Evelyn Hopkinson, 83, formerly of Peoria, was welcomed into her heavenly home, Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe where she had been a resident for the past eight years. She was born on December 25, 1937, in Peoria, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Taylor Hopkinson. 

Gerald “Jerry” Lloyd Ogborn, age 71, passed away at his home in Mackinaw on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Roy Robert Roth, 95, of Goodfield, went to be with Jesus on Monday, April 5, 2021. He resided at Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. He died of natural causes.

Margaret Shafer, 60, of Morton, passed away at her home on Friday, April 2, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Susan Jean Mackoway, 73, of Washington, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice home in Peoria. She was born on September 15, 1947, in Lockport, the daughter of Frank and Sylvia Brown Vanek. 

Marilyn Donahue, 90, of Barrington, formerly of Morton, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, at her home. She was born on September 3, 1930, in Morton to Noah and Mary (Birky) Zobrist. She married Mike Ericson and later married Daniel Donahue on June 4, 1983, in Barrington. He preceded her…

Noreen N. Mettelmann, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 27, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 27, 1939, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Rueben and Cecelia (Radmer) Neustedter. She married Kenneth Mettelmann in Milwaukee, WI on December 6, 1…

Lois Jean Mort, 85, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born on April 20, 1935, in East Liverpool, OH to Harry and Verna (Nelson) Mansfield. Lois married her high-school sweetheart and the love of her life, Gary Mort, on Septe…

William J. "Bill" Geyer, 61, of Morton, passed away on March 28, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on July 23, 1959, in Tacoma, WA to Norman and Eleanor (Getz) Geyer. They preceded him in death.

Gretchen Sager, 74, of Morton, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021, in Goodfield. She was born on October 16, 1946, in Peoria to Philip and Emily (Dietrich) Lahr. She married Barry Sager on December 20, 1976, in LaPorte, IN. He preceded her in death on January 8, 2021.

Jean Anne Kaiser, 89, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale. She was born on May 28, 1931, in Berwyn to John Jacob and Kathryn Getz. She married Harlan Kaiser in Morton on January 10, 1960. He survives.

Betty C. Chismark, 91, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, March 18 2021, at Villas of Hollybrook in Morton. She was born on September 1, 1929, in Burlington, IA to William and Mary (Kaleff) Curley. She married Joseph "Lee" Chismark in Burlington, IA on November 13, 1954.

Today there is one more angel in heaven.  Rosemarie A. "Rosie" Kilhoffer, 84, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, surrounded by her daughters and her son-in-law.

Donald J. "Donnie" Kersh, 40, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was born on October 7, 1980, in Springfield to Donna Abraham. He married Kelly Veginski on September 27, 2014, in Chicago.

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Tan Huu Nguyen, 63, of Morton, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on February 18, 1958, in Hue, Vietnam to Vang and Thi Nguyen. Tan married Lac Nguyen on April 7, 1980, in Hue, Vietnam.

Amy Z. Davis, 62, of Morton, died Monday, March 8, 2021, at her residence. She was born on January 9, 1959, in Peoria to Lloyd C. "Bud" and Jeanine (Pederson) Zobrist. Amy married Mark Davis on November 1, 1980, in Morton.

Bernice R. "Bernie" Knapp, 90, of Roanoke, formerly of Congerville, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Roanoke Apostolic Christian Nursing Home in Roanoke. She was born on January 17, 1931, in Morton to Frank and Naomi (Grimm) Bauman. She married Willis "Bake" Knapp in Morton on June…

Richard D. “Rick” Mason, 57, of Washington, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  He was born on October 22, 1963, in Peoria to Richard D. and Cloanne F. (Hise) Mason.  He married Tami L. Alexander on August 31, 1985, in Washington.

Carole Ann Nelson, 72, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born on February 25, 1948, in Peoria to Homer Clarence and Joyce Eloise (Moss) Jostes. She married William J. Mountjoy on December 14, 1967, and later married …

Betty Kathryn Larrison, 88, of Washington, passed away at 10:22 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her four children. She was born on June 29, 1932, in Anna, IL, to Wade F. and Clyde E. (Hartline) Millis.  She married Bobby Larrison on June 20, 1954, in Anna…

John F. Lindquist, 91, of Morton, passed away on February 22, 2021, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mark Lynn Brozovich, age 70, passed away after an accident on February 10, 2021, in Okinawa, Japan. He was born January 15, 1951, to Paul and Ruth Brozovich in Inglewood, CA, and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He married Leslie Hagel in Cortez, CO, on July 30, 2010. She survives.

Leonard R. "Len" Stewart, 80, of East Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on March 7, 1940, in Rensselaer, IN to Corbie and Margaret (Carson) Stewart. He married JoAnne Vogel in Pekin on February 18, 1962. She preceded him …

Joyce Dawn Opem, 85, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. She was born on February 27, 1935, in Hartford, WI to Joseph and Nelda (Riemer) Stefan. She married John Opem on January 30, 1960, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Februa…

Dorothy M. Ashworth, 88, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale. She was born on December 15, 1932, in Loogootee, IN to John and Alta (Robling) Loughmiller. She married George Ashworth on July 28, 1956, in Loogootee, IN. He preceded her in…

Mildred G. "Millie" Knapp, 88, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, in Eureka. She was born on August 10, 1932, in Eureka to Raymond, Sr. and Sarah (Barth) Frank.  Mildred married Wesley "Wes" Knapp on April 11, 1954, in Morton.  He survives.

