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Steve T. Speerly

Steve T. Speerly
  • September 24, 1944 - September 17, 2016
  • Morton, Illinois

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Morton - Steve T. Speerly, 71, of Morton, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home Center in Peoria.
He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Peoria, to Ernest and Dorothy (Williamson) Speerly. In 1968, he married Marilyn Moore in Morton. She preceded him in death in 1984. He later married Janet (Bayles) Speerly on Oct. 14, 1995 in Morton.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Speerly of Morton; two sons, Rick (Mary) Hayse of Washington, and Brian (Gina) Speerly of Madisonville, La.; four grandchildren, Kyle, Collin, and Taylor Hayse of Washington, and Carter Speerly of Madisonville, La.; and three brothers.
He is preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Larry.
Steve was a United States Navy Veteran, having served from 1965 to1967.
Steve formerly worked as a Purchaser in Procurement at Caterpillar, Inc. He was a past volunteer member of the Morton Fire Department.
Steve was a member of the Pekin R/C Flying Club. He also enjoyed golfing and frequently traveled to Canada for fishing trips.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the funeral home. Further visitation will be held on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615.

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