Farmington – Shirley Ann Weaver, 86, of Farmington, passed away at 1:54 AM on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton. She was born on September 8, 1929 in Avon to Jess and Fern (Butler) Tourtillott. She married Carl E. Weaver on April 16, 1950 in Fort Sheridan, IL. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2005.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; daughter, Linda Lou Weaver; three brothers; and one sister.
Surviving are two children, Kenneth (Cathy) Weaver of Trivoli, and Thomas (Deborah) Weaver of Cleveland, OH; three grandchildren, Dewayne (Kelly) Weaver of Benson, IL, Andrea (Matt) Stufflebean of Delavan, and Alyssa Green of Farmington; and seven great-grandchildren.
Shirley was a member of Women of the Moose in Farmington and also Royal Neighbors of America.
Services will be at 10 AM on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Pastor Bob DeBolt will be the officiate. Burial will follow the services at Avon Cemetery in Avon, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorials can be to PINK Inc. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Robert Lee Smith, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 1:17 AM on Monday, February 08, 2016 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on December 29, 1933 in Astoria to Homer and Lucille (Walton) Smith. He first married Barbara Post on January 9, 1954 in Canton; she preceded him in death on August 21, 2001. He then married Marie Emily Zook on June 1, 2003 in Peoria, she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Gloria (Frank) Smith-Duryea of Hanna City, IL, Kerry (Kathy) Smith of Canton, IL, and Kathy Ridenour of Loveland, CO; four grandchildren, Nick (Krista) Smith of Canton, Natalie Smith of Canton, Sara Ridenour of Fort Collins, CO, and Bailee Ridenour of Loveland, CO; one brother Homer (Julia) Smith Jr. of Canton; and two sisters, Patty (Alan) Greer of Simpsonville, SC, and Judy (Tom) Beaven of Simpsonville, SC.
Preceding him in death are his parents, first wife Barbara, two sisters, Eloise Seckman of Rushville, IL, and Wanda Wells of New Burgh, IN, and nephew, Steven Seckman.
Robert worked as a foreman in tools and supplies at Caterpillar in East Peoria. He was of Baptist faith. Robert enjoyed reading, woodwork, shooting black powder guns, going to rendezvous’s, gardening, traveling, making knives, mushrooming, watching westerns, going to family reunions, walking hand in hand with Emily, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 AM on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where a visitation will be from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will be the officiate. Burial will follow services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Illinois Cancer Care or Donor’s Choice. To view Robert’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Trivoli – Willard “Willy” M. Parr, 84, of Trivoli, passed away at 1:50 PM on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on July 5, 1931 in Ramona, Oklahoma and was adopted by Clyde and Mildred Parr on February 14, 1945. He married Cynthia Passmore on April 26, 1993 in Peoria, she survives.
Also surviving are two children, Christine (Steve) Bucco of Trivoli, and Lisa (Brad) Vallianatos of Farmington; four grandchildren, Andrew and Luke Bucco, and Paige and Emily Vallianatos; one sister, Joyce Riley, of Ardmore, OK; and mother-in-law, Marvel Passmore of Hanna City.
Preceding him in death are his parents, and two sisters.
Willy worked as a Machinist at Catepillar and retired in June of 1983, he then owned and operated Parr’s Auctioneer Service. He was a horseshow announcer for many years. He was a Western Horseshow announcer at the Heart of Illinois fair for 39 years, was president of many bowling leagues, and past governor of 1571 Moose Lodge. Willy served in the Marines during the Korean conflict.
Services will be at 10 AM on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Pastor Bob DeBolt will be the officiate. Burial will follow services at LeHigh Cemetery in Elmwood. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the funeral home, with Moose rites at 7PM. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. To view Willy’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Richard J. Fidler, 65, of Farmington passed away peacefully at 8:13pm, Sunday, February 7, 2016, at his home with family members at his side. Dick bravely and valiantly fought prostate cancer for 9 years. Dick was born April 19, 1950, in Canton, IL, to Leonard G. and Alice (Glynn) Fidler, the 3rd of 5 children. He attended primary school in Smithfield, IL, and graduated from Cuba High School in 1968. He married Bonnie (Hazzard) Morgan on June 29, 1996, in Peoria, IL, she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Rick of Marcellus, MI, Michelle (Jeff) Cornwell of Marcellus, MI, Stephen of Pekin, IL, and his step-daughter, Melissa (Scott) Ritterbush of Walcott, IA; 5 grandchildren, Kyle, Jonah, Felicity, Logan and Taylor, his siblings, Larry (Lois) of Manito, IL, Edward (Liz) of Prescott, AZ, Kathy Fidler of Mapleton, IL, as well as his former wife Linda of Ellisville, IL. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, David (Meta) Hazzard of Charleston, SC, sisters-in-law, Denise Welch of Washington, IL, and Heidi (Rich) Moore of Dunlap, IL, and many nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Patricia A. Leezer, and step-mother, Alice M. Fidler.
