Anna Mae (Johnson) Dare

Canton – Anna Mae (Johnson) Dare, 90, of Canton, passed away at 2:43 PM on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Red Oak Estates in Canton, where she was a resident. She was born on the family farm on April 3, 1927 in Canton to Joseph M. and Mildred L. (Rohrer) Johnson. She married Harold J. Dare on April 11, 1948 in Canton, IL. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2007.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, one brother, George R. Johnson, and one sister, Lois Mechling.

Surviving are two children, Henry J. (Cheryl) Dare of Canton, and Janice Bruster of Canton; three grandchildren, Greg (Samantha) Dare of Pekin, Phillip (Kris) Dare of Canton, and Mark Bruster of Peoria; two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Madison Dare; and two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emma Hayes; and one brother, Joseph Allen Johnson of Wichita, KS.

Anna Mae enjoyed raising two children and being a farmer’s wife. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and Wesley UMW in Canton, former member of Fulton County Farm Bureau, and Fulton County Couples Club.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 AM. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Spoon River College Foundation. To view Anna Mae’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Charles William Kirk Sr.

Canton – Charles William Kirk Sr., 76, of Canton, passed away at 7:40 PM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born on October 9, 1941 in Parkins, AR to J.K. and Ruth (Smith) Kirk. He married Ellen Bennett on May 24, 1979, they were married for 39 years.

Surviving is his wife, Ellen; six children, Pamela Gibson of Havana, IL, Jimmy Neeley of Havana, IL, Jerry Neeley of Humboldt, KS, Lori O’Rear of Centerview, MO, David Kirk of Havana, IL, and Charles William Kirk Jr. of Canton, IL; 21 grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ruth of Middle Grove, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles worked as a truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith. Charles was a member of Union 176 in Peoria, IL.

Charles served in the Army.

Services will be held at 4 PM Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 2-4 PM. Jerry Neeley will officiate. Cremations rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to the Family for Funeral Expenses in care of Mid America National Bank. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Neal L. Watters

Farmington – Neal L. Watters, 81, of Farmington, passed away at 11:23 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born April 17, 1936 in Galesburg, IL to Marlin and Mara (Hitchcock) Watters. He married Dixie Elliott on October 19, 1958 in Farmington, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Chris (Fred) McMaster of Farmington and Cinda (Chris) Ohl of Bettendorf, IA; five grandchildren, Jami (Richard) Crawford, Ryan (Heather) McMaster, Lynsey (Ben) Vermillion, Alex and Kelci Ohl; seven great-grandchildren, Jace and Landon Crawford, Haven and Aniston McMaster, Presley, Easton, and Maddox Vermillion; and one sister, Janet Richardson of St. Charles, IL.

Neal was preceded in death by his parents.

Neal worked as a commercial insurance underwriter for several insurance companies. He was the past mayor of Yates City, IL and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM noon on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of the services. Pastor Glen Edenburn will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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George L. Bonney

LEWISTOWN- George L. Bonney, 72, of Lewistown, passed away at 4:15 PM on Monday, October 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 6, 1944 in Canton, a son of Paul and Helen (Rohrer) Bonney. He married the love of his life, Sandra Johnson on July 5, 1964 in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kevin (Leigh Ann) Bonney of Lewistown; Scott (Tammy) Bonney of Canton, and three grandsons, Tyler, Adam, and Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Alice Fawcett.

George was a self-employed farmer for many years, a member of Pork Producers, and several Cattle Breed Associations, member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, he was the East Liverpool Drainage Commissioner, a mason of the Masonic Lodge in Cuba, and an avid Chicago Bears Fan. He loved farming and watching his sons and grandsons show livestock in the 4-H shows.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes and Crematory in Canton, where Masonic rites will be at 7:00 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund. To view George’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Sally J. Barnett

 Sally J. Barnett, 72 of Canton, passed away at 11:20 PM on Friday, September 29, 2017 at her residence. She was born on December 30, 1944 in Peoria, a daughter of Raymond and Helen (Boughan) Finley. She married the love of her life Harold Barnett on October 19, 1963 in Canton. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, William Barnett, Sonja (Barnett- Baker) Strubbe, Annette (Blake) Myers and Douglas Barnett all of Canton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister Vicki Daily of Canton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Harold Barnett Jr.; three grandchildren and one sister, Joan Turley.

Sally graduated Canton High School, and was a homemaker, was of the Nazarene Faith, and she enjoyed traveling and fishing, was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan, and she loved to be near her family and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Cremation rites will be accorded. Rev. Randy Munson will officiate. Memorials can be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Kevin L. Bills

Peoria – Kevin L. Bills, 58, of Peoria, passed away at 2:53 PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born on March 11, 1959 in Red Bud, IL to Billy and Clara Jo (Reinhardt) Bills.

