Mildred Keiken, 95, of Farmington passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at 6:20 am at Farmington Country Manor. Born Jan. 31, 1911 in Farmington to Domenico and Madalema (Bertotti) Perardi, she married Joseph C. Keiken on June 5, 1933 in California. He died June 12, 2000. Surviving are two nieces; Sharron Owen of Washington, D.C. and Carolyn Higgs of Dunlap, three nephews; John Perardi of Trivoli and William and Richard Perardi both of Farmington and one brother-in-law; Louis Princis of Joliet. Preceding her in death were her parents and five brothers; Frank, John, Clifford, Robert and Albert Perardi. Services will be Friday, Feb. 17th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Pastor Jim Reed officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Van E. Chaney, 61 of 628 N. Third Ave, Canton passed away at 4:48 am on Feb. 12, 2006 at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born May 27, 1944 in Banner to Oscar Bryan and Hazel (Oldham) Chaney, he married Judith Lillie on May 24, 2002 in Canton. She survives. Also surviving are two sons; Bryan Chaney of Florida and Van E. Chaney II of Bushnell, one daughter; Vanessa (Bill) Anderson of Bushnell, three step-sons; Ed, Craig and Jay Monette, one step-daughter; Courtney Monette, eighteen grandchildren, one brother; Virgil E. Chaney of Canton and one sister; Vivian E. Foster of Canton. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister; Verla Ford. He worked for Easley Mechanical Services in Canton for the last fifteen years. He was a forty year member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose #784. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be Sunday, Feb. 19th at 1:00 pm at Banner Cemetery, Banner. Memorials may be made to his family % Mid America National Bank of Canton
Vivian DeOnne Hopp, 90 of 900 N. Cooper St. Peoria, formerly of Lewistown passed away at 12:20 am on Feb. 12, 2006 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Born July 26, 1915 at Duck Island Farms, Lewistown, to Clyde J. and Verda B. (Weaver) Routson, she married Frank J. Hopp on Sept. 2, 1932 in Quincy, IL. He died Feb. 9, 1975. Surviving are one son; A. Conrade (Wanda) Hopp of Peoria, four grandchildren; Conrade E. (Rose) Hopp of Sugar Hill, GA, Lisa D. Hopp and Karl W. Hopp both of Peoria and Steven J. Hopp of Seattle, WA, and two great-grandchildren; Ryan W. and Zachery J. Hopp. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one grandson; Brian K. Hopp and one brother; Chester E. Routson. She was an administrative secretary and bookkeeper for the Lewistown Grade School District #141, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown and the Spoon River Professional Women’s Club.
Graveside services will be Thursday, Feb. 16th at 2:00 pm at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Rev. Danie deBeer will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 to 1:45 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Memorials may be made to her church.
Frances E. Hedden, 88, of Farmington passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at 7:30 am at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. Born March 18, 1917 in Marietta to Charles and Ruth Ann (Smith) Moon, she married Kenneth E. Hedden on Jan. 20, 1940 in Jefferson City, MO. He died Aug. 17, 2005. Surviving are one daughter; Chris (Cliff) Moore of Farmington, three grandchildren; Cara Ford of Canton, Charles (Coleen) Moore of East Peoria and George Moore of Peoria, two great-grandchildren and one brother; Mark (Dona) Moon of Abingdon. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers; Demming and Eldon Moon and two sisters; Cordia Foutch and Edna Ackley. She worked at the Blue Bell Globe Overall Factory in Abingdon for five years. She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. Services will be Monday, Feb. 13th at 11:00 am at Farmington United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Richard officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 12th from 5-7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Public Library or the Farmington United Methodist Women.
Mary Belle Corbitt, 94, of 129 S. First, Canton passed away at 11:24 pm on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at Sunset Manor, Canton. Born Sept. 30, 1911 in Canton to Charles and Betty (Malmgren) Palmer, she married Herschel “Bud” Corbitt on July 25, 1936 in Canton. He died Dec. 10, 1977. Surviving are one son; James (Carole) Corbitt of Ocala, FL, one granddaughter, Mari Mason of Canton, two great-granddaughters, Rylie and Allyx Mason of Canton and one sister, Kathryn Hogan of Ann Arbor, MI. Also preceding her in death were one grandson, Martin J. Corbitt and two brothers, Lawrence and Ernest Palmer. She was an Executive Secretary for the American Red Cross for fifteen years. She was a lifetime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Canton and its Dorcas Circle. She was a charter member of the Sigma Phi Gamma Society and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. Services will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to her church.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home handled the arrangements.
