Maxine Elaine Kovacevich

Canton – Maxine Elaine Kovacevich, 89, of Canton, passed away at 10:04 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Graham Hospital. She was born on January 12, 1928 in Canton to Samuel and Ocea (Miller) Eyerly. She married Joseph A. Kovacevich on November 9, 1947 in Canton, he preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Rick Kovacevich, one grandchild, and one sister, Charlotte Montgomery.

Surviving are three children, Lex Kovacevich of OR, Jodi (Michael) Keller of Cedar Falls, IA, and Kulli (Steve) Weaver of Lewistown; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Maxine was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She loved gardening, being outdoors, and her dog, KiKi.

Graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Memorials can be made to Meals on Wheels. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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David J. Promen

Canton – David J. Promen, 76, of Canton, passed away at 10:43 PM on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria, IL. He was born on March 10, 1941 in Fond Du Lac, WI to Joseph Promen and Ada Mitzelfeldt. He married Kathy Schuman on March 10, 1973 in Canton, IL.

Surviving is one daughter, Brenda (Cindy Stuber) Shawgo of Canton; two grandchildren, Chase and Sloan Shawgo; one step-granddaughter, Mariah Shawgo; one brother, Daniel (Marie) Promen of Fond Du Lac, WI; step-brother, Joe Schroeder of Fond Du Lac, WI; step-sister, Mary (Robert) Huberty of Fond Du Lac, WI; many nieces and nephews, Brian Promen of Fond Du Lac, WI, Rodney Harris of Canton, Jeffrey Harris of Siren, WI, Steve Kovachevich of Champaign, IL, Jennifer Kovachevich of Joliet, IL, Greg Schuman of Chillicothe, IL, and Amy Tiff of Chillicothe, IL.

David was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Paul Schroeder.

David graduated in 1959 from L.P. Goodrich High School in Fond Du Lac, WI, he then graduated from Madison Business College in 1964 with a B.A. Business Administration. He first worked for Wisconsin Finance and Ralston Purina Business Office in Fond Du Lac, WI. After moving to Canton, David worked as a manager at Tempo and later at Columbus, IN and Columbus, OH. He retired after 30 years from Mid America National Bank in Canton as Vice President of Lending.

David was a Sgt. Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1963-1969.

David was a past member at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church in Fond Du Lac, WI. In 1981 he was the vice president and later the president in 1982 for the Canton Friendship Festival Board of Directors. David was a past treasurer and past president for the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce Board member where he retired from in 1997. He was also a member of Canton Lion’s Club as Treasurer, Salvation Army Board Emeritus, Illinois Department of Corrections Advisory Board, Smithfield Sportsman’s Gun Club as Treasurer, Elmwood Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited Fulton County Corporate Sponsor. David was an owner of Pro Sports. David’s true passion was trapshooting, winning many championships over the years. He was a gun collector and avid Green Bay Packers fan. He also loved watching his grandchildren participate in their many sports.

Celebration of life will be held form 10-12 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Smithfield Sportsman’s Gun Club. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond Du Lac, WI. To view David’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Elva “Berniece” Hedden

Smithfield – Elva “Berniece” Hedden, 88, of Smithfield, passed away at 12:15 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Graham Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on November 13, 1929 in Lewistown to Harry W. and Emma (Dunn) Loveland. She married Dorwin W. (Salty) Hedden on July 22, 1949 in Lewistown, he survives.

Also surviving are three children, Ronny E. (Debby) Hedden of Mackinaw, Richard A. (Emma) Hedden of Cuba, and Kathy S. (Eric) St. Clair of Wee-ma-tuk; daughter-in-law, Pam Hedden of Ellisville; five grandchildren, Chris Mahr, Kari Simmons, Dax Hedden, Kourtney St. Clair, and Kassidy St. Clair; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elouise Harper.

Berniece was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jerald “Jerry” W. Hedden, four brothers, and three sisters.

Berniece was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Her greatest joy was her family.

Services will be held at 12 PM noon on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 11-12 PM. Rev. Ellen Dodd will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Wiley Cemetery in Ellisville, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ronald Dean “R.D.” Morse

 Ronald Dean “R.D.” Morse, 64, of Canton, passed away at 7:25 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born on April 19, 1953 in Canton to Vernon Dean and Evelyn Berniece (Windsor) Morse.

Surviving are five children, Maria (Cory) Johnson of Burlington, IA, Gail (Mike) Belless of Abington, IL, Luke (Lauren) Schlindwein of Lacon, IL, Katie Reneau of Dunfermline, IL, and Randolph Walker of Pekin, IL; eight grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Janet) Morse of Canton, IL; five sisters, Sandra Phillips, Mary (Don) Matthews of Canton, IL, Debra (Angie) Wright of Belleville, MI, JoAnn (Mike) Wright of Cuba, IL, and Susan (Ron) Morse of Norris, IL; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Gary Meyer of Canton, IL.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Gary Lee Morse, one sister, May Meyer, and three nieces.

Ronald was a transporter for BNSF Railroad in Galesburg, IL.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Family in care of CEFCU for funeral expenses. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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V. Charlene Beecher

Farmington – V. Charlene Beecher, 91, of Farmington, formerly of Hanna City, passed away at 11:00 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on January 30, 1926 in Peoria to Charles and Verda (Roberson) Stiarwalt. She married Arthur Beecher on December 24, 1946 at Hanna City United Methodist Church, he preceded her in death on March 30, 2001.

