In loving memory and to help the needy: A complete list of Peoria Journal Star Christmas Fund donors

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In loving memory of my grandmother, Rosella Hagemann, and my aunt, Judy Campbell, who so enjoyed the Christmas season, $50

Merry Christmas from Carl & Maggie Mangold, $300

Robert & Mary Pirtle, $100

Blessing to the little children, $200

In sweet memories of our parents and siblings, Jack & Shirley Rellihan, $50In loving memory of the 60 years Shirley and I have had together. Jack Rellihan, $100

Let there be Peace! $50

Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of Clifford "Bud" and Gloria Graves. We miss you so much. Your Family, $100

Suzy, I miss you. Love, Mike, $100

In memory of Duane Heinz & Mike Heinz, $100

In memory of Dave Higgins, Jimmy and Linda, $100

Jan Olson, $100

Anonymous, $25

Anonymous, $50

In memory of Carrie. Hugs, Amy, $25

Anonymous, $100

Wishes for a good 2023, $150

Missing our loved ones at Christmas especially. Loved & always missed Dennis & Lisa Z, $100

Rida & Barbara Boulos, $50

Anonymous, $200

Merry Christmas Duane & Sue Demmin, $100

In loving memory of our son, David Knutson. Clarence & Lois Knutson, $100

Anonymous, $200

We wish to share with others in warm remembrace of Kathleen Flint, Russell and Carol Flint and Elliott and Alice Breese. We are forever grateful for their influence in our lives. Bob and Jacque Flint, $500

In memory of Jim and Elise Hall. Carrey, $500

In loving memory of Theresa McIntosh, $100

Anonymous, $25

In memory of our parents, Carl & Loretta Horst and Leo & Rose Louis, $100

Frank & Norma Schaefer, $100

In memory of Lawrence & Florence Marx, Pat, Bud & Jimmy Gollon and Barabara & Ralph Brill, $300

Cora Lynn Green, $100

In memory of my parents: Mary & Al Snider, $100

Mr "P.T." Pete Loehr, $200

In memory of my wife Jeanie, $500

To help others as we have been helped over the years, $50

In memory of Eric Smith, the best son I could have asked for, $500

In memory of my husband and family members, $50

Anonymous, $100

Dennis Schwarzentraub, $100

Anonymous, $500

Raymond & Mary Smith, $50

In loving memory of Nicolaas & Thomasina Jongerius and John & May Beck, $200

In loving memory of Angie Samuelson McCarrell, $100

In memory of our son Doug, $50

Joe & Eyloe Copley, Martin Siebrasse, Sheila Scribner, $100

In loving memory of Wally Bruninga, From his Family, $50

Thankful for the blessings of our grandchildren, Tucker, Reagan, Reese, Finn, Ezra, Graham and Maren. Wishing everyone a blessed holiday, $100

Anonymous, $50

Anonymous, $50

Susan Speichinger, $50

In memory of Fern Van Horn from Dana, $75

In memory of John, Angie & Jacob, $50

With our Love. From Roanoke, $150

Anonymous, $50

Nile & Jeanne Williamson, $100

In loving memory of our parents who always made our Christmases special. We miss you Marylyn & Dick Schmidt and Dayton & Evelyn Herman. $200

Anonymous, $50

Anonymous, $100

In memory of Kerry Keca. From Carla Johnson, $30

Arlan & Marilyn Roberds, $40

Anonymous, $50

Anonymous, $100

Celebrating the birth of Jesus, $200

In memory of Dan Thompson. Tim & LaVonne Sammis, $100

In loving memory of Richard Park, Mike, Steve & David Park, Norman & Doris Foster and now our beloved son Marcus Foster, $100

Merry Christmas from Jim & Sue Stone, $100

In memory of Evy and Brian, $100

In loving memory of Lori Frietsch & Larry Moore, $150

In loving memory of Tom & Jean Janis, Hilda & Don Cowan and Paul & Goldie Russell and Paul Russell, $100

Anonymous, $200

Judy & Timothy Sponsler, $50

In memory of Woodrow Cain & G.E. Barth, Carol J. Barth, $40

In memory of Dad, Mom and Greg. Forever in My Heart! C.R., $150

John Earhart, $100

Anonymous, $50

Thanks for being there when I needed a helping hand for my son! He used to love going to the Red Stocking Party! Now its our time to pay it forward each year! M. Moreland, $25

In memory of our good friend, Don Fenoglia. From Kathy & Tom Seymour, $200

In loving memory of Alan Kitty. Janet Kitty, $200

Anonymous, $25

In memory of Don and Vera Livingston. We miss you every day!! Sharon & David Gilbert, $50

In honor of our children. Kathy & Sigmund Self, $100

In memory of Bob, Ellen and Chris Brueser. Scott, Mary, Kailey & Kelsey, $100

In memory of Grandma Daisy. Scott, Mary, Kailey & Kelsey, $50

In memory of our son Jeff. Mike & Pam Wampler, $300

Harthan Family, $50

Robert & Donna Moore, $100

Dave & Carol Sharp, $100

Merry Christmas Jasb. We love and miss you. Love always, Patti, Jamie, Jon, Ryan, Melissa & Amp, Jack James, $500

Matt Mcquellon, forever in our heart. Anonymous, $100

In memory of our grandparents, Paul & Helen Clauser and John & Virginia Hocker, $200

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $35

Happy to Help those in need! Tim and Patty Howard, $50

Anonymous, $200

Anonymous, $50

We are thankful for healthy grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gary & Peggy, $100

For Erica, Kate and Alex. $300

Friends from Princeville, $100

In thankfulness for 21 healthy grandchildren and in memory of one little Angel and one Grandpa in Heaven watching over them. $300

Merry Christmas from the DRH family, $250

Anonymous, $100

Tis not the manger, but the cross that sets the spirit free. Eleanor & William, $500

In memory of the Ponce, Cervantes and Currens family. Also, the Martinez family. Andres, $200

Anonymous, $150

In memory of my loved ones. Dolores, $50

In loving memory of our parents and our brother. Steve & Patty, $100

Adele Martin, $100

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of Jim, our parents and so many dear ones, and in thanks for this immeasurable gift, Jesus Christ. Joyce, $100

Merry Christmas everyone! Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of Scott Wehnes, our son and brother. Arlan, Kathy & Lisa Wehnes, $100

In memory of Lee and Mildred Dunn Jr. and John Dunn (parents and brother). Kathleen, $50

