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James Alcorn

March 22, 1941 November 19, 2018
James Alcorn
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James S. Alcorn, 77, of East Peoria passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born March 22, 1941 in Beardstown to Russell and Glenna Martin Alcorn. He married Gloria J. Mrazek August 28, 1971 in Peoria; she survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Jamie (Brian) Quinn, Jodee (Chris) Farmer; grandchildren, Bailie, Jayden, Jarek, Braxton; siblings, Richard (Ruth) Alcorn, Jane (Gordon) Pence, Pat (Steve) Parsons, Nancy Thomas and many nieces and nephews. His parents and sisters, Marilyn Ackerman, Madge Dawson and Sharon Johnson preceded him in death. Jim served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Most of his life he worked in the grocery business, he helped run the warehouse of SHARE Foods of Illinois. Later he retired as a forklift operator from Caterpillar’s Mossville plant. He loved bowling but most of all he loved his family dearly and was very proud of them. Jim had a great sense of humor and wit, which he will be remembered for. Per his wishes cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois 215 W. Illinois Street, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 321-1500 in his name. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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