Afton B. Watkins

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Afton WatkinsCanton – Afton B. Watkins, 100, of Canton, passed away at 12:44 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Red Oaks Estates in Canton. He was born on August 22, 1915 in Farmington, IL to Cecil and Violet Christine (Addis) Watkins. He married Norma May Edwards on December 26, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on April 9, 2007.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, daughter, Bonnie Ann Watkins in 1949, and two brothers, Leo and Bernard Watkins.

Surviving is daughter, Kay (Larry) Wenger of London Mills; four grandsons, Scott Wenger of Pekin, Rodney (Karen) Wenger of Rural Gilson, Douglas (Debra) Wenger of Fairview, and Christopher (Sara) Wenger of Canton; and eight grandchildren, Kirsten, Samantha, Jesse, Addie, Wesley, Cody, Chase, and Ava.

Afton worked as a farm hand, wheat harvester, coal miner, farmer, and at Caterpillar. His hobbies included wood carving, wood working, flowers, yard work, and camping. Afton also built a log cabin in Missouri.

Afton served in the Army Air Corps.

Kay would like to say, his long journey is over and I shall miss him as much as I love and miss my mom. The family would also like to thank Red Oak Estates for their love and care these past few years.

Services will be at 11 AM on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Rebecca Gearhart will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Orendorff Cemetery in Breeds. Memorials can be made to Monterey United Methodist Church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Roberta L. Adkins

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Roberta AdkinsPeoria – Roberta L. Adkins, 76, of Peoria, passed away at 12:45 PM on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home. She was born on September 17, 1939 in Peoria to Robert and Leona (Schmidt) Johnson. She married Nicholas L. Adkins on March 31, 1962 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, one sister, Nadine Stephens, and brother-in-law Gene Stephens.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff Adkins of WI, and Scott (Maria) Adkins of Peoria; one daughter, Nikki Adkins of Peoria; one grandson, Michael Adkins; one sister, Karen (Bob) Burton of WI; three nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Roberta worked as an office manager at Peoria Loan Company for 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria. Roberta rang the bells for the Salvation Army for 25 years.

Graveside services will be at 10 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Pastor Mark Nelson will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Wayland Ward

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scan_20160718_150546877TRIVOLI- Wayland Ward, 82, of Trivoli, passed away at 8:30 PM on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 20, 1934 in Bath, IL; a son of Arthur and Marie Butler Ward. He married Mildred Tarvin on June 1, 1954 in Havana, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his two sons, Alan (Diane) Ward of Trivoli, Todd (Karen) Ward of Lewistown, and three grandchildren, Mark, Jake, Andrew Ward; three great-grandchildren, Jacee, Jaxon, and Ariana, one brother, Bill Ward of Dunfermline, and two sisters, Laura McDaniel of Kilbourne, Verda Flowers of Texas.

Wayland was preceded in death by his parents two brothers, Charles, and Bud, two sisters, Wanda, and Alice.

He worked for Caterpillar, retiring in 1981, and was of the Lutheran Faith. Wayland was an honorary member of the Trivoli Fire Department, and member of the Central Illinois Hostas Society. He loved to play cards, as well as an avid fisherman, hunter, and loving to go camping with his family. Wayland served his country as a United States Army veteran.

The family would like to give a special THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at OSF Hospice Group for the great care their loved one Wayland received in his last few days he was with his family.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Pastor Terry England will officiate. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery, where Military Honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made the Brunswick Church. To view Wayland’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Margaret L. Riccioni

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Margaret RiccioniFarmington – Margaret L. Riccioni, 89, of Farmington, passed away at 5:30 PM on Monday, July 11, 2016 at her residence. She was born on October 22, 1926 in Farmington to Albert and Agnes (Windsor) Stobaugh. She married Fred Riccioni on June 25, 1947 in Lewistown; he preceded her in death in 1987.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, and two daughters, Bonnie K. Christy and Freda M. Taylor.

Surviving is one son, Anthony Riccioni of Farmington; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Roland Stobaugh; and one sister, Elizabeth Deford.

Margaret was a past member of the Women of the Moose in Farmington.

Services will be at 11 AM on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials can be made to New Hope Fellowship Church Food Pantry, 1102 N State Rt 78 Farmington, IL 61531. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Robert Charles Lindley

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Robert Lindley0001FARMINGTON- Robert Charles Lindley, 95, of Farmington, passed away at 7:30 AM on Friday, July 08, 2016 at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on September 20, 1920 in Peoria, a son of Charles Melvin and Leona Francis Bushaun Lindley. He married Marcella Cox on September 20, 1947 in Peoria, IL. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, David (Pam) Lindley of Chandler, Arizona , Paul (Sherri) Lindley of Hanna City; four daughters, Marsha (Kevin) Hughes of The Colony, Texas, Claudia (Tim) Threw of Yates City, Cindy (Mike) Abel of Farmington, Teresa (Greg) Daggett of Liberty, one daughter-in-law, Sue Lindley of Shelton, Connecticut, and one sister, Bernadette Kimble of Chillicothe, 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Phil, one granddaughter, Cheryl, one great-grandson, Dylan, two brothers and three sisters.

