Letha R. Seward

Canton – Letha R. Seward, 71, of Canton, passed away at 5:15 AM on Friday, April 7, 2017 at UnityPoint Health Methodist. She was born on January 25, 1946 in Windsor, MO to James Ward and Marjorie R. (Riecke) Bolton. She married Terry Lee Seward on January 9, 1970 in Farmington, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are two children, Troy Lee (Laura) Seward of Canton and Ward Shane (Mahra) Seward of Elgin; five grandchildren, Ami Seward of Canton, Quincy and Maggie Seward of Elgin, Michael Fraser and Matthew Rodriguez of Canton; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Isaac Goodnight of Canton; five brothers, Ed W. Davis of Canton, Joe H. Davis, Buddy G. Davis, Jack A. Davis all of Farmington, and Don E. Davis of Tellico Plains, TN; and one sister, Janice S. Kast of Green Ridge, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Bolton of Rock Springs, NY, and one sister, Shirley Peacock of Creve Coeur.

Letha graduated from Farmington High School in 1964. She worked for Viara Insurance and Lillie Insurance in Farmington for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She loved her children and grandchildren, and loved to read. Letha was a regular visitor at the library.

Services will be at a later date. Cremations rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dennis James “Bubba” Monn

Lewistown – Dennis James “Bubba” Monn, 61, of Lewistown, passed away at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born on December 10, 1955 in Canton, IL to James Monn and Ruth Hadsall.

Surviving is his mother; Ruth (Bill) Braden of Lewistown, Son; Dennis James Monn Jr. of New Orleans, Daughter; Heather Marie Monn of Willow Creek, California; four brothers; Earl (M.A.) Monn, Greg (Carla) Monn, Tim (Sue) Monn, Billy (Lori) Braden; one sister Lisa (Norman) Lemaster, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Ruby.

Preceding him in death is his father, James Monn.

Dennis just finished his 27th year as Public Works director for the city of Lewistown, where he supervised many projects including a 1.3-Million-Dollar renovation and modernization of the city’s Well Field. He loved Lewistown, his family and friends, and spending time playing dice, watching the Cubs and Bears, and mushrooming.

Graveside services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Waterford Cemetery in Lewistown, IL followed by a Celebration of Life at 12 PM noon at Dickson Mounds pavilion in Lewistown, IL. Cremations rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Lewistown Cemetery Associations. Oak Hill Cemetery. Oak Tree Fund at Prairie State Bank of Lewistown, to help further the beautification of Lewistown. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Clara M. Oldfield

Clara M. Oldfield, 96, of Farmington, passed away at 7:25 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Martin Health Care Center in Bloomington, Illinois. She was born on August 31, 1920 in Fulton County, IL; a daughter of Arthur and Lucy (Tindall) Malmgren. She married Clifton Oldfield on February 7, 1943 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1988

Also, preceding her in death are her parents, one infant son, David, one brother, Ralph Malmgren, and one sister, Edith Beaver.

Surviving are her children, Robert (Sue) Oldfield of Hanna City; Pat (Tom) Duley of Rantoul; 5 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Clara worked as a CNA for many years.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Her nephew Tom Harless will officiate. Burial will follow the service in Trivoli Cemetery. Memorial can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100 or to Whitney’s Walk. To leave online condolences please www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ray W. Gibbs

 Ray W. Gibbs, 96, of Trivoli, passed away at 1:45 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Heartland Health Care in Canton. He was born on October 4, 1920 in Salem, MO to Walter and Ruth (McNeil) Gibbs. He married Jean Alexander on July 19, 1952 in Peoria, IL; she preceded him in death on February 17, 2013.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and four older brothers, Paul, Carl, Clare, and his twin brother, Roy.

Surviving is his three children, Sheila Gibbs of Canton, Jim (Jennifer) Gibbs of Trivoli, and Walter Gibbs of Trivoli.

Ray was a lifelong farmer, and retired from Keystone in 1982 after 30 and a half years of service. He was an avid hunter, gardener, and just loved nature.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Rev. Jeremy Lafary will officiate. Burial will follow at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to Trivoli United Methodist Church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Judith L. “Judy” (Abernathy) Scott

Canton – Judith L. “Judy” (Abernathy) Scott, 65, of Canton, passed away at 2:15 AM on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Heartland Health Care in Canton. She was born on June 7, 1951 in Avon,IL to Rex and Treva (Swift) Abernathy.

Surviving is one son, Adam Scott of Prairie City, IL; three brothers, Jim Abernathy, Gary Abernathy, and David Wells; one sister, Jan Abernathy and her son Josh Abernathy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judy worked at King Seeley in Macomb for many years. She was a member of Prairieland Open Bible.

