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John Clarence Azbell

March 29, 1945 March 23, 2010
John Clarence Azbell
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PEORIA-John Clarence Azbell, 64, of Peoria, and formerly of Mason County, passed away at 7:04 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Proctor Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on March 29, 1945 in Pekin to Clarence and Ruth Marie Miller Azbell. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Ann (and the late Harold E.) Morgan of Peoria and Shirley Jean (David Sr.) Osborn of Rural Route Emden, IL; one brother, Robert D. (Catherine) Azbell of Manito; twelve nieces and nephews; fifteen great nieces and nephews; and one great great niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Allan and Donald Ray, and one nephew, Matthew Osborn. John loved farming and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Pastor Tom Schakat officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside Services for burial of ashes will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell County Workshop. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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