In memory of Ken Malinosky and Mary Schlink. Robert, $100

In loving memory of our parents, Bob and Virginia Pierson and Charles and Marge Smith. Randy & Marsha, $200

Anonymous, $100

Merry Christmas! James & Elizabeth, $100

Anonymous, $200

In loving memory of my husband, Dale Athey; brother, Jacks Hasler; sister, Joy; her husband, Don; and their son, Randy L. Hill. Darlene, $100

In lieu of presents - Dale and Georgia Bauwens. Joseph, $200

Michael & Sandra, $50

A little something to help others. Ginger, $100

Jacob and Dick - Merry Heavenly Christmas. Love, Pat, $300

Anonymous, $100

Eleonore Hansen, $100

In memory of our parents, Wilbur "Stub" and Mayme Stranz and Mart and Frieda Schleder. Loraine and Duane Schleder, $25

In memory or Emma and Bill Furrow. Loraine and Duane Schleder, $10

Anonymous, $200

Anonymous, $100

APWU Retirees Chapter, $200

In memory of Dale and Jean Peterson. Cindy, $100

Rebecca Whittaker, $100

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of my loving husband who left us almost 16 years ago. We miss you so much. Love you, Floyd! Elizabeth, $150

In loving memory of our son Rusty Underwood. Jerry & Janet Berkley, $50

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Elmon & Janice, $200

In place of Christmas cards and thankfulness for our wonderful grandchildren, Patrick, Kaitlyn, Jonah, Evan, Lucas and Campbell. Merry Christmas! Paul & Ellen Whittington, $100

In memory of BAGO. William & Arlene, $50

In loving memory of our beautiful mother, Margaret Wikoff, who always donated to the Christmas Fund, and for all the deceased members of the Wikoff and Stecher families. Mary & Jim, $100

For our birthday club. Dolores, $100

David & Sherry, $300

Anonymous, $100

In memory of Sandy, Mil and Paul. Betty, $100

In loving memory of Kristine. Mom & Dad, $100

In memory of Debi Rink. Pamela, $75

In honor of our beautiful precious granddaughters, Claramae and Josie. In loving memory of my parents, Grandpa Sam, Brother Jack, Jay and Paige. MCU, $500

In loving memory of my beautiful and kind-hearted wife, Nancy Jo Serpette Fleming. Joseph Fleming, $100

Karen Gingerich, $100

Mark, $100

In memory of Barbara Monge. Alan, $100

Have a blessed Christmas. Beta Sigma Phi-Preceptor Alpha, $50

Still missing you, Jim Williams. Love always. $125

Anonymous, $50

Sally, $75

In honor of ten grandchildren. Jack & Carol, $50

In memory of our son, Bradley, who passed away this year from CJD disease. We love you forever. Denise & Brad, $300

Sonia, $100

Friends at Princeville, $50

Ron & Jackie Gilles, $100

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of cousins, Craig and Jeff, because they were special. Gene & Justteen, $25

Christmas Blessings. Frances, $50

Charles, $50

Merry Christmas to our Peoria family and in loving memory of family. Don & Mary Heinz, Eatonville, WA, $100

Gail, $50

Anonymous, $50

In memory of KEA, from SKA. $100

In memory of Sandy and Marv. Don & Dee, $50

To the glory of God and in memory of my parents, Thado "Ted" Abegg and Erika Abegg; my brother, Theodore "Ted" Abegg; my sister, Dorothea (Abegg) Helms; my brother-in-law, Lester Helms; and my nephews, David Helms and Jeffrey Abegg. Carl Abegg, $100

Charles, $100

In memory of Rol and Johnny and all of my loved ones that are now in heaven. Dolores, $100

In loving memory of our parents, Joe and Earlyne Boyd and Bob and Doris Moore. We miss you. Debby & Steve Moore, $200

James, $100

Janice, $100

Merry Christmas. A/A, $50

In memory of Brandi and Joe Palazzo. Love, Karen. $50

In honor of our loved ones. Mr. & Mrs. Millard Shaw, $50

Allen, $25

Happy Holidays everyone and stay well. Marty, $100

Richard & Jenita, $300

Anonymous, $1000

Happy Holidays from the Olsons. $100

Merry Christmas from the Thiemann kids! Levon, Rory & Phoebe, $150

Anonymous, $20

Take care of others. Kevin & Patti, $50

With best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday. Debra & Al, $50

In loving memory of William and Virginia Kreeger. Mike, $100

Guenn, $25

Anonymous, $100

Enjoy your family. Deborah, $25

Craig T. Mason, $1,500

With gratitude for my grandchildren, Camden, Mason, Shelby, Alexis, Bobby. Delaney, Estelle and Elowyn. Gary Ebeling, $100

In memory of Kathy. Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of my husband, Charles Heil. Barbara, $100

Sandra, $100

In memory of my parents, Fritz and Dori. I miss and love you so much. Lisa, $100

Russ & Peg, $150

Anonymous, $100

Michael, $100

Ellen, $100

Ray and Kathy LaHood, $200

In memory of our beloved brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Schmidt; and nephew, Joshua Zipfel. Ron & Judy, $100

Anonymous, $350

Ruby Arms, $80

Anonymous, $250

In memory of Grandma Lena. Thomas, $50

A little cheer! For a better year! Henry & Carolyn, $50

God's blessings to all. BKW, $100

In loving memory of our son, Chuck; and our grandson, Camron. William & Judith, $100

Anonymous, $1,000

In loving memory of our parents, Art and Kathryn Rohman and Bill and Doris Woolsey. Art & Joanne Rohman, $100

Given in memory of Gale, Grace and Gale Jr. Woolsey and our many blessings. Harold & Carolyn Pauli, $100

Thankful for our many blessings. Merry Christmas! Don & Barbie, $100

In loving memory of Grandma Daisy. Missing you greatly this holiday season.Chris, Trina, Ally, Caitlyn & Owen, $200

Jeffrey L. Pulfer, $104

In memory of our grandson, Samuel Howard Roesler, who celebrates Christmas with the angels in heaven. Forever in our hearts. Nona & Papa, $52

Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of our beautiful Memaw, Cathi Tandy. We all miss you and love you so very much.Toni C., $52

The Gardener, $500

In honor of Merlin and Carleen Lambie, Carl and Viva Manz and Edna and Richard Lambie, $50

In loving memory of Grandma Vic, $50

In honor of Cathy, Minnie and Gene Hampton. Larry Hampton, $100

In loving memory of Bill Welk, who really loved Christmas. R.J., Chris & kids, $104

