Sesser – Zachary Cassidy Darr, 34, born May 14, 1982, raised in Pekin, IL passed on Friday, December 2, 2016.
Preceded in death by his mother, Donita M.C. Darr.
Surviving is his father, Jesse Darr, brother, Elijah Darr and nephew, Ezra Darr, and youngest brother Gabriel Darr all of Pekin.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, and camp. He left behind many friends and loved ones, including his significant other of many years, Letha St. Clair.
Memorials can be made to the Darr family to help cover final expenses. A Celebration of Life is to be announced. Cremation rites have been accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Canton – Mary D. Strode, 73, of Canton, passed away at 4:31 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Graham Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1943 in Hot Springs, AR to James and Estell (Cozart) Jackson formerly of Hot Springs, AR.
Surviving are three children, Elizabeth Ann Strode of Bushnell, Roger (Donna) Strode of Canton, and Dee Anna (Jeff Berfield) Wolfe-Strode of Canton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Millsap and Paul Millsap; and three sisters, Joyce Davis, Sue McGuire, and Carolyn Neff.
She was preceded in death by her parents; previous husband, David Allen Strode; two brothers, Marvin Rowland, and Billy Ralph Rowland; and one sister, Martha Jackson.
Mary worked as a CNA at Renaissance Care Center and was a caregiver for the mentally disabled for many years. She was an avid pitch and bingo player.
Services will be at 12 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL 61520, where a visitation will be from 11-12 PM. Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. To view Mary’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Canton – Boden Douglas Florey, infant son of Kyle Florey and Kalee Dallefeld was stillborn on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Graham Hospital surrounded by his family.
Surviving are his parents; paternal grandparents, Michael and Tina Kruzan of Canton and Cory (Becky) Johnson of Canton; maternal grandparents, Mike and Michelle Walker of Canton, Wayne (Sue) Dallefeld of Shorewood, IL; paternal great-grandma, Jean Florey of Canton; maternal great-grandparents, Judy Whitman of Lewistown, Pamela Myers of Canton and Richard (Carol) Walker of Havana; and several aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death by three great-grandpa’s, Chuck Florey, Allan Myers, and Bill Whitman.
Private services for the family and friends will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital to help fund the purchase of another Cuddle Cot. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Canton – Nancy A. Massingale, 83, of Canton, passed away at 5:36 AM on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Graham Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1933 at Spring Valley, IL to William E. and Mary (Pederzani) Wellner. She married Howard D. Massingale on September 13, 1952 in Peru, IL. He preceded her in death on May 27, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant grandson, Brandon Marvel.
Surviving are three daughters, Cheryl (Bill) Marvel of Canton, Karen (Jim) Ewan of Locust Hill, VA, and Mary (Jim Hejl) Massingale of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Brett Marvel, Sarah Williamson, Jessie, Matt, and John Paul Ewan; one great-grandchild, Eli Huynh Marvel.
Nancy loved to travel, and her greatest joy was her family. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton.
Per Nancy’s wishes there will be no services; cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Parlin Ingersoll Library, or donor’s choice. To view Nancy’s DVD or to make online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.
CANTON- Randy E. Hilton, 60, of Canton, passed away at 11:21 AM on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on October 12, 1956 in Jacksonville, IL, a son Robert L. and Marcella Elaine Easley Hilton. He married the love of his life Cindy McLaren on June 15, 1979 in Lewistown. She survives.
Also surviving is his beloved daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Mansker of Kansas City, Missouri; Christina (Justin) Schoon of Canton; two loving granddaughters, Majesta and Camryn, and his beloved dog, Ozzy.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Steven Hilton.
Randy was an over the road truck driver for several years, he was an avid Miami Dolphins football fan, loved to watch NASCAR and wrestling.
Per Randy’s wishes there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton. Memorials can be made to his family. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Maureen J. Franciskovich, 73, of Canton, passed away at 12:01 PM on Friday, November 25, 2016 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on January 28, 1943 in Canton, a daughter of Maurice and Marie Hezlep Preece. She married James Franciskovich on January 7, 1977 in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving is one son, Doug (Stacy) Kosier of Canton; two grandchildren, Isabella and Ian Kosier both at home.
