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Obituaries

Obituaries

George J. Cone 1927 - 2008 East Peoria, Ill.

<strong>Morton, Ill. - </strong>Services for George J. Cone, 81, East Peoria, Ill., were Tuesday in Morton. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.Mr. Cone died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at his home. He had suffered from related symptoms of Parkinson's disease for several years.He was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Memphis, Mo., the son of Charles Francis and Grace Hardman Cone Story. He was a graduate of Manual High School in Peoria, Ill.Mr. Cone drove a truck for Isaac Walker and then O'Neill Bros. Transfer Co. for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1987.He was a member of Teamsters Local 627 in Peoria and Advent Lutheran Church in Morton.He married Shirley Taghon on Oct. 7, 1950, in Peoria. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include five sons, George Michael and wife Blaine, Baldwin City, Patrick, Seattle, Paul, Morton, Ill., Jon, North Pekin, Ill., and Dan, East Peoria, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of arrangements.The family suggests memorials to Harbor Light Hospice, 2000 W. Pioneer Parkway, Peoria, IL 61615.