Farmington – Larry Walter “Sgt. Rock” Urish, 74, of Farmington, formerly of Glasford, passed away at 6:49 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. He was born on September 3, 1942 in Pekin to Harold and Mildred (Lohemeyer) Urish. He married Alice Barkley on June 3, 1992 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Glasford, IL, she survives.
Also surviving are three step-sons, Mike (Tammy) Chatten of Farmington, Tim (Tammy) Chatten of Yates City, IL, and Scott (Dee Dee) Chatten of Morris, IL; eight grandchildren, Tristan Goodlow, Cole, Tad, Alyssa, and Clay Chatten, Tacey Howerter, Katie and Tarissa Chatten; five great-grandchildren, Jackson and Ricky Chatten, Josiah Goodlow, Brynnleigh Chatten, and Hadlee Howerter; and one brother, Bill Urish of Glasford.
Larry retired from Witco in Mapleton, IL on September 1, 1998. He was of Lutheran faith. Larry was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge and Bartonville American Legion. He was the founder of Biddy-Ball and a coach in Glasford for 25 years, an avid cardinals fan, and loved to golf and fish.
Larry served as a Sargent in the Army from 1966-1968.
Services will be held at 12 PM noon on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be from 10-12 PM. Pastor Harlan Kaden will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to the family who will determine on where they go. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Farmington – William D. Voice, 79, of Farmington, passed away at 3:47 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1937 in Washington, IL to William H. and Janette (Morris) Voice Jr. He married Bonnie Morse on July 20, 1963 in Washington, IL, she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Scott (Gina) Voice of Farmington, Jeffrey Voice of Fairview, and Ryan Voice of Canton; six grandchildren, Nichol, Stephanie, Jazmin, Terin, Rylynn, and Jordan; three great-grandchildren, Paisley, Cooper, and Beau; and one sister, Judith (Willis) Meeks of Washington.
William worked as a service parts writer at Caterpillar’s Peoria downtown headquarters for 38 and a half years. He was of the Methodist Faith. William was a member of Boy Scouts of America and a past member of Farmington Moose.
Services will be at 7 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 5-7 PM. Cremations rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100, American Red Cross, or Ingersoll Scout Reservation. To view William’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Elisabeth Rommel, 93, of Canton, passed away at 5:00 AM on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Renaissance Care Center. She was born on July 26, 1923. Her family lived in Neustettin-Hammerstein which at that time was in the Province of Pomerania, Germany, the daughter of Wilhelm and Anna (Jeske) Schulz. She married Hans Rommel in 1951 in Germany, shortly thereafter they immigrated to the United States. Hans preceded her in death in 1999. Also, preceding her in death are her parents.
Surviving is one daughter, Evelyn (Brad) Oaks of Wee-Ma-Tuk.
Beginning in 1962, Elisabeth worked for Weston Woods Studio, a production company that made audio visual films based on well-known children books. She retired from the position of Director of Administrative Services in 1988. She continued working with Weston Woods on a limited basis for several more years. She eventually moved to Canton to be closer to her loving daughter, which she enjoyed traveling with. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, bird watching, and nature. Elisabeth was known for her joy of cooking and baking. She was of the Lutheran Faith.
Elisabeth’s family would like to sincerely thank the caring and professional staff at Renaissance Care Center for the loving care.
Per the family’s request, services will be private. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Micah Garnett will officiate. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton is in charge of arrangements. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Fairview – Tab W. Hillier, 62, of Fairview, IL, left his earthly home to enter Heaven’s gate on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 2:00 AM.
Tab was born in Galesburg, IL on June 30th, 1954, the son of the late William Sr. and Marianne (Kremer) Hillier. He married Leslie Dunn on February 15th, 1995.
Loved ones to cherish special memories of Tab include his wife; his mother of Galesburg, IL; his father and mother-in-law, Russell and Pamela Dunn of London Mills, IL; his five sons Michael and Kristopher Hillier of Galesburg, IL, Bryan Norris, Mason and Elijah Hillier of Fairview, IL; his five daughters, Tabitha (Eric) Sundberg, Tara, Trisha, Torrie Hillier, and Shayley Norris, all of Galesburg, IL; two brothers, Tom (Charlene) Hillier of Knoxville, IL, William Jr. (Tish) Hillier of Oneida, IL; two sisters, Anne (Tim) Dowers, and Vicki (Lindsey) May, all of Galesburg, IL; two sisters-in-laws, Deborah Stewart of London Mills and Ruth Dunn of Hopkinsville, KY; 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Last but not least his faithful bulldogs Budder and Peanut.
