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    Harlan Dean Lawson

    Harlan Dean Lawson, 79, of Chillicothe, passed away Nov. 7 at UnityPoint Health Proctor Hospital in Peoria.Dean was born Mar. 22, 1940, in Spring Lake, Ill., to Erastus and Mary (Hasty) Lawson. He married Judith Dian Runyon on February 21, 1960. Dean graduated from Forman High School in Manito in 1958 and worked for Keystone Steel and Wire from 1958 until he retired in 2000. Dean and Judy lived in the Manito area until 2003 when they moved to Chillicothe to be closer to their sons and […]

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    Johnny Martin

    PEKIN — Johnny Roma Martin, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 1:11 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2019, in Montegut, Louisiana.Born March 3, 1949, in Pekin to Clarence Elzia and Mabel Edna (Hedrick) Martin, he married Regina Ann (Wells) Ripper on April 3, 1982, at Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church in rural Pekin. She survives.Also surviving are one son, Dale Ripper of Pekin; one daughter, Deanna (Timothy) Goodin of Mackinaw; three granddaughters, Amber Henold of Bloomington, […]

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    Lois Strickfaden

    METAMORA – Lois M. Strickfaden, 88, of Metamora, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Snyder Village in Metamora.Lois was born on April 3, 1931, in Elgin, Ill., to Arthur and Daisy (Foote) Anderson. She married Harold Strickfaden on September 12, 1954, in Pekin, Ill. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2012. She was also preceded in death by both parents; stepfather, Linwood Whitcomb; and brother, Robert Anderson.Surviving are one daughter, Debbie (Kevin) […]

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    Robert Meisinger

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Robert Walter Meisinger, 81, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment will be in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.Robert was born June 15, 1938, in Illinois to Walter and Matilda Deppert. Bob served in the US Air Force and had an associate’s degree from Bradley University in Illinois. He was a retired career insurance man, an avid reader, and collector of ducks. He was affectionately […]

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    Shirley Dickey

    Shirley Ann Dickey, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 9:04 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.She was born December 24, 1933, in Adair County, Iowa to Earl A. and Abby Day Blazek. She married Edward Dudley in 1955 in Iowa. She later married Logan C. Dickey on October 31, 1981, in Deer Creek, and he survives.Also surviving are one daughter, Vicki (Tom) Wood of Pekin; one son, Rick (Deann) Dudley of Pekin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and […]

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    W. Pauline Weyhrich

    W. Pauline Weyhrich, 94, of Hopedale formerly of Delavan, passed away at 10:43 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Hopedale Nursing Home.She was born March 3, 192,5 in Manito to Paul and Lillie V. Jones Woods. She married George Peter Weyhrich on June 9, 1950, and he passed away on May 14, 2003.Surviving are two sons, George (Millie) Weyhrich of San Jose and Dennis (Michelle) Weyhrich of Delavan; three daughters, Judy (Jerry) Marfell of Fairfield, TX, Carole (Michael) Vetter of […]

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    Loretta Blair

    TREMONT – Loretta “Lori” Blair, 74, of Tremont, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, with all of her family at her bedside. She was able to remain in her home throughout her time of living with ALS.Lori was born August 29, 1945, in Dixon, IL, to Clifford and Kathryn Bell Waite Schick. She married Hobart Don Blair II on December 10, 1966, in Dixon, and he survives. She was preceded in death by her […]

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    Marilyn Gunter

    TREMONT – Marilyn M. Gunter, 82, of Tremont, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.Marilyn was born December 29, 1935, in Monmouth, Ill., to Roy and Mabel (Isaacson) Nelson. She married Don Gunter on July 17, 1954.Surviving are her husband Don of Tremont; two sons, Greg Gunter and Stephen (Sandy) Gunter both of Morton; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Kevin) Lockwood, Kevin Gunter, Sarah Gunter, Josh Karcz and Michelle (Jacob) […]

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    Johnny Beasley Sr.

