Garland B. Steagall Sr.

Norris – Garland B. Steagall Sr., 97, of Norris, passed away at his residence at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1920 in Farmer City, IL to Luny B. and Virgie (Mitchell) Steagall. He married May L. Mitchell on February 10, 1939 in Clinton, IL, she preceded him in death on February 24, 2008.

Garland was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Garland B. “Bud” Steagall Jr. and Ronald D. Steagall; daughter-in-law, Patricia Steagall; two brothers, one sister; and one grandson.

Surviving are two sons; Lawrence Steagall of Norris, and Michael (Connie) Steagall of St. Peter’s, MO; sister, Dorothy Rawley of Norris; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Garland was a Farmer, worked for International Harvester as a Laborer for 30 years, and worked for the City of Norris for 27 years. He loved to work outside and enjoyed dancing every chance he could.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. A burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to Franzoni Norris Park. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ira N. Barner

Havana – Ira N. Barner, 76, of Havana, passed away at 7:20 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and his soul mate. He was born on May 10, 1941 in Pekin, IL to Ira and Ruth (Greiser) Barner. He married Connie Zeltner on January 11, 1979 in Havana, she preceded him in death.

Also preceded him in death were his parents, daughter, Elaine Barner, and one brother.

Surviving is his soul mate, Deborah Boyd; eight children, Ira Dean (Earlene) Barner of Washburn, IL, David (Lisa) Barner of MO, Shelby (Mary) Thompson of Bath, IL, Chadwick Barner of Joliet, IL, Angie (Bill) Preston of Peoria, IL, Shannon Lynn of Havana, IL, Clinton (Amber) Barner of Havana, IL, and Taunja (Chris) Leithoff of Havana; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Barner of Camp Point; and two sisters, Mary Graber of Pekin and Addie Fisher of Pekin.

Ira retired from Texco Truck Driving. He was of the Baptist faith. Ira enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all being with his family. He was a member of the Sportsman’s Club.

Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to OSF Children Hospital of Mid-Illinois. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Helen Elaine Rinke

Helen Elaine Rinke of Peoria passed away on December 11, 2017, at Cornerstone Rehabilitation Center in Peoria Heights, IL. Helen was born in Fairbury, IL, to Clarence M. Stitzel and Hazel Donagh Stitzel.

Helen grew up in Canton, IL, and took classes at Bradley University, where Sam J. Stone was one of her favorite professors. After WWII, she lived in Evanston, IL, with her brother and his wife while working and saving money from various jobs. Using her earnings, she traveled to Europe in the early 1950s at a time when few women traveled by themselves. She visited England, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, where she was allowed to touch Michelangelo’s famous statue, The Pietà, in Vatican City. She met Mr. Herman Rinke in Europe, and the couple later married and settled in New York. The couple divorced in 1971, and Helen was remarried to Mr. Henry Ruschmeyer. Living for many years in the New York City area, Helen was known as a fun and gracious hostess who loved showing family and friends around. A great animal lover, she ran a private cat shelter for many years. A lover of trains and transit, Helen also volunteered at the Connecticut Trolley Museum, where she learned to operate street cars. After the death of her second husband, Helen traveled and visited friends, eventually returning to Canton and Peoria.

Helen was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, and her brother, James Arthur Stitzel. She is survived by her nephews, David and Kendal Stitzel, of Fort Collins, CO; grandnephew Caleb Stitzel of Fort Collins, CO; grandniece Margaret Stitzel of Detroit, MI; and grandniece Tierney Branson of Grand Forks, ND.

A brief graveside memorial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at 1 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Please bring a memory about Helen or a favorite scripture. Please give memorials to the ASPCA or any organization that promotes kindness to animals. The family gives sincere thanks to the many friends and kind people who helped, supported, and loved Helen over the years. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Sandra Kay Lauer

Peoria – Sandra Kay Lauer, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 3:58 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Unity Point Health Proctor in Peoria. She was born on September 26, 1939 in Peoria to Ralph and Dorothy (Stever) Hoepfner.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Mesch in Chicago; seven nieces, Pamela Cain, Sheryl Meyer, Kristin Burke, Rebecca Butler, Marnie Koeppel, Michelle Mathison, and Carrie Comerford; four grandnephews; seven grandnieces; two great-grandnieces; and her best friends, Jeff and John Heintzman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Sharon Comerford.

Sandra attended Woodruff High School and graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin. She obtained an MS at Roosevelt University, and an advanced degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. She was a TWA airline attendant and travelled extensively, taught school in the Chicago Public Schools and worked as a counselor at Human Service Center in Peoria, IL. After retirement she resided in Peoria, IL.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Memorials can be made to Peoria County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Brenda F. Eddlemon

Canton – Brenda F. Eddlemon, 62, of Canton, passed away at 4:45 AM on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Sunset Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born on October 22, 1955 in Canton to John Junior and Wilma (Dobson) Pratt. She was married to Ronald Eddlemon Sr. for 44 years, they married on August 12, 1989 in Peoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Stacy (Scott) Ehrat of Trivoli, Janene (Robert) Bowman of Prairie City, Wayne (Jennifer) Eddlemon of Coventry, RI, and Kevin (Darsie) Eddlemon of Canton, IL; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Pratt and Josh Pratt; four sisters, Cheryl (the late Paul) Leeds, Sharon (the late Dennis) Miller, Tina (Mike) Busby, an Amanda Pratt; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and beloved dog, Marley Jo.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Scottie Ehrat, and one brother, Jerald Pratt.

