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Eva "Eve" E. Hunsicker

January 9, 1920 October 7, 2018
Eva "Eve" E. Hunsicker
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Obituary for Eva "Eve" E. Hunsicker

Eva (Eve) Eleanor Hunsicker, age 98, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Proctor Place in Peoria.

Eve was born on January 19, 1920 in Hillsboro, IL to Edwin L. and Eva E. (Atterbury) Thompson, the youngest of nine children. She met the love of her life, Albert L. Hunsicker, at a USO dance and married him on December 23, 1944 in Hillsboro, IL. He preceded her in death in 2001. Also preceding her in death are her parents and her four brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are her four sons, Douglas (Marianne) of Chillicothe, IL, James (Linda) of Weatherford, OK, A. Roger (Kathe) of Peoria, IL and Randall (Paula) of Edwards, IL. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eve received her teaching degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1939 and taught in the Hillsboro, Mahomet, Harrisburg and Taylorville schools. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education from Bradley University where she was a member of Pi Lambda Theta and Phi Kappa Phi. After her boys were teenagers she went back to teach 6th thru 8th graders at Whittier Grade School where she coached the annual scholars bowl competition.

When her children were home, she and Al loved to take camping trips all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico. They never took a vacation without their boys. Eve was very active in social organizations and participated in many Bradley University, First United Methodist Church and Whittier Grade School events and programs. She was a season ticket holder to her beloved Bradley Braves and was active in the Bradley Wives, Bradley Woman’s Club and water aerobics. She loved to travel the world with Al and they visited many exotic and exciting places, including China where they were the second group of travelers allowed.

She will be missed by her family and friends.

Services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11am at First United Methodist Church in Peoria. Visitation will be held from 10am to 11am on Friday at the church as well as Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Rev Dr. Timothy Ozment will be officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to the Albert & Eve Scholarship Fund at Bradley University.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

11

Oct

4:00 PM 10/11/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/11/2018 6:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

12

Oct

10:00 AM 10/12/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church (Peoria)

116 NE Perry Ave.
PEORIA, IL 61603

First United Methodist Church (Peoria)
116 NE Perry Ave. PEORIA 61603 IL
United States

Service

Friday

12

Oct

11:00 AM 10/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church (Peoria)

116 NE Perry Ave.
PEORIA, IL 61603

First United Methodist Church (Peoria)
116 NE Perry Ave. PEORIA 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Parkview Cemetery Final Resting Place

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

2001 N. University Peoria 61604 IL
US

Memorial Contribution

First United Methodist Church (Peoria)

116 NE Perry Ave.
PEORIA, IL 61603

Albert & Eve Scholarship Fund at Bradley University

Peoria, IL
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