Jannette E. Johnson

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Jannette Johnson

Jannette "Jan" Johnson

Elmwood – Jannette “Jan” E. Johnson, 71, of Elmwood, IL passed away at 8:50 PM Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her residence.
She was born November 10, 1942 in Peoria to William and Marie (Millinger) Augsburger. Jan married Carl Johnson on June 29, 1963 in Peoria Heights.
He survives along with three children, Michael J. (Debra) Johnson of Brimfield, Scott C. (Ginger) Johnson of Farmington, and Susan M. (Larry) Sherwood of Elmwood; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley (Melvin) Schroeder of Pesotum, IL and Phyllis (Don) Willems of Philo, IL.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church.
Jan loved most spending time with family and friends.
She also enjoyed crafting, bead working, gardening, horseback riding, bird watching, and swimming at the Canton YMCA. Jan was a very active farm wife.
Services will be Friday, October 3rd at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Jessica Bladyga will officiate. A private family burial will follow.
Memorials may be made to Graham Home Health Care, Canton YMCA, or Farmington United Methodist Church.
To view Jan’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Cheryl L. Wirebaugh

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Cheryl L. Wirebaugh

Cheryl L. Wirebaugh

Little America – Cheryl L. Wirebaugh, 56, of Little America passed away at 7:03 am Thursday, September 25, 2014 at her residence.
She was born April 9, 1958 in Peoria, IL to Ralph F. and Mable (Emery) Arnett.
Cheryl first married Don Locke on August 6, 1977 and later married Thomas Wirebaugh on July 7, 2001.
He survives along with two daughters, Dawnelle Guyette of McKinney, TX and Samantha (Jiles) Wyant of Decatur; six step children, Rhonda (Thomas) Pattison of England, Roy (fiancée, Terri Branstetter) Wirebaugh of Mackinaw, Michelle Ramirez of St. David, Robert (Jamie) Wirebaugh of Canton, Rebecca (Richard) Ballew of Columbia, MO, and Jackie Williams of Rockford; ten grandchildren; brother, Randy W. (Cindy) Arnett of Lewistown; sister, Lorrie Park of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers.
Cheryl was an accounting manager for FCRC for 28 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton, Jobs Daughters, and Illinois Women’s Bowling Association. She was also an assistant Girl Scout leader and was active in Relay for Life, where she was a chairman for five years.
Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 29th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday, September 28th. Rev. Kevin VanTine will be officiating.
Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery, rural Smithfield.
While Cheryl battled adrenal cancer for 16 years, she never made the journey about herself. She handled it with class, dignity, and determination, while also offering support for others. Her final written words were “Never Give Up.”
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Center of Peoria, FCRC, or Beacon of Hope Hospice.
To view Cheryl’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Gary D. Welch