Kristen Segneri, $100

In loving memory of our parents, B.A. and Mable Alexander and Roger and Barbara Eisenhauer.Danny & Sharon Alexander, $104

Jim and Karen Ransone, $26

Laurie Vickroy, $31.20

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and to have a Happy New Year in 2023. The McSimov Family, $208

In memory or our parents that have passed. God Bless! A Christmas Angel. $50

Jeff Arbogast, $84

In honor of those who have lost their lives to not having access to food. $52

In loving memory of Denny who loved Christmas. Miss you every day. Rita, $100

May this help those in need. Russ Hawks, $104

Anonymous, $50

Dorothy, $70

For the needy families in my hometown of Peoria. I wish to dedicate the donation to my parents, Lester L. and Roberta (Wiley) Smith; and my grandparents, William I. and Sophia (Miller) Smith. They were longtime residents of Peoria, loved children and did so much to help the community. Merry Christmas to all. My heart will always be in Peoria. Deanna, $100

The Render Family, $175

Anonymous, $100

Paul & Jeri, $250

In remembrance of my husband, David King, and so thankful for my family. Edith, $100

In memory of deceased family and friends. Mary, $100

Honoring our 60th wedding anniversary. Dick & Janet Colvin, $60

Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of Billie and Herschel Schwarzentraub. Greg, $100

In loving memory of Ed Flesburg. From his family, $100

Anonymous, $50

In memory of loved ones. Gary & Barb, $100

Evelyn Jones, $100

CSK, $200

In loving memory of all deceased members of the Gries and Schupp families. $100

Family, Mom, Dad, Guy, Grandma Sparks, Brothers Bud and Jerry, Husband and love of my life. Miss all of you so much. Sending to help other enjoy joyous season. Love to all. Nancy Burdess, $100

Bless those in need. There is no shame in asking for help. Jim & Glenna, $200

In loving memory of Ralph. Deanna, $100

For the children. Paul, $100

Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus. Katie & Joe, $100

Merry Christmas to family and friends. Dan Roth, $250

In memory of Helen and Les Waldo. Following a tradition from many years. Roger Waldo, $25

In loving memory of our parents and sister. Tim & Jackie, $50

May God bless each and every one of you this Christmas Season! J & M, $100

Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of Everette and Jo Benton, Margaret Wikoff and Danny and Kevin Wikoff. Jim & Tina, $50

Anonymous, $30

Anonymous, $150

In loving memory of Paul and Marilyn Lamb, who always made Christmas so special. Deborah & Matt, $100

Janelle, $30

In loving memory of LeRoy and Patsy Messersmith. Julie & Dave, $50

In the memory of our parents. Anonymous, $100

Doug & Angela, $100

In memory of our parents, John and Margaret Wikoff and William and Sue Hinthorn; our brothers, Kevin and Danny; and brother-in-law, Todd Brooks. May all experience the joy that Christmas brings. Mike & Joanne Wikoff, $200

In memory of our parents. Max & Katy, $200

Thankful for happy and healthy grandchildren. Grandpa C., $100

In loving memory of Roy and Alvina Martin. Jerry & Valerie, $100

In memory of loved ones who have passed on ahead of us. Keats, $100

In honor of our grandchildren, Luke, Haley, Lauren, Mason, Ben, Braden, Lane, Adelyn, Meredith, Brock and Brooks. Don & Kathy, $50

Merry Christmas! Mr. & Mrs. Schwab, $50

Merry Christmas from Ed & Annie McGraw, $500

In loving memory of Sue Reining. Brice, $100

In loving memory of my husband and parents, forever in my heart. Susan Nickles, $200

For families in need. Rick & Cheryl, $150

In loving memory of my husband, Al Nimmo Jr. Mary, $100In loving memory of our parents and siblings, Al and Lily Nimmo, Elmer and Bernice Frank, Betty Gullett, Bob Nimmo, Jim Nimmo, Stella Ritthaler, Nancy Gunther and Timm Frank. Mary, $50

Merry Christmas from Eric & Sandy, $25

In loving memory of our son, Scott Moreland. Merry Christmas. Rick & Lisa Moreland, $100

Anonymous, $50

Ransburg Foundation, $200

In loving memory of Tom Wyard. Sheila, Todd, Claudette & Kaelyn, $50

In memory of Ezra & Elwin. Mike, Sheila, JR, Brooke and Michael, Nick & Paige, Erick. Rumbold & Kuhn, $200

Wishing Peace to all those hurting. John & Kim, $2,500

In memory of my husband, Dave Nixon. $100

Frederick J. Stuber, $1,000

In loving memory of our parents, Ray and Ruth Lutz and Lee and Earlene Potts; and our son-in-law, Michael A. Jones. Henry & Patricia Lutz, Morton, IL, $50

In memory of Norm Kelly, $50

Anonymous, $500

Anonymous, $200

Remembering my son, Gregg Hatch. Janet, $100

In loving memory of our parents, Charles and Marge Smith and Jim and Eileen Potter. Fred & Brenda, $200

Praise God for the gift of his son, Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Charles & Judy Bush, $100

Joy Streitmatter, $100

In loving memory of our angel baby, Abigail. Grandpa & Grandma H., $100

In loving memory of my mom, Irene Carey, who so loved Christmas! Susie, $100

In memory of Dirk R. Swardenski. Marsha & Lee Swardenski, $250

In memory of Karen Bliss, who loved Christmas. We miss you! Anonymous, $100

Thankful for our many blessings. Princeville Friends, $200

Edward, $50

Anonymous, $25

In memory of Bob and Lorraine Jackson and Bernie Keough. Mike & Colleen Keough, $100

Delmar, $50

Merry Christmas to all. In honor of our children and grandchildren. Dr. Stephan & Patti, $100

In memory of Dr. John R. Howard. Mary, $50

Rebecca, $10

In loving memory of our parents, a brother and sister. Merry Christmas! Tom & Sheila, $100

Happy Birthday Michael. We miss you! Cynthia, $100

Anonymous, $50

In memory of Mom, who taught me to give. Marilyn, $50

In loving memory of Evelyn Ricky, Harold Rickey, Don Rickey, Pat Rickey and Mike Tate. Joe & Char, $100In loving memory of Bonnie Schupbach, Ben Schupbach, Rick Schupbach, Linda Schupbach and Don Schupbach. Joe & Char, $100

We love Him because He first loved us. Merry Christmas, R & B, $100

In memory of Timm, Bob, Sharon, Linda, Henry, Andy, Bugs, Ron, Bill and Helen. A Classmate, $400

In memory of my wife, Shirley. Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $100