    PEKIN — Johnny Charles Beasley, Sr., 63, of Burnsville, Minn., passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at his home in Burnsville. He was formerly of Pekin.Born Oct. 14, 1956, in Pekin to Max Richard and Gloria Lucille (Buchanan) Beasley, he married Ruth Ann Hunt on Sept. 7, 1978, in San Diego, Calif. She survives.Also surviving are one son, Johnny Charles (Rhonda) Beasley, Jr. of Savage, Minn.; two daughters, Gloria Beasley of Pekin and Barbara (Greg) McNealy of […]

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    Mary Dupent

    PEKIN — Mary K. Dupent, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at her home in Pekin.Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Pekin to Gerald W., Sr. and Mabel L. (Kief) Hall, she married Morris G. Dupent on Oct. 4, 1953, in Pekin. He died on Feb. 7, 2014, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Cory Lee DePeugh; one sister, Verna Richard; and one brother, Gerald “Bill” Hall Sr.Surviving are two sons, Kevin M. (Kady) […]

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    James “Chink” Davis

    PEKIN — James Edward “Chink” Davis, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Pekin Manor.Born August 29, 1931, in Pekin to George William and Catherine Ann “Katie” (Vance) Davis, he married Judy A. Goodall on August 29, 1976, at Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin.Surviving are his wife, Judy Davis of Pekin; one daughter, Marla Gartung of Manito; two grandsons, Tyler McMahon of Pekin and Damon McMahon of Germantown […]

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    Janet Henricks

    Janet Ann Henricks passed on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.She was born Janet Ann Singley on June 11, 1941, to Ruth and Delbert Singley of Mason City, Illinois. Janet spent her growing years living with her parents and six siblings, attending and graduating from school in Mason City.After graduating from high school, Janet moved to Springfield, Illinois to work in quality control for Illinois Bell.When Janet was 21, she met her future husband James Edwin Downing whom she […]

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    Hollis Wyatt Jr.

    PEKIN — Hollis “Babe” Wyatt, Jr., 87, of Pekin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 11:04 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.Born November 7, 1931, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to Hollis and Ola Clara (Britt) Wyatt, he married Nina Lucille Hurt on August 11, 1961, in Pekin.Surviving are his wife of Pekin and three children: Randy (Yvonne) Wyatt of Colton, California, Kathy Wyatt Hernandez of Pekin, and Brian (Toni) Wyatt […]

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    Donna Bradshaw

    PEKIN — Donna Marlene Bradshaw, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Pekin Manor with her family by her side.She was born Sept. 29, 193,8 in Pekin to Gene Cameron and Nellie Lucille (Petty) Williams, she married Rev. Lloyd James Bradshaw on May 7, 1955, in North Pekin. He died Sept. 7, 2015, in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rebecca Bradshaw and one brother, Joseph Williams.Surviving are three sons, Lloyd […]

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    Helen Beard

    PEKIN — Helen Lorene Beard, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 7:19 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Pekin Manor.Born Oct. 8, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Gerald “Clyde” and Kathryn “Kate” (Andrews) McElreath, she married Walter David Beard on July 6, 1952, in Pekin. He died June 25, 2003. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary Beard; two sisters; and five brothers.Surviving are one daughter, Pat (Ken) Mack of Rochester, […]

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    Mildred Bennet

    Mildred “Millie” Bennet, 87, of Minier passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Unity Point Health Pekin Emergency Room.She was born August 9, 1932, to Roy and Marie Verling Schmidgall. She married James “Jim” Bennet on February 16, 1957, in Morton, and he passed away March 26, 2019.Surviving are two sons, Matthew (Karen) Bennet of Morton and Dave (Kristyne) Bennet of Willow Springs, MO; six grandchildren, Ryan (Tory) Bennet, Jennifer […]

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    Richard Crum

    PEKIN — Richard “Dick” Elmer Crum, 89, of Pekin passed away at 9:42 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.Born December 24, 1929, in Peoria to William M. and Louise A. (Young) Crum, he married Vivian Joan Hawk on February 16, 195,1 in Pekin. She died November 7, 2015, in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and William Crum and infant brother, Robert Crum and son-in-law, Michael Delahunt. […]

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    Kimberly Fletcher

    PEKIN — Kimberly “Kim” Ann Fletcher, 59, of Pekin passed away at 1:36 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.Born December 4, 1959, in Peoria to Gilbert and Faustine (Smith) Griffin, she married Dennis Roy Fletcher on June 17, 1983. He died May 23, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her mother.Surviving are her father, Gilbert Griffin of East Peoria; one son, Jeremiah (Dina) Fletcher of Normal; two daughters, Amanda […]

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    Perry Whitley

    PEKIN — Perry Dale Whitley, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.Born May 12, 1956, in Pekin to Dale L. and Evelyn (Ritchie) Whitley. He married Marcia K. Harms on May 14, 1977, in Pekin. She survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Melissa (Michael) Prochnow of Pingree Grove, IL, Fashia (Eric) Eubanks of Pekin; two sons, Chris (Ashley) Whitley of Green Valley, Casey (Brandi) Whitley of Pekin; nine […]

