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Everett Leo Whaley

August 3, 1932 September 21, 2020
Everett Leo Whaley
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Everett Leo Whaley, 88, of Peoria, IL left us Monday, September 21, 2020. He was well known as the Clock Master of Whaley’s Clock Shop in Peoria.

He was born August 3, 1932 in Lewistown to William and Helen Butler Whaley.

He married Nancy M. Lemkau August 12, 1988; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Peggy Whaley, Terry (Heather) Whaley, Randy (Diana Huff) Whaley; step-children, Rena, Lisa, Laura, Steve, Brian, Emily, Amy; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sister, Mary Lou (Bob) Van Den Arend.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert H. Whaley, and William K. Whaley.

Everett served in the U.S. Army and worked at Caterpillar retiring in 1981. His favorite hobby then became a business, Whaley’s Clock Shop, that frequently put him in the spotlight. Twice a year, on the date for the time changes, he appeared in newspapers and on television, to show the proper way to make the change. He took great pleasure in restoring a clock to its original state. Along with repairs he was gifted in making clocks and other creations. He loved watching westerns, and John Wayne, he dreamed of being a cowboy. Leo was an incredibly interesting man who will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Northwoods Community Church 10700 N. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61615.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Midwest Affiliate in his name.

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com

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