Gene, $100

Blessed, Anonymous, $150

Anonymous, $100

In memory of Lois. David, $100

With gratitude to parents and grandparents who taught us the true meaning of Christmas and in honor of 6 grandkids to whom we hope to pass it along. Anonymous, $50

William & Pamela, $300

In loving memory of Ray Dornberger. You will forever be in our hearts. Shirley, Carrie and Bethany, $50

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $100

Merry Christmas in memory of Stacey Morr. Tara, $100

In memory of our son, Todd, 1/16/16. Keith & Mary Ann, $100

In memory of my brother, Tom Wallace. Jeanne, $100

Joseph & Carol, $75

In memory of our parents, George and Frances Fiser and Lester and Barbara Lueken. Love from the Fiser-Lueken Family. Pamela & Jeffrey, $50

In memory of Bob and Janet Shoultz. Debra & Robert, $200

In loving memory of my wonderful wife and her dad. Ray, $300

In memory of Dennis Wyzlic, Miss you. The Wyzlic's Family, $100

Anonymous, $25

Spreading Joy in honor of #Acts for Emerson. Denny & June Albers, Morton, $100

Anonymous, $25

Anonymous, $300

In memory of the angel who brought Aragorn safely home. Mary Ann, $25

Richard & Joyce, $100

Clara, $15

In loving memories of Anna Delp and Margaret Arand and our 2 sisters, who we lost in 2022. Dee Helle and Jo Hovorka, $50

Anonymous, $100

Dennis & Anita, $500

Wishing you Peace. Drew, $50

Merry Christmas from Susan & Roger Leighty, $75

Anonymous $25

Anonymous $100

Remembering Mildred and Sherley Sarver. Earl & Bonnie, $100

In loving memory of Ralph and Lillie Palmer, Bill and Pauline Peffer, Nancy Fischer and Peggy Wheldon. From Tom & Robyn Peffer and Family, $100

Martha, $25

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $1,000

In loving memory of our mother, Lois Huff. Steve & Sue and Jo & David. $30

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of my husband, Leonard Tilson. Mary Jane, $100

In loving memory of Clayton Barth. $100

Tis not the manger but the cross that sets the spirit free. $100

In loving memory of mom and dad. D.L.M., $10In loving memory of Olivia and with thanksgiving for Alan, Christopher, Mariom, Michael, Jesse, Jarrett, Jerrid, Zoe and Kai. D.L.M., $50

Anonymous, $200

In memory of my husband, Calvin E. Kemp. Diana, $100

Christmas love and joy to all. Ann, $100

For all of our blessings! David & Lori Miller, $100

In loving memory of Don Streitmatter. Mary S., $100

In memory of Joan and Andy Paul. John, $50

In Jesus Name. David, $100

Kathy, $50

In memory of Mom and Pops; Dad; and brothers, Doug and Mel. Bill & Edie Nimmo, $300In loving memory of my husband. Miss you every day. Joanne, $100In lieu of gifts for my Nimmo Sisters. Love, Edie. $100

In memory of our parents, Clearnace and Margaret Sefried and John and Katheryn Meinen; and son, Gary Childs. Don & Marjorie, $100

Christmas Blessings! From John McGill and Family, $250

In loving memory of my husband, Dr. Ralph Seward; and sister, Karen Fletcher. Rita, $200

In loving memory of Bob Jennetten and Tom Johnston. Joani & Mick Henderson, $100

In memory of Terry W. Coates. Don & Rosemary, $50

Anonymous, $50

Anonymous, $100

In memory of our parents. Paul & Lynn, $100

Dick & Sandy Linse, $100

Anonymous, $200

A Blessed Christmas for all. Dennis, $100

In memory of my loving wife. Walter, $500

Merry Christmas from Lor Rinkenberger. RMZ, $100

In loving memory of our parents, Tom Sr. and Betty Trefzger. Tom Jr. & Tim, $50

In memory and with love to our parents, Cliff and Grace Renner and Jim and Betty Madigan. Bob Renner & Denise Madigan, $50

In honor of Barbara A. Zachman's 90th Birthday. You are a loving mother and an inspiration to your family. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Love, Jean, $90

Anonymous, $50

In memory of loved ones no longer with us...gone, but not forgotten. Bobbie & Don, $100

In loving memory of our son, Aaron. Mom & Dad, $50

Anonymous, $100

Mark & Wendy, $100

Steven & Mary, $100

In memory of Robert Ackerman, Emma L. Ackerman and Edward C. Ackerman, Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of mom and her giving heart. P&B, Morton, $50

In memory of Ralph and Virginalee. Sheila, $50

In memory of Willard and Gertrude Gilles and Walt and Millie Peters. Dave & Jan, $300

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of sweet little Nickie, who went through Heaven's kitty door on January 14, 2022. I miss you so. JC, $20

In memory of our parents, Claude and Shirley Foster and Ray and Loretta Weslowski. Mike & Jo Foster, $150

Happy Holidays to everyone, especially all the children at this time of the year. John & Kathy, $200

Anonymous, $300

Anonymous, $20

Merry Christmas Mom. Peter, $200

Anonymous, $200

Anonymous, $30

Sally, $100

In loving memory of my husband, Henry; and our daughter, Debbie. Glenda Kruse, $200

In memory of loved ones. A Morton Friend, $200

Anonymous, $2,000

Anonymous, $400

Celebrating the birth of Jesus and helping the less fortunate. Have a Merry Christmas. Terry & Sharon, $75

For my Dad's first Christmas in Heaven. Let your perpetual light shine upon him. Love, Chris, $100

In loving memory of my husband, John; and all our family and friends now with God. Jean, $100

Anonymous, $20

Gloria, $100

In loving memory of our daughter, Stephanie Snarr Smith. Nancy, $100

Sandra, $100

Anonymous, $100

In memory of Dave Higgins. Brad Ogborn Jr. and Jennifer Everett. Sharon, $100

C. Roger & Margaret, $100

In loving memory of my husband, John Ambrosch. Mary, $50

In memory of Bill Behrends, Mom and Dad Lugeonheal, Mom and Dad Behrneds, Jerry Behrends, Norma Lugeonheal, Arlene James, Mary Kirkham and Reka Endicott. From Sandy Behrends, $35

Larry, $100

In memory of our parents, Robert and Mary Spaethe and Russell and Velma Heintz. Paul & Mary, $250

