Merle V. Williams

Farmington – Merle V. Williams, 83, of Farmington, passed away at 11:35 PM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Heartland Health Care in Canton. He was born on June 7, 1934 in Canton to George and Opal (Haacke) Williams. He married the love of his life, Linda Jolet, on February 23, 1958 at South Park United Methodist Church in Canton, she survives.

Also surviving are three children, Mitch (Kathi) Williams of Canton, Lesa Taylor of Canton, and Tracy (Bill) Link of Canton; two grandchildren, Joe Taylor and Levi Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gordon Williams.

Merle managed and operated Canton Mattress Company and also worked for many years in the automotive industry, from which he retired, last working at Coleman Pontiac-Buick-GMC. For several years, he participated in auto racing.  Later, he designed and created artistic dream catchers, was an amateur herbologist, and was a brown belt in Judo. Merle loved biking and long-distance running, and competed in marathons and in running events at the National Senior Olympics. He loved animals, especially dogs. He attended Farmington Bible Church.

Memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Farmington Bible Church, where the family will be accepting friends and family from 1:30-2:30 PM. Rev. Anthony Severine will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Bible Church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Olga E. Valencia

Canton – Olga E. Valencia, 96, of Canton, passed away at 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on April 15, 1922 in Bryant, IL to John and Rosalie Zora (Potrebujes) Gurme. She married Anton “Tony” Valencia on July 20, 1946 in Canton. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2005.

Olga was also preceded in death by her parents and five sisters, Angela Bausch, Frances Piercy, Mildred White, Marie Williamson, and Hilda Toncray.

Surviving are two children, Jay (Susan) Valencia of AR and Alison (Warren) Wolf of Lewistown, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Olga worked as a telephone operator at Illinois Bell. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Sarah Circle, and also taught Sunday school for 25 years. Olga loved to visit members of the church who were not able to attend Sunday services. She was an avid gardener and baker. Olga enjoyed fishing with the love of her life after retirement.

Memorial service will be held at 5 PM on Sunday, May 6th 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton, IL. Pastor Micah Garnett will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Activity Department Fund on 2 East at Graham Hospital. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Rolan G. Detmers

Peoria – Rolan G. Detmers, 72, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Farmington, IL passed away at 7:40 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Marlene Home in Peoria, IL. He was born on May 24, 1945 in Peoria, the son of Roland H. and Marjorie L. Detmers. Marjorie married Albert U. Wys on July 21, 1951 and Rolan was raised by these two parents.

Surviving are two step-sisters, Rose M. (Raymond) Schenck of Willow Springs, N.C. and Katherine A. Murphy. He has several nieces and nephews plus several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-sister.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin Van Tine will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Washington, IL. Memorials may be made to EP!C, formerly called Peoria Association for Retarded Citizens, or Compasses Hospice Care. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Deborha Lynn Smith

Maquon – Deborha Lynn Smith, 61, of Maquon, passed away at 8:16 AM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 12, 1957 in Pekin, IL to Charles W. and Carol (Struber) Hoerr. She married Floyd “Ed” Smith on August 12, 1983 in Canton, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Charles W. (Katie) Smith of Farmington, IL, Dottie Lynn Smith of Maquon, IL, Julie (Larry) Zumstein of Canton, IL, and Angie (Nick) Orwig of Canton, IL; seven grandchildren, Lucas Zumstein, Zachary Smith, Emma Orwig, Jacob Smith, Karlee Zumstein, Easton Orwig, and Kaleb Smith; two sisters, Dorothy Terhune of IA and Sonya Culp of Canton, IL; and many loving adopted children and grandchildren.

Deborha was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tony Hoerr.

Deborha was a homesteader and a past member of Covenant Community Church in Canton.

A celebration of life will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 11 AM to 12 PM. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to filling her homestead wishes in care of Bank of Yates City. To view Deborha’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Patricia Knowles

Canton – Patricia Knowles, 85, of Canton, passed away at 7:55 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1932 in Canton to Wilbur Dale and Dorothy (Suydam) St. Clair.

Surviving are five children, Dorothy Ishmael of Bartonville, IL, Valerie (Late Roger) Hedges of Canton, IL, Martha (Jerry) Danielson of Canton, IL, Mark (Joyce) Knowles of Newbury Park, CA, and Edward (Lori) Knowles of Liverpool, IL; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wilbur Dale St. Clair Jr.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Arthur Harold Knowles III and Susan Dekker; six grandchildren, Darrell Ishmael, Autumn, Angel, Caleb, Mariah, and Edward Knowles Jr; and one sister, Shirley Beecham.

Patricia worked at Key Industry for 27 years. She loved to do genealogy.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 512 S Main St., Canton, IL. Private burial of ashes will be held St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital Extended Care Activity Fund. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Michelle “Micky” Ranee Dye

Canton – Michelle “Micky” Ranee Dye, 53, of Canton, passed away at 5:30 AM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 10, 1964 in Canton, IL to Harrison Shelby and Shirley Ann (Grafton) Rumler. She married the love of her life, Richard C. Dye Jr. on July 11, 1998 in Indiana, he survives.

