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Earl W. McGarvey

December 27, 1924 December 9, 2011
Earl W. McGarvey
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PEORIA-Earl W. McGarvey, 86 of Peoria died at 1:40 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Proctor Hospital. He last resided at Independence Village. He was born in Wyoming, IL on December 27, 1924 to Owen and Mary Gansen McGarvey. He married Ruth Keach and she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Sue (Greg) Penninger of Peoria, Cindy (Kurt) Beals of Germantown Hills, and Lori Britt of Peoria, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jan Schultz and by two brothers, John and Bob McGarvey. Earl was employed at Caterpillar and retired as a Foreman after working there for 44 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He Loved the L.A. Dodgers, Notre Dame football, and Bradley basketball. Earl enjoyed watching his grandkids participate in athletics. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 13. Monsignor Jason Gray will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be in Springdale Cemetery. Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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