Maureen was a manager at Super-X Rev. Co. for many years.
A memorial visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main, Canton. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. To view Maureen’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
John F. Rench Sr., 73 of Canton, passed away at 10:15 AM on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 13, 1943 in Ottawa, Illinois, a son of John and Nellie Burkholder Rench. He married Judy Chambers in December of 1966 in Smithfield, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John “Johnny” Rench Jr.; Todd Rench, and one daughter Christina Barclay all of Canton; one grandson, Gage Barclay; one brother Robert (Jean) of Keokuk Iowa, two sisters, Bonnie (Raymond) Jarnagin of Canton, and Dorothy Miller of Bushnell.
He was preceded in death by parents, one sister, Lois”Rene”, and one brother, James.
John retired from Intentional Harvester in Canton, and was a United States Army Veteran.
Per John’s wishes there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
TRIVOLI- Martha M. “Bea” Oltman, 84, of Trivoli, passed away at 10:20 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL. She was born on October 1, 1932 in Princeton, IL, a daughter of Arthur and Minnie (Peterson) Eckoff. She married Merle Oltman on December 9, 1950 in Mississippi. He preceded her in death in January of 2003.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, one son, Larry Oltman, and one brother, Donald Eckoff.
Surviving are her children, Janet Miller of Fort Myers, Florida; Steve Oltman of Farmington; Carol (Pat) Clardy of Farmington, Elaine Carrigan of Rockford; Sharon (Junior) Leathers of Metamora, and Kim Camacho of Mark, IL; 16 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Bea was a beloved mother and homemaker, and loving farmer’s wife; she was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brimfield, a member of the Women of the Moose. She loved living in Florida since 2003, and she taught Sunday school and Bible School for many years.
Per Bea’s wishes there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Memorials can be made to Harbor Light Hospice or to Farmington Country Manor. To leave online condolences for Bea’s family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
BARTONVILLE- Nancy M. Koeppel, 87, of Bartonville passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, IL.
Nancy Briggs was born July 7, 1929, in Peoria, the daughter of Homer & Murriel J. (Byram) Briggs. She married Jack Koeppel on May 14, 1949 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1985, in Peoria.
She is survived by her children and grandchildren: son Dan (Heidi) of Jacksonville, and granddaughters Anna and Paige Koeppel of Springfield; son Glen (Cindy) and grandsons Drew and Sam Koeppel, of Bartonville; and son Raymond (Cindy) and granddaughters, Ashley Fornoff and Abby Koeppel of East Peoria.
She also survived by her sister, Mary Koeppel, and her brother, Harry (Charlotte) Briggs; and many nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Homer Briggs Jr. and Jim and Raymond Hendricks, and two sisters: Thelma Gardner and Barbara Santos.
Nancy retired from Caterpillar, having worked her way up from being a server in the lunchroom to one of the top employees in the accounting office.
Nancy was a wonderful, caring, attentive and involved mother and grandmother. She loved to go watch her grandchildren play sports, especially when it was just around the corner at Limestone. She also often made trips to East Peoria and Jacksonville to watch her grandchildren’s games and dance recitals. Her home was always open for family to visit, and she always made sure you had something to eat. She also enjoyed golfing and bowling with friends, and having a beer now and then.
The family will receive visitors at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, 1107 W. Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL 61607 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 21. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Raymond Barclay will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in West Peoria. In lieu of memorials, contributions may be made to Limestone Youth Baseball Inc, P.O. Box 4089, Bartonville, IL 61607-0089. To view Nancy’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
CANTON – Edythe Leona Sommers, 88, of Canton, passed away at 11:25 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. She was born on January 20, 1928 in Eureka, a daughter of Allen Dexter and Edith May (Homan) Ladd. She married William Jack Mckechie, RPH. on November 6, 1950 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death is her parents, two sisters Grace Hogan and Rowena Maxon, one brother, Donald Ladd.
Surviving is her son, J. Scott Mckechnie, DVM of Fridley, MN; two brothers, William Ladd of Farmington; Sam Ladd of Canton, and one sister, June Gray of Canton.
Edythe was a beloved mother and homemaker, but also had careers in accounting, real estate, and her own interior painting business.
Per Edythe’s wishes there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com