Sandra Kay Lauer

Peoria – Sandra Kay Lauer, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 3:58 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Unity Point Health Proctor in Peoria. She was born on September 26, 1939 in Peoria to Ralph and Dorothy (Stever) Hoepfner.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Mesch in Chicago; seven nieces, Pamela Cain, Sheryl Meyer, Kristin Burke, Rebecca Butler, Marnie Koeppel, Michelle Mathison, and Carrie Comerford; four grandnephews; seven grandnieces; two great-grandnieces; and her best friends, Jeff and John Heintzman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Sharon Comerford.

Sandra attended Woodruff High School and graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin. She obtained an MS at Roosevelt University, and an advanced degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. She was a TWA airline attendant and travelled extensively, taught school in the Chicago Public Schools and worked as a counselor at Human Service Center in Peoria, IL. After retirement she resided in Peoria, IL.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Memorials can be made to Peoria County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Brenda F. Eddlemon

Canton – Brenda F. Eddlemon, 62, of Canton, passed away at 4:45 AM on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Sunset Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born on October 22, 1955 in Canton to John Junior and Wilma (Dobson) Pratt. She was married to Ronald Eddlemon Sr. for 44 years, they married on August 12, 1989 in Peoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Stacy (Scott) Ehrat of Trivoli, Janene (Robert) Bowman of Prairie City, Wayne (Jennifer) Eddlemon of Coventry, RI, and Kevin (Darsie) Eddlemon of Canton, IL; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Pratt and Josh Pratt; four sisters, Cheryl (the late Paul) Leeds, Sharon (the late Dennis) Miller, Tina (Mike) Busby, an Amanda Pratt; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and beloved dog, Marley Jo.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Scottie Ehrat, and one brother, Jerald Pratt.

Brenda loved crafting and scrapbooking with her grandchildren. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL.

A celebration of life will be held from 4-7 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the American Legion in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the family for funeral expenses or Fresenius Medical Care in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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H. Marie Murphy

Canton – H. Marie Murphy, 100, of Canton, passed away at 8:15 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 11, 1917 in Canton to Rowland and Emily (Stephens) Turner. She married Kenneth Murphy on June 17, 1937 in Canton, he preceded her in death on February 15, 1991.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Linda Bell, and three sisters, Correne Courtney, Olive Jourdan, and Marjorie Ruey.

Surviving is one daughter, Mary Sue Williams of Canton; four grandchildren, Kimberle Williams of Pekin, Darren Williams of Kingsland, GA, Kevin Bell of Canton, and Sherri Bell of Norris; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bill Turner of Haines City, FL, and Roland (Donna) Turner of Lewistown, IL.

Marie worked as a histology technician in Graham Hospitals laboratory for 23 years. She attended First Baptist church in Canton.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or Illinois Cancer Care. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Renè S. Edwards

Canton – Renè S. Edwards, 68, of Canton, passed away at 9:17 AM on Monday, December 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born on July 2, 1949 in Peoria, IL to Simpson and Marguerite (DuFour) Edwards. He married Michelle Wright on February 17, 1984 in Lewistown, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are seven children, Rhonda Yeley of Peoria, Christopher Edwards of Peoria, Yolanda Lomeli of TX, Jamel Edwards of Canton, Marguerite Edwards of Canton, Iris Edwards of NM, and Dominic Lomeli of Canton; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Andrè Edwards of Peoria; and two sisters, Francoise Reed of Peoria and Elisabeth (Walter) Jordan of Peoria.

Renè was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice D. Brown.

Renè retired working in the mail services for Caterpillar. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Canton and also Sam’s Club.

Memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Family for Funeral Expenses or https://www.gofundme.com/vxvm4-the-edwards-family. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Carolyn R. Ford

Carolyn R. Ford, 64 of rural Canton, passed away at 10:24am on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center – Canton.  She was born on May 20, 1953 in Macomb to Albert and Doris (Scanlan) Mayo.  She married Ben Ford on July 10, 1991 in Galesburg, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are four children, Steve Myers, Crystal (Mitch) Bland, Jennifer Twait and BJ Ford; 7 grandchildren Ali, Tori, Cadence, Lola, Charleigh, Lyza, & Benjamin; 2 sisters, Debbie (Jerry) Heaton & Linda Campbell; 1 brother Don (Jan) Mayo; and a beloved pug dog Ernie Banks Ford.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Carolyn was a Licensed Practical Nurse last working for Spoon River Home Health. She most loved being a grandma – taking care of others, being home with family and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Her wishes include being cremated and no services, to honor these wishes a private ceremony will be held by immediate family at Ford Lake. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made online to the family at: https://www.gofundme.com/carolyn-ford-memorial To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert Dale Terry

St. David – Robert Dale Terry, 76, of St. David, passed away at 6:53 PM on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Graham Hospital E.R. He was born on October 27, 1941 in Rushville to William Walter and Hester (Courtney) Terry. He married Nancy Malone on May 9, 1963 in Fulton County. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Tessi (Eddie) Davis of Conyers, GA, Kimberly (Donnie McKavitt) Terry of Farmington, Bobby Terry of St. David, and Terra (Ryan) Malott of Lewistown; three grandchildren, Austin Jacob (Beth) Davis, Taylor Grace Malott, and Brady Ryan Malott; one brother, Richard (Crystal) Terry of Canton; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and beloved pet, Sophie Marie. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James Eugene Terry, William Edward Terry, Walter Wayne Terry, and three sisters, Nola Mae, Barbara Ellen, and Norma Lee. He was well loved and will be so missed by his brother Dick.

