Donald L. Gorsuch

Canton – Donald L. Gorsuch, 72, of Canton, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence. He was born on May 4, 1944 in Summum, IL to Leonard and Frieda (Shawgo) Gorsuch. He married Kathy Sebree on June 4 1966, she survives.

Surviving is his wife Kathy Gorsuch; four children; Curtis (Chris) Gorsuch of Canton, Brian (Amy) Gorsuch of Cuba, Kim (Paul) Moffitt of Canton, Daniel (Leslie) of Canton; One brother, John (Judy) Gorsuch of Summum; two sisters; Shirley (Richard) Keeler of Lewistown, Judy (Phil) Webb of Lewistown; ten grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Leonard and Frieda (Shawgo) Gorsuch.

Donald worked for Caterpillar for 12 years and owned and operated Gorsuch Appliance in Canton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #734, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1984, and Elks. He was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 with Masonic Rites. Rev. Greg Ogle will officiate. Burial will follow services at Brunswick Cemetery. Memorials can be made to a Scholarship Fund at Astoria High School. To make online condolences you may to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Sharon K. Shryock

Canton – Sharon K. Shryock, 71, of Canton, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on December 21, 1945 in Oak Park to Howard “Doc” (Mary) Carley. She married Jim Shryock Sr. on March 29,1968 in Pekin, he preceded her in death in 2011.

Surviving are two children; Jim (Bonnie) Shryock of Hanna City, Julie Shryock of Canton; one sister Carolyn(Jim) Bowton of Geneseo, two step-brothers; Bruce and Dick Courtney of Canton.

She was also preceded in death by her father; Howard “Doc” Carley; mother; Mary Starkovich, and one sister; Dixie Ann O’Leary .

Sharon owned and operated Jim’s Tire Service in Canton.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday , April 21, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, April 20, 2017. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Memorials can be made to Mid America National Bank in Canton for a college fund for her grandchildren. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com 

 

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Betty Jean Schwab

 Betty Jean Schwab, 88, of Bartonville, passed away at 4:08 AM on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Unity Point Health Proctor in Peoria. She was born on May 16, 1928 in Peoria, IL to Milo “Bill” and Lillie Tibbs (Hymbaugh) Morris.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Kevin and Greg Schwab.

Betty retired from Caterpillar, Inc. She was a member of Bartonville United Methodist Church for many years. Betty was one of the kindest hearted gentle person with a wonderful since of humor. She had many friends including her birthday club (Manual High class of 1946).

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Bartonville United Methodist Church, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM at the church. Rev. Nicholas Jordan will officiate. Burial will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, IL. Memorials can be made to Bartonville United Methodist Church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Mae Jean Scott

Bartonville – Mae Jean Scott, 76, of Bartonville, passed away at 8:05 PM on April 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 24, 1940 in Hamilton, AL to Claudia and Payton (Miller) Cole. She married James Walter Scott in Peoria, IL, he preceded her in death in 2005.

Also preceding her death were her parents and many brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two children, Walter Scott of Bartonville and Catherine (Chuck) Carr of Bartonville.

Mae worked as a CNA for many years, and was a caregiver for her elderly neighbors.

Per Mae’s request there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to CEFCU c/o family expenses. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Darran E. Durrette

Banner – Darran E. Durrette, 31, of Banner, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Peoria, IL. He was born on January 12, 1986 in Canton to Darran A. Durrette and Donna J. (Mahr) Barker.

Surviving are his parents, four children, Gracie Durrette, Drake Durrette, Cameron Durrette, and Ruby Wade; one brother, Derek Durrette of Canton; two step sisters, April Durrette and Erin Carmack; step brother, Bobby Carmack; maternal grandma, Shirley Mahr; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, Lyle Mahr and paternal grandparents, Harold and Patsy Durrette.

Darran worked as a roofer for D & D Home Improvements. He was a loving son, brother, and a great dad. Darran loved the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs, and also loved to mushroom hunt. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be from 11-1 PM. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Following the services a dinner will be held at The Goose Pit in Banner, IL. Memorials can be made to CEFCU in care of the family. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Suzanne Vickers

Suzanne Vickers, 72, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Canton, passed away at 2:30 AM on Friday, April 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 18, 1944 in Canton to Edward Barney and Imogene (Detrick) Jones.

Surviving is one son, Jeffery Pack of West Virginia; two grandchildren; one brother, Edward Barney Jones of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and one sister, Marie Romine of Canton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, late husband, Wally Vickers, and two brothers.

Suzanne worked at Soules Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate. Cremation rites were accorded with McMillian-Small Funeral Home. Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory are in charge of services. Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Food Pantry. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Michael D. Redlingshafer

 Michael D. Redlingshafer, 67 of Rural Elmwood, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born November 13, 1949, at Graham Hospital, in Canton to John H. and Audrey I. (Van Petten) Redlingshafer. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great niece.

