David T. Parsons

David T. ParsonsDavid T. Parsons, 71, of 105 Middle Park Drive, Canton, passed away on Tuesday, May 2nd. Born in Brereton, March 30, 1935, to Thomas and Mary (Barberis) Parsons, he married Jeanette Ann Duffield on November 28, 1956 in Lewistown. She passed away on December 1, 1995.
Surviving are one son; Jeffrey (Cathy) Parsons of Canton, two grandsons;
Jason (Mindi) Parsons and Joshua Parsons, both of Canton, one great-grandson; Carter Thomas Parsons, two brothers; Darrell (Lois) Parsons of Canton and Gary (Shari) Parsons of Florida and a special friend; Janet Krohe of Canton.
Preceding him in death were his parents and wife.
He worked for International Harvester (Navistar) as an accountant, retiring in 1996.
He was a member of the Canton Moose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Services will be Friday, May 5th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, where visitation will be two hours prior.
Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate.
Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Fulton County Chapter

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Donald E. Evans

Donald E. EvansDonald E. Evans, 80, of 198 North Elmwood Rd., Farmington, died at 6:38 a.m. Monday May 1st at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Born November 1, 1925, in Farmington Township to Josiah and Blanche
(Slack, Barnes) Evans, he married Berneta Little on March 10, 1946. She
survives. Also surviving are three daughters; Donna (Jay) Fager of LaGrange, Georgia, Carol (Ed) Diefendorf of Littleton, Colorado and Lynn (David) London of Fallbrook, California, one son; Michael (Suzanne Ginger) Evans of rural Farmington, six grandchildren, four great-grand-
children, three step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, one brother; Chellis (Nancy) Evans of rural Canton and one sister; Marian (Walter) Smith of Pekin. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Paul Evans and two ½ brothers; Raymond and Clyde Barnes.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army in the Pacific Theater.
He farmed all of his life in Fulton County. He was a member of Providence Chapel Church, Farmington American Legion Post #140, where he was a past Commander, Farmington Odd Fellows Lodge, where he was a past Grand Noble and the Fulton County Farm Bureau, where he was a former executive board member.
Services will be Thursday, May 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, where visitation will be Wednesday May 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pastor John Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at the Providence Chapel Church Cemetery, rural Farmington. Military rites will be at the graveside. Memorials may be made to the Providence Chapel Church Memorial Fund or the Farmington Rescue Squad.

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Ruth M. Wilkins

Ruth M. WilkinsRuth M. Wilkins, 84, of Sunset Manor Canton, passed away on
April 29th at 2:40 p.m. at Sunset Manor, Canton. Born in Shelbyville on
June 10, 1921 to John and Margaret Irene (Malott) Henry, she married
Yewell H. Wilkins on Nov. 29, 1975 in Bryant. He survives along with
2 daughters; Lucille (Ed) Lightle of Bryant and Delores (Gary) Southwood
of Canton, 1 son, Richard (Edie) Hamilton of Canton, 12 Grandchildren, 27 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren. 4 sisters, Rose Chunn of Sparta,
Juanita Whitley of Havana, Blanche Shaw of Lewistown and Dorothy Hamilton of Canton.
Preceding her in death are her Parents, 2 sons, William and John Hamilton, 1 Great-Great Granddaughter Brittany Carley and 1 sister Freda Smith.
She was a member of the Shields Chapel United Methodist Church in Canton.
Services will be Wednesday May 3, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home Canton where visitation will be 2 hours before the services. .
The Rev. Stacy Tomich will officiate.
Burial will be in Maryville Cemetery in Bryant.
Memorial can be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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Martha Marie Grubaugh

Martha Marie GrubaughM. Marie Grubaugh, 102, of 112 Longwood Ct. Canton, passed away on Tuesday, April 25th at 2:45 p.m. at Sunset Manor, Canton. Born in Farmington on December 11, 1903 to Robert and Axie (Hedden) Snyder, she married Fred M. Grubaugh on July 21, 1928 in Canton. He preceded her in death on December 11, 1969.
Surviving are one daughter; Jacqueline Crawford of Canton, one son; Gene
(Jean) Grubaugh of Pleasanton, Texas, eight grandchildren, twenty three
great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one grandson, four brothers and two sisters.
She was a 60 year member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Canton, and a member of the United Methodist Women and its Ruth Circle.
She was an accomplished seamstress and an avid bridge player.
Services will be on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 am at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home where visitation will be on Friday, April 28th from 5pm to 7pm.
Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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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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