Surviving is his father, Billy Bills; three children, Stacy Bills-Werry of Canton, Christopher Bills of Peoria, and Rosalie Bills of Canton; five grandchildren; one brother, William J. Bills of N.C.; step-mother, Norma Bills; step-sister, Shonna Bates of Canton; and many nieces and nephews.

Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Jo (Reinhardt) Bills, and his sister, Robin L. Wefenstette.

Kevin loved stock car races, photography, making clocks, and fishing.

Kevin was a veteran in the United States Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main Street, Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Kevin’s grandchildren. To view Kevin’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara A. “Bobbie” Mettam

Peoria – Barbara A. “Bobbie” Mettam, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 6:29 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on April 14, 1933 in Peoria, IL to Raymond F. Smith and Doris B. (Keefer) Giesler. She married the love of her life, David C. Mettam on January 14, 1950 in Washington, IL. He preceded her in death in 1976.

Bobbie was also preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons.

Surviving are three daughters, Debra (Larry) Keach of Brimfield, IL, Susan (Eric) Jones of Peoria, IL, and Cindy (Robert) Walker of Chillicothe, IL; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerald Smith of East Peoria; two sisters, Elizabeth Clark of Citrus Heights, CA and Connie (Danny) Clark of East Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.

Bobbie retired after 15 years of working for Multi Ad. Besides her family, her passions were antique shopping with friends and gardening. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Michael Jones will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Memorials can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Illinois Cancer Care. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Wilma M. Stobaugh

Hanna City – Wilma M. Stobaugh, 79, of Hanna City, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 2:23 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on May 25, 1938 in Galva, IL to William and Ada Mae (Barlow) Iles. She first married John V. Rolando on December 1, 1958, he preceded her in death. She later married Jack A. Stobaugh on February 22, 1974 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2016.

Also preceding her in death were her parents.

Surviving are five children, Brenda Balagna of Farmington, IL, Bruce (Rita) Rolando of Park Rapids, MN, Brad (Margie) Rolando of Trivoli, IL, Cherrill (Ed) Stockman of Florida, and Jim (Vicki) Stobaugh of Glasford, IL; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua, Josh, Daniel, Chelsey, Erin, McKenzie, Noah, Jack, John, and Clint; five great-grandchildren, Joel, Jaydon, Oliver, Sadie, and Hanley;  two brothers, Bill Iles of Texas and Bob (Nan) Iles of Park Rapids, MN; and one sister, Claralene (Fred) Whiteside of Park Rapids, MN.

Wilma worked at Roger’s Pharmacy in Farmington for many years. She loved playing cards, baking, and her family.

Memorial service will be held at 7 PM on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be held from 5-7 PM. Father David Whiteside will officiate. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100, Hanna City Fire and Rescue, or Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. To view Wilma’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Beverly J. Lowe

Peoria – Beverly J. Lowe, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center of East Peoria. She was born on October 14, 1927 in Peoria to Archie R. and Nellie J. (Carpenter) Strum. She married L. Paul Lowe in Peoria. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; one brother; and two sisters.

Surviving is one daughter, Paula Lowe-Mitchell of Bartonville; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl E. (Barb) Strum of Germantown Hills; and two sisters, Darlene (John) Adams of West Plains, MO, and Alice (Carl) Mondy of Jacksonville, FL.

Beverly retired in 1981 as a data punch operator for Caterpillar in East Peoria.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, IL. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Memorials can be made to the Family for Funeral Expenses. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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John W. Hardin

Canton – John W. Hardin, 29, of Canton, passed away at 7:46 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Canton, IL. He was born on September 19, 1988 in Pekin to John Hardin and Connie Day.

Surviving are his mother, Connie (Rob) Brown of Canton; father, John (Connie) Hardin of Canton; daughter, Allana Hardin of Canton; sister, Hanna Hardin of Canton; paternal grandparents Gene and Phebe Hardin of Canton; step-sister, Hillary (Sean) Kelly of Petersburg; step-brother, Garrett Carruthers of Canton.

John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Joann Day.

John worked for Keystone Steel & Wire in Bartonville, IL. He loved to read and had a passion for swords and video gaming.

John served in the Army National Guard for six years and was deployed to Egypt.

Private graveside services and burial will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremations rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made out to Canton D.A.R.E. Program, attention Erin Slack – Treasurer, 2 N Main St., Canton, IL 61520. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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