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    Carl Frazier

    PEKIN — Carl E. Frazier, 88, of Pekin, IL, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Pekin Manor.Carl was born on October 16, 1931, in Pekin to Robert Oren and Nealie (Huffman) Frazier. He married Jan Hoyt on December 17, 1982.Preceding in death were his parents; one son, Carl Frazier Jr.; three sisters; and two brothers.Surviving are his wife, Jan of Pekin; three daughters, Kathy (Ron) Anderson of Bloomington, Dara Frazier of Pekin and Jenna E. […]

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    Jeffrey Harms

    MANITO — Jeffrey E. Harms, 59, of Manito passed away at 5:31 A.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria.He was born November 30, 1959, in Pekin the son of James E. and Frances M. Caulkins Harms. Surviving are one son, Ryan E. Harms of Manito; his mother, Frances M. Harms of Forest City; two brothers, Chris Harms of Forest City and Scott Harms of Chicago; one sister, Linda (Steve) Miller of Manito. One infant brother,,, Steven D. Harms preceded […]

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    Ruth Vermillion

    PEKIN — Ruth Marie Vermillion, 86, of Pekin passed away at 5 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019, at her home.Born May 24, 1933, in Casner to Mont and Goldie B. (Grubb) Million, she married Earl Vermillion on April 2, 1967, in East Peoria.Surviving are her husband of 52 years; one daughter, Lisa (Phil) Harris-Vermillion Black of Tremont; one grandson, Jacob Theodore (Taylor) Black of the U.S. Navy; one great-granddaughter, Jordyn Rylee Black; and many cherished nieces, nephews […]

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    Percy Watts

    Percy A. Watts died in Sarasota, Fla., on Oct. 11, 2019. Born in Green Valley on Nov. 19, 1923, he served in the Army Air Corps in WWII, and worked as the Green Valley rural mail carrier. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurraine (Bussone), and is survived by two sons, Daniel Watts of Englewood, Fl., Dana Watts of Sarasota, Fl.; 6 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. There are no memorial services planned at this time.

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    Patricia Maurer

    Patricia B. Maurer, 80, of Morton, formerly of Hopedale, passed away at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.She was born January 9, 1939, in St. Francisville, IL, to Ernest and Phebe Macy Buchanan. She married Dr. Albert Maurer on June 20, 1959, in St. Francisville, IL, and he survives.Also surviving are five children, Ralph (Lori) Maurer of Bloomington, Dr. Ted (Heidi) Maurer of Morton, Mary Beth (Brian) Pederson of Morton, Bruce […]

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    Kimberley Archdale Rumps Lacusky

    Kimberley Denise Archdale Rumps Lacusky died a painful death from cancer, complicated by 20 years of Multiple Sclerosis, at home in Colorado Springs, three years ago. Family and friends were present with her and then-fiance, Luke.She was born May 28, 1961, and passed away October 14, 2016.She had served four years in the U.S. Army and asked for a military burial. Now that Pikes Peak National Cemetery is open, her cremains will be interred in the near future.Kim grew up […]

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    Judith Green

    Judith “Judy” W. Green, 92, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Morton, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers Florida.Judy was born on January 24, 1927, in Indiana to Eva and Wendell Woodmansee. She married Richard (Dick) V. Green on June 20, 1948. They were married for 71 years.She is survived by her husband, Dick; daughter, Cynthia (Brett) Reno of Estero, FL; daughter, Brenda Green of Bloomington, IL; son, Bradley (Shelia) Green of Fort Myers Beach, […]

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    Donald Rademaker

    PEKIN — Donald “Don” Rademacker, 86, of Pekin passed away at 9:03 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Pekin Manor.Born May 16, 1933, in Scott County to John and Helen (Weiss) Rademacker, he married Betty L. Worlow on June 8, 1957, in Pekin. She survives.Also surviving are three daughters, Vicki (Steve) Bonk of Rantoul, Brenda (Tim) Bechtold of Frankfort and Cheryl (Dave) Cooper of LaGrange Park; ten grandchildren, Sarah (Daryl) Heiser, Rachel (Jeff) Wendel, […]

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    Robert Louchart

    Robert “Bud” Louchart, age 91, died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of October 5, 2019. He was born and raised in Pekin, Illinois, where he met the love of his life and his wife of 54 years, Eleanor “Ellie” Lami. They enjoyed being with friends, playing cards, long car trips, and being with family.Bud’s hobbies included playing golf, bowling, watching the Cubs and Bears and sports in general, and following his son, Rob, in golf tournaments. In […]

