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Harry Price

June 23, 1927 — February 18, 2015

Harry H. Price, Jr., died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home in Peoria.

Harry was born on June 23, 1927 in Bloomington the son of Harry H. and Dorothy (Crossley) Price, Sr. He married Joan Henning on July 14, 1979 in Peoria.

Surviving are his children, Robert H. (Joann) Price of Denver, CO, Matthew (Pam) Price of Princeville, Todd (Julie) Price of Morton, step-daughters E. Jayne Ferguson of Peoria and Jeanne (Richard) Arnold of Bloomington; eight Grandchildren: Holly (Jared) Morgan of Denver, CO, Jeffrey Price of Davenport, IA, Cory (MacKenzie) Price of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Alexa (Trevor) Black of Morton, Drew Price of Morton, John Ferguson of Indianapolis, IN, Laura (Karen) Arnold of Deorah, IA and Katelin (Brad) Frost of Montgomery; five great grandchildren: Eli, Max, Harper, Landon, and Emmelin; one sister Mary Jane Morrison of Pewaukee, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Harry started working while in high school, he had many stories of driving the Ambulance for his father, who owned a funeral home in Princeton. After high school he was drafted into the military during WWII where he served in the Navy aboard the USS Raccoon IX-127 which was an Armadillo-Class Tanker that delivered aviation fuel to the remote islands in the South Pacific. He then went on to graduate from Bradley University with a Bachelor's Degree. He worked with various Engineering and Loss Control areas of Property and Casualty Insurance Business since 1950. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Peoria. He enjoyed his winters at Key Colony Florida.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home located at 428 W. McClure Avenue, Peoria. Rev. Bob Phillips will officiate. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service time at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Mt. Hawley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Wounded Warriors Fund. Harry's online memorial website may be viewed at


FEB 22. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Funeral Ceremony

FEB 22. 3:00 PM (CST)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Graveside Service

FEB 22 (CST)

Mt. Hawley Cemetery
Peoria, IL

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