John F. Pavay, 84, of Rock Island IL died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley Ill. He was born Apr 13, 1920 in Chicago.

Services are 11 a.m. today at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation is 9 a.m. to services. Interment will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials to a charity of your choice.

He served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a mail carrier for the post office.

Survivors include his grandson, Kristopher Homan; and stepsons, Kenneth Homan and Kirby Homan.

source: The Rock Island Argus, - (Jul/29/2004)




Betty "Bess" (Meyerowitz) Pavey, 86, of Skokie, beloved wife of Irving Pavey.

Loving mother of Helene, Herbert (Patti) and Marc (Diane) Pavey; devoted grandmother of Marni (Steve) Rozumny, Jeni (Mark) Kacprowicz, Anthony (Jessica) Fricks and Lindsay (Scott) Hamblen; great-grandmother of Rachael, Mason, Luke, Owen and Kendall; fond sister of Mary (the late Leo) Horwitz. She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Bess was an active member for 45 years with Open Hearts for Retarded Children.

Funeral service Monday, 12 noon at Weinstein Funeral Home North Shore Chapel, 111 Skokie Blvd.,Wilmette.

Interment Waldheim Cemetery, Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association appreciated.

source: Chicago Tribune 1/18/2008



Tiona Caroline Pavey, 25, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence in Murphysboro.

She was born April 10, 1987, in Chester, the daughter of Donald R. Pavey and the late Cindy Lou (Eckert) Pavey. Tiona was a very loving and compassionate person that loved babies and animals. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her father, Donald R. Pavey of Murphysboro; one sister, Misty D. Pavey of Du Quoin; maternal grandfather, Richard F. Eckert, and maternal grandmother, Marlene D. Eckert, both of Rockwood; five uncles and one aunt, Clarence Eckert of Chester, Ed Pavey of St. Louis, Ginger and Kenneth Duty of Murphysboro, Rick Eckert of Mesa, Ariz., and David Eckert of Apache Junction, Ariz.; dear friends, Sheri and Garrett Cook and sons; and many great-aunts and great-uncles.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with Father Gary Gummersheimer officiating. Interment will be at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Source: lagecydotcom




Mona Avis "Penny" (Peavey) Bryant, 77, of Granite City, IL died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City IL.

She was born July 5, 1930, in Jackson, Mich.Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Pontoon Beach handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City Four Square Church and will be accepted at the funeral home, 3939 Lake Dr., Pontoon Beach, IL 62040.

source: suburbanjournals.stltoday dotcom…St.Louis MO Mar 9, 2008

Source; Resthaven Funeral Home…Lubbock TX



John “Jack” Peavey, 74, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at Sauer Memorial Home in Winona Ill John was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Henry and Margaret (Zachow) Peavey. After graduating from high school in St. Petersburg, Fla., John furthered his education at the University of Illinois and IIT, where he studied engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from March 1958 until being honorably discharged in February 1964. John was united in marriage to Karen Johansson on Oct. 7, 1961, in Oak Park, Ill. He worked as a structural engineer for many years in the Chicagoland area. For the last eight years, John and Karen had been residing in Winona.

In his younger years, he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout, played football, began collecting stamps and was a lifeguard on the beaches of Chicago. John was a 31° Mason, past master of the Deerfield Lodge, and a member of the Glenbrook Shrine Club and the Winona Masonic Lodge.

His life as a mason was his passion. Upon retirement, he was able to enjoy time with his grandchildren and continued to collect guns, swords and knives. Every day also included a moment of Ritz crackers and Skippy peanut butter.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Karen; four children, Theresa (Paul) Lueck of Winona, Michael Peavey of Pecos, N.M., Christina Peavey of Wheeling, Ill., and Robert (Ann) peavey of Huntley, Ill.; grandchildren, Adam, Megan, and Gretchen Lueck of Winona, Benjamin peavey of Huntley; sister, Janice (Wayne) Lassiter of San Mateo, Calif.; and two brothers, Henry peavey of Morton Grove, Ill., and Dennis (Dits) Peavey of Carmel, Calif. John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William; and sister, Jean.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, from4 to 6 p.m. at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service-Hansen Goodview Chapel at 3480 Service Drive in Goodview, Minn. A flag presentation and military honors will be conducted by the American Legion to begin the visitation at 4 p.m. A masonic service will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a time of sharing and remembering John’s life.

