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Everett M. Staley

Peoria – Everett M. Staley, 94, of Peoria, formerly of Canton, passed away at 10:20 AM on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Morton, IL. He was born on September 6, 1924 in Galesburg to John Ernest and Ethel Irene (Logan) Staley. He married Barbara Lee Harter on September 4, 1945 in Canton, IL. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2011.

Everett was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Francis and Manley, and two sisters, Zelma Liberty and baby sister, Irene.

Surviving are two sons, Mike (Mary) Staley of Morton and Mitch (Shelly) Staley of Valrico, FL; five grandchildren; Ryan Staley, Scott (Thanh) Staley, Todd (Celeste) Staley, Matt Staley, and Kim Staley; and three great-grandchildren, Josef, Brianna, and Savannah Staley.

Everett retired from Caterpillar Inc. after 42 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Peoria, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Peoria Heights American Legion.

Everett served in the Army Air Force. He was a decorated war veteran of World War II in European Theater.

Memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Minister Eric Trone will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Peoria Rescue Mission. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

5 Comments

  • Bill Riley

    Reply July 13, 2019 7:19 pm

    I worked for Everett at Cat. A nicer guy you wouldn’t find. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Earl & Cheryl Cecil

    Reply July 14, 2019 1:07 pm

    Mike & Mary, We send our thoughts and prayers your way praying our Father will give you peace and comfort at this time of your lose.
    Our love & prayers,
    Earl & Cheryl Cecil

  • Hilda Brenkman

    Reply July 15, 2019 3:49 pm

    Dear Mike and Mary, Am sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your Family
    at this time in the loss of your Father.

    My love and blessings,
    Hilda Brenkman

  • ALAN TUCKER

    Reply July 16, 2019 11:02 am

    TO THE STALEY FAMILY:

    I HAD THE PLEASURE OF ATTENDING THE U OF I WITH MITCH AND WE BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS. I SPECIFICALLY REMEMBER YOUR PARENTS VISITS AND ALL THE WONDERFUL SNACKS ETC THAT THEY WOULD BRING. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON JULY 19. IN KAI ALAN TUCKER

  • Dick Helfrich

    Reply July 17, 2019 1:23 pm

    I have question for the Staley family. At one time was Everett a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Golf League? I’ve been in this league for more than 25 years and I vaguely remember the name Staley from the distant past. I’m league Treasurer and if the answer to my question is yes, the league will make a memorial contribution to Peoria Rescue Mission in Everett’s name.

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