Barbara Ann Whitney

Bryant – Barbara Ann Whitney, 83, of Bryant, flew to heaven at 12:39 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Graham Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on October 13, 1934 in Peoria, IL to Wayne and Zelma (Logsdon) Slater. She married Richard Whitney on August 5, 1950 in Canton, IL. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2001.

Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Thomas Whitney; two grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one son-in-law, Carl.

Surviving are four children, Sherrie (Steve) Nebergall of St. David, Rick (Janet) Whitney, Penny (Bob) Wight of Bryant, and Tina (James) Whitney-Parrish of Canton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne (Diane) Slater of Canton; and four sisters, Selma (Stan) Formhals of Lewistown, Karen Murphy of Canton, Nancy (Larry) Sprague of Canton, and Coco Stokes of Canton.

Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She also was a foster grandmother for over 20 years for Headstart. Barbara graduated as an LPN from Spoon River College. She was a member at St. David Church of the Nazarene and also a member of the genealogy society and royal neighbors. Barbara enjoyed her family, crocheting, flowers, her church, helping kids, and entering items at the Fulton County Fairs.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Burton Clarke will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to St. David Church of the Nazarene. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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James E. Dowell

Bartonville – James E. Dowell, 45, of Bartonville, passed away at 11:36 AM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on November 4, 1972 in Peoria to Clifton R. and Mary Lou (Flaherty) Dowell. He married Becky Hulett on July 30, 1999 in Peoria, she survives.

Also surviving are five children, Crystal (Bryce) Cochran, James R. Dowell, Mark A. Dowell, Kelly Dowell, and Danica Dowell; two grandchildren, Anabelle and Sophia Wright; three brothers, Gary (Linda) Dowell, Randy Carpenter of Peoria, and Bruce Dowell; and one sister, Tracy Liberty of Peoria.

James was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alan Dowell.

James worked at Keystone Steel and Wire for 20 years. He loved camping and was an avid Dodgers fan. James was a family man who loved his wife and children.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in Rural Hanna City, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Family. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Linda Lucille (Davison) Russell

 Linda Lucille (Davison) Russell, age 64 was known to those she touched for her loving heart, gentle spirit and overflowing generosity. Sadly after a few evenings of uncertainty, Linda took her last earthly breaths and passed peacefully in her sleep. She was surrounded throughout the day by her beloved family. Linda decided to meet Jesus on Sunday, May 6th 2018, 6:23 PM at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria Illinois. Although we are saddened by this loss we believe with great certainty she was greeted with open arms by both parents along with a playful welcome nuggie from her older brother Bill.

Linda was born in Monmouth, IL on June 5, 1953 to Harrison William C. Davison and L. Irene (Courtney) Davison of Canton. She was married to Chuck Russell for 42 years. Together they built a family, a home and a lifetime of memories in the village of Brereton, IL.

Linda is survived by her husband, Chuck Russell of Brereton, IL; one son, Brian (Annette) Russell of Mahomet, IL; six grandchildren, Brenton Rhodes & Bryson Russell of Brereton, IL, Brandon Alford of Savoy, IL, Cirena Russell of Bartonville, IL, and Marissa Alford & Bryan (Junior) Russell of Mahomet, IL; one great-granddaughter, Aria Alford of Savoy, IL; one sister, Sandra (William) Long of Vermont, IL; and sister- in- law Jane Davison of Lewistown, IL; and also several loved nieces (great nieces), nephews (great nephews) and cousins.

She was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, William “Bill” Claude Davison, and other beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Those blessed by Linda’s presents needed to plan for an entire day of adventure. She was always willing to stop at a last-minute yard sale, Family Dollar or Chinese buffet. On any given morning one could find her in the kitchen making some kind of delicious treat to share with a neighbor or cherished family member. She gave selflessly of her time and showered everyone she loved with kindness. Linda was a member of His River of Life Church in Liverpool, enjoyed taking care of her family as a homemaker, and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed summers of fishing, decorating the yard and watching Dr. Phil with her puppies.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Pastor Sheldon Westerfield will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to His River of Life Church in Liverpool or to Fulton County Humane Society. To view Linda’s DVD or make online condolence please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Barbara Diva Wright

Farmington – Barbara Diva Wright, 88, of Farmington, passed away at 4:15 PM on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on August 8, 1929 in Farmington to John and Alma (Lenzi) Rolando. She married the love of her life, Donald Wright on March 25, 1950 in Canton, IL, they were married for 68 years.

Surviving is her husband, Donald; three children, Toni (Ed) Passmore of Farmington, Diana (Wiley) Siepel of Franklin, TN, and Darren (Gina) Wright of Farmington; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gloria McKeever of OK.

Diva was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bud and Johnny Rolando, and one sister, Joanne Greenfield.

Diva worked with her husband at Queen Castle Dairy and Wright’s Clothing Store. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington and was also very active in Junior Women’s Club.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Deacon Gary Schultz will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Memorials can be made to Donor’s Choice. To view Diva’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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David L. Hardy

Havana – David L. Hardy, 55, of Havana, passed away at 7:15 PM on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Havana Healthcare Center. He was born on August 8, 1962 in Havana to Orville and Betty (Heaver) Hardy.

