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Jerry L. Savill

Peoria – Jerry L. Savill, 79, of Peoria, passed away at 12:25 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. He was born on August 29, 1940 in Canton to Vernon and Winnie (Brown) Savill Sr. He married Jackie Keefauver on March 20, 1980 in Springfield, IL, she survives.

Also surviving is one step-son, Marty (Paula) Pickrel of Lewistown; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Marta (Reggie) Kramer of Wyoming, MN and Caryl (Steve) Hickerson of Shobonier, IL.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vernon Savill Jr.

Jerry was the owner of Savill Agribusiness Appraisals Inc. He was a member of Living Hope Community Church in Bartonville, IL, past member of Alpha Gamma Rho at Southern Illinois University, and also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Due to COVID-19 mandates, private graveside services will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to OSF Hospice. To view Jerry’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Judy Savill Jarvis

    Reply March 17, 2020 6:50 pm

    With deepest sympathy to Jackie and his family.

  • Howard(Danny)Soper

    Reply March 18, 2020 4:33 am

    To Jackie,Marta,Caryl,and their respective families:I understand and respect your decision to do a private burial-God bless all of you with Jerry’s passing-by the way,I,too am a SIU Ag graduate.Danny Soper.

  • Chuck & Joyce Balagna

    Reply March 18, 2020 8:11 am

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on Jerry’s passing. May you feel comfort from the messages you receive in lieu of a formal visitation and funeral.

  • Lisa Bybee

    Reply March 18, 2020 9:35 am

    So sorry to hear this Jackie. Sending hugs to you and Marty’s family

  • Brad and Lori Pennington

    Reply March 18, 2020 12:41 pm

    Jackie and family, Brad and I are so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. As part of our church family, Jerry was special to all of us, as is Jackie. Continued prayers as we will see our brother in Christ again someday!
    In Christ’s love, Brad and Lori Pennington

  • Rebecca Mcnutt

    Reply March 18, 2020 7:35 pm

    It saddens me to learn of Jerry’s passing. I believe him to have been a wonderful husband, an awesome friend and neighbor, a devout Christian. He certainly cared for all his relatives/family as well. It saddens me even more that this virus determines a private burial. If it wasn’t for that I am sure people would be standing in line to pay their last respects. He deserved the best. My heart goes out to Jackie. Jerry did all he could to see that she will be taken care of.

  • Denise Johnson

    Reply March 19, 2020 7:00 am

    I loved Jerry. Used to call him Jerr bear. Such sadness and will miss that guy at LHV.

  • Elena Walker

    Reply March 19, 2020 3:37 pm

    I am so very sorry to read of Jerry’s passing. He will be sorely missed by Jackie and the family.
    I will be praying as the days go by.

  • Robert Potter

    Reply March 19, 2020 5:51 pm

    So sorry to here about Jerry. Didn’t know until now. Jerry was a great guy and friend, we had a lot of good times together. For sure he is with Jesus now. Our prayers go out Jackie and family.

  • Jim Watts Family

    Reply March 20, 2020 1:09 pm

    Our sympathy

  • Dan

    Reply March 20, 2020 1:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss but I’m sure it is heavens gain Jerry was a Godly man who love his wife family and friends thanks Jerry for being a great Christian brother and an example of how to serve.

  • Bob Abbott

    Reply March 25, 2020 1:27 pm

    Jackie and Don
    You have our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss
    Bob and Louise Abbott

  • Marilyn & Bob Hamilton

    Reply March 30, 2020 5:28 pm

    Our warm memories of Jerry & Jackie as neighbors on Taylor St in Davenport are full of joy and warm friendship.
    We welcomed them back to visit & enjoyed phone visits too. Our love surrounds you and your family, Jackie.

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