Thomas L. Ashley

Canton – Thomas L. Ashley, 66, of Canton, passed away at 5:10 PM on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Canton. He was born on May 17, 1951 in Canton, the son of Charles and Donna (Van Liew) Ashley. He married the love of his life, LuAnne Miles, on May 30, 1992 at Wiley Lutheran Church in Ellisville. She Survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Cory (Carrie) Ashley and Zachary (Kim) Ashley; four sisters, Lynn (Michael) Kozubal of Tucson, AZ, Deborah (John) Bates of Canton, Patrice (David) Edgar of Troy, IL, and Beth Ashley of Tucson, AZ; one brother, Donald (Marty) Ashley of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren, Bryant Ashley, Tucker Ashley, Will Ashley, and Ava Ashley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Milissa Ashley, Cheryl Hilton, and Pam Neely, and one brother, Mitchell Ashley.

Thomas retired from the Canton School District. He had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed his beloved dog Jasmine.

Thomas served as a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War with the United States Army.

Graveside services will be at Shields Chapel Cemetery in rural Canton on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM with military honors. Rev.David Meader will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded though Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Joe Charles Putrich

Joe Charles Putrich, 79, of WeeMaTuk, passed away into eternal life in heaven at 3:15 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on November 27, 1937 in Canton, the son of Fabian “Dobby” and Lois (Lightle) Putrich. He married the love of his life, Elaine Howard, on July 5, 1959, at the First Christian Church in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are his three children, JoEllen (Charlie) Albertson of Warsaw, Indiana; Ty (Gina Szpak) Putrich of Vicksburg, Michigan; Tad (Barb) Putrich of Canton; seven grandchildren, Amy (Fritz) VanStraten, Cory and Chelsy Albertson, Lauren and Chase Putrich, and Matt and Megan Putrich; two great-grandchildren, Keegan Geurts and Drake VanStraten.  Also surviving is one sister, Shirley Young of Canton.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Kenneth Sherman, and stepmother Evelyn Putrich.

He worked at International Harvester (Navistar) in Canton, IL, Memphis, TN, and Waukesha, WI for over 38 years before retiring, and was currently working for Buell’s Marine in Canton. Joe graduated from Lewistown High School in 1956, and was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton, where he was actively involved.  He was a former Putman Township trustee and supervisor. Joe also enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren at their school, extracurricular, and sporting activities, and was a member of the Canton Booster Club. Joe enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and being a Green Bay Packers’ fan.  Most importantly, Joe loved being with his family and friends and enjoying life.

Joe served as a Corporal in the United States Army reserves.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will be at Hyatt Cemetery in WeeMaTuk, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials can be made to South Park United Methodist Church, or to Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc., Painesdale, MI for the preservation of the Champion Mine #4 where his grandfather worked after coming to America from Croatia.  To leave online condolences or to view Joe’s DVD, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

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Georgia C. Moser

 Georgia C. Moser, 90, of Cuba, passed away at 8:06 PM on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba. She was born on October 26, 1926 in Peoria, IL, a daughter of James and Minnie (Zorn) Bryan. She married William J. Moser on January 11, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on September 23, 1983. Also preceding her in death is her parents, and one son William L. Moser, two brothers, William and Albert Bryan, and two sisters, Betty Southey, Marge Murphy.

Surviving is her loving children, Bonnie (Roger) Spencer of Cherokee Village, AR; Robert Moser of Lewistown; Sandra Conley of Mackinaw; Beverly Denison of Lewistown; Barbara (Rodney) Parker of Lewistown; Rebecca (Willie) Dove of Lowpoint; one sister, Anna Ruth Ingolia of Peoria, and 16 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren.

Georgia worked as a CNA for 21 years at Restmor Nursing Home in Morton, before being a dedicated housewife, she was of the Baptist Faith, and she enjoyed and loved playing Bingo, gambling and bowling.

