Edith M. Parkhurst

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Edith M. Parkhurst

Edith M. Parkhurst

Farmington – Edith M. Parkhurst, 86, of Farmington, IL passed away at 9:01 pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her residence.
She was born October 4, 1927 in Farmington to James and Daisy (Lane) Fairburn. Edith married Charles Parkhurst on August 4, 1970 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are six children, Marilyn (Tom) Wilson of Edwards, Tom (Edie) Martin of Jacksonville, FL, Cindy York of Peoria, Evon (Mike) Tatum of Washington, Kathy (Dick) Chapman of Peoria, and Tim (Monica) Martin of Elmwood; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two daughters, Alice and Mary, one grandson, Joshua, two brothers, and three sisters.
Edith was a member of the Farmington Bible Church.
Services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, July 26th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Art Georges will officiate.
Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the OSF Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Carol (Graham) Franklin

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Carol (Graham) Franklin

Carol (Graham) Franklin

Peoria – Carol (Graham) Franklin, 53, of Peoria, IL passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Peoria.
She was born November 2, 1960 in Peoria to Willis R. and Roberta (McKown) Graham. She married Jeff Franklin on October 2, 1982 in Peoria.
Surviving are her mother, Roberta (Sheldon) Orwig of Canton; one son, Christopher (Amanda Erwin) Franklin of East Peoria; one granddaughter, Piper Grace Franklin; two brothers, Steven (Cheri) Graham of Manhattan, KS and Mark (Candace) Graham of Morton; one sister, Ketra (Dennis) Mayer of St. Peters, MO; and three nephews, Jeremy Baker, Patrick (Heidi) Graham, and Nathan Baker all of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her father; one son, Jonathan Franklin; and one brother, Craig Graham.
Carol graduated from Canton High School in 1978, received her RN from Methodist School of Nursing, and her BSN at Chamberlain Nursing School and was a nursing case manager for Humana Health Care Systems. Previously, she worked as a nurse at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
She was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 pm at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Peoria.
Rev. Mike Shirey will officiate.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to The Ark Animal Rescue, 447 IL 26, Lacon, Illinois 61540.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Alma Courtney

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Alma L. Courtney

Alma L. Courtney

Canton – Alma Courtney, 83, of Breeds, Il passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Graham Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born September 28, 1930 to Sheldon and Ruth Mary (Ashby) Lingenfelter.
Alma married Lester Courtney on December 13, 1947. He survives.
She was preceded in death by one son, Leslie Courtney, who passed away August 1, 1994; 2 brothers, Eugene Lingenfelter and Virgil Lingenfelter; and 3 sisters, Bernice Johnson, Juanita Crosetto, and Melba Smith.
Also surviving are her 6 children, Robert (Carla) Courtney, David (Pam) Courtney, Susie (Larry) VanMiddlesworth, Laura Clendenny, Virgil Courtney, and Tommy Courtney; three sisters, Donna VanMiddlesworth, Judy Bowman, and Wilma Courtney; and one brother, Sam Lingenfelter.
They have 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren who came every weekend and had dinner with them.
Alma loved camping, fishing, bowling, and going on gambling trips. She was a lady that all her children and grandchildren loved and respected and no matter what we did, she told us every day that we were loved. We always got hugs and kisses from her and dad. She was the center of our world. Nothing can compare to the love and friendship that she gave us. When it came to a mom and dad and grandparents, you are the best and you are the reason we are the way we are. You gave us love, hope, and the best family.
Services will be Thursday, July 24th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Wednesday, July 23rd from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
To view Alma’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to her family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Mary Jane Meyers

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Mary Jane Meyers

Mary Jane Meyers

Peoria – Mary J. Meyers, 87, of Peoria, IL beloved wife of William C. Meyers went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:30 am at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.
She was born to Floyd and Agness (Musgrave) Lemar in Bartonville, IL on November 28, 1926. Surviving is her husband of 69 years, William C. Meyers. They married on May 26, 1945 in Bartonville.
She was a loving mother to Sharon (John) Phillips of Glasford and Pam (Ed) Locke of Canton. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, John (Kathy) Phillips, Stacie (Todd) Randall, Amber (Jerry) Smithers, Ryan (Michelle) Locke, and Jason Phillips. Her great grandchildren, Dylan, Jake, Luke, and Will Randall; Gabe Smithers, Seth Phillips, Cassie and Shaylynn Locke, Camri and Micah Phillips, and Zeke and Lucas Phillips will greatly miss her loving nature and giving of Hershey chocolate bars, balloons and $2 bills. She adored her puppy, Charlie, who will miss her cooking.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Steve Phillips and her brother and sister.
Mary retired from District 150 after 25 years, being a school bus driver for 8 years and then a custodian for Woodruff for 17 years.
She put her trust and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She will be sitting and waiting on a bench in heaven for her family, like she said her momma and daddy was waiting for her.
Services will be Friday, July 25th at 2:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Rev, Kevin VanTine will officiate.
Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Donations may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, who treated her like family her final days.
To view Mary’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ruby Marie Zessin

