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PEORIA, Ill. - Steven Edward Peters, 61, of Peoria, went to his heavenly home at 7:20 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at his home. He was born July 25, 1955, in Peoria, to Garnett E. Peters and Pearl E. (Cherrington) Peters.
He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Garnett and Kay Peters; one nephew, Isaiah Peters; and a great-nephew, Anthony Contreras.
Steve is survived by his mother, Pearl E. Resor of Peoria; three siblings, Deborah (Jerry) Lancaster of Peoria, Michael (Linda) Peters of Terre Haute, Ind., and Beverly "Betsey" (Clint) Stewart of Tremont; and many nieces and nephews.
He was active for many years with EP!C (PARC) in Peoria, where he enjoyed bowling, dancing and singing in the choir. He also enjoyed Special Olympics, being a Boy Scout and doing the voices for the Marionettes along with many other activities. Steve loved spending time with his family and looked forward to attending Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a long-time member and loved by everyone.
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Peoria. Pastor Steven P. Tibbetts will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral. Burial will be at a later date at Westfall Cemetery in Knoxville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Steve's family would like to extend a special thank you to all of his caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Steve's honor to EP!C, 1913 W. Townline Road, Peoria, IL 61615 or Zion Lutheran Church, 1534 S. Easton Ave., Peoria, IL 61605. To express condolences online, visit:
Published on April 13, 2017
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