Clara E. Coots

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Trivoli-Clara Elizabeth Coots, 96, of Trivoli, passed away at 1:19 PM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at home, surrounded by her family.
She was born August 29, 1918 in Nabb, IN to Robert and Mamie (Turner) Davis. Clara married Edwin D. Coots on November 1, 1940 in Jeffersonville, IN. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1987.
Surviving are two children, Clarellen Varnes of Hanna City and E. Davis (Nancy) Coots of Carmel, IN; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers.
During World War II she worked at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, IN, sewing ammunition pouches. After the war she was a home maker.
Clara was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
She loved to travel. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls, Indianapolis Colts, and the Bradley Braves.
Services will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 3 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural Trivoli. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Trivoli United Methodist Church or Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
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William “Bucky” Neuneker

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Canton-William “Bucky” Neuneker, 88, of Canton, passed away at 1:40 AM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
He was born May 1, 1926 in Bushnell, IL to Clarence and Ethel (Morris) Neuneker. He married Jessie Riden at Waterford Church, Lewistown.
He is survived by four brothers, Charles, Clarence, Robert, and James, whom Bucky took care of for many years; seven sisters, Rosella Wade, Francis Moats, Barbara Johnson, Minnie Boden, Georgie Meyers, Leona Bidwell, and Betty Grimm; and a special niece and nephew in law Kandi (Rick) Hickman.
Bucky enjoyed mushroom hunting, gardening, and loved to fish.
Services for Bucky will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, where visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pastor Dennis Owens will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Renaissance Care Center.
To view Bucky’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Dorothy Mae Grigsby

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Dorothy Mae Grigsby

Dorothy Mae Grigsby

Canton – Dorothy Mae Grigsby, 87, of Gallatin, TN, formerly of Lewistown, passed away at 12:53 AM Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN.
She was born July 22, 1927 in London Mills, IL to Orval and Marie (Buck) Toomer.
Dorothy married Charles H. Grigsby Sr. on May 20, 1944 and he died May 24, 1998.
Surviving are 2 children, Charles (Onna) Grigsby of Lewistown and Sheila (Charlie) Nelson of Gallatin, TN; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 10 ½ great great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mary Sill of Canton and Verda Roberts of Farmington.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Shirley Brown; and brother, Bill Toomer.
Dorothy was a 50 year member of Lewistown Rebekah Lodge #566 where she was a noble grand from 1993 to 1994. She was awarded the Decoration of Chivalry in 1995. She was also the president of Rebekah District Association #11 from 2000 to 2001 and was a member of L.A.P.N. Lodge #9 in Macomb where she was a past president. Dorothy went to Washington, D.C. to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers several times. She was also a member of Rebekah Banner Lodge #6 in Gallatin, TN and was a past noble grand of Rebekah Lodge #1 in Gallatin.
Services will be at 11:00 am Friday, January 30th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 29th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home with Rebekah rites at 4:45 pm by the Lewistown Rebekah Lodge.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may go to the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital.
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Donald L. “Doc” Ball

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Donald L. "Doc" Ball

Donald L. "Doc" Ball

Cuba – Donald L. “Doc” Ball, 80, of Cuba passed away at 1:08 PM Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Unity Point-Methodist in Peoria.
He was born August 9, 1934 in Canton to Lawrence and Helen (Johnson) Ball. Doc married Mauricette Bontemps in 1958 in France.
She survives along with four children, Patrick (Lori) Ball of Vista, CA, Ronald (Anita) Ball and Rodger (Julie Foster) Ball both of Cuba, and Michele (Harold) Smith of Canton; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 step great grandson; 2 brothers, Kenny Ball of Galesburg and Lyle Ball of Fairview; and three sisters, Charlotte Hill of East Peoria, Elenor Hahn of Galesburg, and Vivian Harr of Canton.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.
Doc worked for Briggs Manufacturing in Abingdon for 45 years.
He was a member of Fox Hunter’s Association.
He enjoyed riding horses, fast pitch softball, hunting, and fishing.
Services will be at 3:00 pm Friday, January 30th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Andrew Fyffe will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
To submit online condolences to the family, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Amos A. “Jr.” Lewis

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Amos A. "Jr." Lewis

Amos A. "Jr." Lewis

Farmington – Amos A. “Jr.” Lewis, 75, of Elmwood, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 1:42 AM Friday, January 23, 2015 at Unity Point-Methodist, Peoria.
He was born February 10, 1939 in San Benito, TX to Amos A. and Georgia Irene (Turney) Lewis. He married Patsy A. Grubb on January 19, 1959 in Houston, TX and she died July 27, 2008.
Surviving are 5 children, Keetra (James) Freeman of Sparta, MO, Tina (Henry) Duffield of Glasford, Janice (Tim) Stobaugh of Elmwood, James (Peggy) Lewis of Canton, and David (Amber) Lewis of Peoria Heights; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and brother, Henry Lewis of Houston, TX.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Patricia Gibbs.
Jr. retired from ADT after 30 years service and then worked as an over the road truck driver.
He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton.
Jr. was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge #1571 and Farmington American Legion Post #140, where he was a past commander from the fall of 2007 until 2010.
He was a US Air Force veteran.
Services will be at 10:00 AM Monday, January 26th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, January 25th.
Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate.
Burial, with military honors by the Farmington American Legion, will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington American Legion Post #140.
To view Jr.’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert Thomas

