Donald Lee Bennett

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donald-lee-bennettCanton – Donald Lee Bennett, 70, of Canton, passed away at 12:50 PM on September 24, 2016 at Heartland Health Care in Canton. He was born on January 21, 1946 in Canton to William Leroy and Mary Jane (Wolf) Bennett.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and step-father that raised him, Sammy Glass.

Surviving are seven children, Michael Bennett of Canton, Dawn Morris of Canton, Angelina Bennett of AR, Josette Bennett of MO, Donna Bennett of N.C., Donald Lee Bennett Jr. of OK, and Rachel Marie Bennett of OK; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette (Todd) Brinkley of Canton; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and girlfriend of nine years, Donnette Macala.

Don started working for TBMW Railroad, and then worked for Hitchcocks Scrap Yard, after that he worked for McCoy’s Roofing for many years. Before getting sick, he helped his friend Jack Russell at Russells Auto Body. Don attended the Salvation Army in Canton. Don was a coon hunter, trapper, and really loved fishing and the outdoors. He was a scrapper for many years until the good Lord took him home. Don was loved by his cat, Baby, and his dogs, Princess and Angel.

Services will be at 11 AM on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where a visitation will be from 10-11 AM. Tony Long will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials can be made to funeral expenses c/o Wells Fargo. To view Don’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Andrew “Andy” E. Almasi

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andrew-almasiAndrew “Andy” E. Almasi, 72, of Farmington, IL, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 23, 2016. Andy was born to Beatrice (Balagna) and Joseph Almasi on November 11, 1943, in Canton, IL. Andy met his wife, Linda Reynolds (Barrett), and they married in 1970. 

He leaves his wife, Linda, of 45 years; his son Joe (Lori) Almasi; son Don (Christy) Barrett; daughter Angi (Jean Kueter) Almasi; daughter Jenny (Tom) Hall; grandchildren Mallory, Paige, Heath, Taylor, Rane, Nick, Brady, Jordan, John Rylee, Kent and Lily Carsyn. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Bob Jacobus; and sister, Linda (Larry) Taff.

Andy was a man who loved to work.  In his early years, he worked at International Harvester (Navistar) and Len’s Yamaha.  He later worked for the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Association of Quincy.  Andy returned to work for Navistar where he retired in 2000.  After retirement, he worked for Peterson Farms. 

Throughout his life, Andy was active in his community where he was President of Skilled Trades Local 1145; Exalted Ruler of the Canton Elks Club; head of the Canton United Way; and member of the UAW CAP Council. 

An avid fisherman, Andy enjoyed vacationing with Linda, their family and their dogs (Sassy, Snickers, and Brandy) in northern Minnesota.  He also enjoyed golfing and bowling with his friends.  A special thank you goes out  to OSF Hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the United Methodist Church in Farmington, IL, on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  Cremation rites have been accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.  To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Charlotte J. Clardy

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Charlotte J. ClardyFarmington – Charlotte J. Clardy, 86, of Farmington, passed away at 7:54 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Graham Hospital. She was born on December 16, 1929 in Peoria to Lester W. and Mary (Gioannini) Scott. She married Danny M. Clardy on March 5, 1949 in Farmington, IL. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2010.

Also preceding her in death are her parents.

Surviving are two sons, John “Mike” (Cheryl) Clardy and James “Pat” (Carol) Clardy both of Farmington; three daughters, Jean “Cathy” Busch of Pekin, Theresa “Terry” Boughton and Dana (Scott) Hoerr both of Farmington; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce (Roger) Tuttle of Pontiac.

Charlotte owned and operated Clardy Realty in Farmington for 31 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington. She was also a member of St. Matthews Altar and Rosary Society, Morning Church Prayer Group, and Women of the Farmington Moose. Charlotte was Valedictorian of her senior class.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 AM on Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Mathews Catholic Church, where a visitation will be an hour prior. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 9:30 AM. Father Paul Stiene will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Food Pantry, Farmington Rescue Squad or her church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Sandra “Sandy” Jett

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sandra-jettMacomb – Sandra “Sandy” Jett, 68, of Macomb, passed away at 8:40 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb, IL. She was born on February 22, 1948 in Canton to Donald Dean and Ardis (Ward) Jett. She married Jimmie Gray in May of 1967 in Blandinsville, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jimmie (Jan) Gray of Rushville, IL, and Michael (Beth) Gray of Macomb, IL; seven grandchildren, D. Tyler Gray, Tanner Otto Gray, Travis Dean Gray, Brianna S. Gray, Kylin Marie Gray, Paige Jolyn Gray, Dilan Michael Gray, and Malaki Shane Gray; and one brother, Gary (Norma) Jett of Canton.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and three brothers, Bill, Steve, and Mike Jett.

Sandy worked as a bartender. She was a member of the Macomb American Legion.

A Celebration of Life will held at 2 PM on October 15, 2016 at The Macomb American Legion. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to her grandchildren’s education fund. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Larry D. Bedwell

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Lewistown – Larry D. Bedwell, 77, of Lewistown, passed away at 6:00 AM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare Center in Pekin, IL. He was born on December 7, 1938 in Canton to John and Bertha (Kruschinsky) Bedwell.

Surviving is one daughter, Laura A. Bedwell of Peoria, two grandsons, Trevor and Trey; four brothers, John Bedwell Jr. of S.C., Russell Bedwell of Lewistown, Virgil Bedwell of Canton, and Paul Bedwell of East Peoria; three sisters, Violet (Walter) Sweet of Pekin, Beverly Westerfield of St. David, and Virginia Bennett of MS; and his special friend, Anne Forbes.