Mildred Boyer, 86, of 15502 W. Pleasant Grove Rd, Hanna City passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at 7:22 pm at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born May 16, 1919 in Hanna City to Glenn and Delphia (Forquer) Baggs, she married Walter L. “Skeet” Boyer on June 1, 1940 in St. Louis, MO. He survives. Also surviving are one son; Gary (Pat) Boyer of Hanna City, one daughter; Gail (Warren) Satterlee of N. Mankato, MN, six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two sisters; Virginia (Elmer) Boyer of Hanna City and Helen Small of Peoria. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother; Leonard Baggs. She was an organ teacher for many years. She was of the Methodist Faith. Services will be Thursday, Feb. 9th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Ronald Brady officiating. Visitation will be Wed. Feb. 8th from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be at Texas Union Cemetery, Trivoli. Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
Dorothy M. Blue 78 of 20648 E. Gilchrist, Canton passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at 2:55 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born February 23, 1927 in Farmington to Roy and Catherine (Callister) Record, she married Carroll A. Blue on Jan. 20, 1946. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one son; Robert (Charlie) Blue of Canton, three daughters; Carol Ann Bruketta, Patty Blue and Deanna Jones all of Canton, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two brothers; Frank (Mary Lou) Record of Ellisville and John (Marie) Record of Farmington and one sister; Blanche (Kent) Swedland of Wateseka. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one daughter; Marilyn. She made wedding cakes and was a seamstress for 60 years and was a distributor for Blue Crest Farm Eggs. She was a member of Providence Chapel United Methodist Church, the Fulton County Farm Bureau, the Junior Women’s Club in Farmington and the Sewing Guild in Canton. She was a 4-H leader and participated in the Mrs. America Contest in 1957. Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 11:00 am at Providence Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. John Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Providence Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 7th from 5-7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Memorials may be made to her church or American Cancer Society.
Frank J. Ferretti, 91, of 33826 N. IL. 78 Hwy, Farmington, passed away at 1:55 pm on Sat. Feb. 4, 2006 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Born Jan. 6, 1915 in Mulkeytown, IL, he married Ottavia Beoletto on July 30, 1950. She survives. Also surviving are two sons; Joseph (Nancy) Ferretti of Farmington and Mike (Mary Ann) Ferretti of Port Byron, IL, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Preceding his in death were one sister, Mary Jane Ferretti. He was a lifelong farmer. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family services will be at a later date.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Judith E. Henderson, 66 of 620 N. 7th Canton, IL. Died at 2:37 am February 2nd at the Graham Hospital. Born July 19th, 1939 in Canton to Roy and Amelia A. Kuzniar Mayo she married Richard C. Henderson on October 10, 1959 in Canton. He survives along with one son Richard E. (Linda) of Canton and one daughter Ellen (Brent) Davis of Sparland. Also 4 grandchildren, one brother Royce Mayo of Florida and two sisters; Meri Wrest of Missouri and Janice Mayo-Glass of Pensacola, FL. She was of the Catholic faith, a Professional Artist and a past member of the Peoria Art League. Services will be 11:00 am Monday February 6th at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home with Father Robert O’Conner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton.
Doris Alene Myers, 72, of 1614 E. Myrtle, Canton passed away at 12:45 am, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Born in Canton April 18, 1933 to George A. and Rosa Mae (Wages) Cowden, she married Robert Dean Myers Sr. on June 16, 1951 in Canton. He died June 2, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Dustin Al Myers, one daughter, Deanna Marie Myers and two brothers. Surviving are one son; Robert (Carol) Myers Jr. of Canton, one daughter; Roberta (Fred) Franciskovich of Banner, mother-in-law; Opal Trobaugh of Cuba, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother; George “Bud” Cowden of Canton and three sisters; Pauline Smith of Nowata, OK, Betty Malone of Springfield, and Helen (Bud) Lehnhausen of Fairview. She was a member of the Banner United Methodist Church and the Banner Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 4th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, with Rev. Wesley Malone officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, Feb. 3rd from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Wiley Cemetery, Ellisville, IL. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Midwest Affiliate.