Etta J Astle

December 22, 1920February 18, 2013

Etta J. Astle, age 92, of Peoria, formerly of Mapleton, passed away Monday Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:20 p.m. at Liberty Village Manor Court in Peoria.She was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Mapleton to William and Irma (Bradley) Astle. They preceded her in death along with one brother, Joseph Astle. Survivors include one nephew, Stephen Astle of Virginia, two great-nieces: Jamie (Jim) Holocker of Morton, Kristine Hornung of Peoria, and two great-nephews: Phillip Hornung of East Peoria, and Christopher Hornung of Bartonville.Etta was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Coast Guard. Following WWII she worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 25 years retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Peoria, where she taught Sunday school and helped cook in the kitchen. She was an active volunteer in the Peoria area and she enjoyed traveling and spending time outside gardening.Funeral services will be Saturday Feb. 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Peoria Chapter. Please view Etta’s obituary online at


  • Visitation Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

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M Lutz

February 25, 2013

I did not know Ms. Astle. I did notice that she served in the US Coast Guard during WW2. The USCG Womens Reserve were called "SPAR's". SPAR is an abbreviation for Semper Paratus Always Ready. These Women are held in high regard by all of us in the Coast Guard. They enlisted and took over thousands of shore billets so the men could go to sea and fight. Semper Paratus, Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty! God Bless you on your final voyage Ms. Astle.
M.H. Lutz, CWO3 USCG Retired.

Staff of Rotherham & Co.

February 20, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family of Etta Astle.