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Joseph E. "Joe" Deavers

July 15, 1952 — December 5, 2020

Joseph E. "Joe" Deavers

MORTON – Joseph E. “Joe” Deavers, 68, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on July 15, 1952, in Peoria, to the late Frederick and Ruth (Agnew) Deavers.

Surviving are his siblings, Susan (Tom) Rowen of Deer Creek, John (Edith) Deavers of Oceanside, Calif., and Kenneth Deavers of Elmira, Calif.; and nieces and nephews, Amber (Dave) Burton, Ben Theobald, Emily Deavers and Morgan Deavers.

To those that knew Joe, knew him to be a kind, upbeat, and friendly soul.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family burial will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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