Evelyn "Evy" M. Clubb

July 27, 1926June 8, 2019

Peoria - Evelyn M "Evy" Freer Clubb passed away peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born July 27, 1926 in Groveland, IL to Reuben F. and Cora E. (Zimmerman) Staker. She married H. Shelby Freer on May 14, 1949 in Peoria. He preceded her in death July 5, 1991. She later married Albert R. Clubb on September 12, 1998 in Peoria. He passed away December 13, 2006.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Ruth M. Kaufman and Mary E. Bowers, one brother, Dana L. Staker of Missouri, 3 brothers-in-law, Joe Kaufman, Bruce Freer and Douglas M. Bowers, one step-son, Richard Clubb, one sister-in-law, Billie Freer, 2 nephews and 1 niece.

Surviving are 2 step sons, Kenton (Froncie) Clubb of Peoria and Raymond (Toni) Clubb of Irvine, CA, one step-daughter-in-law, Sheri Clubb of Aurora, IL, 7 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren, 6 nieces, including Judy (Ron) Fowler and Kaethe (Jim) Janis of Peoria, Nancy (Marvin) Schwenke of Eureka and Sandy Krynicki of Las Vegas, 2 nephews and numerous great and great, great nieces and nephews, including Robert A. (Stefanie) Janis.

She graduated from East Peoria High School in 1944. She was hired from high school as secretary to the Purchasing Agent at Wahlfeld Mfg. She later became Office Manager for the Telephone Answering Service. Still later she worked for the City of Peoria in the City Assessors office as Asst. Administrator, retiring after 25 years. She was a devoted caregiver & loving companion for many years, not only for her mother and dear friend, Verna La Follette, but also a loving wife to Shelby until his death. Later she faithfully cared for Albert until his death. In her earlier years she enjoyed golf, travel and cards with her husband and friends. She was a loving, generous person to her family and her many friends. She loved & cared deeply for her family and always enjoyed spending time with them. She volunteered at the Lutheran Home —the Rena Kuester gift shop, the library cart and the general store in Hillside Village — her church, University United Methodist Church and the former Corner Closet. She was a member of the University United Methodist Church of Peoria, a lifetime member of the Illinois League of Municipal Employees, Peoria City Retirees and a former member of the ABWA.

A funeral service will be at 11 AM Thursday, June 13, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Burial will follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the University United Methodist Church or St. Jude, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Reuben F. Staker, Father
  • Cora E. Zimmerman Staker, Mother
  • H. Shelby Freer (May 14, 1949 to July 5, 1991), Husband
  • Albert R. Clubb (September 12, 1998 to December 13, 2006), Husband
  • Ruth M. Kaufman, Sister
  • Mary E. Bowers, Sister
  • Dana L. Staker, Brother
  • Joe Kaufman, Bruce Freer and Douglas M. Bowers, Brother-in-laws
  • Billie Freer, Sister-in-law
  • Richard , Kenton (Froncie) and Raymond (Toni) Clubb, Step-sons
  • Sheri Clubb, Step-Daughter-in-law
  • Judy (Ron) Fowler, Niece
  • Kaethe (Jim) Janis, Niece
  • Nancy (Marvin) Schwenke, Niece
  • Sandy Krynicki, Niece
  • - Six Nieces and Two Nephews.
  • - Numerous Great and Great Great Nieces and Nephews, including Robert A. (Stephanie) Janis.
  • - Seven Step-Grandchildren and Ten Step-Great Grandchildren
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Cora ; husband, H. Shelby; husband, Albert R.; sisters, Ruth and Mary; brother, Dana L. Staker; brother-in-laws, Joe, Bruce, and Douglas M.; step-son, Richard Clubb; sister-in-law, Billie; two nephews and one niece.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


Evelyn "Evy" M. Clubb

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Froncie Clubb

June 12, 2019

Evy - your beautiful smile reflects the sweet and kind person you were. Thank you for taking such good care of our Albert and your family. I thank God for the love and care given to you over these last years from your two special nieces (Judy & Kaethe) as well as, Nancy & Sandy. I will always cherish the last time I talked with you when you had that precious giggle. May you find rest and peace in the loving arms of God.

Pat Dwyer

June 11, 2019

My sympathy and prayers for the Clubb family. Evelyn must have been a very loving person. May your many wonderful family memories give you strength at this time of loss. True love never expires. She will be in your hearts forever. May God bless the Clubb family.

sandra krynicki

June 10, 2019

Aunt Evelyn, I'm at a loss for words (real surprise). I thank you for all your love and support throughout our lives. Amazing time we've had. You will always be in my heart. Love, Sandy
By the way, you can expect future conversations until we meet again!