Please share a memory of John with the family, sign his online guestbook, and view his video tribute when it becomes available online at

Source: Winona daily News, Ill …Apr 28, 2011



Taken from the Journal Messenger Newspaper, Marissa County

Evelyn R. Peavy, 75, of Port Lavaca, Texas, died Saturday, January 20, 1996.

Mrs. Peavy was born January 23, 1920, at Elkville,(Illinois), daughter of Thomas B. and Ethel Romina Walters. Mrs. Peavy was a waitress. She was of Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She was survived by one daughter, Sara R. Peavy of Port Lavaca, Texas; one son, George R. Peavy of Port Lavaca, Texas; granddaughter, Ginger Winkler of Houston, Texas; grandson, David E. Peavy of Fort Lavaca, Texas; two sisters, Catherine Terry of Tiden and Tessa Belle Armstrong of Port Lavaca, Texas; one brother, John A. Walters of Arcadia, Florida and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held today (Thursday,January 25, 1996) at 1 p.m. at Marissa Cemetery. Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa (Illinois) was in charge of arrangement.

Memorials may be made to Calhoun Senior Citizens Association.

Submitted by Lettie Holland



Frank Peavy, Jr., age 58 of Glasford, passed away at 8:55P.M.Thursday, July 8, 2010 at his residence. He was born on April 20, 1952 in Pekin, IL to Frank and Wanda Stovall Peavy, Sr. Frank was a U.S. Navy veteran. He married Fran E. Vlahovich on May 6, 1989 in Glasford.

Frank is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Fran, his parents: Frank and Wanda Peavy, Sr. of Peoria, his children: Sgt. Frank (Kirsti) Peavy IV of Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, LA and Stephanie Dawn Peavy of Parrott, VA, his granddaughter: Holly Peavy, his step-grandson: Nicolas, his brothers: Gary L. (Lucy) Peavy and John J. (Wendy) Peavy, both of Peoria, his sister: Linda (Brian) Kerr of Chillicothe, IL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Jesse Earl Stovall and Lena Stovall; paternal grandparents: Frank Peavy and Marion Peavy Beatty and a sister-in-law.

Frank was employed as a route salesman for Butternut Bread for several years. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Glasford and St. Peter's Men's Singing Group. Frank enjoyed golfing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Funeral services will be at 11:00A.M.Monday, July 12, 2010 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Rev. Jill Flynn officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00P.M.Sunday, July 11 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery with military honors accorded by the U.S. Navy and Glasford American Legion Post 35. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 13221 W. Todd School Rd., Glasford, Il 61533 or Mapleton Church, 9409 So. Powell Rd., Bartonville, IL 61607

Please view Frank's life story at and to leave tributes and condolences for his family

Source: Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel…..Bartonville, IL



M. “Lloyd” Peavy, 73 of Springfield, died at 12:51 am, Friday, July 15, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born September 13, 1937 in Santa Rosa County, Florida to Carlton and Dola Nelson Peavy. He married Connie Freeman on August 8, 1987 and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter Latisha Peavy of Memphis, TN; four sons, Paul (Janis) Peavy of Nashville, TN, Bob (Jamie) Sponsler of Dawson, Grady (Carla)( Peavy of Springfield and Jermey (Sirena) Bounds of Dawson; two grandsons; four granddaughters; one great grandchild; one sister, Virginia (Slim) Jackson of Castleberry, AL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents; three sisters; two brother and one son, Rodney Lloyd Peavy preceded him in death.

He has been a resident of Springfield since the age of 17. He worked in construction and for C.A. Dawson. He retired from Electric Power Controls. Lloyd was a former Mason and former member of the Eagles Club. He was an avid NASCAR and Cardinal fan and enjoyed camping and fishing.

