Lola Holcomb

December 22, 1947April 27, 2021

PEKIN ~ Lola M. Holcomb, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born December 22, 1947 in Iowa to Robert F. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Clarke) Clark, she married Gary Dee Holcomb on May 8, 1964 in Pekin. He died March 8, 2021. She was also preceded in death by her mother; one son, Gary Holcomb Jr.; two grandchildren, Kristina Holcomb and Terry Holcomb II.

Surviving are her father, Robert F. Clark of Astoria; one son, Terry Holcomb of Pekin; one grandson, Gary Holcomb of Xenia, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; one sister Carla (John) Berry of Astoria; two brother-in-laws, Harvey Holcomb Sr. of Peoria, Mike Holcomb of Pekin; one sister-in-law, Lilyan Chapman of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.

Lola spent many years over the road trucking with her husband as team drivers and several years on her own. She retired after over 20 years.

She spent her time fishing, hunting and camping. She loved her grandchildren and spending time with them. Lola will be remembered for her kindness and ability to share joy and make others happy.

Her memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, One East Wacker, suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554 To express condolences online, visit


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Jim Burdette

May 3, 2021

Mike and Family, I feel so sad and sorry for your family losing two members in such a short time span. We know the pain and anguish first hand and know the helplessness you might be feeling/ experiencing .
We are confident your faith will carry you forward.

Hugs to you, Brother

Jackson's former So.3rd Street

April 30, 2021

With Sincere Sympathy to the family.