WALNUT — Richard Peve, 74, of Walnut died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
Born Oct. 22, 1939, in Kewanee to Sherman and Shirley (Braasch) Peve, he married Marietta Leuchtenberg Sept. 28, 1963, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton. She survives.
He farmed and was a truck driver for Atherton Grain in Walnut for almost 50 years.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard (Joyce) Peve of Geneseo and Travis (Doloros) Peve of Derby, Kan.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alvey (Marie) Peve of Pocahontas, Ark., Larry Peve of Tucson, Ariz., and Arthur (Teri) Peve of Prescott Valley, Ark.; two sisters, Diana (Rodney) Arts of Pocahontas, Ark., and Lila (Larry) Carr of Ashville, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Peve; and two great-nephews.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with Father Tom Shaw officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded.
A time of sharing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the funeral home.