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Ruby Marie Zessin

Ruby Marie Zessin

Peoria – Ruby Marie Zessin, 88, of Peoria, IL formerly of Trivoli, IL passed away at 12:10 am Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Unity Point Health Methodist, Peoria.
She was born July 3, 1926 in Peoria to Clyde and Grace (Brooks) Garrison.
Ruby married Harold R. Zessin on March 18, 1944 in Fairview.
He survives along with their daughter, Marjorie Musgrave of Peoria; two grandchildren, Suzanne (Doug) Mendyke of Wheatfield, IN and Michael (Laura) Rakers of Vernon Hills; three great grandchildren, Amanda, Kristen, and Megan; two step great grandsons, Tyler and Trent; and one step great great granddaughter, Addison.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Pearl.
Ruby was a member of Zion Penn Ridge Church, rural Trivoli.
She sold Avon Products and enjoyed quilting, sewing, and crafts.
Services will be at 11:00 am Friday, July 18th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17th from 6 to 8 pm.
Rev. Gary Schmidt will officiate.
Burial will be in Penn Ridge Cemetery, rural Trivoli.
Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
To view Ruby’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dominic E. Crosetto

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Dominic Crosetto

Dominic Crosetto

St. David- Dominic E. Crosetto, 54, of St. David passed away at 8:45 am Saturday, July 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born on October 21, 1959 in Canton to Lawrence A. “Doner” and Juanita (Lingenfelter) Crosetto. Dominic is survived by a brother Larry Crosetto of Astoria, a sister Paula (Gary) Lightle of St. David, and nieces and nephews; Rod Lightle, Julie (Josh) Lightle-Russell, Ethan and Eli Russell, Jake Crosetto, Tiffany Crosetto, Emma and Jaxson Wright, Korin Crosetto, Larry Crosetto, Hope (Jarrod Utter) Cox, and Deegan Utter. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dominic was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. David, Canton Elks, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Bears fans, past Knights of Columbus, and loved to fish and visit with friends and family.
Services will be 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 2 hours prior to services. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church. To view Dominic’s DVD or make online condolence you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charles Harold Harn

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Charles Harold Harn

Charles Harold Harn

Canton – Charles Harold Harn, 78, of Canton, IL passed away at 7:17 pm Saturday, July 12, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born June 8, 1936 in Canton to Charles A. and Audrey (Kanouse) Harn. Charlie married Bonnie Ellis on January 1, 1960 in Summum, IL.
She survives along with their daughter, LuAnn (Mark) Kimbrell of Canton; son, Michael (Tina) Harn of Wickenburg, AZ; two grandchildren, Nick Schall and Shallen Harn; brother, Alan Harn of Lewistown; and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Harn of Canton.
Charlie worked for NuWay Laundry, Lucky Boy Bread, International Harvester, and Mid-Century Telephone, where he retired in 1997.
He was a 1954 Lewistown High School graduate.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton.
He was a US Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1957.
Charlie loved cameras and photography. He was a charter member of the Canton Camera Club and also a member of the Canton American Legion Post 16.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 16th at 6:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior.
Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will officiate.
Memorials may be to the Salvation Army or First Christian Church Bus Ministry.
To view Charlie’s memorial DVD or submit online condolence to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Helen M. Peak

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Helen M. Peak

Helen M. Peak

Canton – Helen M. Peak, 93, of Canton, IL passed away at 10:08 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born September 27, 1920 in Gilchrist, IL to Andrew S. and Dora (Pancurik) Lesko. Helen married James R. Peak on June 7, 1941 in Canton and he preceded her in death on September 2, 1993.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; her son, William R. Peak, who passed away August 8, 2012; and five brothers.
Surviving are one sister, Margaret Neill of Canton and several nieces and nephews.
Helen worked for Gross Manufacturing in Galesburg retiring in 1982 with 41 years’ service.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Helen was a great housekeeper and cook.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry or Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Helen’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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James Dale Whyde

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James Dale Whyde

James Dale Whyde

Canton – James Dale Whyde, 81, of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Mesquite.
He was born June 8, 1933 in Newark, Ohio to James Pierce and Ina May (Downey) Whyde. James married Patty Kramer on June 26, 1953 in Canton.
She survives along with two daughters; Kim Whyde of Mesquite, TX and Kathy Dunn of Terrell, TX; and one grandson, Austin Dunn.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Beverly Martin.
James was an engineer at Caterpillar Tractor Co.
He was a member of the Holly Brook Baptist Church of Hawkins, TX and the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
Services will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, July 12th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Monroe Bailey will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To view James memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ethel M. Bowton

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Canton-Ethel Marie Bowton, 97, of Canton passed away at 9:23 am Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born in Fairview on October 3, 1916 to John H. and Mable J. (Baughman) Abbadusky. She married Roscoe J. Bowton in Crown Point, IN on August 19, 1937.
Surviving are five children, Joyce (Bob) Dixon of Colorado, Lois (Gordon) Lock of Fairview, John Bowton of Canton, Rosetta Shrock of Indianapolis, and Vickie (Mark) Tomich of Canton; ten grandchildren; two step grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Frederick Eugene; grandson, Buzz VonAch; brother, Wayne L. Abbadusky; and sister, Edith Anderson.
As a graduate of Fairview Community High School and Graham Hospital School of Nursing, she was a Registered Nurse working private duty before retiring.
Ethel was a member of the White Chapel United Methodist Church for over fifty years. She was very involved in the women’s group where she held various offices at the district and conference levels. She served as a Lay member and Page to Central Illinois Annual Conferences, taught Sunday school for many years, served on Peoria District Council of Ministries, Peoria District Town and Country Task Force, and Central Illinois School of Christian Missions.
She was also a member of the Fulton County Navy and Marine Mother’s Club in which she held the offices of Commander and Chaplain.
Services for Ethel will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 8, at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to White Chapel United Methodist Church.
To view Ethel’s memorial DVD or send the family online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com