Joyce A. Kingsley

Canton – Joyce A. Kingsley, 78, of Canton, passed away peacefully at 1:21 AM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on March 7, 1939 in Kirksville, MO to Daniel and Lavern (Lindsey) Patterson. She married Don Kingsley on September 28, 1957 at Glasford Baptist Church. He survives.

Joyce was a pillar of strength for her family, and her passion for them knew no bounds. She celebrated their successes and comforted their failures to her last days. She was thoughtful, kind, patient, and gave advice without passing judgment to everyone she encountered. She never had an unkind word for anyone.

A proud mother, a grandmother, and great-grandmother Joyce, was the embodiment of the word mom.  She loved her family deeply, fiercely, and unconditionally.  Her family will miss her limitless laughter, her positivity, and her shoulder to lean on along with her amazing holiday noodles.

Joyce participated in theater when she was young.  She owned a flower shop in Glassford for a few years, liked to sew, and read the bible.  She enjoyed dinner dates with Don and travelling.

Joyce was a member of Evangelical Free Church in Canton, YMCA, White Cross group at Evangelical Free Church. She taught Sunday school at the 1st Baptist Church and Evangelical Free Church and helped tutor children through the churches. Joyce enjoyed working with small children and supporting those in need.

Joyce is survived by three children, Dawn (Roger) Riley of Pekin, IL, Troy (Lisa) Kingsley of Denver, CO, and Angie (Joseph) Menefee of Bartonville, IL; six grandchildren Gregory Kingsley (Cristina), Brandon Vogel (Corey), Ryan Vogel, Lindsey Smith, Sgt. Zachary Menefee (Haileigh), Alex Menefee; five great-grandchildren, Averi, Paislei, Kyler, Katie, & Cash; two brothers, Larry (Karen) Patterson of Mackinaw, IL and Danny (Dorothy) Patterson of Forest Lake, MN; and one sister, Linda (Bobby) Gaines of Shelbyville, MO.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Greg Kingsley.

Services will be held at 12 PM noon on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Evangelical Free Church in Canton, where a visitation will be held at the church from 10 AM to 12 PM. Rev. Bill Walder will officiate the service with Rev. Brandon Theobald assisting. Burial will follow the services at Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford, IL. Memorials can be made to Evangelical Free Church. To view Joyce’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

To view Joyce’s DVD press play below

Posted in Obituaries | 15 Comments

Mildred F. Isbell

Hanna City – Mildred F. Isbell, 88, of Hanna City, passed away at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on August 16, 1928 in Breeds, IL to Harry and Mary (Hedge) Whitworth. She married Roy Isbell on September 29, 1946 in Hanna City, IL, he preceded her in death on June 23, 2006.

Mildred was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are three children, Donna (Marly) Sipes of Rushville, IL, Neal Isbell of Hanna City, IL, and Jeannie (Ken) McCoy of Hanna City, IL; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Mildred was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church and was an active member in the United Methodist Women.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be held 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 Fireman’s Corporation. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Posted in Obituaries | 3 Comments

Jeffrey L. Prince

Trivoli – Jeffrey L. Prince, 70, of Trivoli, passed away at 11:55 PM on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born on February 7, 1947 in Dobbs Ferry, New York to Lewis and Norma (Platania) Prince. He married Marsha Richardson on May 23, 1981 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Glasford, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are four children, Scott Prince of Peoria, Karin (Mike Cole) Ray of Tinley Park, Clay (Jamie) Richardson of Pekin, and Casey (Mary) Richardson of Browning; six grandchildren, Korie, Briar, Reese, Jake, Gracie and Kale.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Jeffrey worked as an electrical lineman for 50 years retiring from Ameren. He loved his grandkids dearly and never missed their sporting events. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved being outdoors.

A celebration of life service will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to the Pekin Union Mission. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Posted in Obituaries | 7 Comments

Cathy M. Phillips-Weaver

Trivoli – Cathy M. Phillips-Weaver, 64, of Trivoli, passed away at 5:43 AM on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on November 24, 1952 to Porter and Alta (Gregory) Record.

Surviving is her significant other, Ken Weaver of Trivoli; one son, Dewayne (Kelly) Weaver of Benson, IL; two granddaughters, Kinley Marie and Brennan Mae Weaver; and three sisters, Laura Gale of Yates City, Becky (John) Cecchine of PA, and Stella Record of Peoria.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.

Cathy was a member of Trivoli United Methodist Church and Farmington Women of the Moose.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be from 10-11 AM. Pastor Terry England will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to Logan-Trivoli Fire Distract. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Posted in Obituaries | 2 Comments

Melba L. Hootman

Canton – Melba L. Hootman, 99 of Canton, passed away at Clayberg Nursing Home on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born on October 6, 1917 in Pekin to James and Pearl (Boswell) Davis. She married Jesse Hootman on March 3, 1934 in Pekin, IL. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1984.

Surviving are two children, Jim (Irma Lee) Hootman of Cuba, Becky Hootman Christian of Canton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Melba was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, William Hootman, one brother and one sister.

Melba was a very loving mother and was known as the best cook in the world! She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton, and a member of the Tusital Class of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com  

To view Melba’s DVD press play below

Posted in Obituaries | Leave a comment

Walter R. Gibbs

Trivoli – Walter R. Gibbs, 53, of Trivoli, passed away at 2:42 AM on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Renaissance Nursing Home in Canton, IL. He was born on July 11, 1963 in Peoria to Ray W. and Edith Jean (Alexander) Gibbs.

Survivng is one brother, Jim (Jennifer) Gibbs of Trivoli and one sister, Sheila Gibbs of Canton.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents.

