Obituaries

Shelly J. Perry

Aug 5, 2022

Shelly Jean Perry, age 67, of Chillicothe, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Shelly was born on June 3, 1955 in Canton, Illinois to Jimmy and Rose (Frew) Dusten.  She married Rick Perry on May 21, 1982 in Chillicothe.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 2021.  Also preceding her...

Beatrice Jane Gordon

Aug 3, 2022

Beatrice Jane Gordon, 92 of Chillicothe passed away on August 3, 2022 peacefully in her sleep.

"Jane" was born in Peoria to Opal Beatrice & Louis Magee on August 23, 1929. She was married to Robert L Gordon. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Sue (Phil) Ringenberger of Florida and her son Richard (Donna) Gordon...

Patricia Ann Mathews

Aug 1, 2022

Patricia Ann Wassi Mathews, age 90, of Chillicothe, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.

Pat was born on December 29, 1931 in Pekin, Illinois to Benjamin and Ellen (Risinger) Wassi.  She married Burton D. Mathews on May 28, 1960 in Peoria and he preceded her in death on September 19, 2015.  Also preceding her...

Floyd E. Doran

Aug 1, 2022

Floyd E. Doran, age 76, of Chillicothe, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical in Peoria.

Floyd was born on August 20, 1945 in Peoria to Floyd C. and Nellie L. (Moore) Doran.  He married Kathleen L. Stotler on August 2, 1965.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy; his children, Vicki (Todd) Helton of Chillicothe, IL,...

Christopher M. Dittmeier

Jul 20, 2022

Christopher Michael Dittmeier, age 62, of Lacon, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at his home.  Chris was born on May 18, 1960, in Manorville, NY, to Philip J. and Evelyn (Jamer) Dittmeier.  He married Kathryn Brown on July 2, 1994, at Christ Lutheran Church in East Moriches, NY.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy; his children, Philip H. Dittmeier...

Stephen P. Mounts

Jul 17, 2022

Stephen Patrick Mounts, age 62, of Peoria Heights, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Steve was born on February 26, 1960 in Peoria, IL to William Thomas and Ellen Mary (Murphy) Mounts.  

Surviving are his sisters, Maureen E. Mounts of Peoria Heights, IL, Kathleen A. (Jeremy Otto) Horn of Chillicothe,...

Lydia Kay High

Jul 16, 2022

Lydia Kay High, of Brimfield, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Lydia was born on June 3, 2022 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria to Taylor James High and Carly Roxanne Coulter.

Surviving are her parents of Brimfield; her sister, Phoenyx High (sister), her brother, Kaisyn High, and her twin sister, Ivy High, all of Brimfield; her maternal grandparents,...

Gerald Lee Harvey

Jul 16, 2022

Gerald Lee “Harve” Harvey, age 78, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at his home in Chillicothe.

Gerald was born on October 29, 1943 in Olney, IL to Charles and Lois (Reed) Harvey.  He graduated from Newton High School.  He honorably served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  On November 30, 1980, Gerald and Carolyn Sue (Evans) Lincoln were...

Mae Lucille DiBernardino

Jul 16, 2022

Mae Lucille (Viola) Di Bernardino, 99, of Chillicothe, peacefully passed away at 4:45pm Saturday, July 16, 2022, at her home with her three children by her side.

The youngest of 17 children, Mae was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Riverton, Illinois, to Giuseppe “Joe” and Domenica (Vespa) Viola. She married James A. Di Bernardino on Sept. 19, 1942, in Chicago,...

Paul Delgado

Jul 16, 2022

Paul Delgado, age 75, of McHenry, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at his home in McHenry.

Paul was born on October 7, 1946 in Peoria, IL to Ezequiel and Sophie (Lopez) Delgado.  He married Mary V. Kemnetz on August 12, 1972 in Chatsworth, IL.

Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Mary; their children,...

Fred D. Rockwell, Jr.

Jul 14, 2022

Fred D. Rockwell, Jr., age 94, of Toulon, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 surrounded by his family at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Fred was born on February 19, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Fred D. and Cecile (Hart) Rockwell, Sr.  He married Elizabeth M. Schellhaus on September 10, 1955 at Our Lady of Grace Church in Chicago. 

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Kelsey Jo Zoss

Jul 13, 2022

Kelsey Jo Zoss, age 30, of Peru, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in Mendota.

Kelsey was born on September 9, 1991 in Peoria, IL to Jerry A. and Dianna Jo (Fyke) Zoss.

Surviving are her mother, Dianna (Bill) Sparks of Chillicothe; Kelsey’s longtime boyfriend, James Lindsay Taylor of Peru, IL; their daughter, Kennadi Jo Taylor; her siblings, Joshua...

Guadalupe M. Fernandez O'Bryant

Jul 10, 2022

Guadalupe Marie Fernandez O’Bryant, age 86, of Chillicothe, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Lupe was born on November 3, 1935 in Niota, IL to Antonio and Susanna (Zavala) Fernandez. 

Surviving are some special family members who helped care for her over the years, her niece, Linda Drone of Peoria;...

Kirk E. Blunier

Jul 8, 2022

Kirk E. Blunier, age 59, of Chillicothe, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022 at his home.

Kirk was born on October 18, 1962 in Peoria, Illinois to Clifford R. and Joann Leona (Haverland) Blunier.  He married Corinne Fox on January 11, 2013 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife, Corinne; his daughter, Chelsea (Steven) Stieghorst of Chillicothe; two step-children, Brittney...

Aaron P. Harrison

Jun 30, 2022

Aaron Harrison, age 50, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at his home.  He was born on February 17, 1972 in Peoria to Rev. Ray and Jane (Horaney) Harrison.

Aaron graduated from Villa Grove High School and attended Parkland Community College.  He was married to Christina Ketcham in Dwight, IL.

Surviving are his mother, Jane; his sister,...

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