Anonymous, $300

Anonymous, $100

Alan & Sherry, $150

Anonymous, $25

Gerald, $100

In memory of Bob Sweeter, Becky Hauser and Jennifer Hauser. Pat, $100

In loving memory of Denny Mohr, who is always in our thoughts. Your family, $50

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $50

Anna, $100

Christmas Blessings to All. Owen & Carole, $100

Marilyn, $1,000

Carol, $250

Because no child should go without a gift on Christmas and to honor our grandchildren: Alex (26), Delaney (23), Rileigh (19.5) and Rett (17). We give! Darlene, $50

In memory of Marvin Lozier. Cathy Dare, $100

In memory of Quint Yerby. Mike, $250

In loving memory of our parents, Margaret & Glenn Riddell and Jeanne Steenrod, $200In loving memory of my dear sister, Rachel Blakeman, $100In memory of our dear neighbor, Emma Kerr, $50

John, $150

Pennies from heaven. In memory of Don, Jerry, Mickey, Mary, Karen and loved ones. William & Nancy, $25.25

Merry Christmas. Steve, $300

Merry Christmas! Danise & Dave Nelson, $50

Anonymous, $300

Randy & Marsha, $100

Bruce & Cheryl, $100

Anonymous, $100

Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2023. Alan & Becky Lee, $150

In memory of my parents, Forrest and Edna Harms. Given by Edna Nugent, $100

In loving memory of Andy May. Larry, $200

In loving memory of my husband, Dick Vicary; daughter, Janice Kay Vicary; and son, Rick Vicary. Hazel Vicary, $100

In memory of Sharon K. Compton, Roy P. Compton, Annie Compton, Joseph Compton, Charles Tewell, Joanne Tewell and Gabriel Crum. James, $630

Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of three fabulous Gebardt men, Dick, Ted, and Brock. Richard & Sandra, $300

In memory of our grandparents, Harold and Mary Ann Ely and Francis and Pauline Bourdrau. Given by Nicholas, Nathan & Rachel, $100We are thankful for our healthy and happy grandchildren, Brendan, Claire, Maggie, Bryson, Finn, Sully and Lena. Given by Tom & Melanie, $100

In honor of our grandchildren. John & Jane, $100

In memory of family and friends. Don & Zene, $100

In memory of Uncle Rich, the most generous person I have ever known. Julie, $100

T.J. Buddies, Randy and Steve. Mike, $100

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of Regena and Halley Marie Swartz, both who gladly helped others. Cherishing fond memories. Forever in our hearts. Love, Mom (Evelyn Collins) & family, $50In memory of Halley Marie Swartz. Celebrating her 13th birthday on December 27 in God's Kingdom, sharing so others may know Jesus' love. "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck." Forever in our hearts. Love, Grandma Collins & family, $50

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $300

In loving memory of John. Anonymous, $100

In memory of my wonderful father, Russell. Jessica, $25

Phil & Sally, $200

From one who is thankful and blessed. Carolee, $400

In memory of Brenda K Rumler. Randall, $100

In loving memory of Fran Hammitt and Debbie Hammitt Newell. Lois, $100

Susanne, $50

So thankful for our amazing granddaughters, Isabella and Violet. We love you so much! Grandpa & Grandma, $35So thankful for Connor, Claire and Zoe Jane, our Missouri Kiddos who we love so much! Aunt Gloria & Uncle Bob, $35In loving memory of our parents, Bob and Virginia Gailliaert and Gene and Janet Eberle. Miss you everyday! Bob & Gloria, $30

"Poppy," we love you and miss you. Anonymous, $50

In remembrance of our lovely daughter, Jaimi. The Armstrong Family, $150

Anonymous, $50

In memory of Gretchen and Gerald Holzhauer. Ella, $20

In memory of Tedie Maxwell. David, $25

From Peter, Jeanne, Claire, Francis, Emma & Danny. So blessed and thankful. Nothing but for Jesus. $250

Anonymous, $50

B.J. & M.V., $200

Rodney & Connie, $50

In loving memory of Dad, Mom, brother and son. Melanie, $100

Roberta, $50

For those who are in need! R.K.E.K, $150

Anonymous, $100

Dave & Carol, $100

Remembering Nancy. Mary & Chuck, $40

In loving memory of my husband, Earle; our littlest angel, Harrison; and family living in our hearts. Sharon, $100

In loving memory of my parents, Roy and Ruth Kastner; and my sister, Marianne Bricker. Roland Kastner, $100

In loving memory of John and Brad. Carole, $50

In loving memory of my Mom and Dad and my husband. DAHB, $200

All His Blessings. JDR, $100

In memory of Father Tom Henseler, Bill Firch, Jack Brady and David Kelone. Dick, $100

In honor of Christ's birth. Anonymous, $300

In loving memory of our parents, Walter and Doris Davis and Fred and Marilyn Crane. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Walter, $100

In memory of our grandparents and Daniel Feucht. Paula, $100

Thankful for the saving grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ! S & J, $50

In loving memory of our infant daughter, Diane Lynn; and the Zelenda and Gebhardt families. Richard & Mary Jo Gebhardt, $100

Merry Christmas to all! Gloria, $50

In loving memory of my Mom and Dad, Alice and Albert. JB, $100

Be grateful for Jesus! Global Zookeeper, $50

In memory of our precious Kitty, Luna, who passed away on December 5. Hope to see you again some day over the Rainbow Bridge. Love, your family. $20

William & Jane, $100

Richard & Patricia, $250

From our Monday and Thursday bridge clubs. With gratitude for our long friendships. $275

In memory of Vic and Sam and Mandy Dissman. Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of my dear husband, Larry; and my precious grandson, Nathan Simpson. Sharon Neukomm, $75

In memory of Char Misener and Dave Marshall. Alan Misener & Rose Marshall, $100

In thanks for our many blessings and in memory of our angels in Heaven. PJ & Sue, $52

In loving memory of our beloved father, the late Dr B.P. Kashyap. The Kashyaps, $251

In memory of Barb and Butch, Love, Steave, Greg & Tim, $300

In loving memory of Berdella McGehee. Diane Hiatt, $104

In loving memory of our brother/ brother-in-law, Kirk Ford. Bup & Don, $100

In loving memory of Claudia Bima, from her family. Michael Bima, $100

In the love of Jesus, Donald Duckworth, $104

In loving memory of Mary and Eli Wuthrich. Emma & Louis Picl, Louise Picl & Ray Picl Jr. and Raymond Picl Sr., $52

