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Richard Lyon

September 9, 1930 — June 5, 2020

Richard A. Lyon, age 89, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Richard was born on September 9, 1930 to Chester A. and Edith L. (Smith) Lyon. He married Sandra Mooney on May 7, 1955 in Chillicothe. She preceded him in death in April of 2009. Also preceding him in death are his daughter, Julia Lyon; his parents; his brother and his sister.

Surviving are his daughter, Cynthia (Tony Bridson) Schadt of Pekin, IL; two granddaughters, Laurie (Kurt) Scheirer of Chillicothe, IL and Jenifer (Shawn Banks) Turner of Bartonville, IL; and nine great-grandchildren.

Richard served in the U.S. Army and then worked as a plumber in the Peoria area for many years. Before he retired, he worked for Mert Smith Plumbing in Peoria. Richard was a member of the Elks Lodge #20 in Peoria and he enjoyed fishing and was an avid golfer.

Richard's wishes were for his body to be donated to science. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Online condolences may be made through

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