Freddy Downey Sr.

Freddy Downey Sr.Freddy Downey Sr., of 33287 Westwood Dr., FL formerly of Canton, died at 4:35 am Friday June 2nd at his residence. Born Sept 26, 1935 in Fiatt to Johnny C. and Beulah (Sheets) Downey, he married Shirley Munson, April 25, 1959 in Canton. She survives. Also surviving is one daughter: Jackie Downey of Canton, two sons; Freddy Clark (Mary) Downey Jr. of Fruitland Park FL. and John R. Downey of Albany GA., eight grandchildren and one brother Dave J. Downey of Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. He first worked at the International Harvester Plant in Canton then Anhieser Busch in Tampa FL and then Pasco Beverage in Dade City FL. He was a member of Canton AF & AM Masonic Lodge #192, Canton American Legion Post #16, The Studebaker Drivers Club and the Shrine of Florida. He was a member of the US Army Reserves.
Services will be Wednesday, June 7th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton: visitation will be Tuesday at the Memorial Home from 6-8 pm, with Masonic Rites at 7:45 pm. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery Canton. The Rev. Don Stevens will officiate. Memorials may be made to his Grandchildren’s Education Fund in care of CEFCU.

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Frank Barnabee

Frank Barnabee, 91, of Pharr, Texas originally from Farmington, passed away June 2, 2006 in Pharr, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, an infant daughter, Edna, four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his son, Stephen F. Barnabee of Texas and two grandchildren, Justin and Amy. Frank had a long career as an executive of Hyster Company in Europe and the U.S. A memorial service will take place on Monday, June 19th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.

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Donna L. Rogers

Donna L. RogersDonna L. Rogers, 61, 12615 Grafelman Rd., Hanna City, passed away at 11:15 am Thursday June 1, 2006 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. Born April 12, 1945 to Pete and Minnie (Ekena) Wagner, she married her high school sweetheart, Barry G. Rogers, June 5, 1964 in Elmwood. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Curtis C. (Kimberly) Rogers of Lawrenceville GA., one daughter, Angela L. (Donald) Wallace of Hanna City, five grandchildren, Lindsay and Kelsey Rogers and Hannah, Nathan, and Haley Wallace and one sister, Nancy (Hap) Howard of Tucson AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was in the music business for 26 years, last working June of 2002 for the Handleman Co. Donna was an inspiration to her family and all who knew her as she courageously battled breast cancer for the past 8 years. She enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren, traveling, dinning out, flower gardening and going to auctions. Her favorite vacation place was Disney World with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kickapoo where services will be at 10:00am Tuesday June 6, 2006. Father Patrick Riordan will officiate. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Burial will be at the Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli.

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Robert King

Robert KingRobert King, 78, of 128 W. Chestnut, Canton, passed away Wednesday, May 31st at 9:05 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born July 11, 1927 in Canton to John and Allene (Jones) King, he married Rita Motsinger, Sept. 20, 1948 in Kenosha, Wis. She survives. Also surviving are two sons; Dan (Kathy) King of Canton and Chris King of Chicago, six daughters; Cathy (Jack) Anstett of Murphysboro, Deborah (Mike) Elam, Bobbie (John) McCarthy, Kelly (David) Ayers and Amy (Robert) Gilmore all of Canton and Kim (Harlan) Crouch of Sioux City, IA., seventeen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one brother, Gordon (Clara) King of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clell King.
He owned and operated King Auto Electric in Canton for many years.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, American Legion Post #16 and a 50 year member of the AF & AM Masonic Lodge #734.
He loved to hunt, fish and was a great dancer.
He was a Navy veteran, serving on the battleship “Massachusetts” during WWII.
Services will be Saturday, June 3rd at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton; following the Masonic Rites at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be two hours prior. Eugene Danner and Bill Leitze will officiate. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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Thomas L Mantonya

Thomas L MantonyaThomas L. Mantonya, 62, of St. Mary’s Square Living Center, Galesburg,
formerly of Canton, passed away on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:11 am at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. He was born August 21, 1943 in Canton to Donald and Rose (Franciskovich) Mantonya.
Surviving are one brother; Robert (Susan) Mantonya of Libertyville, three aunts, Josephine and Sophie Franciskovich both of Canton and Dawn Franciskovich of Bartonville, two nieces, Valerie Starr of Oakland, CA and Michelle Mantonya of Vernon Hills, one nephew, Michael Mantonya of Libertyville and many cousins. His parents preceded him in death.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton. He worked at the Fulton County Rehabilitation Center. Tommy never knew a stranger and enjoyed visiting with people. He loved animals.
A funeral mass will be Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in St. David. Monsignor Robert O’Connor will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, were the rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Rehabilitation Center.

