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Richard Miers

Posted by wlpo on July 31, 2013

72 year old Richard Miers of Cherry died Monday at OSF Hospice Home in Peoria.

Arrangements for Richard Miers are pending with the Fiocchi Funeral Home in Cherry.

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Elizabeth Goad

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2013

73 year old Elizabeth Goad of Bryant, Arkansas died Sunday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

          Funeral services will be at 11am Wednesday at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Peru.  Visitation will be from 9am until time of services Wednesday in the church.  Burial will be in Arkansas.

          Elizabeth Goad is survived by her husband, Lester; daughters Pam Graham of Arkansas and Paula McMurtry of La Salle; 13 grandchildren and one sister.     

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Darlene Swanson

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2013

95 year old Darlene Swanson of Seatonville died Monday in St. Margaret’s Hospital.

          Services are at 10am Friday at the Seatonville Congregational Church (Independent).  Visitation will be from 4-7pm Thursday at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley and 30 minutes before services Friday in the church.  Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park.

          She’s survived by her nieces and nephews.   

          Darlene Swanson had worked at Bassick’s, J.C. Penny and Harper Wyman.

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Delores Dooley

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2013

          84 year old Delores Dooley formerly of Spring Valley, died Sunday in the Crystal Springs Retirement Center in Caledonia, Michigan. 

          Visitation will be from 8:30-11am Thursday at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley followed by a mass at Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord Church in Spring Valley at 11:30am.  Burial will follow in Valley Memorial Park.

          She’s survived by her daughter, Christine Bork of Michigan, and sons Daniel of Wisconsin and Michael of Georgia; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

          Delores Dooley was a nurse.

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Eileen Goodwin

Posted by wlpo on July 29, 2013

94 year old Eileen Goodwin of Tonica died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

          Funeral services will be at 6pm Thursday at the Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica.  Visitation will be from 4-6pm Thursday at the funeral home.

          She’s survived by her son, Raymond of Texas; granddaughter, Amy Loebach of Tonica with whom she lived; and three great-grandchildren.

          Eileen Goodwin was a beautician.

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James Kudla

Posted by wlpo on July 29, 2013

  64 year old James Kudla of Peru died unexpectedly Saturday in his home. 

          Funeral services will be at 11am Friday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.  Visitation will be from 9:30am until the time of services in the funeral home.

          He’s survived by his brothers John of Streator and Jerry of Nevada; sister, Joanne Stoner of Spring Valley, stepson Ryan Chambers of Peru, stepdaughters Michelle Lucas of Peru and Randi Poole of Granville, and 10 grandchildren.

          James Kudla was the commander of the La Salle VFW.

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Theresa Bejster

Posted by wlpo on July 28, 2013

98 year old Theresa Bejster of La Salle died Sunday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Services are tentatively set for Saturday, August 3rd at St. Hyacinth Church in La Salle.

Services for Theresa Bejster are pending with the Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle.

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Gladys Klehm

Posted by wlpo on July 26, 2013

102 year old Gladys Klehm of Tonica died Thursday at La Salle County Nursing Home in Ottawa.

Services are Monday at 11 in the Tonica United Methodist Church. Visitation is Monday from 9 until service time. Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica is handling arrangements.

She’s survived by her son Elmer of rural Tonica; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gladys Klehm was a cook for Tonica Grade School before retiring from Village Inn Restaurant.

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Karen Mariotti

Posted by wlpo on July 26, 2013

50 year old Karen Mariotti of Peru died Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a Memorial service will be held at a later date. Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

Karen Mariotti is survived by her father Richard Kellems of Indiana; her daughters Sheena Ebner of Peru, Shawna and Sarah of Indiana; one grandson; two sisters and one brother.

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Junior “JR” Bedwell

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2013

63 year old Junior “JR” Bedwell of De Pue died Monday at Loyola Hospital.

Memorial service and visitation is Saturday from 9:30 until 11 at Helmer-Shields Funeral Home in Granville. Burial will be at a later date.

He’s survived by his wife Elaine; daughters Patricia Smith of Michigan and Jennifer Lesdesma of Texas, and Sandy Knott of Peru; his sons Don and Mark Finckbone of Peru, and Alan Finckbone of Bloomington; also 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Junior “JR” Bedwell worked for McKinny Poured Wall in Michigan.

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