Arlene Yerby

February 23, 1937 — April 14, 2022

Morton

Arlene Yerby

MORTON – Arlene Joan Yerby, 85, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton, surrounded by her loved ones. 

She was born on February 23, 1937, in Moline, Illinois, to Lars and Ebba (Anderson) Lodvee. She married Clifford D. Yerby on December 15, 1956, in Moline, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2014.  

Surviving are her four children, Tobey L. (John) Hauter of Mackinaw, Christy L. (Dan) Koenigstein of New Baden, Illinois, Stacey A. Yerby of East Peoria and Gary C. (Cari) Yerby of Morton; ten grandchildren, Joseph (Alana) Hauter, Daniel (Jami) Hauter, Paul (Alecia) Hauter, Joshua (Tonya) Koenigstein, Craig (Braidy) Koenigstein, Robert Koenigstein, Drew Ingles, Clifford Yerby, Allison Yerby, and Lincoln Yerby. 13 great grandchildren, Dade, Milli, Lyla, Landyn, Ruby, Reed, Ellie, Brooke, Kody, Elaina, Lucas, Evie, and Ava; two sisters, Shirley (Bob) Hendrickson and Linda Ovall; and many loving nieces and nephews. 

Arlene’s true loves in life were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a great supporter of her military family members; husband, son, and grandsons. Arlene would do anything for her family; including attending Morton Pumpkin Festivals, visiting the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Peoria Zoo, but everyday fun was her favorite. She enjoyed fishing, making pancakes, playing games, and watching the Cubs. Arlene had a passion for boating, skiing, golfing, bowling, Girl Scouting, and reading.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, at Morton United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bill Novak officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, prior to the service at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service with burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Elmwood, Ill. at a later date.  

Memorials may be made to the Peoria Riverfront Museum or the Prairie Rivers Network.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

To view Arlene’s video tribute or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 18, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Morton United Methodist Church

420 N. Tennessee Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 18, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Morton United Methodist Church

420 N. Tennessee Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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