Richard Lee “Dick” Jones

Canton – Richard Lee “Dick” Jones, 88, of Canton, passed away on March 24, 2018 at Graham Hospital. He was born in Canton on March 9, 1930, the son of Guy and Jessie (Stephens) Jones.

His parents and one brother, Larry A. Jones, preceded him in death.

A 1948 graduate of Canton High School, he married Beverly J. Winter on July 22, 1951. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage until her death in 2003. He later married Lou Betzer, who survives.

Dick is survived by three daughters, Jan Hardy of Oconomowoc, WI; Duenna (William) Karner of Barrington, RI; and Regina (Michael) Fitzgerald of Bethany, as well as six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Also, one stepson, Rob (Julia) Betzer of Atlanta and two step-grandchildren.

He served his country in the Artillery Unit during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. As a veteran, he was invited in 2012 to join the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight from Springfield to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials there.

He was employed by International Harvester for 36 years, retiring in 1984 when the plant closed. He was a tool and die maker and then a designer, as well as a UAW member, serving as a steward and for 13 years as President of Local #1333, Clerical and Technical. He was also on the board of the Canton Works Credit Union. He subsequently was employed by NTN Bower Co. in Macomb as a tool designer and troubleshooter, retiring in 1990.

Dick Jones devoted a lifetime to service to his community, church, family and friends. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, serving in multiple capacities including Trustee, Administrative Board Member, Sunday School Teacher, Kids’ Club volunteer, and for eight years was the church’s representative to the board of the East Elm Complex. He was also an original volunteer for Canton Meals on Wheels and delivered meals to the homebound for more than 30 years. One of his proudest achievements was his role in developing the War Veterans Memorial in Lakeland Park from its inception to reality.

A dedicated outdoorsman, he was a lifelong duck and goose hunter and catfish trot-liner. He was well-known and respected for his award-winning vegetable gardens. He took great pleasure in sharing his bountiful harvests with his family, friends, and neighbors.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, IL. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday. March 28, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Canton Meals on Wheels, Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, or Wesley UMC Reconstruction Fund. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Denise M. Mallicoat

Canton – Denise M. Mallicoat, 59, of Canton, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family at 10:51 AM on Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was born on July 20, 1958 in Canton, IL to John E. Sr. and Betty M. (Weaver) Oatman. She married Randy Mallicoat on April 18, 1997 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are three children; Tara Oatman, Krista Myers, and Jenny Garlisch; seven grandchildren, Tryston Bishop, Kayla Weiland, Kelsey Weiland, Shooter Garlisch, Alex Walters, Matthew Walters, and Jacob Myers; three brothers, John E. Oatman, George A. Oatman, and Don L. Oatman; sister, Bert Oatman.

Denise is preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Melvin J. Oatman, and Glen C. Oatman.

Denise was a nurse for over 20 years. She was involved with the Susan G. Komen foundation. She was well loved by her patients as a nurse. Denise especially loved her family and grandkids.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5-8 PM. Rev. Kevin Van Tine will officiate. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Following the service a lunch will be at the Canton Elks Lodge. Memorials can be made to the family. To view Denise’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Lorena M. Jump

Canton – Lorena M. Jump, 77, of Canton, passed away at 4:10 PM on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 surround by her family at her residence. She was born on July 26, 1940 in Smithfield, IL to Brice and Edna (Foulk) Ford. She married Richard A. Jump on April 11, 1959 in Canton, IL, he preceded her in death on November 20, 1992.

Lorena was also preceded in death by her parents, two children, Deborah and David, and one brother, Robert Ford.

Surviving are eight children, Rick Jump, Vicki Brown, Robert Jump, Randy Jump, Thomas Jump, Johnny (Tamy) Jump all of Canton, IL, Christina (Rich) Griswold of Galesburg, IL, and Cindy (Mike) Stufflebean of Canton, IL; 24 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.

Lorena retired as a CNA at FCRC and Renaissance Care Center in Canton, IL. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Canton, IL for many years.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Dennis Owens will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held from 3-5 PM on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Family for Funeral Expenses. To view Lorena’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Edwin E. “Ed” “Bumps” Bube

Edwin E. “Ed” “Bumps” Bube, 81, of Lewistown, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 1:00 AM on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Glidden, WI to Edwin G. and Eileen (Halberg) Bube. He married Jean Schneblin on February 16, 1957 at First Church of God in Peoria, IL, she survives. They were married for 61 years.

Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Jeff) Stobaugh of Elmwood, IL and Debra Kasadine of Branson, MO; five grandsons, Arthur Jene Long, Edwin Lauren (Courtney) Long, Branigan Franklin (Emily) Long, Joseph Edwin (Michelle) Brown, and Wesley Edwin (Anna) Friedley; nine great-grandchildren, Macey Brown, Carter Brown, Breklin Long, Keian Long, Locklin Long, Lauren Long, Madilyn Long, Hadley Long, and Violet Long; and one brother, Terry Bube of Farmington, IL.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Laura Bube who passed away on March 7, 1981, and one brother, Eugene Bube who passed away on May 10, 2017.

Ed worked at Caterpillar in Mossville, IL for 30 ½ years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and woodworking. Ed was an avid fisherman. He loved to travel with his wife and spend the winters in Texas for several years. Ed enjoyed his family, particularly his three daughters, five grandsons, nine great-grandchildren, and finally the wonderful people that married into the family.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 12-2 PM. Chaplin John Sipf will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. To view Ed’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William Allen Rogers

William Allen Rogers, 74, of Farmington, IL, passed away at 10:10 AM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 3, 1944 in Canton to Forrest and Vera (Bath) Rogers. He married Mary Joan Lacey on June 10, 1973 in Farmington.

He graduated from Canton High School in 1962 and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1968 where he was a member of Alpha Zeta Omega fraternity. He worked at Lewis Pharmacy during high school and was inspired by Ed Lewis to become a pharmacist. He owned and operated Rogers Pharmacy in Farmington for 36 ½ years from 1969 until 2006. He then worked at CVS in Canton before retiring.

He was a lifelong baseball fan and was thrilled to see his beloved Cubs win the World Series.  He traveled to baseball stadiums every chance he got and attended the first official night game at Wrigley Field as well as the first and last regular season games at the old Busch Stadium among countless other memorable games. He was an avid collector of baseball cards, coins, and pharmacy memorabilia.

He enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, history, and putting up a spectacular Christmas lights display every winter. He loved raising butterflies and moths and taking care of his caterpillars every spring.  One of his greatest joys was being a Grandpa.

He was a member of the Farmington Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellow award and served as secretary for many years.  He was also a member of the Central Illinois Pharmacists Association, Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, and was a previous member of the Farmington Nursing Home Board and City of Farmington Cemetery Board.

He was also a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, three children: Bill (Dr. Christine DiRienzo) Rogers, Jr., of Blue Bell, PA, Amy (Bobby) Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, and Mary E. (Adam) Smith of Peoria, IL, and three grandchildren: Avery Grace Rogers, Harrison Grant Rogers, and Dawson Cooper Smith, one brother Charles (Lorrie) Rogers of Richland, WA, two sisters Lucille (Paul) Wattles of Cooper City, FL, and Dorothy (Ron) Bybee of Stroud, OK, and two sisters-in-law Diane Rogers of Livermore, CA, and Elizabeth Broadfield of Yates City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Forrest “Jim” Rogers.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 to time of service. Father Don Roszkowski will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view William’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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James H. Knight

Hanna City – James H. Knight, 82, of Hanna City, passed away at 11:25 AM on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Unity Point Health Methodist. He was born on November 2, 1935 in Johnson City in Southern, IL to Hiley and Iva (Hard) Knight. He married Shirley Holmes on January 2, 1955 in Peoria, IL, they were married for 63 years. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Teresa (Steven) Crawford, Tammy (Randy) Conlee, James (Debbie) Knight Jr., Catherine (Patrick) Maloney, and Michael (Raquel) Knight; fifteen grandchildren, Eddie Wood, Sara Linn, Jill Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Erika Cross, Matt Knight, Megan Maloney, Daniel Maloney, Aaron Knight, Melissa Knight, Caitlin Knight, Michael McDannald, Caleb Knight, Rachael Knight, and Joshua Knight; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny (Kathy) Knight and Ron (Beverly) Knight; two sisters, Glenda (Merton) Campell and Janice (Mike) Mahan; and one sister-n-law, Ina Knight.

James was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Loren Knight.

