Obituaries - P

Gibson City - Keith A. Pearson, 20, of Gibson City, died at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday 2-26-1995 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Gibson City - Richard E. Pearson, 15, of Gibson City, died at 11:22 p.m. Monday 12-14-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.
b. 9-12-1921 d. 7-26-1997
Gibson City - F. Ray "Pete" Peterson, 62, died 1-19-1999
Gibson City - Died 1-11-1995, age 80
Gibson City - Frank M. Probus, 75, of Gibson City, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday 2-16-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. His graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington, the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Lee Lowery Amereican Legion Post 568. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home.
Lyle A. Parker, age 76 of St. Cloud, FL, formerly of Gibson City, died at 4:11 p.m. Saturday, 7-21-2001 at Orlando Regional Healthcare Center in Orlando, FL. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday July 29 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Ken Sloan-Couch officiating. Mr. Parker's cremains and his wife Jeannine's cremains were buried in Drummer Township Cemetery at 11 a.m. July 31 with military rites accorded by the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Mr. Parker was born 3-15-1925 at Bussey, Iowa a son of Francis E. and Margaret Little Parker. He married Jeannine J. Six on 7-31-1946 at Knoxville, Iowa. She died 5-19-1996. Survivors include one son, Edwin (Connie) Parker of Ellsworth; three daughters, Marsha Music of St. Cloud, FL, Nancy (Randy) Dobbins of St. Cloud, FL and Lisa Parker of Waynesville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred Parker of Knoxville, Iowa, Thomas Parker and Gerald Parker both of Bussey, Iowa; and three sisters, Myrna Spaur, Mary Wright and Sally Laird all of Knoxville, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Mr. Parker moved to St. Cloud, FL from Gibson City in 1990. A WWII veteran serving in the US Navy, Mr. Parker was a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568, Brotherton Keller VFW Post 6289 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Gibson City Lodge 2289. Mr. Parker retired from Peoples Gas in Fisher after 42 years. For the last six years, he was a greeter at Wal-Mart in St. Cloud FL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Luella R. Pettit, age 80 of Washington Cout House, Ohio died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday 12-12-2002 at the Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Ohio. She was born in Bond, Ohio on 3-13-1922 a daughter of William and Frances Jeremy Zeigler. She retired in 1993 from the medical records department of Loyola University Hospital in Chicago. She was preceded in death by her son, Benjamin B. Pettit; sisters and brothers, Pauline, Emily, Ardella, Johnny and Kenneth Zeigler. She is survived by her husband, Bently B. Pettit; a son, Kenneth (Shirley) Pettit of Washington Court House, Ohio; daughters, Judith (Loy) Crum of Seymour, IN and Jean (Bill) Nelson of Danville; brothers William (Edna) Zeigler of Ashland, Ohio and Charles (Millie) Zeigler of Titusville, FL.; sisters, Dorothy (Elwood) Humphrey of Winter Park, FL, Effie (Marlin) Cole of Tiro, Ohio and Patricia (Danny) Tackett of Shelby, Ohio; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and special caregivers, Emma Blair and Marjorie Athey. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m. Monday December 16 at St. Colman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Jan Sullivan officiating. Burial was at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 17. Visitation was from 1 - 5 p.m. December 15 at the Morrow Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio.
Alicia A.R. Perkins, 56, of rural Piper City born: 1-21-1947 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic parents: Jose and Elpidia Toribio Reynoso. wed: Ronald Perkins 7-2-1966 in San Francisco de Macoris. He survives died: Friday 4-4-2003 at 5:55 p.m. at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana buried: Chatsworth Cemetery.
Anna F. Presson, 79, Buckley born: 9-30-1923 in Terre Haute, Indiana parents: Emmett and Ruth Mason Rader wed: Clifford Presson 8-3-1946 at Oceolo, Ark. He survives died: Sunday 4-20-2003 12:15 a.m. at Gilman Nursing Home, Gilman, Il. buried: Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Buckley, Woodland Cemetery, Buckley. pallbearers: Ernie Hoopingarner III, Duane Presson Michael Cade Mike Cade Jerry Cato Donnie Miller
Lester S. Puffer, 86, Bayles Lake, Loda born: 5-16-1916 at Chatsworth parents: Louis L. and Lillie M. Hess Puffer wed: Margaret Patterson in June 1940. She died February 1988. wed: Ruth Hilligoss 10-31-1992 at Loda Lutheran Church. She survives. died: 4-23-2003 at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton services: Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton burial: Chatsworth Cemetery, with military graveside rites. pallbearers: Paul Puffer James Kuhr Brett Berns Bart Berns Darin Loy Neil Dassow

The many obituaries available here were transcribed and contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.

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