Margaret A. Beadles

Margaret A. BeadlesMargaret A. Beadles, 91 of 339 French Court, Canton, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 23rd at 11:15 a.m. Born in Canton on May 5, 1914 to John and Dorothy (Mitchell) Greene she married Harold L. Beadles on Oct. 5, 1952 in Canton. He passed away on June 12, 1997. Surviving are one son; Mike (Jeannie) Beadles of Canton, two step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, one nephew, one niece, one great-nephew and two great-nieces. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Harriet J. Stone.
She worked for the Federal Government (WPA) and the Illinois Department of Public Aid. She graduated from Canton High and was a 50 year member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Peter Pan Club in Canton.
Services will be on Thursday, April 27th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation on Wednesday, April 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. Rev. Kenny Bloyd will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

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Dilazon A. Burhans Jr.

Dilazon A. Burhans Jr. 61, of 607 W. Chestnut St. Canton, passed away April 6, 2006 at 3:25 pm at Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton.
Born January 9, 1945 in Canton to Dilazon A. Sr. and Dorothy (Wyant) Burhans, he married Mary Martin, Aug. 2, 1963 in Cuba. She survives. Also surviving are three sons; Delbert Burhans of Keokuk, IA, Dallas Burhans of Canton and Ronald Burhans of Wildwood, GA, two daughters; Dotty Girard of Creve Coeur and Rhonda Graham of Lewistown, sixteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister; Reda Burhans of Canton. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother; Wesley Burhans. He worked for Caterpillar for 35 years, running a forklift. Services will be Monday, April 10th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Pastor Don Stevens officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be at Wiley Cemetery, Ellisville. Memorials may be made to the family % Mid America National Bank of Canton.

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Florence Alma Turl

Florence Alma Turl, 99, of 334 Northwest St. Farmington, passed away
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 11:20 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. Born January 21, 1907 in Farmington, to Harry and Mabel (Fleisher) Barkley, she married John Raymond Turl Feb. 26, 1938
in Peoria. He passed away November 1, 1973. Surviving are
two sons; David (Leanne) Lucas of Homer and Paul (April) Lucas
of Urbana and three grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were
her parents, one brother; Paul Barkley and two sisters; Sue Lucas and
Ruby Barkley.
She was a school teacher for 31 years, teaching 12 years in the Farmington
area and 19 years in rural areas. She retired in 1963. She was a member
of the Fulton County Retired Teachers Association, the National and Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the Farmington Memento Branch Rebekah Lodge #155 where she was a Past Noble Grand.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Graveside Service will be Tuesday, April 4th at 2:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, with a visitation one hour prior at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Rev. Taku Longkhumer will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington United Methodist Church.

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Hazel Belle Davison

Hazel Belle Davison, 87, of 175 N. Elmwood Rd., Farmington, passed away
on Tuesday, March 28th at 9:28 a.m. at the Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba.
Born in Brereton, IL. March 22, 1919 to Herman E. and Anne E. (Triloff)
Meyer she married William T. Davison on June 16, 1940 in Maquon, IL.
He died on July 28, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents,
one brother and five sisters. Surviving is one daughter; Patsy A. Zessin of
Farmington, two grandsons; Robert Zessin of Glasford and Ronald Zessin of Farmington and five great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker, avid gardener and loved her animals she raised.
She was of the Methodist Faith.
Services will be on Thursday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson-Sedgwick
Funeral Home, Farmington, with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Joe Richard will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba.

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Donald L. Bridgestock

Donald “Bridgie” L. Bridgestock, 82, of 358 N. Cone St. Farmington, passed away on Monday, March 27th at 10:15 pm at his residence.
Born May 23, 1923 in Farmington, IL. to Walter B. and Evalyn (Hanson)
Bridgestock, he married Gloria Muzzarelli on Oct. 10, 1953 in Farmington.
She survives. Also surviving are one son; Greg (Amy) Bridgestock of Folsom, CA., one daughter; Lynette (Bill) Mullen of Aurora, IL., two
grandsons; Bryan Mullen and Ethan Bridgestock and one granddaughter;
Emma Bridgestock. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister.
He was a volunteer fireman for the Farmington Fire Department for 25 years. He was also an EMT for the Fire Dept. for several years. He served
as Farmington Fire Chief for six years. He was a journeyman lineman for
CILCO for 30 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the Farmington American Legion Post #140 and the Farmington Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1571. He was WW #II Navy
Veteran, serving as a Petty Officer, 1st Class in the Pacific and European
Theaters.
Services will be Friday, March 31st at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation being Thursday, March 30th from
6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Father Bruce King will officiate.
Military Services will be at the Graveside.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Spoon River Hospice or the Farmington
Rescue Squad.

