Shirley A. Earp

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Peoria- Shirley A. Earp, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 11:50 PM Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Peoria.
She was born in Peoria on January 15, 1930 to Edward and Leila (Updyke) Swanson. She married Wayne Earp in Peoria.
Surviving is one son, James Earp of West Peoria; three grandchildren, Jace, Angela, and Brian; and one great-grandson, Jacob.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; one son, David Earp; and several brothers and sisters.
Shirley was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Fondulac Cemetery, East Peoria. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. There will be a celebration of life, following the service, at 1:00 PM at Earp’s Hide-A-Way, 1507 S. Laramie St., Peoria.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Evelyn Williams

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Canton- Evelyn (Sherwood) Williams, 83, of Canton, passed away at 6:15 PM Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Canton.
She was born in rural St. Augustine, IL on October 26, 1931 to Russell and Vera (Clark) Sherwood. She married Robert E. Williams on March 23, 1984 at the Monterey United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1987.
Surviving are step children; a great niece and nephew; and two nephews including Michael Robinson of Canton.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; an infant brother; a sister, Mary Jo Robinson; and brother-in-law George Robinson.
Evelyn graduated from Canton High School and Graham Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired R.N., and Administrator and Co-Owner of Sherwood Nursing Home for 20 years.
She was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church, the Neuropathy Association, and the National Granite Society.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Rev. Rebecca Gearhart will officiate. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of Arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Monterey United Methodist Church.
You may send condolences to the family online by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Margaret E. Herink

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Canton- Margaret E. Herink, 91, of Canton passed away at 12:17 PM Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Canton.
She was born in Piper City, IL on March 28, 1923 to Adam and Bessie (Eaker) Shell. She married Homer “Bill” R. Herink on Christmas Eve, 1948 in Chatsworth, IL. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2010.
Surviving are three children, Constance (Hal) Maples of St. Peters, MO, Ronald (Judy) Herink of Borden, IN, and Frederick (Karol) Herink of Canton; six grandchildren, Leia Knapp, Adam Herink, A.J. Herink, Tim Herink, Amy Herink, and Joe Herink; one great-granddaughter, Keira Knapp; and one sister, Helen Babcock of Washington, IL.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers and four sisters.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching from ISU. She was a teacher at Central Grade School, Canton and taught for twelve years at Lacon and Varna.
She was a member of the Canton First Presbyterian Church and past member of the Eastern Star in Canton. She was also a member of the Graham Hospital Service League and served on the Spoon River Library District Board.
She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday February 27, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, where visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM. Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Canton First Presbyterian Church or Graham Hospital Service League.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Wilma H. Shank

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Wilma Shank

Wilma Shank

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Wilma H. Shank, 91, of Lewistown, IL. passed away at 8:30 am Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on April 20, 1923 in Table Grove, IL. to Roy and Lena (Rutledge) Nebergall. Wilma married Ralph Shank on January, 16, 1947 in Palmyra, MO. He survives along with 2 children; Albert (Mary Jo) Shank of Cuba and Helen (Danny) Dare of Canton, 3 grandchildren; Jeremy (Debbie) Dare, Derek (Elizabeth) Dare, and Keith (Rebecca) Shank, 3 great-grandchildren; Jacob, Rylee, and Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Wilma was of the Nazarene faith.
Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with Rev. Martha Danielson officiating. There will not be any visitation. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to The First Nazarene Church in Canton. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Gary “Butch” Frailey

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Peoria- Gary “Butch” Frailey, 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:00 PM Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Peoria on April 19, 1941 to Roy and Vergie (Lowe) Frailey. He married Judy Pittman on December 1, 1961 in Alabama. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Kim (Stephen) Roettges of East Peoria, Jeff Frailey of Pekin, and Lisa (Joey) Wright of Mapleton; four grandchildren, Lorin, Cameron, Kiana, and Jordan; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sharon Bergren of Arizona.
His parents, one brother, and a sister preceded him in death.
Butch served four years in the United States Air Force.
He retired from Caterpillar as a Maintenance Supervisor after 30 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, and tinkering in his shop.
Cremation Rights have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be held one hour before.
Memorials may be made to Unity Point Health Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Lois “Virginia” Cleer

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Canton – Lois “Virginia” Cleer, 93, of Canton, IL passed away at 10:50 PM Monday, February 16, 2015 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
She was born February 25, 1921 in Table Grove, IL to Everett and Nellie (Kirkbride) Hammond. She married Leland Cleer on March 3, 1940 in Keokuk, IA.
He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Dale (Sue) Cleer of Lewistown; two grandchildren, Francine (August) Appleton of Springfield and Andrew Cleer of St. Louis, MO; two step-grandchildren, Byron Noe of Canton and Anella (Bart) Vig of Tampa, FL; one great grandson, Henry Appleton; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
Virginia was a secretary for VIT High School for 22 years.
She was a member of the Table Grove Community Church.
She had a collection of 1200 Teddy Bears that she collected throughout the years.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be no services.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date at Ipava Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Creta J. Harper

