Martin “Monk” Montgomery

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Martin MontgomeryCanton – Martin “Monk” Montgomery, 94, of Canton, passed away at 9:10 PM on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Graham Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1921 in Iowa to Wilbur M. and Belle Montgomery. He married the love of his life Charlotte Eyerly on June 14, 1942 in Canton, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Gary (Cindy) Montgomery of Canton, Janice (Scott) Krey of Farmington, and Stacy (Steve) Lee of Canton; eight grandchildren, Darla, Todd, Jeff, Kari, Missy, Jenny, Dillon, and Drew; and six great-grandchildren, Justin, Dalton, T.J., Mason, Hannah, and Bailey.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and four sisters.

Martin worked for Army Surplus Montgomery’s, Montgomery’s Outdoor Sporting Goods, Senn’s Dairy, manager at Canton Daily Ledger Circulation, Swearinger Wholesale, and as a carrier for The United States Postal Service where he retired from on October 3, 1986 in Canton. He wrote an outdoor article for the Canton Daily Ledger, coached in Little League. He played center for the first Canton undefeated Football Team in 1938. Martin loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and looking for mushrooms. He was a happy St. Louis Cardinals fan but not so happy when they would lose.

Martin was a WWII veteran serving in the Army.

Memorial service will be at 2 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where I visitation will be from 12-2 PM. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. To view Martin’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Sue (Shelton) DePinto

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Sue DePintoSue (Shelton) DePinto, 79, of Elmwood, passed away at 2:40 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on February 20, 1937 in St. Louis, MO to Willard and Marie (Price) Shelton. She married John DePinto on June 14, 1962 in Oblong, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Todd (Susan) DePinto of Greensboro, NC, Jeffrey (Shelley) DePinto of Perkasie, PA, and Bruce (Candace) DePinto of Peoria, IL; and six grandchildren, Patrick, Danielle, Camden, Ruben, Benjamin, and Findley DePinto.

Preceding her in death are her parents.

Sue worked for nursing homes in Fulton County as an Ombudsman. She was a member of Disciples of Christ in Peoria and also a member of the Peoria Obedience Training Club, Dalmatian Club of America. She volunteered for the Crisis line in Peoria.

Cremation rites have been accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes in Farmington, IL. There will be no services. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Linda F. Kruzan

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Linda KruzanCanton – Linda F. Kruzan, 51, of Canton, passed away at 9:56 AM on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Graham Hospital. She was born on May 6, 1965 in Canton to George and Deanna (Hutton) Cowden. She married Marcus D. Kruzan, he survives.

Also surviving is her mother, Deanna Cowden, two sons, Joey Cowden and Jeremy Kruzan of Canton; one grandson, Nathan Lewis Cowden; three sisters, Lena Smith of Green Valley, Lori Lane of Bath, and Leslie McGinnis of Canton; and one half-brother, Richard Cowden.

Preceding her in death is her father, and one brother, Larry Cowden.

Services will be at 6 PM on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where a visitation will be from 4-6 PM. Rev. Brandon Theobald will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made to the family C/O Cefcu. To view Linda’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Homer Smith Jr.

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Homer Smith Jr.CANTON- Homer Smith Jr., 88, of Canton, passed away at 3:05 AM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. He was born on August 6, 1928 in Bader, Illinois, a son of Homer and Lucille (Walton) Smith Sr. He married Jean Armstrong on December 25, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana, and was married for 50 years, and she preceded him in death April 25, 1999. He later married Julia Johnson in June of 2002, she survives. Also surviving are one son, Tearry Ray Smith of Glasford; two daughters, Debra Jean (Jim) Pierson of Palm Harbor, Florida, Diane Kay (Dave) Perkins of Rome, IL; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pat (Alan) Greer, and Judy (Tom) Beaven both of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Robert; two sisters, Eloise and Wanda; one great-grandson, Isaac.

Homer worked for Caterpillar at the Mossville Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Canton for over 50 years, and was on the Church Missionary Board for several years, and served his country as a United States Navy veteran in the South Pacific during World War II.

He also enjoyed participated in buck skinner and mountain man reenactments and was called “Preacher”. Homer was the oldest man in his group to canoe down the Illinois River in 1992. He enjoyed woodworking, leatherwork, old guns, boats, old country music, reading western novels and watching westerns on the TV, tinkering with cars, and being of service to his community. He also enjoyed traveling and saw most of the United States by car or train.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Temple Baptist Church in Canton, where visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Pastor David A. Sexton will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials may be made to his church. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Donald N. “Don the Barber” Robbins

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Donald RobbinsFARMINGTON- Donald N. “Don the Barber” Robbins, 90, of Farmington, passed away at 2:02 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL. He was born on January 23, 1926 in Farmington, the son of Norton and Pauline (Lange) Robbins. Don married Doris Patterson in Nashua, IA. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2002. Also preceded him in death is his parents.

Don owned and operated Don’s Barber Shop, and was a barber in the Farmington area serving the community for 55 years. He was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church, 71 year member of the Farmington American Legion, and member of the Farmington Moose Lodge. Don was a United States Army Veteran with the 8th Arm Div. which served in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

Graveside services with military honors will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Pastor Fred Calfee will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Farmington United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Jeremy E. Evans

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Jeremy EvansSt. David – Jeremy E. Evans, 45, of St. David, passed away at 3:53 PM on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Banner, IL. He was born on August 1, 1971 in Portland, OR to Mike and Christy (Hepburn) Evans. They survive.

