL; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Jackie Gocker of Peoria. She was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Gocker. Em was the proud owner and operator of Em's Beauty Bar, a beloved establishment in Washington that has served countless patrons over the years. Her dedication to her craft and customers earned her the prestigious Washingtonian Award in 1988, a testament to her excellence in service and entrepreneurship. Emma's commitment to her community was further recognized when she was named Honorary Washingtonian of the Year in 1986, reflecting her unwavering spirit of giving and engagement. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Emma's faith was a cornerstone of her life. She served with joy and devotion as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the church council, and on the property committee. Her leadership and passion for her faith community were evident in all she did, touching the lives of many through her service and guidance. Emma's love for her community extended beyond her church and business walls. As the Good Neighbor Days chairman in 1986, she demonstrated her exceptional ability to bring people together in celebration and fellowship. Her two-decade-long involvement with the Washington Chamber of Commerce showcased her dedication to the economic and social vitality of the city she called home. Those who knew Em will remember her as loving, funny, and friendly. Her impact on Washington and its residents will be felt for generations. Her laughter may have fallen silent, but the echoes of her vibrant spirit will resonate forever in the community she so adored. Her presence was a gift to all who crossed her path, and her memory will be treasured in the hearts of many. A funeral service is scheduled at St. Mark's Lutheran Church at 11 am on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Visitation will be one hour before her service, also at the church. Burial will follow her service at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to her church or Grandview Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Emma Jean Bachman, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Irene H. Baker

Feb 11, 1925 - Feb 14, 2024

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Peoria, IL

Irene Baker Obituary Irene H. Baker, 99, of Washington, passed away at 12:25 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Apostolic Christian Skyline in Peoria. She was born on February 11, 1925, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Thomas and Anna Datisman McGinnis. She married Vincent J. Baker on September 14, 1946, in Dubuque. He passed away on October 30, 1998. One son, Dennis, and one sister, Vera Sullivan, also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Gerald Baker of Florida, and three daughters, Diane (Bob) Moore of Petersburg, IL., Karen (Vernon) Cotton of East Peoria, and Mary (Rick) Hayse of Peoria. Also surviving are five grandchildren, five step grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Irene was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington, where her faith and community spirit shone brightly. She dedicated many years to the Women's Guild at the church, contributing to its growth and success with her characteristic enthusiasm and kindness. Winter months found Irene and her husband, Vincent, basking in the sunshine of Ft. Meyers, FL, where they shared a passion for playing cards. Irene was an avid bridge player, her sharp mind and competitive spirit making her a respected opponent and a sought-after partner. Irene's legacy is one of love and friendship, a life beautifully lived and generously shared. Her memory will be treasured by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington. Fr. John Bazimenyera “Fr. Bazi” will celebrate. Her visitation will be one hour before her mass also at the church. The burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be given to the American Lung Association or the American Parkinson Disease Association. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Irene H. Baker, please visit our floral store. Read More

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