James worked as a project engineer at Caterpillar in Mossville, IL for 40 years. He was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Peoria, IL and also the National Racing Pigeon Association. James and his wife traveled all over and raised coon dogs. He was also an ordained minister.

A special thanks to his great friend, Edward Wood Sr. and Pastor BG, Drake and family.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 5125 W Farmington Rd, Peoria, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM at the church. Rev. Greg Drake will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Hanna City, IL. Memorials can be made to Calvary Temple Assembly of God. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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John K. DeMotte

Peoria – John K. DeMotte, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 7:05 AM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton, IL. He was born on September 26, 1939 in Lewistown to Charles L. and Jessie (McCullough) DeMotte.

Surviving is one brother, Larry (Carole) DeMotte of Lewistown, one sister, Jeanne (Dick) Seward of Lewistown, numerous nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews; and two sister-n-laws, Shirley DeMotte of Lewistown and Neva DeMotte of Coos Bay, OR.

John was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Berle, Donnie, Gary, and George, and one sister, Joann Sherwood.

John worked for Navistar in Canton, IL and Springfield, Ohio, where he retired after 32 years.

John served in the United States Army.

Per John’s request, cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Graveside services with military honors and burial of ashes will be at a later date at Providence Cemetery in rural Lewistown, IL. Memorials can be made to the Lewistown VFW Post #5001 or the American Legion in Lewistown, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ralph L. Shank

Little America – Ralph L. Shank, 96, passed away at 8:04 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Graham Hospital. He was born on March 22, 1921 in Table Grove, IL to Jerry Jacob and Mariah E. (Weigel) Shank. He married Wilma Nebergall on January 16, 1947 in Palmyra, MO, she preceded him in death on February 21, 2015.

Ralph was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gilton and Lyle Shank, and two sisters, Rosalie Foster and Marie Robinson.

Surviving are two children, Albert L. (Mary Jo) Shank of Cuba, IL and Helen (Danny) Dare of Canton, IL; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Debbie) and Derek (Elizabeth) Dare, and Keith (Rebecca) Shank; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Rylee, Kennedy, and Lincoln Dare; one brother, Daniel Shank of Canton, and two sisters, Anna Henderson of Lewistown, IL and Florine Bucy of Globe, AZ.

Ralph worked as a forklift driver for Navistar for 30 years. He was a member of Lewistown VFW and the Canton Flying Club.

Ralph served in the Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945 as a Corporal in the 88th Transport Squadron during World War II.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10:30-11 AM. Darla Henderson will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Lewistown VFW. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Leonard A. Dennis

 Leonard A. Dennis, 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born on January 13, 1945 in Peoria, IL to Marion and Clara (Neuhaus) Dennis.

Surviving are two children, Vickie (Jeff) Hand of Mapleton and Roni (John) Ciolli of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Brandon Dennis, Rebecca Hand, Anthony Hand, and Rachel Hand; one great-grandson, Liam Hand; one brother; and three sisters.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and two sisters.

Leonard owned and managed several restaurants in the Peoria area.

Per Leonard’s request there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society in honor of his sister and other family members. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Dr. William L. Carper

Canton – Dr. William L. Carper, 86, of Canton, passed away at 5:36 AM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Graham Hospital. He was born on October 7, 1931 in Canton, IL to Leonard N. and Olive (Rainey) Carper. He married the love of his life, Eleanor L. Webb on July 17, 1954 in Bushnell, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are four children, Elise (Geruza Paiva) Carper of Austin, TX, Joe (Anne) Carper of Decatur, AL, Kate (Robert) Lutzenhiser of Stevensville, MT, and Amy (Ron) Haughawout of Knoxville, IL; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Sam, Jude, Eric, and John.

William graduated from Canton High School in 1949. He attended Augustana College and later graduated from University of Illinois School of Medicine in 1956. William worked as a Doctor at the Coleman Clinic and Graham Hospital in Canton, IL from 1959 to 1992, and then moved to work for OSF Family Community Clinic in Peoria, IL until 1998. He participated in three medical mission trips to Haiti and Honduras. He was a member, Sunday school teacher, and counselor at Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, IL and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #734 and Life Boy Scouts.

William served in the Army Medical Corps from 1957-1959.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, IL. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made out to Wesley United Methodist Church or Boy Scouts of America. To view William’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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