Dan & Dianne Harshabarger, $50

Merry Christmas! Skip & Rita, $104

In loving memory of my friend, Diana Hinshaw. Lorraine Antram, $25

Jesus loves the little children. Marcia Kelley, $208

Sheldon & Mary Ann Schafer, $52

Think about you and miss you more every day Mom. DeeDee, $50In loving memory of our best friend, Randy Alwood, who we think about often. Rod & DeeDee Gillette, $50In loving memory of a "great guy," Raymond Burkhart. Rod & DeeDee Gillette, $50In loving memory of our parents, Jack Gillette, Marie (Gillette) Burkhart, Ora "Dave" Davidson and Daisy Davidson. Gone, but never forgotten, and sadly missed during the holidays. Rod & DeeDee Gillette, $200

In loving memory or our Regina and Holley Marie. Two Angels taken from us way to soon. Jim, Shirley, Tyler & Erin Brandon, $156

For my dear Heather. David Kein, $50

Happy 90th Birthday Mom (Barbara Zachman)! Love, Joy & Gary Scudder, $52

Susan McCabe, $100

Merry Christmas! Jerry & Holli Bryson, $52

Remembering Mom and Grandma. With love, Shirley & Missy, $50

Merry Christmas From Peoria's Trinity Lutheran Quilt Group. Deborah J. Shehan, $52

Anonymous, $104

Anonymous, $104

In memory of Hobart and Alice and Joe and Dora. Sharon Corn, $208

Remembering my parents, "Bud" and Thelma; and sister, Mary. With love, Helen Wade, $50

In memory of our granddaughter, Kendall Grace. Nancy & Richard Lights, $50

Anonymous, $26

In loving memory of our parents who always made Christmas special, Marjorie and Charles Smith, Marian Bridgewater and Robert Wiesner. John & Cheryl Wiesner, $200

Scott, $100

In memory of Ron Biggs, a 33-year employee of the Peoria Journal Star. Kathy Biggs, $104

In memory of Jerry and Mary Klein and Tom and Teresa Moore. Paul & Mary Moore, $52

Terry Jones, $50

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $100

Robert & Lorene, $25

In memory of my deceased husband, who loved to see the grandkids open their gifts. Carolyn, $100

In loving memory of our daughter, Julie. Lawrence, $100

In memory of Floyd R. Robison. Mary, Jeff & Landon Robison, $100

Merry Christmas to those less fortunate. Dan & Liz, $100

In memory of my wife, Rogene. Beu, $200

In loving memory of my parents, Norman and Elinor; and my brother, Lynn. Merry X-mas. Kevin Zook, $100

In loving memory of Kenneth Hanley and Caroline and Edward Hanley. The Ken Hanley Family, $75In loving memory of Karen Dieke, from Norma Hanley, $25

In memory of our parents, Albert and Josephine Zogby and Jim and Dorothy Reed. Jim & Sharon Zogby, $50

Celebrating the birth of Jesus. Sharing our blessings from God with others. Anonymous, $350

In memory of Elmer and Bernice Frank and Timm Frank. Bill, $100

In memory of my husband, Arlo; and our parents. Alice N., $150

In memory of Delbert Jean U2. Gary, $100

In loving memory of Aunt Clara and Uncle Harold. Debbie Wissel Burrows, $50

Carolyn, $100

Anonymous, $100

With much love and gratitude for our children and grandchildren, Bernie & Barb Drake, $100

Julie Gannon, $150

In memory of my husband, Louie. I miss you. Louis is with his mother, father, sister and my great-grandson, Tyler, and my son, Johnny, and all my friends, my good friend, Mary Jane, who was like a daughter to me. Helen, $100

In loving memory of my parents, Fred and Katherine Kelly; and my sister, Laurie DeSmet. Shari Kelly-Archibald, $100

Jesus is the reason. Thanksgiving for all his blessings. Anonymous, $200

In loving memory of our son-in-law, Mark Roberts; our brother, Bill Bowers; nephew, Rick Bowers; and special friend, Roger Rentfro. Robert & Joann Bowers, $50

In honor of my mother, Sybil Feldman, a loving and giving person. Lou Ann, $50

Jesus is the reason for the season! Hal & Colette, $150

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of Ray and Mary Montgomery. From daughters, Cherie, Kriss, Bev, Jan and Karen. $100

In loving memory of Wayne Hilpert, Estel Hilpert, Homer Hilpert Sr., Lois White and Franklin White. $250

We miss you tons LJB. Steve & Vicki, $100

In memory of loved ones. Marilyn, $50

In loving memory of my son, Jason Gobert. Love and miss you, Mom & Jeremy, $100

In memory of our daughter, Whitney Grotts. We love and miss you always. Earl & Karen, $100

In memory of our parents. Murl & Donna, $50

Mary, $25

To God be the Glory! Christopher, $100

In memory of Mary Schlink and Bob and Verna Zimmerman. Merry Christmas. Robert & Marti, $75

In memory of Bob, Steve and Teri Maxheimer, and in honor of our military serving all over the world. Bobbie, $50

My mom always did this and now I am in memory of her, Shirley Fix, and all the family we've lost. Sharon, $30

In loving memory of Annette. Anonymous, $100

In memory of my husband, Robert Ray Schultz. It's been 3 years and I still miss you. From Marilyn, $100

In memory of Tom Pfeifer and William and Adelaide Schlis. Marianne, $50

Anonymous, $100

In loving memory of Mom & Dad (George & Ruby Brodbeck). Sis, $20In loving memory of a special friend, Leo Tigue. F.T.G.T., $20In loving memory of my beloved friend, Joseph T. Anthony Sr. NY, $20Loving memory of my dear friend, Helen Waddell. $20

National Association of Letter Carriers, $200

Ken, $50

Anonymous, $300

Anonymous, $500

Amy and Larry, $50

With gratitude for my many blessings. Anonymous, $100

Merry Christmas! Hildred Harms, $50

In memory of our son, Bradley. Denise, $100

Anonymous, $100

In memory of our parents, Harold and Wilma Becker and Dan and Stella Pflederer. Dale & Carol, $100

In loving memory of Franz and Verna Rother. Anonymous, $100

With love for all the children. Debby, $100

In memory of our parents and other relatives, gone but not forgotten. D.W.& V.W., $20In memory of Robert Johnson. We miss you. D.W.&V.W., $10

In loving memory of Carl Farnam, a "Special" brother and uncle. Missing you. Love, Darlene & Patrick, $100In loving memory of Michael Murray. Thank you for so many wonderful memories you gave us. Love and missing you so much, Darlene & Patrick, $100