Also surviving is his life companion, Twyllia Hauzenberger; five children, Jacob Evans of OR, Drew Evans, of WA, Tyler Monson of St. David, IL, Spencer Evans of St. David, IL, and Bridgette Evans of St. David, IL; one grandson, Jett Evans; one brother, Tim Evans of WA; and Amy Kennedy of AL.

He worked at O’Brien Steel second plant lead man for 12 years. Jeremy loved fishing and being outdoors. He also loved his kids and Rock-N-Roll music and concerts.

Memorial Service will be at 7 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where the visitation will be from 5-7 PM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made to the family in care of CEFCU, 18 E. Elm St., Canton, IL 61520. To view Jeremy’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Norman George Wheeler

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Norman George Wheeler, 82, of Smithfield, passed away at 12:51 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 PM on September 17, 2016 at Fiatt Cemetery with Pastor Dean of Church of the Nazarene in Smithfield. A Celebration of his life dinner will be held at the Smithfield Nazarene Fellowship Hall next to the Post Office following the services. Memorials can be made to donor’s choice. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL.

 

C. Joanne “Joni” (Todd) Vanderschoor

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Joni Vanderschoor

    1. Canton – C. Joanne “Joni” (Todd) Vanderschoor, 85, of Old Hickory, TN, formally of Canton, passed away at 7:49 AM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Myers, FL. She was born on August 13, 1930 in Canton, IL to William R. “Chick” and Mildred (Mace) Todd.

      Surviving is her life partner, Paul R. Miliken of Old Hickory, TN; one brother, Jerry Todd of Canton; one sister, Barbara (Dick) Leeds of MN; and nine nieces and nephews, Rick Leeds, Judy Leeds, Cindi Laswell, Sandi (Leeds) Bredemeier, Brad Leeds, Bob Todd, Mark Todd, Matt Todd, and Terry Todd.

      Preceding her in death were her parents, and one niece, Becky Leeds.

      Joni graduated from Canton High School in 1948. While in Canton, Joni worked at 1st National Bank which is now known at Mid America National Bank. In Nashville, she retired from working as a member of the Davidson County Mayor’s Office Staff after 23 years of service. During her tenure with the mayor’s office she worked for three consecutive Nashville mayors. Upon retirement she received a commendation from the City of Nashville and received a Gold Record from the Chamber of Commerce designating her the Voice of Nashville, as her voice was the first voice people would hear when contacting the Nashville mayors office. She was a member of Sweet Adelines International, the worldwide organization of women singers who advance the musical art forms of barbershop harmony.

      Services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Disabled Veterans Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Jack A. Stobaugh

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Jack StobaughFARMINGTON- Jack A. Stobaugh 75 of Farmington passed away at 2:20 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. He was born on December 13, 1940 in Peoria, a son of Cyril A. and Mary L. (Boldys) Stobaugh. He married Wilma Iles on February 22, 1974 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving is one son, Jim (Vicki) Stobaugh of Glasford; one daughter, Cherrill (Ed) Stockman of Florida; three step-children, Brenda Balagna of Farmington, Bruce (Rita) Rolando of Minnesota, and Brad (Margie) Rolando of Trivoli; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua, Josh, Daniel, Chelsey, Erin, McKenzie, Noah, Jack, John, and Clint; five great-grandchildren, Joel, Jaydon, Oliver, Sadie, and Hanley; one brother, Cyril “Bud” Stobaugh Jr. of Farmington; two nephews, Tim and Mike Stobaugh, one niece, Pat Tourangeau and several cousins.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.

Jack graduated from DeVry Technical Institute as an Electrician working for the strip mines in the area for many years. He was a member of Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington, Farmington Moose, and Past Post Commander for the American Legion Post #140, and VFW Post #1671, member of Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree and member of U.M.W.A. District #12. Jack was a United States Army Veteran serving his country from January of 1962 until December of 1967. Jack loved the sport of baseball and enjoyed living on his farm and his beloved beagles.

Memorial mass will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington. Father David Whiteside will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, with Moose rites at 5:45 PM and recitation of the rosary at 7:45 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post# 140 or Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view Jack’s DVD or leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Robert A. Kirk

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Robert KirkRobert A. Kirk, 91, of Canton, passed away at 12:43 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2016, the anniversary date to his beloved wife, Irma, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton. He was born on May 9, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Dwight and Ruth A. (Brannan) Kirk. He married Irma R. Whitmore on August 4, 1951 in Creve Coeur, IL. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2007. Also preceding him in death were his parents, and one son, Allen Kirk.

Surviving is one son, Dean Kirk of Peoria; one daughter, Deborah Kirk of Greeley, Colorado; one daughter-in-law, Diane Kirk of Des Moines, Iowa, and two grandchildren, Sarah and Adam Kirk.

Robert worked for Caterpillar in Peoria from March of 1951 until retiring in 1985; he was a member of First Christian Church in Canton, and he served his country as a Pilot for the United States Navy during World War II. Robert enjoyed Community Theater, was an avid golfer and loved to read.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main St, Canton, where a memorial visitation will be one hour before the service. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Burial will be in Hyatt Cemetery in Cuba. The family expresses their heart-felt appreciation for the exceptional caregivers at Graham Hospital Extended Care. In lieu of flowers, feel free to contribute to Graham Hospital Extended Care Activity Department, or your favorite charity or organization in Robert’s name. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com