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Gary D. Welch

Gary D. Welch

Trivoli – Gary D. Welch, 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24th at his home surrounded by all his children and grandchildren after a four year courageous battle with carcinoid cancer.
Gary was born on March 2, 1937 at home in Hanna City, IL the son of Roy and Ruth (Case) Welch. He married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Balagna on April 19, 1957. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Michael (Lynette) Welch of Edwards, Susan (Vern) Newell of Edwards, and Stacey Welch of Champaign; his six beloved grandchildren, Jillian Welch of Peoria, Samantha (Kyle) Stover of Bloomington, Joseph (Brittany) Welch of Peoria, Michael John Welch of Edwards, and Zachary and Matthew Newell of Edwards. His great grandsons are Alexander and Oliver Welch, and great grandson, Mason Stover will be born in three weeks.
Also surviving are his brother, Randy (Kathleen) Welch of Farmington; sister, Bonnie (Richard) Lewis of Edwards; and many nieces and nephews who he always loved.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ruth; brother, Harlan Dale; and sister, Marsha (Len) Formiller.
His beloved dog, Elsie Anne was his constant companion, lying at his side until the end.
Gary had so many close friends and was very close to his extended family of brother’s and sister’s in-law, his cousin Jerry and Jan Case, and his special daughter, Carol Anderson who will all miss him greatly.
Gary was a warm and loving person who could tackle any problem. He excelled in the workshop, building grandfather clocks for his three children and one for his wife. Many other projects were accomplished.
His love of fishing, hunting, and riding his Harley and Triumphs were shared with his family and friends.
He was a wonderful husband, grandfather, and enjoyed all his family every day.
Gary attended Hanna City United Methodist Church growing up and was a lifetime member of Hanna City Sportsman Club, Farmington Moose, and Son’s of the Bartonville American Legion.
Gary graduated from Farmington High School in 1955, going to work at Keystone for the next 39 ½ years, retiring in April 1994.
Gary played on many ball teams for years. As a Journal Star Carrier, he was on an All Star team who played in Ohio.
Gary raced motorcycles in his twenties and had a spectacular crash at Daytona Speedway that was on the front page in 1964.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Knost and the staff of Illinois Cancer Care for their outstanding care during his battle with cancer, and
Unity Point Methodist Hospice’s outstanding staff, that were wonderful and their care so very helpful.
Services for Gary will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, where visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Rev. Bob DeBolt will be officiating. Interment will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorial contributions are to be made to St. Jude, Midwest Affiliate or Family House. Both of these organizations help families battle the unexpected problem of having a gravely ill child, and gives hope to everyone involved.
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Keturah Gene Williams

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Keturah Williams

Keturah Gene Williams

Cuba – Keturah Gene Williams, 92, of Cuba, IL passed away at 9:40 PM Monday, September 22, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born October 5, 1921 in Cuba to Bruce and Mary (Nelmes) Hinds and married Charles F. Williams on December 15, 1940 in Farmington.
He died on April 18, 1988 and one son, Richard also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two children, Larry (Trudy) Williams of Canton and Jane (Tom) Whitaker of Sycamore; eight grandchildren, Angie, Franki, Scott, Lori, Mary, Matt, Jenilee, and Alexandria; and five great grandchildren, Emery, Alex, Whitney, McKenzie, and Anna.
Gene was a bookkeeper for Williams Small Engine Service for 35 years.
She celebrated her 75th Cuba High School class reunion.
Gene was a 75 year member of the Cuba United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women.
She was a founding board member of the Putnam Township Library and served as its trustee since 1957 and secretary since 1959. She also served as secretary of the Western Illinois Library system. She was also an election judge.
Her favorite hobbies included cooking, knitting, crocheting, reading, gardening, and quilt making. Gene’s strongest asset was that she “Loved doing things for others.”
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday, September 26th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, September 27th at Cuba United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in Cuba Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cuba UME Church or Putnam Township Library.
To view Keturah’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lynn Anthony Yount

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Lynn Anthony Yount

Lynn Anthony Yount

Peoria – Lynn A. Yount, 80, of Peoria, IL passed away at 1:24 am Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria surrounded by his loving family.
He was born November 26, 1933 in Benson, IL to Conrad E. and Florence E. (Linnemann) Yount.
He married Edith (Alessio) Yount on October 31, 1964 in Grove City, PA.
Surviving are Edith of Peoria Heights; six children, Rebecca (William) Creek of Mapleton, Philip Yount of Peoria, William (Andrea) Yount of Lacey, WA, Kathryn (Matthew) Rademaker of Mapleton, Benjamin Yount of Chillicothe, and Gina (Justin) Jeffries of Groveland; and fourteen grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Lynn retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections and from the State of Illinois as an education administrator.
He served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War.
Lynn was an active member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards, and bowling with friends over the years.
He was a member of the Peoria American Legion Post #2, Knights of Columbus, Spaulding Council 427, and the Peoria German-American Society.
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Lynn loved playing softball.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, September 23rd at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with the recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 pm. There will also be a visitation from 9 to 10 am Wednesday, September 24th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2525 S. Skyway Rd., Bartonville followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. The celebrant will be Father David Heinz.
Burial, with military honors by the Navy and American Legion Post #2, will follow in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home or Peoria American Legion Post #2.
To view Lynn’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Betty L. Harshman

