Wilma Serelia Sturgeon

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Wilma Sturgeon

Wilma Sturgeon

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Wilma Serelia (Corwell) Sturgeon, 97 of Canton passed away at 9:30 AM Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on October 20, 1917 in Harrisburg, IL. to William and Leah (Lindsey) Crowell. Wilma married Don Sturgeon on September 9, 1947 in Canton. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2001. Also preceding her were her parents and 2 sisters; Billie Lee McCaskey and an infant. Surviving is several cousins and friends.

Wilma worked for the Fulton County Health Department as a Public Health Nurse from 1946-1980. She was the Health Officer for 7 years from 1961-1968. She was a member of First Congregational Church of Christ in Canton. Wilma graduated from Canton High School and St. John’s Nursing School in Springfield.

Services will be 2:15 PM Tuesday, July 28th; Graveside in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton with the Rev. Sue Harrington officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Tuesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Memorials can be made to her church. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Jeffery R. “JR” Watson

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Jeffery “JR” Watson

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Jeffery R. “JR” Watson, 58, of Canton passed away at 8:16 PM Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Mason District Hospital in Havana. JR was born May 15, 1957 in Canton to Roy and Margaret (Purvis) Watson. Surviving are his parents of Memphis, MO, 3 children; Jenny Lynn Oaks , Trinity Marie Watson, and Cory R.C. Watson all of Canton, 3 grandchildren; Ian Oaks, Raya Sunshine Reading, and Reese Watson, a brother Terry (Debbie) Watson of Canton, and a husband-in-law Gary (Billie Jo) Kinsel of Canton. A brother Tony Watson preceded him in death.

JR owned and operated JR auto repair. He also worked for Caterpillar for over 30 years as a plant supervisor. He loved motorcycles, trips to Missouri, hanging out at Brew N Cue, loved his family and friends, and father to many.

Services will be 6PM Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be from 3-6 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To view JR’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Debra J. Frazier

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Debra J. Frazier, 62, of Canton passed away at 7:25 AM Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Graham Hospital. She was born on July 28, 1952 in Springfield, IL. to Junior and Janet I. (Scroggins) Denning 1st. Debra is survived by 2 brothers; James Denning of Canton, and Perry (Tammie) Denning of Farmington, 2 sisters; Mary Revelle of Decatur, and Rose Butler of Dallas, TX, 3 half sisters and 1 half brother. Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother Junior Denning 2nd.

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life following the graveside at Moore’s Pub in Canton. Memorials can be made to the family. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Dean P. King

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Dean P. King

Canton- Dean P. King, 88, of Canton, passed away at 4:00 PM Friday, July 17, 2015 at Unity Point Health Methodist, Peoria.

He was born in Canton on July 13, 1927 to George R. and Elsie (Kruzan) King. He was joined in marriage to Carol Joann Henderson on January 21, 1949 in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Michael P. (Diana) King of Venice, CA, and Darcy Reynolds of Lewistown; two grandsons, Jason (Julie) Pollitt and Dustin (Jennie) Pollitt; and five great grandchildren, Brock, Abby, Kali, Tanner, and Dawsyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glenn and Charles; and one sister, Melba.

He served in the United States Navy during WWII.

Dean was a painter in Peoria for Local #157.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 24, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

To view Dean’s memorial DVD or send the family condolences online, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Gerald L. Postin

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Gerald Postin

Gerald Postin

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Gerald L. Postin, 63, of Canton passed away at 9:55 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his residence. He was born on December 25, 1951 in Canton to Clifford and Evelyn (Reed) Postin. Gerald married Leslie Duffield on February 8, 2003. She survives along with his dad Clifford Postin, 4 children; Teresa (Craig) Newby-McGinnis, Tammey (Brad) DeVries, Tonya (Jim) McPhail, and Timothy (Janelle) Postin, 3 step-children; Jesse (Fawn) Lockwood, Michelle Lockwood (Chris Ebbert), and Thomas (Lisa) Lockwood, 19 grandchildren; Abigail, Matthew, Thomas, Steven, Elyssa, Cameron, Kelsey, Kamen, Blake, Addison, Colin, Ariana, Evan, Lily, Brodie, Breven, Taylor, Dylan, and Alexis, a sister Dianna (Marion) Harper, and 2 nieces; April (Jason) Fleisher, and Anna (Josh) Bundy. Gerald worked at Caterpillar for over 42 years most recently as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Southeast Iowa Pigeon Club, Ducks Unlimited, loved fishing, hunting, and his family. Gerald was a history buff especially his family’s history. Services will be 3 pm Sunday, July 19 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 2 hours prior to services. The Rev. Randy Munson will officiate. Cremation rites will follow the services. Memorials can be made to Canton or Mason County Ducks Unlimited. To view Gerald’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to

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William S. May

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William S. May, 76, of Glasford, passed away at 7:15 am Monday, July 13, 2015 in Yates City. He was born on November 20, 1938 in Peoria to William H. and Jessie B. (Stewart) May. Bill is survived by a sister Shirley (Gerald) Thacker of Crawfordsville, IN, 1 nephew, 3 nieces, and his caregivers; Tom Dooley, Adam and Deana McCormick, and Jennie Bentrup. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Lomalda June Wormer.