He married Toni Ferrari on June 22, 1974, in Farmington, Illinois. She survives, along with their son, John (Stephanie) Redlingshafer of Washington, Illinois; four grandchildren (Ellie, Ainsley, Jackson, and Dalton Redlingshafer); his sisters, Rita (Tom) Hassall of Virginia and Colorado, Gayle (Harold) Berman of Efrat, Israel, and Angela Lyn Green (Kelly) of Tucson, Arizona; three nieces, one nephew, and two great nieces. Mike also had countless other special friends he considered family, who were by his side throughout his illness.

Mike graduated from Farmington Community High School in 1967 and attended both Bradley University and Illinois Central College. He worked at International Harvester in Canton, Countrywide TV & Appliance in Canton and Farmington, but his first, favorite, and final career was a self-employed farmer.

He served in the United States Army Reserves and was a member of American Legion Post #140 in Farmington. Mike was also Past Master of Farmington Lodge 192 of the A.F. & A.M. of the State of Illinois, and member of Farmington Moose Lodge #1571.

When he was not farming, Mike enjoyed coin collecting, boating, camping, and attending countless events in support of his grandchildren.

In accordance with Mike’s wishes there will be no visitation, no funeral, no regrets, no remorse, and no sorrows. Instead, the family will gather later this year for a celebration of life.

If so inclined, memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington Historical Society and Museum or the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, of which he was a member. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

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Bernita Belle Murphy

Farmington – Bernita Belle Murphy, 96, of Farmington, passed away at 7:24 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Courtyard Estates in Farmington. She was born on May 13, 1920 in Canton to Omer and Cassie (Thomas) Reffett. She married Alfred Charles “Pete” Murphy on August 31, 1941 in Canton, he preceded her in death on February 28, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Surviving are four children, Timothy C. (Mary) Murphy of Tucson, AZ, and their children, Conor and Dorene, Jeffry O. (Mary) Murphy of Lexington, KY, Mickie H. (Tim) Ulm of Farmington, IL, and their children, Lisa, Tyler, and Tate, and Peggy J. (Greg) Polakow of Fairfield, IA, and their children, Chanda, Brea, and Kelsey; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Charlotte E. Reinhart of MI.

Bernita worked as a nurse at Graham Hospital for 17 years, where she retired in 1989. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Farmington, and a Chartered member of the Farmington Nurses Club.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes in Farmington, where a visitation will be held from 1-2 PM. Rev. Dr. Linda Philabaun will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Graham Hospital School of Nursing. To view Bernita’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Joseph Nelson Fleming Jr.

Bartonville – Joseph Nelson Fleming Jr., 88, of Bartonville, passed away at 7:35 AM on Monday, April 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born on September 1, 1928 in Bloomington, IL to Joseph Nelson and Nana (Doty) Fleming Sr. He married Grace Ellen Harper on June 19, 1949 at Grace Evangelical Church in Peoria, IL, she survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Cathy J. (Dennis) Yeske of Bartonville, IL; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Betty) Fleming of Morton; daughter-in-law, Dorie Fleming of Rockford, IL; and two sisters-in-law, Madeline and Patricia Fleming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Brad N. Fleming, Brent L. Fleming, and Brandon A. Fleming, and two brothers, James Bill (Madeline) Fleming and Thomas E. (Patricia) Fleming.

Joseph worked as a Stationary Engineer at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Joseph served in the Air Force.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Dennis Yeske will officiate. Cremations rites will be accorded. Memorials can be made to Unity Point Methodist Hospice, Wounded warriors or to the donor’s choice. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Carolyn Jean Wilcoxen

Largo, FL — Carolyn Jean Wilcoxen, 74, of Largo, FL, formerly of Canton, IL, passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Largo Medical Center after fighting a courageous battle against cancer for eight months. She was born on April 10, 1943, in Canton to Carl and Carla (Schwartz) Burrows. She married Joseph Kelly Wilcoxen MD on July 3, 1966 in Canton, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer taking an extended motor trip along the east coast visiting family and friends.

Also surviving are two children, Kelli Robyn Wilcoxen of New York, NY, and Jason Kory Wilcoxen of Largo, FL, as well as one brother, Larry (Pamela Jean) Burrows of Shalimar, FL, two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother who helped raise her, LaVone (Lindsey) Burrows, and one sister, Carol Ann Burrows.

Carolyn was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812, and was a past member of the South Park United Methodist Church in Canton. Over the years Carolyn enjoyed volunteering, traveling, camping, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, owl collectibles, music, movies, news magazines and television. Known for her quick smile, Carolyn was a strong and compassionate woman, loving wife, wonderful mother and gracious to everyone around her.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem-Wilcoxen Cemetery, Bryant, IL, with a lunch for all family and friends at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Canton. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 , in the Chapel at Anona United Methodist Church, Largo, FL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. To view Carolyn’s DVD or to make online condolences to the family you may visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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