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Canton – Betty L. Harshman, 85, of Canton passed away at 3:50 AM Friday, September 12, 2014 at Red Oak Estates, Canton.
She was born April 4, 1929 in Canton to Alex and Lillian (Garren) Skender.
Betty married Jerome Harshman in 1980. He survives along with her daughter, Penny Brush of San Diego, CA; brother, Bill (Diantha) Skender of Canton; and best friend, Helen Rinke Ruschmeyer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Peggy Brush and sister, Nadine Milhone.
Betty graduated from Canton High School and was a member of the First Christian Church.
She loved to square dance, ballroom dance, and travel all over Europe.
Services will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 16th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
The family requests no memorials, but flowers would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Carol A. Morby

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Carol A. Morby

Carol A. Morby

Farmington – Carol A. Morby, 67, of Farmington, IL passed away at 6:00 AM Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Farmington Country Manor.
She was born January 3, 1947 in Peoria, IL to Richard W. and Sophie (Kowalski) Morey. She married Leland Morby. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Surviving are her brother, Michael Morey of Peoria; and her family at the Farmington Country Manor.
Her parents also preceded her in death.
Carol was a member of the Texas United Methodist Church, rural Trivoli and was a ladies aid.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday September 15th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dennis Fitzgerald will officiate. Burial will be in Texas Union Cemetery, rural Trivoli.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Country Manor or Harbor Light Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Roger W. Thompson

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Brimfield – Roger W. Thompson, 64, of Brimfield, IL passed away at 5:43 am Monday, September 8, 2014 at his residence.
He was born November 20, 1949 in Peoria, IL to George and Eileen (DeVers) Thompson.
Surviving are his daughter, Lori Sue Lewis of Loveland, CO; three grandchildren; brother, Michael Thompson of Hanna City; and sister, Judy Bird of Garden Ridge, TX.
His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
Roger worked at Keystone Steel & Wire in Bartonville in the testing department.
He loved the outdoors and he enjoyed trapping.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 13th at Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill, IL. Rev. Steve Barch will officiate.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Betty Ann Kidd

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Betty Ann Kidd

Betty Ann Kidd

Bartonville – Betty Ann Kidd, 82, of Bartonville, IL passed away at 3:38 pm Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.
She was born January 9, 1932 in Peoria to Fayne and Myrtle (Bannister) Cooper. She married Jack Kidd on May 19, 1948 in Rockford and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2009.
Surviving are her sister, Loyce Ann Davis; caregivers, Sis and Rich Cleek; and her dog and best friend, Cooper.
Also preceding her in death was one sister.
Betty worked for Klean-Rite Cleaners in Peoria. She was also a seamstress.
She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #979 in Bartonville.
Betty was an avid bowler and golfer.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, Sept. 10th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Bartonville American Legion.
To view Betty’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family, you may visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charles D. Bailliez

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Charles D. Bailliez, 73, of Mapleton passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born on August 4, 1941 in Peoria to Paul and Alice (Doubet) Bailliez. Charles married Patricia Arnold in Glasford in June 1963. She survives along with 2 children; Timothy (Fiancé Julie Johnson) Bailliez, and Wendy (Greg) Zinser both of Glasford, granddaughter Brittany Bailliez, great-granddaughter Lily Reyes, 2 step grandchildren; Kory Zinser and Megan Zinser, 3 brothers; Loren (Darlene) Bailliez, Dale (Barb) Bailliez, and Michael (Penny) Bailliez all of Glasford, and a sister Jeanette Spirling of Mapleton.
Charles worked at Keystone Steal and Wire for 41 years, retiring in 2000. He last worked in the maintenance department. He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved to restore antique cars. Charles was an Army National Guard Veteran.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to either the American Heart Association or the Illinois Valley Lung Association. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville is in charge of arrangements. To make on line condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com