He worked for several years for Powerton in Pekin, IL, then studied for the ministry at Taylor University in Fort Wayne, IN. He pastored a church in Fort Wayne before moving to Marcellus, MI, and pastoring at Harmony Chapel there. He often spoke of the enormous satisfaction of that assignment and the joy of sharing his deep faith with others. In the late 1980s Dick returned to Central Illinois and worked for Intermet Foundry in Havana,IL, for several years, before joining Dynegy Midwest Generation in Havana in 2000 as an electrician. Dick officially retired from Dynegy in April 2015.
Dick loved sports in general, but the Cubs and the Bears specifically, and Ron Santo was his favorite player. He was an armchair commentator who could equal the media sportscasters any day. Dick played golf, fished, hunted and loved the outdoors.
We will celebrate Dick’s life on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Anderson Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington with a visitation from 10:30 to noon, followed by a Memorial service at noon. Cremation has been accorded. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either Illinois Cancer Care, 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615 or OSF Hospice, 2265 W. Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61515.
Canton – Aubrey (A.P.) Baker, 88, passed away February 7, 2016 at Red Oaks Assisted Living in Canton. He was born February 3, 1928 to Berniece Baker Lockard and raised in Astoria by his grandparents David and Ida Baker. He married Mary Louise Van Horn March 17, 1946.
His wife and grandson preceded him in death.
Aubrey is survived by three children, Audrey Brown of Las Vegas, NV, Steve (Nancy) Baker of Waterloo, IL, and Ted (Dorri) Baker of Norris, IL; four grandchildren, Michael Brown, Jeremy Baker, Nathan Baker, and Staci Baker; and his pride and joy great grand-daughter Aubrey Elizabeth Baker. His extended family includes sister in law Lilly Steele and half brother Gene (Connie) Lockard.
Aubrey was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with Military Police in the Philippines. He was a member of the First Christian Church and American Legion.
Cremation will be handled by Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, and no services are planned per his request. He has requested any memorials be made to Meals on Wheels.
Peoria – Robert L. Brooks, 70, of Peoria, passed away at 10:07 AM on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Richard L. Owens OSF Hospice Home. He was born on August 1, 1945 in Peoria, IL to Donald and Ruth (Sutton) Brooks. He married Suzanne Bennett on July 27, 1968 in Peoria, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are four children, Robert R. Brooks of Lancaster, CA, Scott A. (Emma) Brooks of Washington, IL, Angela L. (David) Walley of Toronto, Ontario, and Renee J. (Opey) Rowell of Manito, IL; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Donald Brooks of AZ; two sisters, Judy Knack of Washington, IL, and Marcia Duke of Beechgrove, TN.
Preceding him in death are his parents; one brother; and step-father Martin Hartter.
Robert worked as a welder at Caterpillar for 31 years where he retired in October of 1997, he also worked at Coyote Creek golf course for 13 years. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Bartonville for 39 years and was very active in the church. Robert was an avid Cardinals, Bears, and Bradley Braves fan. He was in the Navy Seabees from 1964-1965, during the Vietnam War. He was also in the Navy reserve for 6 years.
Services will be at 12 PM noon on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL where a visitation will be held from 10:30-12 PM. Pastor Zachary Rogers will be the officiate. Cremation rights will be accorded following the services. Memorials may go to his church. To view Robert’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Peoria – Robert “Bob” Louis Waugh, 80, of Peoria, passed away at 8:06 AM on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on July 28, 1935 in Ray, IL to Louis and Eula (Davis) Waugh. He married Phyllis Mae Derry on July 17, 1958 in Fulton County, she preceded him in death on December 13, 1991.
