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MACKINAW - Clarence E. Prill, D.C., 80, of Peoria, father of a Mackinaw resident, died at 10:59 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 10, 2005) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

He was born April 18, 1925, in Peoria to John Elmer and Emma Lena Carolina Duhs Prill. He married Verna Mae Musselman on May 18, 1952, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on April 14, 1995. He then married Carol K. Thierer on May 4, 1996, in Groveland. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jeanette Crowe-James of Mackinaw and Linda (Steve) Stoops of Bartonville; one son, Jeffrey Prill of Peoria; two stepdaughters, Carey (Dan) Mack of Kansas City, Mo., and Kim (Bill) Atkins of Washington; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren; and one sister, Bernice Prill Grebner of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dr. Prill graduated from Manuel High School, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and attended Brown's Business College.

He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and began his practice in 1950.

He participated with the chiropractic associations working toward attaining licensure in Illinois for their profession, which occurred in 1959. His office was located for many years at 3030 W. Marquette St., Peoria. He was a member of Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations, The Christian Chiropractic Association, and The Gideon's International.

Dr. Prill also authored various chiropractic books and magazines articles throughout his career. He researched, developed, maintained and patented the very effective Prill Chiropractic Spinal Analysis Technique.

Dr. Prill was a member and served as treasurer for St. John's Lutheran Church of Bartonville for many years, and active in his churches all of his life. At the time of his death, he was a member of CrossPoint Church of East Peoria. He was devoted to chiropractic, chiropractic research, his patients, his family, and his Lord.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the CrossPoint Church in East Peoria. The Rev. Dr. Ed Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Endsley Funeral Home in Bartonville, and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials for Dr. Prill may be made to Gideon's International or Peoria Rescue Ministries.

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