Clark Dewitt Wilson Jr.

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Clark Wilson

Canton – Clark Dewitt Wilson Jr., 69, of Canton, passed away at 9:51 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 11, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to Clark D. and Lorraine (Gilder) Wilson Sr. He married Linda S. (Kovachevich) on September 8, 1978 in Peoria.

Surviving is his wife of 38 years; four children, Stacy (Corey) Wise, Melissa (Shaun) Miller, Dash (LaKendra) Wilson, and Drake (Carrie) Wilson; ten grandchildren; one sister, Julia (George Delbert) Belcher of Scotts, MI; mother-in-law, Vada L. Kovachevich of Canton, IL; brother-in-law, Victor A. (Dixie) Kovachevich Jr. of Normal, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and father-in-law, Victor A. Kovachevich Sr.

He was raised in Peoria, IL and graduated from Manual High School in 1966. He was drafted in the Army in 1967, where he served in Vietnam as a Combat Medic with the 25th Infantry Division, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Clark worked as a laborer throughout Illinois before he was hired by the City of Canton and held several positions; he retired as a Zoning Ordinance Officer after 19 years in 2007.

Clark was a member of Moose Lodge #1571 and Hiram Walker Rod & Gun Club. He was also an avid Cardinal’s fan.

Per Clarks request there will be graveside Military Services at 2 PM on Friday, January, 27, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Canton. Following will be a Celebration of Life at 3 PM at the Canton VFW, 1200 South 5th Avenue, Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To view Clark’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Clifford A. Taylor Sr.

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image000000 (2)Clifford A. Taylor Sr., 85, of Prairie City, passed away at 10:35 PM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Prairie City Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born on November 22, 1931 in Middlegrove, a son of Ralph and Ruby (Phillips) Taylor. He married Geraldine Anderson on May 5, 1959 in London Mills, she survives.

Also surviving are six children; Clifford (Sandy) Taylor Jr. of Cuba, Crawford (Christina) Taylor and Casey Taylor both of Bushnell, Charley (Melissa) Taylor from current marriage; Pamela Lowe of Canton, Debbie (Kirk) Abernathy of Macomb from previous marriage; two brothers, Ralph (Crystal) Taylor of Canton; Richard (Nancy) Taylor of Middlegrove; two sisters, Mary (Dennis) Blessinger of Arizona, and Sandy Mulligan of Canton; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Curtis and Craig; one daughter, Crystal, and several brothers and sisters.

Clifford retired from the coal mine and was the Co-Owner of Ace In The Hole a restaurant/bar in Middlegrove,IL. He was also a veteran from the U.S. Air Force.

A celebration of life will be held on January, 28 2017 at 4:00 PM at Fairview Café. Cremation rites will be accorded at Sedgwick Funeral Home & Crematory, 1995 North Main, Canton. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Ronald McDonald’s House.

Evelyn Virginia Nelson

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IMG_2834Peoria – Evelyn Virginia Nelson, 96, of Peoria, passed away at 4:40 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 16, 1920 in Peoria to August Charles and Pearl Edella (Lock) Demmin. She married Edwin Nelson on February 14, 1944 in Durham, N.C., he survives.

Also surviving are four children, Sharon J. (Rick) Johnston of West Peoria, Gerry L. (Sharon) Level of Plainfield, IL, Joan E. (Bill) Pribble of Canton, IL, and Daniel E. (Pam) Nelson of Peoria; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janette Walker of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Eugene Demmin, and one sister, Violet Peters.

Services will be at 12 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be from 11-12 PM. Pastor Vicky Rilea will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marcella V. Lindley

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Farmington – Marcella V. Lindley, 94, of Farmington, passed away at 2:54 AM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on February 4, 1922 in Wyoming, IL, a daughter of Ralph and Minnie (Larson) Cox. She married Robert Lindley on September 20, 1947, in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death July 8, 2016.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Phil; one grand-daughter, one great-grandson, and one sister, Dorothy Bailey.

