Helen L. Cluney

CANTON- Helen L. Cluney, 72, of Canton, passed away at 1:02 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room in Canton. She was born on July 28, 1945 in Peoria, a daughter of Eual and Helen (Woodward) Thompson. She married Jerry Session on Dec 24, 1962, she later married Thomas “Tom” Cluney on May 20, 1994 in Canton. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Rick Session of Kewanee; Scott (Kari) Session of Havana, Tommy (Shanita) Cluney of Wilmington Island, GA; Chris (Robert) Chown of Topeka; Tricia (Anthony Brooks) Darnell of Havana, Tawnya (Glenn) Denham of Pekin; Beth (Tom) Martin of Vermont; Beverly Cluney of Jacksonville; Kristy (Rob Royer) Cluney of Havana, 26 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, David (Judy) Pope of Pekin, and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bud Thompson, and one sister, Patricia Herr.

She worked as an LPN for several nursing homes in the local area and enjoyed selling Mary Kay and Avon products for many years, she was of the Baptist Faith, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan.

Services will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to until time of services. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Burial of ashes will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Maurice R. Clark

Canton – Maurice R. Clark, 96, of Canton, passed away at 10:32 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born on March 9, 1922 in Canton to Corbly C. and Ruth (Roosa) Clark. He married Betty L. McCaskey on January 12, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.

Surviving are two sons, Morrie Ray (Judy) Clark of Middletown, MD and Robert Allen (Roxie) Clark of Wentzville, MO; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Maurice retired from the inspection department of International Harvester in 1982 after 23 ½ years of service, he also worked as a manager at Gambles store for 14 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Post #16 since 1945, AARP, United Auto Workers, and the Fulton County Historical and Genealogy Society.

Maurice was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force air transport command.

Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL at a later date. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert “Bob” Ernest Bollinger

Farmington – Robert “Bob” Ernest Bollinger, 86, of Farmington, passed away at 10:54 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Unity Point Health Methodist. He was born on June 14, 1931 in Farmington, IL to James and Emma (Handley) Bollinger. He married the love of his life, Charlene Marie Reed on July 13, 1952 in Farmington, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are three children, Robert “Bob” (Tina) Bollinger of Elmwood, Greg (Michelle “Miki”) Bollinger of Plainfield, and Cynthia Myers of Farmington; six grandchildren, Cory (Marisa) Bollinger of East Peoria, Scott (Jennifer) Slayton of Elmwood, Christina (Todd) Lasswell of Havana, David (Joni West) Slayton of Canton, and Aiden and Avery Bollinger of Plainfield; 13 great-grandchildren, John Maxwell, Billy, Cody, Emma, and Ashlyn Slayton, Sierra and Alexis Lasswell, Beau and Breea Slayton, Seth, Sarene, Griffin, and Athena Bollinger; and one sister, Eileen Wilcoxen of Farmington.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, and seven sisters.

Bob worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 41 years where he retired in 1991. He was active in Boy Scouts and an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Bob was a loving and devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and pa.

Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor James Buchanan will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view Bob’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Merle V. Williams

Farmington – Merle V. Williams, 83, of Farmington, passed away at 11:35 PM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Heartland Health Care in Canton. He was born on June 7, 1934 in Canton to George and Opal (Haacke) Williams. He married the love of his life, Linda Jolet, on February 23, 1958 at South Park United Methodist Church in Canton, she survives.

Also surviving are three children, Mitch (Kathi) Williams of Canton, Lesa Taylor of Canton, and Tracy (Bill) Link of Canton; two grandchildren, Joe Taylor and Levi Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gordon Williams.

Merle managed and operated Canton Mattress Company and also worked for many years in the automotive industry, from which he retired, last working at Coleman Pontiac-Buick-GMC. For several years, he participated in auto racing.  Later, he designed and created artistic dream catchers, was an amateur herbologist, and was a brown belt in Judo. Merle loved biking and long-distance running, and competed in marathons and in running events at the National Senior Olympics. He loved animals, especially dogs. He attended Farmington Bible Church.

Memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Farmington Bible Church, where the family will be accepting friends and family from 1:30-2:30 PM. Rev. Anthony Severine will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Bible Church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Olga E. Valencia

Canton – Olga E. Valencia, 96, of Canton, passed away at 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on April 15, 1922 in Bryant, IL to John and Rosalie Zora (Potrebujes) Gurme. She married Anton “Tony” Valencia on July 20, 1946 in Canton. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2005.

Olga was also preceded in death by her parents and five sisters, Angela Bausch, Frances Piercy, Mildred White, Marie Williamson, and Hilda Toncray.