Visitation: 4-6 pm, Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 1 pm, Monday, July 18, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Bob Green officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

Sourcd: Staab Funeral Home, Springfield IL



Thomas Edward 'Tom' Peavy Sr., 56, was carried to Heaven in the arms of the angels, at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, in Swedish American Hospital, after suffering a heart attack and a long battle with terminal cancer. Born Nov. 18, 1947, in Rockford to Kenneth Sr. and Ardis Hall Peavy.

His family, who has loving memories of him, includes his wife, Maxine (Marlowe) Peavy; children, Nancy (Anthony) Aquilar, Sinthia (Angel) Facio, Lisa Peavy, Anthony Marlowe, Thomas Peavy Jr.; siblings include, Kenneth Peavy Jr., Jeanette (Ricky) Chappell, Carol (Don) Mann and Gloria (Mike) Tavernie; eight grandchildren; and others. Predeceased by parents; sisters, Shirley, Irene and Virginia. Tom served six years (1968 to 1974) in the United States Army, and received a National Defense Service Medal and honorable discharge. He worked all of his life in Rockford, and was an honorable, loving person who never prejudged anyone. He will be missed, and will always be in our memories.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home, 304 N. Fifth St., where friends may call from noon to service time. The Rev. Denver Bitner of Zion Lutheran Church will officiating.

Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

source: Rockford Register Star IL- (Feb/15/2004)



PEORIA – Wanda Peavy, 81, of Peoria, passed away , Friday, November 1, 2013, at UnityPoint Health – Methodist.

Wanda was born on March 16, 1932, in Pekin, to Earl and Lena (Stainbrook) Stovall. She married Frank Peavy on September 24, 1949, in Pekin. He survives. She is also survived by three children, Gary Peavy of Peoria, Linda (Brian) Kerr of Chillicothe, and John (Wendy) Peavy of Peoria; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Showalter of Bartonville; and one daughter-in-law, Fran Peavy of Glasford. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank Peavy; daughter-in-law, Rose Peavy; and one brother.

Wanda worked at Ben Schwartz Grocery Stores for 30 years. She later worked as a secretary at the Hearing Center in Peoria for 10 years.

Funeral service will be at noon, Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Rev. Stephen Barch will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to

Source: Wright & Samlon Mortuary, Peoria IL




Age: 66 Date of Death: September 24, 1998

Survived by: Adrienne Peevy, wife; Ruth Flagg, stepmother; Daryl Peevy, son; 2 grandchildren; Beverly (James) White, Deborah Riley, sisters; Benjamin Burgess, Abu Kahn (Tommy Burgess), brothers

Visitation: None

Services: Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family

Arrangements: Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, Middletown, OH




Headline: J.W. Pevey Killed in Car Wreck Near Benton.

J.W. Pevey, Jr. age 28, was killed at 8 a.m. Wednesday, December 24th, 1942 three miles north of Benton on 70, near Shady Grove Station, while en route to Glenwood to spend Christmas holidays with his family here. He was alone. His 1941 Chrysler car left the pavement and struck a tree. The motor was forced backward into the body of the car, and he was crushed to death. Sheriff Ross McDonald, who with two members of the State Police, who investigated the accident, stated that Mr. Pevey went to sleep at the steering wheel. As soon as his identity was established, news of the accident was rushed to radio stations in Hot Springs, and an effort made to locate his wife. The shocking news was heard by Mrs. Pevey, from the radio at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sorrells, and immediately Mrs. Pevey and her mother left for Benton. His body was taken to the Astby(?) Funeral Home in Benton and later brought to Glenwood by Kelley Funeral Home.

Mr. Pevey was en route from Centralia, Illinois where he was employed, and had planned to spend Christmas here with his wife and daughter, Martha Nell Pevey, and Mrs. and Mrs. Warren Sorrells. His parents were killed in car accidents several years ago, and he had no other relatives other than his wife and daughter. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church here Friday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. E.H. Martin, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Henry Malof, pastor of the Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Russell Floyd, Hubert Crawford, Sam Cox, Roy Watkins, Robert Newcomb and Eris Lively. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in charge of Kelley Funeral Home.

Many sorrowing friends attended the funeral, where many beautiful flowers were tributes of sympathy and love for the bereaved ones, and the choir with Mrs. H.E. McKeown at the piano, rendered special selections, after which brother Martin brought a comforting message. Mrs. Pevey was formerly Miss Tommie Sorrells, a graduate of Glenwood High School class of 1934.