Per the family wishes there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, 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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William R. Awl

William R. Awl, 84, formerly of 10 Douglas Ct, Canton, IL, passed away at 9:41 PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was born on December 3, 1932 in Canton to Virgil and Mary S. (Zorger) Awl. He married Barbara J. Drow on August 5, 1951 in Canton, she preceded him in death on March 8, 2012.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Jonathan Awl.

Surviving is one adopted son, Julio Garcia-Laffitte, daughter-in-law Lisa Diskin, four adopted grandchildren, and three adopted great-grandchildren, all of Fredericksburg, VA.

William retired from working at Caterpillar. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton. For the past five years William was enjoying a fantastic and busy life with his adopted family and his dog Buddy, in Virginia.

Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL, where Military Honors will be conducted. Cremation rites have been accorded. A luncheon will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton, IL. To make online condolence you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Paul D. Day

Canton – Paul D. Day, 88, of Canton, passed away on Thursday morning, March 23, 2017 at his residence in Canton. He was born on July 29, 1928 in Washington, Pennsylvania, a son of Melvin and Helen (Hanna) Day. He married Joann Winship on October 3, 1948, she preceded him in death in 2011.

Surviving are three daughters Cinda (Marc) Rosenberger of Dunfermline, Connie (Rob) Brown of Canton, Crista (Doug) Robertson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Six Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents Melvin and Helen ( Hanna ) Day. His wife Joann. One brother and one sister.

Paul worked for Caterpillar for 32 years as an inspector. He also worked at Lakeland Park in Canton and was on the underwater demolition team as a frog man. Paul was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 30th 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 North Main Street, Canton, IL. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Cemetery in Canton. A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 30th 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made out to the Smithfield Gun Club. To view Paul’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Josephine Gray

Farmington – Josephine Gray, 100, of Farmington, passed away at 11:40 PM on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Graham Hospital. She was born on March 24, 1916 in Farmington, IL to Simone and Anna (Carpenter) Maccanelli. She married Harold Gray on October 26, 1944 in Decatur, IL, he preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Josephine was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmington, a past member of Women of the Moose, Red Hat Society, IL Art League, Sweet Adlines, and Farmington Senior Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Rev. Jon Dainty will officiate. Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100 or First Baptist Church in Farmington. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Larry Walter “Sgt. Rock” Urish

Farmington – Larry Walter “Sgt. Rock” Urish, 74, of Farmington, formerly of Glasford, passed away at 6:49 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. He was born on September 3, 1942 in Pekin to Harold and Mildred (Lohemeyer) Urish. He married Alice Barkley on June 3, 1992 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Glasford, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are three step-sons, Mike (Tammy) Chatten of Farmington, Tim (Tammy) Chatten of Yates City, IL, and Scott (Dee Dee) Chatten of Morris, IL; eight grandchildren, Tristan Goodlow, Cole, Tad, Alyssa, and Clay Chatten, Tacey Howerter, Katie and Tarissa Chatten; five great-grandchildren, Jackson and Ricky Chatten, Josiah Goodlow, Brynnleigh Chatten, and Hadlee Howerter; and one brother, Bill Urish of Glasford.

Larry retired from Witco in Mapleton, IL on September 1, 1998. He was of Lutheran faith. Larry was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge and Bartonville American Legion. He was the founder of Biddy-Ball and a coach in Glasford for 25 years, an avid cardinals fan, and loved to golf and fish.

Larry served as a Sargent in the Army from 1966-1968.

Services will be held at 12 PM noon on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be from 10-12 PM. Pastor Harlan Kaden will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to the family who will determine on where they go. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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William D. Voice

Farmington – William D. Voice, 79, of Farmington, passed away at 3:47 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1937 in Washington, IL to William H. and Janette (Morris) Voice Jr. He married Bonnie Morse on July 20, 1963 in Washington, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Scott (Gina) Voice of Farmington, Jeffrey Voice of Fairview, and Ryan Voice of Canton; six grandchildren, Nichol, Stephanie, Jazmin, Terin, Rylynn, and Jordan; three great-grandchildren, Paisley, Cooper, and Beau; and one sister, Judith (Willis) Meeks of Washington.

William worked as a service parts writer at Caterpillar’s Peoria downtown headquarters for 38 and a half years. He was of the Methodist Faith. William was a member of Boy Scouts of America and a past member of Farmington Moose.

Services will be at 7 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 5-7 PM. Cremations rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue Squad 1100, American Red Cross, or Ingersoll Scout Reservation. To view William’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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