Bill worked as a plumber for over 60 years. He was a member of local union #63 in Peoria. Bill was of the Methodist faith and a NRA member. He was an Army veteran.

Services will be 2 pm Friday, July 17 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where visitation will be ½ hour prior to services. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials can be made to the Trivoli Fire Protection District. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Gale M. Motsinger

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Gale Motsinger

Gale Motsinger

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Gale M. Motsinger, 84, of Canton passed away at 6:37 pm Sunday, July 12 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on February 6, 1931 in Canton to Russell and Lucille (Hummel) Motsinger. Gale married Virginia Jeanne Wages on May 10, 1950 in Canton. They recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. She survives along with 6 children; Jan (Debbie) Motsinger of Canton, Robert J. Motsinger of Van Nuys, CA, Gerald “Gale” (Debbie) Motsinger of Bartonville, Randy (Kim) Motsinger of St. David, Sheila (Steve) Bottoms of Middletown, IL, and Michael Motsinger of Lewistown, 9 grandchildren; Carrie Schreiner, Stacey Watters, Donna Grant, Jeff Newlun, Ryan Motsinger, Alex Motsinger, Kurt Motsinger, Kyle Motsinger, and Eric Dennis, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a brother Roger (Janet) Motsinger of Clinton, IL.

Gale worked at Caterpillar as an Inspector for 34 ½ years retiring in 1995. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, Shriners Consistory, Past Master of Lewistown Masonic Lodge #104, loved woodworking, fishing, camping, and was an avid Cardinals fan.  Gale was in the naval reserves for 1 year.

Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 16, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to services. The grandson Rev. Ryan Motsinger will officiate. Masonic rites will be at 1:45 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Memorials can be made to either the Children’s Shriner Hospital, St. Judes Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society. To view Gale’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Norma Jean Mulvaney

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Norma Mulvaney

Bartonville – Norma Jean Mulvaney, 76, of Bartonville, passed away on at 3:05 AM Thursday, July 9, 2015 at her residence.

Norma was born in Bellevue on August 1, 1938 to Eugene and Mildred (Zircle) Johnson. Norma married Roger Mulvaney on June 29, 1963 in Bellevue and was married for 50 years until his passing on November 22, 2013.

Surviving are 2 children; Steve (Chris) Johnson of Peoria, and Ghlee (Lorie) Mulvaney of Washington, 3 grandchildren; Casey (Kim) Johnson of Peoria, Kyle Johnson of Elmwood, and Slade Mulvaney of Washington, 2 step-grandchildren; Jeremiah Leighton of Amarillo, TX, and Mashayla VanAcker of Washington, 3 great-grandchildren; Grace Johnson, Preston Johnson, and Tyler Bunting, 8 brothers; Donald, Bill, Ben, Kenny, Jim, Michael, Robert, and Rick, 3 sisters; Sharon, Barbra Ann, and Debra.

Preceding her in death are her parents, a daughter Becky Mulvaney and a brother Larry.

Norma was the Co-owner and president of Roger L. Mulvaney Inc.

Graveside services will be at 11 am Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Patricks Cemetery in Kickapoo. Father John Verrier will officiate. Burial will follow. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Kenneth L. Thompson

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Kenneth ThompsonCanton- Kenneth L. Thompson, 81, of Canton, passed away at 9:08 AM Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at his residence.
Kenneth was born in Astoria on March 20, 1934 to Maurice L. and Elsie V. (Smith) Thompson.
He first married Shirley A. McClure in Donaldson, IA, July 12, 1952. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2005. He then married Joyce Green in Lewistown, October 8, 2008. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Debra K. Danner, of Canton; three grandchildren, Cherra (Brian) Hughes, Wes (Nicole) Danner, and Jared Danner; two great-grandchildren, Keifer (Rose) Hughes and Trey Hughes; and three great-great grandchildren; Aubrey Sartin, Jace Hughes, and Gavin Hughes.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Thompson Jr.; and three brothers, Dale, Maurice, and Richard.
He worked at Caterpillar as a welder, retiring after 30 years of service. He was also a lifelong farmer.
He was a Mason for over 50 years.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 13, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Reverend Jim Menne will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2015. Masonic rights will follow the visitation at 7:00. Burial will be in Fiatt Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Masonic Charities.
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John W. “Bill” Whipp

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John W. “Bill” Whipp

London Mills – John W. “Bill” Whipp, 73, of London Mills passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1942 in Peoria, IL to John William Sr. and Ethel (Crawford) Whipp.

He married Mary Wyatt on March 12, 1983 in Peoria.

She survives along with two daughters, Christine Whipp of Peoria and Tracey Higby of Albany, GA.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Sally Henderson.

Bill first worked at Federal Warehouse in Peoria delivering furniture for Cohens and Sears and then worked for Robert Cottingham Property Management.

He was a handyman, avid gardener, and enjoyed working on cars.

Bill loved fishing and animals.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday July 6, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior.

Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Graham Hospital Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com