Source: Glenwood Herald , January 1, 1942, Vol. 16, No. 47


husband of Gertrude Pavey


Irving Diamond die Sept. 14, 2004, Age 90. He was the husband of the late Gertrude (nee Pavey).

He was the father of Harvey (Judy), Dr. Howard (Rochelle) and Martin (Bonnie). Grandfather of Robynn (Seumas) O’Hara; Stephanie (Justin) Parker; Tami (Eric Kaplan), Scott (Annie), Sean, Eric, Christopher and Sarah. Great-grandfather to Ali, Max, Kevin, Alex, Erin, Abbey and Brianna. Brother of the late Shy (the late Pauline) and Leo. Brother-in-law of Irving (Bess), Maury (Doreen) and Betty Pavey.

A member of OHRC, past president of Lawndale Lodge B’nai Brith. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Open

source: JUF News... Nov 2004

February 14, 1941 - June 04, 2008


Father of Kelly McGee Allen……descends thru Horation Nelson Peavy & Alice Irene Peavy

A true gentleman.

Guy John McGee, 67, of Rockford and formerly of Belvidere, IL passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 4, 2008 in the emergency room of Swedish American Hospital-Rockford, after a sudden illness. Guy was born February 14, 1941 in Cherry Valley, Illinois the son of Oliver Horatio “Ray” and Avis Ida (Fox) McGee. He was a life long area resident and was a grocer working for Eagle Supermarket in Belvidere for 46 years. Guy began his employment at age of 16 and was known for his dedication and excellent work ethic. He married Edith “Edie” Salisbury in Belvidere on July 7, 1992 and was always a true gentleman to her and everyone he met. He was a devoted member of Evangelical Convanent Church where he served as a greeter. He enjoyed playing softball in his younger years and had a great sense of humor. Guy liked to read about herbal medicine, taking care of his yard and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. Guy was also best grandpa to all his grandchildren and was very attentive to the needs of his family.

He is survived by his wife, Edie of Rockford; children, Daniel Guy McGee of Madison, WI, Kelly Marie (John) Allen of Dixon, IL; granddaughter, Sarah Joy Allen of Dixon; step granddaughters, Cheri Heise of Polo, IL, Samantha Allen of Amboy, IL, Rebecca Allen of Dixon, IL; Step-Great-grandchildren, Emily Marie Allen of Adeline, IL, MacKenzie Ruth Johnson of Amboy, IL; siblings, Louise (Myron) Howard of Belvidere, George McGee of Belvidere, Bev Crowell of Chandler, AZ; many nieces and nephews. Guy is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Floyd McGee, Warren “Mack” McGee; sister, Dorothy Leupkes.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2008 in Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. Scott Nellis, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation will be 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2008 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL

Source” Buck-Wheeler - Hyland Funeral Home

Son of Ruby Mae Peavy


Billy Vern Odom, age 72, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at his home. He was born October 20, 1936 in Thomastown, MS to the late Vernon Benjamin and Ruby Mae (nee Peavy) Odom.

Billy was a member of the Christian Faith Center in Wilmington. Surviving are his wife, June (nee Bumpus); five daughters, Terry (Dillard) Bryant of Wilmington, Susan (David) Gardner of Custer Park, Julie (Tim) Thompson of Braidwood, Tammie (Dale) Rawls of Wilmington, and Debbie (Charlie) Knott of Braidwood; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jeuette (Helen) Odom of South Haven, MS; two sisters, Erma Turner of Whitman, AZ and Maxine (Bob) Gans of Ottawa; six nephews; and four nieces.

Visitation will be at the Christian Faith Center in Wilmington, Friday, April 24, 2009, from 3-8 p.m. and also Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 12-1 p.m. Funeral services will be at the Christian Faith Center in Wilmington, Saturday, April 25, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Melvin Lawson and Rev. Shelly Sullivan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Christian Faith Center would be appreciated. R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. 401 E. Main St., Braidwood 458-2336

Source: Sun Times News Group…Wilmington, IL