Walter was a truck driver for Risinger Brothers Transfers for over 20 years and then opened his own trucking company Quick Trip Express. He was of the Christian faith. Walter was a member of Transportation Club in Peoria and the Chamber of Commerce in Peoria. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, and rodeos.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where a visitation will be from 10-11 AM. Pastor Jeremy Lafary will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Posted in Obituaries | 2 Comments

John B. Lambie Jr.

 John B. Lambie Jr., 94, of Bartonville, passed away at 6:55 PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital. He was born on April 30, 1923 in Bartonville to John B. and Jeanne (Kerr) Lambie Sr. He married Willa Cook on March 24, 1944 in Peoria, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are five children, Sharon (late Charles) Kirkbride of Bartonville, John B. Lambie III of Bartonville, Alex (Sandy) Lambie of North Pekin, Mark (Anita) Lambie of Glasford, and Phyllis (David) Lamm of Ipava, IL; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marion Hopkins of Peoria.

John was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Matthew Lambie, three brothers, and four sisters.

John retired from Limestone High School after 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 17 in Ipava, IL.

John served in the Army during WWII.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Stephen W. Barch will officiate. Burial will follow the services at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Please press play below:

Posted in Obituaries | Leave a comment

Julia Lea (Henderliter) Smith

Julia Lea Henderliter Smith aka Judy, 81 of Canton, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

She was born on November 9, 1935 in Cuba, the daughter of Claude and Jennie F. (Bartlet) Henderliter. She married Jerimiah W. Johnson at Fiatt, IL on March 3, 1951, they were married for 49 years. He preceded her in death on the 17th of November, 2000. She later married Homer Smith Jr. in June of 2002. He preceded her in death on August 20, 2016.

Surviving are two daughters, Robin Sue (Tom) LeFabvre of Galesburg, IL, and Kimberly Ann (Donald) Nordholz of Brownsburg, IN, also her very special niece Laura Mcmahen of Canton, IL; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James and John; two sisters, Dorthy and Elouise; and one son, Jerry Arthur Johnson.

Julia was an avid writer producing several children’s plays, many poems and three books that include, “A Duck In My Sink” and the “Lure of the Sea” which tells the story of her three year boat trip with Jerimiah that began in Lacon, IL and ended on the east coast of Florida.

Julia loved to garden and collect antiques. She was a member of Fulton County Unit 30 of Illinois Retired Teachers Association, an election judge of Women’s Republican Party and a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Graveside Services and burial will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Bethel Cemetery in rural Canton. A Celebration of Life service will follow the graveside services at Big Racks Steakhouse in Canton. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made to Donor’s Choice. To view Julia’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Press play below to view Julia’s DVD

Posted in Obituaries | 2 Comments

Morgan Kay Bick

Canton – Morgan Kay Bick, 18, of Canton, passed away at 12:30 AM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Graham Hospital E.R. She was born on August 15, 1998 in Canton to Joseph M. (Teresa) Bick of Canton and Melissa (Steven Slayback) Ward.

Surviving her parents, Joseph M. (Teresa) Bick and Melissa (Steven) Ward-Slayback; three brothers, Tyler Bick of Ipava, Kyle Bick of Cuba, and Steven Slayback Jr. of Macomb; one sister, Sophia Slayback of Macomb; maternal grandparents, Michael E. and Vickie Ward of Vermont; maternal great-grandmother, Alice Wilson of Cuba; several aunts and uncles, Michael and Lynn Ward of Brereton, Angela Ward of Liverpool, Christina Ward of Banner, and Laura and Terry Utsinger of Ellisville; and several cousins.

Morgan was a senior at Canton High School. She attended Evangelical Free Church in Canton. Morgan always wanted to be a vet. She loved her animals.

Funeral service will be held at 7 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 5-7 PM. Pastor Donnie Case will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. To view Morgan’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Press play below to view Morgan’s DVD

Posted in Obituaries | 15 Comments

Donald Lee Stufflebeam

Donald Lee Stufflebeam, 94, of Lewistown, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 15, 1922 to Everett and Amy (Irwin) Stufflebeam. He married Evelyn Duckwiler on April 16, 1950. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Alan (Gaylene) Stufflebeam of Farmington, Della Gillespie of Pekin, and Marjorie Bayless of Creve Ceour; nine grandchildren, Rodney (Rayleen) Stufflebeam, Robyn Stufflebeam, Michael Stufflebeam, Terry Gillespie, Connie Gillespie, Laura (Tom) Forehand, Brian (Libby) Gillespie, Thomas White, and Angela (Luke) Potter; and several great-grandchildren, OllieBea (Andy) Crossman, Audre Nebergall, Todd Stufflebeam, Blake Stufflebeam, Adrianna Stufflebeam, Brennan Potter, Ella Potter, Scarlett Potter, Easton Potter, Zachary Gillespie, Matthew Gillespie, Amy (Steven) White, Angela Stufflebeam, Jeffrey Thompson, and Jordan Thompson; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Stufflebeam; and two sisters, Nora Smith and Barbara Peters; one daughter, Carolyn Smith; and son, Tom Stufflebeam.

Donald was a 2nd lieutenant in the Army, 8th Air Force. He flew B-17’s in the 34th Bomb Group during WWII. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Lewistown, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 1 and the VFW Post 5001 in Lewistown. He worked as a welder for International Harvester in Canton for 32 years. He enjoyed working on cars and houses and could fix almost anything. He especially loved watching his grandchildren’s and great-children’s activities and spending time with his family, regaling them with stories about the war. Don was a very hard working man and a gentle, loving soul who spent his life helping others.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, May 12, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in rural Lewistown. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with service and graveside military honors immediately to follow. Memorials can be made to the VFW Post 5001, Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, or Comfort Plus Hospice. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Posted in Obituaries | 2 Comments