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Freeman Arthur May

Freeman Arthur May, 95 of 605 N. 2nd St. Canton, IL. passed away Sunday May 28, 2006 at 8:45am at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born in Roseville Township on August 15, 1910 to Arthur and Jeanette (Royster) May. He first married Laura B. Simpson on August 1, 1939. He later married Leah E. (Zimmerman) Balagna-English on April 4, 1971 in Canton. He is survived by his wife Leah, one sister, Wilda Schmitt of Peoria and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one step-son, two brothers and four sisters. He worked at Caterpillar in Peoria for 35 years retiring in 1971. He was a member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Caterpillar Retiree Club and the UAW Local 974, both of Peoria, the Loyal Order of Moose in Farmington #1571 and several senior citizens clubs. Funeral service will be Wednesday May 31 at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Pastor Mark Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Elmwood United Methodist Church.

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Howard D. Massingale

Howard D. Massingale, 79 of 1240 Sunview Dr. Canton, IL. passed away Saturday May 27, 2006 at 8:52pm at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on October 25, 1926 in Canton to Reuben and Ina (Weaver) Massingale. He married Nancy Wellner on September 13, 1952 in Peru, IL. He is survived by his wife, three daughters; Cheryl (Bill) Marvel of Canton, Karen (Jim) Ewan of Williamsburg, VA., and Mary Massingale of Springfield, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Francele Massingale, and one infant grandchild. He served in the U. S. Maritime Service and later joined the U.S. Army. He worked as an electrician and a welder for the Consolidated Coal Co. for 37 years retiring in 1984. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 7110. Cremation rites have been accorded. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Roy H. Gibbs

Roy H. Gibbs, 85 of 2081 N. Main St. Canton formerly of Trivoli, IL. Died at 3:43 PM Saturday May 27th at the Heartland Health Care. He was born October 4, 1920 in Salem, MO. to Walter and Ruth McNeill Gibbs. Surviving are two daughters Reka (Eugene) Reaktenwalt of O’Fallon, MO. and Cherrill LaFollett of Peoria. 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also two brothers; Ray (Jean) Gibbs and Clare (Ada) Gibbs both of Trivoli.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son; Allen Gibbs and two brothers; Paul and Carl Gibbs. He was a barber in Peoria for many years. After that he owned and operated the Midwest Barber College in Peoria for more the 25 years, retiring in 1985. He was a WW2 army veteran serving in the Aleutian Island Campaign. He received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity where he was a 32nd degree Mason and of the Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria.
Services will be Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00 PM Graveside at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Salem, MO. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 30 from 5-7 PM at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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Raymond L. Roseboom

Raymond L. Roseboom, 77, of 355 S. Maple St., Farmington passed away Thursday, May 25th at 12:40 am at Sunset Manor, Canton.
Born in Canton on August 14, 1928 to Raymond and Ann (Champlin) Roseboom, he married Dorothy Morotti on February 24, 1951 in Farmington. She survives. Also surviving are one son; Chad L. (Patti) Roseboom of Springfield, one daughter; Stacey R. (Andy) Rock of Bluffs, Il., four grandchildren; Kate and Kristin Figueira and Peyton and Sydney Rock, one brother; Frank (Charlotte) Roseboom of Canyon Lake, Texas and two sisters; Jackie (Bill) Walters of Canton and Billie (Buzz) Roeth of Greeley, CO.
He worked for Caterpillar in Peoria, retiring in 1983.
He was a member and past commander of the Farmington American Legion Post #140, the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, the Farmington Masonic Lodge #192, its consistory and Scottish Rites, and was a long time, past member of the Canton Country Club.
He was a Navy veteran, serving during WWII.
Services will be Sunday, May 28th at 3:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, with visitation from 1pm to 2:45 pm. Masonic rites will take place at 2:45 pm.
Rev. Taku Longkumer will officiate.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Farmington American Legion Post #140.
Memorials may be made to the Sunset Manor, Canton.

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Victor J. Venturi

Victor J. VenturiVictor J. Venturi, 72, of 336 E. Vernon St., Farmington, passed away on Wednesday, May 24th at 11:45 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
Born in Farmington on October 11, 1933 to August and Felicina (Ressino) Venturi, he married Dorothy Butler on November 3, 1957 in Farmington. She survives. Also surviving are one half brother, John (Betty) Dezzutti of Vero Beach, Fl. and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Leno Venturi.
He worked for CILCO , retiring in 1990 with 38 years service.
He was an Army veteran, serving in Korea.
He was a member and past commander of the Farmington American Legion Post #140. He was a football, basketball and baseball official for the Illinois High School Association for 28 years. He coached Babe Ruth, Pony and Prep teams in the summers in Farmington. He coached the Farmington and Canton Merchants Baseball team for two years. He was the baseball chairman for the Farmington American Legion Post #140 for 30 years. He was the 15th District Legion Baseball Chairman for 18 years. He was the Third Division Legion Baseball Chairman for 14 years. He served on the Illinois State Legion Baseball Committee for 14 years.
Services will be Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Visitation will be Monday, May 29th from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home. Pastor Ken Hoerr will officiate.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Military rites will be conducted by the Farmington American Legion Post #140.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Academic Foundation, Vic Venturi Baseball scholarship.

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