Surviving are two sons, David (Pam) Lindley  of Chandler, AZ, and Paul (Sherri) Lindley of Hanna City; four daughters, Marsha (Kevin) Hughes of The Colony, TX, Claudia (Tim) Threw of Yates City, Cindy (Mike) Abel of Farmington, and Teresa (Greg) Daggett of Liberty; one daughter-in-law, Sue Lindley of Shelton, CT; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Marcella’s greatest joy was raising her seven children.  She was a devoted wife and mother always putting her family’s needs first.  Marcella welcomed the neighborhood kids into her home, and it became a favorite gathering place. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marcella will always be remembered for her wink and smile that lit up every room.

Marcella attended Brown’s School of Business and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Business Sorority.  She worked as a key punch operator at Keystone until shortly after her marriage to Bob.  After her children were in school, Marcella worked as a cafeteria cashier at Farmington High School and retired in 1988. Marcella was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, and also a member of St. Matthew’s Altar and Rosary Society and Noodle Makers. She was the secretary for the Tri-County Senior Center and a member of the DAR.

Services will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 17 2017 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be from 10-10:30 AM. Father Paul Stiene will officiate. Burial will be at 2 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria, IL.

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 4:30 PM and a visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, or Tri County Senior Center. To view Marcella’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mary E. Christe

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Peoria – Mary E. Christe, 76, of Peoria, passed away at 6:58 AM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home. She was born on February 3, 1940 in Hickman, KY to Elizabeth Anderson. She married Jim Kissee in Peoria, he survives.

Also surviving are four children, Gary Lowery of Prairie City, IL, Angela Ricken of MO, Theresa Benedict of Bartonville, IL, and Ronnie Kissee of Springfield, IL; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mary owned and operated a bar.

Per Mary’s request there will be no services. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Nuiel Atchley

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Nuiel AtchleyCanton – Nuiel Atchley, 81, of Canton, passed away at 3:52 PM on Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 11, 1935 in Russell Springs, KY to Augustus and Lula (Huckaby) Atchley. He married Phyllis Rae Senders on December 29, 1954 in Canton; she preceded him in death on December 16, 2010.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Beverly Ann Atchley; one grandson, Kyle Atchley; and one brother, Ernest Atchley.

Surviving are three children, Rev. Richard (Debbie) Atchley of Sandoval, IL, Robbin Atchley of Canton, IL, and Carrie (Steve) Christy of Clark, MO; nine grandchildren, Nuiel (Wendy) Atchley, Dennis (Dena) Atchley, Chelsea (Jeff) Jansen; Kenny (Laura) Atchley; Jonathan (Ashley) Atchley, Brandon Atchley, Jeremiah “Miah” Atchley, Ricky (Nicole) Christy, and Caitlin (Josh) Bullock; eight great-grandchildren, Bailey, Hannah, Jordyn, Bronson, Peyton, Claire, Deegan, and Decker; two brothers, David (Pat) Atchley of Norris, IL, and Gary (Mary) Atchley of Jackson, MI; and one sister, Gladys (Bob) Pump.

Nuiel retired from Caterpillar after 31 years. He was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton, and a past member of Norris Volunteer Fire Department. Nuiel loved to golf, fish, hunt, garden, and bowl. He was the former city doubles champion along with Chick Prosser. Nuiel was an inventor and really just a jack of all trades. He was an avid Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan. Nuiel services his country in the Air Force from 1954-1963.

Services will be at 12 PM noon on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, where a visitation will be from 10-12 PM. Pastors Ardith Corsaw and Wally Carlson will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association or South Park United Methodist Church. To view Nuiel’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Thomas C. Rowley

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scan_20170110_120619726CANTON – Thomas C. Rowley, 88, of Canton, passed away at 4:30 PM on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Graham Hospital. He was born on May 23, 1928 in Canton to Thomas and Bessie (Noe) Rowley. He married Charlotte Lillie in July of 1954 in Lewistown; she preceded him in death on May 7, 1986.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Roberta Vaughn, and Peggy Picton, and five sisters, Dorothy, Helen, Mary, Lena, and Virginia.