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Creta J. Harper

Creta J. Harper

Chillicothe – Creta J. Harper, 79, of Chillicothe passed away at 11:47 PM Saturday, February 14, 2105, Valentine’s Day, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.
She was born May 24, 1935, in Marietta, IL to Gus and Bertha (Brown) Schnarr. Creta married Richard E. Harper on November 5, 1954 in Lewistown.
He survives along with two children, Christy (Chance Messer) Harper of Atlanta, GA and Jeffrey (Debbie) Harper of Peoria; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brother Harold (Willa) Schnarr of Canton; and 3 sisters, Darlene (and the late Richard) Heffren of Ocala, FL, Pat (Bob) McCloskey of Burlington, IA, and Genevieve (Lew) Belville of Lewistown.
Preceding her in death were her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Creta was a career volunteer, including the Pearce Community Center.
She was a member of the Chillicothe United Methodist Church, Job’s Daughters, Chillicothe Historical Society, and The Red Hat Ladies.
Services will be at 3:00 PM Friday, February 20th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Greg Goforth will officiate. Burial will be in Apple Cemetery, rural Lewistown.
Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 in Chillicothe.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charles “Pete” G. Staten

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Charles "Pete" G. Staten

Charles "Pete" G. Staten

Canton – Charles “Pete” G. Staten, 82, of Canton passed away at 11:20 AM Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sunset Nursing Home, Canton.
He was born October 23, 1932, in Dupo, IL to John E. and Bertha (Hickman) Staten. Pete married Ada Jones on December 10, 1999 in Kingston Mines.
She survives along with one step-son, Dustin Jones of Canton; three grandchildren, Lori (Kalson) Abel, Eddie Kalson Jr, and Mark Byers; and two great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two step-children, Vickie (Kalson) Rilea and John Byers Jr.; one brother; and seven sisters.
Peter worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for over 30 years retiring as a Millwright.
He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict as a MP.
He was a member of Canton American Legion Post #16, VFW Post #1984, and 40 and 8 Voiture #812.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 18th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Kingston Mines Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o CEFCU.
To view Pete’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Vernon M. Collins

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Bartonville- Vernon M. Collins, 76, of Bartonville, passed away at 12:22 AM Saturday February 14, 2015 at Unity Point Health Methodist, Peoria.
He was born April 10, 1938 in Toone, TN to John V. and Mattie (Kelley) Collins. He married Joan Nolen on November 4, 1955 in Corinth, MS, she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Bettye (Terry) Short of Bellevue, Phyllis (Mike) Raker of Bellevue, and Pam (Rick) Catoner of San Bernardino, CA; five grandchildren, Cody Raker, Jessica (Luke) Kerley, Jennifer (Jeremy) Vincze, Amanda Short, and Tara (Ian) Wilkey; one great grandson, Wyatt Wilkey; and one brother, Terry (Sally) Collins of Madrid, NY.
His parents and one brother precede him in death.
He retired from Keystone after 42 years of service, where he was a Forman at the Steel Mill.
He was a member of the Bartonville American Legion Post 979 and Bartonville V.F.W. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. He cooked fish for many years for the Bartonville Fish Fry and was one of the first to fry fish for the Keystone Retiree fish Fry. He loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, shooting trap, and working in his garden.
Vern served in the National Guard.
Services will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be held two hours prior. Rev. Gerald Steffy will officiate.
Cremation Rites will take place following the service. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association.
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Hildreth L. “Hilda” Nebergall

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Canton- Hildreth L. “Hilda” Nebergall, 88, of Canton, passed away at 4:13 PM Friday, February 13, 2015 at Sunset Manor, Canton.
She was born in Canton on November 19, 1926 to Henry B. and Fern (Harper) Lingenfelter.
Surviving are three children, Steven (Sherrie) Nebergall of St. David, Kenneth (Cynthia) Nebergall of Canton, and Sharon (Rick) Bosserman of Lewistown; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Ward, Stacy Zukowski, Summer Yost, Stefanie Harger, Tim Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Aaron Nebergall, Jacob Nebergall, and Ian Bosserman; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence Monroe Lingenfelter of Mt. Pleasant, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Larry Nebergall and Janis Nebergall; one brother; and four sisters, Betty Helterbran, Helen Willis, June Jennings, and Ferna Garner.
She graduated from Lockridge High School in Lockridge, IA.
Hilda worked at Admiral, in Galesburg, as a laborer for 23 years. She also worked at several nursing homes and local restaurants. She volunteered at Love Incorporated and was a foster grandparent.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Canton.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the First Church of Nazarene, where visitation will be held two hours prior. Pastor Martha Danielson will officiate. Burial will follow at High Bridge Cemetery, Dunfermline.
Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Canton or St. David Nazarene Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com