Also surviving are two children, Mollie (BJ) Burkhart of Normal, IL and Richard C. “Trey” Dye III of Ottawa, IL; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Harry (Lori) Rumler, Larry (Susan) Rumler, and Jason (Bridget) Rumler all of Canton, IL.

Micky was preceded in death by her parents.

Micky was the head cook for the Fulton County Jail through the YWCA. “She was a Turtle” and was also a member of the Women of the Moose for 30 years.

A Celebration of life will be held from 2-6 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Josie’s B in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Maurice “Pete” Black

Canton – Maurice “Pete” Black, 89, of Canton, passed away at 3:10 PM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Clayberg Nursing Home. He was born on March 25, 1929 in Fulton County, IL, son of Elmer and Edna (Berry) Black. He married Reta Louise (Arnett) Black on August 6, 1955 in Lewistown, IL, she preceded him in death on December 30, 2010.

Also preceding him in death are his parents, one son, John “Rod” Black, one grandchild, and one brother, Harry “Gene” Berry.

Surviving are two children, Marshall (Mary Jo) Black and Margaret Gummerson both of Canton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Annabelle Curless of TX.

Pete was a truck driver for United Redi-Mix, where he retired in 1992. He was a member of Covenant Community Church in Canton and also Teamster Local #627.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association or Harbor Light Hospice. To view Pete’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Cinda “Cindy” Lou Meeks

Farmington – Cinda “Cindy” Lou Meeks, 74, of Farmington, passed away at 5:40 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on March 13, 1944 in Canton, IL to Maynard and Hazel (Dikeman) Kimbrell. She married Eddie Meeks on October 16, 1965 at Farmington United Methodist Church, he survives.

Also surviving are two children, Kathy (Jeff) McVey of Farmington and Kevin (Tammy) Meeks of Farmington; four grandchildren, Kristina and Melissa McVey and Tiffany and Brittany Meeks; and two nephews, Bobby and Mike Gilstrap.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dixie Gilstrap.

Cindy was a hairdresser out of her home for twenty plus years. She was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church and was an avid Elvis fan. Family, friends, and her animals were the most important things in her life.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Farmington United Methodist Church. Rev. Walter Carlson will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Memorials can be made to Farmington United Methodist Church or Fulton County Humane Society. To view Cindy’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Edmund J. Prisby Jr.

Trivoli – Edmund J. Prisby Jr, 79, of Trivoli, passed away at 10:52 AM on Friday, April 6, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on November 2, 1938 in Detroit, MI to Edmund and Helen (Mirowski) Prisby.

Ed Joined the United States Air Force in February 1958. He was stationed in Hanna City, IL. He served with the 791st Radar Squadron. While stationed here he met his surviving wife of 58 years, Sandra K. (Snyder) Prisby. He was a radar tech, sharp shooter and member of the color guard, who was discharged with honors in 1962. Immediately after he went to work for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 39 years and retired in 2000. Ed was a member of the American Legion Post 140 Farmington, IL, 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, and St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL. Ed loved the outdoors, he was an avid camper with his wife, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and dog Gus. Ed was a proud Polish man and played the accordion in a band called EJ Prisby And The Original Blue Notes.

Surviving is his wife Sandra Prisby; four children, Cathy (Rick) Ulrich, Cindy (Mike) Howard, Edmund (Kathy) Prisby III, and Connie (Mike) Kelly; 18 grandchildren ;25 great-grandkids; sister, Marcy (Les) Gargulinski Tanona

Ed is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Father Joe Dondanville will officiate. Burial will take place at Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to Illinois Cancer Care, American Legion Post 140 Farmington, IL, and Knights of Columbus. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Jill Marie Miller

Canton – Jill Marie Miller, 67, of Canton, passed away at 12:31 PM on Friday, April 6, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on August 30, 1950 in Joliet, IL to Clifford and Gladys (Becker) Miller. She married David Fleming. He survives.

Also surviving is two children, Nathan (Cynthia) Fleming of Farmington, Jamie Lynn (Jeremy Huffman) Scott of Altona, IL; six grandchildren, Logan, Dena, and Noah Fleming, Jordan, Alec, and Tommy Scott; one great-granddaughter, Azaria Russell Scott; brother, Glen Miller; three sisters, Jamie Young, Jenice (Matthew) Collins, Jacquie West; sister by choice, Tanya Grabel.

Jill was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Gary Miller; sister, Judy Knowles.

Jill was a long member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Canton. She enjoyed having Sunday school, Christmas pageants, and loved her church family. She was also a hairdresser for many years and worked at Hardee’s in Canton for over 12 years.

Services will be held at 11 AM Friday, April 13, 2018 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Dennis Owens will officiate. A private burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene. To view Jill’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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