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John T. Jolly

January 12, 1920 June 29, 2009
John T. Jolly
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EAST PEORIA-John T. Jolly, 89, of East Peoria and formerly of West Peoria, passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2009, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 12, 1920, in Haywood, KY to Delmar E. and Rose Lee Davis Jolly. He married Helen A. Handzo on December 25, 1940 in Peoria. She passed away on February 6, 1994 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Jolly. Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie (David) Price of East Peoria and Mary Ann (John) Smith of OK; one son, Donald (Joyce) Jolly of Texas; six grandchildren, Bob Frietsch, Bill Frietsch, John Williams, Jennifer Kaveney, Donald L. Jolly, Jr. and Donna Cole; nine great-grandchildren; and four great great-granddaughters. He was a 1939 graduate of Manual High School. John worked in Management at Keystone Steel & Wire for 41 years, retiring in 1980. John was a 68 year member of Christ Lutheran Church and a member of Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, Peoria Elks Lodge #20 and Sand Trappers Golf League. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2009 at Christ Lutheran Church, 2020 W. Malone, Peoria, IL 61605 with Pastor Karl Eckhoff officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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