Randal Towles, $50

May good things come to all. Merry Christmas. Mike & Suzie, $100

Mary C. Hayes, $104

Gammy & Papa, $50

Heidi & Michael Henderson, $100

Thomas & Suzanne Eertmoed, $42

Hank & Rebecca Hughes, $100

In honor of Linda Henson. Marsha Hausser, $250

Daniel Dunn, $25

Scott Fishel, $20

Jalayne Lapke, $104

In memory of my parents, Harold and Ardith Herrmann. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and may God bless! D.J.H., $1,000

Doug Nafziger, $100

Chris Hanley, $100

In loving memory of Jerry McDowell, Journal Star City Editor, and Mickey Wieland, PJS news assistant. Anonymous, $104

So every kid can have a nice Christmas! Dan and Colin Mowers, $100

Judy, $25

In lieu of gifts for our great-nieces and nephews. The Schindlers, $300

In Jesus name, Friends from Princeville, $50

In loving memory of family members and friends. Cora & Oszie Coleman, $200

Gerald, $200

In loving memory of our parents, Clarence and Matilda Geier and Ray and Mildred Sommer. Louie & Bernice, $100

In loving remembrance of Sonny. $500

In loving memory of Dave Hanley. Family, $100

Anonymous, $25

In memory of Lee L. and Mary Pallardy, Thomas E. and Joan O'Dea and John J. Mulligan. Merry Christmas! Lee & Catherine, $100

Anonymous, $50

In loving memory of our brother, Steven Jenkins, gone 50 years. Also, our parents, Art and Debby. The Jenkins Family, $50

Ardith, $50

In memory of our brothers, Randy and Alan, who we miss very much. Terry & Rita, $100

In loving memory of Mom and Dad W. and Dad S. Alan & Janet, $200

In memory of Janis Schmelter. Hez, $200

Ann & Stephen, $75

Eileen, $20

In memory of our son, Marty and Sandra. Larry, $200

In honor of Mike Foster, retired English and Journalism professor at Illinois Central College, who requested a donation to the Journal Star Christmas Fund in lieu of gifts, and ppecial thanks to the staff at Snyder Village. Frank & Megan, $100

Remembering our grandparents from the Campbell, Ealey, Foster and Weslowski families, and remembering Sue, who left us in April. We miss her very much. Frank, Megan, Madeleine and Emma, $200

In memory of MOCHA. Merry Christmas to all. Nick & Diane, $200

In loving memory of Richard J. Haley. $50

So thankful for our 3 little blessings, Ellie, Sam and Noah. Joanie & Terry Turner, $100

Anonymous, $100

Merry Christmas from the management and staff of the Fargo Ridge Tap. $250

Thanking God for all our Blessings. Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $300

Connie, $100

Derrick & Sharlyn, $40

Remembering our parents, Albert and Elsie, Roy and Norma and Uncle Reno. Mike & Marlene Barnham, Morton, IL, $250

Shirley, $50

In memory of Ron Thomas. Bud & Pam, $75

In loving memory of Roger Rentfro and Mark Roberts and all our family and friends that are not with us this holiday season. Kimberly, $50

Anonymous, $50

Peace, Love and Joy to All. Anonymous, $200

Anonymous, $100

Susan & Dale, $25

James & Kathryn, $150

Just carrying on Dad's tradition. Anonymous, $20

Joyce, $100

Joe & Nancy, $100

John & Patricia, $50

Fred & Ruth, $100

Yvette, $100

In memory of Peggy and Ann. Curtis, $200

Mike & Cheryl, $200

William & Patricia, $200

In memory of our deceased sisters. $300

Frederick Stuber, $1,000

Roanoke Concrete, $300

In memory of M.E. Singley, J. Singley Sr. and J. Singley Jr. $100

Cathy, $40

In memory of my parents, Dave and Bette Manuel. Stan, $50In memory of Mark Burroughs, Geno and Connie. Stan, $50

In memory of my son, Douglas; and husband, Don, who loved the kids and Christmas, also for the love of God and our angles in heaven. Nellie, $100.

In loving memory of Geoff Nault. Merry Christmas! Robert & Carolyn, $100

Thank you Sister Kay! James & Mary, $50

Anonymous, $200

In memory of Phyllis and Rodger Jones. Jennifer & Michael, $100

In honor of Drs. McShane and Schuler Orthodontics. Anonymous, $200

In memory of the precious family members who are missed so very much at Christmas: our parents, Viola and Foster White and Edith and Calvin Schermann; our uncle, Roy White; our sister-in-law, Beverly White; and our son, Jeremy Schermann. Rebecca & David, $100

In loving memory of LaVerne Esser Blumenshine. From her children, $250

In celebration of the birth of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The absolute ONLY reason for the season! Anonymous, $250

David & Kathryn, $100

In memory of my dear wife. Anonymous, $300

Anonymous, $500

Anonymous, $25

Terry & Linda, $100

Thankful for family and many blessings. Richard & Benna, $75

In memory of Jaimeson A. Steelman. Michael, $50

In loving memory of my Mom (Ann), Dad (Paul) and Brother (Brian). Merry Christmas to all! Steve Arahood, $300

Merry Christmas from Sam Reeder, $100

For Patti, the love of my life, I'll see you in heaven. Jan Mueller, $100

Mark Ferguson, $52

This donation is in honor of my friend, Dick Peterson, and our decades-long friendship. He is a friend, a family man and a man of faith. Dave Wilkness, $25

In memory of Beverly J. White. William, $100

In memory of Gene, Lovey, Tom and Bob, Jack and Judy and Jake and Larry Davis. Mary & Michael, $100

Anonymous, $500

Terryl & W. Richard, $150

In loving memory of my parents, grandparents and Steve. JKF, $100

In honor of Gary, Helen, Dena and Joe. Michael & Dixie, $200

In memory of Elva, Kathy and Colleen. Mary, $50

Jeanne, $100

In loving memory of my mother, Iva Cordle. My 24th Christmas without you, your 24th Christmas with Christ. I love you and miss you. Susie, $25In beloved memory of Lily Nimmo, our Mother and Grandmother. She loved all the little children. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Nimmo and daughters, $15In memory of our Nimmo Brothers and sisters who are no longer with us. Bill & Jennifer Nimmo, $10

Anonymous, $26

In memory of our granddaughter, Kendal Grace. Nancy & Richard Light, $50

Anonymous, $10.40

In memory of my dad and brother, Glen and Phil Foucon. Forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Jan, $100

In thanks of our many blessings! Therry and Jill, $100

David R. Kensil, $26

Carole Brocksieck, $52

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season. The Huett Family, $26