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Canton – Robert Thomas, 50, of Canton passed away at 3:00 AM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born October 10, 1964 in Chicago to Leo and Gail (Faulkner) Thomas.
Surviving are his parents of Chicago and two sisters, Mia Thomas and Lorrie Thomas both of Chicago.
Robert was of the Christian faith.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Wilbur L. Carroll

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Wilbur L. Carroll

Wilbur L. Carroll

Bartonville – Wilbur L. Carroll, 83, of Bartonville, IL passed away at 3:10 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Unity Point – Methodist in Peoria.
He was born February 9, 1931 in Mace, Indiana to Frank and Mary (Fielden) Carroll.
Wilbur married Ellen “Judy” Tomblin on June 18, 1960 in Peoria.
She preceded him in death on June 15, 1993.
Surviving are two children, Michael Carroll of Peoria and Lisa (Steve) Popovich of Bartonville; brother, Russell Carroll of Washington; and sisters, Alice Deckard of Pendleton, IN and Patty (Lloyd) Young of Greenfield, IN.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.
Wilbur was a CPA last working for Ginoli and Co.
He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bartonville, serving as Chair of the Finance Committee for many years and also on the building committee for the new church that was dedicated in 1996. He belonged to the men’s club and sang in the church choir for many years.
Wilbur also served as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #200 in Bartonville for over 20 years. He was a faithful Bradley Basketball season ticket holder for 60 years.
Wilbur was a US Army veteran, serving in the Korean War from Nov. 1, 1951 to Oct. 3, 1953. Attaining the rank of Sergeant, he first served on the front lines and then was moved to Division Finance.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday, January 23rd with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and again from 9 to 10 AM Saturday, January 24th both at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Bartonville. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 AM Saturday with Father Terry Cassidy officiating.
Burial, with Military Honors, will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, West Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Bartonville Bank
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Gloria Sue Bull-Rilea

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Canton – Gloria Sue Bull-Rilea, 69, of Canton passed away at 12:55 AM Wednesday, January 14 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born January 22, 1945 in Canton to Roy and Blanche (Postin) Bull.
Her parents, four brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Surviving are five children, Monica (Michelle Kline) Tomich of Bryant, Ronald Jr. (Jessica) Allard of Astoria, Melinda Wirebaugh of Lewistown, Kevin (Kelli) Allard of Canton, and Tad (Amy) Allard of Canton; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; her brother, Robert Bull of Canton, and her sister, Shirley (Alfred) Wilcoxen of Springfield, OH.
Gloria was a security guard for MSD for 8 years.
She was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton.
Gloria was avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers.
Services will be at 4:00 PM Saturday, January 17th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Cremation rites will follow the service.
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Verna Lee Knoll

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Verna Lee Knoll

Verna Lee Knoll

Peoria – Verna Lee Knoll, 83, of Peoria passed away at 4:55 am Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.
She was born April 14, 1931 in Princeton, IL to Fred Lee and Tabitha May (Alfrey) Stocking. She married Arla Gene Knoll on June 27, 1953 at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria. He died May 20, 2011.
Surviving are three children, Janet (Ronald) Smith of Columbus, GA, Marilyn (Duey) Neil of Vista, CA, and Cory (Amy) Knoll of Peoria; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Valerie, Cooper, Ken, Kelsey, and Taylor; and four great grandchildren, Harrison, Katherynne, Jackson, and Kazey.
Also preceding Verna in death were three sisters.
She graduated from Walnut Community High School and attended Brown’s Business School.
Verna retired from Bergner’s with 22 years of service.
She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria for over 60 years, involved in the church and Christ Lutheran School.
Verna and Arla bowled for several years and enjoyed playing in a large Pinochle club that played weekly for numerous years.
She lived on Proctor Street in the same house for 55 years before moving to B’nai B’rith Covenant Apartments, where she became an active member of the apartment community.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, January 17th at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria where visitation will be held one hour prior. Rev. Karl Eckhoff will officiate.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran School, 1311 S. Faraday Ave., Peoria, IL 61605.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Lorraine M. Fogerson

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Peoria – Lorraine M. Fogerson, 96, of Peoria passed away at 12:10 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Heddington Oaks, Peoria.
She was born February 23, 1918 in Peoria to Grover and Anna (Christiansen) Barton. Lorraine married Leonard Fogerson.
Surviving are her son, Michael (Laurie) Kesler of Peoria Heights; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Susan Coffey; two brothers; and two sisters.
Lorraine was an excellent mother, who loved her children and grandchildren very much. She also loved her pets and animals.
The family wants to thank the staff at Heddington Oaks for all the wonderful care they gave her.
Services will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 13th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Karl V. Kraemer will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com