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Peter Sinks

Published: Times-Leader, March  4, 1982

Funeral services for Ralph Sinks, 74, of McLeansboro, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1, 1982, at Endsley Funeral Home, Peoria with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating.  Burial followed in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.  Johnson Funeral Home here was in charge of local arrangements.

He died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25,1982.

Retired owner of dry cleaners in Pekin and East Alton, Mr. Sinks was born Oct. 13, 1907 in Hamilton County the son of the late Wm. Henry & Mollie “Coffman” Sinks.  He was married to the former Gladys Maston, who preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army and a member of Braden Valley General Baptist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Earl, McLeansboro, Everett, East Alton and Robert Sinks, East Peoria, four sisters, Mrs. Veneta Hight, Mrs. Maxine Barton, Mrs. Bernadean Chouch all of Peoria and Mrs. Ruby Herring, San Diego, California.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister

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