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Thelma E. Bradford

Thelma E. Bradford 77, of 625 E. Monroe St. Cuba, IL. Died at 11:00 pm Monday, March 27th at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba. Born July 21, 1928 in Liverpool to Edward J. and Eunice (Arment) Lee. She married Lyle Bradford August 19, 1970 in Bloomington. He preceded her in death along with seven brothers and four sisters. Surviving are one great-niece,Dawn (Chad) White of Lewistown whom she raised, two great great-nieces; Kelsie and Halie White, three brothers; William (Ethel) Lee of Inwood, WV., Jack (Leila) Lee of Canton and Theodore (Evelyn) Lee of North Carolina, one sister Dessa Lee of Lewistown. She was a member of the DunfermlineWomen’s Club. Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 30th at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home; Rev. Kenny Bloyd officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. Burial will be in Liverpool Cemetery in Liverpool. Memorials maybe made to American Cancer Society.

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Rose Mary Murphy

Rose Mary Murphy, 82, of 1675 E. Ash, Canton, passed away on Monday
March 20th at 5:55 am at the Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
Born August 24, 1923 in Canton to Fred Alvin and Maude Alice (Nolan) Kidd, she married William Lyle Murphy on August 18, 1945 in Canton. He passed away on July 5, 2002.
Surviving are one daughter; Mary Ann Murphy of Peoria, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother; Leslie Kidd of Canton, and two sisters; Dollie Campbell of Silvis and Annabelle Knoll of Peoria.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, one daughter; Marsha Rose Murphy, two brothers and two sisters.
She worked for Canton School District #66 as a custodian for 14 years re-
tiring in 1982. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church
in Canton and its United Methodist Women.
Services will be Friday, March 24th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Shane Smith will officiate.
Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Bobbie W. Elam

Bobbie W. Elam, 76, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 4:48 am at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. Born, February 11, 1930 in Mulberry Grove, IL to Violet Elam, he married Anna Carmack on June 16, 1956 in Oak Grove, IL. She died Jan. 6, 1998. Also preceding him in death were his mother and two sons; Brian K. Elam and Lester Leroy Elam. Surviving is his uncle; Ben Elam of Hanna City. He was a pressman for Logan Printing in Peoria, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a veteran serving in the Marine Corps. Graveside Services will be Thursday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm at MacInturff Cemetery, with Pastor Larry Arndt officiating. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington handled the arrangements. Memorials may be made to his church.

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Dorothy E. DeFord

Dorothy E. DeFord, 102 of 625 E. Monroe St. Cuba, IL., formerly of Canton, passed away March 17, 2006 at 8:10am at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba. She was born on January 28, 1904 in rural Canton to Arthur and Ada (Eshelman) Negley. She married Lyle V. DeFord on December 12, 1923 in Canton. She was survived by one son, Chellis L. Deford of Canton, one daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Biggs of Richardson, TX, one daughter-in-law, Lois DeFord of Helena, MT, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Donald DeFord, two brothers, Raymond and Lowell Negley and one sister, Lois Adams. She and her husband lived and farmed west of Canton until retirement. She was a member of the Dawn Bible Students Association. She will be remembered for her kind and caring qualities and her faithful Christian devotion. Funeral service will be held Wednesday March 22, 2006 at 10:30am at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8:00pm. Elder Allan Allers will officiate. Burial will be in Coal Creek Dunkard Cemetery in rural Fairwiew. Memorials may be made to the Dawn Bible Students Association or donor’s choice.

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Roland J. Meves

Roland J. “Joe” Meves, 84 of 46 S. 17th Ave. Canton, IL. passed away Thursday March 16, 2006 at 9:35am at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton. He was born February 22, 1922 in Chicago to Otto and Marie (Bibolet) Meves. He married Berniece Floriant. He is survived by one daughter, Bonnie M. McElroy of Chicago, one son, Mark (Michelle C.) Meves Sr. of Canton, four grandchildren, Michelle Meves, Jarrod Gillham, Mark (Maria) Meves Jr. and Christopher Meves, all of Canton, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He worked as a mail carrier in Chicago for 33 years. He was a member of the Canton American Legion Post #16. He was a WWII veteran. There will be a memorial service Monday March 20, 2006 at 6:00pm at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Canton. Rev. James Offutt will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton is in charge of the arrangements.

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