Also preceding him in death are his parents; one grandson, Christopher Waugh; and two brothers.
Surviving are four children, Sally Jo Waugh-Nussbaum of Bloomington, Robert A (Debra) Waugh of El Paso; Dianna Waugh-Woitas of Nashville, TN, and Frederick E. Waugh of Morton; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; long time companion Joanne Defreitas and her son John Defreitas.
Robert worked as a meat cutter at various stores and retired from Kroger’s. Robert was of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of the Odd Fellows in Lewistown. He loved playing pool and was an avid softball fan and Chicago Cubs fan. Robert was a loving father and grandfather.
Services will be at 12 PM noon on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL where a visitation will be from 10-12 PM. Committal services will be at 2:15 PM at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, IL, . Memorials can be made to Sister’s of St. Francis. To view Robert’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Canton – Iona Ladd, 85, of Buchanan, TN, formally of Canton, passed away at 11:56 AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at her residence. She was born on July 10, 1930 in Fulton County to Ellis and Opal (Trobaugh) Myers. She married Donald Ladd on November 3, 1964, he preceded her in death on August 8, 2007.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; two sons, Darynn “Grizz” Romine and Darryl “Curly” Romine; and three brothers, Ellis Myers, Robert Myers, and Donnie Myers.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Linda) Romine of Wausau, WI, and Danny (Kim) Ladd of Buchanan, TN; one step-son, Jack (Marilyn) Ladd of Mountain Home, AR; two step-daughters, Joyce (David) Oedewaldt of Hanna City, IL and Judy Clark of Hanna City, IL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, JoAnn Thomas of Canton, IL;
Services will be at 2 PM on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where a visitation will be from 12-2 PM. Rev. Dennis Romine will officiate. Burial will follow services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
London Mills – Kenneth D. Deppermann, 69, of London Mills, passed away at 3:29 PM on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, IL. He was born on April 12, 1946 in Canton, IL to Dale and Helen (Ryan) Deppermann. He married Connie Lance on July 31, 1965 in Bellevue, IL, she survives.
Also surviving are 5 children, Troy (Melody Schroer) Deppermann of LaGrange, MO, Terry (Jennifer) Deppermann of Glasford, IL, Tony (Erika) Deppermann of Yates City, IL, Chris (Brooke) Deppermann of Canton, IL, and Jovon (Chad Endres) Deppermann of Bartonville, IL; 6 grandchildren; two brothers, Rodger (Trish) Deppermann of Trivoli, and Robert (Linda) Deppermann of Glasford; and his mother Helen Deppermann of Glasford, IL.
Preceding him in death is his father, Dale Deppermann; and Joyce Willms who he helped care for.
Kenneth worked as Sergeant at the Peoria County Jail for several years, and also owned and operated Frontier Arms. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Canton, a lifelong member of the Chillicothe Sportsman Club, the Single Action Shooting Society, and the NRA. Kenneth was an avid competitive shooter, gunsmith, reloader, and outdoorsman. He was a loving husband, father of five, and grandfather of six.
Services will be at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 2-4 PM. President Ron Deppermann will officiate. Cremation rights will be accorded after the services. Burial will follow at a later date. Memorials can be made to Make a Wish Foundation or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. To view Kenneth’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Bartonville – Darlene Mae Stamps, 80, of Chillicothe, IL, formally of Peoria, passed away at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was born on January 10, 1936 in Peoria, IL to Rudolph and Viola (Shedden) Smith. She married Isaac Stamp on February 21, 1953 in Corinth, Mississippi. They were married for over 60 years, he survives.
Also surviving are three children, Deloris Lovell of Peoria, IL, Debra (David) Velzke of Florida, and David Isaac Stamps of Peoria, IL; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Smith; two sisters, Iola (Ronald) Emery of Bartonville, IL, and Marilyn (Richard) Welton of Peoria, IL; and sister-in-law, Carol Sue Smith.
Preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter, Doreen Stamps; and one brother, Edward Smith; and one sister, Marlene Gailliert.
Darlene worked in Retail Sales at many places, and also a Dry Cleaning Service. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL. Darlene loved to sing in church, and religion played a big part in raising her children. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Services will be at 2 PM on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL. Pastor Michael Jones will officiate. Cremation rights will be accorded after the services. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to P.A.W.S. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com