Surviving are two children, Jay (Susan) Valencia of AR and Alison (Warren) Wolf of Lewistown, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Olga worked as a telephone operator at Illinois Bell. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Sarah Circle, and also taught Sunday school for 25 years. Olga loved to visit members of the church who were not able to attend Sunday services. She was an avid gardener and baker. Olga enjoyed fishing with the love of her life after retirement.

Memorial service will be held at 5 PM on Sunday, May 6th 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton, IL. Pastor Micah Garnett will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Activity Department Fund on 2 East at Graham Hospital. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Rolan G. Detmers

Peoria – Rolan G. Detmers, 72, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Farmington, IL passed away at 7:40 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Marlene Home in Peoria, IL. He was born on May 24, 1945 in Peoria, the son of Roland H. and Marjorie L. Detmers. Marjorie married Albert U. Wys on July 21, 1951 and Rolan was raised by these two parents.

Surviving are two step-sisters, Rose M. (Raymond) Schenck of Willow Springs, N.C. and Katherine A. Murphy. He has several nieces and nephews plus several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-sister.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin Van Tine will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Washington, IL. Memorials may be made to EP!C, formerly called Peoria Association for Retarded Citizens, or Compasses Hospice Care. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Deborha Lynn Smith

Maquon – Deborha Lynn Smith, 61, of Maquon, passed away at 8:16 AM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 12, 1957 in Pekin, IL to Charles W. and Carol (Struber) Hoerr. She married Floyd “Ed” Smith on August 12, 1983 in Canton, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Charles W. (Katie) Smith of Farmington, IL, Dottie Lynn Smith of Maquon, IL, Julie (Larry) Zumstein of Canton, IL, and Angie (Nick) Orwig of Canton, IL; seven grandchildren, Lucas Zumstein, Zachary Smith, Emma Orwig, Jacob Smith, Karlee Zumstein, Easton Orwig, and Kaleb Smith; two sisters, Dorothy Terhune of IA and Sonya Culp of Canton, IL; and many loving adopted children and grandchildren.

Deborha was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tony Hoerr.

Deborha was a homesteader and a past member of Covenant Community Church in Canton.

A celebration of life will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 11 AM to 12 PM. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to filling her homestead wishes in care of Bank of Yates City. To view Deborha’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Patricia Knowles

Canton – Patricia Knowles, 85, of Canton, passed away at 7:55 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1932 in Canton to Wilbur Dale and Dorothy (Suydam) St. Clair.

Surviving are five children, Dorothy Ishmael of Bartonville, IL, Valerie (Late Roger) Hedges of Canton, IL, Martha (Jerry) Danielson of Canton, IL, Mark (Joyce) Knowles of Newbury Park, CA, and Edward (Lori) Knowles of Liverpool, IL; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wilbur Dale St. Clair Jr.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Arthur Harold Knowles III and Susan Dekker; six grandchildren, Darrell Ishmael, Autumn, Angel, Caleb, Mariah, and Edward Knowles Jr; and one sister, Shirley Beecham.

Patricia worked at Key Industry for 27 years. She loved to do genealogy.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 512 S Main St., Canton, IL. Private burial of ashes will be held St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital Extended Care Activity Fund. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Michelle “Micky” Ranee Dye

Canton – Michelle “Micky” Ranee Dye, 53, of Canton, passed away at 5:30 AM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 10, 1964 in Canton, IL to Harrison Shelby and Shirley Ann (Grafton) Rumler. She married the love of her life, Richard C. Dye Jr. on July 11, 1998 in Indiana, he survives.

Also surviving are two children, Mollie (BJ) Burkhart of Normal, IL and Richard C. “Trey” Dye III of Ottawa, IL; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Harry (Lori) Rumler, Larry (Susan) Rumler, and Jason (Bridget) Rumler all of Canton, IL.

Micky was preceded in death by her parents.

Micky was the head cook for the Fulton County Jail through the YWCA. “She was a Turtle” and was also a member of the Women of the Moose for 30 years.

A Celebration of life will be held from 2-6 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Josie’s B in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Maurice “Pete” Black

Canton – Maurice “Pete” Black, 89, of Canton, passed away at 3:10 PM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Clayberg Nursing Home. He was born on March 25, 1929 in Fulton County, IL, son of Elmer and Edna (Berry) Black. He married Reta Louise (Arnett) Black on August 6, 1955 in Lewistown, IL, she preceded him in death on December 30, 2010.

Also preceding him in death are his parents, one son, John “Rod” Black, one grandchild, and one brother, Harry “Gene” Berry.

Surviving are two children, Marshall (Mary Jo) Black and Margaret Gummerson both of Canton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Annabelle Curless of TX.

Pete was a truck driver for United Redi-Mix, where he retired in 1992. He was a member of Covenant Community Church in Canton and also Teamster Local #627.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association or Harbor Light Hospice. To view Pete’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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