Billy Pauline Cupi

June 28, 1939May 3, 2022
Obituary of Billy Pauline Cupi
GREEN VALLEY ~ Billy Pauline Cupi, 82, of rural Green Valley, passed away at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 3, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Born June 28, 1939 in Peoria to Paul and Lota Lorraine (Saathoff) Barth, she married Robert M. Cupi in September 1963 in Kewanee. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Robin (Kristine) Cupi, Shawn (Becky) Cupi, Christopher (Vickie) Cupi, all of Pekin, Randy (Debbie) Suttle, Darryl (Karen) Suttle and Rhonda (Bruce) Davis; nine grandchildren, Dylan Cupi, Parker Cupi, Logan Cupi, Tailor (Jose) Corona-Cupi, McKenzie Cupi, Brittney (Steve) Arnold, Kai (Alecia) Pflederer, Tyler Plack and Austin Plack; three great-grandchildren, Maeslie Corona, Brenleigh Corona and Owen Cupi and her sister, Sally Barth. Her parents preceded her in death. Billy formerly owned and operated with her husband, Cupi’s Motor Mall and Cupi’s Ag Center. Her life involved working alongside of her beloved husband of nearly 60 years and time spent with her children and grandchildren. She also loved vacationing in Wisconsin for many years and wintering in Florida. Billy enjoyed trap shooting and many years of snowmobile racing. She even broke a speed record during a race she won in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at 106 miles per hour. She and Bob also enjoyed traveling with a Viper car club. Billy will be remembered as a great Italian cook. Mom is now in Heaven and awaiting her husband. A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637. To express condolences online, visit

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