Robert worked as a master mechanic, transmission specialist, and service manager for many years. He served the Fulton County area for many years and also worked at Topline Auto Parts. Robert enjoyed working with people, could fix anything, and loved to take his 64 Ford Fairlane to car shows.

Robert served in the United States Army from September 1959 – August 1965.

Celebration of life/memorial service/luncheon will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. David Optimist Club. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Buckheart Fire Department or St. David Optimist Club. To view Robert’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lyle L. Oldfield

Farmington– Lyle L. Oldfield, 63, of Farmington, passed away at his home at 11:45 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born on February 11, 1954 in Peoria, IL to Loren and Delma “Maxine” (Harman) Oldfield. He first married Debra Jenkins and later married Katherine Glaser Williams on July 11, 1977 at the Church of the Brethren. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Christina (Christopher) Jostes, BJ (Michelle) Oldfield both of Farmington; five grandchildren, Brenden, Hannah, and Paxton Jostes, Reese and Matthew Oldfield all of Farmington; two brothers, Wayne (Barbara) Oldfield and Verne (Carolyn) Oldfield both of Farmington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents.

Lyle was a logistics coordinator at Leander Construction Inc. in Canton, farmer, and an avid sports fan. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge, Peoria County Farm Bureau, and Bald Bluff Antique Tractor Association. He also loved his family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 1-2 PM. Tom Harless will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow the services at Trivoli Cemetery. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes. Memorials can be made to Odd Fellows Lodge or Bald Bluff Antique Tractor Association. To view Lyle’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Rebecca A. Urbanc-Littell

London Mills – Rebecca A. Urbanc-Littell, 60, of London Mills, passed away at 9:30 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Graham Hospital. She was born on April 7, 1957 in Canton to Daniel and Dorothy (Schuman) Urbanc. She married Thomas Littell in 2005 in Peoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving is her mother, Dorothy Urbanc of Farmington, one son, Mark (Meredith) Littell of Bartonville, and one sister, Danette Urbanc of Indianapolis, IN.

She was preceded in death by her father, and one brother, Roger Urbanc.

Rebecca worked as a Speech Pathologist and was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL.

Per Rebecca’s wishes there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or London Mills Rescue Squad. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Martha A. Davidson

Canton – Martha A. Davidson, 71, of Canton, passed away at 4:52 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Graham Hospital E.R. She was born on March 31, 1946 in Cuba to Thomas and Wilma (Irwin) Ault. She married Charles Davidson on August 16, 1985 in Camdenton, MO. He preceded her in death in 2012

Surviving are three children, Tom DeMott, Amy Montgomery (Mark) Lasswell, and Julie (Chad) Hinderliter; three step-children, Jim Davidson, Terry Davidson, and Mike (Angie) Davidson; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; special niece and nephew who she helped raise, Beth Elizabeth Haines and Mark Ault; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friend, Jim Sharpe, and beloved dog Milo.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jerry DeMott, one step-son, Charles “Squeak” Davidson; one grandson, Jonathon Randall; one brother, Robert Ault; and one sister, Carole Burton.

Martha was happy to be a housewife. She enjoyed painting with her sister, laughing, and being silly. Martha also cooked nothing short of an army.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Pastor Dennis Owens will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To make online condolences or to view Martha’s DVD you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Cody Michael Krulac

Canton – Cody Michael Krulac, 29, of Canton, passed away peacefully at 9:50 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. He was born on July 20, 1988 in Peoria to Mike and Janet (Wertman) Krulac.

Cody is survived by and dearly loved by his parents; brother, Zack; sister-in-law, Ashley; niece, Colette; nephew, Lincoln Cody; grandparents, John and Alma Lee Wertman; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and loyal friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fizzle and Doris Krulac.

Cody grew up in Canton, IL loving his trips to the family farm with his dad and Papa John. He remained a constant presence there until he graduated as valedictorian from Canton High School in 2007 and moved to Urbana-Champaign to attend the University of Illinois where he made lifelong friends at the 606. He graduated from U of I with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 2012 and took a position as a test engineer with Case New Holland out of Iowa. He was a member of First Christian Church in Canton, IL.

When diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009, Cody was determined not to be slowed down. He returned to the physical labor of the family farm in 2013 in order to be closer to family, but also to return to the career he loved. Back in Canton, Cody humbly enjoyed the last years of his life hanging out with the guys, surrounding himself with happiness, and charming everyone he knew with his orneriness and smile.

Cody’s endless love for his family and friends, his bravery in the face of a terminal illness, and his eternal optimism toward life will always remain with those who knew and loved him. Cody will now and forever be happy, young, and most importantly at peace.

Private services will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Pastor Nina Nestlerode will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Official Time Out in Canton, IL. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials can be made to Canton High School in care of Bank of Farmington for an Annual Scholarship in Cody’s name or OSF Illinois Neurological Institute. To view Cody’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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