Tab grew up in Galesburg, IL and was a member of the Class of 1972. He worked construction and was a member of Laborers Local 538. Two of his major contributions while working construction were the building of the Galesburg Sandburg Mall and the Henry Hill Correctional Center of Galesburg. In 1987 he attended and graduated from the IL Dept. of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. He first worked at Henry Hill CC then later transferred to IL River CC in Canton, IL, where he retired in 2011 after 23 years’ total service from IDOC.
Tab loved to play sports while growing up, his favorite of which was football. He enjoyed being outdoors, taking trips, play slots at the casino in Bettendorf, playing poker, singing karaoke, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and children. Tab’s father in law always remarked how he has never seen anyone who could hit a golfball as hard and far as Tab and it was amazing to watch.
Tab loved watching sports as well. Among his favorite teams were the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks. He was not a White Sox fan though. One of Tab’s most favorite memories occurred on November 2nd, 2016 when his beloved Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
Tab was a quiet, gentle, man with a great sense of humor and wonderful laugh. He loved to play pranks and could always be counted on to be the life of the party.
Services will be at 12 PM noon on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-12 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Judes Childrens Hospital, the latter on behalf of Nolan Fennell. Nolan’s mother Kelly was one of Tab’s hospice nurses and he was so appreciative of everything she did to help Tab in his battle with cancer. Tab admired that she was there for him even while her own son battled and continues to battle cancer. Per Tab’s wishes please wear sports attire for the services, he did say he will still like you even if you’re a Cardinal’s Fan. To view Tab’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Canton – Lila Louise Lawson, 84, of Canton, passed away at 1:05 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born on November 16, 1932 in Canton to James Llyod and Bernise (Rawley) Cook. She married Donald L. Lawson on November 22, 1950 in Canton, he preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, Robert “Bob” Cook, and two nephews.
Surviving are two children, Tonya (Ray) Markley of Canton, and Donald J. Lawson of Canton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lila was a past member of White Chapel Methodist Church. She loved to go fishing and mushrooming.
Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Orendorff-Breeds Cemetery in Rural Canton, IL. Pastor Jim Reynolds will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Donor’s Choice. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
John Callister Record, 84, of Farmington, passed away at 1:10 PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on August 6, 1932 in Farmington to Roy and Catherine (Callister) Record. He married Ida “Marie” Anderson, she survives
Also surviving are four sons, Sam (Dandy) Ward of Canton, Matt (Deanna) Ward of OH, Stephen (Dolly) Ward of Fairview, and Jim (Dawn) Record of Farmington, IL; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Record of Ellisville; one sister, Blanche (Kent) Swedlund of Watseka, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Dorothy Blue.
John graduated from Farmington High School in 1950. He was a self-employed farmer. John was a member of Farmington Bible Church, and was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during the Korean War.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Pastor Tony Severine will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view John’s DVD or to make online condolences you go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Edward G. Lightle, 82, of Bryant, IL passed away at 11:50 AM on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Unity Point Health Proctor Emergency Room in Peoria. He was born on January 1, 1935 in Canton, a son of Everett and Connie (Cook) Lightle. He married Mildred “Lucy” Hamilton on July 4, 1955 in Bryant, IL, she survives.
Also surviving are two children; Sheree (Tom) Schmitz of Minnesota, Gary (Paula) Lightle of St. David; four grandchildren, Rod, Julie, Wendy, and Joe; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Autumn, Ethan and Eli; one great-great-granddaughter, Lily; two brothers, Allan (Linda) Lightle, of Peoria; Shelby (Norma) Lightle of Lostant, and one sister, Pat (Milton) Ketcham of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Edward worked as an inspector at East Peoria Caterpillar for many years, before retiring to enjoy his hobbies of fishing and woodworking, he was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan. He was a member of Bryant United Methodist Church, and retired volunteer fire chief of the Bryant Fire Department. Edward was proud to serve his country as a United States Navy Veteran, and served inactive reserves for 20 years.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main, Canton, where visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Rev. Walter Carlson will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Memorials can be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital. To view Edward’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Trivoli – Joe C. Williamson, 63, of Trivoli, passed away at 12:30 AM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Unity Point Health Methodist Emergency Room in Peoria. He was born on May 10, 1953 in Peoria, a son of Herbert “Bud” (Ava) Williamson and Mildred Wykoff.