Richard David Hanson, 86, of Germantown Hills, passed away at home on Saturday night, February 13, 2021.  He was born on August 28, 1934, in Bertha, Minnesota, the son of the late Lawrence and Dorothy Jean (nee Bottemiller) Hanson.  He married Barbara Haycook in St. John’s Lutheran Church, M…

Emory A. Tuttle, 93, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Liberty Village in Peoria.

Mary Alice (Benner) Whitsitt, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the age of 95 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born August 26, 1925, in Macomb to Earl and Grace (Kepple) Benner. She graduated from Peoria High School in 1943 and Western Illinois Universit…

Betty L. Ehlers, 83, of Morton, formerly of Davenport, IA passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, at her home. She was born on November 2, 1936, in Charleston, MO to Willis and Emma (Riggs) Stark. She married Frederick Ehlers in Davenport, IA on July 7, 1956. He survives.

Brian D. Huette, 58, of Morton, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on February 20, 1962, in Peoria to Gilbert and Virginia (Stirratt) Huette.

James O. Vernon, 81, of Morton, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on October 25, 1939, in Peoria to Herbert and Wilma (Potts) Vernon. He married Hanna Droell on April 26, 1966, in Germany.

Donald R. "DJ" Sheppard, Jr., 37, of Champaign, formerly of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born on January 30, 1984, in Peoria to Donald R. and Liz (Beckham) Sheppard. He married Lindsey Sharp in Urbana on February 14,…

Larry Gene Barrett, Sr., 82, of Washington, formerly of Metamora, passed away at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.  He was born on November 8, 1938, in rural Saunemin to Luther M. and Lucy S. (Dehm) Barrett.  He married Donna K. Rentsch on June …

Harold Gordon McHenry, 87, departed this life Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at home in the presence of his loving family.  He was born a twin on September 18, 1933, to Dwight and Fern (Heiser) McHenry.  His twin sister, Rosemary, was stillborn. 

Kent R. Smith, 65, of Morton, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on April 17, 1955, in Hamtramck, MI to Herbert and Virginia (Pridy) Smith. He married Becky Blake in Madison Heights, MI on September 26, 1975.

Nancy May Bailey, follower of Jesus Christ, was ushered into Heaven on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the age of 74. She resided in Mesa, AZ, formerly in Morton. She was born on May 9, 1946, in Peoria to Harold and Cora (Rogers) Kreps.  Nancy married Floyd Bailey, Jr., on January 24, 1965, i…

David E. Mabus, 79, of Washington, passed away at 5:19 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021, at his residence. He was born on July 5, 1941, in Sesser to Norvel and Mildred (Cockrum) Mabus.  He married Sandra S. Tittle on August 11, 1962, in Ina.

Daniel P. Whren, 67, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at home. He was born on February 1, 1954, in Streator to Robert and Mary (McGinnis) Whren. They preceded him in death.

Carolwyn L. “Bud” Melton, 90, of Washington, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria. He was born on April 17, 1930, in Aledo to Claude and Maude (Mills) Melton.  He married Dorothy Ann Sutterer on June 6, 1953.

Beverly Jane Asbury, 94, of Washington, passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Snyder Village in Metamora. She was born on November 21, 1926, in Peoria to Maurice B. and Vera M. (Barnum) Thomas.  She married Wallace Brice Asbury and he preceded her in death along with one b…

Randy V. Inman, Sr., 68, of Marquette Heights, died February 1, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born in Peoria on Aug 13, 1952, to Virgil D. and Irene M. Inman. On April 25, 1981, he married Debbi Inman.  

Carolyn Miller, 78, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at her home with her husband, daughters and her cat Lovey by her side.

Catherine L. Landes, 96, of Morton, passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Lakeside Nursing Home in East Peoria.

Betty J. Proctor, 87, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at her home.

Bobby (Bob) Lee England, 49, of Low Point, formerly of Washington, IL, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021, at his residence.

WASHINGTON - Shirley Dolores Dotzert, 82, of Washington, IL, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in East Peoria, IL.

Paul L. Kregar, 69, of Washington passed away peacefully at home at 4:58 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021, following a battle with esophageal cancer.

John P. Ellis, 72, of Washington, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Karen Sue Feller, 42, of East Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away on January 16, 2021, at her home.

Margaret Jane Fox, 87, of Washington, IL, passed away peacefully at 1:32 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

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MORTON - Merle Schmidt, 95, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Brandon Wood Retirement Center in Morton.

Eugene Owen Crumrine, 80, of Washington, passed away at 3:28 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria due to complications of COVID. He was born on June 3, 1940, in Bloomington to George W. and Esther Mae (Augsburger) Crumrine.  He married Arlene M. Reinh…