Beulah “Gram” Maxine White

Canton – Beulah “Gram” Maxine White went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday afternoon August 15th at her home with her loved ones near.

She was born on December 24, 1929 in Russell Springs, Kentucky to Charles and Flonnie (Huckaby) Griggs. Her mom always said she was the best Christmas present she ever had!

Beulah is survived by her husband of 67 years Earl D. White Jr. They were married July 15, 1950.

Also surviving are three daughters, Dianne J. Lowe, Linda (Jim) White, Susan (late Bob Curry) White; six grandchildren, Michael D. (Michele) Lowe, Amy D. (Mark) Lowry, Josh D. (Kethra) Lowe, Becki S. (Tom) Bass, Bobbi (Ken) Herz, Ben (Holly) White; eighteen great-grandchildren, Adian, Casey, and Ryan Lowe, Anthony (Jen) Mahr, Jessica (Kyle) Jansen, Katie (Dan) Dallefeld, Elizabeth and Jack Lowry, Grayson and Dawson Lowe, Nate and Sam Bass, Parker, Jackson, and Lauren Herz, Nolan, Ava, and Griffin White; four great-great-grandchildren, Glenn Smith, A.J. and Caleb Mahr, and Baby Girl Dallefeld.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Charles and Flonnie Griggs; her brothers, Ted and Bob Griggs; sister, Bonnie Mulligan; one granddaughter, Susan L. Mahr; and three great-grandchildren, Amber and Kari Mahr, and Sophie Lowry.

Beulah was working as a waitress at the Derby when she met Jr. She also worked at Farm King. Beulah was the Nursery Teacher at Temple Baptist Church for many years, she loved doing puzzles and going to yard sales. They enjoyed their many years of vacationing in Minnesota and visiting family in Texas and Kentucky. She loved sewing dresses and pajamas for her girls and granddaughters. Beulah was a bit famous for her fish frying skills and homemade noodle making. She was a great cook and was always making enough to share, especially her famous potato soup, vegetable soup, and ham and beans. Gram spent many hours rocking all of our babies.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Rev. Scot Shelburne will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To view Beulah’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Tina L. Kleinschmidt

Canton – Tina L. Kleinschmidt, 58, of Canton, passed away at 7:08 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 12, 1958 to Richard and Helen (Putman) Reffett. She married Neil Kleinschmidt on October 20, 1979 in Canton, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Richard and Helen; three children, Nikki (Michael) Schulte of Washington D.C., Trisha (Nate) Bostic of Clinton, IL, Ericia (Vince) Stanley of Winter Garden, FL; five grandchildren, Carter, Collin, and Cayden Bostic, Alexander and Christian Schulte; one brother, Scott (Becky) Reffett of Geneva, IL; and one sister, Rhonda (Tim) Haynes of Canton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Reffett.

Tina recently retired from Lincoln Elementary School in Canton after 27 years. She was looking forward to traveling to spend time with her beloved grandchildren, great nieces, and family. She had a special place in her heart for her dog Tanner and granddogs. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mom, and grandma.

Memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 1-3 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Dennis Owens will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or Kemmy’s Kennels in Lewistown, IL. To view Tina’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Doris I. Runion

Lewistown – Doris I. Runion, 92, of Lewistown, passed away at 9:35 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born on April 24, 1925 in Abingdon, IL to Leo and Lillian (Burgess) Chasteen.

Surviving are one daughter; Billie Shields; one daughter-in-law, Michelle Kimler; one brother, Everett Chasteen; three sisters, Peggy Aldrich, Rosie Burrows, Linda Black; ten grandchildren, Teresa (Todd) Moore, Mindy (Don) Bremer, Sherrill (Joe) Yearian, Sam (Matt) Insleman, Jodi (Ray) Mcschooler, Ralph (Julie) Miller, Michael (Theresa) Kimler, Matthew (Jen) Kimler, Janine (Mike) Blowski, Brian Kimler; sixteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Billy Bloyd; second husband, Dale Runion; one daughter, Marsha Miller; two sons, Phil Kimler and Al Kimler; son in law, John Shields; one brother, Harold Chasteen; two sisters, Wanda Adrian and Betty Jump; one granddaughter, Tammy Miller.

Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewistown, and she worked as a hair dresser.

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown, IL. Pastor Shane Smith will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robin L. Wefenstette

Farmington – Robin L. Wefenstette, 56, of Farmington, passed away at 5:45 AM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 8, 1961 in Red Bud, IL to Billy and Clara Jo (Reinhardt) Bills. She married Eric Wefenstette on May 23, 1998. He Survives.

Also Surviving is her Father; Step-Mother, Norma Bills; son, Jacob (Ashley) Camp of Farmington; three grandchildren, Emily, Parker and Wesson; two brothers William J. Bills of North Carolina, Kevin L. Bills of Peoria; step-sister, Shonna Bates of Canton, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Robin was the Human Resources representative at Cook Medical in Canton, she enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, and loved helping others.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded though Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the family. To view Robin’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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John A. Graves

John A. Graves, 82, of Peoria passed away at home peacefully in his sleep August 10, 2017.  He was born July, 12, 1935, in Waubay, South Dakota to Clifford and Alta (Watkins) Graves.  The family moved to Peoria in 1937.

John served in the U.S. Army before marrying his sweetheart, Katherine Klar in 1957.  He retired from Rohn Manufacturing after 44 years of service.

A devoted family man, he had a love of the outdoors, frequently camping, fishing and hunting as well as a love for auto racing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gary, Don and Bud, and sister Marge.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine, sisters Lois and Donna, brother Robert, daughter Renee, sons John, Kurt and Jeff as well as 6 grandchildren.