Per Georgia’s wishes, there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials can be made to Clayberg Nursing Home, 625 North Monroe Street, Cuba, IL 61427. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Hazel Irene Boetto

Tempe AZ – Hazel Irene Boetto, 93, long time resident of Canton, IL and recent resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living of Tempe, AZ, passed away on May 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Hazel was born on October 4, 1923 in Canton to Roy and Corda (Huffman) Vaughan. She married Pasqual Boetto on August 11, 1946, who preceded her in death on February 26, 1970 in Canton.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters, Vera Sanchez, Esther McGarrah, and Verna Clark and one brother, Harold Vaughan.

Surviving is her daughter, Julie (John) Schaible of Tempe, AZ. She is also survived by a grandson, Matthew John Schaible of Tempe, AZ, and several nieces and nephews.

She was employed by International Harvester for over 10 years, as well as working in the Records Division of Graham Hospital for over 20 years, where she retired in 1988. Hazel was also a dedicated homemaker.She was a faithful member of the Canton First Baptist Church for decades until her move to Tempe in 2012.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Canton. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William A. “Nick” Nicholson

William A. “Nick” Nicholson, 79, of Trivoli, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his residence surround by his loving family. He was born on April 7, 1938 in Columbia, Tennessee, a son of George Edward and Ellie Mae Eddleman Nicholson. He married the love of his life, Linda Baggs on September 1, 1972 in Farmington. She survives.

Also surviving is one son, Carey (Amber) Nicholson of Washington, IL; three brothers, Edward (Helen) Nicholson of Fairfield, CA; David (Late Sherry) Nicholson of Olive Branch, MS; Larry (Katherine) Nicholson of Columbia, TN; three sisters, Donna Faye (Late Robert) Allen of Nashville, TN; Carolyn (Paul) Hutcherson of Thompson Station, TN; Charlotte (Late William) Land of Pocahontas, AR, and two loving granddaughters, Brea and Kara.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Jack.

Nick worked for Caterpillar at the Morton plant for several years before, retiring in 1998, he was proud to serve his country, serving in the United States Air Force. He and Linda enjoyed winters in Southern Texas, showing off and cruising in his Ford Mustang, and loved taking walks on the beach. But most of all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, bother, and grandfather.

Per Nick’s wishes, there will be no services, cremation rites will be accorded through Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Arlington Cemetery in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. Memorials can be made to Logan-Trivoli Fire District. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Carl Norman McCoy-Brown

 Carl Norman McCoy- Brown, 88, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 11:30 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY. He was born on July 30, 1928 in Mt Vernon, IL a son of John Jefferson and Eula Elizabeth (Garrison) McCoy-Brown. He married Margaret Field on September 19, 1954 in St David, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2008.

Also, preceded him in death is his parents, one brother, Teddy Walker, and one sister, Mary Cheek.

Surviving is one daughter, Carla Sue Brown of Louisville, KY; and two grandchildren, Nakai Alexander Brown and Isabeau Sage Halcomb both of Louisville, KY; one brother, Narrah McCoy, and one sister, Betty Huston both of Mt Vernon.

Carl was Director of Transportation for many years at Keystone steel and wire, and later retired in 1993 as Vice President for Westmoreland Coal Company in Philadelphia, he was a member of First United Methodist Church in Peoria, and member of 32nd Masons of Mohammed Temple in Bartonville. Carl proudly served his country during World War II as a veteran of the United States Navy.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Donald D. McCord

Fairview – Donald D. McCord, 96, of Fairview, passed away at 1:45 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Proctor. He was born on January 17, 1921 in Middlegrove to Jay and Alma Belle (Courtney) McCord. He married Violet Marie Roberts on August 24, 1946 in Keokuk, IA, she preceded him in death on February 17, 1980. He later married Bessie E. Hukill on March 5, 1981 in DeLand, IL, she preceded him in death on May 14, 2014.

