Edward "Monk" Ernest Goldsby

May 31, 1948May 12, 2022
Obituary of Edward "Monk" Ernest Goldsby
PEKIN ~ Edward “Monk” Ernest Goldsby, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 8:37 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022 at his home. Born May 31, 1948 in Pekin to Harold Irving and Dolores M. (Cohenour) Goldsby, he married Sibyl Reed on September 20, 2002. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Stamples of Ohio and Karrie Goldsby of Pekin; four step-daughters, Sherri Frank of Peoria, Amanda Pollard and Mary Woodard, both of Pekin and Lisa Clemmer of Arizona; one step-son Dan Pollard of Pekin; one sister, Tammy (Randy) Johnson of Morton; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Edward Goldsby, Jr; one step-son, David Pollard; one step-son-in-law, Kyle Watson and three sisters He worked for CDS Demolition for many years, retiring in 2012. Edward enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, gardening and the St Louis Cardinals. He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. A gathering celebrating Edwards’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. To express condolences online, visit

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