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    Patricia Kull Juergens

    Patricia Kull Juergens, 67, of Pekin, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her home.Patricia was born March 23, 1953 in Peoria to Vernon and Georgiann Smith Kull. She married Theodore L. Juergens. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Chris, and one brother Sterven.Pat is survived by one son, Greg (Tina) Sharer of Gulf Breeze, FL, five brothers, Larry Kull of MO, Terry (Stacey) Kull of Pekin, Rick (Kristi) Kull of Bloomington, […]

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    Audrey Ohlinger

    Audrey Ohlinger, age 94, of Abingdon, Virginia passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the home of David and Tammie D. Lowe. She was born on November 12, 1924 to the late Paul Kepner and Jessie Wade Kepner. Audrey grew up and lived in Pekin, Illinois; later relocated to Arizona; and made her final home in Abingdon, Virginia. She retired from Caterpillar Inc. where she had worked in the legal department.In addition to her parents, Audrey was also preceded in death by her oldest […]

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    Lillian G. Germain

    Lillian G. Germain, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Pekin Manor.Born September 16, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Walter A. and Esther M. (Barlow) Kuck, she married Edward M. Germain, Jr. on August 6, 1949 in Highland Park, Michigan. He died March 3, 2002 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Laura L. Ziegle and one brother, Walter A. Kuck, Jr.Surviving are one son, Edward (Margaret) Germain, III of The Villages, […]

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    John A. Noonan Jr

    The Rev. Dr. John A. Noonan Jr, 88 formerly of Pekin, IL passed away October 12, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria, ILJohn was born November 14, 1930 in New Orleans, LA to the late John A. Sr, & Catherine (Wetzel) Noonan. He was raised in New Orleans, where he met and married Carolyn Spuhler September 19, 1959 at Bethel United Church of Christ. She preceded him in death December 17, 2008.Also preceding him in death is one brother Lawrence Noonan.He is […]

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    Earl Harkleroad

    Earl R. Harkleroad, 83, of Pekin, IL passed away at 4:35 AM Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.Earl was born on May 13, 1936 in Cincinnati Township, Tazewell County, IL to Harold Edward and Lenora (Vancil) Harkleroad. He married Cathie Beale on May 24, 1969 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Ernest Harkleroad, one sister, […]

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    Louan Hasler

    Louan Philomene Hasler, 80, of Edwards, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria after a short illness.Louan was born February 25, 1939, to Ethel Louise and Leland Ray Foster in Peoria. She married Mendel Loren Hasler on August 28, 1960, in Peoria and he survives.Also surviving are one son, Greg (Diana) Hasler of Pekin; one daughter, Teressa (David) Weiss of Chillicothe; three grandsons, Nicholas (Paige) Hasler, […]

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    Dean Schmitt

    PEKIN — Harold Dean Schmitt, 88, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street in Davenport. He was formerly of Decatur and a Pekin native.Born June 29, 1931, in Pekin to Harold Francis and Henrietta Grace (Martens) Schmitt, he married Louise A. Gebhardt on July 6, 1952, at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. She survives of Davenport.Also surviving are one daughter, Linda (Stephen) McConnell of […]

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    Carl Peters

    Carl Conrad Peters, 85, of Pekin passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Pekin. He was born January 16,…

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    Betty Jones

    PEKIN – Betty Ruth Jones, 92, of Pekin passed away at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.Born August 29, 192,7 in Pekin to Hanns Christopher and Edith A. (Sancken) Thompson, she married Norman John Jones on January 21, 1961, in Chicago. He died January 26, 2009, in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, John, Robert, Floyd and Richard Thompson of Pontiac.Surviving are her two sons, Jay Jones and […]

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    Loia Davis

    PEKIN — Loia Katherine Davis, 87, of Pekin Estates, passed away peacefully at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Pekin Manor.Born Aug. 29, 1932, in Pana to Paul and Lavida (Pope) Michael, she married Richard O. Kasten on Oct. 11, 1952, in Pana. She later married William Emmet Davis, Jr. on Mar. 6, 1976, in Pekin. He died June 19, 1998, in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her stepson, Gregory S. Davis.Surviving are her sister, Joan L. Michael of Pana; her […]

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    Eddie Harrison

    PEKIN — Eddie W. Harrison, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Pekin Manor.Born Sept. 2, 1934, in Searcy, Arkansas, to Rev. Charles L. and Melda A. (Crozier) Harrison, he married Beverly June South on Nov. 26, 1952, in Springfield. She survives.Also surviving are his mother of Pekin; two sons, John David Harrison and James (Mary) Harrison, both of Pekin; one daughter, Janni L. Harrison of Pekin; four grandchildren, Lawrence Harrison, […]