Surviving are his step-mother, Ava Williamson of Trivoli; life partner, Donna Felty; son, Joe (Karoline) Williamson of Charleston, S.C. and their children, Katie Grace and Owen Williamson; son, Jimmy (Angi Dare) Williamson of Greer, S.C. and their son, Gage Williamson; two brothers, Danny (Sue) Williamson of East Peoria, IL, and Randy (Juanita) Snell of Chillicothe; sister, Connie Williamson of Jefferson City, MO. and his extended family of nine grandchildren.
Joe retired from the East Peoria Caterpillar in November of 2015 as a Quality Inspector. He was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge. He was an avid deer hunter, Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and Karaoke singer.
Services will be at 11:30 AM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor Terry England will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in Rural Hanna City, IL. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Farmington Moose Lodge or Cottonwood Cemetery Foundation. To view Joe’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Peoria – Carolee Smithers, 81, of Peoria, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at 2:40 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at UnityPoint Proctor. She was born on December 18, 1935 in Morton, IN to Hubert and Elizabeth “Granny” (Eggers) Clodfelter. She married James Smithers on April 3, 1953 in Greencastle, IN, they were just 40 days’ shy of reaching 64 years of marriage.
Surviving is her husband, James; three children, Jim Smithers Jr. of Peoria, Becky (Dave) Cannon of Peoria, and Brenda (Raymond) Coulson of Bartonville; five grandchildren, Andy (Brandi) Ledbetter, Zac Ledbetter, Bradley Clough, Britnee Clough, and Shay Smithers; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Keith Clodfelter, Joe Clodfelter, and John Clotfelter; two sisters, Sandra Elliott and Judy Rainey; and many nieces and nephews.
Carolee was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jim Clodfelter and Bill Clodfelter, and one sister, Charlotte Smith.
Carolee worked in Management for Venture in Peoria for many years. She was a member of Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria. Carolee was a girl scout leader, an avid reader, enjoyed craft shows, cooking and especially making homemade noodles with her granddaughter. She was such a people person, and loved her friends and family with her whole heart.
A memorial service will be held at 12 PM on March 4, 2017 at Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria with a visitation from 10 AM-12 PM. Pastor Randy Williams will officiate. Another memorial service will be held at 12 PM on March 11, 2017 at Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Morton, IN, with a visitation from 10 AM-12 PM. Pastor Stacy O’Hair will officiate. Burial will take place at Union Chapel Cemetery in Morton, IN. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to Glen Oak Christian Church. Cremation rites will be accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Farmington – Richard C. Perardi, 57, of Farmington, passed away at 12:40 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Proctor UnityPoint in Peoria, IL. He was born on August 15, 1959 in Canton to Albert and Vera (Newcomb) Perardi. He married Mary Jo Bitner on October 3, 1987 in Farmington, IL, she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Michael (Sarah) Perardi, Daniel (Heather Shaw) Perardi, and Adam (Kelsey Inglis) all of Farmington, IL; one granddaughter, Gianna Perardi; one brother, Bill Perardi of Farmington; one sister, Carolyn (David) Higgs of Dunlap; two nieces, which were considered daughters, Elizabeth (Jeff) Shillinger, and Laura (Donny) Gruss; two nephews, Craig (Jessica) Higgs and Scott (Casey) Higgs; four great-nieces, Rosalie, Kennedy, Kiera, and Reese; and two great-nephews, L.J. and Asher.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard was a farmer throughout his life, and was an owner in his family business, Perardi Fur and Wool. He was a member of the Farmington Fire Department since 1981, and a co-chair for the Spoon River Drive in Reed Park. Richard was an avid Cardinals Fan and loved going to St. Louis with his family. Richard was the chef of the family, always making enough food to feed an army. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.
Services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 4-8 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials can be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view Richard’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com