Harriett J. Dunlap

November 4, 1941November 7, 2018

Harriett J. Dunlap, 77, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away at 3:38 p.m. on November 7, 2018, at Manor Court Skilled Nursing Center at Liberty Village in Peoria, Illinois, with her friends and family by her side. She was born on November 4, 1941, in Peoria, Illinois, to George and Bessie Graber. She married Spencer Dunlap on December 31, 1959, in the chapel at the Marine Base at Cherry Point, N.C. Harriett and Spence were high school sweethearts and were married for 50 years. Surviving are her daughter, Debbie (Len) Lovel of Tulsa, Oklahoma, her daughter-in-law, Felma Dunlap of Peoria, her cousin, Judy (Bob) Conger of Peoria, three grandchildren, Ben (Lauren) Lovel, Beth (Brent) Wallace and Chris Lovel. Harriett was very proud of her two great grandchildren born this year, Branson Daniel Wallace and Magnolia Grace Lovel. Harriett was predeceased in death by her husband, Spencer, her son, Daniel, an infant son, Steven, and both of her parents. Harriett took pride in raising her family and being a homemaker. As her children grew, she worked as a church secretary and at an insurance company. She also served her church as the church organist for many years, and spent many years teaching piano. A service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. The Rev. Ryan Anderson will officiate. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. You may view Harriett’s obituary online at


  • George Graber, Father
  • Bessie Graber, Mother
  • Spencer Dunlap, Husband
  • Debbie and Len Lovel, Daughter
  • Steven Dunlap, Son
  • Daniel and Felma Dunlap, Son
  • Judy and Bob Conger, Cousin
  • Ben and Lauren Lovel, Grandchild
  • Beth and Brent Wallace, Grandchild
  • Chris Lovel, Grandchild
  • Branson Daniel Wallace, Great Grandchild
  • Magnolia Grace Lovel, Great Grandchild
  • Harriett was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer; her son, Daniel; an infant son, Steven; and both of her parents.

  • the American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2018

Harriett J. Dunlap

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Mark Buehrer

December 2, 2018

I used to deliver groceries for Hy-Vee for Harriett. I always liked to visit with her. She was so sweet, and since I retired from AT&T we would talk about that since her husband worked there too. She was a very sweet lady.

Sue Kortkamp

November 10, 2018

I had lost track of Harriet since I retired . I'm thinking she was always at the front of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure helping carry the banner and was active with the sojourn bear program
she will be missed....