Surviving are four children, Tondav Lang of KS, David Hardy Jr. of KS, Jacob Hardy of Havana, and Ien Boehl of Virginia, IL; several grandchildren; three brothers, John (Linda) Hardy, Pat (Renee) Hardy, and James Hardy; three sisters, Eleanor (Rod) Smith, Cindy Sheets, and Brenda (Tom) Hayes; and several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Orville Bradley Hardy.

Per David’s request there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Opal F. Richter

Lewistown – Opal F. Richter, 81, of Lewistown, formerly of Canton and Rushville, passed away at 7:38 AM on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Red Oak Memory Care in Canton. She was born on October 1, 1936 in Missouri to Martin D. and Bertha (Gott) Claassen. She married Paul William Richter on January 1, 1979 in Canton, he survives.

Also surviving are four children, Michael (Cathy) Fitch of CA, Teresa (Roger) Flatt of IL, Edith (Michael) Johnson of AR, and Thurman (Jennifer) Fitch of IL; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth (Richard) Etter of IL.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; four brothers, Norman, George, Martin Jr., and James Claassen; and two sisters, Dorothy Reeder and Shirley Leverton.

Opal graduated with an associated degree from Spoon River Community College. She retired as a director of the Fulton and Mason County Housing Authority.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Harbor Lights Hospice. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dave “Link” Lingenfelter

Banner – Dave “Link” Lingenfelter, 64, of Banner, passed away at 1:56 PM on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 17, 1953 in Canton to Lawrence and Erma (Lillie) Lingenfelter. He married the love of his life, Janet Ewing on October 4, 1980 in Banner. She survives.

Surviving are three step-children, Douglas Bick, Chris Powell, and Leighann Brady; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Crotzer; and several nieces and nephew’s.

Link was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Lingenfelter.

Link was retired and enjoyed being with friends and family. He was known as Grampy to his grandkids. Link loved spending time with Janet at their property. He was a member of the Canton American Legion and was an avid Cardinals fan.

Link served in the United States Navy.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Helen L. Cluney

CANTON- Helen L. Cluney, 72, of Canton, passed away at 1:02 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room in Canton. She was born on July 28, 1945 in Peoria, a daughter of Eual and Helen (Woodward) Thompson. She married Jerry Session on Dec 24, 1962, she later married Thomas “Tom” Cluney on May 20, 1994 in Canton. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Rick Session of Kewanee; Scott (Kari) Session of Havana, Tommy (Shanita) Cluney of Wilmington Island, GA; Chris (Robert) Chown of Topeka; Tricia (Anthony Brooks) Darnell of Havana, Tawnya (Glenn) Denham of Pekin; Beth (Tom) Martin of Vermont; Beverly Cluney of Jacksonville; Kristy (Rob Royer) Cluney of Havana, 26 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, David (Judy) Pope of Pekin, and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bud Thompson, and one sister, Patricia Herr.

She worked as an LPN for several nursing homes in the local area and enjoyed selling Mary Kay and Avon products for many years, she was of the Baptist Faith, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan.

Services will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to until time of services. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Burial of ashes will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Maurice R. Clark

Canton – Maurice R. Clark, 96, of Canton, passed away at 10:32 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born on March 9, 1922 in Canton to Corbly C. and Ruth (Roosa) Clark. He married Betty L. McCaskey on January 12, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.

Surviving are two sons, Morrie Ray (Judy) Clark of Middletown, MD and Robert Allen (Roxie) Clark of Wentzville, MO; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Maurice retired from the inspection department of International Harvester in 1982 after 23 ½ years of service, he also worked as a manager at Gambles store for 14 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Post #16 since 1945, AARP, United Auto Workers, and the Fulton County Historical and Genealogy Society.

Maurice was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force air transport command.

Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL at a later date. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert “Bob” Ernest Bollinger

Farmington – Robert “Bob” Ernest Bollinger, 86, of Farmington, passed away at 10:54 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Unity Point Health Methodist. He was born on June 14, 1931 in Farmington, IL to James and Emma (Handley) Bollinger. He married the love of his life, Charlene Marie Reed on July 13, 1952 in Farmington, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are three children, Robert “Bob” (Tina) Bollinger of Elmwood, Greg (Michelle “Miki”) Bollinger of Plainfield, and Cynthia Myers of Farmington; six grandchildren, Cory (Marisa) Bollinger of East Peoria, Scott (Jennifer) Slayton of Elmwood, Christina (Todd) Lasswell of Havana, David (Joni West) Slayton of Canton, and Aiden and Avery Bollinger of Plainfield; 13 great-grandchildren, John Maxwell, Billy, Cody, Emma, and Ashlyn Slayton, Sierra and Alexis Lasswell, Beau and Breea Slayton, Seth, Sarene, Griffin, and Athena Bollinger; and one sister, Eileen Wilcoxen of Farmington.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, and seven sisters.

Bob worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 41 years where he retired in 1991. He was active in Boy Scouts and an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Bob was a loving and devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and pa.

Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor James Buchanan will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view Bob’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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