John P. Elwood, $312

Anonymous, $104

Anonymous, $100

Hoping to make someone's holiday a bit brighter! Chris & Michele Kaergard, $50

Anonymous, $200

Jesus is the reason for the Season! GGM, $26

In memory of Nancy Clemmer, Harry Clemmer, Mildred Hamilton and Alison Clemmer. Roger Clemmer, $50

Mourning the loss of my grandchildren's other grandmother. Rita Karnes, $150

In honor of my mother and her molasses cookies! A Morton resident, $104

In gratitude for all our blessings. Harold & Mary Kay Berjohn, $100

Happy Holidays! Judy Tolliver, $52

Anonymous, $300

Anonymous, $104

In remembrance of the Tennery and Carlson families, Norman V. Kelly and Matthew Thomas Stevenson. Merry Chirstmas and Happy Holidays. Bob & Desiree Carlson, $104

In honor of our parents, Tom & Ruth Lampson. The Lampsons, $10

In memory of our families. Raymon, Ester, Merlyn, Mike, Cecil, Lena, Ron and Missy. Miss you. Donna & Wayne, $100

In loving memory of Our Chief, Randy Alwood, who we miss every day. Frances, Todd, Tony, Jenna, Conor & Lawson, $200In loving memory of my wonderful sister-in-law, Donna Burdess, who we miss so very much. Frances Alwood, $50In loving memory of our very special nephew, Scott Alwood. Frances Alwood & Family, $25In loving memory of David Alwood, who will always be our favorite Santa. We miss you, Davey. Frances, Todd, Tony & Conor Alwood. $25In loving memory of our special grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Burdess, who lived next door. Tony & Todd Alwood, $25In loving memory of Grandma and Grandpa Murphy, Frank Vecca, Grandma Burdess and Grandma Alwood. The Alwood Family, $25In loving memory of my wonderful parents and in-laws, Charlotte and Wilbur Burdess, Dorothy and Richard Alwood and Teresa and Charles Tauber, who we miss very much. Frances (Burdess) Alwood, $150For my Aunt Donna Burdess, I think of you every time I cook since you gave me almost every pan I have. Todd Alwood, $100For Charlotte and Wilbur Burdess, my grandparents. I'm thankful I grew up with you both living right next door to us. Todd Alwood, $100For Randy Alwood. I wouldn't be the person I am today without you as my dad. I miss you every day. Todd Alwood, $200For my dad, Randy Alwood, who was the hardest worker I know and always looked forward to the next water job. I miss him every day. Todd Alwood, $100In loving memory of my Great-Grandma, Anges Parr, who was always so nice to me. Conor Alwood, $25In loving memory of a very special lady, Daisy Davidson. We miss you, Daisy. Francis Alwood & Family, $50

In loving memory of Linda Aschenbrenner. Connie Stromberger, $125

In loving memory of my husband, Al Boaz; and my parents, Harlan and Mazie Thomas. Love, Lois, $250

Anonymous, $104

Anonymous, $312

Anonymous, $104

Anonymous, $100

Anonymous, $52

Anonymous, $104

From Noel and Mickey, $2,000

In loving memory of Thomas F. Driscoll. Elizabeth Knight, $100

Anonymous, $52

In memory of Susan Foster Marquardt and her love for the holidays. Cathy Foster, $50

We miss you every day Blake. Wishing Peace for all this holiday season! Julie & Don Meyer, $104

Merry Christmas! Greg and Stacey Smith, $520

Anonymous, $208

In honor of our wonderful neighbors, the Ritter Family. Kristin Faulkner, $25

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Brody Williams, $104

Dear Google, my great-granddaughter said she can send my donation for me on the world wide web since I ran out of stamps. This is my 55th year of donating, I hope I can keep it up. I'm getting pretty old! God Bless. Monaletta Farquardt, $1.04

In memory of Arthur and Jeanne Carter and Willis and Barb Lee and thanksgiving for our grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Jeremy, Maddie and Genevieve. Cindy & Scott, $150

Anonymous, $100

In memory of Arch Bishop John Myers and our parents, Jack and Peg Myers. Miss you. Elizabeth, $100

Remembering John and Iola Atterberry Hammond, who had the biggest hearts. Linda Cannon, $100

In memory of Marian Pistole. Jack, $50

Connie Woodcock, $200

In memory of Marilyn, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We love you and we miss you. The Mingus Family, $50

In memory of our loved one who are no longer with us. Merry Christmas! Randy & Jackie Sweeter, $100

In memory of Walter Christ. $100

In memory of Walter Christ. $50

Barb & Floyd Huebner, $50

Anonymous, $100

Merry Christmas to family and friends back in Peoria, Illinois. Jim & Diane, $100

In memory of friends and family. Mark and Chris, $100

Anonymous, $1,000

Anonymous, $35

Rosemary, $200

Larry, $50

In memory of our parents, who taught us how to care for others. Paul & Cheryl, $500

In memory of our loved ones. Merry Christmas! Bill & Sally, $200

In loving memory of Carl Farnam, a "Special" brother and uncle. Missing you. Love, Darlene & Patrick, $100

In loving memory of Michael Murray. Thank you for so many wonderful memories you gave us. Love and missing you so much. Darlene & Patrick, $100

In memory of Seffer and Schumacker family members. Kathy S., $50

Lisa & Kevin, $250

Anonymous, $100

Thank you to the angel who brought my grandson home in the middle of the night. MAG, $25

Anonymous, $25

Anonymous, $104

Anonymous, $100

Erin Leighty, $200

In loving memory of our friend, Robin Hoffman. Rose & Jim, $100

In memory of our parents, Bill and Therese Hanley and Ray and Geraldine Wille, who gave us our Catholic faith and our love for Christmas. Bob & Mary Therese Wille, $104

In memory of my parents, John and Merle Studinger; and my sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Ellis (Butch, Sarge) Randle. With love, Sharon Studinger-Kennedy, $100

Harvey & Nancy, $200

In memory of John "Kip" Sack. His Family, $30

Illinois Mutual, $1,000

Karl Taylor, $500

Merry Christmas! Jerry & Mary Knobloch, $250

Betty, $50

To the Glory and honor of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in memory of our parents, Rogene Avery and James and Vivian Davis. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Mike, Becky, Jordan, Lauren, Jared, Cordon & Courtney Davis. $1,000

Anonymous, $1,000

Total to date: $111,293.89

This article originally appeared on Journal Star: Peoria families honor loved ones with donations to newspaper Christmas fund