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John F. Appleby

March 27, 1948 February 4, 2011
John F. Appleby
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TREMONT-John F. Appleby, 62, of Tremont, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, February 4, 2011, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. He was born on March 27, 1948, in Peoria, to Carroll F. and Helen Winsouer Appleby. John is survived by one daughter, Gena Beck Appleby of Chicago, IL; one son, Collin Winsouer Appleby of Peoria; his loving partner, Karen Smith-Canning of Tremont, IL; one sister, Mary (Harvey) Young of Peoria and one brother, Robert (Lonna) Appleby of Seattle, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David. John was a 1966 graduate of Spalding Institute and was a proud, featured player in Spalding High School’s 1965 undefeated football team (with a final standoff tie against the also undefeated Pekin team) that was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. He worked for Oberlander Alarm Systems, Inc. for 15 years. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at St. Philomena Catholic Church with Rev. David Richardson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to P.A.R.C. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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