Robert and his partner had a painting business in Farmington for many years. He later worked as a salesman for Getz Fire Equipment, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. As World War II veteran and recipient of a Bronze Star, he was a member of the 11th Armored Division Association and Veterans of the Bulge. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post #140 in Farmington. He served as state president of the Illinois Wildlife Federation during the years 1965 and 1966, and was an Explorer Scout leader. He was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree, and Sons of the American Revolution. He was a Paul Harris Fellow within the Farmington Rotary Club, and was president of the Tri-County Senior Center. In addition to his various club involvements, Robert was an avid fisherman, hunter and pitch player.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington, where visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass. Father Paul Stiene will officiate. Recitation of the Rosary at 4:30 PM, and visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, with Moose rites at 6:45 PM. Burial will be at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, where Military Honors will be conducted, at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to his Church, Farmington Rescue Squad 1100 or to the Tri-County Senior Center. To leave online condolences or to view Robert’s DVD please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Eileen J. Woodcock

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Eileen WoodcockFarmington – Eileen J. Woodcock, 83, of Farmington, passed away at 6:34 AM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on July 31, 1932 in Farmington to William and Selena (Raffle) Crane. She married Robert Woodcock on September 2, 1951 in Farmington. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2008.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, and one brother.

Surviving are three sons, Roger (Vickie) Woodcock of Farmington, Randall (Teri) Woodcock of Leesburg, IN, and Russell (Sue Ellen) Woodcock of Warsaw, IN; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Eileen worked as a cashier at Paul’s Supervalue. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 470 in Farmington where she was of the College of Regents, a Star Recorder, and member of the Red Hat Society in Farmington. She loved setting up on the Spoon River Drive and playing cards.

Women of the Moose rites will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington with funeral services following. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 AM. Bishop Andrew Fergurson will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials can be made to Rescue 1100. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Larry D. Anderson

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Larry AndersonNORRIS- Larry D. Anderson, 73, of Norris, passed away at 2:15 PM on Monday, June 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born on October 13, 1942 in Canton, a son of William Earl and Margaret Irene (Johnson) Anderson. He married Priscilla Foreman on June 10, 1962 in Gilchrist, she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Rhonda (Randy) Cozad of Macomb; Debbie (Biff) Brakeman of Lafayette, IL, and five grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

He worked as a welder for Sawmill Hydraulics for many years, and in his free time loved to ride motorcycles.

A celebration of life will be held from 2-7 PM on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Canton VFW. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Everett E. Brann Jr.

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Brann Jr.0001BARTONVILLE- Everett E. Brann Jr., 84, of Bartonville, passed away at 8:55 PM on Saturday June 25, 2016 at Unity-Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born on October 15, 1931 in Oran, Missouri, the son of Everett E. and Marie Allen Brann Sr. He married Patsy McDonald in Edwards, IL, and later married Jeanine Shannon in Peoria, they both preceded him in death; also preceded him in death are his parents.

Surviving is one son, Kevin (Tami) Brann of Hanna City; two grandchildren, Nichole (Andrew) Scott of Williamsfield, Mitchell (Kayle) Brann of Peoria, and four great-grandchildren.

Everett graduated Manual High School in Peoria, and was an Electric Engineer working for Keystone for 35 years, he was an original member of the Early Ford V-8 club and Central Illinois Regional Group, original past member of Peoria Ski Kats, member of the Slo Pokes Car Club in Peoria, and was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. To view Everett’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Roy E. Ansteatt Jr.

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Roy E Ansteatt Jr

Edwards – Roy E. Ansteatt Jr., 87, of Edwards, passed away at 10:55 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home. He was born on June 12, 1929 in Blue Ash, Ohio to Roy E. and Elsie Mae (Stewart) Ansteatt Sr.

Surviving are four children, Wesley Ansteatt, Vickie Ansteatt, Tammy (Mike) Smith, and Tom Ansteatt; step-son, Jack Dries; step daughter, Beth Meister; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Brewer, and Tammy’s mother and forever friend, Mary Buchanan.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and step-daughter, Terri Dries.

Roy served in the Air Force for 13 years and then moved on to working for the Federal Aviation Administration as a radar expert where he retired after 33 years of service. He is a member of the VFW in Creve Coeur, American Legion Post 1234, and a proud lifelong member of the NRA. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to work in his garden, and loved his dogs; Misty, Nikki, and Tippy.

Graveside services and Military rites will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Texas Union Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. A visitation will be held at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL from 10-11 AM on the same day. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Memorials can be made to the VFW in Creve Coeur. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Elmer Leon Hutton

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Elmer HuttonHANNA CITY- Elmer Leon Hutton, 89 of Hanna City, Formerly of Bartonville, passed away at 5:25 PM on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Unity-Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born on January 19, 1927 in Keokuk County, Iowa, a son of Doyle and Fern Schultz Hutton. He married Harriet Lorene Snyder on April 9, 1949 in Peoria. She preceded him in death in September of 1994. He later married Hettie Hoopingarner on June 15, 1995 in Mission, TX. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gary L. (Brenda) Hutton of Bartonville, Ronnie L. (Mary) Hutton of Sacramento, CA, six step-sons, Buddy, Michael, Billy, Darryl, Garryl, Jeff Hoopingarner, one step-daughter, Sheryll Hillman; four grandchildren, Andrea, Corinne, Angela, and Valerie; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth (George) Miller of Mission, TX, and Jennie Morgan of IA; and brother-n-law, Howard Snider of Mission, TX.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and one son, Mark L. Hutton.

Elmer worked as an inspector at Keystone for 36 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mission, TX. He was a lifelong member of Al Amin Shriners, Joseph Robbins Lodge #0930, lifelong member of Bartonville VFW, Bartonville American Legion, Bartonville Showalter Lodge, Scottish Rites, Mohammad Shrine, Easterstar in Peoria Heights, Military order of the Cootie, and a lifelong member of Pup Tent #2.

Elmer enjoyed traveling, spending the winter in Mission, TX, and fishing and camping. He was especially proud and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be at 11 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials can be made to Children Shriner’s Hospital, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, or St. Jude’s Children Hospital. A potluck luncheon will be held at 1:00 PM at the American Legion in Bartonville following the services.