Donald was also preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are two step-children, Ronald “Pete” Hukill of Fairview, and Nancy (Bernie) Seipel of Elmwood; three step-grandchildren, Tara Leigh Judd of KY, Alex Bostic of CO, and Amy Oppe of Canton; three step-great grandchildren of KY; cousins, Carol (Earl) Brooks of VA, Bob (Marty) Ritzman of CA, Kathy McCord-Walters of CA, Larry and Jay Ulm of Farmington, and special friends and caretakers.

Don graduated from Farmington High School in 1939 and he farmed ever since. As a gentleman farmer, Don raised the finest quality livestock, grew highly productive fields of corn and soybeans, and kept his place and machinery in top notch condition. He took pride in his work and was still operating his Gleaner combine at the age of 93. Don loved to reminisce about the rich history of Middlegrove and Farmington and had very strong family ties to these towns.

Don was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge No. 1571 and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes in Farmington, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Jim Reed will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Fairview Rescue Squad or Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view Don’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Bessie Witherell

Canton – Bessie Witherell, 102, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on January 3, 1915 in Canton, to Charles and Emma (Werry) Williams.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Albert White and John Witherell, son, Robert Lawver of Canton, granddaughter, Krisa (Lawver) Kelly of Greenville, MS, one sister, and five brothers.

Surviving are son, Charles (Sharon) Lawver of Branson, MO; daughter-n-law, Beverly Lawver of Canton; grandchildren, Lisa (Brian) Peterson of Lansing, MI, Jason (Nancy) Lawver and Angie (Byron) Musehl of Branson, MO; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Kayden, Josh, Dylan, Jordan, and Lindsay; and a special cousin, Mrs. Margaret Anderson of Franklin, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara J. Aplin

CANTON– Barbara J. Aplin, 77, of Canton, passed away at 4:25 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on June 23, 1939 in Farmington, a daughter of George and Violet (Jennings) Phillips. She married Donald Aplin on July 11, 1955 in Farmington. He preceded her in death.

Also, preceded her in death is her parents, one brother, Maurice Phillips; one sister, Marlene Schneider.

Surviving is her god-daughters, Becky (Kevin) Vanorder of Canton; Katie Wagner of Canton; several nieces and nephews; and her god-grandsons, Auston and Ashton Vanorder.

Barbara work as a self-employed housekeeper for several families in the community, and also worked for Day & Palin Grocery store and Shad Hill in Farmington for several years.

Per Barbara’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the First Nazarene Church in Canton, where a light lunch will be provided after services. Pastor Dennis Owens will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials can be made to: In memory of Barbara Aplin c/o Bank of Farmington. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Howard H. Vohland

Canton – Howard H. Vohland, 87, of Canton, passed away at 9:27 AM on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Graham Hospital. He was born on October 30, 1929 in Washington, IL to Henry and Wilhelmine (Poehlman) Vohland. He married Lois Rohrer on July 15, 1950 in Fairview.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois Vohland; sons, Bill ( Brenda) Vohland and Bob (Deb) Vohland; grandchildren, Isaac (Ruth) Vohland, Caty (Colin) Campbell, Ross Vohland, Nathan Vohland and Seth (Natalie) Vohland; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Finn Campbell, Livia and Audra Vohland and Henry Vohland; and sister, Eileen Dillard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Howard graduated in 1947 from Washington High School.

Howard served during the Korean War in the Army from 1951-1953. He returned to rural Canton in 1953 to farm with the Rohrers. Howard raised chickens and sold eggs through the 1960s, was a Pioneer seed grower and seller, and had numerous detasseling crews through the 70s and 80s. He was a Master Farmer in 1992 through the Prairie Farmer Magazine.

He was a member of the Fairview Reformed Church for many years, taught Sunday School and served on the Consistory. He was a Charter Member of the Fulton Mason Camp of Gideons International. He was a member of the Masons, served on the Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District Board, 1st Farm Credit Board, Fairview Farmers Elevator Board, Fulton County Farm Bureau Board, serving as president from 1984-1990.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Fairview Reformed Church in Fairview, IL. Rev. Michael Huson will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Gideons International or Fulton County Farm Bureau Foundation. To view Howard’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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