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Thomas Larimore

April 30, 1939 — May 24, 2017

Edwards-Thomas D. Larimore, 78, of Edwards, passed away at 8:50 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his home.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Woodrow Cemetery.
Thomas was born April 30, 1939 in Pekin, the son of Thomas V. and Ruth (Hodgson) Larimore.  He married Lois Fay Wagner in Lacon, IL in December of 1967.  They have since divorced and she survives and lives in Peoria.  Also surviving is one son, Thomas R. (Ruth) Larimore, Sr. of Edwards; three step-children, Shelley, Jeanne, and Butch; three grandchildren, Laura, Megan and Thomas Jr.; four step-grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Erin, Sean and six great-grandchildren.
Thomas later married Joanne Boken in 1998.  She passed away in December of 2013.  From this marriage he leaves behind two step-children, Nikki and Ricky; three step-grandchildren, Sammi, John and Timmy; one sister Peggy Rakestraw of Peoria; one brother Darrell Larimore of Waverly, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Evelyn Peterson and Joan Larimore.
Thomas worked as a laborer for 51 years and former field rep. with Laborer’s Local #165.  He was a lifelong supporter of organized labor.  He also enjoyed traveling, fishing, and hunting with his friends and family.  He especially enjoyed mushroom hunting and collecting trains.
Memorial contributions may be made in Thomas’s memory to The United Way.

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