Surviving are five children, William “Bill” Davidson of Lewistown; Vickie S. Nell of Canton, Melinda Ford of Canton, Charlene (David) Moffitt of Lewistown, and Connie J. Carter of Canton; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Thomas retired from the East Peoria Caterpillar in 1987 after 33 years. He loved to go raccoon hunting, and was an avid Chicago Bulls fan. Thomas was of the Christian Faith.

Thomas served in the Army during the Korean War and WWII.

Services will be at 11 AM on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM.  Rev. Burt Clarke will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Shields Chapel Cemetery in Rural Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. To view Thomas’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert “Bob” Yocom

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robert-yocomCANTON- Robert “Bob” Yocom, 62, of Canton, passed away at 12:56 AM on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, IA. He was born on June 13, 1954 in Peoria to Bill and Betty (Costley) Yocom. He married Mary Ellen Hackett in September of 2001, she survives.

Also surviving are his three children; Michael Yocom of Louisiana, Melissa (Jonathon) Smith of Canton, Jeremy Hackett of Canton; two grandchildren, Natalie and Ace Smith; one brother, David Yocom of Elmwood; two sisters, Sherry (Lauren) Dagit of Spring Bay, and Linda (Harry) Lakin of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Richard Yocom.

Bob worked for Hiel Trucking in Prairie City. He was a veteran of the Navy for 20 years and retired in 1993.

Services will be at 5 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where a visitation will be from 3-5 PM. Rev. Kevin Van Tine will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after services. Memorial can be made to the Veterans Affairs. To view Bob’s DVD or make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mary R. “Rose” Cumpston

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scan_20170107_094648110CANTON- Mary R. “Rose” Cumpston 78 of Canton passed away at 11:33 AM on Friday, January 6, 2017 at her Residence. She was born on March 22, 1938 in Canton, a daughter of Harold and Nettie Mae (Games) O’Brien. She married William F. Cumpston on December 29, 1962 in Rushville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2000.

Also preceding her in death is her parents, one son, William J. “Billy” Stickle, and her step-father, Newton Simpson, whom raised her.

Surviving are two sons, O.Keith Lillie of Portland, Oregon; William L. “Lee” Cumpston of Canton; one daughter, Connie (Steve) Smith of Lewistown; one brother, Larry (Becky) Simpson of Canton, and one sister, Stella Menne of Pekin; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Missie.

Mary was the head cook for the Arrowhead Café in which her mother owned and operated for 30 plus years, and was a member of the Women of the Moose in Canton.

Per Mary’s wishes there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton. Burial of ashes will be in Waterford Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Lung Association. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Brian K. Grubb

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scan_20170106_133637926BLOOMINGTON – Brian K. Grubb, 48, of Bloomington, formerly of Hanna City, passed away at 9:49 AM on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Bloomington, IL. He was born on April 25, 1968 in Canton to Shelby and Brenda (Stone) Grubb. He married Kim Hartman on May 31, 1996 in Bloomington, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are his parents; three children, Tyler Pendleton, Madilynn Grubb, and Michael Grubb, all at home; one sister, Nicki Grubb of Farmington, IL; two aunts, Lisa (Rick) Moore of LeRoy, IL and Betsy (Rich) Myers of Farmington, IL; two uncles, Dan Stone of Hanna City, IL and Walter (Virginia) Grubb of Ellisville, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; sister in law, Kelly (Ed) Gray of Loami, IL; and mother in law, Helen Hartman of Loami, IL.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grester and June Stone, and Raymond and Nellie Grubb.

Brian worked as an IT systems analyst at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington; he was an avid Chicago Bears Fan. Brian was liked and loved by everyone who met him.

Services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street in Canton, IL; where visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Steve Myers will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Hanna City, IL. Memorials can be made to in care of CEFCU for his Children’s Education Fund. To view Brian’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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