Visitation at 9:30 am, followed by 11 am service will be held Tuesday, August 15th at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria. Military Honors will follow the service. Pastor Jack Mackowiak will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Cremations rites will be accorded following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Illinois Cancer Care or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Harold A. Hahn Jr.

Trivoli – Harold A. Hahn Jr, 72, of Trivoli, passed away at 5:45 AM on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on November 4, 1944 in Streator, IL to Harold A.  and Rosemary (Wells) Hahn Sr. He married Shirley Worsfold on March 1, 1975 in Peoria, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Derrick (Laura) Hahn of Trivoli, IL, Michael (Kimberly) Hahn of Austin, Texas, and Teresa Hahn of Peoria, IL; five grandchildren ;Chantel Watts, Samantha (Chris) Martin, Danielle Hahn, Kasey Hahn, Nicole Hahn, and two great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Deloris Hahn.

Harold received his Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Bradley University.  He retired from Keystone Steel and Wire. Harold attended Evangelical Church in Brimfield, IL. He volunteered over 1000 hours at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria. Harold enjoyed woodworking, watching granddaughters play softball and spending time with Shirley in Texas.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor Don Blasing will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Trivoli Rescue Squad or St. Judes Childrens Hospital. To view Harold’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Alma Louise Morris

Farmington – Alma Louise Morris, 94, of Farmington, passed away at 7:14 PM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton, IL. She was born on December 8, 1922 in Canton to Emery and Viola Millard. She was married to Elmer Woodrow Morris for 51 years. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Thelma Balbinate.

Surviving are two daughters, Louisa Morris of Farmington, and Sherry (John) Dick of Peoria; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alma worked at International Harvester during WWII. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmignton. Alma enjoyed art, gardening, camping, and being at home with the family.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Jon Dainty will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Norris Cemetery in Norris, IL. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association or Hospice Compassus. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William “Bill” R. Burgett

Brimfield – William “Bill” R. Burgett, 81, of Brimfield, passed away at 10:06 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Graham Hospital ER. He was born on August 20, 1935 in Lincoln, IL to Leroy and Edith (Lane) Burgett. He married Judith Johnson in Galesburg, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Donald Lee (Rosa Rosario) Burgett of Mossville, IL, Jerri Lynn Burgett-Smith of Kickapoo, IL, Michael Scott Richmond of Brimfield, IL, Rhonda (Bryson) Crabtree of Brimfield, IL, and Mark Richmond of Brimfield, IL; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Donna (the late Lee) Reynolds of Canton, IL.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.

Bill worked as a millwright at Keystone but had many other jobs. Some including, Chief of Police in Bellevue, IL, and a bus driver for the Brimfield school district. He was a past member of Waterford Union Church in Lewistown, IL.

Bill served in the Airforce during the Korean War.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 AM  on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Waterford Cemetery in Lewistown, IL. Rev. Mike Floyd will officiate. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or American Autism Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Marianne Rose

Marianne Rose, 83, of Farmington, Illinois, passed away on July 20, 2017, spending her final days surrounded by her loving family.  She was born to Thomas C. Feeney and Pauline Duchene Feeney on February 10, 1934 in Chicago.  She married John F. Rose at St. Marks in Peoria on August 23, 1952.  She is survived by her husband and six children, Karen A. Rose, Peoria; Dennis A. Rose and David A. (Peggy) Rose of Farmington; Julie E. (Bryan) Lockwood of Rutherfordton, NC; Barbara L. (Tom) Brewer of rural Tremont and Susan J. Varnes of Biloxi, MS.

She is survived by 17 grandchildren:  Michael Rose, John Rose, Darren Rose, Nicole (Craig) Overcash, Justin (Jessica) Rose, Joseph Rose, Mary Rose and Matthew Rose of Farmington; Aubrey Joos of Peoria; Donald Rose of Elmwood; Valerie Stum of Rutherfordton, NC; Jennifer Lockwood of Coconut Creek, FL; Bryan Lockwood, Jr. of Largo, FL; Stephanie (Chris) Long of Morgan Hill, CA; Eric Rose of Fort Collins, CO; Heidi Rose and Annie Rose of Davenport, IL.

She is also survived by 26 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren as well as one sister, Sharon (George) Patterson of Porterville, CA.  She is predeceased by one brother, Richard Feeney and one granddaughter, Angela.

Marianne graduated from the Academy of Our Lady, worked alongside John to run the family farm until joining Hockenburg Rubin of Illinois and later Commerce Bank in Peoria where she retired in 1999.  She was a member of St. Matthew’s Church in Farmington for over 50 years and a devoted secretary for the parish for many years.  Her passions were her faith, family and reading.  She also loved music and dancing. 

As her wish, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL a private family service will take place at the cemetery. Deacon Gary Schultz will officiate. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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David A. Fulton

Canton – David A. Fulton, 57, of Canton, passed away at 2:10 PM on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his residence. He was born on June 28, 1960 in Canton to Donald E. Fulton and Marcia M. (Arnett) Leighton.  She survives.

Also surviving is nephew, Justin Fulton; niece, Emily Fulton, and a special friend Susie Oltman of Farmington; one brother, Larry Fulton of Canton.

David was preceded in death by his father.

 David owned Linn Lanes Bowling Alley in Canton, IL for 10 years. David is in the Western Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame, American Bowling Congress and loved playing golf at Canton Country Club. He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the American Legion in Canton. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials may be made to the Canton American Legion. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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