Preceding him in death are his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Larry worked as a laborer in the Union. He served in the Army from September 1961 to 1965.

Services will be at 6 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL., where a visitation will be from 4-6 PM. Rev. Sheldon Westerfield will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Diabetes’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

Josephine Ellen Smith

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Josephine Ellen SmithJosephine Ellen Smith, 93, of East Peoria, passed away at 5:09 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Farmington County Manor. She was born on March 17, 1923 in Frederick, IL to Joseph Fisher and Alice (Cole) Fisher-Ren. She married Laston L. Smith on March 21, 1942 in Missouri. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and four sisters.

Surviving are three children, Patricia (David) Churchill of Dripping Springs, TX, Ruthie (Steven) Schnetzler of Farmington, IL, and Shirley (William) Pierce of Bartonville, IL; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Henry, John, and William Ren.

Josephine was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in East Peoria, IL.

Services will be at 11 AM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be an hour prior. Rev. William Pierce will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Berea Baptist Church in Bartonville. To view Josephine’s DVD or make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Diana Sue “Nonnie” Grigsby

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BRYANT- Diana Sue “Nonnie” Grigsby, 65, of Bryant, passed away at 6:35 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Graham Hospital. She was born on July 19, 1951 in Denver, Colorado, a daughter of Burl and Donita (Sutter) Goins. She married Carl Grigsby on November 2, 1984 in Lewistown. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Jason Hertel of Nashville, TN; Audrey (Chris) Carlin of Bryant; RaeAnne Hertel of Peoria, ten grandchildren, Caleb, Jacob, Rebekah, Hunter, Lorre, Lucas, Sawyer, Peyton, Thomas and Emerson; one brother, Edward (Donna) Goins of Hillsboro, Indiana; two sisters, Beverly (Gary) Johnson of Roanoke; Rose (Miles) Thurm of Hillsboro, Indiana, and two nephews and one niece. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Kisses.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Frank Goins, and two granddaughters, Alexandria and Gwyneth Kruzan.

Diana worked as a CNA for several years in the Fulton and Peoria County area, she enjoyed camping, fishing, and shooting with her family.

Per Diana’s request there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main St., Canton. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Jeanne Gould

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jeanne-gould Jeanne Gould, 95, of Peoria, passed away at 1:52 AM on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Heddington Oaks in Peoria. She was born on September 6, 1921 in Astoria, IL, a daughter of Dale and Mabel Carter Bucy. She married Wayne Gould on June 22, 1941 in Astoria, he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death is one son, Phillip W. Gould; two brothers, Carter “Bud” and John “Jack” Bucy, and one sister, Louise Bollinger.

Surviving is her beloved daughter, Mary Jean Burger of Peoria; four grandchildren, Cyndi (Dave) Foster of Mapleton, Heidi (Bob) Gregory of Pontiac, Kris Livengood, Michael Burger both of Peoria; eight great-grandchildren, Chase, Kohl, Carson, and Kaden Gregory; Emily and Austin Foster, and Izabella and Zaine Burger.

“Grandma” Jeanne worked as a secretary for District 150 for 34 years- retiring in 1986. She was a lifetime member of University United Methodist Church in Peoria. She kept active by volunteering at Wildlife Prairie Park. She was a long time  member of Landmark Recreation Center and exercised daily well into her eighties. Wayne and Jeanne were avid bridge players and loved to spend winters in Texas where they had many great friends.

She will be remembered for her quick wit, generosity and kind heart. Her love for the Lord, her family and friends was never ending.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Visitation will be from 12:45 to 1:45 PM on Monday at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Pastor Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Sam Lingenfelter

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Sam LingenfelterCanton – Sam Lingenfelter, 91, of Canton, passed away at 2:07 AM on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Red Oaks Estate. He was born on August 18, 1925 in Canton to Sheldon and Ruth (Ashby) Lingenfelter. He married Alta Beebe, she preceded him in death.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, and six sisters.

Surviving are three children, Patti Lingenfelter of Winter Haven, FL, Dan Lingenfelter of Bunker, MO, and Denise Harrington of Canton, IL; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Donna and Wilma.

Sam retired from working at International Harvester 47 years ago, where he was the UAW President. He worked as an Auxiliary Officer for the Canton Police Department. He was a member of Eastside Church of Nazarene in Canton, the Illinois Sherriff’s Association, AM Vets, American Legion, and the Moose Club.

Sam served in the US Navy.

Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Betty Ann Wynn

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Betty Ann WynnPeoria – Betty Ann Wynn, 94, of Peoria, passed away at 5:25 AM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Liberty Village Manor Court in Peoria, IL. She was born on October 21, 1921 in Speer, IL to Harry and Ethel (Gapen) Stowell. She married Earl Wynn on May 25, 1946 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, and daughter, Sue Ann Williams, and one sister, June Adolphson.

Surviving is daughter, Linda Scudder of Peoria; four grandchildren, Amy Bokal, Justin Scudder, Michael Sung and Robert “Bobby” Williams; four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Zach, Kayla Bokal, and Lily Scudder; one sister, Lucille Mrazek-DiBuno of East Peoria.

Betty worked as an Avon Representative for 25 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Peoria, and also a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aux. 265. Betty was a Girl Scout & Brownie leader for many years, and volunteered at American Red Cross. She loved to dance, and was a huge Chicago Bulls fan and avid gambler at the Par-A-Dice.

Graveside services will be at 2 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, where a visitation will be held from 12:45-1:45 PM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home. 1107 W. Garfield Ave., Bartonville, IL. Son-n-law, Michael Williams will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials can be made to the American Red Cross. To view Betty’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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