Brenda loved crafting and scrapbooking with her grandchildren. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL.

A celebration of life will be held from 4-7 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the American Legion in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the family for funeral expenses or Fresenius Medical Care in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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H. Marie Murphy

Canton – H. Marie Murphy, 100, of Canton, passed away at 8:15 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 11, 1917 in Canton to Rowland and Emily (Stephens) Turner. She married Kenneth Murphy on June 17, 1937 in Canton, he preceded her in death on February 15, 1991.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Linda Bell, and three sisters, Correne Courtney, Olive Jourdan, and Marjorie Ruey.

Surviving is one daughter, Mary Sue Williams of Canton; four grandchildren, Kimberle Williams of Pekin, Darren Williams of Kingsland, GA, Kevin Bell of Canton, and Sherri Bell of Norris; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bill Turner of Haines City, FL, and Roland (Donna) Turner of Lewistown, IL.

Marie worked as a histology technician in Graham Hospitals laboratory for 23 years. She attended First Baptist church in Canton.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or Illinois Cancer Care. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Renè S. Edwards

Canton – Renè S. Edwards, 68, of Canton, passed away at 9:17 AM on Monday, December 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born on July 2, 1949 in Peoria, IL to Simpson and Marguerite (DuFour) Edwards. He married Michelle Wright on February 17, 1984 in Lewistown, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are seven children, Rhonda Yeley of Peoria, Christopher Edwards of Peoria, Yolanda Lomeli of TX, Jamel Edwards of Canton, Marguerite Edwards of Canton, Iris Edwards of NM, and Dominic Lomeli of Canton; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Andrè Edwards of Peoria; and two sisters, Francoise Reed of Peoria and Elisabeth (Walter) Jordan of Peoria.

Renè was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice D. Brown.

Renè retired working in the mail services for Caterpillar. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Canton and also Sam’s Club.

Memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Family for Funeral Expenses or https://www.gofundme.com/vxvm4-the-edwards-family. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Carolyn R. Ford

Carolyn R. Ford, 64 of rural Canton, passed away at 10:24am on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center – Canton.  She was born on May 20, 1953 in Macomb to Albert and Doris (Scanlan) Mayo.  She married Ben Ford on July 10, 1991 in Galesburg, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are four children, Steve Myers, Crystal (Mitch) Bland, Jennifer Twait and BJ Ford; 7 grandchildren Ali, Tori, Cadence, Lola, Charleigh, Lyza, & Benjamin; 2 sisters, Debbie (Jerry) Heaton & Linda Campbell; 1 brother Don (Jan) Mayo; and a beloved pug dog Ernie Banks Ford.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Carolyn was a Licensed Practical Nurse last working for Spoon River Home Health. She most loved being a grandma – taking care of others, being home with family and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Her wishes include being cremated and no services, to honor these wishes a private ceremony will be held by immediate family at Ford Lake. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made online to the family at: https://www.gofundme.com/carolyn-ford-memorial To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert Dale Terry

St. David – Robert Dale Terry, 76, of St. David, passed away at 6:53 PM on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Graham Hospital E.R. He was born on October 27, 1941 in Rushville to William Walter and Hester (Courtney) Terry. He married Nancy Malone on May 9, 1963 in Fulton County. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Tessi (Eddie) Davis of Conyers, GA, Kimberly (Donnie McKavitt) Terry of Farmington, Bobby Terry of St. David, and Terra (Ryan) Malott of Lewistown; three grandchildren, Austin Jacob (Beth) Davis, Taylor Grace Malott, and Brady Ryan Malott; one brother, Richard (Crystal) Terry of Canton; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and beloved pet, Sophie Marie. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James Eugene Terry, William Edward Terry, Walter Wayne Terry, and three sisters, Nola Mae, Barbara Ellen, and Norma Lee. He was well loved and will be so missed by his brother Dick.

Robert worked as a master mechanic, transmission specialist, and service manager for many years. He served the Fulton County area for many years and also worked at Topline Auto Parts. Robert enjoyed working with people, could fix anything, and loved to take his 64 Ford Fairlane to car shows.

Robert served in the United States Army from September 1959 – August 1965.

Celebration of life/memorial service/luncheon will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. David Optimist Club. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Buckheart Fire Department or St. David Optimist Club. To view Robert’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lyle L. Oldfield

Farmington– Lyle L. Oldfield, 63, of Farmington, passed away at his home at 11:45 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born on February 11, 1954 in Peoria, IL to Loren and Delma “Maxine” (Harman) Oldfield. He first married Debra Jenkins and later married Katherine Glaser Williams on July 11, 1977 at the Church of the Brethren. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Christina (Christopher) Jostes, BJ (Michelle) Oldfield both of Farmington; five grandchildren, Brenden, Hannah, and Paxton Jostes, Reese and Matthew Oldfield all of Farmington; two brothers, Wayne (Barbara) Oldfield and Verne (Carolyn) Oldfield both of Farmington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents.

Lyle was a logistics coordinator at Leander Construction Inc. in Canton, farmer, and an avid sports fan. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge, Peoria County Farm Bureau, and Bald Bluff Antique Tractor Association. He also loved his family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 1-2 PM. Tom Harless will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow the services at Trivoli Cemetery. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes. Memorials can be made to Odd Fellows Lodge or Bald Bluff Antique Tractor Association. To view Lyle’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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