Charlene was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Ernest Stiarwalt, and two sisters, Mae and Fae, and one great grandson, Kyle Hurst.

Surviving are four children, Allen (Rebecca) Beecher of Hanna City, Jeanne (Gary) Hurst of Trivoli, Janet (the late Louis) Hecox of Farmington, and Joyce (Mark) Mehaffey of Houston, TX; ten grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Crawford of GA.

Charlene was a farmer’s wife and a life long member of Hanna City United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Peoria County Farm Bureau.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be from 10-11 AM. Rev. Jeremy Lafary will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Smithville Cemetery in Smithville, IL. Memorials can be made to Hanna City United Methodist Church or Hanna City Rescue Squad. To view Charlene’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Pauline E. Untz

Hanna City – Pauline E. Untz, 85, of Hanna City, passed away at 7:20 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born on January 6, 1932 in Middle Grove, IL to George and Goldie (Chaney) Morse. She married Robert W. Untz on July 10, 1948 in Canton, IL, they were married for 69 years. He survives.

Also surviving is one son, Paul (Helen) Untz of Elmwood; daughter-n-law, Cheryl Untz; three grandchildren, Nicole (Steve) Dixon of Fort Madison, IA, Helena (Matt) Kowal of Peoria, and Robert J. Untz of Cibolo, TX; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Eileen Rusk; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Robert “Bob” “Dennie” Untz; one great-grandchild, Hayden Kowal; four brothers, Brian, Rex, Vernon, and George Jr.; and one sister, Florine Morse.

Pauline was a member of Smithville Bible Church since October 16, 1983 and also a member of Hanna City United Methodist Church since May 9, 1993. She was in a Doll club and loved to collect dolls, angels, and salt and pepper shakers. She was devoted to her kids and grandkids.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Brenda L. Kinsel

Canton – Brenda L. Kinsel, 57, of Canton, passed away at 10:50 AM on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Heartland Health Care in Canton, IL She was born on July 29, 1960 in Peoria to Paul and Gay (Glore) Crick. She married Kent Kinsel, he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children, Paul Ryan (Carmen) Edwards of Woodlawn, TN, and Aaron Edwards of Industry, IL; three grandchildren; one brother, Brent Crick of Canton; and one sister, Sandra (Fred) Sargeant of Canton.

Private service and burial will take place at a later date at Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt, IL. Pastor Joe Briseno will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Phyllis Marie Daniels

Farmington – Phyllis Marie Daniels, 83, of Farmington, passed away at 1:50 AM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on December 29, 1933 in Farmington to Harold and Lorena (Harrington) Long. She married Leonard Daniels on January 23, 1956 in Lewistown, IL, he preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, brother, Jack Long, and sister, Patsy Welker

Surviving are two children, Sandra (Bruce) Meade of Tennessee, and Patricia Delatorre of Farmington; five grandchildren, Jeff Meade, Jeremey (Angela) Meade, Jason (Kristen) Daniels, Justin Daniels, and Brandon Delatorre, brother, David Long, sister Marilou Zink; and several, nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Nazarene in Farmington.

Cremations rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, Canton, IL. Burial of ashes at Foster Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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George Richard White

Canton – George Richard White, 69, of Canton, passed away at 3:27 PM on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 26, 1948 in Bushnell to Harry and Leona (Morris) White. He married Peggy Satterly on January 18, 1984 in Lewistown, they were together for 45 loving years.

Surviving is his wife, Peggy; two children, Carrie (Kenneth) Riddle and Michael (Jessica) White; five grandchildren, Evrett 15, LeeAnna13, Katherine 11, Emma 7, and Brian 5; one brother, Lee White of Canton; two sisters, Rosie Purchase and Barb Morrow; and many nieces and nephews.

George will finally be reunited with his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

George has the most thoughtful, kindest, biggest heart and would do everything he could to help anyone in need. He always enjoyed every second of his time with all of his grandchildren. George loved to laugh and give you the business. George worked at Spoon River College for 14 years. He absolutely loved being outdoors, fishing, walking, mushrooming, and when he wasn’t doing that he was watching the Cubs and Bears.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in Canton, IL, please bring a dish. Memorials can be made to his children or his wife. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lela R. Landis

Canton – Lela R. Landis, 91, of Canton, passed away at 10:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Graham Hospital. She was born on November 9, 1926 in Astoria to Edward and Pearl (Thomas) Shawgo. She first married Thomas Crouch in April of 1950 in Canton, IL, he preceded her in death. She later married Frank C. Landis on December 20, 1969 in Canton, IL, he preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and four sisters.

Surviving are three children, Linda S. (Crouch) Huggins-Fox of Canton, Kerry A. Crouch of Canton, and Greg T. (Laurie) Crouch of Littleton, CO; four step-children; and one granddaughter, Nicole Marie Crouch of Littleton, CO.

Lela did office work at Huff Real Estate and also worked on the switchboard at Graham Hospital. She was a member of Summon Christian Church in Summon, IL and First Christian Church in Canton, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 2:15 PM at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. Rev. Nina Nestlerode will officiate. A visitation will be held from 1-2 PM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to First Christian Church in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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